Nicholas Quah

I run this thing.

Addendum to the Panoply’s Megaphone Story

Through this way, an uncertain world lies.

September 21, 2018

BuzzFeed cuts its in-house audio team, and what it tells us

An abrupt end to the PodSquad. How to read this, and how to not.

September 20, 2018

Headspin: Panoply, iHeartMedia-HowStuffWorks, Weisberg-Gladwell

Been quite the week, hasn’t it? In case you missed it: last Wednesday, Panoply announced that it was getting out of the content business and, as a result, would be letting go of its entire editorial division — putting more than a few good products out of a job — in favor of focusing solely […]

September 18, 2018

The New York Times Magazine’s Soundscapes

I’m not sure how many people listened to The EP, the New York Times Magazine’s neat little audio experiment from last year, but I’m pretty sure there weren’t many folks that actually, sincerely, and enthusiastically loved the thing as much as I did. For the unfamiliar, The EP was a special audio project built to […]

September 18, 2018

Miscellaneous Bites: September 18, 2018

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September 18, 2018

Endeavor Audio introduces itself

Featuring Dick Wolf *dun dunn*

September 15, 2018

iHeartMedia buys Stuff Media, parent company of HowStuffWorks

Another big shakeup in the span of a few weeks.

September 13, 2018

Breaking: Shake-ups at Panoply and Slate

(1) Panoply appears to be out of the content business. Several sources in the company inform me that, earlier this afternoon, the company internally announced that it will no longer be developing new podcasts and that it will be letting go of its entire editorial staff. I’m told that the layoffs are effective starting the […]

September 12, 2018

Serial 3, and Inside the ZipRecruiter Deal

In case you missed it: Serial is coming back for its long-awaited third season later this month. Announced last Wednesday, the news was well-documented by mainstream outlets like Variety, the Hollywood Reporter, Elle, Cleveland Magazine, and the New York Times — I wrote up a preview for Vulture, too — but if you didn’t manage […]

September 11, 2018

The Dog and Pony Show: 2018

The fourth annual IAB Podcast Upfronts took place last Thursday at the Convene space in midtown Manhattan. The one-day instant marketplace event sees a string of podcast publishers — some old, some new, some blue — coming together to pitch advertisers on the medium and their respective place within it. Which is to say, it’s […]

September 11, 2018