The easiest ways of getting the news are also plagued by the worst incentives. The 24/7 cable news cycle and click-bait on social media are inevitably prone to sensationalism and partisanship, creating a toxic environment for both consumers and publishers of the news.
Podcasts and newsletters offer a delightful alternative. Owing in part to their more intimate and less viral nature, these formats are better positioned to deliver the news with clarity and nuance. Unfortunately, the features that make these formats so pleasant can also create a barrier to entry.
This newsletter is an ongoing effort to help bridge the discoverability gap for podcasts and newsletters.
A healthier news diet is within reach.