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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.
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Plus: The first Pulitzer Prize for audio, Ira Glass drops shade, and the rise of the five-minute podcast.
Plus: Luminary survives its first year, a 10-minute podcast rooted entirely in spite, and why limited-run audio docs are in a particularly tough spot.
Plus: Tips for recording at home, COVID cuts at big publishers, and the benefits of a podcast book club.
Plus: Spotify promotes hosts like musicians, live shows pivot to streaming, and Planet Money covers yet another giant pool of money.
Plus: A podcast CEO gets indicted, the merits of coronavirus episodes, and too much tuna.
Plus: Kids podcasts come to the rescue for harried parents, how football podcasts deal with no football, and a new weekly news podcast from Radio Ambulante.
Plus a deep dive into how coronavirus is affecting the podcast industry. “Some podcasts can survive cuts in direct support. Some can survive losses in advertising revenue. A great many can’t.”
We round up some of the best advice for how audio hosts and producers can adjust to the new social-distancing reality — from public radio stations and big studios to independent shows and freelancers hoping their next check still comes in.