“Podcasts are the perfect tool for reaching people who are not on the internet, and in many cases, people who can’t be reached on the Internet.”—Kris Gilderbrand, author of The Podcast Revolution: How Podcasts Are Making Our Times and More article The new “Presents” section on the site’s home page features new episodes of the popular podcast “The New York Times Podcast,” which, as the title suggests, is not about the New York media, but rather about the newspaper itself.
The new feature is also one of several new ones on the platform, including a new section dedicated to the New England Patriots and the Washington Redskins.
(The New England Podcast, which was previously hosted by sports podcast hosts Joe Rogan and Rich Eisen, has since relocated to SiriusXM, where the network has its own “Pants on Fire” podcast.)
A podcast about the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, which runs until January, is a separate section that shows a new episode each week.
This week’s episode is the first to feature the White’s press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, discussing a new administration initiative, “White House Media Strategy.”
The show also includes new episodes about “Inside the White Houses,” a new show about the history of the US, “The People’s Climate March,” a political podcast about Hillary Clinton, and “The White House Diary.”
And in the next few weeks, the new show will debut on the show’s own channel, The People’s Choice Awards.
These new shows are a way for NPR and the Newseum to introduce the podcasts to a broader audience, and it’s likely they will help the platform gain traction.
“The podcast is a way to connect with people,” says Andrew W. Kliman, a podcast creator who worked on the shows “Tucker Carlson Tonight” and “Tune in Tuesdays.”
“The idea that it’s a show about media is so central to the way that we communicate, that if we’re talking about media in a more open way, and not just about the people that we’re covering, then we can also connect with them and understand their views and understand how they think.”
In addition to a new podcast, NPR will soon be launching a new, more extensive podcast site, which will cover more topics, including climate change, politics, and the media.
The site will also feature new podcasts on topics such as “the opioid epidemic,” “how Trump’s immigration policy affected the US economy,” and “how the news media can fix itself.”
“I’m not trying to take over the podcasting world,” Klimant says, “but the fact is that there are so many people who need to have this information.”
This story was produced by The Current’s Laura Segall and edited by Sarah Schulman.
The Current is NPR’s flagship news program, produced in partnership with CBS News.