The difference is the cost – the podcasts to which I subscribe are free and ask you to contribute; most of the newsletters I read are behind a paywall some or most of the time. As mentioned elsewhere, I do not subscribe to Spotify or whatever corporate matryoshka doll Earwolf is now under.
To what non-tech non-sec newsletters do I subscribe, what do they cover, and why do I subscribe? I subscribe to many, but these are some of the standouts:
- Money Stuff by Matt Levine via Bloomberg. :finance:business:
- The Honest Broker by Ted Gioia via Substack. :music:culture:
- NextDraft by Dave Pell :news:
- The Overspill by Charles Arthur :news:
- The Poynter Report by Tom Jones via Poynter :journalism:news:
- What’s in my … via Revue :edc:tools: “Each week, one interesting person shares four favorite things in their bag or in their desk or fridge or closet or wherever they keep things.”
- Weekly Musings by Scott Nesbitt :misc: “a published-every-seven-days (or so) letter from the keyboard of writer Scott Nesbitt. Each Wednesday, this letter shares my thoughts about something that’s caught my interest. Those thoughts will inform, infuriate, amuse, and I hope enlighten you. Even if just a little bit.”
- Culture Study by Anne Helen Petersen via Substack :culture: “Think more about the culture that surrounds you”
- Axios Nashville & a bunch of other Axios newsletters
- Austin Kleon via Substack :art:culture: “Weekly art, writing, and creative inspiration from the author of Steal Like an Artist and other bestsellers”
This list will continue to evolve as I narrow, whittle, and refine. I get various newsletters from the periodicals to which I subscribe. To be clear, the only newsletters I “pay” for are part of a periodical subscription. That may change.