WNYC Studios

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WNYC Studios
FoundedOctober 13, 2015; 8 years ago (2015-10-13)
HeadquartersNew York, New York, United States
Key people
Dean Cappello (CCO)
Laura Walker (CEO)
Products2 Dope Queens
Death, Sex + Money
Freakonomics Radio
Here's the Thing
The New Yorker Radio Hour
Note to Self
Only Human
On the Media
Stay Tuned with Preet
ParentNew York Public Radio

WNYC Studios is a producer and distributor of podcasts and on-demand and broadcast audio.[1][2] WNYC Studios produces and distributes several podcasts including 2 Dope Queens, Death, Sex & Money, Freakonomics Radio, Snap Judgment (radio show), Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin, The New Yorker Radio Hour, Note to Self, On the Media, Only Human, Radiolab, More Perfect, and Nancy. WNYC Studios is a subsidiary of New York Public Radio and is headquartered in New York City.[3] WNYC Studios is working to grow its portfolio of podcasts with plans to launch several more podcasts in 2017.[4]

History[edit | edit source]

WNYC Studios was founded on October 13, 2015 with an inventory of 17 podcasts and national radio shows.[2]

The venture is funded with a diversified model consisting of philanthropy, crowdfunding and sponsorship.[5]

The first podcast launched by WNYC Studios was The New Yorker Radio Hour, a co-production with The New Yorker Magazine. Hosted by The New Yorker Editor, David Remnick, the national radio show and podcast debuted on October 24, 2015.[6]

On March 29, 2016, WNYC Studios announced the launch of the 2 Dope Queens podcast hosted by the Daily's Show's Jessica Williams, and Broad City's Phoebe Robinson. 2 Dope Queens premiered on April 5, 2016.[7] On April 6th, 2016 2 Dope Queens reached #1 on the iTunes chart.[8]

WNYC Kids[edit | edit source]

On November 29, 2017, WNYC Studios launched a new division called WNYC Kids, which consists of podcasts for kids. The first two podcasts, This Podcast Has Fleas and Pickle (in production with ABC Australia), was launched on December 4 and December 11, 2017, respectively.

Shows[edit | edit source]

Title Host(s) Genre
2 Dope Queens Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson Comedy
Death, Sex + Money Anna Sale Interview talk show
Freakonomics Radio Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt Economics
Here's the Thing Alec Baldwin Interview talk show
The New Yorker Radio Hour David Remnick Interview talk show
Note to Self Manoush Zomorodi Technology
On the Media Bob Garfield and Brooke Gladstone News (media analysis)
Only Human Mary Harris Health
Radiolab Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich Scientific, philosophical investigation
Science Friday (starting April 11th) Ira Flatow Science

2 Dope Queens[edit | edit source]

2 Dope Queens is a podcast hosted by the Daily Show's Jessica Williams and Broad City's Phoebe Robinson. The podcast features female comedians, comedians of color, and LGBT comedians, in an effort to represent people from different backgrounds. The podcast's guests include Naomi Ekperigin, Nore Davis, Aparna Nancherla, and Michelle Buteau.[9] On April 6, 2016 2 Dope Queens reached #1 on the iTunes chart.[10]

Death, Sex + Money[edit | edit source]

Death, Sex + Money is an interview-style podcast hosted by Anna Sale that discusses personal dilemmas. The podcast launched in May 2014 and is produced by WNYC Studios. The podcast features celebrities, experts and listeners on topics of finance, grief, love and relationships.[11][12]

Freakonomics Radio[edit | edit source]

Freakonomics Radio is a public radio show and podcast hosted by journalist Stephen Dubner, with economist Steven Levitt as a regular guest.[13] The two had previously collaborated on the 2005 book Freakonomics. Created in September 2010, it is a weekly podcast.[13]

Here's the Thing[edit | edit source]

Here's the Thing is a public radio show and podcast interview series hosted by actor Alec Baldwin. On October 24, 2011, New York City's WNYC released the first episode of Baldwin's podcast,[14] a series of interviews with public figures including artists, policy makers and performers.[15]

The New Yorker Radio Hour[edit | edit source]

The New Yorker Radio Hour is a co-production of The New Yorker and WNYC Studios.[16] The hour-long national broadcast show and podcast is based on conversation, debate, humor, and regularly features writers, editors and cartoonists from The New Yorker.[17]

Note to Self[edit | edit source]

Note to Self is a podcast hosted by Manoush Zomorodi featuring interviews about the impact of technology on everyday life.[18] Before she began hosting Note to Self, Zomorodi was a television reporter for the British Broadcasting Corporation.[19]

On the Media[edit | edit source]

On the Media is an hour-long weekly radio program and podcast, hosted by Bob Garfield and Brooke Gladstone, covering journalism, technology and First Amendment issues.

On the Media launched in 1995 and was reformatted and relaunched in 2001, and since then has been one of NPR's fastest growing programs, with more than 300 public radio stations broadcasting the show weekly.[20]

Only Human[edit | edit source]

Only Human is a health-oriented podcast produced by WNYC Studios.[21] The podcast is hosted by Mary Harris, who previously covered health for ABC News.[22]

Radiolab[edit | edit source]

Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, Radiolab launched in 2005.[23] The radio program and podcast attempts to approach broad, difficult topics such as "time" and "morality" in an accessible and light-hearted manner and with a distinctive audio production style.[24][25]

Radiolab received a 2007 National Academies Communication Award "for their imaginative use of radio to make science accessible to broad audiences".[26] The program has received two Peabody Awards; first in 2010 and again in 2014.[27][28] In 2011, Abumrad received the MacArthur grant.[29]

References[edit | edit source]

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  3. "Hot Pod: Deeper Dive into WNYC Studios. Also, Star Wars". TinyLetter. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
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  7. Rich, Katey. "Sneak Peek: Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams's 2 Dope Queens, the Podcast". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2016-03-31. 
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  11. Mistich, Dave. "Former WVPB Reporter Anna Sale's 'Death, Sex & Money'". wvpublic.org. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
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  15. Brun, Lily Le (2015-08-11). "From interviews to eavesdropping, the conversations continue". Financial Times. ISSN 0307-1766. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
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  18. Copage, Eric V. (2015-11-24). "Josh Robin and Manoush Zomorodi Find Balance in Technology and Teamwork". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-02-05. 
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  20. Phillips, Lisa A. (2006-01-01). Public Radio: Behind the Voices. CDS Books. ISBN 9781593151430. 
  21. "A new health podcast from WNYC Studios tries to engage listeners beyond the usual call-ins". Nieman Lab. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
  22. "People - Mary Harris". www.wnyc.org. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
  23. Walker, Rob (2011-04-07). "How 'Radiolab' Is Transforming the Airwaves". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
  24. Haglund, David; Onion, Rebecca (2014-12-14). "The 25 Best Podcast Episodes Ever". Slate. ISSN 1091-2339. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
  25. Eadicicco, Lisa. "The 10 Most Popular Podcasts of 2015". TIME.com. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
  26. "Home | The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine | National-Academies.org | Where the Nation Turns for Independent, Expert Advice". www8.nationalacademies.org. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
  27. "WNYC Wins Two 2014 Peabody Awards for Radiolab and WNYC News". WNYC. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
  28. "WNYC's RADIOLAB Wins Peabody Award". WNYC. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
  29. "MacArthur 'Genius' Award Winner Jad Abumrad". takeaway. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 

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