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The New York Times Magazine’s Soundscapes

I’m not sure how many people listened to The EP, the New York Times Magazine’s neat little audio experiment from last year, but I’m pretty sure there weren’t many folks that actually, sincerely, and enthusiastically loved the thing as much as I did. For the unfamiliar, The EP was a special audio project built to […]

September 18, 2018
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The Guardian makes a daily news podcast (again)

Last week, the Guardian announced that it was joining the cluster of publications currently developing a flagship daily news and current affairs podcast. It will be hosted by Anushka Asthana, a former senior political correspondent on TV for Sky News and the Guardian’s current political editor. (Asthana is actually one half of a job share […]

September 18, 2018
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The People vs. True Crime

Australian police are currently conducting a five-day forensic search of a property in Sydney, the former residence of missing woman Lyn Dawson and her husband Chris. Police have said they will soon be pursuing charges against the latter. This case is the subject of the popular true crime podcast The Teacher’s Pet, made by The […]

September 18, 2018
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Miscellaneous Bites: September 18, 2018

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September 18, 2018
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Endeavor Audio introduces itself

Featuring Dick Wolf *dun dunn*

September 15, 2018
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iHeartMedia buys Stuff Media, parent company of HowStuffWorks

Another big shakeup in the span of a few weeks.

September 13, 2018
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Breaking: Shake-ups at Panoply and Slate

(1) Panoply appears to be out of the content business. Several sources in the company inform me that, earlier this afternoon, the company internally announced that it will no longer be developing new podcasts and that it will be letting go of its entire editorial staff. I’m told that the layoffs are effective starting the […]

September 12, 2018
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Serial 3, and Inside the ZipRecruiter Deal

In case you missed it: Serial is coming back for its long-awaited third season later this month. Announced last Wednesday, the news was well-documented by mainstream outlets like Variety, the Hollywood Reporter, Elle, Cleveland Magazine, and the New York Times — I wrote up a preview for Vulture, too — but if you didn’t manage […]

September 11, 2018
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The Dog and Pony Show: 2018

The fourth annual IAB Podcast Upfronts took place last Thursday at the Convene space in midtown Manhattan. The one-day instant marketplace event sees a string of podcast publishers — some old, some new, some blue — coming together to pitch advertisers on the medium and their respective place within it. Which is to say, it’s […]

September 11, 2018
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What Xtrachat tells us about the BBC’s Podcast Strategy

Over the past year or so, a shift has taken place at the BBC, as Britain’s state-funded public broadcaster has started to think about podcasting strategically for the first time. We’ve seen the appointment of their first podcast commissioner, and the launch of a new app, BBC Sounds, intended to put all their live radio, […]

September 11, 2018