Amazon Buys Podcast Maker Wondery


Amazon has announced that it is acquiring Wondery, a podcast publisher with a track record of creating and producing top-rated podcasts that entertain and educate listeners, including “Dirty John,” “Dr. Death,” “Business Wars,” and “The Shrink Next Door.”

As part of the deal, Wondery will become part of Amazon Music. With Amazon Music, Wondery will be able to provide “even more high-quality, innovative content and continue their mission of bringing a world of entertainment and knowledge to their audiences, wherever they listen,” the company said.

Amazon Music launched podcasts in September 2020, and together with Wondery, the company expects to accelerate the growth and evolution of podcasts by bringing creators, hosts, and immersive experiences to even more listeners across the globe.

With this acquisition, Amazon hopes to continue to bring more customers to streaming as it expands selection.