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.
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).”
We asked each of the participants in the conference to send us some of their favorite podcasts to share with you. We’ll begin with Christopher Lydon of Open Source, a podcast on “art, ideas, and politics.” Lydon created the first podcast in 2003 with fellow conference participant Dave Winer, and because nothing on the internet goes away, Lydon’s earliest podcasts can be found here.
When asked to choose his favorite, he told us that he couldn’t, sent three, and asked that we choose one. We couldn’t choose either, so instead we’re going to share all of them.
Christopher Lydon and Dave Winer will be opening the conference on Friday, April 14th with a Keynote Discussion from 5-7pm.