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To: Sam who wrote (53)4/24/2019 11:18:04 AM
From: Glenn Petersen
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A rough start for Luminary:

The Joe Rogan Experience to withdraw from Luminary

Nicholas Quah
Hot Pod News
April 24, 2019

The Joe Rogan Experience has requested to be removed from the Luminary platform, I’ve confirmed.

The team explicitly cites licensing issues as the reason behind the intent to withdraw. “There was not a license agreement or permission for Luminary to have The Joe Rogan Experience on their platform,” a representative from the team told me last night. “His reps were surprised to see the show there today and requested it be removed.”

Luminary declined to comment for this story.

If the request is honored, The Joe Rogan Experience would be yet another high-profile podcast to actively withdraw from the app following The New York Times’ The Daily and Spotify’s various show assets, including programming from Gimlet Media and Parcast. (Hat tip to The Verge, which broke the The Daily and Spotify pull-outs on Monday.)

It’s also another massive podcast, next to The Daily, to do so. Now almost a decade old, the Joe Rogan Experience is widely thought to be among the most downloaded and consequential podcasts in operation. Apple has listed the show as one of the twenty most-downloaded podcasts on its platform in both 2017 and 2018, and the show routinely drives headlines off its distinctly Dark Web-ish politics and attention-grabbing booking prowess, with a guest list that has included Elon Musk, Sam Harris, Mike Tyson, and the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Last month, Slate published a cover story on the podcast, calling it “an essential platform for ‘freethinkers’ who hate the left.”

It’s worth noting that Luminary won’t be the only podcast-distributing platform to not have The Joe Rogan Experience; in fact, the podcast is missing from Spotify as well. But the show’s absence on Luminary, as part of what appears to be a broader cascade of publisher withdrawals, will surely sting the upstart more. As I’ve pointed out, it’s likely that Luminary’s audience strategy relies on using its free tier to bring people into the app in the first place, after which the app will try to push them down the paid funnel. Losing access to some of these bigger shows certainly complicates the first part of that equation.

Anyway, not to be gauche, but I think this development further supports the analysis I laid out in yesterday’s column: the industry push-back to the Luminary launch that we’re seeing is less an overt expression of the brewing podcast platform war, but the result of more mundane procedural breakdowns around licensing agreements. Furthermore, my sense is that this story treads less on the question about who gets to do what under the soft cultural tenets around podcasting and openness, and is more about the line beyond which an action becomes exploitative of someone else’s intellectual property.

What a rough roll-out for Luminary, yikes. It will continue to be rough, too, as The Joe Rogan Experience isn’t the only publisher outside of The Daily and Spotify that’s withdrawn from the platform. If you poke around the app, you’ll find that shows from the recently-launched Endeavor Audio are als

o blacked out as well. And it’s likely there will be others more to come.

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To: Glenn Petersen who wrote (56)4/30/2019 11:58:40 AM
From: Sam
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Buried Truths

What Is ‘Buried Truths’?We can’t change our history, but we can let it guide us to understanding.

WABE’s Peabody Award-winning Buried Truths podcast acknowledges and unearths still-relevant stories of injustice, resilience and racism in the American South. The podcast uses investigative journalism to honor lives and reveals what’s been hidden, not published and not taught. Season 2 tells the story of A.C. Hall, a black teenager mistakenly identified as stealing a gun in 1962, Macon, Georgia. Through A.C.’s story, host Hank Klibanoff examines police privilege, racial conditioning, community activism and more. Season 1 focused on Isaiah Nixon, voter suppression and new beginnings. Scroll down to listen to all episodes from both season.

The shows are archived and can be listened to here:

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From: Sam5/14/2019 10:30:08 AM
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NPR podcast directory:

I got to this directory from today's 1A which deals with the Larry Nassar case and a podcast that talks about his case and why it took so long for him to be stopped. Why don't victims of sexual abuse come forward? Why aren't children believed when they report these things?

Here is the URL of where the 1A story will be archived:

Here is the URL of the podcast "Believed":

Here is more on the 1A story:

Who Is Believed?
Tuesday, May 14 2019 • 10 a.m. (ET)

“They all needed Larry. Gymnastics is punishing. Spend enough hours hoisting your body up and over those wooden gymnastics bars, eventually the skin on your palms rips right open.”

That’s a quote from host Lindsey Smith in the first episode of the podcast Believed, from NPR and Michigan Radio.

In 2018, Nassar was convicted of criminal sexual conduct and federal child pornography charges.

He serially abused hundreds of young women. His victims included household names like Simone Biles and Aly Raisman, but they weren’t all famous. Vox reports that the majority “were students and young female athletes — gymnasts, dancers, and volleyball players.”

At the very minimum, isn’t it unsettling to think that because of Nassar’s expertise treating athletes, he was kept on despite suspicions he was abusing his patients? And that when girls and young women came forward with their stories, no one believed them?

But it happened. For decades.

The purpose of Believed is to discover “how Larry Nassar abused so many for so long.”

