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Conan O’Brien makes a $150 million podcast deal

And Spotify opens the gates to political advertising once again.

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Pour one out for Reply All

The embattled but groundbreaking show will end its current iteration next month.

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Apple helps you download fewer podcasts

Plus Spotify gets into NFTs, I get into Upfronts, and advertisers get more into podcasts

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Insider May 13, 2022 — The iPod is dead — long live the podcast

Plus, a new audio outlet from Longreads founder Mark Armstrong

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Insider May 12, 2022 – Big moves at Spotify

Max Cutler will spearhead a new creator content mission, while Bill Simmons will lead the streamer’s push into global sports.

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Podcasting will be a $4 billion industry by 2024

Plus, ‘Suave’ takes home the Pulitzer

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Insider May 6, 2022 – Batman beats Rogan

Plus, iHeart leans on podcasts as recession looms large

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Insider May 5, 2022 – Cumulus doesn’t take the deal

Plus, Wondery inks deals with eight more shows

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Anchor made Spotify the creator platform it is today

Anchor co-founder Michael Mignano will depart Spotify this summer.

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Insider April 29, 2022 — SiriusXM hunts for the next ‘Crime Junkie’

Plus, NYT launches a new election podcast, and Apple prepares an update for podcasters

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Insider April 28, 2022 — Spotify becomes an ‘audio business’

Ek doubles down on podcasting investment (and not everybody is happy about it)

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The Rogan controversy bump

Plus more Apple Podcast promos and analytics

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Insider April 15, 2022 — A new narrative for narrative podcasts

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Podcasting over email

What do Eminem and the Parcast Union have in common? They’re both making demands of Daniel Ek

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Insider March 31, 2022 — Podcasts and cognac

and Facebook, oh my

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Why so many Ukraine podcasts?

And Spotify tries a whole podcast page

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What happened at Stitcher

ASL meets Radiolab and Anna Sorokin meets her match

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Six figures for live streams

And Trump! getting dumped!

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Amazon’s Clubhouse competitor is here

Issue 341, published March 8, 2022

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Some Hot Pod Summit for y’all

Issue 340, published March 1, 2022

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