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Did Spotify screw up? ‘No… and yes,’ says its CEO

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Hi, everyone, I’m here today while Ariel is off for the week. I’ve really been enjoying the new Rian Johnson / Natasha Lyonne show Poker Face, with its oddball characters and unusually extended murder-of-the-week introductions. The first four episodes are already out, and two of them have a fun audio tie-in. (See, I made this relevant to the newsletter!) There’s a big plot point around a radio broadcast in one episode, and another features a true crime show called Murder Girl, whose host is played by a former podcaster (and Verge alum). Gotta respect its commitment to the Podcast Voice.

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