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Tracking: May 24, 2019

Font Fun. Since you all enjoyed the artwork feature so much earlier in the week, let’s take a quick look at some more branding/fonts: Gimlet seems to have rolled out a new a new, all caps, impact-style logo, in a divergence from their previously rounded, sentence case situation. Behold:

Show artwork has been updating over the past 24 hours or so to include the new logo. Font whisperers, make of that what you will.


  • Indiegogo, a crowdfunding platform used by plenty of podcasters, has a new CEO — Andy Yang from Reddit. He replaces David Mandelbrot, who has stepped down citing “personal reasons”. According to The Verge’s sources, there have also been other layoffs at the company, although there’s been no official confirmation of that. Things are shifting generally in the crowdfunding space: a reminder that Kickstarter employees are attempting to unionise, and their voluntary recognition attempt recently failed as CEO Aziz Hasan expressed concerns that a union would hurt the company and instead suggested a National Labor Relations Board election.
  • The iHeartMedia scripted YA podcast Lethal Lit: A Tig Torres mystery has been picked up for a TV adaptation by Cavalry Media. More details from Deadline.
  • Financial snapshot of how a hosting company fared in Q1: Libsyn’s revenue was up by 16 percent and increased the number of shows they host to 62,000.
  • If you’ve ever wondered what mics they use on Criminal and This Is Love, you’re in luck: Lauren Spohrer has explained.
  • Amazon are developing a wearable that can read human emotions. Now, if only it could recommend the appropriate podcast for your mood. . .