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Australia: new podcast research and a podcast ranker

Fri, 2019-10-18 13:53

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  • Commercial Radio Australia has unveiled the Australian Podcast Ranker, a look at "Australia's top 100 downloaded podcasts", accounting for 10m downloads in September. The ranker uses IAB v2 measurement, and consists of consumption by Australian consumers only. The ABC is to join in the next few months: and "all podcast producers with Australian and international content are invited to participate." Podcast One's Hamish & Andy is the #1 podcast according to the ranker.

    • Editorial opinion: I was worried that this service would be protectionist and proprietary: but it isn't. The service seems open to all, the technology operated by Triton Digital to IAB standards. Participants get a dashboard with full analytics, too. While the initial list is necessarily made up of the largest publishers, it does seem genuinely open if you hit the technical criteria: though you need to have access to logfiles. You'll remember the Open Downloads initiative which offers portability of logfiles? Suddenly, that seems rather more important. I intend to investigate if I can get Podnews listed in the ranker (though hitting the top 100 might be hard!)
  • Podcasting in Australia is now more popular than people's owned music, according to new figures unveiled earlier today. Total "share of audio" for podcasting has risen to 7.3% - encouraging, too, that Australians are spending 7 minutes more with audio every day #radioalive2019
  • Also speaking at the Radio Alive conference was Hedley Thomas, host of The Teacher's Pet. He said it was incredibly stressful, and that when he'd launched episode one, he only had outlines for three episodes. (The podcast is currently geoblocked in Australia, due to a pending court case).
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"We work with Apple very closely, and they produce a number of downloads for us that we wouldn't get on our own" - Grant Blackley, Podcast One Australia

"One of the attractions of podcasts is that it's an addressable, measureable media. It's also much less cluttered. Consumer behaviour is also really intimate: you've chosen to engage, and that's really powerful. But I don't think clients know what creative to use yet." - Mark Lollback, Group M

That's quite enough Australian stories
  • SquadCast have announced their advisory board; however the apparent lack of diversity of the company's team and advisers attracted criticism on social media. Asked for a statement by Podnews, Rockwell Felder, the company's co-founder, said:

    We apologize for the lack of diverse representation in our advisory board. It is embarrassing to have fallen short we will make up the difference. We are grateful for the opportunity to help podcasters collaborate in 85+ countries across many backgrounds and identities. It is paramount that our team represent that community to achieve our mission to empower and encourage creatives to engage in meaningful conversations without barriers. Thank you to the community for holding us to a higher standard and for ensuring that all voices are being heard.

  • In the UK, AudioUK are running a free event on October 25th on how Brexit will impact your audio business. Open to everyone, they say.
  • TargetSpot is to launch a podcast hosting platform, which allows publishers to "publishers to create, store and distribute their podcasts for streaming or download, as well as seamlessly monetize their audience". The company sells audio ads and owns WinAmp and ShoutCast.
  • The South Side Podfest has been announced in Chicago IL, USA: four nights, free, of podcasts of many varieties, starting November 6th.
  • WarnerMedia Podcast Network and The Roost made a joint announcement at the recent IAB Podcast Upfront in New York NY, USA this week, unveiling a set of new podcasts: a true crime from HLN, Down the Hill: the Delphi Murders; Ledlow and Parker, an NAB baseball show, and The Plot Thickens, a movie podcast slated to start in 2020. The Roost also announced three new scripted titles. The company also announced the WarnerMedia Data Cloud, which provides audience information including age, education, income and more.

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  • The Trainee Sexologist is an original podcast from MediaWorks Radio in New Zealand, following Morgan Penn, a woman who left a sensible career in radio sales to become a sex therapist. Aimed at the female podcast audience, it's sponsored by a local adult store. (Omny Studio)
  • Are you a mess? Do you like jokes? Are you like, literally, everyone else in the world and love music? Then you’ll love Barely Composed, we're told: During each episode, Stacey Hardke, Dahlya Glick, and Gabi Van Horn chat with fellow comedians and musicians and attempt to create a brand new musical-comedy hit within sixty minutes. (Camp Fire Media / Anchor)

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Spreaker is now using IAB Certified numbers; and podcast listeners love their advertisers

Thu, 2019-10-17 12:43

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  • Exclusive CNN has launched CNN Audio, an internal podcast production and development team. The production group will report to Courtney Coupe, the VP of CNN Digital Productions. Dan Kantor, CNN's new VP of Audio Product, is leading product, technology and partnership opportunities. "To start, our slate will focus on topical, historical and original serialized efforts," says to a staff-wide email seen by Podnews.
  • Sounder - "the smarter way to podcast" - has launched. The podcast host offers free hosting, transcription, in-audio search, and analytics to help grow your audience; it also offers an audio search technology called P inpoint Audio Search to help searching through a publisher's podcasts. It's launched by former executives from Google, Spotify, WeWork and others.
  • AdsWizz, a digital audio advertising technology company, has launched PodScribe, a contextual ad-targeting solution for podcasts. Working with ComScore, the tool uses "advanced speech-to-text transcription technology to provide insight into podcast content, and enables advertisers to efficiently target by keywords, concepts, topics, and interests within the podcast".
  • The Android app for iVoox, a popular podcast app in Spain, has been redesigned. New features include easier access to subscriptions, better association between radio stations and their podcasts, and popular lists.
  • In Australia, broadcaster NOVA Entertainment has formed a strategic podcast partnership with News Corp Australia, which owns a number of newspapers, Sky News, and the majority shareholder of pay TV operator Foxtel. Acast will become host of News Corp content, representing a loss for Whooshkaa. Lachlan Murdoch, the eldest son of Rupert Murdoch, is Executive Chairman of NOVA Entertainment and co-chairman of News Corp.
  • Podcast Movement Evolutions, a new event this February in Los Angeles CA, USA, has opened a call for speakers. You can also register for both events.
  • In England, the North Yorkshire market town of Thirsk will be home to the Deer Shed Festival, a podcasting festival with 27 live podcasts. There will also be a pop-up bar, and home-made food. (While in Thirsk, also visit The Golden Fleece, where Podnews's Editor had a few nice meals in the mid 1990s).

