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Podcasts with Emersonians this holiday break

As podcasts enjoy a renaissance—if you are not familiar with Serial, you might be living under a rock—Emersonians are making their voices heard.

kerpenIf you are traveling this holiday season—on a long bus or plane ride, perhaps?—be sure to check out some popular podcasts featuring Emerson alumni.

Carrie Kerpen ’98 is the CEO of Likeable Media in New York, where she hosts All the Social Ladies, a podcast featuring interviews with thought leaders in marketing and social media.

BurrBill Burr ’93 is a highly successful comedian, known for his stand-up specials and acting roles on Chappelle’s Show and Breaking Bad. Every Monday, he releases an episode of Bill’s Monday Morning Podcast.

learNorman Lear ’44, legendary television writer and producer for hit TV shows All in the Family, Sanford and Son, The Jeffersons, and others, has recently provided lengthy interviews during appearances on the podcasts WTF with Marc Maron (in episode 555, which was released December 1) and The Adam Carolla Show, while promoting his new memoir, Even This I Get to Experience (Penguin Press, 2014).

Jay Soderberg ’96, who worked for 16 years at ESPN, joined the podcasting company BlogTalkRadio in November as the head of content. In his new role, he is helping 10,000 podcasters and looking for new podcasts to showcase.

Dean Cappello '83 is chief content officer at WNYC public radio in New York, and oversees four podcasts: Death, Sex & MoneyHere's the Thing with Alec BaldwinFreakonomics, and Radio Lab.