Quick Hits: Three podcast profiles

Brief news items and worthy reads from around the web:

The New York Times turned its investigative powers inward for a feature on its podcast The Daily. Host Michael Barbaro talked about the process of creating a daily news podcast, from turning a large storage closet into a successful recording space to the goals for the show’s second year.

Barstool Sports’ Pardon My Take followed a rapid rise to popularity. After just two years, the independent show secured many fans for its blend of comedy and sports. Business Insider profiled the podcast and its hosts, the uniquely named Daniel “Big Cat” Katz and PFT Commenter.

Finally, Glen Weldon penned a piece for NPR about the phenomenon of listeners feeling a personal relationship with podcast hosts. He offered his suggestions for how podcasts can foster that sensation, which he dubs “one-way intimacy” and is a key factor in building an audience and revenue.

Anna Washenko