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February 15, 2019
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February 14, 2019
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Supporting Cast: Slate’s bid to help publishers build membership programs

As the Swedish dust from last week’s Spotify acquisition-palooza continues to settle, there’s no time to wait. Slate, the veteran digital media company and purveyor of fine podcasts, announced this morning that it’s beginning to roll out something called Supporting Cast, a new technology service meant to help podcast publishers set up paid subscription layers […]

February 12, 2019
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Tracking: February 12, 2019

Quick Flashback. From the May 10, 2016 issue: … the tension between the two communities with very separate needs and beliefs that share the same infrastructure is very real. It’s podcasts-as-blogs versus podcasts-as-future of radio, it’s the independents versus the corporate. But whatever happens with Apple, we’re going to have to confront this question. The […]

February 12, 2019
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The Anfield Wrap does it themselves

Hot Pod readers probably know that I’m based in the UK by now, but I’m not sure that it’s entirely clear that I don’t live in London. I moved away in the summer of 2017 after nearly a decade in the English capital, and nowadays I’m based in north west England, near Liverpool. That decision […]

February 12, 2019
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PodUK: Podcast Fans Unite

At the top of February, I headed off to Birmingham to attend the first PodUK convention. There have been a few different podcast events debuting in the UK in the last few months, with new festivals in Brighton and Manchester and workshops in London, and I consider the viability of these things as a good […]

February 12, 2019
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Patreon Pain Ahead?

Patreon CEO Jack Conte told CNBC this week that there could be changes ahead at the platform as it seeks to deliver more revenue for investors.

February 9, 2019
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A Subscription Platform Expands into Audio

Substack, a subscription platform startup founded by Hamish McKenzie and Christopher Best that so far has focused on helping writers develop paid newsletter programs, announced this week that it’s beginning to provide support for paid podcast initiatives.

February 9, 2019
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WNYC Has A New Chief Content Officer

He’s 34.

February 7, 2019
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A New Podcast Company, Himalaya, Raises $100 Million

We’re in the silly season now.

February 7, 2019