Commonspace was born when two trusted, Philadelphia-based organizations with expertise in sharing thought-provoking stories came together to create a place as fun, poignant, and maddening as the world that surrounds us. Through trusted journalism, artistic responses, and innovative partnership, WHYY and First Person Arts are building Commonspace to broaden our understanding of ourselves, each other, and the world.
Unfortunately, Commonspace failed to takeoff, leaving it to be cancelled only months after being launched. We’ve developed a case study analyzing the problem with Commonspace and how we would’ve done it differently. Essentially, we want to position Commonspace as Philadelphia’s podcast, telling the stories of the men and women who shape our city.