Episode 130 - Spectrum of Quality

The new TV season brings in a new DC superhero show but this time the star is a... woman?!... and a lesbian?!?! What has this world come to?! BATWOMAN premiered on The CW and, so far, it's mostly just about superhero stuff, which Chad loves. Also on the docket: Netflix's THE IRISHMAN is skipping major theaters and hitting Broadway for Oscar season; the LUMINARY co-founder is leaving the subscription podcast company that carries exclusive celebrity podcasts; and female directors are getting the leg up they need thanks to their coworkers!

“The Irishman” goes to Broadway: https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/7/20903107/netflix-the-irishman-martin-scorsese-belasco-theater-screening-award-eligibility

Luminary founder steps down: https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/8/20903804/luminary-podcast-startup-cofounder-joe-purzycki-exit-jeff-saunders-jet-cpo

Famies pledge to help foster female directors: https://variety.com/2019/film/news/reframe-rise-sue-kroll-stephanie-allain-michael-de-luca-paul-feig-1203362344/

Episode 128 - Major Media Moves

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Hot off of the Emmys, Chad has choice words for those who voted. Where was the diversity? Should the blame be put on the 24,000 Emmy voters who had their chance to vote in more diverse nominees? You know where he's going with this. But first: VOX MEDIA acquires NEW YORK MAGAZINE and its verticals; THIS IS US gets massive ratings after it airs; NETFLIX stock is falling fast; and HBO is trying to find its place as a streamer and premium cabler.

Vox Media Acquires New York Magazine https://nyti.ms/2n1SNVq

“This Is Us” has huge ratings online:
https://www.thewrap.com/this-is-us-ratings-hulu-nbc-app-viewers/

Netflix’s new acquired shows are big but the stocks fall:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/netflix-lands-seinfeld-suffers-shrinkage/2019/09/25/b2c7b3ea-df94-11e9-be7f-4cc85017c36f_story.html

HBO’s Emmy winning future in a streaming world:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/23/business/media/hbo-emmys-streaming-competition-amazon-netflix.html

Episode 119 - 15 White Guys

With all this news, it's hard to keep newsing...news... I am so tired. Chad continues his march down the rabbit hole of berating streaming networks. Netflix cancels TUCA AND BERTIE and creator Lisa Hanawalt has some words for the streamer; CINEMAX may have a minimal amount of time left; LILY SINGH's new late night show has its writers but the LA TIMES points out that, again, late night lacks in women writers (and hosts and POC too); and more!

Tuca and Bertie cancelled: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/designated-survivor-tuca-bertie-canceled-at-netflix-1226830

Cinemax up in the air with loss of development: https://deadline.com/2019/07/future-of-cinemax-subscriber-loss-depackaging-casey-bloys-tca-1202653185/

Lily Singh’s late night show gets writers: https://www.vulture.com/2019/07/lilly-singh-late-night-show-premiere-date-writers-nbc.html

Women writers in late night: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-et-mn-late-night-movie-women-hosts-writers-20190612-story.html

Instagram getting rid of likes: https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/22/20699316/instagram-like-hiding-update-feedback-data-countries

Spotify's stance on the Green New Deal: https://www.npr.org/2019/07/25/745062630/the-green-new-deal-where-spotify-stands-and-where-artists-wish-it-would

Episode 109 - Cardioid B

Episode 107 - All You Need is Three

It's all about the ads today! While there are no ads in the show, we darn sure will cover the topic. SPOTIFY makes it to 100 million subs; HULU hits the 28 million sub mark; NETFLIX may have to start running ads; and advertising on TV is changing forever.

Spotify is the first to 100 million paid subs: https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/29/18522297/spotify-100-million-users-apple-music-podcasting-free-users-advertising-voice-speakers

Hulu has 28 million subs and new Marvel shows: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/01/hulu-announces-28-million-subscribers-new-marvel-shows.html

Netflix may have to run ads: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/29/netflix-will-have-no-choice-but-to-run-ads-industry-execs-say.html

Ads are coming back in a big way: https://variety.com/2019/tv/in-contention/upfronts-streaming-services-advertising-pause-ads-1203198280/