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Articles by Nicholas Quah

Nicholas Quah is the founder and writer of Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts that appears on Nieman Lab.
“I’ve always had a soft spot for print design and aesthetics that have a point of view or opinion. But I’ve been working in tech for quite some time and am just tired of this A/B-tested, data-proven, metric-driven design.”
Plus: S-Town gets sued, Spotlight goes audio, and a remarkable new podcast player named Wilson FM.
Plus: Crooked Media goes audio doc, Maximum Fun goes scripted fiction, and The Pub goes the way of all flesh.
There’s a lot that subscription on-demand audio gambits can learn from the increasingly formidable world of mindfulness apps.
Plus: Civil + podcasts, Anchor’s troublesome TOS, and IAB’s standards.
“It’s pretty damn hard to listen to a podcast, so the kinds of folks who listen to them regularly must really love the thing enough to walk on coals. Google’s new AI-assisted features are designed to cut down the necessity of that intensity.”
Plus: Google’s latest table-stakes move, Stuff You Should Know sets a record, and In The Dark keeps blowing up.
Plus: A $1 million podcast talent deal, TV recap culture in audio form, and the delight of regional accents.
Plus: The BBC World Service leans into podcast-first development, Revisionist History returns, and Trader Joe’s podcast is the new Two-Buck Chuck.
Plus: the BBC moves to monetize outside the U.K., talent agencies keep moving in, and 50 billion is a big number.