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Panoply signs the Vox Media Podcast Network onto the Megaphone platform

It’s Panoply’s first major move as a post-content company.

November 15, 2018
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Follow-up to Vox Media Podcast Network’s expansion

Wait, what about those 32 NFL podcasts?

September 28, 2018
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Vox Media Expands Podcast Operations

Vox Media announced this morning that it is expanding its audio efforts, effectively doubling its podcast portfolio. You can find the full details of Vox Media’s new programming slate in this announcement post, but it includes new podcasts from Recode (Pivot with Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway), Eater (Start to Sale), SB Nation (It Seemed […]

September 25, 2018
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SBNation bets on Philadelphia

SB Nation, Vox Media’s sports-focused editorial brand that’s built on a sprawling network of team-specific blogs, has established a mini-podcast network entirely around the great city of Philadelphia. The network will consist of four podcast channels — Bleeding Green Nation (covering the Eagles NFL team), Broad Street Hockey (covering the Flyers NHL team), The Good […]

With a mini-podcast network focused on the city’s sports franchises

August 21, 2018
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Today, Explained, explained: Vox enters the daily news podcast race with a comma-happy, personality-driven show

Quick preamble: I was working on my taxes yesterday when I realized that last Thursday marked the two-year point since I incorporated Hot Pod Media LLC. To celebrate the occasion, I’m hauling an old Hot Pod feature out of retirement just for this issue: the unnecessary deployment of irrelevant GIFs. Thanks for being a reader, […]

February 13, 2018
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Turns out people really like podcasts after all (and now we have numbers to prove it)

Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 149, published January 30, 2018. One month in. When Apple rolled out its long-awaited in-episode podcast analytics last month, part of the anxiety (and excitement, really) was finding out whether, essentially, the world would end. Which is to say, whether this whole podcast thing […]

January 30, 2018
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The daily podcaster’s choice: Try to fit in listeners’ crowded mornings or tackle the evening commute?

Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 133, published August 22, 2017. The daily show. If The New York Times’ The Daily and NPR’s Up First — taken collectively as, like, an index fund of the daily news podcast construct writ large — have taught us anything, it’s that there’s a […]

August 22, 2017
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Is Spotify’s move into original podcasts a pure platform play or something more open?

Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 109, published February 28, 2017. Hey folks — we got a ton of news to sort through. Let’s clip through, pew pew pew. About those original Spotify podcasts. The music streaming giant announced its initial ((Initial, that is, if you don’t count Clarify, the […]

February 28, 2017
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Your favorite podcasts, coming to a TV screen near you?

Gimlet’s StartUp being adapted for television. My inbox has long bubbled with rumors of Gimlet getting involved in television and L.A. sightings of company co-founder Matt Lieber, and so I wasn’t particularly surprised when a Deadline report dropped Monday night indicating that ABC is bringing the StartUp podcast to linear television. According to the report, […]

September 1, 2016
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Can a political podcast avoid being overtaken by events?

A design challenge for political podcasts. I’ve spilt a fair bit of ink on election-related podcasts over the past few weeks here on Hot Pod, and perhaps just as well: For any serious news media endeavor, the U.S. presidential elections is a fundamental reason for being, and for the professionalizing layer of the emerging podcast […]

August 23, 2016