CRIMINAL was a mega-hit long before the genre of true-crime took off in podcasting. On this episode, co-creators Phoebe Judge and Lauren Spohrer tell Manoush and Jen about quitting their stable public radio jobs to start a company (sound familiar?), managing each other’s quirks, and saying ‘no’ to the many business opportunities that come their way. This duo has great advice for anyone trying to manage a partnership, balance creativity with bill paying, or just staying true to one’s weirdo self.
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A deep dive into the messy relationship between true crime podcasts and justice. How Phoebe and Lauren get it done from Raleigh’s The News & Observer. The New Yorker article on the new golden age of podcast storytelling. Guy Raz’s mega-entrepreneur podcast in the New York Times. The Future of Voice and the Implications for News. It’s a bear market for some podcast shops. More acronyms: PRX (of which Radiotopia is a branch) merges with PRI (think The World). Help someone discover the joy of listening by sharing Gretchen Rubin’s free Gift of Podcast instructions. Btw, the SEC has a new guide to ICOs. And Crypto is crashing.
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