Conan signs a seven figure deal, apparently driving the podcast revolution
August 21, 2019 · 3.4 minutes to read
Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco has signed a seven figure deal with Midroll for more seasons of Conan O’Brien needs a friend. Team Coco has also has launched two new podcasts on Luminary. Frontier Tween is a scripted podcast featuring the life of Tilly Mulch on the untamed prairie; Smartr is a look at the tech world with VC Noa Lukas, as he helps companies grow.
- A Variety article announcing the deal, claiming that Conan O’Brien is driving the podcast revolution, has come into quite some snarky criticism online, with people claiming that Conan turned up ten years late. Mind - that’s not the worst mistake. Variety put Conan on its cover with the words “Audio Boom!” when everyone knows Conan’s podcasts are actually hosted by ART19. (<-- weak podcast joke)
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