In one instance, the police just believed Nassar instead of what his victim reported. And local detectives never referred the case to a local prosecutor for review, to see if this report of Nassar’s behavior reflected an isolated incident, or something worse.

We reached out to USA Gymnastics, and they sent us this statement.

We will never forget the appalling acts of abuse that have forever impacted our athletes and the gymnastics community. We admire the survivors’ courage and strength in sharing their stories, and our goal is to do everything we can to prevent the opportunity for it to happen again. USA Gymnastics is further strengthening its athlete safety policies — including provisions on mandatory reporting and setting boundaries for athlete-adult interaction — to establish greater accountability and make reporting easier. Athletes are the heart and soul of our sport, their safety is of paramount importance to us, and we are focused on making our organization more athlete-centric.

We bring you the latest on what’s happened since Nassar’s conviction and speak with Lindsey Smith about her work.

Produced by Kathryn Fink.

This show will discuss sexual abuse and assault. If you or someone you know needs to speak to someone, the National Sexual Assault Hotline is 1-800-656-4673. You can also use the RAINN online hotline, which you can find here.


Lindsey Smith Investigative reporter, Michigan Radio; co-host, "Believed"; @lzsmitty

John Manly Attorney; represents more than 200 women who were abused by Larry Nassar; @johnmanly

Tim Evans Investigative and consumer reporter, The Indianapolis Star; @starwatchtim

Judge Rosemarie Aquilina 30th circuit court judge, Ingham County, Michigan; sentenced Larry Nassar to up to 175 years in prison; @AquiRosemarie

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From: Sam5/25/2019 8:16:58 AM
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Talking Feds

Talking Feds is a roundtable discussion that brings together some of the most well-known former prosecutors in the country for a dynamic and entertaining analysis of the most pressing questions in today's high-profile criminal cases, including the Mueller probe and related investigations.

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From: Sam6/2/2019 11:52:06 AM
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Future Perfect podcast

Future Perfect explores provocative ideas with the potential to radically improve the world. Every Wednesday, Vox’s Dylan Matthews tackles big questions about the most effective ways to save lives, reform prisons, fight global warming, and end world poverty, from decisions in Congress to choices in our everyday lives.

Here is the home page:

I have listened to two of the episodes so far and can recommend them. Here is the first one, on Andrew Carnegie and philanthropy:

What Andrew Carnegie’s philanthropy can teach us about today’s megarich
His libraries didn’t really make up for his brutal factories.
By Dylan Matthews and Byrd Pinkerton May 22, 2019, 6:00am PDT

And this one is on the Olin Foundation:

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To: Sam who wrote (60)6/18/2019 4:20:43 PM
From: Alan Smithee
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I've heard good things about the HBO series so was interested in listening to the podcast. I was disappointed.

One of the hosts is Peter Sagal of NPR Wait Wait fame.

Disappointing in the extreme.

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From: Sam7/4/2019 11:15:34 AM
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A podcast called "Revisionist History", by Malcolm Gladwell.

Here is a segment of Morning Joe with Gladwell.

Malcolm Gladwell gives the Boston Tea Party another look

New Yorker staff writer and host of the 'Revisionist History' podcast Malcolm Gladwell discusses the new season of the podcast, which tells the real story of what happened in Boston on the night of December 16, 1773.
July 3, 2019

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To: Sam who wrote (58)7/7/2019 2:46:12 PM
From: Glenn Petersen
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I added the link to the NPR Podcast Directory to the header.

One of my favorite NPR podcasts is Innovation Hub.

Innovation Hub features today's most creative thinkers - from authors to researchers to business leaders. It explores new avenues in education, science, medicine, transportation, and more. Guests have included Michael Pollan, Sal Khan, Marissa Mayer, Clayton Christensen, Jared Diamond, Paul Farmer, Sherry Turkle, and Brian Greene.

Their June 14, 2019 podcast was particularly exceptional:

The Advantage Of Being A Generalist

June 14, 2019 • Should you be the best at one skill, or be pretty good at a bunch of different ones? David Epstein, the author of Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, says that practicing one skill for 10,000 hours (as some have suggested) might not necessarily set you up to be the next Tiger Woods or the next chess grandmaster. But in a world where we're constantly encountering new experiences, Epstein believes that the ability to take knowledge from one situation and apply it to another, to generalize, is what really pushes us ahead.

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From: Glenn Petersen7/8/2019 10:30:25 AM
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I posted this on the Music Jukebox board last year.

A long, absolutely fascinating NPR podcast with the late Joe Carter that puts African-American spiritual music ("Sorrow Songs") into their historical context.

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From: Glenn Petersen7/11/2019 11:15:12 AM
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The New World of Work Podcast

What is the future of work? The New World of Work explores how technologies like automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence are shaping how we work, where we work, and the skills and education we need to work. Featuring conversations with experts from the McKinsey Global Institute and thought leaders from the public and private sectors, this series will help business leaders, policymakers, and organizations understand what changes are afoot and how we can prepare today for a future that works.

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