Podcasts for PR Peeps

It’s no secret that podcasting, once left for dead, has a new lease on life now that our mobile devices serve as the primary vehicles through which we acquire news and information. One NYU student writer recently extolled the podcast as “the future of journalism.”

The buzzworthy “Missing Richard Simmons,” Buzzfeed’s “Another Round,” and the #1-rated “S-Town” podcasts surely make for good listening, but for media and tech-obsessed PR pros looking to broaden their horizons, a spate of offerings has emerged. Here are a few worth taking for a stream:

CNN “Reliable Sources” with Brian Stelter

NPR’s media correspondent David Folkenflik

The Riff” with David Tisch and Andy Weissman

Tech Investors Dave Tisch and Andy Weissman






Newsfeed with @BuzzfeedBen

Buzzfeed’s EIC Ben Smith

NPR’s “On the Media” Podcast

Co-hosts Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield







For Immediate Release with Shel Holtz






PR Week Review Podcast






MediaShift Podcast




Suffice to say, there are podcasts that will sate just about any interest.  A recent New York Times piece captured a few noteworthy ones, along with the new-found or revived celebrity status of their hosts. Or you might even join The Times’s new “Podcast Club.”  Happy listening.