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Plus: Spotify sees growth in spoken audio, one network goes cult-happy, and Marc Maron upgrades his garage.
Plus: RadioPublic stands up for the little guys, everybody’s going Hollywood, and Gannett wants to build “The Wire” (but non-fiction).
“The amount of effort we’d have to invest into doing these things is completely outweighed by effort it would take for us to just do it with Arc.”
Plus: A new media format from Spotify, Vox partners on the official NBC Olympics Podcast, and where Relay FM is at.
If it’s good enough for Amazon, why not for news publishers? Trade in your New York rent for a wider, subway-phobic pool of talent.
User: “Lol is this the real WaPo account?” The Washington Post: “’tis we, irl.”
That’s the argument of the BBC’s Trushar Barot, who believes voice AI is the biggest technology revolution that the news industry is missing — and that it’s not too late to do something about it.
Apple steps a little closer toward the constellation of devices that follow the smartphone.
Plus the three most interesting podcast companies out there today.
A step back to look at the news lessons of this summer.