Podcasts

Lyft’s IPO is hot, YC Demo Day, two new unicorns and what’s Boy Brow?

This week on Equity: Glossier and Rent The Runway enter the unicorn club and YC debuts 200 startups.

Original Content podcast: ‘Shrill’ stays positive, despite bad boyfriends and terrible bosses

Many of the themes and stories found in Hulu’s “Shrill” will be familiar to fans of writer Lindy West — after all, it’s based on her book “Shrill: Notes from a Loud Wom

Media fragmentation is annoying consumers

Deloitte’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications division published its 13th-annual Digital Media Trends survey, focused on identifying changes in the ways US consumers engage with various ty

Y Combinator bets on the booming podcast industry

Brew helps creators get paid to podcast with a subscription-based app complete with original shows.

Uber’s IPO targets April, Stash stacks cash and YC shakes it up

 Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a lot of fun. Connie Loizos took the captain&#821

Jack Dorsey records podcast with fitness writer who claimed ‘vaccines do indeed cause autism’

Jack Dorsey, known for making tone-deaf statements on the platform he co-founded, is in the middle of another controversy. This time it is for plugging a podcast he recorded with fitness writer Ben Gr

Twitter launches its first podcast, ‘Character Count,’ focused on its ad business

Twitter today is joining the podcasting arena. This morning, the social network is launching its first-ever podcast series with a new show focused on Twitter’s advertising business, which it&#82

Original Content podcast: We’re happy to visit ‘Murder Mountain’

Among true crime shows, “Murder Mountain” clearly has the best title. It’s memorable, mysterious and alliterative — it was a real struggle not to just say “Murderrrrrrr Mount

Changes at YC, $1.5B more for ride hailing and Airbnb buys HotelTonight

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.

How I podcast: Bullseye’s Jesse Thorn

The beauty of podcasting is that anyone can do it. It’s a rare medium that’s nearly as easy to make as it is to consume. And as such, no two people do it exactly the same way. There are a wealth o

Podcasts, smart speakers soar as social media stalls, based on new survey

The 2019 edition of a popular annual survey shows usage of social media by Americans is stalling while ownership of smart speakers and tablets has soared over the last year, as has consumer engagement

Original Content podcast: We dance with the emo heroes of Netflix’s ‘Umbrella Academy’

Netflix’s “Umbrella Academy” opens in 1989, with 43 women across the world giving unexpected, simultaneous birth. Fast forward 30 years, and seven of those (mostly) super-powered chi

How I podcast: Effectively Wild’s Ben Lindbergh

Last month, Spotify announced that it had paid $340 million for Gimlet and Anchor in a push to make its mark on podcasting. But while it’s encouraging to see media giants throw weight and money behi

The Rodecaster Pro podcast board finally gets multi-track recording

Rode promised multi-track support for the Rodecaster Pro in February — and delivered with no time to spare. The Australian company dropped news about the firmware update at 10PM PT on February 28, b

Four rounds for women-led startups, and a huge Series A for Motif

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. February is now behind us, but we gathered the troops to send it of

Mixtape podcast: Tech’s concern for the homeless

Welcome to the latest episode of TechCrunch Mixtape with Megan Rose Dickey and myself. This week we talk about mental illness within the homeless population, specifically how people can help situation

theSkimm is launching a daily news podcast offering contextualized, nonpartisan coverage

News media company theSkimm is delving further into podcasting, with the launch of its first daily news podcast called Skimm This, set to launch on March 4. Similar to how theSkimm’s morning new

Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘High Flying Bird’ mixes basketball, politics and impressive iPhone camerawork

“High Flying Bird,” the latest film from director Steven Soderbergh, isn’t an easy movie to categorize. For starters, it’s a basketball movie without any basketball. Instead, t

Pinterest and Lyft move closer to IPO, and LPs question the Vision Fund’s investment strategy

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. What a week. It had looked a bit quiet with just a few big rounds t

Original Content podcast: ‘The Breaker Upperers’ filmmakers know that breaking up is the worst

“The Breaker Upperers” kicks off with an ingenious premise: What if you could pay an agency to take care of your awkward romantic break-ups? And what if that agency was run by two longtime
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