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What Armchair Expert and Anything Goes teach us about Spotify’s exclusive podcasts

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Some former Spotify exclusives are quickly gaining traction on other platforms. Others are landing with a thud.

It’s been roughly four months since Spotify confirmed it would widen distribution of some of its exclusive podcasts to other players. A number of Spotify Originals, including Gimlet and Parcast shows, were selected for wide release:

  • Science Vs and a slate of true crime and mystery / thriller podcasts including Unexplained Mysteries, Serial Killers, and Conspiracy Theories are now being widely distributed.
  • The Gimlet interview podcast Heavyweight — which is debuting a new season this fall — is rereleasing its old episodes…

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