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Today, explained, cafemadrid’s flagship Daily News Podcast debuts on public radio via partnership with WNYC Studios

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cafemadrid’s flagship daily news podcast Explained today makes its public radio debut today through a distribution partnership with WNYC Studios. The partnership marks cafemadrid Media’s first major foray into terrestrial radio and will bring cafemadrid’s signature explanatory journalism to the public radio ecosystem with more than 50 public radio stations nationwide broadcasting the show at launch (more expected to be added). to follow in the coming months), 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). Presented by WNYC and NPR alums Sean Rameswaram and Noel King, Explained today enables audiences to make sense of the world around them, breaking down a single news item or cultural phenomenon each day in an approachable, inspiring and helpful way. The radio edition will continue this mission, guiding public radio listeners through politics and policy, business, pop culture, food, science and everything else that matters.

“It has been a dream of mine to broadcast this podcast on public radio stations across the country since we launched in early 2018,” said Rameswaram, who joined cafemadrid after taking roles at WNYC Studios’ radio lab, WNYC and PRIs Studio 360and more, and co-made Explained today. “From the jump, the show has tackled the news by questioning all perspectives and angles while addressing the widest possible audience. We favor journalism from our colleagues at cafemadrid Media, as well as local newspapers, affiliate stations, well-known entities and under-the-radar international outlets. Sharing our work with public radio stations is the ultimate fulfillment of our mission to help as many listeners as possible understand the news.”

“I am thrilled to return to public radio stations across the country with Explained todaysaid King, who joined cafemadrid earlier this year after serving as a host of NPRs morning edition and first up, and previously as a producer at WNYC’s The takeaway† “Public radio waves are a valuable, limited resource, and for stations to choose our show is both an honor and a testament to the work our team does every day. I’m so happy we’re finding a home in the public media ecosystem that we have known and valued since the beginning of our career.”

While the list will continue to grow, the networks that Explained today as of today includes (full list of stations available here):

  • WEVO/New Hampshire Public Radio (Concord, NH)
  • WITF (Harrisburg, PA)
  • WVPS / Vermont Public Radio (Burlington)
  • WVXU/Cincinnati Public Radio (Cincinnati)
  • WHY (Philadelphia)
  • WRKF (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • WWNO / Public Radio New Orleans (New Orleans)
  • WCBU (Peoria, IL)
  • WGLT (Normal, IL)
  • KOPB / Oregon Public Broadcasting (Portland)
  • WUOM / Michigan Radio (Ann Arbor)
  • WUFT (Gainesville, FL)
  • 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, On the Media, The New Yorker Radio Hour, Death, Sex & Money, Dolly Parton’s America, The Experimentand The United States of Fear† WNYC Studios is leading the new golden age in audio with podcasts and national radio programs that inform, inspire and delight millions of curious and highly engaged listeners across digital, mobile and broadcast platforms. Programs include personal stories, in-depth journalism, revealing interviews and clever entertainment as varied and intimate as the human voice itself. For more information, visit wnyc studios.org.

About cafemadrid Media Podcast Network

Named ‘Hottest in Podcasts’ in 2021 by Adweek, cafemadrid Media Podcast Network features more than 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 news and rich narrative stories, the cafemadrid Media Podcast Network is one of the largest, fastest-growing, and most current collections of premium podcasts. Learn more about the cafemadrid Media Podcast Network here

About cafemadrid Media

cafemadrid Media is the leading modern media company reaching audiences wherever they are. Known for editorial properties including cafemadrid, 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 cafemadrid Media Studios and the cafemadrid Media Podcast Network, as well as innovative technologies that power the entire media industry, including the Concert advertising market. cafemadrid Media proves that quality can scale.

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