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This year, for the first time, NPR will make more money from underwriting on podcasts than on its radio shows.
Plus: RedCircle wants to build monetization for podcasting’s middle class, Gastropod turns five, and adventures in music licensing.
“Forming a relationship with people on their speakers in the kitchen may make it easier to form a relationship with them on their headphones and in their cars.”
“We’re trying to create an engaging experience that feels more narratively driven, not just like someone reading some headlines for a few minutes.”
“News on smart speakers is not living up to the promise of what it could be.”
People are still much more likely to use smart speakers for music and weather than news. But that could change as news organizations design news briefings specifically for the speakers.
Plus: A big fat Leonard Lopate debacle at WBAI, “podcasts by women, for everyone, no creeps allowed,” and publishers are building teams around smart speakers.
Plus: S-Town gets sued, Spotlight goes audio, and a remarkable new podcast player named Wilson FM.
Plus: WBEZ tries to turn a podcast into a franchise, Science Friday joins WNYC Studios, and Gimlet opens up the HBO playbook.