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NPR News Now is a brand new entry at #3 in the Podtrac top 20 US podcasts chart for December. The podcast, consisting of the latest hourly news bulletin from NPR, was previously excluded from the chart.
The hosts of Call Her Daddy appear to have upset a columnist at the NYPost. “They lack the basic savvy and grace to make it in this industry”, says Kirsten Fleming, adding “they’re just really uptight frauds”. Ouch. (Barstool Sports)
The Murder Squad, a true-crime podcast released in March 2019, has helped lead to the arrest of a suspect in a 1980 killing, reports the Rolling Stone. (Exactly Right Media / Omny Studio)
Give them Lala… with Randall launches next week: a new podcast from Lala Kent and her film producer fiancé Randall Emmett. WarnerMedia Podcast Network have signed a deal for the production, sales and promotion of 50 episodes. (Knit)
In The Feed, Rob Walch shares total download numbers. “If your show is getting more than 130 downloads after 30 days you are better than half the shows out there.” (Libsyn)
Underunderstood, has been apologised-to, after it was told it had to pay $1,995 in licensing if it wanted to tell people it was chosen as one of the HuffPost’s Podcasts of the Year. Lydia Polgreen, HuffPost’s Editor in Chief, apologised “for the miscommunication”, adding “we’ve made it clear to our third party that we do not want anyone charged for this” and “celebrate in any way you choose”.


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