The New York magazine standalone entertainment vertical is adding a new, weekly recommendations newsletter from podcast critic Nick Quah called “1.5x Speed,” which launches August 26.
Quah is also the creator of the "Hot Pod" newsletter, which moves to Vulture as a syndicated weekly column on the site every Tuesday, starting August 25.
Vulture will now have a dedicated section for podcast content and publish podcast features and reviews more often.
“Vulture was one of the first sites to have a dedicated podcast critic in Nick Quah, and I’m thrilled to be expanding both his footprint on the sites and our coverage of the medium more broadly. Our readers devour podcast stories as they navigate that ever-expanding universe,” stated Janowitz.
Quah has been Vulture’s podcast critic since 2017.
“It’s been pretty wild to see podcasting grow to the extent that it has. I’m excited to have a new space where I can more regularly draw attention to the shows that I love, that I find the most interesting, and that I think say something about where the medium is going,” stated Quah.
Vulture’s other recommendation newsletters include “Read Like the Wind” and “Buffering,” which cover books and TV, respectively.Audio content continues to thrive amid the pandemic.
A recent Nielsen survey shows 23% of remote workers listen every day to "spoken word" audio content, including local news, podcasts or news/talk radio stations. Some 30% listen at least once a week.