It’s no secret that the world of podcasts experienced a huge renaissance in 2015. It’s never been easier to download your favorite podcast to take it anywhere on your smartphone or tablet. Podcasts are an indispensable journalistic resource, and they will become more so in 2016. The modern journalist simply has to keep up with the gadgets, software, and trends that shape the industry today. The good news is that podcasts make this easier than ever! Here are ten amazing shows to wrap your ears up in 2016:

10. Content War

Ryan Hanley Presents ‘Content Warfare’, this serialized podcast features some of the world’s most prolific online content creators. Popular topics include content creation and marketing, audience building, and social media. This one is good for anyone who works in the digital media space and is interested in keeping up with the latest trends and tools available.

9. @Sree show

Tech journalist Sree Sreenivasan was named Fast Magazine’s Most Creative Person of 2015 for a reason, his @Sreeshow podcast is full of great how-to tips for the digital journalist. Sree is prolific in the industry, having taught at the Columbia School of Journalism for more than 20 years before becoming digital director at the Met Museum of Art in New York City. He gives great advice on everything from making the most of social media, photography and design, to advice on the latest mobile technologies. It is worth listening.

8. The High Income Business Writing Podcast

Ed Gandia is a B2B writer presenting a show that breaks down to the nitty-gritty of what it takes to be successful in copywriting or business writing. This bi-monthly program is very much geared towards those who work in the commercial (freelance) writing space. Gandia uses real life case studies to demonstrate the best ways to find better clients, prepare content or optimize your business as a freelancer (and much more). This is an entertaining and highly practical podcast and one to watch in 2016.

7. In the media

This hour-long weekly radio show/podcast seeks to explore “how the media sausage is made” as it “lifts the veil on the media creation process.” And it does. Hosts Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield take us behind the world’s headlines as they skeptically entertain us by revealing how the biggest stories come together, while uncovering the not-so-obvious political narratives in everything we consume in media. This is an eye opener and should be mandatory listening.

6. The independent game

Veteran freelancers Andrew Hayward and Nathan Meunier co-host “The Freelance Game” podcast covering the industry at large (with a background in game journalism). This highly entertaining podcast specializes in giving advice on all areas of the life of a freelance writer. If you need tips on pitching to editors, interview strategies, or diversifying your income as a freelancer, you should check this out.

5. The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

The Media Podcast is recorded in London’s Covent Garden and brought to us by Olly Mann (writer, gadgets correspondent, LBC Radio presenter and occasional TV news commentator). Our personable host is our guide to all things broadcast, print, and digital. The show frequently features leading UK journalists and is a must listen for anyone with an interest in the inner workings of the British media.

4.How to cover the money

The How To Cover Money podcast is a weekly podcast purchased from us by the Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University. Hosts Micheline Maynard and Mark Remillard offer tips on how to make money from stories (even if you’re not a business journalist). This is a serialized podcast that comes from a business journalism perspective (but helps all journalists by offering helpful strategies for covering and making money from stories in general). A very good reference for anyone interested in business or financial journalism.


This is one of Britain’s leading media-related podcasts for a reason. Listeners are invited to take a look at the latest trends in digital journalism. The show often features industry experts giving insight into how British newsrooms are handling these changes. Topics covered include everything from getting into specific areas of journalism, like technology or broadcast, to tips for journalism students. The website ( is also worth a look and can be a great place to find media jobs.

2. The Media Program (BBC Radio 4)

Guardian columnist Steve Hewlett hosts BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Media Show’, a podcast featuring debates in areas such as censorship, business, ethics and general analysis of the changing world of media. He looks forward to new episodes every Wednesday. This one is well funded, well produced and secures influential guests on a regular basis. Recent guests include the CEO of Trinity Mirror, the owner of The Huffington Post and the CEO of Virgin Media.

1. The Long Form Podcast

Our number one podcast to watch in 2016 is The Longform Podcast. Each week, hosts Max Linsky, Aaron Lammer, and Evan Ratliff (CEO of media software company Atavist) invite a renowned journalist or editor to take us behind the scenes of a story (while delivering a journalism masterclass). ). If you want to learn about the people who report stories, or if you’re interested in how the world’s best copywriters or freelancers got their start, you need to listen to this podcast. Recent guests include a Pulitzer Prize winner, war correspondents, and senior writers for the world’s leading publications. Longform deserves five stars and wins #1 Podcast to Follow in 2016.

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