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Plus: Alexa for U.S. election information, daily news podcasts that aren’t U.S.-centric, and the state of Recode’s podcasts.
Plus: The state of Slate, Podtrac wariness, and national/local podcast collaborations.
“If you didn’t read The Guardian or know anything about it, you should be able to listen to that podcast and get an idea of the stories we thought were important. We certainly tried to reflect The Guardian’s values.”
“There’s just this prevailing, unshakeable feeling that everybody’s drilling for oil in the same spot because some other guy found oil there already.”
Plus: A big fat Leonard Lopate debacle at WBAI, “podcasts by women, for everyone, no creeps allowed,” and publishers are building teams around smart speakers.
“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.”
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: the BBC moves to monetize outside the U.K., talent agencies keep moving in, and 50 billion is a big number.