Political Briefs
End of April 23 Column

About the New York Times

Well, it is no Front Page podcast, and it doesn't meet my needs, but I did discover that, 1) The New York Times prepares a daily digest of the newspaper that would take about 45 minutes to read out loud, and that 2) Audible.com will read it out loud to you for $8 a month. Alas, 45 minutes a day is more time than I can devote to the subject. Also, the reader is no James Baron. In fact, in the sample I heard, he's barely a competent professional. I could do better! What the world needs is yet another daily Times product, about 6-10 minutes in length, maybe with some actualities. Wait! It had that! It was called the Front Page Podcast.