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Tracking: October 22, 2019

New Life. Ten days after WNYC announced it was scaling back music programming and cutting a number of shows, including New Sounds, the station appears to have reversed its decision following a bit of an outcry. This Week in Corporate Announcements. Marvel signs a deal that’ll see it making audio shows exclusively for SiriusXM’s Pandora. […]

October 22, 2019
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Insider: October 18, 2019

– Reluctant Incorporation

– The UK government is getting around to encouraging its creative industries to prepare for Brexit… and more!

October 18, 2019
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Insider: October 17, 2019

– Follow-up to Microcasts and Podcast Playlists

– Upfronts Season

– Smart Speaker Agita… and more!

October 17, 2019
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Will podcast playlists elevate the microcast?

While digging through my Spotify profile this past weekend, I came across an intriguing discovery: Gimlet had been republishing five- to seven-minute excerpts of its podcast Science Vs as new, standalone episodes, made specifically to fit into the algorithmic playlist Your Daily Drive on Spotify. These shorter episodes are set aside as an entirely different […]

October 15, 2019
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Studio 360 is coming to an end

Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen is coming to an end, PRX announced last week. Andersen will wrap his full-time role with the production at the end of the month. The final episode is set to air next February, tying up a full two decade run, and the show’s digital audio archive will be made permanently […]

October 15, 2019
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Bridging Podcasts and Book Publicity

Having to explain what a podcast is in a professional setting may not be a new experience to many Hot Pod readers. There are the more direct versions of this, where you need potential guests to understand where their interview will be broadcast or you’re answering a query at a family gathering as to why […]

October 15, 2019
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ESPN announces host for its upcoming daily sports pod

Mina Kimes will host ESPN’s upcoming daily sports podcast. A senior writer who also frequently appears as a contributor on ESPN’s various television properties, Kimes joined ESPN in 2014 following stints at Fortune and Bloomberg News. She already hosts another podcast for ESPN, The Mina Kimes Show featuring Lenny, which will continue production. (Lenny, by […]

October 15, 2019
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VoxFronts

Later this evening, Vox Media will hold an event for its growing podcast business at a (fairly swanky) space near its downtown Manhattan offices, which it’s billing as its first official podcast upfront. On the menu, aside from the customary Hors d’oeuvres, are details on several new upcoming projects. Among them: A new impeachment podcast […]

October 15, 2019
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Stitcher begins hosting platform switchover

Last week, the EW Scripps-owned podcast company sent out an email informing its Midroll clients — a.k.a. podcasters who Stitcher reps for advertising sales — that it is officially starting to move all its represented shows onto the Omny hosting platform. We first reported on Stitcher’s plans to do so back in July. The company’s […]

October 15, 2019
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Tracking: October 15, 2019

Wondery strikes two more international ad sales partnerships. One is with Ranieri and Co, which will represent Wondery’s inventory in Australia and New Zealand, and the other is with Audio.Ad, which will rep the company in Latin America and Brazil. With these partnerships, Wondery is no longer working with Acast on monetization in any market. […]

October 15, 2019