Podcast News Bites: Sonoro, Paramount+, Fantasy Footballers, Deezer, NPR, Planet Money. | Daily News Podcast

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…The Spanish-language fiction podcast Toxicomania is being developed into a film for Paramount+. the Sonoro-the produced series is based on a time when all drugs were legalized in Mexico in the 1940s. The fictional podcast is based on real events and what started the narcotics base south of the border. The podcast featured the Mexican actor Luis Gerard Mendez, who also produced the series. His production company, Cine Vaquero, has a first production contract with Paramount’s VIS. Deadline reports that Méndez is also an executive producer on the film.

… Fantasy Footballers podcast moves from Audioboom to Spotify, who will now handle the show’s advertising sales under a new three-year contract. The Hollywood Reporter says the series will also expand its partnership with Spotify Live over the next three NFL seasons. On the show, hosts Andy Holloway, Jason Moore and Mike “The Fantasy Hitman” Wright break down the world of fantasy football. He was already working with Spotify to distribute a live broadcast on what is now known as Spotify Live. “I couldn’t be more excited to have one of the most popular sports podcasts in the world exclusive to Spotify for live audio,” said Max Cutler, Head of New Content Initiatives.

…The podcast and music streaming app Deezer went ahead with the IPO. The Parisian company has merged with an ad hoc acquisition company that will allow Deezer to become a company listed on Euronext Paris. The deal values ​​Deezer at approximately $1.13 billion. He previously filed for an IPO in 2015, but scrapped those plans after raising funds from investors. “We are uniquely positioned in the growing music streaming industry, with a highly competitive product, a clear strategy and an experienced and renewed management team to seize this opportunity and create substantial shareholder value,” said the CEO. . Jeronimo Folgueira. Deezer, based in Paris, has 16 million active users in more than 180 countries. The latest move will give Deezer more than $450 million in capital to invest in growing its business.

NPR‘s Planet Money is teaming up with some of New York’s most talented musical theater artists for a live podcast recording and musical world premiere on May 10 in Brooklyn.

Planet Money Hosts Kenny Malone and Robert Smith will bring fans for the final chapter of Planet Money Buys a Superhero, a five-part experience on the superhero economy. In the show’s signature economic storytelling style, Kenny and Robert will delve into the world of collectibles and give fans never-before-seen insight into their quest to acquire and revive Micro-Face, a forgotten superhero from the 1940s. with super audio powers. During the second act, viewers will see the world premiere of Micro-Face: The Musical. Staged as a concert and recorded live for the Planet Money podcast, the audience will be part of the story and the musical. NPR says a copy of the special-edition comics will be included with select tickets.

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