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The Business of Content
The Business of Content
Simon Owens, tech and media journalist

The podcast about how publishers create, distribute, and monetize digital content.

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How Google collaborates with news publishers

Amy Adams Harding, Google’s director of analytics and revenue optimization for news and publishing, believes the search giant has the... more

19 Oct 2021 · 50 minutes
The Juggernaut is hyper focused on an underrepresented market

The Juggernaut is a subscription-funded publisher that has a dedicated and growing fan base. I interviewed founder Snigdha Sur about... more

29 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Content creators are charging their fans for text messages

For this episode, I spoke to Subtext CEO Mike Donoghue. We talked about how his team developed the application and... more

08 Sep 2021 · 46 minutes
Yes, I'm still here

My newsletter: https://simonowens.substack.com/

15 Jul 2021 · 13 minutes
How the Art of Manliness monetizes its loyal audience

Jeremy Anderberg, The Art of Manliness's managing editor, spoke to me about how company built its audience, why it launched... more

28 May 2021 · 45 minutes
How Mental Floss evolved over its 20-year history

I recently sat down with Mental Floss editor in chief Erin McCarthy to talk about its post-print strategy and why... more

24 May 2021 · 39 minutes
He writes one of Hollywood's most influential newsletters

The Ankler's Richard Rushfield explained how he built his audience and why he prefers his life as an independent writer... more

12 May 2021 · 40 minutes
His daily podcast got 5 million downloads in its first year

I recently interviewed Jamie East about why he struck off into indie podcasting when he already had a successful career... more

07 May 2021 · 41 minutes
How to form a podcast collective

In our interview, Amanda McLoughlin explained her process for recruiting shows to join Multitude, the collective’s business model, and why... more

30 Apr 2021 · 52 minutes
This writer and podcaster amassed a huge audience of comic book fans

In my interview with David Harper, we talked about the origin of his comic book fandom, where he found his... more

22 Apr 2021 · 45 minutes
The Business of Content
How Google collaborates with news publishers
The Business of Content