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Servant of Pod with Nick Quah

Servant of Pod with Nick Quah

LAist Studios

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In the world of podcasts, anyone can tell their story. From major media institutions to mom and pop shops starting from scratch. Let Nick Quah guide you through this ever-changing world, as he speaks with the producers, hosts, and executives that are shaping the culture of podcasting. Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

Latest Episodes

A Brief Peek at Audio Erotica

EHere’s something a little different. There’s this somewhat parodic but also very real assertion that pornography tends to be at the forefront of new technologies: high-speed internet video, virtual reality, that kind of thing. Podcasting isn’t a new technology at all, of course, but we were interested in the question: how does pornography — and erotica, which is different but related — intersect with the current boom in on-demand audio? This week, Nick spoke with three guests who come at this question from different angles: Caroline Spiegel, the CEO of Quinn, an audio erotica startup; Alex Klein, a representative from Pornhub, and Girl on the Net, an independent creator. Raycon - get 15-percent off your order at buyraycon.com/servant Learn more about podcast attribution at podsights.com Visit my exclusive link ExpressVPN.com/SERVANT and you can get an extra 3 months FREE on a one-year package. UCLA Extension Fall Quarter starts September 28. Enroll now at https://www.uclaextension.edu/

28 MIN1 d ago
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A Brief Peek at Audio Erotica

What Does a Podcast Editor Do?

EThe job of a podcast editor can be hard to efficiently explain, because they do many little things in the service of one big thing: to make the show better for more people. They think about structure, emphasize tension, tighten language, and consider how the presentation of the story comes across to different types of people. Podcast editors — particularly for narrative nonfiction shows — used to be really hard to find, but this has changed a little bit over the past few years as the podcast industry grew in complexity. Nick talks with Catherine Saint Louis, who works at Neon Hum Media, about the role of the podcast editor, how she became one, and its increasing importance to the business. This Land Murder on the Towpath Bear Brook Servant of Pod sponsors include: Raycon - get 15-percent off your order at buyraycon.com/servant Learn more about podcast attribution at podsights.com Visit my exclusive link ExpressVPN.com/SERVANT and you can get an extra 3 months FREE on a one-year package.

29 MIN1 w ago
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What Does a Podcast Editor Do?

Jody Avirgan: The Ghosts of the 2016 Elections

EThe 2016 presidential election cycle left a deep mark on the podcast world. Few know this better than Jody Avirgan, who produced the popular FiveThirtyEight podcast through that cycle. Though he’s sitting the 2020 cycle out, opting instead to make This Day In Esoteric Political History with the Radiotopia network, Avirgan still has a lot to say about the way podcasts cover the elections. In this episode, Nick and Jody look back on the 2016 politics podcast explosion. Chapo Trap House Keepin’ it 1600 Pod Save America Slate Political Gabfest Another Round On The Media California Love Servant of Pod sponsors include: Raycon - get 15-percent off your order at buyraycon.com/servant Learn more about podcast attribution at podsights.com Visit my exclusive link ExpressVPN.com/SERVANT and you can get an extra 3 months FREE on a one-year package.

29 MIN2 w ago
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Jody Avirgan: The Ghosts of the 2016 Elections

Josh Levin: Slow Burn

ESlate's Slow Burn is one of the best podcast documentary series around, with each season driven forward by a simple framework: what was it like to live through a prominent historical event? For its fourth season, the team examines the rise of David Duke in the late '80s and early '90s, centering its attention on a major recent effort by a white supremacist to gain formal political power. Nick talks with Josh Levin, who hosts the season, and for whom the story of David Duke is a personal one. Floodlines Servant of Pod sponsors include: Stream We Are Freestyle Love Supreme available now, only on Hulu Visit my exclusive link ExpressVPN.com/SERVANT and you can get an extra 3 months FREE on a one-year package. Learn more about podcast attribution at podsights.com

32 MIN3 w ago
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Josh Levin: Slow Burn

Kid’s Podcasts: A True Alternative to Screen Time?

