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Celebrate International Podcast Day with These 8 Alumni-Produced Series

September 30th is International Podcast Day, and what better way to celebrate than to feast your ears on a fresh podcast? We've rounded up eight great listens, all featuring producers from the J-School alumni community, to help you do just that.

While you're here, be sure to register for our upcoming event on the new series "The Heist" (featured below) for a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into producing and reporting an investigative podcast series.

Black Wall Street 1921
Producer: Nia Hamm (‘14 M.S.)

NBC10 Boston's Nia Hamm produces and hosts this series transporting listeners back in time to understand the history and events surrounding the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921.


She VotesShe Votes!
Producer: Maddy Foley (‘19 M.S.)

For the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the U.S., award-winning veteran journalists Ellen Goodman and Lynn Sherr dug deep into its complicated history in this eight-part series.


Executive Producers: Eric Salat ('99) and Lisa Ammerman ('00)

Hosted by comedian Keegan Michael Key, this brand new 12-part series follows eight top college football players in the intense days leading up to this year’s NFL Draft.


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Spectacular Failures
Assistant Producer: David Zha (‘18 M.S.)

Alum David Zha was assistant producer for newly released second season of "Spectacular Failures" covering the biggest flops in business history including the NYC taxi medallion bubble and the collapse of Countrywide Financial.


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Executive Producer: Sarah Wyman ('18 M.S.)

Learn how Polaroid sparked a revolutionary workers movement and more as host Charlie Herman shares surprising stories behind the household brands we grew up with in this Business Insider podcast.


The Intelligence
Producer: Stevie Hertz (‘18 M.S.)

This daily current-affairs podcast from The Economist provides a unique perspective on the events and trends that are shaping the world in just 20 minutes.




It's Been a MinuteIt’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
Associate Producer: Anjuli Sastry (‘15 M.S.)

Host Sam Sanders interviews guests and digest the week’s news with fellow journalists in this conversational podcast from NPR.




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The Heist
Associate Producers: Brett Forrest ('20 M.S.), Camille Petersen ('19 M.S.), Ali Swenson ('19 M.S), and Lucas Brady Woods ('20 M.S.)

Hosted by Prof. Sally Herships, the first podcast series from The Center for Public Integrity investigates the real impact of President Trump's Tax Cut & Jobs Act of 2017.