The Media Narrative


The Media Narrative podcast features interviews with media makers and influencers who are leading the public conversation on a range of subjects. You'll learn about how these innovators accomplish their work and how they see the world.

updated: 2 years ago

podcast : 40 | Jim Infantino : December 28, 2019

Novelist, songwriter, and web design entrepeneur Jim Infantino talks about mixing utopia and dystopia in his science fiction, the realities of a music career, and living a creative life.

podcast : 39 | Pooja Agarwal : December 9, 2019

Pooja K. Agarwal, Ph.D. is a cognitive scientist and author whose new book distills key education research designed to help teachers and students alike. The best teaching is about getting students to remember and retrieve information and ideas, not ramming them into their brains, Agarwal says.

podcast : 38 | Charles Giuliano : October 30, 2019

Journalist, music critic, and artist Charles Giuliano's new book is an oral history of the late 1960s counterculture in Boston. In this episode, Giuliano touches on a range of topics, including media, music, Facebook, and the cost of higher education.

podcast : 37 | Rona Elliot : October 4, 2019

Former NBC Today Show music journalist Rona Elliot talks about overcoming barriers she faced as a woman and about her mid-1980s battles with network bosses who didn't believe audiences were interested in interviews with rock stars.

podcast : The Media Narrative Joins the Climate Strike : September 20, 2019

We are following the lead of hard-charging young climate activists in this episode.

podcast : 36 | Jordan Rich : August 3, 2019

A legendary Boston voice talks about his years of hosting an overnight talk show on WBZ-AM, how podcasting flowed naturally out of his radio work, and his approach to interviewing.

podcast : 35 | Pod in the Summertime : July 26, 2019

The host of the show asks for listener feedback, with some specific questions, provides some newsworthy updates on two past guests, and hints at upcoming episodes, one related to the wide world of voice, and one related to Woodstock.

podcast : 34 | Susan Rogers : June 20, 2019

The engineer behind great music by Prince, David Byrne, Laurie Anderson, the Jacksons, and many others talks about going from recording studios to science labs and then the college classroom, all in pursuit of producing, hearing, and understanding music that affects and endures.

podcast : 33 | Joia Mukherjee : May 23, 2019

Doctor, activist, and global health warrior Joia Mukherjee has worked tirelessly for decades to address lack of access to healthcare around the world. Chief medical officer at Partners in Health, Dr. Mukherjee talks about the ways that social forces and a lack of on-target media coverage worsen the problem.

podcast : 32 | Marcella Bombardieri : April 30, 2019

Improving the financial climate around higher education is the goal of this journalist-turned-policy analyst at a progressive think tank.

podcast : 31 | Van Morrison Revisited : April 12, 2019

Meet three of the musicians who accompanied Van Morrison on the stage and in the studio in 1968, when Morrison was working on the songs that would appear on his classic second solo album, Astral Weeks.

podcast : 30 | Brian Coleman : March 22, 2019

Author, journalist, and historian Brian Coleman talks about his newest book, a curated collection of ads from Boston of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. After three books on hip-hop, Coleman turned his attention to the history of his adopted hometown.