RAIN Notes: Wednesday, April 13

Jottings of note:



Courtney Holt, architect of Spotify’s ambitious and acquisitive podcast strategy, is leaving the company, according to Bloomberg reporting. Holt brought Joe Rogan into the platform, as well as the Obamas, Harry and Meghan Markle’s Archewell Audio studio, and early acquisition of Gimlet, Parcast, and The Ringer. According to unnamed source, Holt’s job will fall to existing execs, and there is no sign as of now that Spotify is seeking a direct replacement.


VP Wanted

Start-up podcast discovery app Marbyl (RAIN coverage HERE) reached out to inform us of a job opening: VP / Head of Product. It is a strategy / roadpamp / design role, cross-functional as product lead positions often are.  Interested applicants should reach out directly to Sherry Mills at Marbyl (EMAIL)



Award-winning Radio Ambulante, self-described as “Latin America’s most ambitious narrative journalism podcast,” is holding the second edition of the Radio Ambulante Fest. Frpm April 20 to May 5. It’s a wide time span for a program which has five interview sessions, two workshops, and a pitch session. Ira Glass is a featured speaker. The event is ticketed in whole or in part — you can register for individual sessions at $20 each. Full info is HERE.

— Wednesday, April 13

Brad Hill