Nicholas Quah

I run this thing.

Luminary Billboards

Also, their beta app went out on Tuesday.

April 11, 2019

Spotify CEO on Freakonomics Radio

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The interview sheds some light into the thinking that informs Spotify’s emerging podcast adventures.

April 11, 2019

Tracking: April 11, 2019

A not-so-trustworthy study, and a Make-a-Wish Pod.

April 11, 2019

Luminary’s April Launch: Things to Note

The paid audio content app, which has raised $100 million in venture capital pre-launch, announced last week that it will officially roll out to the public on April 23. This marks a slight change to the timeline originally announced in the startup’s shiny New York Times unveiling, which noted that the platform was “set to […]

April 9, 2019

Apple Check-In: April 9, 2019

I’d shove these deep in the back of my brain if I were you, ‘cuz it’ll probably come into play sometime soon: (1) Apple Music has reportedly overtaken Spotify in paid US subscribers. Citing “people familiar with the matter,” the Wall Street Journal reported: “Apple Music had more than 28 million subscribers in the U.S. […]

April 9, 2019

Looming Giants and Narrative Control

You might have heard that iHeartMedia, the bankruptcy-fighting broadcast radio giant and podcast upstart, is preparing for a possible IPO in a bid to raise funds to continue paying off its debts. The New York Times report on the matter kicked off with this big lede: “Is there room for radio in the age of […]

April 9, 2019

The MaxFunDrive, Holding Steady

Maximum Fun’s annual membership drive had a bit of a bumpy start this year, with website issues that gummed up potential contributions during its first two days. As it turns out, technical hiccups like these can happen to anybody — even Maximum Fun, the Los Angeles-based podcast collective led by Jesse Thorn, which has been […]

April 9, 2019

Tracking: April 9, 2019

Megaphone announced a new partner today: the NBC News group, a.k.a. the news division of NBC Universal. QCode, the LA audio studio that produced the Endeavor Audio-distributed Blackout starring Rami Malek, is doubling down on its Hollywood-rooted position, with upcoming projects that include a fiction podcast starring Cynthia Erivo, an unscripted podcast based on an […]

April 9, 2019

Luminary to launch April 24

With 23 exclusive shows in tow.

April 5, 2019

Introducing: Sections and Deep Dive

On Tuesday, we rolled out a new feature on the Hot Pod website: Sections and Deep Dives, which are meant to help readers have an easier time navigating the archives during the course of their research. You can find them on the right rail on the home page, like so: Note that I haven’t filled […]

April 4, 2019