Spotify continues to expand its lineup of podcast exclusives

Spotify has been on a tear as of late to build out the podcast side of its business, and it's adding another exclusive show to its lineup. The third season of sports-focused show Riggle's Picks, starring comedians Rob Riggle and Sarah Tiana, will onl...

Siri will play third-party audio apps in iOS 13

In the future, you might be able to ask Siri to play your Spotify music and podcasts. According to MacRumors, iOS 13 and iPadOS will open the SiriKit framework to third-party music, podcast, audiobook and radio apps. So, when it comes to playing DJ,...

Spotify experiments with curated podcast playlists

Beginning today, a handful of Spotify users will see curated podcast playlists in their accounts. According to The Verge, the playlists are an experiment to help Spotify understand how it can help users discover new shows. The hand-picked lists will...

iTunes isn’t dead

I'll admit it. I had an emotional response to the idea that iTunes, the app that shaped my digital music habit, could be on the way out. With every iPod I owned, iTunes was the lifeline, the sole method for adding to and organizing the precious colle...

Apple announces separate Music, Podcast and TV apps for Mac

Apple has announced it's releasing separate apps for Music, TV and Podcasts in macOS Catalina later this year, breaking up the iTunes hegemony that's been in place for 18 years, and hammering a nail in the coffin of that messy, neglected software. Ru...

What we’re listening to: ‘The Comedian’s Comedian’ and ‘Up First’

In this month's installment of our audio IRL, we're back to podcasts. Senior Editor Daniel Cooper explains why Stuart Goldsmith's show is a delight and Senior News Editor Billy Steele expresses gratitude for the short pod that keeps him up to speed o...

Spotify is testing podcast suggestions for your commute

In the past couple months, Spotify has doubled down on its podcasting efforts. It's invested hundreds of millions and acquired Gimlet, Anchor and Parcast. One thing the company lacks is a way to recommend podcasts to its audiences. But, according to...