Quick Hits: All around the podcast universe

Brief news items and worthy reads from around the web:

Podcast-to-television producers talk shop: Many Hollywood studios and producers are turning to podcasts for inspiration. The 2019 Produced By conference included a panel discussion with the people behind the scenes of a few of the recent successes in the field. The Hollywood Reporter covered the event, where panels shared insight on casting and taking creative liberties.

Netflix and a unique podcast strategy: Continuing the discussion of film/TV and podcasts, there are other ways that audio and video are teaming up. Hot Pod’s Nick Quah took up this topic in a feature for Vulture, investigating how Netflix is supplementing its video streaming service with podcast projects. Netflix has a blend of audio content, with traditional branded shows alongside more unusual twists on podcasts as promotion.

Student podcasts to make you smile: NPR recently hosted its first ever student podcast competition. The winners were announced last month, but today the broadcaster shared a few of its honorable mentions. From a deep dive on tater tots to a father-daughter discussion of Pokémon Go, there’s great listening here and a lot of talent in the future of podcasting.

Anna Washenko

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