This March, the Quick and Dirty Tips team is participating in a campaign to encourage listeners to recommend podcasts to their friends.
This March, podcasters are coming together to suggest their listeners "#trypod" or try a podcast. In this widespread campaign to reach new audiences and share great content, QDT hosts will be recommending some of their favorite podcasts and encouraging listeners to do the same by reaching out to a friend, relative, or coworker with suggestions of programs they might enjoy.
One in five Americans listens to podcasts, according to a survey conducted by Edison Research. Nonetheless, many people still don't know how or where to listen. If you're a podcast listener, why not share your favorites with a new listener, while also showing them how to listen?
All through this month, you'll hear our hosts recommending some of their favorite podcasts and encouraging you to do the same. In the meantime, here's a list of the QDT team's favorite podcasts to get you started! We encourage you to share your favorite shows with friends and family—either in person or online, by using the hashtag #trypod.
"It's a fascinating look not at the news of the past week, but how that news was covered. It's a super-interesting way to learn more about media and media ethics, whether you trust news organizations or not."
-Bruce Lubin & Jennifer Boudinot, hosts of Who Knew?
"The first is such a welcome antidote to all the unhealthy and unhelpful messages that we get about food and our bodies. And the Stoop is a little like The Moth but it's produced in my hometown of Baltimore so there's often a fun local twist to the stories (or the storytellers are people I know)."
-Monica Reinagel, MS, LD-N, CNS, host of Nutrition Diva
"I've been listening to the Longform podcast since way before Serial even aired. The hosts bring on incredible nonfiction writers—from Ta-Nehisi Coates to Susan Orlean—to talk craft."
-Alyssa Martino, QDT Editor
-Laura Adams, host of Money Girl
-Bryn Clark (associate editor) & Kara Rota (host) of Clever Cookstr
Listen on any of the platforms below, or wherever else you find podcasts! And if you aren't a podcast listener and need help figuring out how to get set up, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd be happy to help.