Current Seeks New Host of The Pub Podcast

Current is the nonprofit news service for and about public media in the United States. Current publishes online daily and in print. They produced 16 issues in 2016. Current is seeking a new host of The Pub podcast.

Current was founded in 1980 by the National Association of Educational Broadcasters (the historic forerunner and parent of both PBS and NPR. NAEB lasted only two years longer, and a publishing committee of public stations put up funds to resume publication under the aegis of WNET.

The Pub podcast is Current’s weekly podcast of interviews with public media’s most important and interesting thinkers and doers, plus commentary from host Adam Ragusea. You can subscribe to The Pub via Libsyn, or iTunes.

Current is seeking a new host and producer of The Pub. This is a part-time, contract position. They are looking to continue producing biweekly episodes of at least 20 minutes in length. The host/producer will be paid per episode.

Current seeks a bold, dynamic talent to be the new voice and shaper of this biweekly podcast as our longtime host steps down. The Pub is a great platform for meaningful exploration of the past, present, and future of public media, and an excellent opportunity to connect with people – from millennials to senior executives – throughout the system.

Those interested in this position should read the ad on Current for full details. There are specific things you need to send them by August 15, 2017.

Pirates, Wrestlers, and Runners – PCN 036

PCN iTunes artworkIn this episode, Shawn and Jen talk about pirates that steal other people’s audio content. We review some options about what you can do if your content is stolen, and point out a site that tends to end up with a lot of stolen content.

We also talk about why it is a good idea to listen to a podcast while you are running. And we finish the show with a nice story about a podcaster who participated in the Rio Olympics.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Takedown or Shakedown Notices: What You Need To Know About DMCA and Podcasts
By Attorney Barry Kantz on PowerPress Podcast

* When Will Youtube Deal With Its Audiobook and Podcast Piracy Problem?
By Ryan Holiday on Observer

* Tracking metrics expected to improve as podcasts grow
By April Simpson on Current

* Running is the perfect time for podcasts
By Carolee Belkin Walker on TribLive

* Love of wrestling leads Jason Bryant from Poquoson to public-address announcer at Rio Olympics
By Marty O’Brien on Daily Press

In the Biz – PCN Show 031

PCN iTunes artworkIn this episode, Shawn and Jen dig into some of the business related aspects of podcasting.

They discuss that New York Times article (and a response to it), take a look at stats, and inadvertently show just how much influence iTunes really has.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Podcasts Surge, but Producers Fear Apple Isn’t Listening
By John Herrman on New York Times

* Apple’s actual role in podcasting: be careful what you wish for
By Marco Arment on

* Where Are Your Podcast Listeners Tuning In? Blubrry Has Some Surprising Stats
By Blubrry Team on PowerPress Podcast

* Is the Name ‘Podcasting’ Hurting the Medium’s Growth?
By Seth Resler on Jacobs Media Strategies

* Why it’s bad that New York is sucking up the podcasting industry
By Adam Ragusea on Current

End of the Year Podcasting Wrap Up – PCN Show 025

PCN iTunes artworkShawn and Jen are back and bringing you an end of the year wrap up for podcasting.

We highlight “Best Of” lists, take a look at how podcasting has changed, and consider what is coming for podcasting in 2016.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* The Ten Most Popular Podcasts of 2015
By Lisa Eadicicco at TIME

* The Best Podcast Episodes of 2015
By Laura Jane Standley, Devon Taylor and Eric MacQuade at The Atlantic

* The 10 best new podcasts of 2015 (that aren’t Serial!)
By Melissa Locker at The Guardian

* How Podcasts Have Changed in Ten Years: By the Numbers
By Josh Morgan at Medium

* Could Facebook be the next big platform for podcasts?
By Laura Hazard Owen at Current