How the Spotify layoffs impact its podcasting business
Plus, more Hot Pod Summit updates.
Insider January 20, 2023 — Vox Media layoffs hit its audio creators
Vox Media laid off 7 percent of its staff, including the Cover Story team.
Insider January 19, 2023 — Why a conservative podcaster rejected The Daily Wire’s $50 million offer
All he had to do for his money was not get banned from the tech platforms.
Hot Pod Summit Brooklyn Lineup
Plus, new podcast creation falls off a cliff
Insider January 13, 2023 — Who’s afraid of the iPod?
Plus, YouTube is making some adjustments to its bullshit policy on swearing.
Insider January 12, 2023 — Spotify teases its next big event
Plus, more data on video podcasts, and a major label wants a major change.
Insider January 6, 2023 —Are limited-run series sustainable?
Plus, Rogan steps in it. (“It” being fake news).
Insider January 5, 2023 — Audiobook wars!
Plus, Shameless Acquisition Target achieves its main goal.
Happy 2023, Donald Trump Jr. got a podcast deal
Plus, De La Soul is finally coming to streaming services in March
A completely biased, unscientific list of my top five podcast episodes of the year.
Insider December 22, 2022 — How will podcasting fare in 2023?
The ad market is soft, layoffs will likely continue, but the industry should (hopefully) be alright.
New year, new Anchor?
Plus, Angela Merkel also loves true-crime pods.
Insider December 16, 2022 — Elon was confronted on Twitter Spaces, so he shut down Twitter Spaces
The feature is still down on iOS.
Insider December 15, 2022 — This was not a great year for M&A
Plus, Spielberg options Maddow’s hit podcast.
NPR cancels its summer internship program
The network has to make $10 million in budget cuts.
Insider December 9, 2022 — Podcasts, so hot right now (in France)
Plus, Libsyn makes its free podcast creation service… not free.
Insider December 8, 2022 — Radio, radio
AM radio is vanishing, FM radio has a royalty problem, and satellite radio is growing.
Elon Musk loves Twitter Spaces, but much of the team building it is gone
Plus, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s podcast producer departs as Archetypes wraps its first season.
Insider December 2, 2022 — Fun times with ethics
Sen. Ted Cruz landed a juicy podcast deal with iHeartMedia that could end up being a legal boondoggle.