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Insider June 24, 2022 — Spotify’s secret new hit

With zero promotion, Claudia and Jackie Oshry’s new Spotify Live show is topping the charts.

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Insider June 23, 2022 — I’ll have a coffee with a side of existential dread

Crooked Media launches a coffee brand, Acast partners with Facebook, and an NFT is now a podcast host.

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Insider June 17, 2022 — America’s love-hate relationship with smart speakers

Plus, Gen Z’s top podcast genre is… mental health?

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Insider June 16, 2022 — Bill Simmons on Spotify’s ‘war chest’ of data

Plus, Spotify closes its big audiobook deal

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Insider June 10, 2022 — Gossip is good, actually

Plus, it’s been a week of big moves.

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Insider June 9, 2022 — Spotify comes for audiobooks

Plus, audio’s Peabody winners.

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Rise of the companion pods

Plus, Spotify finds its new head of podcast tech.

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Insider June 3, 2022 — Live audio is a sinking ship

Plus, hot and fresh new pods

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Insider June 2, 2022 — Don’t sleep on the SSL

Megaphone experiences a major outage because of an expired security certificate, plus new gadgets and ad stats

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Conan O’Brien makes a $150 million podcast deal

And Spotify opens the gates to political advertising once again.

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Camp Substack

Plus, NPR gets its transcripts in order and HBO Max is trying to make companion pods happen

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Pour one out for Reply All

The embattled but groundbreaking show will end its current iteration next month.

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Apple helps you download fewer podcasts

Plus Spotify gets into NFTs, I get into Upfronts, and advertisers get more into podcasts

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Insider May 13, 2022 — The iPod is dead — long live the podcast

Plus, a new audio outlet from Longreads founder Mark Armstrong

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Insider May 12, 2022 – Big moves at Spotify

Max Cutler will spearhead a new creator content mission, while Bill Simmons will lead the streamer’s push into global sports.

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Podcasting will be a $4 billion industry by 2024

Plus, ‘Suave’ takes home the Pulitzer

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Insider May 6, 2022 – Batman beats Rogan

Plus, iHeart leans on podcasts as recession looms large

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Insider May 5, 2022 – Cumulus doesn’t take the deal

Plus, Wondery inks deals with eight more shows

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Anchor made Spotify the creator platform it is today

Anchor co-founder Michael Mignano will depart Spotify this summer.

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Insider April 29, 2022 — SiriusXM hunts for the next ‘Crime Junkie’

Plus, NYT launches a new election podcast, and Apple prepares an update for podcasters

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