Nicholas Quah

I run this thing.

Gimlet at Spotify: Business as usual… for now

Also at Thursday’s Hot Pod Summit (gotta keep the #brand strong, friends), I was joined on stage by Courtney Holt, Spotify’s Head of Studios and Video, along with Gimlet co-founders Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber, who both now hold Managing Director titles at the company, to talk through some details about the Swedish streaming platform’s […]

March 5, 2019

Breaking: Two Top Stitcher Executives leave for ART19

I’ve learned that Korri Kolesa and Lex Friedman, Stitcher’s Chief Revenue Officer and Chief Business Development Officer respectively, are leaving the company to take up executive positions at ART19. There, Kolesa will assume the role of Chief Operating Officer, while Friedman will serve as Chief Revenue Officer. According to a statement from ART19, the hires […]

February 26, 2019

Cadence 13 to move its podcasts onto Megaphone

I’ve learned that Cadence13 (née DGital Media) is moving its hosting commitments to Panoply’s Megaphone. Cadence13 — whose publishing clients include Crooked Media, Tenderfoot TV, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and Tony Kornheiser — previously hosted its shows on Art19. Cadence13 is the latest customer that Panoply’s brought in since divesting from its content business last […]

February 26, 2019

A Curious Change on the Podtrac Ranker

A few readers wrote in to point out that Podtrac, the podcast measurement and analytics service (and conjoined sister company of ad sales network Authentic), appears to have stopped listing “Global Downloads” as a count metric on its public-facing ranker in its most recent industry ranking update. (Some of those readers also expressed vaguely conspiratorial […]

February 26, 2019

In The Dark and APM Updates

In The Dark recently won a George Polk Award in journalism. It’s the first podcast to nab one. Also honored: Bill Siemering, an influential founding member of National Public Radio and the author of its original mission statement. I’m told that In the Dark, led by reporter Madeleine Baran and senior producer Samara Freemark, recently […]

February 26, 2019

Tracking: February 26, 2019

The creators of Criminal, Lauren Spohrer and Phoebe Judge, are set to turn a few of their stories into scripted television projects, according to Deadline. The report notes that they are working UTA’s Oren Rosenbaum, and that they’re looking to expand their show portfolio — which also includes spinoff This Is Love — and help […]

February 26, 2019

Tracking: February 22, 2019

Barstool Sports claims that it brought in $15 million in podcast revenue last year; WaitWhat, the studio behind Masters of Scale, raises $4.5 million in Series A funding.

February 22, 2019

Vox Media Podcast Network expands partnership with Stitcher

Rolling off their collaboration on Today, Explained, the two companies are teaming up again to produce a new flagship show for Vox Media’s Recode brand.

February 21, 2019

NYT Audio promotes Theo Balcomb

Balcomb is being elevated to Executive Producer of The Daily and News.

February 21, 2019

Slate Plus Conversion Numbers

The Slow Burn effect, baby.

February 21, 2019