Host Adam Ragusea looks at the recent podcasting boom and how it is testing the boundaries of public media with PRX CEO Jake Shapiro and Current contributor Jon Kalish. He also talks to teen podcaster Olivia Millar, and looks at the controversy over Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's proposal for a state-run news service.
Host Adam Ragusea dissects some public media show themes, talks with Current Senior Editor Dru Sefton about the demise of public TV's History Detectives, and interviews a frequently cited expert source about whether such sources should be paid for their contributions to newsgathering.
Appearing on the inaugural episode of The Pub is Jesse Brown, the Canadian podcaster who helped break the news of Canadian Broadcasting Corp. host Jian Ghomeshi's alleged history of sexual assaults. Host Adam Ragusea also suggests public radio drinking games and chats with Current commentator Susanna Capelouto about local public radio news stories that get big social media buzz.