Hot Pod Insider
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 8, 2022 — Radio, radio
AM radio is vanishing, FM radio has a royalty problem, and satellite radio is growing.
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.
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
Hot Pod Summit LA: from Crooked to Coco
We took a look at the sometimes fruitful, sometimes fraught intersections of podcasting and Hollywood
Insider October 28, 2022 — Paying Subscribers Are Your Biggest Promoters
Plus live audio updates and what to do about Kanye West?
Insider October 27, 2022 — No wonder Spotify’s pissed at Apple
Spotify had to pull audiobook purchases from its iOS app to comply with Apple’s rules
Insider October 21, 2022 — What happens to Twitter Spaces under Musk?
Plus, Spotify’s podcast library gets a boost
Insider October 20, 2022 — Congrats, lettuce
Plus, Spotify hires an exec away from TikTok
Insider October 14, 2022 — What exactly is Spotify’s stance on abortion ads?
Plus, Patreon’s valuation takes a hit
Insider October 13, 2022 — ByteDance is coming for Spotify
Plus, prosecutors drop charges against Adnan Syed
Insider October 7, 2022 — We don’t need 100K new songs a day
Spotify takes steps to moderate its ever-increasing mass of content
Insider October 6, 2022 — Major shake-ups at Gimlet and Parcast
NPR vet Nicole Beemsterboer will helm the embattled studio, while Liliana Kim from APM will lead Parcast
Insider September 30, 2022 — Trevor Noah and the decline of late-night TV
Plus, layoffs at Spotify