The articles relate to various aspects of podcasting.
The first article from The Guardian discusses the problem of abuses of power that are prevalent in media and entertainment, and how they continue despite increased scrutiny.
The second article also from The Guardian review Jon Snow's new podcast, which features interviews with notable individuals.
Lastly, The Verge discusses the popular new show Poker Face, produced by Rian Johnson and Natasha Lyonne.
Abuses of power in the media and entertainment industry persist despite increased scrutiny, as outlined in The Guardian.
The article talks about how "cancelled" individuals are finding ways to re-emerge after being exposed for their actions.
The article poses the question of how to better define what abuse of power means, and illustrates instances where the system was stacked against individuals.
Jon Snow's new podcast is highlighted in The Guardian, with The Guardian running the first episode featuring author Jon Ronson.
The interview is characterised as captivating and humorous, with Snow referencing his inexperience in this "genre" and asking Ronson whether his use of the phrase 'pain in the arse' is permitted.
In the final article, The Verge recommends the new show Poker Face on Spotify, produced by Rian Johnson and Natasha Lyonne.
The show features an unusual format where characters are introduced at the start of each episode before a murder occurs.
The programme is described as engaging with offbeat characters and an interesting tone.
In a recent interview, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek suggests that the future of the podcast industry lies with investing in premium, exclusive content.
Ek remarks on the profitability of podcasting and its ability to create long-term value.
This contrasts with other podcasting business models, such as the ad-supported model, which according to Ek, struggles to produce significant margins.