Mar 8, 2022 - Economy

Puck launches new podcast with The Ringer

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Puck, the subscription newsletter company, is moving into podcasts, its co-founder and editor-in-chief Jon Kelly tells Axios.

The big picture: "Starting an audio division is part of our goal to treat journalists like creators," Kelly said. Puck, which launched last year, now has 19 full-time employees.

Details: On March 14th, it will launch two new shows, including one that will be co-created with Bill Simmons' "The Ringer," which is owned by Spotify.

  • "The Town," which will be hosted by Puck's founding partner and Hollywood scoop machine Matt Belloni and will feature Simmons, will air 2-4 times per week and will focus on breaking news in show business. The podcast is a Spotify original show but will be available on other podcast platforms.
  • "The Powers that Be," hosted by Puck founding partner and Snapchat host Peter Hamby, will be a daily 15-20 minute show that features Puck reporters talking about scoops behind the story of the day. It's being co-produced by Audacy's Cadence13 podcast company.

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