It’s our annual episode from the Consumer Electronics Show!
We’ve seen a lot of great tech, and have been surprised by a few announcements as well, so we will have a discussion about our favorite products and announcements from CES 2018 on today’s podcast.
Our favorite tech of CES 2018: We talk about the awesome underglass fingerprint sensor from Vivo. Expect to see this tech showing up in plenty of phones in the near future, as it’s not only a much-desired feature, but it’ll also help companies create fully bezel-less designs. The next question is, when will we finally see Apple’s version?
Another of our favorites is the Sennheiser Ambeo 3D Soundbar. We listened to the prototype in a room with a 9.1 speaker setup to compare against, and found minimal difference between the two, even without the subwoofer attached.
Finally, it wouldn’t be CES if we didn’t talk about TV’s, and this year had some great ones. Two in particrular really impressed us: Samsung’s…
Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson told TV critics Thursday that while their four 2 Dope Queens specials for HBO are based on their podcasts of same name, all the content is original to the specials. More accurately, Williams said they were “keeping it hot, fresh and sexy for HBO.”
In August, HBO ordered four one-hour specials to debut in 2018. In the specials, they discuss Blerds, Hot Peen, Hair, New York, etc. Tig Notaro directs; an extensive guest list includes Jon Stewart, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Tituss Burgess.
An HBO comedy special being “the pinnacle of comedy,” Williams said they were so excited to get the offer they asked pay cabler execs what they wanted and how they want it executed. “They’re like ‘We just want you guys to do the podcast.’ They honored our voice and gave us freedom” to do what they do, “but with makeup and a wig budget,” she said.
They are asked their thoughts on cocoa butter, and other things they think about, the two…
My First Time is a column and podcast series exploring sexuality, gender, and kink with the wide-eyed curiosity of a virgin. We all know your “first time” is about a lot more than just popping your cherry. From experimenting with kink to just trying something new and wild, everyone experiences thousands of first times in the bedroom—that’s how sex stays fun, right?
This week, we’re talking to sex and relationships broadcaster Nichi Hodgson about her first time pegging someone. You can catch My First Time on Acast, Google Play, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.
I was interning at a now-defunct erotic magazine when I met our resident dominatrix at the office Christmas party. She asked me if I wanted to be her vanilla girl assistant, and as I wasn’t getting paid there, I thought, I might as well try.
Back then, I knew nothing about pegging—I hadn’t even seen it in porn. We called it strap-on play back then [the term pegging was coined by sex…
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 146, published January 9, 2018.
Just a heads up: I’m told that the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) will indeed be publishing a 2018 update to its podcast advertising study, which means we’ll be able to get at least one contiguous read of the industry’s year-over-year ad revenue growth.
As a reminder, the IAB’s inaugural podcast advertising report, which dropped last summer, found that the industry brought in $119 million in 2016 and was projected to bring in $220 million by the end of 2017. We’ll see how that projection holds up.
And once again, the report’s methodology revolves around the study a bundle of major podcast publishers, which means that it’s not meant to be comprehensive but representative. Think a stock market index like, say, the