Go check out the new Western Sound website. Featuring a cameo from the one and only Al Letson.
Amazing! People really love this show. Have you listened?
This is such a wonderful, creative show. Good to see people responding to it. PS: Nice company!
We worked so hard on this show. I’m really happy to see it being successful. PS: Hi, Dirty John!
So great to see Young Charlie reach the top spot. Happy Halloween, everyone! PS: Hi, Dirty John!
Audio–from Serial and Startup to Radiotopia and Reveal–is having a moment. There’s no doubt about that. Over the last two years, documentary audio (and all spoken word) has finally been dragged into the 21st century. First, broadband collapsed the weight of downloading big audio files. Then, LTE connectivity (not to mention more rational data pricing)
The show I’m creating with the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX has been honored with a 2014 Peabody Award, the highest award in broadcasting. We won for a story in our first pilot that showed how the US Veteran Affairs Health Administration is overprescribing opioid painkillers to vets – a 270% increase over the
John Gruber at Daring Fireball posted a great read about Steve Jobs’ first days back at Apple in the late 90s – when he was charged with saving the company he created. Big block quote on this excerpt from WWDC97: One of the things I’ve always found is that you’ve got to start with the
Despite the federal shutdown, the US House Committee on Veteran Affairs is holding a hearing tomorrow on the over-prescription of addictive painkillers to vets. This comes directly from our lead story on Reveal. Link: http://veterans.house.gov/hearing/between-peril-and-promise-facing-the-dangers-of-va’s-skyrocketing-use-of-prescription Click here for more about Reveal.
Great press continues to roll in for Reveal, including write-ups in USA Today and Columbia Journalism Review. We’ve also added over 100 stations for the pilot, including now 9 of the top 10 markets. New Yorkers, be sure to tune in on WNYC this weekend: Sat @ 6am (93.9 FM), Sat @ 2pm (820AM), Sun @