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“To call something the most popular podcast might seem a little like identifying the tallest leprechaun,” David Carr wrote in 2014.
Plus: Pandora leans into podcasts, NPR has a leadership crisis, and Limetown and 30 for 30 plan returns.
Plus: Panoply invests in audio fiction, Rookie links up with MTV, and Missing Richard Simmons wraps up its controversial run.
Plus: The team behind Serial is getting ready for a new show, the Lewis Wallace/Marketplace debate, and are podcast networks responsible for the diversity of their shows?
“Here we have a public radio station that seems to not only fail to recognize who its natural friends are, but one that is lashing out at potential allies.”
The New York Times is running its story Friday, while This American Life’s complementary report will air this weekend and be available for download as a podcast Sunday.
Everybody’s trying to figure out how to make audio more shareable. Will audio spread more widely if it’s producers doing the curation or listeners?
Alex Blumberg, CEO and co-founder of Gimlet Media: “People who like public radio like podcasts, but people outside of public radio also like podcasts. So let’s find those people.”
AIR has come up with suggested rates of compensation for those who do freelance work for podcasts, where a new injection of for-profit companies is complicating the math of public media.