Twitter is buying a podcast app to help build its audio Spaces

  • January 5, 2021
Last month Twitter publicly announced it’s testing Spaces, which operate as audio-enabled chat rooms within the social networking site. Now it’s acquired the team behind Breaker, a podcast app that focused on community and social elements since it st…

Amazon has purchased podcast network Wondery

  • December 30, 2020
As expected, Amazon has agreed to buy one of the few remaining large and independent podcast networks in the US. On Wednesday, the retailer announced that it’s acquiring Wondery, best known for producing shows like Blood Ties and Dying for Sex. Amazo…

Amazon may buy podcast network Wondery

  • December 2, 2020
Amazon is in talks to acquire Wondery, according to The Wall Street Journal. The podcast network is best known for shows like Blood Ties and Dying for Sex. The asking price is reportedly is in and around the $300 million mark. For context, Spotify bo…

‘Code Switch’ from NPR is Apple’s podcast of the year

  • December 1, 2020
Another day, another year-end list. After the Google Play Store and Spotify shared the top content on their respective platforms, Apple has chimed in with a selection of the most popular podcasts, audiobooks and books people in the US downloaded thro…

Apple Podcasts now has support for web embeds

  • November 16, 2020
Apple Podcasts now has a player you can embed across the web. Anyone can now grab an embed code for a show or episode from the more than 1.5 million podcasts on the platform.You can find an embed code from Apple Podcasts Preview pages on the web. Jus…

What we’re listening to: ‘Mockery Manor’

  • September 28, 2020
In this installment of our audio confessions, senior editor Daniel Cooper explains his love for a British thriller podcast that had him hooked almost immediately.I could be wrong, but I feel like everyone has a childhood experience of visiting a shit…