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Show Shouts: Home improvement, bluegrass jams, and Afrofuturism

Show Shouts highlights noteworthy new and upcoming podcasts from across the vast and still-growing audio medium.


Under Your Roof and In Your Backyard with Dean and Derek: Cumulus Media announces this 45-minute program from 77 WABC’s OG Podcast Network. The premiere episode is “Improving the Value of Your Home”, where co-hosts and national home improvement experts Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns give useful advice on some of the things homeowners can do to help improve their homes inside and out, with an eye to raising value. The first episode is up on the OG Podcast Network.

The BGS Podcast Network: The Bluegrass Situation, a specialist in roots and bluegrass music, has launched a new podcast network. The BGS Podcast Network will feature several of its existing programs, such as The BGS Radio Hour, The String, and Hangin’ & Sangin’. It will also have three new shows. The Shift List presents conversations about music in the restaurant business. The Show on the Road will have discussions with musicians about the touring life. And The Breakdown is a limited-run series exploring the back catalog of bluegrass. Listen to this programming on the web or on Apple’s Podcast app.

Adventures in New America: Night Vale Presents will debut a new science fiction, Afrofuturist podcast on Friday, Sept. 28. Adventures in New America centers on two African American characters who team up for increasingly complicated heists to pay for medical treatments. Stephen Winter and Tristan Cowen created and wrote the series. Episodes will be available on platforms including Apple Podcasts and RadioPublic.

Brad Hill

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