September 12, 2017; Washington, D.C. -The NPR Politics Podcast, in partnership with NPR Member station WBEZ 91.5 Chicago, is bringing its must-listen political analysis and discussion to a live audience at Athenaeum Theater on Sunday, October 22. Tickets are on sale now via the venue's ticketing site.
This live taping of the NPR Politics Podcast will feature Scott Detrow, congressional reporter who covered Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign; Tamara Keith, NPR White House correspondent who covered the Democratic side of the campaign; Danielle Kurtzleben, political reporter focusing on policy and data; and Ron Elving, senior editor and correspondent at NPR, providing history, context and a dry sense of humor.
The NPR Politics Podcast is the most downloaded political podcast in the United States, according to industry watcher Podtrac, which has ranked the top 20 podcasts in the country by monthly audience since last year. In the month just before the 2016 election, more than 1,000,000 unique listeners a week downloaded the podcast. Launched in November of 2015, the NPR Politics Podcast has produced more than 250 episodes — including weekly roundups of top political news, breaking news, deep dives into policy and listener mail episodes where the team answers questions sent in by its listeners.
Among recent accolades, the NPR Politics Podcast was named as one of the best podcasts of 2016 by Vulture and earned nods from Esquire and The Atlantic in their roundups of must-listens and reliable news sources during the 2016 election.
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About WBEZ Podcast Passport
WBEZ's Podcast Passports bring podcasts from across the country to Chicago audiences who love podcasts. We know that Chicago audiences love WBEZ too. This series provides an opportunity for WBEZ fans to engage with their favorite podcasts, as well as introduce new people to the exciting work WBEZ is doing in their communities. Past live shows in this series have included the hit podcasts Death, Sex & Money (WNYC Studios), Pop Culture Happy Hour (NPR), Another Round (Buzzfeed), Hello from the Magic Tavern (Earwolf) and The Axe Files (CNN), among others. For more information, visit wbez.org/events.
Hugo Rojo, NPR Media Relations