Section: Big Podcasting

Section: Big Podcasting
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Spotify’s global podcast listenership?

A Voxnest study suggests gains across a few continents.

April 5, 2019
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The Parcast Number

Follow the money (?)

March 29, 2019
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Gimlet Union Update #2

March 29, 2019
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Spotify to Acquire Parcast; Gimlet Union Update

(1) Spotify announced this morning that it is moving to acquire Parcast, the Los Angeles-based company founded in 2016 by Max Cutler that trades in a genre-oriented, high-volume portfolio with broad titles like Serial Killers, Cults, and Unsolved Murders. (My dude Jonah Bromwich at the New York Times has described the company’s fare as “pulp […]

March 26, 2019
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Update on Gimlet Union

On Tuesday, Gimlet management declined to voluntarily recognize the union as is, at this point in time.

March 21, 2019
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Endeavor Audio’s First Public Project

Blackout, featuring Rami Malek.

March 21, 2019
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The Union Push at Gimlet

In case you missed the emergency drop: last Wednesday, a consortium of employees within Gimlet Media’s 80-person-plus creative workforce announced that they are unionizing with the Writers’ Guild of America East. BuzzFeed News’ Caroline O’Donovan had the original story up that morning. Key details to note: Issues that the union hopes to focus on include, […]

March 19, 2019
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Gimlet Staffers Vote to Unionize

I’ve heard rumblings about this for a while, but it’s officially happening: a consortium of Gimlet Media’s 80-plus-person creative staffers announced Wednesday morning that they are unionizing with the Writers’ Guild of America. Notably, the announcement comes about a month after Spotify’s blockbuster acquisition of Gimlet for $230 million. BuzzFeed News’ Caroline O’Donovan published the […]

March 14, 2019
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A Tipping Point

The latest edition of the Infinite Dial — the long-running digital media study by Edison Research and Triton Digital that also give us the most reliable podcast audience sizing numbers — and, look, you probably heard the major podcast takeaways already. Heck, even the Times wrote about it, which I’m pretty sure means they’re going […]

March 12, 2019
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Messes and Misconduct

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 […]

March 12, 2019