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President Donald Trump’s impeachment proceedings ended last week with him being acquitted on all counts, meaning the podcasts that popped up to cover the proceedings found their ending. What happens to the shows now? Some have pivoted, others have shut down, and more haven’t made up their minds yet.
As I wrote in November, at least nine impeachment podcasts launched in response to the legal proceedings. They covered the ins and outs and drama surrounding the process and, in some cases, updated daily. Despite the short-term focus, there was an interested audience to be won and the possibility of turning them into long-term listeners. In my prior piece, I wondered how (or if) they would do that once the events were over.
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