I’m proud to announce that the Tear Down Show, my new roundtable podcast series about evolving issues in media and technology is now available through PodcastOne, the podcasting network founded earlier this year by Westwood One founder and Chairman of Courtside Entertainment Group Norm Pattiz. Every week, my cohost Michael Wolf (@MichaelWolf) of NextMarket Insights and I invite two industry insiders to discuss and debate media and tech issues. Michael and I talk up front about our favorite media disruptors and a bad or good pitch of the week.
If you haven’t heard the Tear Down Show, I invite you to listen one of our last two episodes (available below). If you like what you hear, please subscribe to us on iTunes, check us out on PodcastOne, and tell all your friends to tune in.
Episode #10: Steve Farnsworth & Paul Gillin – Samsung cheats, social TV battle & Newsweek’s revival
- Battle to be social TV net of choice. (NYTimes article and WSJ article)
- Can any general news magazine, such as Newsweek, be a “must read” online publication?
- Samsung gets caught cheating on benchmarks. Does anyone care? Amazing reveal (and real reporting) by Ars Technica.
Episode #9: Harry McCracken & Richard Nash – Paywalls in News, A La Carte Programming, and Dying Comments
- Reaction to Harry McCracken’s cover story on TIME, “Can Google Solve Death?”
- Bringing paywalls back to news content. The Nation gives it a go again, and paying for news content vs. entertainment content.
- The war against cable and à la carte programming: Netflix CFO suggests HBO follow its model and break away from cable bundling.
- Are comments dying or just changing? Popular Science shuts off comments and YouTube revamps its commenting.