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Tracking: January 17, 2019

January 17, 2019
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On Podcast Apps

Around the same time the newsletter went out on Tuesday, Fast Company published a piece by Glenn Fleishman — veteran tech journalist and a podcaster himself, via The New Disruptors — that, similarly, sought to sketch out likely pathways into the future for podcast apps. And it seems we were thinking about the same things.

January 17, 2019
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Spotify and Podcasts, 2019

CES, that fine mess formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, was held in Las Vegas last week, and I took in the proceedings the way I always have: from behind the comforting glow of my laptop, far away from dense crowds and parched #brands. As expected, the smart speaker was one of the more […]

January 16, 2019
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Tracking: January 15, 2019

Three Big Things (1) Forgot to mention this last week, but it’s a pretty intriguing story: Before the new year, Sam Harris, the author and creator of the Waking Up podcast, moved his operations off Patreon after accusing platform for “political bias” following its decision to ban controversial fringe figures in early December. Waking Up […]

January 16, 2019
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Sounding Off

A small storm was kicked up among listeners of the BBC’s popular Fortunately… podcast last week, when digital and podcasts commissioning editor Rhian Roberts announced on Twitter that as of 2019 the show would be available exclusively on the BBC Sounds app. As far as I’m aware, this is the first regularly publishing weekly podcast […]

January 16, 2019
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Audio Fiction’s “Next Phase”

Right before we wrapped for the holidays, Ella Watts, a London-based podcast producer and consultant, shared the results of a research effort on the fiction podcast genre that she had undertaken off a commission by the BBC Sounds team. It’s an interesting piece of work, and I recommend taking the time to read it in […]

January 16, 2019
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Who reviews the reviewers?

There are certain questions about the podcast business that come around again and again. One of them is to do not with the audio industry itself, but the way its products are covered in the wider media: essentially, why aren’t there more podcast reviewers?

January 14, 2019
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Followup to AdBlock Radio

So, that story sparked a ton of reader response.

January 14, 2019
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Keep an eye: An Open Source Audio AdBlock Project

As above, so below, y’know?

January 10, 2019
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Insider: January 10, 2019

A live branded show, Spotify signs another exclusive, and CES watch.

January 10, 2019