WBUR Makes iTunes Best of 2015 Podcast List

WBUR's podcasts Dear Sugar and On Point with Tom Ashbrook have made the iTunes Best of 2015 podcast list. This annual list recognizes the best of the year's content - handpicked by iTunes' editorial teams and pulled from the top of the charts. Consider subscribing to both of these's why:

Dear Sugar is a weekly advice podcast featuring co-hosts, The Sugars. He is Steve Almond, the author of “Candyfreak” and, recently, “Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto.” She is Cheryl Strayed, the author of “Wild” and “Tiny Beautiful Things,” a collection of her essays written as Sugar. Their WBUR podcast was born out of the cult-favorite advice column from The Rumpus with advice on universal themes of love, friendship and family. In addition to iTunes, The Guardian ranked Dear Sugar the best new podcast of 2015. Dear Sugar will celebrate its one-year anniversary with a special episode available on January 8, 2016.

On Point with Tom Ashbrook is one of the fastest growing programs in all of public radio. The podcast offers fans of the the daily, two-hour radio program — heard on NPR stations across the country from WBUR's studios in Boston every weekday from 10 a.m. to noon — another way to listen. On Point was born out of breaking news coverage in the aftermath of 9/11 and maintains that same fact-finding focus today. Hosted by award-winning journalist Tom Ashbrook, On Point's lively conversation covers everything from breaking news to ancient poetry, and features writers, politicians, journalists, artists, scientists and ordinary citizens from around the world.

Haven't had a chance to listen to Dear Sugar or On Point yet? Don't worry! All episodes are available through iTunes or on the Dear Sugar and On Point websites.

WBUR is in great company on the iTunes "Best of 2015" list. To see the full list, visit iTunes at


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