The increase of pedestrian deaths: Is Spotify and audiobooks to blame? Examining public perceptions of the economy.

In this episode, we explore the impact of streaming audiobooks on authors, the rise in pedestrian deaths nationwide, and public sentiment about the economy.

Firstly, we delve into how streaming audiobooks is affecting authors. Spotify recently announced that it is entering the audiobook market by offering premium users 15 free hours of audiobooks. A former tech executive discusses the potential implications for authors if Spotify applies the same model to books as it has done with music. We also hear from a UW-Madison professor who shares insights from conversations with the public about their economic concerns despite positive economic indicators.

Next, we look at a troubling trend in pedestrian fatalities in the U.S., with most incidents occurring at night. A journalist explains the research behind this increase, while a Wisconsin transportation expert provides an update on pedestrian safety in the state.

Finally, we discuss how streaming audiobooks is changing the publishing industry and what it means for authors who may not have access to these platforms.

By Sophia Gonzalez

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