Asynchronous, on-demand talk radio was a bold proposition back in 2004, when podcasts first started making waves. Less than 20 years later, podcasting is a big business. But monetization has its downsides: What began as a freewheeling, do-it-yourself space is evolving into a data-obsessed sector dominated by tech giants.
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Kira Bindrim is the host of the Quartz Obsession podcast. She is an executive editor who works on global newsroom coverage and email products. She is obsessed with reading and reality TV.
Ana Campoy is the deputy finance and economics editor at Quartz. She is obsessed with dictionaries, mushrooms, and the Atacama desert.
Adam Curry, an MTV host, credited with being the ‘Podfather’
2005, Apple adds podcasting directory to iTunes
Steve Jobs’ 2005 keynote speech at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in which he talks a lot about podcasting
Serial season 1, 2014
How Spotify pays music artists
Ana’s piece on Spotify shaping the next era of podcasting (for Quartz members only)
This episode uses the following music from freemusicarchive.org:
Hélice’s Theme by Komiku
Read the full transcript here.