Hardbound

Hardbound

www.hardbound.co
Podcast by Hardbound
#020 - YouTube
Oct 30, 2016 • 52 min
Why did YouTube succeed where others failed? How did it get off the ground? Nathan and Will discuss the life and times of YouTube.
#019 - Snapchat’s big week
Oct 22, 2016 • 45 min
Nathan and Will discuss two interesting bits of news about Snapchat that came out this week: 1) they’re changing the way they pay publishers that create content for Discover, and 2) they are funding a documentary to be released exclusively on Snapchat.
#018 - Life’s too short for sponsored content
Oct 16, 2016 • 50 min
Two topics this week: 1) This American Life made an app that makes audio more sharable — or does it? 2) Vox Media partnered with Chase to create a new travel website that’s 100% sponsored content. Will it work?
#017 - The Skimm, and the future of newsletters
Oct 9, 2016 • 51 min
In which Nathan and Will dissect the Skimm, try to understand their success, and understand the power of newsletters in general.
#016 - The Future of Podcasts
Oct 3, 2016 • 61 min
In which Will and Nathan discuss the future of podcasts.
#015 - Vox Media
Sep 20, 2016 • 61 min
Nathan and Will discuss the origin of Vox Media (owner of Vox.com, The Verge, Eater, Recode, SB Nation, Polygon, Racked, and Curbed). Where did it come from? How have they succeeded? What’s next? For more from us, check out https://www.hardbound.co Also,…
#014 - What is Hardbound?
Sep 13, 2016 • 54 min
We launched our app!! Download it here: https://appsto.re/us/Hqr09.i
#013 - Is Apple entering the media business?
Sep 5, 2016 • 42 min
Apple is creating a TV series (Planet of the Apps), a documentary (with Drake), they funded a podcast (Malcolm Gladwell’s “Revisionist History”), and they worked with Frank Ocean to directly distribute his new album. Is this a signal of a larger shift? Or…
#012 - Paywalls, are they working?
Aug 29, 2016 • 44 min
In which Will and Nathan talk about publishers’ attempts to balance growth (content spreading to new users easily) and monetization (giving people reason to subscribe). Some links to click: https://hardbound.co https://twitter.com/nbashaw…
#011 - How Podcasts Became a Thing
Aug 22, 2016 • 41 min
The history of podcasts. https://hardbound.co https://twitter.com/nbashaw https://twitter.com/willhoekenga
#010 - What’s happening to clickbait?
Aug 14, 2016 • 50 min
Back in the 1890’s, we had “yellow journalism”. Today, we have clickbait. Why? What’s going to happen to it in the years to come? Nathan and Will discuss. Links you should click: https://hardbound.co https://twitter.com/nbashaw…
#009 - Ebooks: what happened?
Aug 7, 2016 • 56 min
If you went back to 2011 and told a publisher that ebook growth would grind to a halt by 2016, they’d never believe you. What happened? Why did everybody get it so wrong? Read our stories: https://hardbound.co Nathan’s twitter: https://twitter.com/nbashaw…
#008 - Should more content creators be using SMS?
Jul 30, 2016 • 45 min
Hint: yes. If you’re curious to see our stories, check out our website: https://hardbound.co You can also find us on twitter: https://twitter.com/nbashaw https://twitter.com/willhoekenga
#007 - How will VR go mainstream?
Jul 25, 2016 • 46 min
Will and Nathan discuss various scenarios by which virtual reality could enter the mainstream. Find us elsewhere: https://www.hardbound.co https://twitter.com/nbashaw https://twitter.com/willhoekenga
#006 - Why are we willing to pay for Audiobooks but not Podcasts?
Jul 17, 2016 • 50 min
This episode starts with a brief company update about Hardbound, then moves onto the question of why people are willing to pay for Audiobooks but not Podcasts. Also, we have a question for you: do you want us to talk more about Hardbound and how it’s…
#005 - How has content discovery changed since 2006?
Jul 11, 2016 • 59 min
Nathan and Will discuss their changing media habits over the past 10 years.
#004 - The History of Video (pt 2)
Jun 19, 2016 • 50 min
#004 - The History of Video (pt 2) by Hardbound
#003 - The History of Video (pt 1)
Jun 14, 2016 • 50 min
Nathan and Will talk about the origins of video, and how media inventors today can learn from the past.
#002 - On Buzzfeed
Jun 3, 2016 • 50 min
A thorough analysis of Buzzfeed’s product, content, and strategy.
#001 - Why are media formats so stagnant?
May 29, 2016 • 48 min
#001 - Why are media formats so stagnant? by Hardbound