Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in! I’ll be writing today’s Insider edition of Hot Pod while Ariel Shapiro is getting some R&R in sunny Puerto Rico with her family (meanwhile, it’s been an uncharacteristically rainy and gray week here in Los Angeles).
For today’s Insider issue, I’ll take a look at why the estate of legendary comedian George Carlin has sued the Dudesy comedy podcast over an AI-generated comedy special. Finally, a lightning round of deals, announcements, and further reading.
A celebration of Dr. Death
Last night I attended a press event in West Hollywood for Wondery’s podcast series Dr. Death. Its latest season, Dr. Death: Bad Magic, launched this week.
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