Nicholas Quah

I run this thing.

Insider: April 3, 2020

  • BBC Homeschool Strand
  • Acast Revenue Doubles
  • Hand Washing Pod
April 3, 2020

Insider: April 2, 2020

  • Stitcher Listening Data
  • Resources for Freelancers
  • Guidance on Narrative
April 2, 2020

Pandemic Watch: March 31, 2020

Let’s kick off with some data. Podtrac published their latest report on listening trends amid the coronavirus crisis last night, which draws from data up until Sunday, and the growth slowdown continues. Some top-lines: US podcast downloads — for shows measured by Podtrac — decreased by 4% in the week ending on March 29. For […]

March 31, 2020

Kids Podcasts See a Bump

It’s a no brainer to intuit that the news podcast genre would see a ton of action during the coronavirus pandemic. But they’re far from the only genre to do so. As it happens, kids podcasts are also experiencing a bump in this extraordinary moment, as school closures and social isolation recommendations across the country […]

March 31, 2020

El hilo: A New Spanish Language News Podcast

The work must go on. Last Friday saw the launch of a new podcast from the team at Radio Ambulante: El hilo, a Spanish-language weekly news show focused on covering Latin America and the US. The podcast, they say, is designed to deliver stories in a style similar to Radio Ambulante, but grounded in a […]

March 31, 2020

Insider: March 27, 2020

March 31, 2020

Insider: March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020

Uncharted Waters

Like the rest of the United States (well, almost), the American podcast business experienced a sudden disruption over the past week as an increasing proportion of the American populace was made to sharply limit their time outdoors as part of the effort to slow the coronavirus pandemic. New York and Los Angeles, hot-beds of both […]

March 24, 2020

New York Times acquires Audm

The New York Times Company acquires Audm, a subscription-based service that creates performed narrations of longform features. (Here’s the announcement post.) If you’re unfamiliar with Audm, you might have seen its embed player running at the top of selected features that run on the websites of publications like the New Yorker and The Atlantic. The […]

March 24, 2020

Tracking: March 24, 2020

Spotify launches Podcast API, which is meant to allow developers to build apps and other digital experiences that could help listeners discover new podcasts on the platform. The audio streaming platform rolled out the API on Friday, and according to the corporate blog post on the matter, it will function similarly to Spotify’s music-related APIs. […]

March 24, 2020