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Elon Musk loves Twitter Spaces, but much of the team building it is gone

Plus, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s podcast producer departs as Archetypes wraps its first season.

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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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The year of 1 trillion streams

More music is being streamed than ever before, and platforms are clamoring for listeners’ attention with end-of-year stats.

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Last.fm turns 20 and now has a following on Discord

Plus, Neil Young says he’s ‘never going back’ to Spotify, and Spotify pushes ahead with audiobooks.

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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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Nearly 1 in 5 Americans listen to a podcast every day

Plus, Anchor takes its video publishing capabilities global

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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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What are Apple’s audiobook rules, anyway?

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Insider October 28, 2022 — Paying Subscribers Are Your Biggest Promoters

Plus live audio updates and what to do about Kanye West?

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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

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The days of cheap music streaming may be numbered

Apple Music gets a price hike and Spotify may be ready to debut its Platinum Plan

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Insider October 21, 2022 — What happens to Twitter Spaces under Musk?

Plus, Spotify’s podcast library gets a boost

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Insider October 20, 2022 — Congrats, lettuce

Plus, Spotify hires an exec away from TikTok

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YouTube’s most important podcast play

It already has the shows — now YouTube is coming for the ads

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Insider October 14, 2022 — What exactly is Spotify’s stance on abortion ads?

Plus, Patreon’s valuation takes a hit

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Insider October 13, 2022 — ByteDance is coming for Spotify

Plus, prosecutors drop charges against Adnan Syed

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