Katie Couric, host of the eponymous podcast, Katie Couric, is pretty much over you calling her “perky.”

Katie Couric, host of the eponymous podcast, Katie Couric, is pretty much over you calling her “perky.”

Hey, pals!

Years before Katie Couric helped us rise and shine on the Today show, she was a lowly intern at a radio station in Arlington, Va. It was there, interning for legendary radio personality Carl Kasell, that Couric caught the broadcasting bug. She quickly abandoned radio for TV and she never looked back. Until now.

Couric hosts a podcast called Katie Couric (how’d she ever come up with that?!) where she interviews  lawmakers, celebrities and everyday folks. When we interviewed Couric about her podcast, we learned some fun facts (that have nothing to do with her show): she’s a great hugger, she loves seltzer and she always thought being called “perky” was sexist and demeaning.

In addition to hosting a podcast, Couric’s also a big podcast listener. She recommends: Missing Richard Simmons, WTF with Marc Maron, Pod Save America and Axe Files with David Axelrod, specifically episode 52, featuring Katie Couric.

Tell Me More Shows To Check Out!

  • Offshore — Hawaii is the most diverse state in the union. And yet racial tension simmers. Journalist Jessica Terrell unpacks the issues in season one, which is about two killings of native men at the hands of white people, and season two, which focuses on the fight over a telescope on sacred land.
  • Kerning Cultures — The news most Americans hear from the Middle East is often just about sectarian conflict or terrorism. But the region is so much more than that. Kerning Cultures explores the untold stories of the Middle East from people who live there. Check out this episode about a kitemaker.

Call Me!

Do you have a podcast recommendation you’d like to share with us? We want to hear it! Give us a jingle on the Pod Line at 202-885-POD1 and leave a message. Then we’ll put you on the radio and you’re kids will finally respect you.

Thanks for reading, pals! ‘Til next time…keep listening, America.

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