February 2nd, 2010
Or, maybe we should call it Talk Internet now? Talk radio still sounds better. Anyway…
Dan Benjamin, who like me has always been a very big fan of talk radio, has launched a new network for audio podcasts called 5 by 5 Studios. I’ve listened to the first few episodes of each of his shows and so far so good. If you’re a fan of talk radio give Dan’s new network a listen.
Something for everyone.
December 1st, 2009
Terry Gross, by far my favorite radio personality to whom I listen religiously, was interviewed in 1998 on Mothers Who Think for Salon Magazine by Lori Leibovich.
I love these few bits. First, a little about Terry’s reputation.
“Marcus isn’t the only journalist to swoon over Gross — other colleagues speak of her with reverence, as do her listeners, many of whom say “Fresh Air” is their favorite part of the day or the only thing that gets them through a long commute. And her guests declare her unrivaled among interviewers. An icon of the intellectual elite, Gross elicits great new information from overinterviewed celebrities and public figures. She’s a sympathetic, intelligent listener who can also push hard when necessary.”
And this bit, which is the reason I enjoy the show so much.
“… Gross does not see herself or her show as being about “gotcha” moments and scoops, but about the arts and the mind.”
I love that the entire interview is available on the Web, ad free.
As a reminder, here is what I said about Terry Gross in January of this year.
“Terry Gross, the host of Fresh Air, is an unassuming, casual interviewer that consistently conducts interviews that hold your attention for the entire length of the program. Sheâ€™s intelligent, in touch with what the audience wants to know, and obviously tirelessly prepares for each episode.”
/via Liz Danzico.
January 26th, 2009
I’m not sure how I managed to forget Fresh Air, my favorite audio podcast over the last few years, in my Best of 2008 list – but I’m mentioning it now – and I will be sure to add it to my Best of 2009 list.
Terry Gross, the host of Fresh Air, is an unassuming, casual interviewer that consistently conducts interviews that hold your attention for the entire length of the program. She’s intelligent, in touch with what the audience wants to know, and obviously tirelessly prepares for each episode.
Being a radio program – it is well produced with high-marks for living by its own rules even though it is consumable as a podcast. If you like talk radio and enjoy interviews of incredibly interesting people – Fresh Air is for you.
Source: NPR’s Fresh Air from WHYY with Terry Gross.
Be sure to check out other suggestions I’ve made.