We Added Shows from the Mythbusters Guys and Tested

We recently added two podcasts from TV Mythbusters Jamie Hyneman’s and Adam Savage’s Tested. That site is dedicated to breakthroughs in science, discoveries in nature and emerging technology, and–true to their name–tests of consumer electronics. The Tested shows appeal to curious and tech-savvy listeners who have come to trust Hyneman’s and Savage’s unbiased and scientific approach. Still Untitled is hosted by Savage and Tested staffers Norman Chan and Will Smith. On this wildly popular show…

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Congratulations to Midroll Shows on iTunes’ Best of 2014 List

iTunes Podcasts’ Best of 2014 list is out, and we’re thrilled to see so many shows from the Midroll roster recognized this year. From perennial favorites like WTF with Marc Maron and StarTalk Radio to new up-and-comers like StartUp and Brilliant Idiots, these are great shows with fantastic audiences, worthy of consideration for your next campaign. Here are all the Midroll shows honored as Best of 2014 by iTunes this year: Classics WTF with Marc…

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Nerdist President Adam Rymer Says Podcasting Is “a Must-Have”

In about four years Nerdist Industries has grown from founder Chris Hardwick’s podcast and website to become the successful digital arm of Legendary Entertainment, which acquired the company in 2012. Today Nerdist offers daily tech news, a YouTube channel with more than a million subscribers, the NerdMelt Showroom performance space, and now a new online store full of branded merchandise. President Adam Rymer joined the company in March of this year, after successful stints as…

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For politics, with a side of laughter, we have the Majority Report

The Majority Report is a successful, award-winning daily podcast that has its roots in radio that recently joined the Midroll line-up. It’s hosted by political comedian and talk show host Sam Seder who brought the show to podcasting in 2010 after its original broadcast run on the Air America network. Fans of Marc Maron may know that he worked with Seder on the Breakroom Live video webcast just prior to launching WTF. This daily show…

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Why Variety Is Wrong about Serial and Podcasting

Variety recently published a provocative opinion piece arguing that “Serial won’t do much for podcasting or Hollywood.” The essence of Co-Editor-In-Chief Andrew Wallenstein’s argument is that because Serial is unique amongst podcasts, there aren’t other shows to capture the interest of listeners new to the medium. He also questions if host and producer Sarah Koenig’s style, “which is so perfectly matched to the intimate nature of podcasting,” would translate to television or movies. That is…

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