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Tracking: November 3, 2020

News, broadly… Jason Concepcion (of Binge Mode fame, among many other things) has left The Ringer to join Crooked Media later this month. Steve Lickteig, the executive producer of audio at NBC and MSNBC, has left the organization to start his own production company, Small Good Thing. PRX has published an excerpt of the external […]

November 3, 2020
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Illustration: “The Doomscroll to End Them All”

H/t Karen Ho

November 3, 2020
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Insider: October 30, 2020

  • PRX investigation findings
  • NPR podcasts to radio
  • Political podcast spending… and more!
October 30, 2020
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Insider: October 29, 2020

  • Spotify Earnings
  • The Alex Jones Appearance
  • Audible’s third-party pod distribution goes live… and more!
October 29, 2020
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Guest column: “Is your podcast a book?”

Editor’s Note. Hey, everyone! Nick here. I’m jumping into your inbox one extra time this week to experiment with something a little different: a column swap with another newsletter writer, just to toss some spice in the mix. Thought you might find it useful, or at the very least simply interesting. The newsletter in Agents […]

October 28, 2020
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Dreams from their podcasts

In addition to serving as a bruiser for the Democrats on Fox News and writing a book while “most people were watching Tiger King” (), Pete Buttigieg — the Democratic presidential candidate who flamed out in the last cycle after a strong early showing — has also found the time to record a podcast. The […]

October 27, 2020
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Free Trade

Not being a Spanish speaker myself, I don’t get many opportunities to fully enjoy a podcast like Las Raras, the Spanish-language narrative audio project that serves up arthouse-esque documentaries about “people who break the rules and fight for social change” in Latin America. The Chilean duo Catalina May and Martin Cruz have been producing the […]

October 27, 2020
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Illustration: “I saved Latin. What did you ever do?”

October 27, 2020
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What Podcasting Needs in Africa

Like many other dedicated podcast listeners, I’ve found that my audio habits have changed a good deal over the past year. One of the most profound shifts for me has been a new preoccupation with non-fiction from outside the US and the UK — a feeling that comes in part from this enforced stay at home […]

October 27, 2020
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Tracking: October 27, 2020

News, broadly… Spotify has launched a US weekday “morning show” called The Get Up, which seems to mirror morning drive-time radio shows in structure and makes use of the new mixed format feature that we talked about last week. Speaking of Spotify: The Joe Rogan Experience briefly paused publishing last week after the show’s producer […]

October 27, 2020