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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.
“There remains a lot we don’t know, and I have strong feeling we’re witnessing a little shard of a much larger, complicated soul-searching process.”
Plus: Tim Ferriss brings back ads, two American companies go British, and the mystery of the one-star iTunes review.
Plus: The role of star power in launching shows, the news peg that arrives after the show is done, and Netflix adds a podcast audio track.
Plus: China cracks down on the audio market, British reality fuels a British podcast, and a Feisty new show.
Plus: A British podcast company finds surprising success stateside, the Supreme Court provides a S02E14 for In the Dark, and a documentary about Freaknik.
Plus: Spotify wants into news podcasting, a collective tries to boost the medium in Ireland, and a “slightly absurd, aurally adventuresome, quasi-journalistic podcast about food.”
Plus: Editorial expectations for branded-content podcasts, the Obamas want to be in your AirPods, and the darkest poutine.
Plus: Podcast advertising is up 53 percent, The Telegraph gets nostalgic, and the noises we try not to hear.
Plus: Third Coast is getting a new leader, Vox Media ties podcasts into events, and Podtrac fiddles with its numbers.
Plus: Running from zombies for profit, Comic Sans rises again, and Spotify has a “Car Thing.”