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This week, I traded emails with Nick Liao — oh look, another cool Asian fellow in media named Nick! — who produces Good Food, KCRW’s great food radio program and podcast hosted by Evan Kleinman. The show recently received a James Beard nomination in the radio category for its tribute to the late Jonathan Gold, […]
This week, I traded emails with Misha Euceph, a producer on KPCC’s emerging on-demand audio team that most recently put out The Big One, which was recently written-up by the newly revamped LA Times. *** Hot Pod: Tell me about your current situation. Misha Euceph: I’m a podcast producer and host at KPCC. I just […]
Hollywood and Power.
I’m revisiting this subject one more time, in part because it’s an important and substantially complicated topic, but also in part because it feels really meaningful to a good portion of the Hot Pod readership. So, when I wrote my second column on burnout last week, I also directed readers to a quick survey form […]
It’s been a while, but this feature is finally back. I continue to really enjoy publishing these snapshots; even as this industry grows bigger and more complicated and more curious, it’s still a community of individuals — and groups of individuals — trying to do stuff and make a buck. Anyway, I’m not sure if […]
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 […]
The piece we ran about podcaster burnout in last Tuesday’s Hot Pod has given me the busiest inbox of anything I’ve done in this newsletter. I had dozens of responses, mostly from podcast producers, occasionally from podcast listeners, who had feelings about this topic. As I read and engaged with the messages, I noticed a […]
Looks like the New York Times is getting ready for the next phase of whatever its audio division is going to become. I’m hearing that the Times’ audio team is announcing a slew of new hires this morning that’s meant to deepen its operations with The Daily and ramp up its involvement with narrative projects. […]