Bloomberg Industry taps Allington for longform podcast series
Josh Block, executive producer of videos and podcasts at Bloomberg Industry Group, sent out the following announcement on Monday:
A little over a year ago, Adam Allington spearheaded Bloomberg Industry’s first nonfiction narrative podcast, Business of Bees, as both host and reporter. The six-part series on the role of the honeybee on the economy and environmental policy was INDG’s most ambitious and most downloaded podcast to date. It also lead to a spinoff episode on the popular 99% Invisible podcast. Adam took this project on while maintaining his day job, reporting for our environment desk.
I’m pleased to share with you that today Adam is joining the news division’s video and podcast team in the role of senior audio journalist. In this newly created position, he will focus on producing longform narrative podcasts for our newsroom on a variety of legal, tax, and government topics. This new endeavor is part of BBG Industry’s expansion into audio journalism which already includes our studio-based (well, technically WFH-based now) interview podcasts, Cases & Controversies, Talking Tax, Parts Per Billion, and Downballot Counts.
Adam joined BBG Industry in 2017 as a reporter on the Environment Desk. During this time he reported on stories ranging from tattoo ink and Christmas trees, to high profile court rulings on pesticides like dicamba. However, audio journalism is Adam’s expertise and where he began his career as a storyteller. Prior to BBG Industry, Adam spent more than ten years as a public radio reporter, first with St. Louis Public Radio, and later with American Public Media’s Marketplace. At Marketplace he reported on economic topics including the auto industry, green energy, international trade, and even the growing black market for bourbon (a personal favorite).
I’m excited to listen to the stories Adam is going to tell with our newsroom for our subscribers. Please join me in congratulating him.