• PODCASTS
    What’s Behind Apple’s Podcast Strategy?

    Last week, Bloomberg dropped a fascinating scoop that Apple, the long-time impartial steward of the podcast ecosystem, is apparently planning to finance original podcasts that would be exclusive to its platforms, and that it has met with media companies to discuss possible deals toward this end. According to the report, the talks were preliminary and Apple has […]

  • The biggest disasters in business history – podcasts of the week

    Kodak film. The company’s lurch towards bankruptcy in 2012 is profiled in Spectacular Failures. Photograph: Ian Waldie/Getty Images Talking points The platform where many users go to to listen to other people’s podcasts, Apple is now plotting to start making its own. According to Bloomberg, the tech giant is in conversation with media companies about creating […]

  • PODCASTS
    Apple will reportedly fund Apple-exclusive podcasts

    Apple, with a revived focus on services and original content, is reportedly looking to invest in podcasts. Bloomberg reports today that the tech company is reaching out to media companies to discuss making certain shows exclusive to Apple Podcasts, the company’s podcast listening app. Apple declined to comment for this story. This is a complete rethinking of […]

  • PODCASTS
    The best music podcasts in 2019

    There are a number of popular genres in the podcasts market: true crime, comedy, sports, politics and technology among them. But music is also a thriving genre, with a variety of sub-formats exploring songs, artists and the culture around music. We’ve chosen some of the most popular and/or inventive shows, which make a great starting […]

  • PODCASTS
    How a podcast helped solve a grisly cold case

    There are a ton of podcasts out there, but finding the right one can be difficult. In our column Pod Hunters, we cover what we’ve been listening to that we can’t stop thinking about. On Thursday, New Hampshire authorities held a press conference where they identified three victims who had been killed by a serial killer in the […]

  • PODCASTS
    Summer Podcast Preview: 6 Shows We Can’t Wait to Hear

    The summer heat has finally graced us with its presence, and if you’re going to sweat on your commutes, you might as well sweat with the sweet, sweet sound of podcasts flowing into your ears. The full slate of summer podcasts has yet to reveal itself in its entirety, but in the meantime, here are […]

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    Spotify-owned Soundtrap wants to make editing a podcast as easy as using Google Docs

    Soundtrap, a music-editing software company owned by Spotify, is launching a new product today that’s specifically designed to make podcast editing easier. The new product, called Soundtrap for Storytellers, is a full, web-based podcast production tool that allows users to record, edit, and master their audio. Its most impressive feature is how simple it’s supposed to […]