Marc Maron and “WTF” to join Acast

Legendary podcaster Marc Maron is taking his WTF with Marc Maron show to Acast for full representation and distribution, starting July 1. The new alliance means that Acast will be the exclusive host and sales partner for the podcast, its full back catalog, and other related materials. The show’s schedule and distribution won’t change. Continue Reading

SiriusXM acquires Team Coco podcast company in $150M addition to audio juggernaut

Today SiriusXM announces its acquisition of Conan O’Brien’s podcast company Team Coco, for $150-million. The deal includes hit podcast “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend,” and all Team Coco employees become SiriusXM employees. Team Coco produced 14 shows currently. Conan enters a five-year development deal. Continue Reading

“Food, We Need to Talk” joins PRX for distro, sponsors, production

Co-hosted by Juna Gjata and Dr. Eddie Phillips, Food, We Need To Talk is a podcast about eating, body, weight loss, and health. The show launches its second season with a new business infrastructure provided by PRX. The public media and podcast group will provide distribution, monetization, and production support. Continue Reading

Vox’s news podcast “Today, Explained” extends to public radio in rare crossover

Media giant Vox has notified us that Today, Explained, the company’s flagship daily news podcast hosted by Sean Rameswaram and Noel King, is now carried by over 50 public radio stations across the country. The arrangement is made via WNYC Studios. Each host has a public radio background. Continue Reading

French podcast companies choose Megaphone for publishing and advertising

Two French podcast publishers, Bababam and Choses a Savoir, have chosen Spotify subsidiary Megaphone for creation, monetization, and metrics analysis. As part of joining Megaphone, these two publishers will be early testers of the Spotify Audience Network in France. The announcement includes metrics from Chartable, acquired by Spotify to bundle into Megaphone. Continue Reading