As podcasting technology has matured, so too have numerous widely varied podcasting genres. This session gathers podcast producers who work in diverse show formats, from one-on-one interviews to roundtable discussions to reported features. We’ll share insights into the different production requirements and audience expectations among various podcast genres, and we’ll offer guidance to journalists seeking to reach new audiences, connect with valuable sources and strengthen their relationships with followers.
Moderator: Jason DeRose
Panelists: Matt Baume, Alonso Duralde, Bryan Lowder, Anjuli Sastry, Dave White
JASON DeROSE is western bureau chief and senior editor for NPR News. He oversees news coverage from reporters and freelancers in the 13 Western states, where nearly one-third of NPR’s listeners live. These pieces air nationally on “Morning Edition,” “All Things Considered” and ‘Weekend Edition.” Before his current position, DeRose was a business and economics editor at NPR News, and earlier edited the midday news magazine “Day to Day.” Prior to joining NPR, he was an editor, host, reporter and producer at member stations in Chicago, Seattle, Minneapolis and Tampa. He has taught journalism ethics, radio reporting, documentary production, multimedia storytelling and religion reporting at DePaul University in Chicago and at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. DeRose graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, with majors in religion and English. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Chicago Divinity School and studied at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
MATT BAUME is a writer, podcaster and video-maker based in Seattle whose work focuses on LGBTQ culture, geeks and anything that is strange and wonderful. He’s the host of the podcasts “The Sewers of Paris” and “Queens of Adventure,” and YouTube shows “Culture Cruise” and “Weekly Debrief.” His reporting has appeared in Rolling Stone, Vice Magazine, INTO, Slate, The Advocate, The Stranger and on NPR.
ALONSO DURALDE is the film reviews editor at TheWrap and co-host of the “Linoleum Knife” and ‘Who Shot Ya?” podcasts. He also appears on “What the Flick?” on the TYT Network and has hosted segments on FilmStruck. He is the author of two books: “Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas” and “101 Must-See Movies for Gay Men.”
BRYAN LOWDER is an associate editor at Slate, where he edits the magazine’s award-winning LGBTQ section, Outward, as well as human interest coverage. He also co-hosts the Outward podcast. His forthcoming book, The Point of Pride, an examination and defense of queer values, will be published by FSG.
ANJULI SASTRY co-produces NPR’s podcast and radio show “It’s Been A Minute” with Sam Sanders. The radio show airs on stations nationwide, while the podcast airs biweekly; the show is a wrap of the news and culture of the week. Previously, Sastry was a producer for NPR’s flagship evening newsmagazine, “All Things Considered,” working predominantly with Kelly McEvers at NPR West in Culver City, CA. She is committed to promoting diversity at NPR and co-founded a women of color mentorship program at the network. Sastry is a proud Indian-American born and raised in the Bay Area, and is an alumna of the University of California, Berkeley, and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Sastry is currently based in Los Angeles and volunteers for the UC Berkeley alumni board in the city in her spare time.
DAVE WHITE is the co-host of the “Linoleum Knife” podcast, a film critic for TheWrap.com and the author of Exile in Guyville. His work has appeared in The Advocate, Slate, LA Weekly and Movies.com.