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NPR, LAist Studios Launch Audio Incubator for Latino Creators (Exclusive)

Sometime after Southern California Public Radio launched its podcast development and production division in 2019, it pledged that the entire LAist Studios slate would be hosted, produced or staffed by creators from historically excluded backgrounds. And with Hispanics comprising the plurality of Los Angeles County’s population, the studio has partnered with National Public Radio to […]

Obamas’ Higher Ground Unveils Key Exec Team as Film/TV Co-Chief Steps Down

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s Oscar-winning label Higher Ground has made additions to its executive team with key appointments across business development and audio along with film and television, in addition to one prominent exit. Higher Ground’s first hire, co-head of film and television Priya Swaminathan, will step down from her role at the […]

Spotify Lands Multi-Year Deal With Alexandra Cooper for ‘Call Her Daddy’ Podcast

Spotify has landed a multi-year deal with Alexandra Cooper for her hit podcast, Call Her Daddy, which will leave Barstool Sports and head to Spotify exclusively on July 21. As part of the deal, Spotify will have exclusive rights to all future episodes of Call Her Daddy, as well as the back catalogue of the podcast […]

Podcast Academy Honors ‘Dying for Sex,’ ‘Wind of Change,’ Marc Maron at Inaugural Ambie Awards

Dying for Sex was named podcast of the year Sunday night during the Podcast Academy’s inaugural Awards for Excellence in Audio, also known as the Ambies. In addition, Wind of Change was the night’s top winner, taking home three awards, including best host, best reporting and best nonfiction scriptwriting. In all, awards were handed out […]

Ambies: Cameron Esposito to Host Inaugural Podcast Academy Awards (Exclusive)

Cameron Esposito is set to host the Podcast Academy’s inaugural Awards for Excellence in Audio, the 2021 Ambies. The comedian and writer, who released her memoir Save Yourself last year, hosts the Queery podcast, featuring interviews with LGBTQ+ luminaries and exploring issues of identity, personality, gender, sexuality and civil rights. The Podcast Academy is also […]

Apple Rolls Out Podcast Subscriptions

The tech giant also unveiled a redesigned Apple TV and Siri-powered remote.

Chelsea Clinton Launching Podcast With iHeartMedia

The first podcast will feature 'Queer Eye's' Jonathan Van Ness, who in 2019 announced he was HIV-positive; and HIV physician and health equity advocate Dr. Oni Blackstock.

Will Packer, iHeartMedia Team for Slate of Original Podcasts

The first project will be a scripted drama series set in present-day Oakland.

Rosamund Pike to Star as Former First Lady in Podcast From QCODE, Crooked Media (Exclusive)

'Edith!' is a limited series about former first lady Edith Wilson from writers Gonzalo Cordova and Travis Helwig.

Apple Introduces Kid-Friendly Podcast Experience

Common Sense Media will help the tech company curate podcast collections for kids and families.

Ambies: Podcasts ‘Dirty Diana,’ ‘The Left Right Game,’ ‘Wind of Change’ Top Nominations

The Podcast Academy’s inaugural Awards for Excellence in Audio will stream live on YouTube and Twitch on May 16.

Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen Launch Spotify Podcast

'Renegades: Born in the USA' will tackle topics including race, fatherhood, marriage and the state of America.