You might have heard that iHeartMedia, the bankruptcy-fighting broadcast radio giant and podcast upstart, is preparing for a possible IPO in a bid to raise funds to continue paying off its debts. The New York Times report on the matter kicked off with this big lede: “Is there room for radio in the age of […]
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 […]
Let’s talk recessions. I moved to this country for college back in 2008, approximately a month before Lehman Brothers collapsed and the global financial crisis kicked into high gear, so I often feel like my feelings about this country are intimately intertwined with the specter of economic annihilation. As such, I have a doomsday prepper’s […]
I’ve been listening to Forever35, a podcast with the self-stated subject of “the things we do to take care of ourselves,” since it launched in January 2018. The podcast sees Los Angeles-based writers Doree Shafrir and Kate Spencer staging a relaxed, conversational show discussing various aspects of “self-care.” Within their context, the commonly-deployed buzzword is […]
Around the same time the newsletter went out on Tuesday, Fast Company published a piece by Glenn Fleishman — veteran tech journalist and a podcaster himself, via The New Disruptors — that, similarly, sought to sketch out likely pathways into the future for podcast apps. And it seems we were thinking about the same things.
It’s called Anchor Sponsorships, and it finally gives them a business model.
Dollar Shave Club, a first time buyer’s experience, Panoply, and Pandora.
It’s Panoply’s first major move as a post-content company.
How should you think about the spread of podcast advertising?
In case you missed it: Serial is coming back for its long-awaited third season later this month. Announced last Wednesday, the news was well-documented by mainstream outlets like Variety, the Hollywood Reporter, Elle, Cleveland Magazine, and the New York Times — I wrote up a preview for Vulture, too — but if you didn’t manage […]