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Articles by Nicholas Quah

Nicholas Quah is the founder and writer of Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts that appears on Nieman Lab.
Plus: new leadership coming to the BBC, a Scottish podcast network debuts, and a Public Radio Palooza.
Plus: Morgan Stanley says Spotify has passed Apple, Slow Burn moves from Tupac to David Duke, and: Do you know any good producers?
By giving advertisers better targeting and better data, the streaming giant is using a weapon unavailable to the open podcast space, which still mostly sees ads as opaque MP3 files.
Apple and Spotify battle back and forth, conflicts over freelancer status, metrics stabilize, shows respond to platform incentives, and maybe new rules for music licensing.
Plus: A podcast network for tweens, NPR updates its fee model, Luminary’s collapse, and a few more thoughts on 2019.
Vote first or die! Plus: an audio investment in evening commutes, what Vice is up to in podcasts, and My Favorite At-Least-$10-Million Deal.
Plus: Condé Nast scales up for audio, Acast starts targeting the rest of the market, and what happens when one podcast becomes two.
Plus: Google debuts an automated, aggregated, atomized audio experience. Should publishers buy in?
Plus: The New York Times thinks you’re a nobody, Spotify wants you to Discover Podcasts Weekly, and a U.K. election sparks a mini-boom.
Plus: The overlap between podcasts and retail politics, the under-examined world of copcasts, and a message to you, from Rudy.