EThe numbers for kid’s podcasts have risen noticeably during lockdown. Nick talks to Molly Bloom, of American Public Media’s Brains On and its spin-off Smash Boom Best, and Lindsay Patterson, co-creator of Tumble Media and co-chair of Kids Listen, about the genre’s appeal, history, and power. Plus, Kameel Stanley joins Nick to dive deeper into the recent industry conversations involving creators of color and intellectual property. Podcasting can realize its promise — if it meets the challenge for creators of color By the Book This Land Ten Percent Happier Podcast with Dan Harris Audm Servant of Pod's sponsors include: Raycon - get 15-percent off your order atbuyraycon.com/servant Stream We Are Freestyle Love Supreme available now, only on Hulu Learn more about podcast attribution at podsights.com

36 MINJUL 15
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Kid’s Podcasts: A True Alternative to Screen Time?

Hank Green on Big Money in Podcasting

EAs a veteran YouTuber, Hank Green is familiar with what happens when a quirky community starts seeing serious money, and grows up to become something else. This week, Nick talks to Green, who also makes podcasts, about whether he sees the same thing happening to podcasting. Hank’s opinion piece for The Washington Post Podcasts from Hank and John Green Vlogbrothers Crash Course Meddling Adults Dr. Gameshow Servant of Pod sponsors include: Raycon - get 15-percent off your order atbuyraycon.com/servant Stream We Are Freestyle Love Supreme available now, only on Hulu Learn more about podcast attribution at podsights.com

33 MINJUL 8
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Hank Green on Big Money in Podcasting

Stitcher Sold

ELast night, we learned that Stitcher is being sold to SiriusXM in what is now the largest podcast deal to date. Hot Pod’s UK writer Caroline Crampton joins Nick to talk through the ramifications of that news, plus what’s been going on at WNYC. The New York Times: “WNYC Employees Demanded Diversity. They Got Another White Boss.”

13 MINJUL 7
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Stitcher Sold

Making Music for Podcasts

EComposers Ramtin Arablouei of NPR and Gimlet’s Haley Shaw join Nick to talk about scoring podcasts, their favorite podcast music, and how they got where they are in this relatively new field. And to go over the week’s big news stories, Nick calls up Caroline Crampton, Hot Pod’s UK writer. Anthems / Stitcher for sale? / Serial / The Daily / Run To Your Mama / Snap Judgement / S-Town / Drop Electric / Ted Radio Hour / Throughline / Mogul / The Ballad of Billy Balls / The Habitat / 10 Things That Scare Me / Moonface Servant of Pod sponsors include: Raycon - get 15-percent off your order atbuyraycon.com/servant Stream We Are Freestyle Love Supreme available now, only on Hulu Learn more about podcast attribution at podsights.com

42 MINJUL 1
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Making Music for Podcasts

Avery Trufelman: Articles Of Interest

EAvery Trufelman’s Articles of Interest is a show that explores fundamental ideas about fashion: What is its significance? Why do we give it value? How does it materially impact the world? In this episode, Nick talks with Avery about her work, which combines storytelling with a strong and evolving worldview. He also pulls apart the latest news with Ashley Carman, senior reporter for The Verge. This Is Not A Drake Podcast Boom/Bust: The Rise and Fall of HQ Trivia New Sounds Lucinda Williams - Fruits of My Labor Servant of Pod sponsors include: Raycon - get 15-percent off your order atbuyraycon.com/servant Stream We Are Freestyle Love Supreme available now, only on Hulu Learn more about podcast attribution at podsights.com

39 MINJUN 24
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Avery Trufelman: Articles Of Interest

John Moe: The Hilarious World of Depression

EThe Hilarious World of Depression, hosted by public radio veteran John Moe, was built around a kind of provocation: is depression funny? It takes the question to some of the most talented comedians, musicians, and performers in the world, going lengths to illustrate the universality of depression. Tragically, the show was cancelled earlier this week, but we’re airing this conversation because we believe in its mission and how it tried to de-stigmatize discussions around mental health. In this episode, Nick talks with Moe about his work, the origins of the show, and how the subject of mental health has now become central to his life. Servant of Pod sponsors include: Raycon - get 15-percent off your order atbuyraycon.com/servant Stream We Are Freestyle Love Supreme available now, only on Hulu Learn more about podcast attribution at podsights.com

