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Podcast Power!

Melissa Gerr

There are about 700,000 active podcasts available to anyone with a computer or a smartphone, in more than 100 languages. And people are listening! ... at the rate of 62 million people per week, in the US alone. What makes a good podcast? And what do podcasts provide that is different from broadcast media? We pose those questions to WYPR original podcasters Taya Graham and Cianna Greaves, two creators of Truth and Reconciliation, and Aaron Henkin, creator of Out of the Blocks.

Aaron Henkin will interview Sarah Koenig, host and co-producer of Serial on Friday, May 17 at 8 pm at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. For more information, visit this link.

To listen to WYPR's Truth and Reconciliation, visit this link, and for Out of the Blocks, visit this link.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a Senior Producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'