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Miscellaneous Bites: October 9, 2018

This Week in Adaptations

  • Wondery’s Dr. Death is following in Dirty John’s intellectual property footsteps. Universal Cable productions is reportedly developing a TV adaptation of the six-part series, according to Deadline.
  • Podcast ouroboros: Marvel is adapting Wolverine: The Long Night into a comic book. When you butcher a deer, leave no wasted parts.
  • The TV adaptation of Two-Up Productions’ Limetown is heading to Facebook Watch, and it will star Jessica Biel, according to the Hollywood Reporter. So, uh, seriously though: anybody know Facebook Watch’s viewership numbers?

Reporting Project: Call for Perspectives. We’re about two months out from the one-year anniversary of Apple flipping on those in-episode analytics, and I’d like to build a small project surveying how that development has impacted the podcast business. So, I’ll be reaching out to potential respondents soon, but if you’d like to tell me your experience — whether you’re on the sales side, or the creative side, or whatever — I’d love to hear from you. Just reply to this email and tell me who you are, and I’ll get back to you if appropriate.

Miscellaneous Bites

  • The late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien is launching a podcast with Earwolf. It’s scheduled for November. (Vulture)
  • AdExchanger has an interview with Pandora SVP of Ad Innovation and Sales Enablement Lizzie Widhelm on the company’s upcoming podcast initiative. Nothing particularly surprising, but I’d take a close look at those comments on programmatic and “unlocking a limited interruption strategy.” (AdExchanger)
  • “The – very quick – Slowdown: will a five minute poetry podcast calm your nerves?” (The Guardian)