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“Trust me, this is really, really great even though you don’t know who’s talking and there’s nothing to look at and I’m asking you to focus for 40 seconds!”
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Plus: USA Today’s podcast download numbers, Google Play Music finally buys into podcasts, and whether independent podcasts don’t get enough attention.
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“I’m not at Audible to build podcasts. I’m at Audible to start a revolution. In the way audio is produced, and in the way audio is distributed.”
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New podcast companies aren’t “working to solve the journalistic problem that a legacy organization like NPR fights to negotiate.”
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“We think shorter, more snackable content is the way to go.”
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Plus: 1 in 5 Americans now listens to podcasts (sort of), Night Vale expands, and WNYC goes local and limited-run to cover gentrification in Brooklyn.
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It was for an experiment measuring information overload: “There’s a conversation going on between me and my listeners, but I want to make it as frictionless as possible for them to get their thoughts and worries to us.”
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“It’s very hard to share audio on social media, and now we have a place to go and share our voices and hear the voices of our fans too.”
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