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October 15, 2019
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Luminary Exec-Level Shuffle

For your intelligence dossier purposes: The Verge is reporting that Joe Purzycki, who co-founded the startup with Matt Sacks, is no longer the company’s Chief Strategy Officer. He was replaced by Jeff Saunders, former VP of product and technology at Jet.com, who holds the title of Luminary’s Chief Product Officer. According to the report, the […]

October 8, 2019
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The Other End of Buzziness

Journalists write about new stuff. I know this: I’ve been both a writer and an editor for over ten years; I’ve had my pitches for pieces about cultural things that are cool-but-ongoing turned down, and I’ve passed on similar ideas from others in turn. Perhaps it used to be the case in podcasting — as […]

October 8, 2019
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“Anti-Buzziness”

October 8, 2019
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Education Market?

This isn’t explicitly a podcast story, but you can sort it under the broader on-demand audio bucket… Last week, an “audio-first online education” startup called Knowable initiated a press push announcing that it has raised $3.75 million seed round. Product-wise, Knowable is structured as a platform that sells users long-form courses around a series of […]

October 8, 2019
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First Draft

Vulture rolled out a fairly chunky week-long package on podcasts, and I had the pleasure of contributing a bunch of pieces and generally helping shape the feel of the whole thing. The anchor, I think, was an essay I wrote that sought to frame the brief history of podcasting so far, which broadly organizes the […]

October 8, 2019
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Tracking: October 8, 2019

Startup is back… and we’ll be paying close attention to this final mini-season, obviously. Partly because of what it’s meant to offer — an inside-look, albeit edited, into the Spotify acquisition of Gimlet — but also because of the fact that a good deal of people, within and beyond tech/investing communities, may view the mini-season’s […]

October 8, 2019
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Insider: October 4, 2019

– Can UK daily news podcasts thrive?

– General Motors becomes the latest car manufacturer to partner with Amazon and integrate Alexa into its more recent vehicles

– Libsyn CFO resigns… and more!

October 8, 2019
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Insider: October 3, 2019

– Pandora rolls out app revamp

– On Team Coco’s audio operation

– IAB holds a podcast upfront in the UK… and more

October 3, 2019
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Slate is developing a What Next spin-off

Slate is developing a What Next spin-off. And unlike the core Mary Harris-led news podcast, it won’t be a daily show. Called What Next: TBD, the spin-off will focus on technology stories on a weekly basis, with new episodes dropping every Friday. Notably, it will be hosted by the great Lizzie O’Leary, the former host […]

October 1, 2019