Have podcasts benefitted from the decline of third places?

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Podcasts don’t have anything to do with the disappearing of third places, but they are perhaps where people turn to fill the gap in their absence.

The week before his death in 2014, New York Times media critic David Carr moderated a panel at the New School about Serial and other big-name podcasts. Speaking to Alex Blumberg about a moment of humor during an episode of his podcast, StartUp, he described hearing the audio of Blumberg’s wife’s laughter.

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