I was tempted to kick this story off with a platitude along the lines of: “Starting something is the hardest part.” Then I thought the better of it, because that’s not strictly true. Keeping something going can be much harder, as in the case of a conversation, relationship, or even this newsletter, because with starting […]
We find ourselves in the midst of a most peculiar moment.
The Wild West is an oft-used metaphor in discussions about the podcast ecosystem, both as descriptor (“there are no rules out here”) and excuse (“there are no rules for me to follow”). Personally, I don’t have much love for the metaphor, given its overuse by those who wish to sound like they know a damn […]
If you squint, you might notice a quiet arms race forming around an increasingly apparent gap: monetization opportunities for podcasters who are finding conventional podcast advertising revenue progressively harder to access. Existing players in this space include Slate’s Supporting Cast (which I wrote about in February); a new startup called Supercast (which Caroline wrote about […]
Acast has received €25 million in financing from the European Investment Bank as part of an unusual “quasi-equity” deal. Wait, what? Also: Ximalaya, plus Spotify-Anchor integration
– Notes on venture capital, podcasting, and the pool moving forward
– The Athletic’s ambitious 120-podcast goal
– The Ringer strikes up a partnership with Grand Central Publishing
Multitude Productions, a Brooklyn-based independent podcast collective, isn’t small by any means, but it isn’t terribly big either. Formed in 2017 by Amanda McLoughlin (who I interviewed for a Career Spotlight back in March), Multitude is now at a size where, in the month of July, the collective brought in over 2 million downloads across […]
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Thinking about Dork Elvis.
Stitcher and Wondery have formed a joint venture to go after UK podcast advertising dollars.
It adds to the $5 million Series A already raised.