The NYT to release its first documentary podcast series
March 13, 2018
The New York Times is to release its first documentary podcast series, Caliphate. It launched with a fancy microsite over the weekend; Niemenlab reports that they will experiment with giving NYT subscribers early access.
Marvel and Stitcher release Wolverine: The Long Night. It's exclusive to Stitcher Premium for now; it gets a general release later this year. It gets a glowing review from The Wrap, is called a bold experiment by Vulture, and Minnesota Public Radio highlights the author, Benjamin Percy.
More on Infinite Dial 2018: Pacific Content's Steve Pratt got to talk to Tom Webster, and identifies the five big trends. Tom discusses disappointing results from smart speakers. (We're on Alexa's daily briefing, or "OK, Google, ask Podnews for the latest")
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Ira Glass spoke at SXSW on what makes an engaging podcast; the Daily Texan writes up his talk. "When it comes to narrative, podcasting can be TV. If you give people good narratives and quality, they will come and listen".
Top Podcast highlights why a podcast can make your small business stand out.
Music podcasts are hard to come by - at least, ones playing lots of it - but Rocket Radio Music Network is a new podcast network, promising five new podcasts that will "present several selected songs" each.
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