Open The Mic Newsletter — What Did You Miss in Podcast News? — Netflix expanding podcasting footprint

Brett Johnson
3 min readMay 26, 2021


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Streaming giant Netflix is expanding its podcasting
The audio push builds on Netflix’s existing library of about 30 podcasts.

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How Apple and Spotify Are Battling to Be Your Favorite Podcasting Service — WSJ
Podcasts became even more popular during the lockdown and are on track to rake in more than $1 billion in U.S. ad revenue this year.

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Maps Identify Top-Earning Podcasts by Country — Radio
An interesting new series of infographic maps attempts to answer the common question, “Who is making money off of podcasting?” The creators believe the highest-earning podcast in the world is “The Joe Rogan Experience” with $72.3 million in “potential earnings.”

Spotify launches its in-car entertainment system ‘Car Thing’ in US
Spotify points out that the average age of a car in the U.S. is actually 11 years old and the average lifetime of cars is 18 years. That means there are still a large number of cars on the road that don’t support modern, in-car infotainment systems. Car Thing is being introduced to serve this market — and likely, to give Spotify the opportunity to explore future business models where it has a more direct relationship with customers inside the vehicle

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Brett Johnson

Owner, Circle270Media — Podcast Consultant