Spotify’s podcast dashboard comes out of beta

Spotify’s podcast dashboard comes out of beta

Over the last couple of years, Spotify has made a big push into podcasts. The tip of the spear has been major investments, including acquisitions of companies like Gimlet and Anchor. It’s all part of the company’s attempt harness a massively growing category and build an audience beyond music. The other great thing about podcasts Read more about Spotify’s podcast dashboard comes out of beta[…]

Original Content podcast: ‘Years and Years’ takes an unsettling look at the next decade

Original Content podcast: ‘Years and Years’ takes an unsettling look at the next decade

“Years and Years” is an unusual show. It’s a co-production of HBO and the BBC, and in the course of six hourlong episodes, it covers a span of more than 10 years in our near future. During that time, we see the rise of a terrifying Trump-style politician in the United Kingdom named Vivian Rook Read more about Original Content podcast: ‘Years and Years’ takes an unsettling look at the next decade[…]

Original Content podcast: Our love for ‘Queer Eye’ isn’t quite as strong

Original Content podcast: Our love for ‘Queer Eye’ isn’t quite as strong

It’s been barely more than a year since the “Queer Eye” revival premiered on Netflix, but the series is already back for its fourth season. This time around, the Fab Five finds new makeover subjects in Kansas City (with a detour to Quincy, Illinois, where hairstylist Jonathan Van Ness grew up), offering their custom mix Read more about Original Content podcast: Our love for ‘Queer Eye’ isn’t quite as strong[…]

Original Content podcast: Netflix thriller ‘Point Blank’ underwhelms

Original Content podcast: Netflix thriller ‘Point Blank’ underwhelms

“Point Blank,” a new Netflix original film, stars Frank Grillo and Anthony Mackie as a criminal and a nurse thrown together by circumstances — Abe (played by Grillo) is struck by a car while fleeing a murder scene, and he’s brought to the hospital where Paul (Mackie) works. Soon, Paul finds himself coerced into to Read more about Original Content podcast: Netflix thriller ‘Point Blank’ underwhelms[…]

Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Always Be My Maybe’ is a surprisingly sweet romantic comedy

Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Always Be My Maybe’ is a surprisingly sweet romantic comedy

“Always Be My Maybe” — a new film starring and co-written by Ali Wong and Randall Park — continues Netflix’s streak of solid romantic comedies. That said, anyone expecting it to match Wong’s delightfully dirty stand-up (showcased in the Netflix specials “Baby Cobra” and “Hard Knock Wife”) might be disappointed. Instead, “Always Be My Maybe” Read more about Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Always Be My Maybe’ is a surprisingly sweet romantic comedy[…]

Original Content podcast: The battle of opinions over ‘Game of Thrones’ and the Battle of Winterfell

Original Content podcast: The battle of opinions over ‘Game of Thrones’ and the Battle of Winterfell

This post and podcast contain spoilers for “Game of Thrones” and  “Avengers: Endgame.” “The Long Night,” the much-anticipated “Game of Thrones” episode where the living and the dead meet in a desperate, epic battle, wasn’t entirely embraced by the show’s fans. Instead, many have complained about the episode’s (literal) darkness, while others were disappointed by the apparent Read more about Original Content podcast: The battle of opinions over ‘Game of Thrones’ and the Battle of Winterfell[…]

Mixtape Podcast: Oracle’s alleged $400M issue with underrepresented groups

Mixtape Podcast: Oracle’s alleged $400M issue with underrepresented groups

Screen time for kids, corporations allegedly not paying people from underrepresented groups and IBM offers some hope for the future of facial recognition technology: These are the topics that Megan Rose Dickey and I dive into on this week’s episode of Mixtape. According to research by psychologists from the University of Calgary, spending too much Read more about Mixtape Podcast: Oracle’s alleged $400M issue with underrepresented groups[…]

Original Content podcast: We conquer clutter with Marie Kondo’s new show

Original Content podcast: We conquer clutter with Marie Kondo’s new show

On the surface, “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo” sounds like a simple show: Over the course of eight episodes, organizing guru Marie Kondo helps a variety Los Angeles residents sort through their belongings and clean up their homes. But for some, following Kondo’s KonMari method can be a surprisingly difficult or emotional experience — after Read more about Original Content podcast: We conquer clutter with Marie Kondo’s new show[…]

The ‘Stuff You Should Know’ podcast has been downloaded 1 billion times

The ‘Stuff You Should Know’ podcast has been downloaded 1 billion times

Stuff You Should Know, the explainer podcast hosted Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant (pictured on the left above), has now surpassed one billion total downloads. The podcast is published by How Stuff Works/Stuff Media, which was acquired by iHeartMedia last fall. The company says this is the first podcast to cross the billion-download threshold. (Publishers Read more about The ‘Stuff You Should Know’ podcast has been downloaded 1 billion times[…]