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Articles tagged Hot Pod (81)

“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: the BBC moves to monetize outside the U.K., talent agencies keep moving in, and 50 billion is a big number.
Plus: The impact of bad true crime podcasts, programmatic advertising is coming for your show, and the first children’s podcast festival.
Plus: What’s going on with Stitcher Premium, Gimlet isn’t actually going to buy NPR One, and how membership works in the age of podcasts.
Plus: Continued steady, unsexy growth for podcasts, The New York Times tries windowing with Caliphate, and in-car podcast listening is growing while audiobook listening stays flat.
Plus: Spotify sees growth in spoken audio, one network goes cult-happy, and Marc Maron upgrades his garage.
Plus: Anchor relaunches (and where are we with social audio?), a McDonald’s podcast is an utterly fascinating artifact, and more media pariahs move to podcasts (this time, it’s Logan Paul).
Plus: HBO buys in, ESPN brags condescendingly, big networks scale back, and Call Your Girlfriend plots its future. Also, gifs.
Plus: A new media format from Spotify, Vox partners on the official NBC Olympics Podcast, and where Relay FM is at.
Plus: In-car podcasts, Apple commissions an original TV show about a true crime podcast gone viral, and what’s going on with Podtrac?