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‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Bill Simmons (‘Music Box’)

Bill Simmons, this week’s guest on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, is a sportswriter turned media mogul. Nicknamed “The Sports Guy,” he made his name at ESPN, where he worked from 2001 through 2015 and was behind not only a hugely popular column, but also The B.S. Report podcast, the 30 for 30 documentary […]

Spotify’s Podcast Staffers Sign Open Letter Saying Audio Giant “Rejected” Inclusion Goals

Union staffers at several podcast production companies owned by Spotify have penned a letter to the music streaming service and podcast network Parcast, calling on them to agree to a measure aimed at fostering “a more inclusive and diverse company.” On Wednesday, workers at Parcast, The Ringer and Gimlet Media that are allied with the […]

Spotify Inks Multiyear Audio Content Deal With WWE Through The Ringer

Spotify has reached a multiyear audio content deal with WWE that will see The Ringer, a Spotify studio, and the wrestling company launch an exclusive audio network and develop original content for the streamer, the companies said on Wednesday. New podcasts created from the partnership will include MackMania, hosted by Evan Mack, and a narrative […]