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Hear some of the best stories on Medium, straight from the authors who wrote them. On each episode of Medium's flagship podcast, we invite an author to the studio to perform a recent story they wrote for Medium and then talk with us about it. Hosted by journalist Manoush Zomorodi and writer Kara Brown, Playback features insightful, first-person stories on timely topics affecting the world today — and then gives you the story behind the story from the writer.
||Clean"The Edge of Adulthood"||The final episode of Medium Playback's first season is about those who are just peering into the adult years that lay ahead. Right now, teenagers face a deeply unstable future — but maybe that's always been the case. Journalist Alyssa Giacobbe was||14 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeghan Daum: "Nuance: A Love Story"||The dark web was her safe space. Meghan Daum, a long-time L.A. Times columnist, faced two endings: Obama’s government and her marriage. What resulted was a distancing from her gentrified bubble and a new love affair with the shadowy corners of free-sp||17 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMorgan Jerkins: "Traveling While Black"||Is there any place where a black person can just be herself? Three contributors to the collection Traveling While Black — Mateo Askaripour, Jamilah Lemieux, and collection editor Morgan Jerkins — read their stories on their adventures (and disturban||26 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDouglas Rushkoff: "Survival of the Richest"||This week’s Playback gets into the psyche of some big-money overlords — the ones who can’t make it to Mars with Elon, anyway. In his wildly popular story “Survival of the Richest,” researcher Douglas Rushkoff starts off writing about an in||5 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBen Blum: "The Lifespan of a Lie"||This week's Playback features an investigative showdown. Journalist Ben Blum looks into the reality of the most famous psychology study to ever be conducted, The Stanford Prison Experiment, and makes some shocking discoveries himself. Embedded in Blum's||22 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKristi Coulter: "Enjoli"||This week, Playback is a throwback, but the story timeless. Society is fine-tuned for hardworking women — executives, moms, daughters, creatives, and yogis alike — to get drunk. In “Enjoli,” writer and former Amazon employee Kristi Coult||8 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMike Monteiro: "Design's Lost Generation||For episode four, we hear from designer and founder Mike Monteiro, who has a strong word for his creative ilk. In “Design’s Lost Generation,” he insists that designers, especially UX designers — who play a huge role in theorizing and building th||25 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJonathan Parks-Ramage: "Jesus, Mary, and Joe Jonas"||Episode three is all about Jesus Christ and his superstars. In his piece “Jesus, Mary, and Joe Jonas,” writer Jonathan Parks-Ramage discovers Reality L.A., an evangelical Christian church that attracts the lost kids of Hollywood with top 40-like bal||11 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBaratunde Thurston: "How To Do a Data Detox In a Zillion Easy Steps"||For our second episode, futurist, comedian, and activist Baratunde Thurston joins the podcast with a word — and then some — on big data, big tech, and his own data detox. In his story "How To Do a Data Detox In a Zillion Easy Steps," Baratun||27 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoxane Gay: "What Fullness Is"||For the first episode of our first-ever podcast, there was only one guest we had in mind: bestselling author Roxane Gay. Her powerful and devastatingly honest essay “What Fullness Is” is one of the most read stories on Medium this year. In the piece||13 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to Medium Playback||At Medium, we love a good story. So when we were dreaming up our first podcast, we knew it should center on what our readers come to Medium for — compelling, insightful stories and the people who write them. We’re launching our flagship podcast, Med||4 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
This promises to be a great poodcast
Listened to the first podcast yesterday. Great format, beautiful writing. Can't wait for more.
Really enjoyed the first episode so far. Medium is a high-quality writing platform and it’s a brilliant idea to translate that into a podcast. Fascinating first ep with Roxane Gay!