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Actuality Podcast has Ended



actuality-podcast-logoActuality 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.


Off On A Tangent – PCN Show 026



PCN iTunes artworkShawn and Jen got into a lively discussion about podcasting that ended up going off on a tangent. They tried to rein things back in after that.

The tangent was actually related to podcasting, so it could have been worse.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Data confirm that podcasting in the US is a white male thing
By Josh Morgan on Quartz

* The End of the Dark Ages of Podcasting
By Stephen Lacey on New Republic

* We’re Not In The Podcasting Renaissance. We’re In The Age of Discovery
By Stephen Lacey on The Timbre

* How We Got Em Rusciano’s Podcast to the Top of the iTunes Charts and How You Can Do It Too
By Omny Studio on Omny Studio Blog

* 8 Podcasts Prove That Women Dominated The Podcast Game in 2015
By Courtney Lindley on Bustle

* Making Story-Driven Podcasts on a Budget
By Wooden Overcoats on Medium