podcast

  • ‘Deadly Manners’ is a new podcast starring LeVar Burton, Kristen Bell, Anna Chlumsky and RuPaul

    ‘Deadly Manners’ is a new podcast starring LeVar Burton, Kristen Bell, Anna Chlumsky and RuPaul

    Podcasts are a growing area of interest even for media companies that typically work in TV and other formats, and AMC/Sundance is extending its bet on making something of streaming audio. The show is called “Deadly Manners,” and it’s a fictional murder mystery with some big-name stars, including Kristen Bell, Anna Chlumsky, RuPaul, LeVar Burton, Denis O’Hare and Alisha Boe. Read More

  • Anchor raises $10 million for podcast platform

    Anchor raises $10 million for podcast platform

    A quarter of Americans listen to podcasts each month, but far fewer make them. Anchor is a startup that is looking to change that with its app that makes it easy to record and distribute content. Anchor also has a discovery platform, which allows users to find audio across categories like news, sports, music and tech. The New York-based team is announcing $10 million in Series A funding, led by… Read More

  • Leela Kids opens up the world of podcasts to children

    Leela Kids opens up the world of podcasts to children

    Leela Kids is a very straightforward app that nonetheless might prevent some parents from going insane. It curates podcasts by subject matter for age ranges from three to 15 years old and packages them in a kid-friendly interface. Leela Kids gives caretakers peace of mind that whatever their charges are listening to is age-appropriate and reasonably edifying. In fact, it recently hit the top… Read More

  • Personal Audio loses its appeal for podcasting patent

    Personal Audio loses its appeal for podcasting patent

    A year after taking up the case, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled in favor of the Electronic Frontier Foundation in its challenge against podcasting patent troll, Personal Audio. The decision is a massive relief for the vibrant and ever-growing medium, which has been operated under the threat of lawsuit for a number of years.  It’s also part of the… Read More

  • Podcast network Gimlet Media scores $15 million in funding

    Podcast network Gimlet Media scores $15 million in funding

    Gimlet Media, the Brooklyn-based podcasting network behind shows like StartUp and Reply All, announced today that it has closed a $15 million round led by Stripes Group. The series B includes existing investors Cross Culture Ventures and Betaworks, along with newcomer, Emerson Collective.  Recode, which reported the story overnight, notes that the funding runs counter to the common wisdom… Read More

  • Future of Sex podcast creator Bryony Cole talks the future of funbots and New York’s first sextech hackathon

    Future of Sex podcast creator Bryony Cole talks the future of funbots and New York’s first sextech hackathon

    In what turned out to be a surprising SFW podcast Future of Sex podcast creator Bryony Cole joined us to talk about the future of sex, teledilonics and sex robots. Not content to let the media and the world stay squeamish about the topic of sex robots Cole expects many of us to have had sex with a robot by 2047 and believes many of our children will first experience sex with a robot before… Read More

  • Can podcasting save the world?

    Can podcasting save the world?

    As writers resort to attention-getting headlines to maintain readership it’s clear that the educated, mobile, and bored reader is now turning into a listener. While written news continues to flood us from every conceivable angle there is one small, quiet voice still speaking to us from our earbuds: the podcaster speaking truth to power, bullshitting about movies, or spinning long… Read More

  • Apple drops the iTunes name from its Podcasts app

    Apple drops the iTunes name from its Podcasts app

    Apple has officially dropped the iTunes branding from its Podcasts app. It’s small change, and one that arrived with little fanfare from the company, outside of a few tweets from the department’s marketing head. But it certainly streamlines the offering a bit, keeping it in line with Apple Music and separating it out (in name at least) from the more legacy iTunes line. As 9 to 5… Read More

  • Equity podcast: The return of IPOs and Tesla’s billion-dollar bet

    Equity podcast: The return of IPOs and Tesla’s billion-dollar bet

    One down, many more to go! The first episode of TechCrunch’s latest podcast, Equity, our venture capital-focused podcast is out. This week, TechCrunch’s Matthew Lynley, CrunchBase editor-in-chief Alex Wilhelm and I sat down with investor and SaaStr founder Jason Lemkin to talk about Tesla’s $1 billion raise, the return of IPOs and recent acquisitions in the technology… Read More

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