The Washington Post’s new premier podcast, “Post Reports,” will go beyond the headlines of the day to give listeners a greater understanding of what the news means and why it matters.
Host Martine Powers and Post journalists will bring to life The Post’s unparalleled reporting through expert insight, in-depth analysis and detailed accounts of how stories came together. The podcast will launch Monday, Dec. 3, and publish each weekday at 5pm ET.
“The Post newsroom is home to some of the smartest and most fascinating reporting on topics ranging from politics and science to history and pop culture, and this is a new way for a wider audience to gain access to our journalism,” said Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, managing editor for The Washington Post. “We are excited to share our wide-ranging news coverage through audio storytelling, and we hope it will become part of people’s everyday routines.”
Each twenty-minute episode of “Post Reports” will be composed of multiple segments, offering savvy observations on news developments, a behind-the-scenes look at how stories were reported by Post journalists and, at times, lighter subjects that offer some relief.
“This is not an audio rendition of the homepage, it’s the best rendition of The Post for an audio platform” said Madhulika Sikka, executive producer. “In addition to offering a deep look at the news, we are pulling back the curtain on The Post’s reporting and presenting the breadth of The Post’s work to create an informative, interesting and entertaining listening experience.”
The podcast will be available on the Post site, podcast apps and smart speaker devices.