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‘Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers’ Is a Difficult, Ambitious Tour of Kendrick Lamar’s Psyche: Album Review

“I’ve been going through something.” These are the first words that Kendrick Lamar speaks on “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers,” and if the 19 songs that follow…

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Launches New Crime Drama Podcast ‘Radioman’

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has made his first move into the podcast space with “Radioman,” a ten-part Audible Original crime drama. “Game of Thrones” actor Coster-Waldau co-created the series written…

Spotify Reorgs Podcast Content Studios, Promoting Parcast’s Max Cutler and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons to New Roles

Spotify is making management changes to bolster the leadership of its podcast content operations following the departure of Courtney Holt, who served as head of studios and video.…

Wondery, Amazon Music Unveil Upcoming Podcast Slate (EXCLUSIVE)

Amazon Music and Wondery, the indie podcast studio Amazon snapped up last year, have assembled a diverse lineup of series in development for 2022 and beyond. “This slate…

Adam McKay Will Improvise Bedtime Stories (Not for Kids) in New Podcast From Sony Music

Ready to listen to an off-the-cuff tale from Adam McKay as you drift off to dreamland? Of course you are. In the forthcoming podcast “Bedtime Stories With Adam…

‘Batman Unburied’ Hits No. 1 on Spotify Charts Worldwide, Beating Joe Rogan (Podcast News Roundup)

In today’s podcast roundup, “Batman Unburied” flies to the top of Spotify’s charts; HBO Max’s “The Staircase” gets a companion podcast; Slate’s “Slow Burn” Season 7 will unpack…

‘Laguna Beach’ Rewatch Podcast to Be Hosted by Kristin Cavallari, Stephen Colletti (EXCLUSIVE)

“Laguna Beach” stans will get a dose of tea from stars Kristin Cavallari and Stephen Colletti in the first-ever rewatch podcast for the fan-favorite reality TV show from…

SiriusXM and Audio Up Reveal Podcast Slate (EXCLUSIVE)

SiriusXM and Audio Up Inc., which announced in October a creative programming and strategic agreement that will see the development of new original scripted series and audio entertainment…

Obamas to End Exclusive Deal With Spotify

Higher Ground, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s media company, is ending its exclusive podcast deal with Spotify and is shopping for other partners in the podcasting space,…