ANW’s #trypod Roundup
By A Noise Within
March 30, 2017
For the month of March, major podcasters have lead an online endeavor to encourage ‘podcast awareness’ and bring new listeners into the fold. We at ANW are doing our part and participating in the aptly named #trypod by sharing our favorite shows and theatre oriented programs for those that just can’t get enough of storytelling.
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Our ANW Top Picks:
The Moth | “Professionals and amateurs alike take the stage to tell stories from their lives. The stories are funny and heartbreaking and heartwarming, and they remind me of the universal power of sharing human experience- which we do a great job of here at ANW as well!” – Chloe Bates, Marketing and Events Assistant
S-Town | Amy Nance, our Development Director, recommends both Serial and S-Town as exciting, engrossing, and enthralling programs from the NPR team that brought you This American Life. Listen to the investigations of reporters that might very well be defining an era of ‘binge listening.’
the memory palace | “I studied History in school so it’s not surprising that this is one of my favorite shows, but you really don’t need to be a history buff to fall in love with Nate DiMeo’s lyrical storytelling style. Sometimes short, but always poignant stories from the tiny pockets of quiet history that we miss in the great noise of the every day.” – Christine Liu, Marketing intern
Another Round | “Hosts Heben and Tracy chat with each other and guests over drinks. Sweeping in scope but cogent and delightful, the podcast addresses pop culture, politics, cute animals, and more. They land the best guests to ask questions that range from serious to downright whimsical. Want to hear Hillary Clinton discuss racial justice, how not to sweat under pressure, and squirrels? Or Marley Dias, 12-year-old founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, on her favorite books and inspirations? It’s all there.” – Madeleine Emanuel, Institutional Giving Associate
Revisionist History | “Malcolm Gladwell has a unique perspective on the world, which he uses to analyze overlooked details from history, picking them apart and connecting them to larger implications that you may have never considered.” – Anna Rodil, Operations Coordinator
Theatre that keeps going, even after curtain call:
National Theatre: Talks | Amazing conversations recorded live from the National Theatre stage, including interviews with actors, directors and playwrights. We’re particularly keen on a conversation with Simon Russell Beale about King Lear from back in 2014, and Ruth Wilson about her starring role in Hedda Gabler.
Living the dream with Rory O’Malley | Of Hamilton and Book of Mormon fame, O’Malley brings in everyone from his fellow actors to his own mother to talk about the ups and downs of living the actor life. Humorous and relatable for industry and non-industry people alike.
American Shakespeare Center | We send our love to fellow Shakespeare lovers from across the country with this podcast from the American Shakespeare Center. Listen to literature specialists and the artists of the company talk about connections between the works and the wider world with as much love and devotion for good ole Bill as we have here at ANW.