Podcasts

Why the Green New Deal tries to solve everything

The new episode of the Columbia Energy Exchange podcast is a chat with Rhiana Gunn-Wright of New Consensus, a very young think tank that's influential in the Green New Deal movement.

Why it matters: The GND is dominating the conversation in climate policy and politics right now, and a number of top-tier Democratic White House hopefuls have signed on.

Spotify's podcasting dreams

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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Spotify is buying two major podcasting companies, Gimlet and Anchor. Terms were not announced, but the Gimlet acquisition was reported to be worth some $230 million.

The big picture: In total, Spotify intends to spend as much as $500 million on acquisitions this year, to help it expand into "audio — not just music."

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