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Slate: Why is Amazon losing ground in the smart speaker fight?

Slate's Will Oremus examines the thread, which touches on retailers, experience, and of course, China.

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Could Google’s new podcast app change the way we understand the Average Podcast Listener?

Plus: Dean Cappello leaves WNYC, Chris Hardwick accused of emotional abuse, and the global scene.

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Alexa, can you get my kid to brush his teeth? (Oh, and Alexa? How exactly can I make money with you?)

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Can public radio powerhouse WNYC navigate a crisis of its own making?

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Subcast wants to bring podcast publishers and smart-speaker users together

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These are the most important developments in the podcast business so far in 2017

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How will we know when we’ve hit Peak Podcast? And are we there yet?

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播客增长劲头仍在, 内容与渠道之争是重要拐点

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Hot Pod: The three numbers that mark the state of podcasting in 2017

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Hot Pod: Should Apple become a more useful middleman for the podcast industry — and if so, how?

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Hot Pod: Did the election podcast glut of 2016 fail its listeners?

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Hot Pod: Is podcasting about food the new dancing about architecture?

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Hot Pod: Gimlet risks its image as scrappy and transparent by mishandling a show cancellation

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Hot Pod: Will the next wave of audio advertising make podcasts sound like (yuck) commercial radio?

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Amazon’s next move is giving its Audible original programming to all Prime members

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New podcasts, more existential public radio talk, and progress on intern wages

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Is the Stitcher deal a step toward a closed podcast ecosystem?

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How big are Audible’s ambitions in changing short-form audio? Really, really big

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Can podcasts move beyond talking heads to produce digital-first audio news?

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Decoding what makes a podcast a hit on the iTunes charts

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