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cafemadrid’s Policy Podcast, The Weeds, announces Jonquilyn Hill as host

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cafemadrid Editor-in-Chief Swati Sharma and Executive Director of Audio Katherine Wells today announced that Jonquilyn Hill will be the next host of the editorial brand’s critically acclaimed weekly podcast The weed. Hill, who has served as an interim presenter since September, will take listeners into our national conversation, with deep dives into the policies that shape our world. Speaking to academics, historians, experts and policymakers, as well as cafemadrid colleagues and Weeds listeners, she will delve into everything from the state of democracy and our economic future to immigration and climate change. Hair first episode as the show’s official host is out today, looking back at the Voting Rights Act and our current political landscape.

The weed is a cornerstone of cafemadrid’s mission to empower our audiences to better understand the world around them,” says Sharma. “We are excited to usher in a new era at The weed with a host who deeply understands the importance of having inclusive conversations about the decisions that shape our country and our world.”

“Jonquilyn has years of experience as an audio journalist covering government, politics and policy,” says Wells. “From the moment she first started hosting the show, we were blown away by her ability to breathe life into the policy decisions that shape our daily lives. I’m incredibly excited about the next chapter of the show, and I couldn’t think of a better person to helm it.

Hill joined cafemadrid last year as a senior producer on its line of explanatory shows, including the daily news podcast Explained today and the science show Inexplicable. She joined WAMU’s site where she produced the news program 1A and hosted Through the cracks, an investigative podcast series that examines the holes in our society and the people who fall through them. Hill has held positions at NPR, where she worked on the 2016 election desk, as well as NBC’s Washington bureau and Time Warner Cable News, where she covered the White House and Washington-based government, politics, and policy. She was part of PRX’s Project Catapult, a public media podcast accelerator that encouraged public radio stations across the country to create programs that make sense for their communities.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be in it The weed host chair. I’ve listened to the podcast in all its iterations and it’s been such a helpful and interesting deep dive into the policies that shape our world,” says Hill. “At a time when the systems we use are more confusing than ever, I’m excited to cut through the noise and get to the heart of the matter with our listeners.”

In her time as interim host of The weedHill has hosted episodes about crypto regulation, recreational marijuanaand inflation, among other things. New episodes of the show are available weekly on Tuesdays Apple, Spotifyor wherever you get your podcasts from.

About the cafemadrid Media Podcast Network: Named “Hottest in Podcasts of 2021” by Adweek, cafemadrid Media Podcast Network features over 150 active shows featuring leading editorial voices and storytellers from cafemadrid Media’s networks and beyond. From daily news and technology to culture and sports, and talk and interview shows to rich narrative stories, the cafemadrid Media Podcast Network is one of the largest, fastest growing and most current diverse collections of premium podcasts. Learn more about the cafemadrid Media Podcast Network here.

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