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Plus: The Washington Post start an audio game show, Vox Media is staffing up for podcast growth, and why celebrities are so compelling to advertisers as show hosts (even if their shows are only so-so).
Plus: Vox Media’s making moves in audio, more podcast/broadcast partnerships, and the importance of sound design.
Plus: New big-picture views from Pew, Malcolm Gladwell hits the promo circuit, and more growth in branded podcasts.
Plus: Midroll’s CEO steps down, Malcolm Gladwell goes audio, and how voice assistants (Siri, Alexa, Cortana) could impact NPR’s drive time programs.
“Here we have a public radio station that seems to not only fail to recognize who its natural friends are, but one that is lashing out at potential allies.”
The first episode of the second season of Serial debuted last week. Plus: Third Coast International Audio Festival is running its first fundraising campaign, and Howard Stern re-ups with Sirius XM.
The second season of Serial launched Thursday. Episode previews and supplemental materials will be made available through Facebook, as part of a broad new distribution strategy that also includes Pandora, Vine, and a TV show.
Plus, The Dissolve gets a new life in audio, WBEZ’s live events, and Bill Simmons’ podcast network.
“I love the concierge format. It’s something that anticipates what you need and then serves it to you. Interviews and podcasts are a big leap into that direction.”