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 : 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.

podcast : 29 | Liz Linder : February 22, 2019

Photographer Liz Linder is also a gifted storyteller, entrepreneur, and deep thinker. During a conversation in her studio, she talks about her approach to portraits, documentary, and the balance between art and commercial work; and provides career advice to aspiring photographers.

podcast : 28 | Growing Up on Radio : February 11, 2019

Your host, having just taken over a new radio show, reflects back on a career of stumbles and steps on the way to finding a voice, literal and metaphorical, while working on the broadcast airwaves.

podcast : 27 | Duke Levine : January 25, 2019

This episode features a conversation with guitar great Duke Levine, who's played with Peter Wolf, Rosanne Cash, Aimee Mann, and countless others. He also had his guitar out and played it several times during the interview, demonstrating his work, approach, and inspirations.

podcast : 26 | New Orleans Travel Tips : January 18, 2019

Who needs those travel guide books when you have great podcasts providing excellent travel advice? On a trip last week to New Orleans, your host relied heavily on an episode of the Beyond Bourbon Street podcast, then made his own NOLA travel pod, by accident.

podcast : 25 | José Massó : January 11, 2019

Boston radio legend Jose Masso talks about fusing music curation with social issues, a dialogue with prisoners, and why he believes Puerto Rico should be independent.

podcast : 24 | New Year, New Plan : January 4, 2019

With the arrival of 2019, the host reflects on plans the podcast and other projects. There are some changes to the show's theme music, frequency, and format. And, there may soon be a YouTube presence for the Media Narrative.

podcast : 23 | Year-End Solo Show : December 31, 2018

In this quick end-of-the-year solo show, your host runs down the year and expresses gratitude. You'll also hear some news about the podcast, some recommendations for other shows to listen to, and the big media question of 2019.

podcast : 22 | Chris Faraone : December 21, 2018

As a reporter and editor, Chris Faraone has been bringing light to under-reported stories in Boston and beyond for years. He talks about the challenges of that mission, the history of alternative press, and a media dustup relating to the Red Sox.

podcast : 21 | Matt Jenson : December 8, 2018

Keyboardist, composer, vocalist, and educator Matt Jenson creates music intended to inform and inspire as much as it entertains. In this episode, he talks about the triumphs and challenges of touring, the music and ideas of Bob Marley, his latest projects, and his ideas around fostering social justice.