Podcasts for Journalists

A crowdsourced list of podcasts about journalism or of interest to journalists

Table of Contents

I asked a simple question on Twitter:

I was innundated with replies. It occured to me that a compilation of these recommendations would be useful for students and journalists in general. So here it is…

(Very much a work in progress as of 1.30pm on Friday 14th February)

Podcasts about journalism, media and publishing

‎The Bellingcat Podcast on Apple Podcasts
The inside story of an unsolved mass murder. 298 innocent people were killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Eastern Ukraine. Five years on, investigative journalism collective Bellingcat reveal the truth. --- For more information on MH17 and our other investigations please vis…
‎Journalism.co.uk podcast on Apple Podcasts
The Journalism.co.uk editorial team brings you a weekly look at some of the latest innovations in digital journalism, and speaks to industry experts on how newsrooms are approaching key challenges and opportunities in the industry.
About - Media Voices Podcast
Media Voices is a weekly look at all the news and views from across the media world, featuring leading figures …
Freelancing for Journalists
In this podcast experienced freelances Lily Canter and Emma Wilkinson will guide you through everything you need to know about working for yourself. From where to get work to how to get paid and everything in between. Every episode features two guests who have made freelancing a success. From film…
Longform Podcast
A weekly conversation with a non-fiction writer on how they tell stories.
‎Tricky: Justice for Jamal Khashoggi on Apple Podcasts
Journalist Mehdi Hasan joins Heather and Emily to discuss the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and explore what its coverage says about the American media’s evolving relationship with the Saudi Arabian government. Plus, Heather and Emily bring back the unboxing to reveal two new recurring…
It’s All Journalism – The broccoli of media-focused podcasts.
The broccoli of media-focused podcasts.
‎The Turnaround with Jesse Thorn on Apple Podcasts
The Turnaround is a new series about our greatest living interviewers, hosted by Jesse Thorn and produced by Maximum Fun and The Columbia Journalism Review. Featuring conversations with prominent interviewers about their careers and their craft, the show is a perfect resource for a new generation of…
BBC Radio 4 - The Media Show
The programme about a revolution in media, with Amol Rajan, the BBC’s media editor
Home - The Media Insider
Each episode journalist-turned-PR Helen Croydon interviews an editor or producer on what and how the commission stories and how to pitch to them.
On the Media: Listen | WNYC Studios | Podcasts
WNYC’s weekly investigation into how the media shapes our worldview.
‎The Kicker on Apple Podcasts
Columbia Journalism Review’s mission is to encourage excellence in journalism in the service of a free society.
Media Masters podcast - the inside view on what’s happening in the media
The Media Masters podcast, hosted by Paul Blanchard, is a series of extended one-to-one interviews with people at the very top of the media game.
The Tip Off on acast
Welcome to The Tip Off- the podcast where we take you behind the scenes of some of the best investigative journalism from recent years. Each episode we’ll be digging into an investigative scoop- hearing from the journalists behind the work as they tell us about the leads, the dead-ends and of course…
We are Interhacktives – student journalists on City University’s Interactive Journalism MA. Expect discussion of social media, data journalism, and the changing face of technology in journalism.
‎The Digiday Podcast on Apple Podcasts
The Digiday Podcast is a weekly show where we discuss the big stories and issues that matter to brands, agencies and publishers as they transition to the digital age.
The Backstory - A Media Freedom Podcast - WAN-IFRA
A website of WAN-IFRA, World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers.
Foreign Correspondence
Foreign Correspondence is a podcast with hour-long interviews with journalists around the world hosted by Jake Spring....
Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter Podcast | Free Listening on Podbean App
Reliable Sources examines how journalists do their jobs and how the media affect the stories they cover in this weekly CNN program. Full video episodes availabl
The Media Law Podcast – Podcast
Tom Bennett (City University), Paul Wragg (School of Law, University of Leeds) and guests discuss topical issues from the world of Media Law.
Fourth Estate
Every week, we discuss how the media has covered the news and analyse issues affecting the industry - with some of the biggest names in journalism in Australia and around the world. Broadcast live on Sydney’s 2SER 107.3FM, with the financial assistance of the Community Broadcasting Foundation.
The View from Somewhere
<p>Lewis Wallace is a transgender writer, editor, radio journalist and rabble-rouser. This is his website about his work. </p>

Specific Stories

‎The Catch and Kill Podcast with Ronan Farrow on Apple Podcasts
For the past two years, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Ronan Farrow has been following a trail of clues from his investigation of Harvey Weinstein to other blockbuster stories about the systems that protect powerful men accused of terrible crimes in Hollywood, Washington, and beyond. But he didn’…
‎BROKEN: Jeffrey Epstein on Apple Podcasts
Jeffrey Epstein described himself as “radioactive”, and then he died in prison. But right before that, he was a friend and confidant of many of America’s most powerful politicians, billionaires, and entertainers, some of whom apparently shared a common interest: trafficking underaged girls. In “BROK…
‎Chasing Cosby on Apple Podcasts
For nearly half a century, Bill Cosby brought warmth and laughter into hearts across the country, cementing his image as “America’s Dad.” But he also led a dark, secret life preying on women. The comedian carefully coaxed each one into feeling safe and cared for, then left them to pick up the pieces…
S-Town Podcast
A new podcast from Serial and This American Life. Hosted by Brian Reed.
A hard drive, a room full of reporters -- and the biggest parliamentary scandal in a generation. How MPs’ expenses came to light.

Journalism Adjacent

Always Take Notes
Always Take Notes is a fortnightly podcast from London for and about writers and writing. Hosts Simon Akam and Rachel Lloyd speak to a diverse range of people in the industry on a variety of topics, f
‎Two Writers Slinging Yang on Apple Podcasts
Jeff Pearlman’s weekly in-depth, no-holds-barred conversation with a writer on writing. Available here and on iTunes
Citations Needed
Citations Needed is a podcast about the intersection of media, PR, and power, hosted by Nima Shirazi and Adam Johnson.
Write About Now
<p>How to Make a Living Writing</p>
The Tortoise Podcast
Listen to The Tortoise Podcast on Spotify. Starting Monday February 10th, Tortoise steps back from its usual weekly podcasts with a four-part investigation into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. Daphne investigated corruption involving the most powerful businessmen and politicians in Malt…
This is how the news should sound. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, hosted by Michael Barbaro and powered by New York Times journalism. Contact us: <a href>thedaily@nytimes.com</a>.
The Irish Passport
Podcast: your passport to Irish culture, history and politics.
On Spec – Medium
Untold stories that bring you closer to the globe.
Third Coast International Audio Festival
Sound-rich audio stories from around the world, galore!
‎Planet Money on Apple Podcasts
The economy explained. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, “Meet me at the bar and tell me what’s going on with the economy.” Now imagine that’s actually a fun evening.
The Take
Making sense of the world, one story at a time. Host Malika Bilal and journalists from Al Jazeera’s international bureaus share their take on the news. &#x3C;br/&#x3E; &#x3C;span class=&#x22;podcast-show--twitterShow&#x22;&#x3E;Follow the show on Twitter at &#x3C;a href=&#x22;https://twitter.com/AJTheTake&#x22…
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