Hot Pod

The State of Slate

October 16, 2018
Hot Pod

The Only Way is Pods

How real is reality, really, when it’s captured on a microphone, edited extensively, and then bundled with narration before being presented to the listener? That’s the Big Question prompted by The Brights, a new British podcast launching this week that presents itself as part of a curious sounding genre: “structured reality.” Behind the production is […]

October 16, 2018
Hot Pod

The Other Chart

So, I spilled quite a bit of ink last week on the Apple Podcast charts, how it seemed more dysfunctional than usual, and how that complicates the way the industry is represented to the eyes of many newcomers. Apologies for quoting myself, but I posed two underlying questions: “What does it mean when the top […]

October 16, 2018
Hot Pod

Locally Sourced: The BBC’s “Multi Story” Feed

Repackaged radio content still makes up a considerable chunk of podcasts. Here in the UK, the BBC in particular does a lot of this — the majority of shows that you can see on their Apple page, for instance, went out as radio broadcasts first. Most of the time, they just get sandwiched with a […]

October 16, 2018
Hot Pod

The National Local

Next Monday will see the release of Believed, a new limited investigative series by NPR and Michigan Radio, the state’s network of local public radio stations. The podcast will examine the USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal, one of the largest serial sexual abuse cases in American’s history. Michigan Radio reporters Kate Wells and Lindsey Smith […]

October 16, 2018
Hot Pod

This Week in New York

Did you know that New York Magazine is developing not one, but two new podcasts? The Intelligencer, the new site that merged together NY Mag’s politics and business-focused Daily Intelligencer and tech-focused Select All sections, is working on something called 2038, which will “explore eight different visions of how we can expect to live in […]

October 16, 2018
Hot Pod

Miscellaneous Bites: October 16, 2018

Eric Mennel, the co-creator of Criminal and a senior producer at Gimlet Media who hosted a recent season of Startup, is moving to NPR, where he will join the Embedded team. There, he will serve as a supervising producer tasked with making the podcast a “premiere franchise for serious journalism” whose work will be presented […]

October 16, 2018
Hot Pod Insider

A Startup Bets on Rich Media

Entale believes that listeners don’t just want to listen when they’re listening to something. Cool? Also, why does this sound so familiar?

October 15, 2018
Hot Pod Insider

Apple’s New Audiobook Imminent

Imminent!

October 15, 2018
Hot Pod Insider

Microphones on the Small Screen

More podcast-to-TV adaptations means… more public radio producers portrayed poorly on television? Bring ’em!

October 15, 2018
Hot Pod Insider

Follow-ups to the Apple Podcast Chats

Let’s reiterate a few things.

October 12, 2018