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Stick to The Daily
NPRs morning podcast is a poor substitution for NYTs' The Daily. The fact there was even an iota of time dedicated to Beyoncé this morning is a far cry from the "most important news" I should know first thing in the morning. As a regular NPR listener, I am disappointed in the content and am sticking to Mike Barbaro at the NYT for relevant news.
Strong Start, Very Disappointing Swing
I was excited to try out a news podcast that would give me the bite size details of today's important stories. Podcast started strong, then took a swing to Beyoncé/Jay-Z anniversary chatter. Why? Closing out the podcast discussing the "Queen" completely put a sour taste in my mouth. I'm a 25-year old looking to escape the constant bombardment of the Kardashians/People Magazines/etc. Apparently, this is not the place.
I didn't come to a NPR news podcast for TMZ-style celeb gossip nonsense. How is that remotely one of the most important news headlines to include in a 12 minute segment? Boggles my mind.
I will give the podcast another listen. Fingers crossed they realize it'd be better to set themselves apart than to be one of countless other institutions covering celeb "news"
Ironic that NPR misses the chance to use this podcast to make something original to listen to; did they rush this out to compete w/ NYT's The Daily? Listen to The Daily, it creatively supplements interviews and adds depth to reported stories; the use of sound / music clips really works.