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European Podcast Startup Podimo Raises $78 Million to Fund Content, Market Expansion

Podimo, a Copenhagen-based podcast and audio entertainment subscription service, said it closed $78 million in a Series B round of funding. The round brings Podimo, founded in 2019,…

Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck Star in First Looney Tunes Scripted Podcast Series (Podcast News Roundup)

In today’s podcast news roundup, Bugs and Daffy hit the road in a Thanksgiving-themed podcast from Warner Bros. Animation; NBA star Stephen Curry goes off-court with Audible; and…

Audible Reboots ‘Cinnamon Bear’ Holiday Radio Classic as Musical With Alan Cumming, Ryan Reynolds and More

Audible announced “Cinnamon Bear: A Holiday Adventure,” a new family audio series with original musical numbers performed by a star-studded cast — including Alan Cumming as in the…

The Best Old Hollywood Podcasts

There’s something inherently seductive about the glitz and glamour of Old Hollywood. Perhaps it’s the backstage intrigue and the tawdry tales of showbusiness hedonism that draws us in…

Spotify Dives Into Audiobooks With Acquisition of Findaway

Spotify is acquiring Findaway, a digital audiobook distributor, as the streaming giant looks to steamroll into a new category of audio entertainment. Terms of the deal were not…

Jonathan Majors Says Keeping His Marvel Universe Debut a Secret for Seven Months Felt ‘Biblical’

Last July, after much speculation and rumor, Jonathan Majors entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a big way – appearing in the season finale of “Loki” as He…

‘Orphan Black: The Next Chapter’ Podcast Starring Tatiana Maslany Is Back for Season 2 (Podcast News Roundup)

In today’s podcast roundup, the Clone Club returns for “Orphan Black: The Next Chapter” Season 2; “The Sesame Street Podcast With Foley and Friends” gets two more seasons…

12 Horror Movie Podcasts to Make You Scream

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‘Crime Junkie’ Host Ashley Flowers Inks Exclusive SiriusXM Deal for Ads, Content Development (Podcast News Roundup)

In today’s podcast news roundup, Ashley Flowers and Audiochuck (“Crime Junkie”) ink an advertising and content deal with SiriusXM; NBA star Fred VanVleet sets the launch of his…

The 20 Best Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

Finding a favorite new podcast to follow is process of trial and error. In some ways, it can feel a bit like internet dating. There’s that initial sense…

Anika Noni Rose Hosts ‘Being Seen’ Season 3 Podcast, Focused on the Need for Narratives That Reduce Bias Against Black Women

Actor-singer-activist Anika Noni Rose will host the next season of “Being Seen,” centering on stories of Black women — and the need for the entertainment industry to prioritize…

WWE’s Bella Twins Podcast Will Relaunch on Stitcher, iHeartRadio Podcast Awards 2022 Nominees Announced (Podcast News Roundup)

In today’s podcast news roundup, Stitcher lands “The Bellas Podcast”; the 2022 iHeartRadio Podcast Awards nominees have been announced; Cadence13 announces an investigative docuseries on Victoria’s Secret; and…