our story + mission

The NewsWorthy is on a mission to help people ENJOY staying informed. Named by Salon.com as an “Essential Current Events Podcast,” and featured as a top 50 news podcast on Apple Podcasts, we keep you well-rounded and up-to-date on a wide variety of stories — from politics to tech to entertainment and everything in between — all in less than 10 minutes each weekday.

With millions of downloads, The NewsWorthy helps listeners stay part of the daily conversation and make better, more informed decisions. In our casual and concise style, we help you save time and energy for what matters most. Plus, you always get multiple perspectives + unbiased facts, so there is more understanding and fewer eye-rolls.

about the host

Experienced broadcast journalist Erica Mandy was tired of the talking heads and alarmist headlines, so she quit her TV news job to create something new. She’s passionate about helping you stay informed, save time and feel less overwhelmed and depressed by the news….

Along with well-known creators like Malcom Gladwell, Erica was one of the first people to partner with Podfund, which invests in emerging and extraordinary podcasters.

She was also named one of “50 Women Changing the World in Media & Entertainment” in 2018.


Join our community of smart go-getters who love The NewsWorthy’s “fast, fair and fun” approach to the news.

New episodes released Mon-Fri at 4 a.m. ET.