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From high school to the pros, the games that filled sports sections have nearly all been called off. “We don’t have a guidebook on how to cover sports when sports aren’t being played.”
Can the streaming audio giant really turn Bill Simmons’ operation into “the next ESPN”? Or is the goal of building “the world’s flagship sports audio network” too ambitious?
Plus: Spotify sees growth in spoken audio, one network goes cult-happy, and Marc Maron upgrades his garage.
Plus: HBO buys in, ESPN brags condescendingly, big networks scale back, and Call Your Girlfriend plots its future. Also, gifs.
Plus: PRX expands, WNYC shuffles, NPR stagnates, Dirty John adapts, Macmillan strategizes, and Gimlet parties.
Plus: WBEZ tries to turn a podcast into a franchise, Science Friday joins WNYC Studios, and Gimlet opens up the HBO playbook.
Plus: Pandora leans into podcasts, NPR has a leadership crisis, and Limetown and 30 for 30 plan returns.
A partnership of Boston media giants is going to try. Plus: The mysteries of messed-up analytics and The New York Times’ expanding podcast strategy.
Plus: Gimlet launches a history show, DGital Media rebrands, and the launch of a new “improvised sci-fi sitcom.”
Plus: Shows aimed at kids seem to be doing well, the beginnings of a launch playbook for independent podcast studios, and the dangers of podcast pledge drives.