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February 20, 2020 · 2.6 minutes to read

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“One of the things that we all have gotten asked lately is this: ”Have we reached 'peak podcasting’? To address that, I shared a finding from the latest quarter of our subscription product, the Podcast Consumer Tracker, which we recently delivered to our subscribers. Between Q3 and Q4 of 2019, amongst the top 15 podcast networks, 10 of them gained reach, and three stayed the same. Just two lost reach, and that by just a percentage point. To me, that’s not an industry that has reached peak anything. The pie continues to grow, and there is plenty of room to add audience, and yes--add podcasts.” — Tom Webster, Edison Research, in an email

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New consultancies, like this one from Terrance J. O’Malley, means a new podcast: Operational Leaders, a podcast about running an asset management business. (Libsyn)
New York Media merged with Vox Media at the end of last year; and Vulture’s Good One podcast, a podcast about jokes and the people that tell them, is relaunching as a weekly Vox Media podcast. It’s the first to officially enter the Vox Media fold. (Megaphone)
13 Minutes to the Moon is returning with a second season: telling the extraordinary story, and near disaster, of Apollo 13. It’ll also air on the BBC World Service. (BBC)

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