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Amazon orders TV show based on Gimlet Media’s Homecoming podcast

Amazon has ordered two seasons of a television adaptation of the podcast Homecoming. The Gimlet Media show is an audio drama, and is the second program from that podcast network to receive television treatment (a version of Start Up was picked up by ABC this spring). Hollywood’s recent forays into podcasting are further evidence that the audio format has entered mainstream awareness. Continue Reading

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MTV’s Teen Wolf show could become a podcast when it leaves the air

MTV is experimenting with a new approach to one of its popular television shows. Following the final season of its Teen Wolf show, the fictional universe could find new life as a podcast. The show is scheduled to end this summer, but the network is reportedly in early talks with show runner Jeff Davis to translate the concept into a podcast. Continue Reading

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PRI partnering with Slate on Studio 360

Public Radio International announced a partnership with Slate Magazine to expand the podcast development and digital distribution for Studio 360. The show is a Peabody Award-winning program about creativity, pop culture, and the arts. Studio 360 launched in 2000 and is hosted by novelist and journalist Kurt Andersen. The show had previously been a production between PRI and WNYC. Continue Reading