The Washington Post is expanding its audio storytelling with new releases of podcasts providing listeners more ways to engage in the breadth of Post journalism. From March to July, The Post will roll out a slate of shows focusing on history, space, civil rights and more.
· In its first special series, Retropod, a daily history podcast offering stories of history’s most colorful characters, will devote the last week of Women’s History Month to five stories of women who won wars and single-handedly changed the course of global history. Available now
· Cape Up host and Opinion writer Jonathan Capehart will launch a series capturing the voices of some of the civil rights leaders who shaped America in the 1960s and beyond. The “Voices of the Movement” series, airing on Cape Up, will share the stories and memories of these influential people, as well as their reflections on the legacy and future of their movement. Coming in April
· In episodes of a new upcoming podcast, Post journalists will take listeners along on some of their most compelling reporting, revealing the stories of the real people behind the news stories we hear about every day. The podcast will experiment with story formats and structures to provide an exciting and inventive listening experience. Coming in April
· In time for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, host of the popular Presidential and Constitutional podcasts Lillian Cunningham will reexamine the story of the space race. Cunningham brings her unique ability to illuminate the history listeners thought they knew to the task of discovering why America chased the moon and the foundation it laid for the current-day race back to space. Sign up to be notified of the launch here. Coming in July
“The Post’s main asset is our journalism, and we want to offer audio products that reflect what listeners want and expect from The Post – smart, unique storytelling they can’t get anywhere else,” said Jess Stahl, director of audio at The Washington Post. “We’re excited to keep building on what we’ve created, working closely with even more reporters to highlight their incredible work.”
The Post’s audio lineup is anchored by Post Reports, the flagship daily news podcast hosted by Martine Powers, which highlights The Post’s unparalleled reporting, insight and analysis every weekday afternoon. Additional core offerings include Can He Do That?, The Post’s weekly politics podcast exploring what the news reveals about the powers and limitations of the American presidency, and The Daily 202’s Big Idea, which provides a morning briefing for podcast and smart speaker listeners.