WBUR On Tap: The Art & Science of Podcasting

modern love podcast teamWBUR brought On Tap to the gorgeous Aloft Boston Seaport for an evening all about podcasts and what makes them so great.

The team behind WBUR podcasts, Dear Sugar, Kind World, Modern Love, and The Magic Pill explored how they make podcasts from conception to deployment.  From discovering the idea and building out the concept to creating the content and finding the right voice as well as figuring out the rhythm, implementing sound and music, editing to the right length, and more were examined as they deconstructed one of the Modern Love segments.

ONTapPodcastingGuests got to hear an excerpt of the raw audio and a first draft before all the elements are layered in to create the final sound with finishing touches.

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The Moth Mainstage at The Somerville Theatre

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WBUR proudly hosted The Moth Mainstage for a sold-out crowd at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square. Anthony Brooks, senior political reporter for WBUR’s Politicker, introduced an  evening of extraordinary storytelling under the theme of “Star Struck: The Moth in Somerville.”

The Moth Mainstage is one of our most popular events each year and the tickets go fast! WBUR also sponsor the Moth StorySLAM twice a month. To find out more check out our events page or follow us on Twitter @WBURExtra.

Introducing BostonomiX from the WBUR Newsroom

Bostonomix_album_gray_1400pxWBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, today launched a new multi-platform, local journalism initiative called BostonomiX. Exploring the intersection of brains and business in Boston, WBUR’s BostonomiX will chronicle the people, start-ups, companies and ideas that are driving the area’s innovation economy and how it relates to Boston’s long-standing corporate infrastructure. BostonomiX will also bring enterprise reporting to exposing and explaining the impacts of this knowledge-based economy, including the area’s growing income inequality, increased real estate development, traffic and gentrification.

“There’s an innovation ecosystem thriving here in Boston – and Cambridge, Somerville, the 128-technology belt, really all around us – that is going to change and define our lives in the coming years,” said Charlie Kravetz, General Manager, WBUR. “With BostonomiX, WBUR is committed to reporting on how the ideas being generated here are reinventing the business community, the culture and our economy.”

This local newsroom team will expand WBUR’s business coverage with an emphasis on stories related to innovation, technology, life sciences and entrepreneurship. BostonomiX features news, commentary, analysis, profiles and in-depth interviews that will be heard regularly on WBUR programs including Morning Edition, Radio Boston and All Things Considered. In addition to airing on radio, BostonomiX can be found online at with additional  insights from expert contributors and multimedia including photos, maps and videos. Through the use of social media and engagement programs, BostonomiX will also be a gathering place for a like-minded community.

The editorial team, led by WBUR executive director of news content Richard Chacon, will include WBUR reporters Bruce Gellerman and Zeninjor Enwemeka with additional staff reporting from the WBUR Newsroom. Boston Globe columnist Scott Kirsner will be a regular BostonomiX contributor featured weekly on Radio Boston. BostonomiX will also form a diverse advisory board of thought leaders and entrepreneurs for editorial feedback and ideas.

The debut series of BostonomiX starts today on WBUR’s Morning Edition (5 a.m. – 9 a.m.) and explores how the area’s traffic and transportation woes are impacting the economy in a myriad of ways, and what new solutions and technologies can rectify the problem. The premiere segment will feature a WBUR Poll, conducted by MassINC Polling Group for WBUR, that has found that 15% of residents are considering leaving the Boston area for a better quality of life specifically due to their commute time and traffic overall.


Future of Nature: Climate After Paris



Lovers of Nature and the natural world came out to the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts as Senior correspondent and host Deborah Becker moderated a discussion between a panel of experts including Glenn Prickett, Chief of External Affairs at The Nature Conservancy. For more great events, check out the Nature Conservancy website, and the WBUR Events section of our site.

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