Podcast News Bites: Wendy Williams, Ashley Flowers, Reboot Studios, Steady. | Daily News Podcast


wendy williams made a name for herself as a radio personality and she is now reportedly looking to return to audio with the end of her syndicated TV show. William’s manager, Will Selby, told TMZ that Williams is working on developing a new podcast. She reportedly hasn’t set a launch date yet, and the decision to produce independently or work with an outside company has yet to be made. But TMZ says Williams has already approached some celebrities to gauge their interest in being invited, including Snoop Dogg, Fat Joe and the Kardashians. Williams was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2011.

…The Jewish Non-Profit Association To restart expands into content with the launch of Reboot Studios. The unit will develop Jewish-themed podcasts and other content, including television, film and theater. Deadline reports that Reboot Studios will not be hiring its own podcast production team, but will instead provide seed funding for projects that interest it. He would already be involved in a podcast project: the development of the podcast entitled The Amlai Tapes by Joey Soloway, the creator of the television series “Transparent”. “Reboot Studios wants to tell stories about shared human experience to amplify and celebrate our universal potential,” said CEO David Katznelson.

….The Content Hosting Site Constant added a new feature that will allow users who host their podcast with the company to post members-only content directly to Spotify. Berlin-based Steady works primarily with European creators and the Spotify feature will only be available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland for now, but he plans to expand the offering. “Podcasters using Steady in any country will soon be able to create a members-only podcast on Spotify,” he said in the announcement. Steady says it will take a 5% cut of all money earned by subscribers. American company Substack has made similar overtures to podcasters in recent months.

audio chuck co-founder Ashley’s Flowers takes his passion for truth beyond the hit Crime Junkie podcast. She is releasing a mystery novel titled “All Good People Here” on August 16. Thanks to the popularity of her show, a pre-order promotion to sell 1,000 signed copies quickly sold out. Flowers has published the first two chapters of the book on his website. It tells the story of a journalist who uncovers the dark secrets of her hometown when she becomes obsessed with the unsolved murder of her childhood neighbor and the disappearance of another girl 20 years later.


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