We're at the Radio Alive Conference tomorrow in Brisbane QLD, Australia.

Podcasts
  • Thing we are very much enjoying: The Missing Cryptoqueen, an investigation into OneCoin, a crypto con-job, the person who fronted-up the company, Dr Ruja Ignatova, and her mysterious disappearance. Narrated and investigated by Jamie Bartlett. (BBC Radio)

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Choose-your-own adventure fiction podcast launches

Wed, 2019-10-16 09:47

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  • A new interactive podcast experience has launched, with eight different endings. In the first of its kind, Eli McIlveen and Sean Howard have teamed up with email company AWeber to offer a choose-your-own audio experience, delivered daily.
  • A few small tweaks to Google Podcasts on the web have been spotted. Most importantly, the service is now prominently linking to publishers' websites (rather than hidden behind a menu option as previously). (Neither Apple Podcasts nor Spotify appear to link to publisher websites at all, depriving podcasters of potential revenue).
  • Will Ferrell is flush with success after the Ron Burgundy Podcast, and has launched a new comedy podcast company Big Money Players Network. The company will produce ten shows over the next two years for the iHeartPodcast Network.
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Podcast consumption in Germany: new study released

Tue, 2019-10-15 09:18

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  • Edison Research has released the first Infinite Dial Germany, a survey to examine how Germans are consuming audio, made to be comparable with other countries. 17% of Germans have listened to a podcast in the past month, compared to 33% of the USA, 22% of Australia, 36% of Canada and 10% of the South African metro population.
  • Lovers of brightly-coloured data will also enjoy Rajar's MIDAS study, a study of internet-connected audio consumption in the UK. Their Autumn 2019 data shows that podcast listening has doubled in the UK in the past two years. Podcasts are also the most popular audio content to listen-to on headphones, says the study.
  • Plink, a service that makes smart-links to podcasts that work on any device, has unveiled a way of sharing episode-level deep-links. Their blog contains more information, with an excellently-chosen example of a podcast.
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Podcasts
  • The Gravy Train focuses on the life and legacy of Toronto's drunk-driving, crack-smoking mayor, Rob Ford. When this controversial, blonde-haired businessman stood for election, it was widely seen as a joke... and then he won. Remind you of anyone? The trailer's released today. (Frequency Podcast Network / leanStream)
  • Caroline's Obsessions is a new podcast with Caroline Kraddick. “Caroline’s Obsessions” started off as a segment on The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show, where Caroline talked about new songs, products, apps and travels. After an overwhelming response to the segment, she decided to turn it into a weekly podcast. (YEA Networks / Megaphone)
  • Sick is a new podcast investigating the fertility industry. In the 1970s and 80s, dozens of women went to an Indianapolis fertility clinic in the hopes of getting pregnant. The doctor said he could help. What happened in his office wasn’t what the women had signed up for, and decades later, their children uncovered the doctor’s terrible secret. (WFYI/Side Effects Public Media/PRX)
  • Back for a new season, Leading with James Ashton brings two leaders of different organisations together, to share stories of success and failure. The host is a UK journalist; the first two guests are the Chief Executive of O2, Mark Evans, and the Chief Executive of the English National Opera, Stuart Murphy. (This Is Distorted)
  • Podcasting Step by Step has an interview with Andrea Jones from the Savvy Social podcast, and a specific social media strategy that podcasters can put into practice. (Libsyn)
  • Rocket Fuel is a new series of one to one interviews with people that have affected UK youth culture. From the UK GM of Snap, Ed Coucher, to the former head of programming at Kiss Radio, Andy Roberts and the editor of Shout Magazine, Louise Kettle. (The Big Shot / Pippa)

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Radio Sodoma tops the charts in Finland; introducing 'microcasts'

Mon, 2019-10-14 09:30

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  • The EarBuds Podcast Collective, a listening movement that sends a themed podcast recommendation email, now has a weekly companion podcast. Feedback with EarBuds will highlight each week’s podcast picks, information about the curator, and more. (Castbox)
  • Songbirding is a new immersive birding-by-ear podcast, recorded in the Great Lakes region of North America by Rob Porter. Each episode averages just over 20 minutes of field recordings, plus segments that focus on teaching a specific birdsong. (Pinecast)

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International Podcast Association shares interim survey results

