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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: 5 years ago

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.

podcast : 20 | Hillary Wright : November 21, 2018

Nutrition expert and author Hillary Wright has the ability to communicate complicated ideas in easy-to-understand ways. Her books provide critical diet and lifestyle guidance for people suffering from specific physical conditions, but her common-sense advice is helpful to all.

podcast : 19 | Pre-Midterm Ramblings : November 4, 2018

The host goes solo for a ten-minute monologue on various pre-election topics touching on the ways media and politics are colliding with and influencing each other these days and provides a list of recent media works to read, watch, or listen to.

podcast : 18 | Gretchen Rubin : October 13, 2018

Gretchen Rubin's books, podcasts, online courses, and the rest of her work have built her reputation as an influential observer of human nature. In this interview, she talks about her ideas for living a happier life, her writing career, and her advice for consuming media.

podcast : 17 | Rick Berlin : September 29, 2018

Pianist and songwriter Rick Berlin's new memoir on Cutlass Press tells the story of a man whose near breakthrough to rock stardom led to him to Boston, where he has become not only one of the city's most enduring artists, but a huge connector and supporter of its people.

podcast : 16 | Mu-Chieh Yun and Iliana Panameño : September 14, 2018

Mu-Chieh Yun and Iliana Panameño founded We, Ceremony in 2015, a digital storytelling platform that celebrates and empowers other women of color. Since launching, We Ceremony has featured dozens of women through profiles and interviews, fostered a robust social media presence, published an ebook, and hosted a series of public forums.

podcast : 15 | Hal Brooks : August 31, 2018

Hal Brooks is a theater director with a passion for new plays. He's worked closely with a long list of acclaimed playwrights and actors, and believes strongly in the theater's role in shaping narrative and commentary around what's happening in contemporary society.

podcast : 14 | Nona Hendryx : August 17, 2018

The songwriter, performer, and multifaceted artist Nona Hendryx refers to herself as a "grazer." She says this because her wide-ranging interests in music taste and technology are also characteristic of her approach to art and life in general.

podcast : 13 | Family Questions, Podcast Movement : July 30, 2018

A solo episode with highlights from the Podcast Movement conference, goals for podcasting, and a personal story that led directly to a career path of journalism, communications, and podcasting.