Here's Why So Many Podcasts Are Being Adapted for the Small Screen

'It’s not the medium that determines the outcome, it’s the talent'

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Have you noticed how many podcasts are being turned into TV shows lately?

Content and talent jumping from one popular medium to the next isn’t anything new—books are turned into movies all the time, and YouTube stars are always on the hunt for record deals—so it’s no surprise, media experts say, that stories first developed for podcasts are getting new life in longform programming.

“It’s a very crowded field,” said Steve Miller, director of undergraduate studies in journalism and media at Rutgers University.



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