The streaming platform is in advanced talks to acquire podcast producer Gimlet Media, which has raised $27m from investors including WPP and Graham Holdings, for more than $200m.

Gimlet Media, a US-based podcast publisher backed by marketing group WPP, has entered talks with music streaming platform Spotify over an acquisition sized at $200m or more, Recode has reported. Founded in 2014 as American Podcasting Corporation, Gimlet produces and hosts narrative and scripted podcasts, with the latter often boasting high-profile actors such as David…

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