A group of podcast companies and publishers, led by NPR, have officially begun rolling out their gambit to usher podcasting towards a “true” listening metric.
What kind of year has it been? When I sat down to plot this column last Tuesday, a few words popped to mind: busy, chaotic, confusing. Frankly, I’m not sure how I’ll remember 2018 down the line, but I have some ideas of a few things that’ll stick. I. Perhaps the most pronounced public narrative […]
(1) Haven’t you heard? The Daily News Podcast, i.e. the new front page, continues to mushroom in the wake of The Daily and Up First. (Slate even has two daily news podcasts now! Also, interestingly enough, the New York Times published a thing yesterday rounding up a few for your convenience. Strange!) Two questions on […]
How podcasting deals with misinformation. There were a few points this year where I felt like that the broader media narratives around the spread of fake news made itself felt within the podcasting world, particularly the moment over the summer when Alex Jones’s Infowars podcasts were removed from several major platforms. But industry discussions quickly […]
I did this segment before I took my brief sabbatical last fall, and I thought it came out great, so I’m doing it again. Here, I’d like to quickly highlight the three companies that struck me as the most interesting over the past twelve months. They aren’t necessarily the most successful or the biggest, but […]
Broke this story last Friday on the site: Gimlet is getting into the daily news podcast space, courtesy of the Wall Street Journal. They’re currently seeking an executive producer and a host to staff the project More details in the original write-up. ICYMI: NPR CEO Jarl Mohn will step down from the role after his […]
I’ve just learned that Gimlet Media is stepping into the daily news podcast space, courtesy of the Wall Street Journal. The move was announced internally earlier today, and as it stands, the two companies are currently seeking an executive producer and a host to staff the production. Specific details are still scants, but the hope, […]
Sifting through Apple, Spotify, and Podtrac’s “Most Listened” lists for meaning
A popular Australian true crime podcast brings us back to an old question: how far does this rabbit hole go?