Gun culture, Podcast popularity

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A person holding a handgun
A sales clerk holds a pistol during an auction in Rochester, Wash., on Oct. 20, 2017. A study published in Annals of Internal Medicine on Monday, April 4, 2022, suggests people who live with handgun owners are murdered at more than twice the rate of people who live in homes without such firearms. Elaine Thompson/ AP Photo

An author shares his new book documenting the history of gun culture in the U.S. Then, we learn more about how podcasts rose in popularity and how that growth may be leveling off.

Featured in this Show

  • The rise and fall of podcasts

    Podcasts saw a major uptick in popularity in 2014, following the success of Serial and changes to the iPhone that made it easier than ever for listeners to find and play new podcasts. But the podcast industry has undergone some big changes this year, including layoffs from major production companies and cancelations of fan-favorite shows. An audio industry expert takes us through this first boom-and-bust cycle in the world of podcasting.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Richelle Wilson Producer
  • Ariel Shapiro Guest

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