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Nick’s Picks on the Other Big 2018 Stories

(1) Haven’t you heard? The Daily News Podcast, i.e. the new front page, continues to mushroom in the wake of The Daily and Up First. (Slate even has two daily news podcasts now! Also, interestingly enough, the New York Times published a thing yesterday rounding up a few for your convenience. Strange!) Two questions on […]

December 11, 2018
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Caroline’s Picks on the 2018 Stories to Follow Up

How podcasting deals with misinformation. There were a few points this year where I felt like that the broader media narratives around the spread of fake news made itself felt within the podcasting world, particularly the moment over the summer when Alex Jones’s Infowars podcasts were removed from several major platforms. But industry discussions quickly […]

December 11, 2018
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The Three Most Interesting Podcast Companies

I did this segment before I took my brief sabbatical last fall, and I thought it came out great, so I’m doing it again. Here, I’d like to quickly highlight the three companies that struck me as the most interesting over the past twelve months. They aren’t necessarily the most successful or the biggest, but […]

December 11, 2018
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Tracking: December 11, 2018

Broke this story last Friday on the site: Gimlet is getting into the daily news podcast space, courtesy of the Wall Street Journal. They’re currently seeking an executive producer and a host to staff the project  More details in the original write-up. ICYMI: NPR CEO Jarl Mohn will step down from the role after his […]

December 11, 2018
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Gimlet to produce a daily news podcast with the Wall Street Journal

I’ve just learned that Gimlet Media is stepping into the daily news podcast space, courtesy of the Wall Street Journal. The move was announced internally earlier today, and as it stands, the two companies are currently seeking an executive producer and a host to staff the production. Specific details are still scants, but the hope, […]

December 7, 2018
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End of Year Lists, but for Platforms

Sifting through Apple, Spotify, and Podtrac’s “Most Listened” lists for meaning

December 7, 2018
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An Arrest Down Under

A popular Australian true crime podcast brings us back to an old question: how far does this rabbit hole go?

December 7, 2018
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Acast raises $35 million in Series C funding

The money will apparently fund expansion into new content and territories, a push towards more non-advertising revenue streams, and an improved offering for smart speakers.

December 6, 2018
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NPR CEO Jarl Mohn stepping down next summer

He leaves the organization with a significant legacy — overseeing strong Post-Trump broadcast ratings and an enviable podcast operation — that will also likely be marred by the Michael Oreskes sexual harassment crisis.

December 6, 2018
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Song Exploder switching hosts

After five years, Hrishikesh Hirway is stepping away from the mic.

December 6, 2018