Fri, 2019-10-11 11:28

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  • The International Podcast Association has released interim results from its podcaster's survey, above. The organisation's mission is to support and accelerate the success of every individual and organisation around the world that are participating in the podcast industry. The survey will help shape the organisation's initial goals, and shows what podcasters want, and what they need assistance with. Disclosures
  • The number of podcasts in the Apple Podcasts directory has broken 750,000 today, report My Podcast Reviews. They note that Apple added 2,200 new podcasts in just one day this week. Related: there are 2.2m new books published every year, and the NYT report that, in the US alone, 487 original TV shows aired in 2017.
  • If you use Audacity and are thinking about updating your Mac to Catalina, don't. There are serious problems with recording, say the makers, and they're asking you to hold off. Also not working: Audio Hijack, a tool many audio podcasters use.
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  • In the latest episode of Beyond Podcasting, Blubrry's CTO, Angelo Mandato, talks with Allan Tépper about the power of WebSub - a way to get your new podcasts onto podcast apps faster. (We've written about it before).
  • Extreming is your basic “girl meets boy, girl meets robot, girl can’t decide” story set against the fakiest, fraudiest election in U.S. history—the one ahead. A "barely fiction musical theatre" podcast from Santa Barbara CA, USA, it launched on October 1st. (Libsyn)
  • Small Town Dicks - a podcast about the big-time crime that’s happening in Small Town, USA - has a special guest today: Paul Hole is a detective who solved the Golden State Killer case and others. The host is Yeardley Smith (who has a voice that might be a little familiar) (Audioboom)

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Silver supporters: 17 Questions, The Big Shot, Quip, Message Heard, All In Media, Xperi, Lantigua Williams and Company, Fireside, Bullhorn, Fallound, Ausha, Podfront, Somethin'Else, Whooshkaa, Heartcast Media50, The Roost, Podcast Success Academy, Bababam, Podcast Guests, myTuner, Rebel Base Media, Muddy Knees Media, Dante32, iHeartRadio, podcast.co, Glisten Media Podcast Production, Lemonada Media, WaitWhat, radio.com, Headliner, Podcast Design Studio, Podcast Ad Report, TeePublic, Pacific Content, Poductivity, NPR, RockWater Industries, audioBoom, The Venn, Podcast Websites, Captivate, Synth, PODSquad, Audioburst, Castbox, Auscast Network, Benztown, Auxbus, Chartable, Media Masters, Rachel Corbett\s Podschool, Podiant, nlogic, SpliceCast, Podcast Partnership, Content10x, Ad Results Media, DAX, Gimlet, Weird Tales Radio Show, Trebble, Oxford Road, Creative Zombie Studios, StatsRadio, Alternate Thursdays, echowave.io, StreamGuys, Alitu, Sonic Influencer Marketing, EverythingWithPodcasting, She Podcasts, Stitcher, Cadence13, adswizz, The Talent Squad, Lower Street, Podknife, TopPodcast.com, The Podcast Exchange, Podbean, Horse Radio Network, Pippa, Messy, Midroll, Margarita Noriega, Podigy, Resonate Recordings, Revolver Podcasts, Sonix, BG AD Group, Veritone One, autopo.st, Jim Harold Media LLC, Podcast Movement, Stakhanov, ART19, School of Podcasting, Cleanfeed, Blubrry, Adopter Media, Wondery, Nobex Partners, Omny Studio, Triton Digital, Audience Insights Inc, 89.9 Light FM Melbourne, Edison Research, Love Sport Radio, Richard Dally, Podrover, Radio Public

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ShePodcasts LIVE to stream live with Podbean Live

Thu, 2019-10-10 12:05

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  • Camp Monsters focuses on stories of impossibly scary creatures across the wildest corners of North America. ("Camp" like campfire not like RuPaul's Drag Race, although the enormous frog sounds fabulous). The trailer's in our podcast today. (REI Co-op / Simplecast)
  • The Contrarian Investor Podcast, from Nathaniel E. Baker, is a weekly podcast featuring an interview with a personality from the investing world. A press release highlight's Baker's experience at Bloomberg News. (Libsyn)

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'Your Daily Drive' comes to Spotify in Germany

Wed, 2019-10-09 08:49

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  • Spotify's "Your Daily Drive" feature, which gives commuters a mix of their favourite music and news podcasts, has launched in Germany. Podcasts from Handelsblatt, Spiegel, Zeit, Süddeutscher Zeitung, and Deutschlandfunk are all included.
  • It's emerged that one of the casualties of Luminary's controversial launch was their Chief Strategy Officer, Joe Purzycki, who stepped down two months after the company launched. His role was replaced by Jeff Saunders, who is also Chief Product Officer.
  • Perplexingly, the BBC has announced that the BBC iPlayer, their TV catchup service, is being revamped to include... podcasts. BBC Radio has not been in iPlayer for over twelve months in the UK.
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  • Amy Woods, founder of Content 10x, is launching her first book, Content 10x: More Content, Less Time, Maximum Results, on October 23. The book is about how to reach more people online by repurposing content and there's a lot of focus on podcasts. You can pre-order now and get extra stuff.
  • Podcast host Fireside has now integrated Headliner into its service, allowing customers to simply produce social videos for their podcasts.
  • Podcast ads? Or branded podcasts? JAR Audio, who make branded podcasts, argue for the latter.
  • Want to find our what makes our Editor excited about podcasting? This mini-documentary from Podcast Movement might be the thing you want. Includes a cameo appearance from Evo Terra, and a surprising amount of shaking hands.

