Wisconsin payday loans, How streaming affects audiobook authors

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We learn more about payday loans and proposed legislation to further regulate them in Wisconsin. Then, a tech industry expert explains how Spotify adding audiobooks will affect authors and publishing.

Featured in this Show

  • How different legislative proposals could help payday loan borrowers

    We assess several bills working through the Wisconsin legislature that would seek to reform predatory — yet legal — payday loan operations, including one that could cap interest rates, and another that would expand the definition of a “payday loan.”

  • Spotify is starting to stream audiobooks. Here's what that could mean for authors.

    Late last year Spotify announced that it would give premium users 15 free hours of audiobooks at no extra cost. A former tech executive explains what could happen to the publishing industry if Spotify applies the same model to books as it did to music.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Sarah Orr Guest
  • Kim Scott Guest

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