The 50 Best Podcasts of 2016
by Bill Hayes
The Atlantic selects The 50 Best Podcasts of 2016.
- Radiolab Presents: More Perfect
“We the People of the United States, in order to for a more perfect union … “ are the opening words of the preamble of the Constitution from which this Radiolab spinoff derives its name. The audio revolutionary Jad Abumrad and his team became interested in the Supreme Court after working on a story about a complex adoption case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act. The story, as does each More Perfect episode, zooms out to reveal how nine justices shape our everyday lives in unexpected — and, in some cases, unintended and alarming — ways. More Perfect offered a useful way to gear up for the intensity of this year’s election cycle and can serve as a nice comedown, too, because it’s not about picking sides. Also: Season two is in the works. [more]