Fox News reports that following the appearance of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert podcast where Harry again criticized the throne, unnamed palace aids are asking Prince Harry to abdicate his title.
NPR reports on the eighth-grade winners of their middle-school contest as part of the Student Podcast Challenge for their podcast Whodunnit? from Sayre Middle School. Congratulations to Braeden Collett, Bo Porter, Brennan Williams, And Dominique Jannat for their fine work.
The New York Times reports on how podcasts on Spotify are taking a new approach to using licensed music to avoid copyright issues. Spotify allows creators to use full songs from Spotify's music library for free, with Spotify taking a greater cut of ad revenue.
Deseret News from Utah reports on a podcast about the Utah Jazz from their reporter Sarah Todd called Unsalveagable: A Utah Jazz Podcast. She hosts the show as part of the Blue Wire Podcast Network.
Quill, the podcast production company, has opened up voting for their first annual Quill Podcast Awards. Voting ends May 26th and winners will be announced on June 11th. There's no registration and voting is done on a Google Doc.
The New York Times reports that Bob Garfield, longtime host of the WNYC podcast On the Media was fired for violating an anti-bullying policy according to New York Public Radio. A Spokeswoman said, "he had been disciplined and warned after an investigation in 2020."
C13Originals, an Audacy company, is partnering with actress Elle Fanning and journalist Jessica Wapner on One Click, a documentary podcast about how a single click on the internet can change someone's life permanently.
The collaborations keep on coming as Bloomberg Media and iHeartMedia announced an exclusive multiyear agreement to co-produce and distribute more than a dozen new original podcasts and to distribute Bloomberg's existing slate of podcasts through the iHeartPodcast Network.
Musician Aloe Blacc and Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerry's, have combined for a podcast that discusses the urgent need for an end to qualified immunity among police. Unaccountable will highlight stories of police abuse where they were not held accountable.
CNN en Español and CNN Audio have added the new podcast GloboEconomía to their roster of shows. The podcast is based on the existing television program of the same name hosted by José Antonio Montenegro that looks at current issues in the news.