Hot Pod Insider
Insider January 20, 2023 — Vox Media layoffs hit its audio creators
Vox Media laid off 7 percent of its staff, including the Cover Story team.
Insider January 19, 2023 — Why a conservative podcaster rejected The Daily Wire’s $50 million offer
All he had to do for his money was not get banned from the tech platforms.
Insider January 13, 2023 — Who’s afraid of the iPod?
Plus, YouTube is making some adjustments to its bullshit policy on swearing.
Insider January 12, 2023 — Spotify teases its next big event
Plus, more data on video podcasts, and a major label wants a major change.
Insider January 6, 2023 —Are limited-run series sustainable?
Plus, Rogan steps in it. (“It” being fake news).
Insider December 22, 2022 — How will podcasting fare in 2023?
The ad market is soft, layoffs will likely continue, but the industry should (hopefully) be alright.
Insider December 16, 2022 — Elon was confronted on Twitter Spaces, so he shut down Twitter Spaces
The feature is still down on iOS.
Insider December 15, 2022 — This was not a great year for M&A
Plus, Spielberg options Maddow’s hit podcast.
Insider December 9, 2022 — Podcasts, so hot right now (in France)
Plus, Libsyn makes its free podcast creation service… not free.
Insider December 1, 2022 — I spent 17,284 minutes this year writing Hot Pod
Spotify Wrapped gives us a look at which Spotify podcasts are working for Spotify
Insider November 18, 2022 — How to break out on Anchor
The Psychology of your 20’s beat the odds and climbed to the top of the podcast charts
Insider November 17, 2022 — Talent deals are back!
Plus, Pineapple Street employees have successfully unionized
Insider November 11, 2022 — Why your favorite podcaster feels like a close friend
Plus, Spotify joins a Google pilot program to use its own payment system on Android
Insider November 10, 2022 — Alex Blumberg has left Spotify
Plus, YouTube’s music subscriptions are growing fast