“Amazon Music launched podcasts in September 2020 and, with Wondery, we hope to accelerate the growth and evolution of podcasts by bringing creators, hosts, and immersive experiences to even more listeners around the world, just like we do it with music, ”the company told me. “This is a pivotal time to expand Amazon Music’s offering beyond music as listeners’ habits change.”
In the short term, Amazon says the acquisition won’t change anything for Wondery listeners. When the deal is closed, you will still be able to listen to all the podcasts on the network through your favorite app. However, with Amazon’s resources at its disposal, the company claims that Wondery will be able to produce even better content than it already does.