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Apple Podcasts demonstrate 'Browse By Hosts And Guests'; changes at Libsyn

Tue, 2019-10-08 09:02

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  • Apple Podcasts has demonstrated "browse by hosts and guests", showing Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend's guests (and if you're running iOS 13, you can see that too). We also found it in the desktop app in MacOS Catalina. The documentation for the feature, earlier this year, describes the image requirements but just says "these search enhancements will first be available for selected top shows in English"; we can't see any evidence of them in the podcast's RSS feed, and the guests appear not to include Conan's latest guest, David Letterman, highlighting that this may be a manual process.

    • Question: are Apple moving away from RSS? Is that a good thing?
  • Apple's also highlighted Search the Audio, the Apple Podcasts feature which searches transcripts, much like Google also does. This has been live for a few weeks for some select podcasts, but has not been highlighted in this way. This highlight appears in the iOS app after updating to iOS 13.1.2.
  • BREAKING: Podcast host Libsyn has reached a settlement with their disgruntled shareholders, led by Camac. Libsyn has agreed to many of Camac's demands - Camac's founder Eric Shahinian is now Libsyn's new Chairman; some payments to Libsyn's CEO and former CFO have been cancelled; a new independent director will also be appointed, as will Bradley Tirpack; and Libsyn will pay Camac $600,000 for their expenses. Shahinian, 31, is an investor; Tirpak, 49, has variously worked for a dentist, a mining company and a vending company in the past four years, and works to improve corporate governance. Libsyn's CFO resigned last week; the special shareholder's meeting has been cancelled.
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  • Stitcher podcasts are now represented in Australia by Whooshkaa, opening up Midroll podcasts to Australian advertisers. The company got IAB Certification in May, has its own Alexa integration, and we've covered similar Whooshkaa deals with WYNC, Wondery and Australian radio network ARN.
  • Stitcher are also now represented by The Podcast Exchange in Canada.
  • Podtrac have released their top podcast publishers for September 2019. The data is US-only. iHeartRadio have fallen back to #2; and Kast Media is a new entrant to the chart at #10.

    • In the 'top marks for spin' department: Inside Radio, which is owned by iHeart, says: "By number of shows, iHeart remains the clear victor".
  • At the recent Madrid Podcast Day, Spanish podcast app iVoox was poised to launch a second round of iVoox Originals: unlike other podcast platforms, iVoox works with existing popular Spanish podcasts to move them exclusively inside the iVoox app. Speaking to Podnews, the company says that increased visibility inside the app and marketing for each podcast quickly replaces any loss of audience from removing them from other platforms, and podcasters also get a guaranteed minimum fee based on active subscribers.
  • No DAW required: Resonate Recordings have released the Resonate Recorder, a browser-based recording tool for USB microphones, allowing simple recordings to be made without digging out that copy of Audacity, Hindenburg or Pro Tools.
  • Podcast host Captivate now has Spotify passthrough, which means Spotify stats appear in the same place as the rest of stats on the Captivate platform.

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  • New independent series MOONFACE debuts tomorrow. It's a generational coming-of-age story between an Korean American son and his immigrant mother. He wants to finally open up to her by coming out, except they can’t speak the same language. All episodes are released tomorrow; creator James Kim is a producer for Gimlet. (Anchor)
  • Reset, a new podcast from Recode by Vox, thinks that every story is a tech story. We live in a world where algorithms drive our interests, scientists are re-engineering our food supply, and a robot may be your next boss. It kicks off October 15th: our podcast has the trailer. (Recode / Stitcher / ART19)
  • Museum Archipelago, a “tiny show” about museums, just launched its Museums in the Balkans miniseries, starting with the Museum of Humour and Satire in the Bulgarian mountains. Host Ian Elsner will continue his exploration of museums closer to home next week at Sound Education 2019 with a talk called "Museums and Podcasting: Examining Cultural Power.” (Fireside)

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British Podcast Awards launch a £50,000 funding scheme

Mon, 2019-10-07 13:00

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  • The British Podcast Awards has today launched a £50,000 funding scheme that offers financial support to podcasters to enhance their shows called The BPA Fund. Starting with partner Wellcome, The Pulse Award will award podcasts with grants of up to £5,000 to make health-focused features, episodes and short series that engages listeners in science and health research. You've until November 17 to apply.
  • Ireland has a new podcast network for indie podcasters. The Warren calls itself "a new network of the most remarkable and innovative podcasts in Ireland", founded by Julien Clancy, Liam Geraghty and Colette Kinsella.
  • Podcast publisher Audioboom has published its financial results for Q3 2019. Revenue was $5.7m for the quarter (up 86%); the company has 45% more advertisers year-on-year; and it's earning $27 CPM.
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Libsyn now hosts 67,000 shows; but CFO resigns

Fri, 2019-10-04 10:12

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  • Libsyn's Chief Financial Officer, John Busshaus, has resigned. It comes after a complaint by the US's Securities and Exchange Commission, accusing Busshaus and Libsyn's CEO, Chris Spencer, of negligence and misrepresentation involving Libsyn's previous parent company. Busshaus and Spencer have agreed to a settlement "without admitting or denying the allegations"; and Busshaus has also agreed to a two year suspension of appearing or practicing as an accountant before the SEC.

