Podcasts http://nhpr.org en Jesse Thorn's Podcast Picks http://nhpr.org/post/jesse-thorns-podcast-picks <p>With so many choices, exploring the wild frontier of podcasts can be overwhelming. Don't fret, we have a great starter package for you. &nbsp;We asked <a href="http://www.maximumfun.org/jessethorn">Jesse Thorn</a>, host of NPR's <a href="http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/bullseye">Bullseye</a> and founder of <a href="http://www.maximumfun.org/">Maximum Fun</a>, to share five of his favorite podcasts with us. He delivered six. Full disclosure, Jesse admits a slight bias in selecting some podcasts from his podcast network, Maximum Fun, but made it exceedingly clear that he is not directly involved in their production. We present Jesse Thorn's podcast picks, in no particular order, of course.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:42:38 +0000 Maureen McMurray 42632 at http://nhpr.org Jesse Thorn's Podcast Picks The Best Podcasts of 2012 http://nhpr.org/post/best-podcasts-2012 <p>Just a few years ago, the podcast was a way to hear radio on your own schedule, or a mouthpiece for amateur creative types. Not so today, when as many as 40% of Americans listen to audio on digital devices. Given the tens of thousands of podcasts available to get you through long car rides or gym visits, we wanted to find some of the best.</p><p><strong> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 18:32:18 +0000 Virginia Prescott 18701 at http://nhpr.org The Best Podcasts of 2012 The Queens of Comedy Podcasts http://nhpr.org/post/queens-comedy-podcasts <p>2012 has been a fantastic year for funny ladies on television. Comedians Chelsea Handler, Whitney Cummings, Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler and Joan Rivers all star in their own shows. A number of lesser known laugh-out-loud women are reaching new audiences with self-produced podcasts, and networks are paying attention.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.jeanrailla.com/"><strong>Jean Railla</strong></a>, a writer and cultural observer based in New York City tells us more.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 18:38:36 +0000 Virginia Prescott 18254 at http://nhpr.org The Queens of Comedy Podcasts Kickstarting Public Radio http://nhpr.org/post/kickstarting-public-radio <p>We talk to Roman Mars about his Kickstarter campaign and blurring the line between online crowd-funding and public fund-raising.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 14:41:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 9313 at http://nhpr.org Kickstarting Public Radio