11 of Rolling Stone’s 20 Best Comedy Podcasts Are on the Midroll Roster

Rolling Stone writer Matthew Love just compiled his list of The 20 Best Comedy Podcasts Right Now, and we’re proud to say that 11 of them are on the Midroll roster. Big congrats go to WTF, which earned the #1 spot, and Comedy Bang! Bang!, which comes in at #2. Of course, we know these are great shows, but it sure is nice to hear it from Rolling Stone, too. Here’s all of our shows…

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Alex Blumberg Proposes a New Model for Sustaining Podcast Journalism

“To be successful in journalism you have to have some entrepreneurial instincts.” That’s what public radio producer Alex Blumberg tells Jeff Ullrich in episode #57 of The Wolf Den podcast. Alex is a long-standing producer for This American Life and the co-founder of the NPR podcast and radio program Planet Money. He and his co-producer Adam Davidson applied those entrepreneurial instincts at Planet Money when they launched a wildly successful Kickstarter to make a t-shirt…

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Slate Debuts The Gist with Mike Pesca – It’s Good News for Podcasting

On Monday Slate Magazine debuted its newest podcast, The Gist with Mike Pesca. The host left his high-profile position as NPR sports correspondent earlier this year to join Slate. Next week the company will premiere its second new podcast, Money, hosted by former Reuters financial blogger Felix Salmon. Slate’s investment in podcasting is good news for the medium. In particular it’s exciting to see Slate attract strong talent like Pesca and Salmon to host these…

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BBC Podcast Documentary Highlights the Value of Ads and Host Reads

The BBC recently aired a two part radio documentary called “Podcasting – the First Ten Years.” Produced by UK podcasters Helen Zaltzman & Olly Mann, co-hosts of Answer Me This!, the program looks at the medium’s birth and growth, profiling prominent producers from both sides of the pond. In part two Zaltzman and Mann get into the close relationship between fans and host, and the important aspect of podcasters making a fair living creating their…

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