    • In brighter news, Libsyn now has 67,000 active shows, and 5.6m available episodes. August and September were the second and third best months, respectively, for new podcast signups in the company's history, according to the company's latest financial statement.
    • In July, we reported that a minority of disgruntled shareholders led by Camac had succeeded in forcing Libsyn to convene a special meeting, seeking to change the board and corporate governance. Libsyn announced last month that the meeting will be held in Reno NV on November 8th.
  • What are the most important metrics to watch? It's not just a story about downloads, says Pacific Content's Dan Misener.
  • In the US, the IAB's Podcast Upfront in New York NY has sold out.
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  • Steven Goldstein reviews the Amazon Echo Auto. "I was able to resume the podcast from where I left off on my home Echo device later", he writes - a feature Google has had for the past year - and adds: "It is exciting and empowering to be able to call upon any podcast especially if you did not place it in the queue of your smartphone ahead of your ride."
  • Nick Quah writes his list of the top podcast apps for Vulture. His top pick? Pocket Casts. He describes Apple Podcasts as "not a particularly good experience".
  • KCAA, an NBC and CNBC affiliate radio station in California, has a price list for one of its shows. An interview will cost you $75. To play your song? $50. (Some podcasts, too, charge for interviews.)
  • We Edit Podcasts have posted three easy steps towards accepting donations for your podcast. "Sometimes just asking nicely is all that’s needed to motivate your listeners to support your show," they add, which reminds us to mention our Patreon page.
  • Podcast hosting platform Pinecast was down for two hours in the morning of October 2nd. Traffic had mysteriously "more than tripled" in the hours previous. It's back up and fine.
  • ABC News Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee can't hold it back any more: announcing yesterday that she is hosting Inside Frozen 2, a behind-the-scenes podcast about the making of the sequel to Frozen. The podcast will launch as the days get shorter and colder on November 20, though we're guessing being a meteorologist, the cold never bothered her anyway. (Walt Disney Animation Studios / ABC Audio)

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  • Sue Perkins: an hour or so with... was launched yesterday at the IAB Podcast Upfronts in the UK. The comedian and writer, known as a host of The Great British Bake Off, features Mary Berry as her second guest. (Audioboom)
  • On Oct. 1, 2017, a country music festival in Las Vegas was interrupted by a barrage of gunfire. In Critical Condition: accounts from One October, Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Shea Johnson shares the stories of two Las Vegas police officers, a woman in dire straits and the night their lives intersected.
  • The Heirpod is a brand new podcast from ABC Audio, with royal news and interviews from the British Royal Family. The first episode was published yesterday, from Harry and Meghan's tour of Africa. (ABC Audio / Wide Orbit)
  • Radiolab's Jad Abumrad has been working 9 to 5 on a new podcast. Dolly Parton's America is a deeply personal, historical, and musical rethinking of one of America’s great icons. (WNYC Studios / OSM Audio)
  • The last voyage of the Pong Su reveals the true story of one of the most audacious drug trafficking efforts in Australia’s history - featuring a North Korean dictator, bags of heroin, drug lords, spooks, sailors, Australian cops and a web of lies. (The Age / Omny Studio)

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Owen Grover on the demise of Apple, and being cautious of Spotify

Thu, 2019-10-03 07:31

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  • In a talk that was praised as 'refreshingly frank', CEO of Pocket Casts Owen Grover spoke at OzPod 2019, an Australian podcast conference, earlier today. In a wide-ranging Q&A with ABC Audio Studios boss Kellie Riordan, Grover predicted a continuing decrease in Apple's influence, and said that Pocket Casts is planning for a future where there is no market leader in podcast discovery. "Spotify are helping non-podcast listeners to discover content: but we're fooling ourselves if we believe they'll indefinitely do this for the love of the medium," he said, highlighting the benefits of RSS. "We just got over what Facebook did to journalism - we don't want that to happen with podcasting." Asked whether Pocket Casts will share individual audience listener data in future: "No," he said, adding "We won't do that. Is that clear enough? No."
  • As of Friday 27 September, there were 741,600 podcasts in Apple Podcasts (excluding iTunes U content), says Daniel J Lewis from The Audacity to Podcast. This number started a presentation from James Cridland, Podnews's Editor, at OzPod 2019, highlighting the benefit of RSS for a level playing field and looking at Australian and global podcast data. His slides are here.
  • The ABC Podcast Survey 2019, released to coincide with OzPod 2019, reveals just how engaged podcast audiences are. Their data also highlights that growth in podcast listeners has been driven from regional and rural areas, and that word of mouth remains the most popular way of discovering new podcasts. The full survey results are available on the ABC website.
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  • Season three of I Burn Everything, a podcast about food and relationships, has launched. Hosted by actor Stevie Nelson and writer and comic Dave Horwitz, Noël Wells, an actor, writer and musician, is this week's guest. (Campfire Media / Anchor)
  • Parcast podcasts are participating in a crossover event, Parcast Presents: Halloween, which is a collection of new episodes of Parcast favourites all about spooky stories and urban legends.
  • Hormonal is a new podcast from a female health app Clue. The weekly podcast examines the ways in which hormones affect, and are affected by our world - spanning everything from PMS to pollution. It's hosted by author Rhea Ramjohn. (Libsyn)
  • Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend returns next week, with comedy heavy hitters such as Paul Rudd, Ellen DeGeneres, David Letterman and Tina Fey. It's achieved over 55 million downloads and 23,000 ratings and reviews. (Team Coco / Earwolf / ART19)
  • A new podcast for Halloween, Cryptids tells the story of a conspiracy radio show host and an avid listener who go in search of an afterlife. Instead they find a truth beyond their wildest nightmares. A female-driven scripted scifi drama, it's releasing a new episode until the end of October. (Podbean)