34 MINJUN 17
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John Moe: The Hilarious World of Depression

Latest Episodes

A Brief Peek at Audio Erotica

EHere’s something a little different. There’s this somewhat parodic but also very real assertion that pornography tends to be at the forefront of new technologies: high-speed internet video, virtual reality, that kind of thing. Podcasting isn’t a new technology at all, of course, but we were interested in the question: how does pornography — and erotica, which is different but related — intersect with the current boom in on-demand audio? This week, Nick spoke with three guests who come at this question from different angles: Caroline Spiegel, the CEO of Quinn, an audio erotica startup; Alex Klein, a representative from Pornhub, and Girl on the Net, an independent creator. Raycon - get 15-percent off your order at buyraycon.com/servant Learn more about podcast attribution at podsights.com Visit my exclusive link ExpressVPN.com/SERVANT and you can get an extra 3 months FREE on a one-year package. UCLA Extension Fall Quarter starts September 28. Enroll now at https://www.uclaextension.edu/

28 MIN1 d ago
Comments
A Brief Peek at Audio Erotica

What Does a Podcast Editor Do?

EThe job of a podcast editor can be hard to efficiently explain, because they do many little things in the service of one big thing: to make the show better for more people. They think about structure, emphasize tension, tighten language, and consider how the presentation of the story comes across to different types of people. Podcast editors — particularly for narrative nonfiction shows — used to be really hard to find, but this has changed a little bit over the past few years as the podcast industry grew in complexity. Nick talks with Catherine Saint Louis, who works at Neon Hum Media, about the role of the podcast editor, how she became one, and its increasing importance to the business. This Land Murder on the Towpath Bear Brook Servant of Pod sponsors include: Raycon - get 15-percent off your order at buyraycon.com/servant Learn more about podcast attribution at podsights.com Visit my exclusive link ExpressVPN.com/SERVANT and you can get an extra 3 months FREE on a one-year package.

29 MIN1 w ago
Comments
What Does a Podcast Editor Do?

Jody Avirgan: The Ghosts of the 2016 Elections

EThe 2016 presidential election cycle left a deep mark on the podcast world. Few know this better than Jody Avirgan, who produced the popular FiveThirtyEight podcast through that cycle. Though he’s sitting the 2020 cycle out, opting instead to make This Day In Esoteric Political History with the Radiotopia network, Avirgan still has a lot to say about the way podcasts cover the elections. In this episode, Nick and Jody look back on the 2016 politics podcast explosion. Chapo Trap House Keepin’ it 1600 Pod Save America Slate Political Gabfest Another Round On The Media California Love Servant of Pod sponsors include: Raycon - get 15-percent off your order at buyraycon.com/servant Learn more about podcast attribution at podsights.com Visit my exclusive link ExpressVPN.com/SERVANT and you can get an extra 3 months FREE on a one-year package.

29 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Jody Avirgan: The Ghosts of the 2016 Elections

Josh Levin: Slow Burn

ESlate's Slow Burn is one of the best podcast documentary series around, with each season driven forward by a simple framework: what was it like to live through a prominent historical event? For its fourth season, the team examines the rise of David Duke in the late '80s and early '90s, centering its attention on a major recent effort by a white supremacist to gain formal political power. Nick talks with Josh Levin, who hosts the season, and for whom the story of David Duke is a personal one. Floodlines Servant of Pod sponsors include: Stream We Are Freestyle Love Supreme available now, only on Hulu Visit my exclusive link ExpressVPN.com/SERVANT and you can get an extra 3 months FREE on a one-year package. Learn more about podcast attribution at podsights.com

32 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Josh Levin: Slow Burn

Kid’s Podcasts: A True Alternative to Screen Time?

