The rapidly changing world of podcasts

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Why are podcasts so popular? What makes a good podcast? And can just anyone produce a hit? Guest host Chris Farrell talks with industry experts about the past, present and future of podcasts and podcasting.
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Whether you realized it or not, this year was a big one for podcast news, and that’s mostly because of Spotify. The streaming giant bought up a couple podcast companies and struck podcasting deals with big names like Michelle Obama and Kim Kardashian.

But consolidation within an industry can be controversial and foretell more changes to come — which is exactly why we’re talking about it.

Guest host Chris Farrell, MPR News senior economic contributor and co-host of financial podcast small change: Money Stories from the Neighborhood, talks with industry experts about the past, present and future of a medium that’s getting bigger than ever.


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