Servant of Pod with Nick Quah

In the world of podcasts, anyone can tell their story. From major media institutions to mom and pop shops starting from scratch. Let Nick Quah guide you through this ever-changing world, as he speaks with the producers, hosts, and executives that are shaping the culture of podcasting.

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Welcome to Servant of Pod


Introducing a new podcast from LAist Studios hosted by Nick Quah, your guide through the ever-changing culture of podcasting.


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 2020-05-29  1m
 
 

Stitcher Sold


Last night, we learned that Stitcher is being sold to SiriusXM in what is now the largest podcast deal to date. Hot Pod’s UK writer Caroline Crampton joins Nick to talk through the ramifications of that news, plus what’s been going on at WNYC. The New York Times: “WNYC Employees Demanded Diversity. They Got Another White Boss.”  


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 2020-07-07  13m
 
 

episode 1: Where We Are Now


Welcome to Servant of Pod. To kick things off, Nick tries to build a (very) brief picture of where the podcast world is right now with the help of Team Coco’s Adam Sachs and Earios co-founder Priyanka Mattoo. He also gets advice on how to be a decent podcast host from a great podcast host: Death Sex and Money’s Anna Sale.   Servant of Pod sponsors include: Raycon - get 15-percent off your order at buyraycon.com/servant Cal Tech’s new podcast The Lonely Idea thelonelyidea.caltech.edu 


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 2020-06-17  43m
 
 

episode 2: John Moe: The Hilarious World of Depression


The Hilarious World of Depression, hosted by public radio veteran John Moe, was built around a kind of provocation: is depression funny? It takes the question to some of the most talented comedians, musicians, and performers in the world, going lengths to illustrate the universality of depression. Tragically, the show was cancelled earlier this week, but we’re airing this conversation because we believe in its mission and how it tried to de-stigmatize discussions around mental health...


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 2020-06-17  34m
 
 

episode 3: Avery Trufelman: Articles Of Interest


Avery Trufelman’s Articles of Interest is a show that explores fundamental ideas about fashion: What is its significance? Why do we give it value? How does it materially impact the world? In this episode, Nick talks with Avery about her work, which combines storytelling with a strong and evolving worldview. He also pulls apart the latest news with Ashley Carman, senior reporter for The Verge...


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 2020-06-24  39m
 
 

episode 4: Making Music for Podcasts


Composers Ramtin Arablouei of NPR and Gimlet’s Haley Shaw join Nick to talk about scoring podcasts, their favorite podcast music, and how they got where they are in this relatively new field. And to go over the week’s big news stories, Nick calls up Caroline Crampton, Hot Pod’s UK writer...


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 2020-07-01  42m
 
 

episode 6: Hank Green on Big Money in Podcasting


As a veteran YouTuber, Hank Green is familiar with what happens when a quirky community starts seeing serious money, and grows up to become something else. This week, Nick talks to Green, who also makes podcasts, about whether he sees the same thing happening to podcasting.  Hank’s opinion piece for The Washington Post  Podcasts from Hank and John Green Vlogbrothers Crash Course Meddling Adults Dr. Gameshow Servant of Pod sponsors include: Raycon - get 15-percent off your order at buyraycon...


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 2020-07-08  33m
 
 

episode 7: Kid’s Podcasts: A True Alternative to Screen Time?


The numbers for kid’s podcasts have risen noticeably during lockdown. Nick talks to Molly Bloom, of American Public Media’s Brains On and its spin-off Smash Boom Best, and Lindsay Patterson, co-creator of Tumble Media and co-chair of Kids Listen, about the genre’s appeal, history, and power. Plus, Kameel Stanley joins Nick to dive deeper into the recent industry conversations involving creators of color and intellectual property...


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 2020-07-15  36m
 
 

episode 8: Josh Levin: Slow Burn


Slate's Slow Burn is one of the best podcast documentary series around, with each season driven forward by a simple framework: what was it like to live through a prominent historical event? For its fourth season, the team examines the rise of David Duke in the late '80s and early '90s, centering its attention on a major recent effort by a white supremacist to gain formal political power. Nick talks with Josh Levin, who hosts the season, and for whom the story of David Duke is a personal one...


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 2020-07-22  32m
 
 

episode 9: Jody Avirgan: The Ghosts of the 2016 Elections


The 2016 presidential election cycle left a deep mark on the podcast world. Few know this better than Jody Avirgan, who produced the popular FiveThirtyEight podcast through that cycle. Though he’s sitting the 2020 cycle out, opting instead to make This Day In Esoteric Political History with the Radiotopia network, Avirgan still has a lot to say about the way podcasts cover the elections. In this episode, Nick and Jody look back on the 2016 politics podcast explosion...


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 2020-07-29  29m
 
 
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