The NewsWorthy podcast is not a typical news show. It follows three principles to help subscribers enjoy the process of staying informed. The first principle is speed. Reports are brief and always under ten minutes long. The second is honesty. The host pulls her information from a collection of news outlets. This ensures that the views remain balanced. The last principle is fun. To achieve that, the host and the reporting are energetic and informal.
This is not a news podcast with arguing pundits. It vows to avoid having one depressing story after another. Host Erica Mandy promises never to offer her opinions or personal analysis. Instead, listeners get an unbiased, friendly overview of what people are talking about. It's a relaxed discussion of the stories that impact everyday life.
The host of The NewsWorthy has over ten years of experience working in journalism. Mandy has had roles on KMIZ-TV, KATU-TV, and CBS News in Los Angeles. She's reported on federal court rulings and terrorist attacks. She has also conducted interviews with CEOs, politicians, and other thought leaders. Mandy decided to start her podcast as an alternative to traditional news outlets. She felt her previous work was too grim and biased, so she started her platform to offer something new.
Each weekday episode of The NewsWorthy explores around five news reports. These can be anything from climate disasters to the return of pumpkin spice at Starbucks. The show presents stories about gun control, elections, celebrity deaths, and anything in between.
On Saturdays, Mandy offers a bonus episode of The NewsWorthy with a short interview. She talks to cybersecurity experts, economists, and scientists, among others. Those conversations provide listeners with actionable advice. For instance, they learn how to know if their water is free from forever chemicals. They still maintain the lighthearted attitude that makes this news podcast easy to consume.