The Podcasting Juggernaut Has (Finally) Arrived - Vox’s new podcast, Today Explained

The Podcasting Juggernaut Has (Finally) Arrived - Vox’s new podcast, Today Explained

I used to think that podcasts were a nimble, cheap, democratic alternative to radio. And maybe, once upon a time, they were. But those days are over. Podcasting has become industrialized, in quite an exciting way. It’s shaping the future of audio-only storytelling, the future of radio — and, possibly, even the future of narrative nonfiction more broadly.

Vox’s new podcast, Today Explained — a daily news podcast which has had ultrahigh production values from inception. Vox knew full well that putting together a polished, fresh news show every day is terrifyingly difficult and expensive. But it tried anyway and created, right off the bat, something funny, accessible, smart, and quirky, brimming with the sort of brio that used to be found only at the very highest echelons of public radio’s slippery pole.

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