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Tracking: May 11, 2021

Selected Notes The IAB Podcast Upfronts begin today. Brace yourself for an onslaught of announcements. Spotify has added a new podcast timestamp sharing feature to its platform. This comes a few weeks after its expanded integration with Facebook went live. Entries for the 2021 Third Coast/RHDF Competition close tonight. iHeartMedia launched its programmatic podcast advertising […]

May 11, 2021
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The Reinvention of Invisibilia

  When, last summer, Invisibilia announced its latest season (the show’s seventh), the news came with a twist. The acclaimed podcast — and, I should note, NPR’s first major hit among its shows that didn’t start as radio programs — would be “passing the torch,” with longtime hosts Alix Spiegel and Hanna Rosin stepping aside […]

May 11, 2021
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How a New Generation of Chef Podcasts Are Pushing the Culinary Conversation

In May of 2017, The New York Times published a profile of the James-Beard-Award-winning chef Thomas Keller. The story claimed that Keller’s landmark restaurant The French Laundry had “proved, finally, that American chefs had stepped from the shadow of their European elders.” A bit further down in the piece — around the 25th paragraph — the story’s […]

May 11, 2021
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A Different Kind of Food Network

In 2017, when Chris Spear was working as a personal chef, he was struck with a strong sense of isolation. Spear had never been a “traditional” restaurant worker — he’d cooked and managed at the likes of IKEA and the food-supply company Sodexo — but he’d at least had colleagues. His distance from the concept […]

May 11, 2021
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Clubhouse finally comes to Android

After a year of exclusively operating on iOS, the buzzy social audio app announced on Sunday that it has begun rolling out its Android version in beta throughout the U.S. It is expected to quickly expand availability to other English-speaking countries before kicking off a broader global rollout in the weeks ahead. In keeping with […]

May 11, 2021
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Tracking: May 4, 2021

First of all… I’m not sure if you’re listening to The Line, the Apple Original podcast led by Dan Taberski about the case of the Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, but I think it broke some news with its series conclusion that came out today. If you haven’t checked out the show, you should do so. […]

May 4, 2021