Editor’s note: Hot Pod is a weekly newsletter on the podcasting industry written by Nick Quah; we happily share it with Nieman Lab readers each Tuesday.
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 120, published May 16, 2017.
On the podcasts to TV beat. A couple of developments here:
(1) ABC has officially picked up the television adaptation of Gimlet’s StartUp, according to Deadline. However, the project is now in search of a name due to another upcoming show, also titled Startup, that’s slated to roll out on the streaming service known as Crackle. (You know, the one that used to have Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee before it moved over to Netflix, or whatever. Television: It’s a strange, strange world.)
(2) CNN is reportedly testing out the prospect of bringing former Obama senior advisor David Axelrod’s podcast, The Axe Files, into the cable television format, according to Variety. Here’s something in the writeup that stood…