Podcast News Bites: The Josh Johnson Show, BBC, Targetspot, Wondery. | Daily News Podcast


…The comedy podcast run by “Daily show” writer and actor Josh Johnson takes a leap into a new format. The Josh Johnson Show will release what he calls a podcast album that will serve as a best-of for the weekly series he co-hosts with fellow comedian Logan Nielsen. The best of flight. 1 will be released on August 12 and will take fan-favorite stories and anecdotes for the podcast. The producer says the show is not only a way for fans of the podcast to hear some of their favorite clips, but also to expose the series to new listeners.

… A ten-part podcast based on British teenager Shamima Begum, who traveled to Syria to join ISIS, has been lit by BBC. He will also produce an accompanying documentary. Deadline says the podcast and film are based on interviews with an investigative journalist Josh Baker has done with Begum over the past year. Now 22, Begum made headlines when she tried to return to the UK four years later to have her citizenship stripped. Baker earlier produced the I’m Not A Monster podcast for PBS Frontline and BBC Panorama about American mother Sam Sally who also joined ISIS.

Targetformerly AudioValley, is entering the Latin American market through partnerships with several leading publishers, including Resource, Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS), university, VIXand Speaker (iHeartMedia). “We are very excited about this new opportunity with Targetspot,” SBS Chairman and CEO Albert Rodriguez said in a statement. expand our reach in Latin America. Our streaming audience generates nearly 200 million ad impressions per month.”

….Marvellous is once again part of Amazon’s Prime Day. This year, it’s offering Amazon Prime members a three-month free trial of a Wondery+ monthly subscription. After the trial, users will pay the regular monthly rate of $4.99 per month to get ad-free podcasts. Amazon Music is also part of Prime Day. It will offer a four-month free trial until July 13, which is one month longer than what it typically offers for the $8.99-a-month music and podcast streaming service.

….Disgraced New York politician turned radio personality Antoine Wiener is launching a new podcast that will offer the former congressman’s perspective on the city. Titled Keys to the City, the podcast is about “the issues facing New York City and the enduring power of ideas.” Weiner gained notoriety for posting a racy photo of himself on Twitter in 2011, leading to his eventual resignation from Congress. Two years later, he was charged with sending inappropriate text messages to an underage teenager, which led to a 21-month prison sentence. In February, Red Apple Media talks WABC New York (770) reported that Weiner would co-host a weekend show with Curtis Sliwa, a Republican who ran for mayor unsuccessfully.


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