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After WNYC abruptly canceled the show, creator Hillary Frank was “floored” by how many other podcast networks wanted to partner with her: “It was unthinkable, five years ago, that I could make a living making a podcast.”
Plus: Scripps wants to expand Earwolf beyond comedy; NPR’s on-demand audience grows, while live-streaming stalls; Modern Love becomes a podcast; and more.
“I love the concierge format. It’s something that anticipates what you need and then serves it to you. Interviews and podcasts are a big leap into that direction.”
“There’s a transaction cost associated with podcasts for every listener. It’s a commitment, a choice. You don’t do it for something you just don’t care that much about.”
BuzzFeed has figured out how to make content go viral. Can it figure out how to build community and reach younger audiences with podcasting?
Low financial risk and a desire for word-of-mouth sharing have led news sites to collaborate, sharing audience and infrastructure.
With funding from Knight Foundation and Kickstarter donors, PRX is trying to create an environment where “high-quality, story-driven” shows like Roman Mars’ 99% Invisible, can thrive.