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Apple is removing 260 podcasts a day

Wed, 2019-10-02 12:41

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  • A new "podfading" statistic: Apple Podcasts say they remove podcasts from their directory with technical problems, that violate rules or manipulate charts. So - how many have they removed from Apple Podcasts over the last 90 days? 23,460 according to data from podcast analytics and attribution company Chartable - that's 260 a day.
  • Listening clubs - like a book club but for podcasts - are part of Radio Ambulante's success. They have 19 branches across the world.
  • iHeartRadio's Bob Pittman made a strong statement at the recent NAB RadioShow: "podcasting is radio's birthright". Fred Jacobs, the brains behind the Broadcasters meet Podcasters session at Podcast Movement, urges us to take a deep breath before reacting in a blog post.
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  • Media Sales Mastery is "the podcast for media sales professionals". From Brisbane QLD, Australia, it carries interviews with the world’s leading media sales thought-leaders. (Whooshkaa)
  • Glassdoor, a job and recruiting website, has launched IN PURSUIT, a new podcast that promises to feature inspiring career conversations. It's hosted by Glassdoor Editorial Director Amy Elisa Jackson. (Simplecast)
  • Who's a good boy? You're a good boy. The Top Dog Podcast meet people who do amazing things for, and with, dogs. The latest episode includes Sassafras Lowrey, who has written a picture book for dogs. (Whooshkaa)

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Podcast Alarm allows you to wake up to something different

Tue, 2019-10-01 13:08

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  • A new podcast app with a difference: Podcast Alarm claims it's "the only podcast alarm app on iOS". "With Podcast Alarm you can select whatever kind of podcast you’re into as your morning alarm. Instead of hitting snooze, dozing off again and feeling worse, you can actually listen to something interesting." It's $1.99, iOS only. (You could wake up to our podcast maybe.)
  • Deezer is coming after Spotify, and has substantially strengthened its podcast offering, partnering with Libsyn, Ausha, Podomatic, Blubrry and Simplecast in addition to Audioboom and Spreaker. Podcasters on those platforms will find automated submission tools; though you can add a podcast to Deezer from any platform. It reports a 250% increase in podcast usage on its platform over the last two years.
  • One Voice, One Mic is a new short documentary about podcasting from Ben Gummery, and was released yesterday. It's available on Amazon Prime Video - USA, UK, global - and coming soon to Vimeo. "It takes an upbeat yet honest look at the rise of podcasting as well as examining the state of the medium; considering whether podcasts are becoming over-saturated and demystifying how the monetisation of podcasts actually works in practice; with a particular focus on the UK podcasting scene."
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  • Fiction podcast Six Cold Feet returns for its second season with a party on October 10 in its home town of Brisbane QLD, Australia. Part of an upcoming episode will be recorded at the event. (Podbean)
  • The NPR Politics podcast is now a daily podcast, released every weekday afternoon. It's the biggest politics podcast in the world, according to Podtrac.
  • Anything But Footy Flash Briefing is available on Alexa as well as via podcast: it's a daily round-up of two minutes from the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, from John Cushing and Michael Weadock. (Spreaker)

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The Messengers: free podcast documentary movie to celebrate International Podcast Day

Mon, 2019-09-30 11:07

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Happy International Podcast Day 2019! There's a set of live presentations until 9.30 Pacific Time tonight.

  • The Messengers: A Podcast Documentary is now available, for everyone to watch, for free. The documentary was originally released in March 2017, starring a number of familiar faces, and produced by Chris Krimitsos who has now released the movie for everyone. We've put the hour-long documentary here on YouTube; and you can also watch and share via Chris's page on Facebook.
  • The winners of the Podcast Awards 2019 have been announced. The awards - the first podcast awards - were first held in 2005. Congratulations to the winners - Podnews was, once more, a proud sponsor.
  • A major new audio production company has launched in the UK. Listen has acquired the content production business of Wisebuddah, responsible for many chart-topping podcasts and radio programmes, instantly making the company a major production powerhouse. "The world of audio is booming right now", says Content Director Adam Uytman in a press release.
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  • The CEO of Audioboom, Robert Proctor, has resigned. The company's COO Stuart Last has been appointed Interim CEO while the board searches for a permanent replacement. The resignation comes a week before the company's third-quarter trading update.
  • In Germany, YouGov have released some (free) podcast research. The most popular places to consume podcasts (for people aged below 44) are YouTube and Spotify, the research says, and highlights differences in genre by gender.
  • Spotify are advertising podcasting heavily on social media. We saw this in Australia on Facebook, with some Australian as well as international podcasts being highlighted. Jason Hirschhorn saw some significant marketing on Twitter: "the best new shows aren't on TV".
  • YouTube Music is to be preinstalled on all new Android phones. This means that Google Play Music will no longer be, and gives a further reason to stop promoting the dormant service for podcast use. The (different) Google Podcasts player is pre-installed in all phones, but the app itself still doesn't, it seems, come as standard.
  • The Podcast Festival in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, was on over the weekend. We'd recommend catching up via the #podcastfestival hashtag on Twitter.
  • David Heinemeier Hansson, co-founder of Basecamp and host of Rework, has reacted angrily to ART19's video, which we shared last week. "I abhor person-targeted advertisement(s)," he writes, "we will ditch ART19 for another provider for @reworkpodcast immediately," noting that he is "never making the mistake of using a provider URL again". He's chosen to move to Transistor.
  • The Podboxer newsletter, a recommendation service for business podcasts, has closed.
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Podcasts
  • Spreaker Prime: Nature vs Narcissism is a true crime/comedy podcast where host Heather and her guests discuss true crimes and the narcissists who commit them. Sometimes with alcohol in-hand, they delve into whether they think nature makes criminals commit heinous acts or if it's simply their narcissism getting the best of them. Heather’s using Spreaker Prime to host for free and make more money.
  • Mark Egan, a video trainer, notes that it "looks like “The Office” is no longer the most epic media production to come out of the Slough Trading Estate", linking to this picture and the EstateLife Podcast. (Anchor)
  • The final season of Gimlet's StartUp focuses on Spotify's acquisition of the business. It starts October 4th.

