The work of the Columbia Journalism Review has never been more relevant, so we're glad to have The Kicker in our listening schedule, where it's quickly found a permanent home. Episodes feature staff members, contributors and occasional guests in discussion, doing what the CJR does best: analysing the news about the news. Previous episodes have debated whether a Breitbart editor should have been invited to speak at a CJR event; examined the habits of Trump's hapless press secretary; and questioned Facebook's approach to fake news. Produced in-house with a minimum of fuss and some light editing, its informative, intelligent voice outweighs occasional technical mishaps. Near-weekly episodes are available back to November 2016.
Gateway episodes: A Breitbart editor walks into a journalism conference (9 Mar 2017) / Spice, Spice baby (17 Feb 2017) / Avoiding Trump's trap with "alternative facts" (25 Jan 2017)