Nicholas Quah

I run this thing.

Insider: October 17, 2019

– Follow-up to Microcasts and Podcast Playlists

– Upfronts Season

– Smart Speaker Agita… and more!

October 17, 2019

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

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


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

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

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

Insider: October 10, 2019


– Audioboom Check-In

– Executive revolving door… and more!

October 15, 2019

Luminary Exec-Level Shuffle

For your intelligence dossier purposes: The Verge is reporting that Joe Purzycki, who co-founded the startup with Matt Sacks, is no longer the company’s Chief Strategy Officer. He was replaced by Jeff Saunders, former VP of product and technology at, who holds the title of Luminary’s Chief Product Officer. According to the report, the […]

October 8, 2019

Education Market?

This isn’t explicitly a podcast story, but you can sort it under the broader on-demand audio bucket… Last week, an “audio-first online education” startup called Knowable initiated a press push announcing that it has raised $3.75 million seed round. Product-wise, Knowable is structured as a platform that sells users long-form courses around a series of […]

October 8, 2019

First Draft

Vulture rolled out a fairly chunky week-long package on podcasts, and I had the pleasure of contributing a bunch of pieces and generally helping shape the feel of the whole thing. The anchor, I think, was an essay I wrote that sought to frame the brief history of podcasting so far, which broadly organizes the […]

October 8, 2019