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- Apr 20: This is Ariel Shapiro's last week writing for Hot Pod for a while. "I am very pregnant," she writes. Amrita Khalid (also here on social media) will look after Hot Pod in the meantime.
- Mar 2: The Hollywood Reporter writes up the chat at the Hot Pod Summit.
- Feb 27: YouTube podcasts: The Hollywood Reporter was present at the Hot Pod Summit last week, and the YouTube Music announcement. So was Axios, who said the mood was upbeat. Bandrew Scott calls the announcement confusing, asking how the "ad-funded background listening" is going to work for podcasters. In emails to Podnews, "I only think this will work if the podcasts are available both on YouTube and YouTube Music simultaneously. I’m not sure if that was clarified." says Anthony Frasier. (Our podcast playlist appears visible on YouTube too). "Upsetting it is US only at the moment," says a Canadian reader (echoing our thoughts); "they are totally fumbling a massive opportunity".
- Feb 23: YouTube's Head of Podcasting Kai Chuk is to speak today at the Hot Pod Summit in Brooklyn NY. We are expecting an announcement about YouTube's plans for podcasting.
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