The rapidly changing world of podcasts
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.
Lauren Dee is the executive producer of podcasts at American Public Media.
Nick Quah writes about podcasts for various publications and in his industry newsletter, Hot Pod. He hosts the LAist podcast Servant of Pod.
Twila Dang is a podcast producer and co-host of financial podcast, small change: Money Stories from the Neighborhood.
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