Tune Into Podcasts

NYSAC has created a collection of podcasts to expand our mission of education in service to the 62 counties within New York State.

Want to make the most of the time in the day? Are you interested in learning via listening? Do you have a pair of earbuds?

You should tune in and give podcasts a try.

Podcasts are digital audio pieces which typically focus on non-fiction educational content with a variety of topics – ranging from current events to comedy, and lifestyle to technology. Formats include panel discussions, multi-host talk shows, one on one interviews, and even narrative storytelling.

For local governments, podcasts offer an opportunity to get an in-depth perspective on policies and programs while utilizing spare listening time.

You can download or stream podcasts from the internet onto your phone and listen at your own pace. Listening to a podcast can take place in the car,
at the gym, while working around the house, or even in the background while at work. Time that would otherwise be spent in silence or listening to music can be used productively and educationally.

Listening to whatever you like whenever you would like to is pretty much the name of the game with podcasts, as portable on-demand content. That's what sets podcasts apart as a unique player in the field of digital media – and why an estimated 73 million Americans listen to podcasts monthly.

NYSAC has created a collection of podcasts to expand our mission of education in service to the 62 counties within New York State.
Click here to listen to NYSAC podcasts, or use the player below.

In addition to NYSAC podcasts, there are many other sources that are relevant and helpful to county government employees at any level. Here are a few that we recommend:
With programs like “In the Arena,” “Go Public,” and “The 23%: Conversations with Women in Government," Governing provides podcasts that explore the people and ideas in government that are solving problems and making communities better places throughout the nation.

Produced by Engaging Local Government Leaders, GovLove is a podcast series with a goal of telling informative and unique stories about the work being done at the local level and to introduce listeners to the people who do the work of local government. 

Capitol Confidential
Hosted by David Lombardo of the Albany Times Union, Capitol Confidential features the policies, politics and personalities that make up the New York state government.

Capitol Connection
Political scientist Dr. Alan Chartock holds conversations with members from the New York State Assembly and Senate on WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which you can listen to online in addition to stations throughout the state.

International City/County Management Association
This podcast series features #LocalGovLife with topics ranging from combatting the opioid crisis to reinvigorating downtown communities.

The Gov Innovator podcast aims to share useful practices and insights from public sector innovators and other experts. The podcast is hosted by Andy Feldman, a director at Grant Thornton Public Sector.

Slate - Working
If you've ever wanted to step into someone else's career for the day, tune into this podcast in which David Plotz and Adam Davidson discuss how all sorts of people – and animals - go about their jobs.