This year, WNYC launched several new content initiatives by partnering with emerging talent in the marketplace and by cultivating ideas from its in-house talent. WNYC’s politics reporter Anna Sale, for example, now hosts and produces Death, Sex + Money, an intimate, person-to-person show about the big questions and the hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. Death, Sex + Money launched in May, and a segment from its premiere episode was picked up by This American Life. That episode of This American Life and Death, Sex + Money topped the iTunes charts that week. Listen here.
WNYC’s New Tech City, which launched in Fiscal Year 2013, is one of the few tech podcasts hosted by a woman. Host Manoush Zomorodi was honored with a 2014 Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Gracie Award for outstanding host. This year, New Tech City was consistently one of the top tech podcasts on iTunes.