Shumita Basu

Reporter & Host, WNYC News

Shumita Basu appears in the following:

'Crazy Eddie' Electronics King Dies, Remembered for 'Ins-a-a-a-ane' Ads

Monday, September 12, 2016

Eddie Antar, the man behind the booming "Crazy Eddie" electronics business and its eventual downfall, has died at 68. He's best known for his zany TV and radio commercials.


What Did September 11th Make You Realize?

Friday, September 09, 2016

We asked you to fill in the blank: "September 11th made me realize _____." Here's a handful of your responses.

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What's in a Domain Name? New Yorkers Flaunt Their '.nyc' Addresses

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

When ".nyc" web addresses first became available in 2014, people flocked to the internet to buy up the new domains. But enthusiasm has since fizzled.

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What Do You Hope Will Come Out of the Trump-Peña Nieto Meeting?

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

We asked on Twitter. And you delivered in true, sassy Internet fashion.

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Huma Abedin, Clinton's 'Accomodator and Protector,' Says She's Separating from Husband Anthony Weiner

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Weiner was caught "sexting" for the third time earlier this week.


Subway Wiz Sets New Guinness World Record for Fastest Trip Through Every Station

Monday, August 29, 2016

It took Matthew Ahn 21 hours, 28 minutes and 14 seconds to hit up every single New York City subway station. That's less time than it took him to plan the trip.


A Centennial Birthday Dash Around New York's National Park Sites

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The National Park Service turns 100 today. WNYC's Stephen Nessen reports from NPS sites all over the city throughout the morning.


The EpiPen Monopoly Is Causing Prices to Spike

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The price of the EpiPen, a non-generic drug dispenser for people with severe allergies, is climbing rapidly. Some consumers say they're getting priced out of the life-saving device.

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What's This Podcast All About?

Thursday, July 07, 2016

It's the on-demand version of WNYC's Werk It, a women's podcasting festival held every summer. We’ve kept only the best stuff in.

A Journalist and a Podcaster Walk Into a Bar

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Join Kelly McEvers in conversation with Invisibilia’s Hanna Rosin, Latino USA’s Maria Hinojosa and The Guardian’s Francesca Panetta about bringing their skills to the on-demand world. 

Michelle Buteau Won't Take No

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Comedian Michelle Buteau gave the keynote address at Werk It, a women’s podcasting festival, where she talked about her journey from self-doubting college kid to stand-up success.

Can You Hear Me Now?

Monday, July 04, 2016

Join podcast hosts Manoush Zomorodi, Megan Tan, Gretchen Rubin, Marlo Mack and Andrea Silenzi in a conversation about finding your voice on the microphone.

Here's How to Make an Episode of Radiolab

Sunday, July 03, 2016

How many drafts does it take to make an episode of Radiolab? The answer will blow your mind. Wha ha ha ha ha...

Down With Vocal Fry

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Take down the patriarchy with Radiolab's Molly Webster, On the Media’s Brooke Gladstone, Another Round’s Heben Nigatu, Invisibilia’s Lulu Miller and Only Human’s Mary Harris.

That Little Voice in the Back of Your Head

Friday, July 01, 2016

Tales of diving into the abyss, with Death, Sex & Money's Anna Sale, Only Human’s Mary Harris, Note to Self’s Manoush Zomorodi, Another Round’s Tracy Clayton and Nerdette’s Tricia Bobeda

How to Make Podcasts and Influence People

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Say you want to make a podcast. You get a microphone and recording kit. You wow your friends with your clever title and original conceit. Now how do you get anyone to listen? 

What's Your Big Idea?

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Hear from the women who might one day green light your podcast pitch.

Interview Roulette

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Three hosts, one subject. We brought to the stage Only Human's Amanda Aronczyk, NPR's Melissa Block and Wendy Zukerman of Science Vs. to interview a mystery guest. 

Booking a Killer Guest

Monday, June 27, 2016

A conversation with the master bookers of WNYC, with The Leonard Lopate Show's Melissa Eagan, Freakonomics’ Arwa Gunja, and Death Sex & Money’s Katie Bishop. Moderated by Keli Goff.

This Isn't Downton Abbey

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Public media isn't just going to keep making Masterpiece Theater, says Corporation for Public Broadcasting president Pat Harrison.