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Moves and hires - with Pod People

  • Noel King has joined Vox’s Today, Explained as Editorial Director and co-host. She was formerly with NPR’s Morning Edition and Up First. The daily podcast will also air on local public radio stations nationwide, in partnership with New York’s WNYC Studios.

Tips and tricks

  • Downloads vs audience - what’s the difference? A useful primer from Podtrac. (Also - a quicker read than our comprehensive look at podcast stats.)

  • Top tip: the latest update for Hindenburg Journalist Pro changes the application’s name to Hindenburg PRO - which means, if you use Loopback or OBS, you’ll need to reset your virtual device. Ask us how we know.

Podcast News - with Blue Wire

WR1 with Cris Carter
In Blue Wire's limited series WR1 presented by WynnBet, legendary NFL wide receiver Cris Carter interviews legends of the WR position as well as the next generation of superstars to understand what makes this position so unique, as so many personalities and stories come from outside of the hash marks. Guests include Julian Edelman, Adam Thielen, Mike Evans, Calvin Johnson, and many more.
The Handoff
We’re guessing CNN’s The Handoff might be on haitus: or perhaps it’ll just be Don Lemon talking to himself; Chris Cuomo has been suspended by the network for a breach of journalist ethics. - read more
Mythic Thunderlute: A D&D Podcast Musical
Jen Cody (Disney’s The Princess and the Frog) and Hunter Foster (Tony Nominee Little Shop of Horrors) guest star on the latest episode of Mythic Thunderlute: A D&D Podcast Musical, from the Broadway Podcast Network.
Walk the Pod
Walk the Pod - a daily show designed to accompany you on your lunchtime walk - has just released its 300th episode. It’s hosted by comedian Rachel Wheeley.
Lost Hills: Dead in the Water
Pushkin launches season two of Lost Hills today. Hosted by Dana Goodyear, it focuses on another Malibu crime, a suspicious drowning in the Channel Islands, thirty miles off the coast, that leads into an exploration of the freewheeling, hedonistic world of Malibu in the late 70s and early 80s, when the quiet beach town was transforming into a haven for money, drugs and celebrities.
The Envelope
The second season of The Envelope from the LA Times has launched with Kirsten Dunst as special guest, interviewed by Times reporters and podcast hosts Mark Olsen and Yvonne Villarreal. - read more

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