EThe numbers for kid’s podcasts have risen noticeably during lockdown. Nick talks to Molly Bloom, of American Public Media’s Brains On and its spin-off Smash Boom Best, and Lindsay Patterson, co-creator of Tumble Media and co-chair of Kids Listen, about the genre’s appeal, history, and power. Plus, Kameel Stanley joins Nick to dive deeper into the recent industry conversations involving creators of color and intellectual property. Podcasting can realize its promise — if it meets the challenge for creators of color By the Book This Land Ten Percent Happier Podcast with Dan Harris Audm Servant of Pod's sponsors include: Raycon - get 15-percent off your order atbuyraycon.com/servant Stream We Are Freestyle Love Supreme available now, only on Hulu Learn more about podcast attribution at podsights.com

36 MINJUL 15
Comments
Kid’s Podcasts: A True Alternative to Screen Time?

Hank Green on Big Money in Podcasting

EAs a veteran YouTuber, Hank Green is familiar with what happens when a quirky community starts seeing serious money, and grows up to become something else. This week, Nick talks to Green, who also makes podcasts, about whether he sees the same thing happening to podcasting. Hank’s opinion piece for The Washington Post Podcasts from Hank and John Green Vlogbrothers Crash Course Meddling Adults Dr. Gameshow Servant of Pod sponsors include: Raycon - get 15-percent off your order atbuyraycon.com/servant Stream We Are Freestyle Love Supreme available now, only on Hulu Learn more about podcast attribution at podsights.com

33 MINJUL 8
Comments
Hank Green on Big Money in Podcasting

Stitcher Sold

ELast night, we learned that Stitcher is being sold to SiriusXM in what is now the largest podcast deal to date. Hot Pod’s UK writer Caroline Crampton joins Nick to talk through the ramifications of that news, plus what’s been going on at WNYC. The New York Times: “WNYC Employees Demanded Diversity. They Got Another White Boss.”

13 MINJUL 7
Comments
Stitcher Sold

Making Music for Podcasts

EComposers Ramtin Arablouei of NPR and Gimlet’s Haley Shaw join Nick to talk about scoring podcasts, their favorite podcast music, and how they got where they are in this relatively new field. And to go over the week’s big news stories, Nick calls up Caroline Crampton, Hot Pod’s UK writer. Anthems / Stitcher for sale? / Serial / The Daily / Run To Your Mama / Snap Judgement / S-Town / Drop Electric / Ted Radio Hour / Throughline / Mogul / The Ballad of Billy Balls / The Habitat / 10 Things That Scare Me / Moonface Servant of Pod sponsors include: Raycon - get 15-percent off your order atbuyraycon.com/servant Stream We Are Freestyle Love Supreme available now, only on Hulu Learn more about podcast attribution at podsights.com

42 MINJUL 1
Comments
Making Music for Podcasts

Avery Trufelman: Articles Of Interest

EAvery Trufelman’s Articles of Interest is a show that explores fundamental ideas about fashion: What is its significance? Why do we give it value? How does it materially impact the world? In this episode, Nick talks with Avery about her work, which combines storytelling with a strong and evolving worldview. He also pulls apart the latest news with Ashley Carman, senior reporter for The Verge. This Is Not A Drake Podcast Boom/Bust: The Rise and Fall of HQ Trivia New Sounds Lucinda Williams - Fruits of My Labor Servant of Pod sponsors include: Raycon - get 15-percent off your order atbuyraycon.com/servant Stream We Are Freestyle Love Supreme available now, only on Hulu Learn more about podcast attribution at podsights.com

39 MINJUN 24
Comments
Avery Trufelman: Articles Of Interest

John Moe: The Hilarious World of Depression

EThe Hilarious World of Depression, hosted by public radio veteran John Moe, was built around a kind of provocation: is depression funny? It takes the question to some of the most talented comedians, musicians, and performers in the world, going lengths to illustrate the universality of depression. Tragically, the show was cancelled earlier this week, but we’re airing this conversation because we believe in its mission and how it tried to de-stigmatize discussions around mental health. In this episode, Nick talks with Moe about his work, the origins of the show, and how the subject of mental health has now become central to his life. Servant of Pod sponsors include: Raycon - get 15-percent off your order atbuyraycon.com/servant Stream We Are Freestyle Love Supreme available now, only on Hulu Learn more about podcast attribution at podsights.com

34 MINJUN 17
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John Moe: The Hilarious World of Depression
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