So, I spoke to Diehn for the Podfront UK deep-dive that came out on Tuesday, and it turned out to be one of those situations where a lot of really smart things were said and I couldn’t squish all of it into the piece. Hence, I’m running it here.
This news dropped came out last week, but it’s worth unpacking. The two podcast companies have launched a new joint venture called Podfront UK, which holds the express purpose of establishing a sales presence in the region to monetize the considerable UK-based listens experienced by both companies. I’m told that the UK represents the third […]
For as long as I’ve been observing the UK podcast scene (which is a little over half a decade now), I’ve always gotten the sense that everyone is waiting for the One Big Thing™️: the thing that will kick everything up a gear and make the podcast market here look more like the one in […]
Stitcher and Wondery have formed a joint venture to go after UK podcast advertising dollars.
“It’s still so early,” insists Wondery CEO Hernan Lopez when we spoke last week. We had jumped on the phone shortly after the Wall Street Journal posted its report on the company’s Series B, and I have to admit: the news surprised me. When I first started hearing rumblings earlier in the week to watch […]
It adds to the $5 million Series A already raised.
The most interesting thing of this development is the fact that it involves one of the major music corporations.
Over the weekend, Wondery Media announced that it was cutting ties with Sword and Scale, a true crime podcast, after creator Mike Boudet published a misogynistic Instagram post last Friday, which was also International Women’s Day. The Wrap wrote about the move, pointing out that Boudet has a history not only of making derogatory comments […]
That’s the aggregate number of downloads that Wondery’s six-episode Dr. Death has tallied since launching on September 4. The podcast’s downloads were verified by Podtrac, and it should be noted that the number includes downloads experienced by the trailer, which came out to around 440k. If you take that chunk out, we’re talking about a […]
Last Thursday, the Boston Globe announced that its famed investigative unit, Spotlight, is working a limited-run podcast series that will explore the complicated story of Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots player who was convicted of murder in 2015 and later committed suicide in prison. The podcast, which will play out in eight parts, […]
The multi-part documentary will focus on Aaron Hernandez.