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Plus: The BBC’s problems with race continue, Freakonomics Radio expands, Spotify is hiring for a head of audiobooks, and what it’s like to make a sports podcast right now.
Plus: What the Times paid for Serial, Spotify thinks that what podcasts need is more video, Headgum raises $2 million, transnational Asian podcasts, and more.
Plus: A mid-year podcast check-in.
As it turns out, it’s not just news.
On June 10, the most popular stories across Facebook were all NASCAR banning Confederate flags and Blue Lives Matter (with a sprinkling of dead kids). Over in Facebook News, though, things were different.
Plus: How the Equality in Audio Pact came together, and Apple rolls out an exclusive show.
Plus: More thoughts on Joe Rogan and Spotify, the BBC releases its annual plan, and Spotify is reportedly going after podcasts again.