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Panoply Media launches Pinna, an audiobook and podcast subscription for children

Podcasting company Panoply Media has unveiled a new audio service designed for children, featuring audiobooks and original podcast content. Pinna is intended for listeners aged 4 to 12. Original series on the ad-free iOS mobile app cover genres including mystery, fantasy, sports, bedtime stories, a game show, and a musical show. Continue Reading

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Vox announces new editor-in-chief as it expands podcasting, TV efforts

Vox Media is making more moves to shore up its leadership as the company moves into new directions for journalism and reporting. The media operation is working with Midroll Media on a daily news podcast, a large undertaking, slated to begin in 2018. In light of these plans, Vox has announced that Lauren Williams will be its new editor-in-chief. Continue Reading

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Panoply podcasts could become TV shows and movies following WME deal

Panoply Media has signed with agency WME, a deal that could see the company’s podcasts adapted into movies, television shows, and live events. Panoply has several popular shows under its creation, hosting, and monetization umbrella, including Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History. The Hollywood Reporter first shared this development. Continue Reading

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iHeartRadio adds slate of NPR podcasts

iHeartRadio and National Public Radio (NPR) are doing business. An announcement on the iHeart blog says that over 30 NPR podcasts are now available. We count 36 shows in the app today — mostly hit shows that any podcast directory would like to distribute to retain fans. Invisibilia, TED Radio Hour, Fresh Air, Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Politics, and other familiar titles are in there. Continue Reading