Podcasts for PR Pros


Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR 

If you’re like most public relations pros, you’re probably on the job at all times. If you’re not crafting copy or meeting with clients, the cogs in your mind are likely churning out new strategies for a host of communication challenges at once. 

In today’s fast-paced world of PR, it’s vital that you stay on top of the latest updates and trends. Enter Podcasts: ideally suited for communications professionals, podcasts have become a new frontier in digital media. Listed below are some must-listens. 

Talking Points 

If you’re short on time but set on keeping up with PR industry news, Talking Points is an excellent monthly podcast to catch you up on the most salient public relations, communications, marketing, and social media news. 

In this podcast, hosts Arik Hanson and Kevin Hunt provide their insights and a recap of hot topics, peppered with interviews with industry experts from across the US. Ideal for those who don’t have the time to tune in to a weekly podcast. 

On the Media 

Keen to know how “the media sausage gets made”? On the Media is an award-winning podcast that narrows down on threats to free speech and government transparency, casting a special eye on the week’s big news stories and getting stuck into their parallel narratives. With laterally-thinking conversations in the media industry, On the Media is sure to provide you with some unique insights to take into your next client meeting. 

For Immediate Release 

If you’re having a hard time keeping abreast of numerous media sources to stay ahead of the latest news and updates from the industry, For Immediate Release gives you front-row seats to conversations between host Shel Holtz, himself an accomplished PR strategist, and a panel of industry leaders. The podcast is structured as an expert panel analyzing the week’s digital and social media news for PR professionals, with each episode providing a rich analysis of recent news and discussions surrounding hot topics. 

Women At Work 

This podcast is truly required listening for any business professional. Exploring gender in the workplace and launched by the Harvard Business Review, editors Amy Bernstein, Sarah Green Carmichael, and Nicole Torres, seek to “untangle some of the knottiest issues around being a woman at work” and unpacks everything from female leadership to changing workplace dynamics and workplace harassment.  

By combining expert guests with the latest research and practical advice, all business professionals – no matter their gender – have something to learn from this pertinent series. 

Young PR Pros 

If you’ve just landed your first job in public relations, or are a young-at-heart PR pro, Young PR Pros should definitely be on your list. 

The podcast takes a look at public relations from a different angle and is specifically designed to provide young PR professionals with tips, advice, and information on how to guide and advance their careers. 

PR Masters Series

This podcast salutes the masters of public relations and revels in their observations, insights and advice to PR professionals.  Hosted by The Stevens Group, this podcast provides PR, digital/interactive and marketing communications agencies the wisdom of those who have reached the top of the PR profession.

Ronn Torossian - PR PodcastsAbout the Author: Ronn Torossian is CEO of 5WPR, a leading PR Agency.