NBC News is preparing to goodbye to a journalism veteran as executive editor David Firestone plans to retire in mid-May after 45 years in the business, with the last five coming at NBC.
Firestone joined NBC News on May 1, 2017, serving first as the managing editor for NBC News Digital then earning a promotion to executive editor in March of last year.
“It’s time to let someone else come in and take the team forward, to add to the foundation we have built for one of the highest-quality news sites in the country,” Firestone said in a statement provided by TV Newser.
“I’m looking forward to traveling with Susan and our family and to spend time with our new grandson, but I can’t wait to read the great journalism that this team is going to produce in the years to come.”
Before his tenure with NBC News, Firestone spent two years as the managing editor at FiveThirtyEight, focusing on politics, particularly the 2016 presidential cycle. Before that, he spent 21 years as a reporter and editor at The New York Times.
Bloomberg Media, iHeartMedia Announce Podcast Partnership
The first slate of podcasts will see five shows debut this year and will ultimately distribute more than a dozen new original podcasts as part of their multi-year agreement.
Bloomberg Media and iHeartMedia have announced a partnership that will see a new slate of original podcasts featuring a combination of daily and weekly news programs and narrative-style limited series.
“Bloomberg Crypto” is the first of the five podcasts launching this year and will debut next month. Bloomberg’s reporting team will tease out what’s actually important in the crypto conversation in this daily podcast.
In a couple of months, “Bedrock, USA” will be the second to debut during the summer as this show dives into how a group of people who didn’t like what they saw happening in their local governments and decided to get involved.
The final three podcasts will come this fall, with two of them debuting in September with “The Big Take,” giving its listeners the most urgent stories of the day – on business, markets, economics, finance, politics, technology, and more.
“In Trust” will be a limited series about how associates of one of the wealthiest families in Osage County, Oklahoma, and “Crash Course,” which debuts in October, will bring listeners straight into the arenas where epic business and social upheavals occur.
Joe Rogan: “Marijuana Is the Perfect Drug for Me”
Rogan revealed that marijuana helps him regulate his personality
Podcaster Joe Rogan revealed that marijuana helps him regulate his personality. Rogan made the admission on episode #1824 of “TheJoe Rogan Experience” Thursday.
A transcript posted on Mediate details a conversation that Rogan had with MIT scientist and podcaster Lex Fridman. The conversation about drugs started with a talk about the Johnny Depp defamation trial.
Fridman joked that Rogan could be an expert witness on drugs and alcohol for the trial. “No, I can’t be on drugs cause I — there’s too many drugs I’m uninitiated in like no cocaine experience whatsoever. None.”
Fridman responded by asking Rogan if there’s a part of his life where he wishes he would have experienced that?
“It’s good to get crazy. Getting crazy is good for comedians. Like it’s good to get drunk. It’s good to get — I have a very specific kind of mind where my ego should not be encouraged,” Rogan said.
“Marijuana is the perfect drug for me. Cause marijuana calms me down, makes me sweeter, much more friendly, much more affectionate, much more kind, much more generous, and more creative,” added Rogan.
FOX Nation Will Stream Debates Between Prominent Senators
The first debate will feature Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT). The event will be moderated by Bret Baier.
FOX Nation will stream a series of debates between prominent U.S. Senators starting next month called “The Senate Project.” The first debate will feature Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT). The event will be moderated by Bret Baier.
In a release, the network said, “in a time of deep political polarization in America—and a 50-50 split between Democrats and Republicans in the Senate—the goal of The Senate Project is for the public to hear leading senators from competing ends of the political spectrum.”
The debates will be 60-minute Oxford-style debates which will allow senators to engage in extended, thoughtful, wide-ranging debate while exploring areas of constructive disagreement and searching for the bipartisan compromise that has been a hallmark of the Senate for more than two centuries.
The second debate, hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center, will be held in July at George Washington University, carried live and on-demand across C-SPAN platforms, including streamed on C-SPAN Now. A third debate will be held by the Orrin G. Hatch Foundation in Utah this fall.
“We initiated this idea in response to what is the most serious division in this country in decades,” said Bruce A. Percelay, chairman of the board of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute. “It is our hope that this effort will help demonstrate that compromise in the U.S. Senate is actually possible.”
“We are pleased to partner with the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Orrin G. Hatch Foundation, and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute to present this full debate without interruption to our FOX Nation subscribers,” added Jay Wallace, President & Executive Editor of FOX News Media.
The Senate Project kicks off at 12 noon EDT on Monday, June 13.