Episode 126 - The Institutions That Matter

Can you believe it's been a week already? These days... they're sure were seven of them. During said days, this happened: APPLE is putting its own apps first in app searches; YOUTUBERS are making explosive podcasting moves on YouTube; NEW YORK TIMES film critics cover where the movie going experience is headed in a world with monopolistic studios, streamers keeping us at home, awards and tickets; and DISNEY is (maybe, definitely) screwing over actors, producers and creators out of their residuals. Plus a lot more on this extra packed episode of goodness!

Infinity Train: https://www.cartoonnetwork.com/video/infinity-train/index.html

Apple front loads its app store with its own apps conspiracy: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/09/09/technology/apple-app-store-competition.html

YouTubers bring podcasting to YouTube: https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/9/20801873/youtube-podcast-creators-h3-joe-rogan-ethan-klein-hila-david-dobrik-views

Spotify’s CCO has plans to make the music streamer the place for podcasts: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2019-09-08/dawn-ostroffs-plan-to-turn-spotify-into-the-ultimate-podcast-hub

The business of movies outlook: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/09/movies/fall-season-preview-critics.html

Disney’s new scheme for syndication residuals in the streaming era hurts creators: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2019-09-12/disney-tv-shows-backend-profit-participation-changes

Episode 124 - Less Than 12 Inches

Is it a week when there's not a podcast? Yes. That's how weeks work. Chad rambles on forever about THIS WAY UP starring Aisling Bea on Hulu; another study from the USC ANNENBERG INCLUSION INITIATIVE that covers Latino representation in Hollywood; and YouTube's fight against a growing union.

This Way Up (Hulu): https://www.hulu.com/series/this-way-up-d5d09794-e8a4-44e6-87ec-c3705cd1bbd4

Latino representation in Hollywood is down: https://www.thewrap.com/latino-community-ignored-hollywood-films-study-nalip/

YouTube is not going to work with the YouTube Union: https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/26/20833315/youtube-union-youtubers-negotiate-germany-meeting

Episode 110 - Synergy Energy

Late night and I'm feeling so goooood! Back again, The Constitutionals is all about the brand. Desus and Mero reference aside, we've got a lot to cover. LIVE IN FRONT OF A STUDIO AUDIENCE makes big ratings for ABC and Emmy nominations for its actors; YOUTUBE also wants Emmy noms for WILL SMITH; DISNEY is looking to work HULU into its family; and AT&T is working on its place in the media world. The brand is strong in this episode. Dang it; I did it again!

Live In Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear: https://deadline.com/2019/05/all-in-the-family-the-jeffersons-spoilers-recap-review-jamie-foxx-masia-tomei-wanda-sykes-norman-lear-jimmy-kimmel-abc-1202620902/

Roku vs Amazon: https://www.thewrap.com/roku-vs-amazon-the-battle-for-streaming-device-supremacy-heats-up-chart/

YouTube wants to get Will Smith an Emmy nomination: https://variety.com/2019/tv/awards/will-smith-youtube-emmy-nomination-submission-1203222890/

Disney to make Hulu “broader:” https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/what-expect-hulu-under-disneys-control-1212776

ATT's new place in the media: https://fortune.com/longform/att-media-company/

Disney remakes won’t stop: https://fortune.com/2019/05/22/disney-aladdin-lion-king-remakes/

Episode 102 - The Apple Cartel

Podcasting never felt so good. Except for all the sniffles. Chad is stung up by spring allergies but not even a stuffy nose can stop him. Except when it hinders his sleep. Then he's stopped. This week's topics include the TONIGHT SHOW shooting an entire episode with the Samsung Galaxy S10+; YOUTUBE exiting the premium TV game; and a lengthy discussion about APPLE's foray into subscription streaming, news and gaming services. Also, neti pots don't work. I hate them.

Entire episode of Tonight Show shot with Samsung S10

All new Apple services (News+, TV+)

Apple News+ is a bad deal for publishers

YouTube makes up 40% of mobile web traffic

YouTube officially out of streaming