Section: Money

Section: Money
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The MaxFunDrive, Holding Steady

Maximum Fun’s annual membership drive had a bit of a bumpy start this year, with website issues that gummed up potential contributions during its first two days. As it turns out, technical hiccups like these can happen to anybody — even Maximum Fun, the Los Angeles-based podcast collective led by Jesse Thorn, which has been […]

April 9, 2019
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Making Money: Part One

Here at Hot Pod, we devote a lot of space to the ebb and flow of money in podcasting: who’s making it, how they’re doing it, what they’re spending it on, and why. Especially in this moment, as podcasting settles into a new era of acquisitions and experiments, reporting on this has necessarily focused at […]

April 9, 2019
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Report: iHeartMedia Prepares for IPO

The move comes as the radio giant fights its way out of bankruptcy.

April 4, 2019
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Full Q&A with NHPR’s Bear Brook team

For more detail on the Direct Donation Experiment.

April 4, 2019
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The Parcast Number

Follow the money (?)

March 29, 2019
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Robinhood acquires Marketsnacks

A financial services startup + a financial newsletter-podcast

March 28, 2019
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Winter Podcast Upfront Notes

A group of podcast publishers held the event in Los Angeles earlier this week. Some notes.

February 21, 2019
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A New Podcast Company, Himalaya, Raises $100 Million

We’re in the silly season now.

February 7, 2019
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Spotify in “advanced talks” to acquire Gimlet

If I had a podcast, this is when I’d drop an emergency pod, because this is some Kristaps Porzingis-level shit. Recode’s Peter Kafka and the Wall Street Journal’s Ben Mullin both fired out the story within the past two hours that Spotify, the Swedish music streaming company, is apparently in “advanced talks” to acquire Gimlet […]

February 2, 2019
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WSJ: In its third year, The Ringer’s podcast business is the main engine

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal published a story that offers some insight into the podcast business over at The Ringer, the digital media operation Bill Simmons founded three years ago. Its podcasting health is something I’ve been wondering for a while now, partly because their output makes up a disproportionate amount of my own personal […]

January 29, 2019