Spotify announced plans on Tuesday to acquire Parcast, the podcast network behind Cults, Mythology and other highly scripted infotainment programs. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close soon, have not been disclosed.
The deal is the latest move in Spotify's push into podcasting, following the February acquisitions of both Gimlet Media (Homecoming and Reply All) and Anchor, a provider of podcasting-related tools.
Founded in 2016, Parcast specializes in topic-driven podcasts with specific themes that typically double as the show's title, such as Female Criminals, Extraterrestrial and Hostage. Parcast's most popular shows on the Apple Podcasts charts include Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories (No. 112), Crimes of Passion (No. 127), Serial Killers (No. 151) and Survival (No. 178).