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55% of podcast fans have bought something advertised on a podcast

Fri, 2019-09-27 11:56

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  • Stats: DiscoverPods have posted the results of their Podcast Trends Report 2019. A snapshot of podcast fans, rather than the general public, 82% of their respondents listen to more than 7 hours of podcasts a week. Among the highlights: 55% of podcast fans claim to have bought a product after hearing it advertised on a podcast.
  • Yesterday, we featured UK newspaper The Daily Star who nicked a story from a podcast. It's not the first time, we discover: on September 5th, the front page of the newspaper carried a story which was wholly sourced, yet totally uncredited, from the Podmasters podcast Maybe Baby, and their episode with Alison Hammond two weeks before. Anyone got any more?
  • Meanwhile, that labradoodle story that's covered the media over the past week? Yes, that's from this episode of Sum of All Parts. However, the podcast interview is credited by CNN, The Guardian, the New York Times, Gizmodo, and many others who covered the story - showing how it can be done. The only people who didn't? The Onion, but then, creator Joel Werner tells Podnews that "to be in an Onion parody is a definite career highlight".
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  • Spreaker Prime: The World Wanderers Podcast is hosted by Amanda and Ryan, twenty-something travel enthusiasts and world travellers who tackled 40 countries in one year. They talk with incredible guests who share their travel stories, tips and tricks, destination recommendations, and thoughts on how travel can allow you to lead a happier life. They’re using Spreaker Prime to earn money and cut their hosting costs.
  • The London Evening Standard launches The Leader on Monday - released daily at 4pm. It'll feature journalists and editors from around the newsroom, led by David Marsland. EPs are Chris Stone and Lucy Hunter Johnston. (Acast)
  • The Read, a "weekly podcast covering hip-hop and pop culture’s most trying stars", claims more than 85 million listens worldwide and 1.5 million unique listens a month. It starts a TV show with the same name on US television channel Fuse at 11pm, Friday October 11.

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UK newspapers pass off podcast interview as their own

Thu, 2019-09-26 11:47

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  • Earlier this month, A Life Lived, produced by Muddy Knees Media for Audioboom, featured a chat with Sir Roger Moore's daughter Deborah. A story in The Daily Star, then The Daily Express, The Sun, the Daily Mail and Metro, all quoted from the podcast without any credit - the story even making the front page. Unlike the Australian plagiarism example from Monday, the newspapers didn't even acknowledge she was speaking in a podcast, leading many to erroneously think the Daily Star had got the scoop.
  • An adblocker that works on podcasts (and radio) has been featured by Vice: using crowd-sourced audio signatures to spot the ads. One small problem: it can't recognise host-read ads yet. (For noting: Vice's website makes over 100 calls to ads or web-bugs while publicising this tool.)
  • Amazon has announced new podcast integration for their Alexa smart speaker service. US users will now be able to ask for podcasts on Spotify - "Hey Alexa, play My Favorite Murder on Spotify" - as well as adding a preferred podcast setting so that you can pick your default podcast provider. If you listen to content through Spotify, SiriusXM or iHeartRadio, Alexa will sync progress between individual speakers, too. (Here's how to set up Spotify on Alexa).
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  • Spreaker Prime: It's Not That Serious is hosted by humor writer and popular online personality Anna Lind Thomas whose irreverent, hilarious and faith-filled podcast will inspire you to fully enjoy life, even when things look grim. She’s using Spreaker Prime to earn money and cut their hosting costs.
  • We're only one idea away from changing our whole lives. Unlocking Creativity talks to industry-leading creatives, exploring the thought that changed everything: and tips and tricks for coming up with great ideas. (Libsyn)
  • CNBC has launched a brand new daily podcast, Squawk Pod, a daily, guided curation of the top moments and takeaways from CNBC’s flagship morning show, “Squawk Box”. The US television network says it is leaning further into podcasts. (ART19)
  • Fantastic Noise, a podcast for budding broadcasters from the University of Bedfordshire, is back for season two. (Podbean)
  • Let's Talk About Sects is only here because we like the name. "When I was looking, there just wasn’t anyone out there doing a podcast about cults – I couldn’t find one to listen to. So I thought maybe I could make one," says the host, Sarah Steel. There's a joke to be made about "a load of cults", but best not. (Acast)

