November 29, 2022
Apple pronounces the 2022 Apple Podcasts Award winner
Slate’s narrative nonfiction collection Sluggish Burn honored for contemporary season protecting Roe v. Wade
Apple at present introduced the Apple Podcasts Award honoring a Present of the 12 months and its workforce for excellent high quality, innovation, and influence. Impressed by the signature app icon, the Apple Podcasts Award represents Apple’s decades-long dedication to supporting creators as they share their voices with the world and serving to listeners to find the very best podcasts.
The recipient of the Apple Podcasts Award is Slate’s critically acclaimed narrative historical past collection, Sluggish Burn, for its newest season, Roe v. Wade, hosted by Slate government editor Susan Matthews. Revealed all through June 2022, the four-episode season explores the occasions main as much as the landmark 1973 Supreme Court docket choice, providing listeners an in-depth perspective on this common and well timed human rights concern.
“Apple Podcasts is the place customers uncover new exhibits, get pleasure from their favorites, unlock premium listening experiences, and help the creators who make them potential,” stated Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vp of Apple Music and Beats. “Podcasting performs an essential function in our lives — serving to us keep knowledgeable, preserve entertained, and get impressed — and we’re happy to honor the Slate workforce with this recognition.”
“I needed to make this collection as a result of I used to be actually discouraged by how polarized and caught the dialog round abortion was, and it appeared extremely well timed and essential,” stated host Susan Matthews. “We got down to inform this story in a means that helped increase and problem what folks understood about this topic. We determined the best way to strategy this season was to return to the early ‘70s, when the abortion debate was nonetheless up within the air and your social gathering affiliation didn’t correlate together with your views on the difficulty. I’m so honored that Apple Podcasts noticed one thing particular on this season. I hope folks come to it with an open and curious thoughts, and recognize listening to it as a lot as I did making it.”
Starting at present, customers also can discover six Sluggish Burn Extras — brand-new episodes obtainable without spending a dime solely on Apple Podcasts that present new views and deeper insights. Listeners can hear concerning the making of Sluggish Burn: Roe v. Wade, never-before-heard private tales, prolonged follow-up interviews with characters from the collection, and a roundtable dialog concerning the evolution of the Supreme Court docket that includes Slate’s authorized specialists.
Sluggish Burn is likely one of the all-time hottest exhibits on Apple Podcasts. The present’s first two seasons are hosted by Leon Neyfakh and canopy the Watergate and Clinton-Lewinsky scandals, respectively. Further seasons cowl the inventive lives and tragic deaths of two of the world’s most well-known rappers, the Infamous B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur, in addition to the LA riots (each hosted by Joel Anderson); David Duke’s rise to energy and prominence (hosted by Josh Levin); and the street to the Iraq Struggle (hosted by Noreen Malone). All seven seasons can be found without spending a dime on Apple Podcasts.
Sluggish Burn host Susan Matthews and Derek John, Slate’s government producer of narrative podcasts, spoke with Apple Podcasts about how they landed on Roe v. Wade for the most recent season, what they discovered in the middle of reporting the collection, how listeners have responded, and the podcasts which have moved and impressed them.
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