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Miscellaneous Bites: October 23, 2018

  • Happier with Gretchen Rubin, once a Panoply show, is moving to Cadence13. Its “Onward Project” podcast imprint goes with it.
  • Speaking of Cadence13, Entercom Communications, which purchased a 45% stake in the podcast company last August, is apparently launching a political podcast featuring former Trump white house press secretary Sean Spicer. Interestingly enough, one of Cadence13’s ad sales clients is Crooked Media, the progressive media company.
  • Quartz is launching a new weekly podcast today called FWD: Thinking, described as “a show about recreating your career and uncovering blueprints that lead to more fulfilling work.” It is sponsored by JPMorgan Chase. This isn’t Quartz’s first audio rodeo: don’t forget its collaboration with APM’s Marketplace, Actuality.
  • Sports and true crime: a new programming trend? In any case, here’s David Beard asking “How many NFL murderers are there? Two regional papers do a series and podcast on Aaron Hernandez, Rae Carruth.” (Poynter) Add true crime to anything and get a hit, baby. True crime home renovations! True crime Planet Money! True crime Constitution Law… oh wait.
  • Speaking of sports: SBNation is launching its first narrative podcast, It Seemed Smart, today. Editor-at-large Spencer Hall is in front of the mic. Narrative is cool and all, but I need something to up my fantasy basketball game, c’mon.
  • MSNBC coming for that Slow Burn money: the cable TV network announced a narrative podcast by Rachel Maddow on former vice president Spiro Agnew’s… uhm, let’s call it adventures in corruption. On a related note, Steve Lickteig starts work at NBC this week, having moved over from Slate.
  • Over at Vulture, I interviewed Serial‘s Emmanuel Dzotsi on being the show’s co-host, growing up in Ohio, and reporting in the justice center. (Vulture)