//KQED acquires studio behind Glynn Washington’s Snap Judgment

KQED acquires studio behind Glynn Washington’s Snap Judgment

The podcast cover art for Snap Judgement. | Image: Snap Judgement

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Got a very packed issue of Hot Pod for you today. To start off, I have a scoop for you about KQED’s acquisition of Snap Judgment Studios, which produces the shows Snap Judgment and Spooked. I’ll also dive into why Apple Podcasts got fined by a court in Moscow. Also, Audacy held an earnings call last week but very much kept it on the down low — I’ll break it down below.

Finally, be sure to check out my story in The Verge about The Unwell Network, a new Gen Z-focused podcast venture by Call Her Daddy’s Alex Cooper. Cooper’s controversial podcast often gets criticized for being light on substance — but the show regularly beats Joe…

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