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Branded podcasts 'more effective than TV'

Wed, 2019-09-25 10:26

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  • BBC Global News has released a study on the effectiveness of branded podcasts. The data shows that "engagement, emotional intensity and memory encoding around brand mentions beat TV benchmarks by at least 22%", and they also out-perform radio ads. The study involved over 2,400 people in ten markets across the world. BBC Global News operates the commercially-funded international news platforms BBC World News television and the BBC website.
  • Synth 2.0 - "a podcast app for people that listen with purpose" - has launched. It describes itself as Pinterest for podcasts. It says that distributing short video clips to social media is a "failed industry experiment", and instead shares quotes as text, which it says are instantly readable. The service is in closed beta: request access over here.
  • Podcast host Captivate has released a number of enhancements including automatic checking for cover-art size/colourspace, Podchaser ratings, and support for third-party tracking codes. Disclosures
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  • Spreaker Prime: Corpus Delicti is a podcast with a touch of lightheartedness and a dash of Southern charm, where they crack open compelling true crime cases, and sometimes laugh to keep from crying. They’re using Spreaker Prime to make hosting and advertising easier.
  • Wondery and The Athletic have launched The Lead, a daily sports podcast. Wondery's CEO, Hernan Lopez, was interviewed on TV network Cheddar about it, "the first in-depth daily sports news podcast".
  • Dopey, a podcast about drug addiction and recovery, is highlighted in the Hollywood Reporter. The podcast has spawned its own DopeyCon. (Podbean)
  • Were you raised by wolves? will teach you proper behavior, good manners, and impeccable etiquette. The hosts, Emmy Award-winning journalist Nick Leighton and stand-up comic Leah Bonnema, say that it will help you be a better person... "or at least make people think you are, which is all that really matters anyway". (Simplecast)
  • People Building Businesses: Omny Studio's Sharon Taylor talks about the story of the podcasting company from 2011 to its successful acquisition by Triton Digital earlier this year in the latest episode.

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'Stuff' rises to #2 in Podtrac chart, and a positive podcast for prisoners

Tue, 2019-09-24 09:54

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  • Podcast host RedCircle has unveiled new monetisation options - exclusive content and monthly donations. Their monthly donations product joins a one-off tipping service which they launched earlier in the year.
  • Podfund have announced three new investments: DIVE Studios, Domino Sound, and Osiris Podcasts. They will be announcing additional investments in the coming weeks; Podfund GM Nicola Korzenko will be speaking at Hearing Voices in NYC this Friday, Werk It in LA next week, and She Podcasts Live the following week.

We've updated our popular article on understanding podcast stats, with more detail about Apple charts and some updates. Feedback is, as ever, welcome. Recognising Spotify's growing traffic, we also have added their badge as a permanent, top-level listening option in our podcast pages, and fixed podcast names with accents and emojis appearing in our player and in podcast descriptions. Talk to us about UTF-8, we're all ears.

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  • Spreaker Prime: The Projection Booth Podcast is a premier film podcast recognized by The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly and Filmmaker Magazine. With over 400 episodes to-date, and an ever-growing fan base, the podcast features discussions of films from a wide variety of genres with in-depth critical analysis. They’re using Spreaker Prime to increase exposure and maximize monetization.
  • Life on the Outside is a podcast from ex-lifers, returning to society after decades of being in prison. Unusually, it'll be available to prisoners throughout the Californian prison system, "providing incarcerated individuals a rare opportunity to hear successful reentry stories from their cells." (Libsyn)
  • Mija is a new audio fiction podcast available in three languages - a short audio drama on one Colombian-American family’s immigration to the US. It's the first multilingual podcast from Studio Ochenta. (Acast)
  • La Poudre, a French-language feminist podcast, has released three English-dubbed versions. The podcast has had over 60 episodes. (ART19)
  • After an accident, Sarah Allely was unable to read, write, watch TV or even listen to podcasts. Brain on Nature covers her recovery - with the aid of the natural environment. The story of how nature changed her brain, it's released today. (Whooshkaa)
  • The Boston Globe's Love Letters is launching their third season. Featuring relationship advice columnist Meredith Goldstein, the podcast has already achieved over a million downloads; the third season explores the question How do you know? - "How do you know when you've found the right person? How do you know when you're with the wrong person? (Boston Globe / PRX)

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True-crime podcast 'plagiarised' by newspaper; actors love audio drama podcasts

Mon, 2019-09-23 13:00

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  • Spreaker Prime: **Marvel Cinematic Universe Podcast is your one stop podcast for all discussion, news, and insight into what is happening with Marvel Studios. The hosts love the world of Marvel and want you to, too! They’re using Spreaker Prime to host for free and make more money.
  • Just launched: School Colors - a new podcast from Brooklyn Deep about how race, class, and power shape American cities and schools. Bedford-Stuyvesant is one of the largest and most iconic historically Black communities in the United States. Schools there used to be so overcrowded that students went to school in shifts. Now, they’re half-empty. Why? (Brooklyn Deep / Simplecast)

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