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Tag: Marc Maron

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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?)

Chomping at the bit. “Gimlet is a multimedia storytelling brand, not just a podcast network,” declared Jenny Wall, the company’s newly hired chief marketing officer, in a Fast Company piece in January. That identity refashioning is mostly tethered to Gimlet’s increasingly formalized dealings with Hollywood, but it’s beginning to rear its head in other intriguing […]

March 6, 2018
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Not enough advertisers for podcasts, or not enough podcasts worth advertising on?

The podcast advertising hurdle. Podcastland received a fair bit of attention last week with The Wall Street Journal and The Information (a tech business news site largely read by technology insiders) both publishing stories revolving around the same theme: Advertising remains the defining problem for the medium’s professionalization into an industry, as many brands still […]

February 23, 2016
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About a year after Serial (and Hot Pod’s launch), what does the future of podcasts look like?

Last Thursday, I was conveniently informed by a very nice person on Twitter that, as of November 5, 2015, Hot Pod is officially one year old. That came as news to me. I don’t usually pay any attention to time, because time-awareness is super stressful, especially when you think about how much time goes into […]

November 10, 2015
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Podcast upfronts, 99% Invisible goes dynamic, and Freakonomics goes broadcast

The IAB podcast upfronts. WNYC’s Jerome L. Greene Space is a fun-sized studio at the bottom of the station’s building that has served as the home of many podcasting firsts. Located on an assuming corner somewhere south of West Village, the past few months alone has seen the space used for first WNYC Women’s Podcast Festival, the […]

September 15, 2015
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The Netflix-YouTube-Twitter-Starbucks of podcasting

Three Big Things. It’s been a long ten days, folks. You’d think the summertime would be chill and everything with folks spending time with their families and whatever but no, not a chance, nuh-uh, that’s not happening. I haven’t seen my own children in weeks. Let’s get the major updates out right off the bat: […]

August 18, 2015