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Tracking: June 23, 2020

This Week in Spotify. More content deals from the Swedish audio streaming platform: one with Kim Kardashian-West to produce a criminal justice podcast that will distributed under the Parcast banner — which increasingly appears to be the most interesting of all Spotify’s acquisitions thus far — and one with Warner Bros and DC, which opens […]

June 23, 2020
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Insider: June 19, 2020

– Apple Podcast and Personalization

– IP ownership

– Twitter Audio… and more!

June 19, 2020
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Insider: June 18, 2020

  • Spotify announces two more exclusive content deals
  • Another Round rights
  • Simplecast acquired by SiriusXM… and more!
June 18, 2020
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Introducing: Servant of Pod with Nick Quah

Today, we’re launching Servant of Pod, my new weekly podcast about podcasts that I’m making in partnership with LAist Studios. It will be, for the most part, an interview/conversational show, though we’ll see what else we can do with the format as we get our feet under us and start building out some muscle. My […]

June 17, 2020
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Axios to launch flagship daily news podcast next Monday

  Word of Axios making a push into the ever-competitive genre has been around for a while, dating back to a NBC News write-up from March, but we’re getting final details today. To begin with, the show will be called Axios Today, and it will take the form of ten minute-long episodes that drop every […]

June 16, 2020
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How True Crime Podcasts Perpetuate The Myth of an Effective Criminal Justice System

In 2014, Serial subverted the true crime genre. Rather than assume the role of the sympathetic police detective by investigating the tragic death of Hae Min Lee, Sarah Koenig took advantage of the singular rapport between a podcast’s host and their listeners to do something more radical: examine a second tragedy in the form of […]

June 16, 2020
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Meanwhile, in Chicago…

I don’t have a firm grip on what’s going on here, but keep an eye on this development: there appears to be a growing wave of troubling accusations against Cards Against Humanity, the Chicago media company, primarily facilitated over social media under the #CAHisOver hashtag. The wave seems to stem from this June 6 Twitter […]

June 16, 2020
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How To Wind Down a Pandemic Podcast

When lockdown orders started coming into effect around the world back in March, everyone I spoke with in podcast-land articulated their need to do something to meet this unprecedented moment. In the following weeks, numerous spin off projects were launched, and listeners started to find podcasts of all kinds catering to different aspects of the […]

June 16, 2020
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Tracking: June 16, 2020

Quick thing before we kick off. Tomorrow will see the launch of a new weekly podcast about podcasts that I’ve been developing with LAist Studios, called Servant of Pod. I’m going to send out an extra newsletter tomorrow to introduce the first episode and discuss the show further — so heads up! — but for […]

June 16, 2020
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Insider: June 12, 2020

– Hernan Lopez appears on Recode Media

– WNYC’s new Editor in Chief

– Right Wing Radio Host removed… and more!

June 12, 2020