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    Articles by Nicholas Quah

    is the founder and writer of Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts that appears on AndroidForMobile Lab.
    Plus: Continued steady, unsexy growth for podcasts, The New York Times tries windowing with Caliphate, and in-car podcast listening is growing while audiobook listening stays flat.
    Plus: Spotify sees growth in spoken audio, one network goes cult-happy, and Marc Maron upgrades his garage.
    Plus: Anchor relaunches (and where are we with social audio?), a McDonald’s podcast is an utterly fascinating artifact, and more media pariahs move to podcasts (this time, it’s Logan Paul).
    Plus: The daily news podcast space gets a little more crowded, The Guardian experiments with an augmented player, and Amazon wants to turn your blog into a podcast.
    Plus: HBO buys in, ESPN brags condescendingly, big networks scale back, and Call Your Girlfriend plots its future. Also, gifs.
    Plus: RadioPublic stands up for the little guys, everybody’s going Hollywood, and Gannett wants to build “The Wire” (but non-fiction).
    Plus: PRX expands, WNYC shuffles, NPR stagnates, Dirty John adapts, Macmillan strategizes, and Gimlet parties.
    Plus: A new media format from Spotify, Vox partners on the official NBC Olympics Podcast, and where Relay FM is at.
    Plus: WBEZ tries to turn a podcast into a franchise, Science Friday joins WNYC Studios, and Gimlet opens up the HBO playbook.
    Plus: In-car podcasts, Apple commissions an original TV show about a true crime podcast gone viral, and what’s going on with Podtrac?

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