Ariel Shapiro

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Taylor Swift is now a podcasting influencer

/ Her boyfriend’s podcast, New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce, now ranks in the top 10 shows on the market.By Ariel Shapiro, lead reporter of Hot Pod, a newsletter...

Spotify’s transformed podcast business may actually be profitable this year

/ Investors are thrilled. The podcast industry, less so.By Ariel Shapiro, lead reporter of Hot Pod, a newsletter covering podcasting and the audio industry. She previously worked at Forbes, where...

Podcasting’s all-stars are here to stay

/ After all the boom and bust, we’re still here talking about Joe Rogan and SmartLess.By Ariel Shapiro, lead reporter of Hot Pod, a newsletter covering podcasting and the audio...

Joe Rogan renews deal with Spotify

/ The world’s top podcaster will remain with the streamer, but the show will no longer be exclusive to the platform.By Ariel Shapiro, lead reporter of Hot Pod, a newsletter...

Spotify’s exclusivity era nears its end

/ Call Her Daddy, the streamer’s second-biggest show, is getting wide distribution. That leaves The Joe Rogan Experience as the only show exclusive to the platform.By Ariel Shapiro, lead reporter...

Spotify plans to launch in-app purchases, if Apple gets out of the way

For years, Apple’s App Store policies have made it impossible for apps to sell digital services and goods on their own terms. A new law in the EU could change all of...

What NPR’s new podcast chief learned from the mess at Gimlet

/ Now that Gimlet has been dismantled by Spotify, Collin Campbell comes back to public radio and is determined to find a path forward for NPR. By Ariel Shapiro, lead...

Podcasting is in its YouTube era

/ Plus, Audacy files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.By Ariel Shapiro, lead reporter of Hot Pod, a newsletter covering podcasting and the audio industry. She previously worked at Forbes, where she...

Ariel Shapiro

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