Dave Winer’s Bi-Weekly Favorites: The Daily by The New York Times

When we asked conference participants to send us their favorite episodes, Dave Winer sent us his master list from Podcatch, which compiles everything he’s listening to right now. First up on the list is the new podcast “The Daily” from The New York Times, hosted by veteran reporter Michael Barbaro. Releasing twenty minute episodes by 6am (daily), this podcast doesn’t quite conform to either typical podcasts or radio. It’s seeking a more intimate form of reporting, moving away from sensationalized headlines and towards transparency and conversation. Below is the most recent episode about a NYT reporter’s yearlong investigation into controversial police tactics.

You can listen to more episodes here.


“The Accidental Gay Parents” -Hillary Frank’s Favorite Episode

Hillary Frank of The Longest Shortest Time podcast sent us her favorite episode, “The Accidental Gay Parents.” It tells the love story of John and Trystan, two twenty somethings who inadvertently became the parents of John’s niece and nephew after receiving a call from a social worker saying they would be going into foster care otherwise. You can follow John and Trystan’s story of adoption with their followup episodes.

Hillary will be speaking on Saturday, April 15th from 10-11:45 about how “Podcasts Can Change the World (At Least A Little).”