"Serial" and the Podcast Explosion
Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Since its October debut, "Serial" has taken the podcasting world by storm. A spinoff of the public radio show "This American Life," "Serial" is now the world's most popular podcast, with more than 5 million downloads and 1.5 million listeners per episode, according to iTunes. While this fame is partially due to the show's intriguing tale of a real-life murder case from 1999, it also speaks volumes about the public's growing interest in podcasts.
David Carr of The New York Times and Lack Professor of Media Studies at Boston University will moderate a discussion with Sarah Koenig, host and producer of "Serial," Alex Blumberg, creator of the podcast "StartUp," former producer of "This American Life," and founder of NPR's "Planet Money," Benjamen Walker, host of the podcast "Theory of Everything" and one of the founding members of Radiotopia, and Alix Spiegel, a founding producer of "This American Life" and co-host of the New NPR series "Invisibilia," about the creative explosion currently taking place in podcasting, and what it all means for the industry.
Sponsored by Journalism + Design, a new interdisciplinary undergraduate program at The New School merging design thinking with time-tested journalistic principles and practice.
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