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The Economist launches a daily podcast, and Spotify tests an import function

January 23, 2019 · Updated May 5, 2019 · 3.6 minutes to read

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The Economist, a newspaper disguised as a magazine, is launching a daily podcast. Jason Palmer will host it, called The Intelligence, which will be published at the same time as Podnews (6am NY, 11am London), from January 29th. Digiday report it has 8 staffers. (Acast)
Westwood One has launched season 2 of Suze Orman’s Women & Money original podcast. The press release promises a new interactive approach.
Case Closed is the first true-crime podcast from Macmillan. The first season is based on Shanna Hogan's Secrets of a Marine’s Wife, out next month; of note, their email to us stresses that “each season is based on a solved story, so that you can walk away feeling satisfied and knowing exactly how the story ends.” Amen.
Blank Check has reached its 200th episode. The podcast delves into the movies of Hollywood’s most outsized directors. Specifically, the auteurs whose early successes afforded them the rare ‘blank check’ from Hollywood to produce passion projects. Sometimes those checks clear. And sometimes – they bounce. Episode 200 looks at Glass, a movie they call a 'glassterpiece’.
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