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Insider: December 12, 2019

– Private equity firm Shamrock Capital invests in Ad Results Media

– Art19 acquires South Korean podcast ad firm BirchSounds, forms Art19 Korea

– Entercom hires Midroll alum as new SVP of Sales, East Coast… and more!

December 12, 2019
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The Power That Be

There’s a lot going on over in New Hampshire. Back in September, the public radio station over there, NHPR, launched a podcast called Stranglehold, which sought to interrogate the mythology around the Granite State’s status as the first to vote in the presidential primaries. It’s a status that has given New Hampshire a considerable amount […]

December 10, 2019
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Illustration: “Granite State Boogie”

December 10, 2019
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Career Spotlight: Kate Osborn, VICE Media

Ever since I wrote about VICE News’s podcast about the Chapo trial last year, I’ve been interested in what Vice is brewing, podcast-wise. What better way to find out more than to hear from the person heading up the audio operation? Kate Osborn also gets extra props for being the first Career Spotlight participant to […]

December 10, 2019
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Tracking: December 10, 2019

My Favorite Murder’s Eight Figure Deal. This probably qualifies as the biggest development from last week. On Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported that MFM creators Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark have struck a two-year deal worth “at least $10 million” with EW Scripps’ Stitcher that expands the duo’s already existing partnership with the podcast […]

December 10, 2019
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Insider: December 6, 2019

Podcasts (and radio show) can now win Pulitzers; My Fav Murder duo strikes $10M+ deal with Stitcher; Acast in Ireland.

December 6, 2019
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Insider: December 5, 2019

WNYC’s Robert Krulwich to retire; Facebook Podcasts?; Sony Music’s in-house podcast team… and more

December 5, 2019
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Apple and Spotify’s Top On-Platform Podcast Performance Lists

Two associated things, in case they’re the kind of bananas that interest you: (1) Apple has published a “Best Listens of 2019” page for the Apple Podcast platform, which contains both picks by the in-house editors that manage the front page curation as well as a listing of shows, new and existing, that performed the […]

December 3, 2019
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A Third Way for Discovery

Thanksgiving week is a weird time on the internet for me. A lot of the people I work with and follow log off for the American holiday, yet where I live in northwest England there’s no particular reason that explains the online tumbleweed. The whole predicament reminds me just how US-centric my internet consumption is. […]

December 3, 2019
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Retail Therapy: An Interview with Forever35’s Doree Shafrir on Gee Thanks, Just Bought It!

Look, I’m not a particularly evolved person, and I won’t pretend to tell you otherwise. I’m not going to say that I make independent well-researched choices about all the things I purchase and consume, that I’m unaffected by advertising and the opinions of others, that I am a strong-minded individual who isn’t swayed by trends […]

December 3, 2019
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Tracking: December 3, 2019

Uncle Fun: I’m really enjoying the Switched On Pop book, not least because the whole thing opens with Call Me Maybe, which is obviously the clearest path straight into my heart. Grandpa Grumps: I see you decrying Best Of lists on Twitter… while your PR reps bombard my inbox with your podcast for inclusion. I […]

December 3, 2019