By Sara Jane Hess and David Grabowski
What’s up, podcasters? It’s SJ and David once more with extra podcasting information and updates! This is a superb approach to take a look at some exhibits we’ve been digging, in addition to compensate for pertinent business information. You may most likely guess what the latter goes to be, particularly if you happen to clued into Apple’s newest podcast-related announcement. There’s loads to dissect, however don’t fear, we’ve gotcha lined! 😁
And when you’ve got no thought who we’re, we’re the SPI Podcasts Group: Sara Jane Hess (senior producer) and David Grabowski (producer). We’re the 2 folks at Group SPI devoted full-time to producing Pat’s exhibits and, more and more, some brand-new exhibits on the SPI Media community!
Should you missed it, we launched our first present two months in the past: Flops, a podcast about failure and learn how to overcome it. Extra on that beneath as a result of, to be completely trustworthy, we simply couldn’t assist ourselves.
Right here’s the thin!
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It may appear somewhat self-promotional to be touting our personal present on this little rundown. And it’s! However we’re so happy with Flops that we’re doing it anyway. That is the primary brand-new present (of many to return) on the SPI Media community. We produced it alongside the present’s hosts, senior content material supervisor Karen Beattie and senior author Ray Sylvester. Oh, and David wrote the music!
Why create a present about failure? We felt that far too typically, the struggles that get us to the place we wish to be go uncelebrated. However they’re simply as a lot part of the equation as the rest—and as any good NASA engineer is aware of, failure is an effective factor. So we needed to highlight the failures of entrepreneurs, spotlight their learnings, and move on the knowledge to you, the listener.
Oh, and stick round till the tip of every episode for an (typically juicy) mini-failure story from a member of Group SPI!
P.S. — If you wish to dive somewhat deeper into the Flops creation course of, make sure to learn this post by Ray.
Beneficial episode: S1, E5: “The Song of Regret“
Can we study to like our rivals? Can we flip frustration to good function? American creator and psychologist Adam Grant definitely thinks so, or not less than his company do. WorkLife examines the minds of a few of the most uncommon professionals on this planet to offer listeners distinctive classes to take again to skilled life. From management classes from primates with Jane Goodall to Malcom Gladwell’s tackle questioning the whole lot, this present is chock-full of huge names and massive concepts.
Beneficial episode: “Building an Anti-Racist Workplace“
The Accidental Creative sits on the intersection of enterprise and creativity—and as any entrepreneur is aware of, that’s a fantastic place to be. Todd Henry, creator of The Unintended Inventive, Die Empty, and Louder Than Phrases, interviews creatives and enterprise leaders. With actionable insights and top-notch company, this present is a wellspring of concepts on innovation, artistic considering, and extra.
Beneficial episode: “ALIEN Thinking (with Cyril Bouquet)“
Host Rufus Griscom provides a brand-new, groundbreaking thought each week, that includes heavyweight thought leaders like Adam Grant (see above) and Malcom Gladwell. The Next Big Idea covers an enormous vary of subjects, so we wouldn’t label it a “enterprise podcast” per se, however there’s loads that’s positively relevant. With episodes on the whole lot from local weather change (and whether or not we are able to really style it) and why humor is a secret weapon, to predicting a post-COVID-19 society, we advocate a wholesome browse on this one.
Beneficial episode: “BEGINNERS: The Joys of Being an Amateur“
Podcasting Information Might 2021
This month, we have now a grab-bag of tales that we really feel are price taking note of. We’re sick of speaking about Apple and Spotify subscriptions, so you will not discover any of that right here. (Should you’re searching for a roundup of these tales, take a look at Nick Quah’s excellent article at Hot Pod.)
The most recent within the Reply All debacle
A number of months in the past, we wrote in regards to the reckoning taking place at Reply All. The podcast went on an indefinite hiatus, and has been quiet since February. That every one modified within the final days of April, when Reply All posted a brand new episode known as “The Test Kitchen Revisited.” In it, hosts Emmanuel Dzotsi and Alex Goldman speak by means of errors made by the Reply All staff and the way they’re shaping the way forward for the present. The episode left us with extra questions than solutions, however we’re wanting to see what comes subsequent when regular publishing resumes on June 10.
Extra podcasts make the soar to movie
We discover this one actually thrilling—one other nice, high-quality podcast is making the soar to movie. It was lately introduced that From Now, the podcast starring Richard Madden (Recreation of Thrones) and Brian Cox (Succession), has been picked up by Amazon Studios. It wasn’t clear if the 2 will reprise their roles as twin brothers within the sequence, however we’ll maintain our fingers crossed they do.
From Now is just the newest podcast to be picked up for an adaptation up to now 12 months. Others embrace Pineapple Avenue and Crooked Media’s espionage-fueled collaboration Wind of Change (Hulu), Slate’s Slow Burn (Epix), and The New York Instances‘s Nice White Parents (HBO). This can be a development that may solely develop within the subsequent few years, so count on extra.
Podcasting occasions are going again in-person in 2021
With an infection charges declining within the US, podcasting occasions are shifting again to in-person codecs. Most notably, the world’s largest podcast convention, Podcast Movement, will happen in Nashville this August. For individuals who desire to not journey, the convention can be providing digital tickets. Listed here are a few of the different 2021 occasions shifting again to in-person codecs:
PodFest Expo, June 10–13
PodcastCon, August 20–22
FinCon, September 22–25
That is all for us. See you on the market!
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