How the Spotify layoffs impact its podcasting business
Plus, more Hot Pod Summit updates.
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.
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.
Insider January 13, 2023 — Who’s afraid of the iPod?
Plus, YouTube is making some adjustments to its bullshit policy on swearing.
Insider January 6, 2023 —Are limited-run series sustainable?
Plus, Rogan steps in it. (“It” being fake news).
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.
Insider December 16, 2022 — Elon was confronted on Twitter Spaces, so he shut down Twitter Spaces
The feature is still down on iOS.
Insider December 15, 2022 — This was not a great year for M&A
Plus, Spielberg options Maddow’s hit podcast.
Insider December 9, 2022 — Podcasts, so hot right now (in France)
Plus, Libsyn makes its free podcast creation service… not free.
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.
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