Vox’s flagship daily news podcast Explained today makes its public radio debut today through a distribution partnership with WNYC Studios. The partnership marks Vox Media’s first major foray into terrestrial radio and will bring Vox’s signature explanatory journalism to the public radio ecosystem, with more than 50 public radio stations across the country airing the show at launch (with more to come in the coming months to be added). including Philadelphia’s WHYY, Oregon Public Broadcasting, New Hampshire Public Radio, Cincinnati Public Radio, New Orleans Public Radio, Baton Rouge’s WRKF and more (full station list below).
Hosted by WNYC and NPR alumni Sean Rameswaram and Noel King, Explained today empowers audiences to make sense of the world around them by breaking down a single news story or cultural phenomenon each day in an accessible, inspiring and helpful way. The radio edition will continue that mission, taking public radio listeners through politics and politics, business, pop culture, food, science and everything else that matters.
“Having this podcast aired on public radio stations across the country has been a dream of mine since we started it in early 2018,” said Rameswaram, who joined Vox after working at WNYC Studios. radio lab, WNYC and PRI Studios 360and more, and created together Explained today. “From the start, the show has tackled the news by challenging all perspectives and angles while appealing to the widest audience imaginable. We champion the journalism of our colleagues at Vox Media, but also local newspapers, member channels, well-known companies and international media that fly under the radar. Sharing our work with public radio stations is the ultimate fulfillment of our mission to help as many listeners as possible get the news.”
“I’m really excited to be returning with him to public radio stations across the country Explained todaysays King, who joined Vox earlier this year after serving as the host of NPRs morning edition and first up, and previously as a producer at WNYC’s take that away. “Public radio waves are a valuable, limited resource, and for broadcasters to choose our show is both an honor and a testament to the work our team puts in every day. I’m so glad we’re finding a home in the public media ecosystem we’ve known and loved since the beginning of our careers.”
Although the list will continue to grow, the networks are bearing Explained today includes as of today (the full list of stations is available here):
- WEVO / New Hampshire Public Radio (Concord, NH)
- WITF (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
- WVPS / Vermont (Burlington) Public Radio
- WVXU / Cincinnati Public Radio (Cincinnati)
- WHY (Philadelphia)
- WRKF (Baton Rouge, LA)
- WWNO / New Orleans Public Radio (New Orleans)
- WCBU (Peoria, IL)
- WGLT (Normal, IL)
- KOPB / Oregon Public Broadcasting (Portland)
- WUOM / Michigan Radio (Ann Arbor)
- WUFT (Gainesville, Florida)
- WLPR / Lakeshore Public Media (Lowell, IN)
About WNYC Studios
WNYC Studios is the premier producer of on-demand and broadcast audio and home to some of the industry’s most acclaimed and popular podcasts, including Radiolab, In the Media, The New York Radio Hour, Death, Sex & Money, Dolly Parton’s America, The Experimentand The United States of Fear. WNYC Studios is leading the new golden age of audio with podcasts and national radio programs that educate, inspire and delight millions of curious and engaged listeners across digital, mobile and broadcast platforms. Programs include personal narratives, deep journalism, insightful interviews, and intelligent entertainment as diverse and intimate as the human voice itself. For more information, visit wnyc studios.org.
Via the Vox Media Podcast Network
Named the “Hottest in Podcasts 2021” by Adweek, the Vox Media Podcast Network features over 150 active shows featuring industry-leading editorial voices and storytellers from across Vox Media’s networks and beyond. The Vox Media Podcast Network is one of the largest, fastest growing and most thematically diverse collections of premium podcasts, from daily news and tech to culture and sports and talk and interview shows to news and rich narrative storytelling. Learn more about the Vox Media Podcast Network here.
About Vox Media
Vox Media is the leading modern media company, reaching audiences everywhere. Known for editorial properties such as Vox, SB Nation, New York Magazine, The Dodo and NowThis, the company’s portfolio includes the most relevant, respected and engaging editorial properties and voices. The company is also home to award-winning storytelling companies such as Vox Media Studios and the Vox Media Podcast Network, as well as innovative technologies that support the entire media industry, including the Concert advertising marketplace. Vox Media proves that quality can scale.
https://www.vox.com/2022/4/4/23009707/today-explained-debuts-on-public-radio-through-partnership-with-wnyc-studios Today, Vox’s daily news flagship podcast, Explained, debuts on public radio through a partnership with WNYC Studios