Skip to contents

Ariel Shapiro

Insider January 27, 2023 — Free fonts

Plus, what should we do for work when ChatGPT takes all our jobs?

Stories
Premium

How the Spotify layoffs impact its podcasting business

Plus, more Hot Pod Summit updates.

Stories

Insider January 20, 2023 — Vox Media layoffs hit its audio creators

Vox Media laid off 7 percent of its staff, including the Cover Story team.

Stories
Premium

Insider January 19, 2023 — Why a conservative podcaster rejected The Daily Wire’s $50 million offer

All he had to do for his money was not get banned from the tech platforms.

Hot Pod Insider
Premium

Hot Pod Summit Brooklyn Lineup

Plus, new podcast creation falls off a cliff

Stories

Insider January 13, 2023 — Who’s afraid of the iPod?

Plus, YouTube is making some adjustments to its bullshit policy on swearing.

Hot Pod Insider
Premium

Hot Pod Summit is coming back to Brooklyn!

Stories

Insider January 6, 2023 —Are limited-run series sustainable?

Plus, Rogan steps in it. (“It” being fake news).

Hot Pod Insider
Premium

Insider January 5, 2023 — Audiobook wars!

Plus, Shameless Acquisition Target achieves its main goal.

Stories
Premium

Happy 2023, Donald Trump Jr. got a podcast deal

Plus, De La Soul is finally coming to streaming services in March

Stories

Personal Faves

A completely biased, unscientific list of my top five podcast episodes of the year.

Stories

Insider December 22, 2022 — How will podcasting fare in 2023?

The ad market is soft, layoffs will likely continue, but the industry should (hopefully) be alright.

Stories
Premium

New year, new Anchor?

Plus, Angela Merkel also loves true-crime pods.

Stories

Insider December 16, 2022 — Elon was confronted on Twitter Spaces, so he shut down Twitter Spaces

The feature is still down on iOS.

Stories
Premium

Insider December 15, 2022 — This was not a great year for M&A

Plus, Spielberg options Maddow’s hit podcast.

Hot Pod Insider
Premium

NPR cancels its summer internship program

The network has to make $10 million in budget cuts.

Stories

Insider December 9, 2022 — Podcasts, so hot right now (in France)

Plus, Libsyn makes its free podcast creation service… not free.

Stories
Premium

Elon Musk loves Twitter Spaces, but much of the team building it is gone

Plus, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s podcast producer departs as Archetypes wraps its first season.

Stories

Insider December 2, 2022 — Fun times with ethics

Sen. Ted Cruz landed a juicy podcast deal with iHeartMedia that could end up being a legal boondoggle.

Hot Pod Insider
Premium

Insider December 1, 2022 — I spent 17,284 minutes this year writing Hot Pod

Spotify Wrapped gives us a look at which Spotify podcasts are working for Spotify

Stories
Premium
1 of 5