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Plus the three most interesting podcast companies out there today.
“What we want to do is create the best possible place to support great content. How does the best media in the world work? In almost every case, the best media is supported by those who consume it.”
Plus: Civics 101 expands its syllabus, an Apple tease, a new kind of daily news podcast, and Midroll tightens up its brands.
Plus: The team behind Serial is getting ready for a new show, the Lewis Wallace/Marketplace debate, and are podcast networks responsible for the diversity of their shows?
Plus: Political podcasts get a big convention bump, WBUR tries an “audio newsletter” around fitness, and a new take on mobile podcast creation.
Plus: Best of Car Talk will sign off next year, the early days of podcasts in France, and the value of dedicated spaces for local podcast recording.
What happened when Pacific Standard, The Ringer, The Awl, The Bold Italic, and Femsplain moved their sites over to Medium.
Also: Was there a lag in the “Serial effect” on podcast awareness?
Plus: Parsing the RadioPublic announcement; premium podcast subscriptions; Bill Simmons oversimplifies things.
Plus: USA Today’s podcast download numbers, Google Play Music finally buys into podcasts, and whether independent podcasts don’t get enough attention.