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Vox Media Podcast Network expands partnership with Stitcher

Rolling off their collaboration on Today, Explained, the two companies are teaming up again to produce a new flagship show for Vox Media’s Recode brand.

February 21, 2019
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NYT Audio promotes Theo Balcomb

Balcomb is being elevated to Executive Producer of The Daily and News.

February 21, 2019
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Slate Plus Conversion Numbers

The Slow Burn effect, baby.

February 21, 2019
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Winter Podcast Upfront Notes

A group of podcast publishers held the event in Los Angeles earlier this week. Some notes.

February 21, 2019
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Jason Hoch leaves Stuff Media

Jason Hoch, the head of new initiatives at Stuff Media, is leaving the organization (and parent company iHeartMedia) to join Imperative Entertainment, where he will lead the expansion of its new podcast division. Part of the Friedkin Group, Imperative is a Santa Monica-based entertainment studio that’s produced Ridley Scott’s All The Money In the World […]

February 21, 2019
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The Funding Gap: A Primer on the UK’s New Audio Content Fund

A new Audio Content Fund has been announced for the UK, which takes the form of a non-profit backed by a three-year £3m government grant from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). It’s apparently designed to primarily fund public service material from production companies — especially independent ones — that would likely […]

February 21, 2019
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Reader Mailbag (Sort of): Spotify Edition

It’s Spotify Day +13. My inbox has pretty much started to chill after all the news, which has given me some time to sift through and check out what’s been occupying the Hot Pod hive mind. And from where I sit, there were two threads that stood out. The first thread is the prevalence of […]

February 21, 2019
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Tracking: February 19, 2019

Shouts to former Nieman fellow Katherine Goldstein for launching The Double Shift, a new independently-produced narrative podcast that will produce reported stories on the contemporary generation of working mothers. It’s being distributed as part of the Critical Frequency podcast network — one of the two Supporting Cast launch partners, by the way — and it’s […]

February 21, 2019
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February 15, 2019
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Tracking: February 14, 2019

February 14, 2019
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Supporting Cast: Slate’s bid to help publishers build membership programs

As the Swedish dust from last week’s Spotify acquisition-palooza continues to settle, there’s no time to wait. Slate, the veteran digital media company and purveyor of fine podcasts, announced this morning that it’s beginning to roll out something called Supporting Cast, a new technology service meant to help podcast publishers set up paid subscription layers […]

February 12, 2019