Actuality was a podcast that was a collaboration between Quartz and APM’s Marketplace. After creating 27 episodes, Actuality has officially ended. It lasted for two seasons.
Actuality was a podcast that explored the inner workings of the new global economy. It strived to find “the interesting in the important and the important in the interesting”, and to define the issues shaping our daily experience. Actuality was hosted by Sabri Ben-Achour and Tim Fernholz, and new episodes were released every other Thursday.
On September 20, 2016, the Actuality website posted an informative note about the end of the podcast. It was posted by Deborah Clark, who is the vice president and executive producer of the Marketplace Portfolio.
Actuality got our newsrooms working together, allowing us to explore how we would translate our sensibilities to a new format and structure a whole new editorial product. Actuality had many dedicated listeners to whom we’re extremely grateful, but interest wasn’t quite broad enough to keep working on it. We’d rather hit pause now and move on to other experiments.
There are other Marketplace podcasts that you can listen to, including Politics Inside Out, The Uncertain Hour, and Codebreaker (which is a collaboration by Marketplace and Tech Insider).
Historically Black is a new podcast that is a collaboration between APM Reports and The Washington Post. It focuses on objects from the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture and brings the stories connected to them to life through interviews, archival sound, and music. Hosts include Keegan-Michael Key, Roxane Gay, Issa Rae, Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton.