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How the Spotify layoffs impact its podcasting business

/ Plus, more Hot Pod Summit updates. Nick Barclay / The VergeAnother week, another round of layoffs. This time, it is Spotify. CEO Daniel Ek informed employees yesterday morning that the...

New podcast creation has fallen off a cliff

/ The number of new shows that debuted in 2022 was down 80 percent since 2020. Illustration by Kristen Radtke / The Verge; Getty ImagesHope you all had a great weekend!...

Another viral iPod app was pulled from Apple’s App Store

/ Retro Pod, which turns your iPhone into an iPod, amassed hundreds of thousands of downloads before it was removed from the App Store. Photo Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / The...

Podcast subscribers want more podcasts

/ Plus, Microsoft makes some big leaps in audio AI. Illustration by Kristen Radtke / The Verge; Getty ImagesThis is Hot Pod, The Verge’s newsletter about podcasting and the audio industry. Sign...

Donald Trump Jr. is the latest conservative personality to get a podcast deal

/ Plus, De La Soul is finally coming to streaming services in March. Photo by Melissa Sue Gerrits / Getty ImagesI hope you all had a relaxing holiday break. My body...

Hot Pod’s favorite podcast episodes of 2022

/ A completely biased, unscientific list of my top five podcast episodes of the year. Kristen Radtke / The Verge; Getty ImagesI hope you all had a happy holiday weekend and,...

Podcasting could be in for a rocky 2023

/ The ad market is soft, layoffs will likely continue, but the industry should (hopefully) be alright. Illustration by Kristen Radtke / The Verge; Getty ImagesThis story originally appeared in Hot...

Spotify explores rebranding its main podcast creation tool

/ Plus, Angela Merkel also loves true-crime pods. Illustration by Samar Haddad / The VergeA very happy holidays to you all! The news is slow, and the food is fried. I...

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