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Insider January 27, 2023 — Free fonts

Plus, what should we do for work when ChatGPT takes all our jobs?

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Insider January 26, 2023 — Downloads are going up

Also: NPR cuts a fellowship program, and TikTok revives another song as a hit.

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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.

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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.

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Insider January 13, 2023 — Who’s afraid of the iPod?

Plus, YouTube is making some adjustments to its bullshit policy on swearing.

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Insider January 12, 2023 — Spotify teases its next big event

Plus, more data on video podcasts, and a major label wants a major change.

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Insider January 6, 2023 —Are limited-run series sustainable?

Plus, Rogan steps in it. (“It” being fake news).

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Insider January 5, 2023 — Audiobook wars!

Plus, Shameless Acquisition Target achieves its main goal.

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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.

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Insider December 16, 2022 — Elon was confronted on Twitter Spaces, so he shut down Twitter Spaces

The feature is still down on iOS.

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Insider December 15, 2022 — This was not a great year for M&A

Plus, Spielberg options Maddow’s hit podcast.

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Insider December 9, 2022 — Podcasts, so hot right now (in France)

Plus, Libsyn makes its free podcast creation service… not free.

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Insider December 8, 2022 — Radio, radio

AM radio is vanishing, FM radio has a royalty problem, and satellite radio is growing.

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Insider December 2, 2022 — Fun times with ethics

Sen. Ted Cruz landed a juicy podcast deal with iHeartMedia that could end up being a legal boondoggle.

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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

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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

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Insider November 17, 2022 — Talent deals are back!

Plus, Pineapple Street employees have successfully unionized

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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

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Insider November 10, 2022 — Alex Blumberg has left Spotify

Plus, YouTube’s music subscriptions are growing fast

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Hot Pod Summit LA: from Crooked to Coco

We took a look at the sometimes fruitful, sometimes fraught intersections of podcasting and Hollywood

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