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Insider: February 21, 2020

February 22, 2020
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Insider: February 20, 2020

– Changes to Spotify’s Podcast UX

– Splits in Genre Preferences between Platforms

– Follow-up to Patreon Capital… and more!

February 21, 2020
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The Podcast Academy

Last Friday, a group of podcast publishers and related operatives announced the formation of something called The Podcast Academy — not to be mistaken with what appears to be a semi-amateur Australian resource for podcasters of the same name — which they described as a non-profit organization dedicated to “elevating awareness and excitement for podcasts […]

February 18, 2020
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On the Airwaves

For pretty much as long as there have been podcasts, there have been people trying to put them on the radio. As far back as 2005 CBS Radio transformed KYCY into “K-You Radio” — which broadcast podcast episodes around the clock until it was shuttered in 2007 — and as recently as last year iHeartRadio […]

February 18, 2020
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Illustration: “How Do You Do”

February 18, 2020
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Patreon Capital: An Alternative to Podcast Financing

I was tempted to kick this story off with a platitude along the lines of: “Starting something is the hardest part.” Then I thought the better of it, because that’s not strictly true. Keeping something going can be much harder, as in the case of a conversation, relationship, or even this newsletter, because with starting […]

February 18, 2020
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Insider: February 14, 2020

February 14, 2020
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Insider: February 13, 2020

February 13, 2020
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Pay to Snooze

Pretty much every night, I take a train journey north along the coast of Norway. As a chronically bad sleeper, I’ve tried a lot of different things to make it easier for me to drop off. Some were a disaster — turns out, pillow sprays make me sneeze — but eventually I worked out, as many […]

February 11, 2020
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Plug and Play

There’s always value in a simple pitch, I suppose. For Meet Cute, a New York-based podcast company that announced itself in Variety a few weeks ago, that pitch has two parts. The first is a pithy, albeit somewhat woo-woo, mission statement: “Hope for the Whole World.” The second is a sharp product focus, with the […]

February 11, 2020