There have been a lot of political podcasts created specifically to focus on this long, strange, trip of an election cycle that we are all going through. It is understandable that people would have a lot to say about this particular election. The Run-Up is a new political podcast that covers the last portion of the 2016 campaign as the candidates run up to the general election.
The Run-Up is a new political podcast from The New York Times. It is hosted by Michael Barbaro, a reporter for The New York Times who has been covering the 2016 campaign. The Run-Up is a twice-weekly election podcast that releases new episodes on Tuesdays and Fridays.
There are currently four episodes available to listen to, with more to come. This podcast is going to cover the last three months of the 2016 election. (The name of the podcast refers to the timespan between now and the general election). The Run-Up is the The New York Times’ first podcast that has launched since it hired Lisa Tobin as its first executive producer for audio.
The Run-Up will explore the major themes and issues of the 2016 election. It will, of course, discuss the latest news. It will also provide analysis and dispatches from The New York Times politics reporters, Opinion columnists and contributors, New York Times Magazine writers and The Upshot analysts. In addition, the podcast will feature interviews with some of the election’s key players.
Interestingly, The Run-Up is intended to be more than just a podcast from The New York Times. In a press release, Senior Editor for politics Carolyn Ryan said that The Run-Up will play a pivotal role in how The New York Times covers the election over the next three months.