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  • Start Here from ABC News celebrates its second anniversary this weekend. This week, the podcast was produced entirely out of the office, with host Brad Mielke recording in his makeshift ‘studio’ – a coat closet in his Brooklyn apartment – and the show’s producers and editors working from their home offices.
  • The Headliner Podcast has returned, with seven podcasters discussing how the coronavirus has affected them.
  • Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend - hosted by Omny Studio and produced by Stitcher's Earwolf - got a heavy promotion in Spotify's PR email this week. Curious.

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Google Podcasts app launches on iOS: same, but different

Thu, 2020-03-26 10:34

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  • As we reported yesterday, Google Podcasts is now available on iOS, with a new iPhone app available now. The redesign is now also visible on Android, and includes full automatic downloads and new episode notifications. The announcement also promises "support for subscriptions on Google Podcasts for Web", and many outlets have reported this as having launched - we don't see any subscriptions visible as yet, though.

    • Why would you want to use Google Podcasts on Apple? If you've Google devices in your home, "OK, Google, Resume My Podcast" will continue where you've left off, as one example. It'll also enable you to keep listening to shows at work on Google Podcasts for Web (when that gets the update). Unlike the Apple app, it includes a silence-remover, and more control over speed-listening.
    • Google Podcasts is not the same as Google Play Music Podcasts, which is still there, 647 days since Google Podcasts's launch. Just like Google search, you don't submit your podcast to Google Podcasts: it finds you. That said, there are some things you can do to help get listed faster when you launch a new show. Google Podcasts also supports WebSub, so new episodes appear instantly in the app.
  • From a developer's point of view, the Google Podcasts iOS app looks identical to the Android app, but isn't. In particular:

    • Disappointingly it doesn't display full <content-encoded> HTML show-notes: using the <description> field instead, and stripping out any HTML (following the standard).
    • It's likely that many podcast hosts could incorrectly credit downloads from Google's new iPhone app to Apple Podcasts. Unlike the "GSA/" user-agent of the Android app, the iOS app has a user-agent of Podcasts: almost identical to the Apple Podcasts app user-agent of Podcasts/(version-number). Our updated user-agents list for podcast apps now lists this new user-agent.
    • The iOS app also gives no option to "view the RSS feed", which is a useful debugging tool within the Android app. Our FAQ will help you here. (We've also found a bug - with an AirDrop logo hovering over the top-left corner of the screen while you use Settings).
  • In the official announcement, the image of Google Podcasts appears to show Alexandre Saddi's subscriptions: he's a Staff Designer at Google. A Brazilian, he's worked for Google in New York since 2014. However, the images show three 'latest episodes' - a Jan 28 2020 episode of Stuff You Should Know, a Dec 14 2018 re-run episode of How I Built This, and an Aug 3 2009 episode from Stuff You Missed In History Class. In another screen, a Feb 12 2020 episode of 99% Invisible is described as being released '21 hours ago', while released 'yesterday' was a Dec 24 2019 episode of Dolly Parton's America. In short, these are mockups, not screengrabs, if you were wondering; we suspect Alexandre's podcast subscriptions are rather different.
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  • Last weekend, Acast saw a 7% increase in listens globally. The company say that many different categories saw a good increase; although sport and recreation was down by 2%.
  • Meanwhile Nielsen claims that consumers forced indoors spend more time on media: publishing case studies into Hurricane Harvey, Snowpocalypse 2016, and coronavirus-related viewing in Korea and Italy.
  • Edison Research are planning an additional webinar, Inside The Infinite Dial, on Apr 3. Expect to hear "the entire content strategy behind the project, what we have learned over the last two decades, and how to translate that success to your content practices."
  • AdLarge Media has signed an ad representation deal with RNS, a local news provider for US radio stations. AdLarge Media also sells podcasts including Crime Junkie, and operates Cabana.
  • The Ramsey Network will produce a live stream today at 8pm ET, promising answers to questions on money, career and life during this time of uncertainty. "A Message of Hope" will also be carried on a number of radio stations.
  • In Queensland promises binge-worthy podcasts to make self-isolation easier, highlighting that Brisbane is a major centre of Australian podcast production. Recommendations of podcasts are given by many, including our Editor.
  • We've removed our 'podcast events' section for the moment. It seemed to remind us of a time without this stupid virus.
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  • The John Dredge Nothing To Do With Anything Show calls itself a "lunatic cross between a surreal sketch show and a bizarre parody of a magazine programme", and returns for a new series five years after the last one. This week: the problem of aardvarks, items of furniture sing songs from Oliver and Frank Sinatra saws Big Ben in half. (Recommended) (Soundcloud)
  • Podcasting Essentials is back for season 4. In the first episode, Andrew Davies from ABC Audio Studios talks about podcast descriptions - at 71%, it's the main reason listeners choose to listen to new podcasts. (BE Media Production / Omny Studio)
  • SBS Easy French is designed by the Alliance Française de Melbourne and SBS to help you learn a new language while you're stuck inside. Each episode contains a weekly news bulletin, read by Christophe Mallet at "a manageable pace". There's also a newsletter which contains full transcriptions. Écoute le!
  • Funny People Talking appears to have Donald Trump as a guest, talking about COVID-19. Later today: Dr Phil. Tomorrow, um, Dr Evil. A special series with impressionist John Di Domenico. (MouthMedia / Omny Studio)
  • Lantigua Williams & Co.’s 70 Million has become part of The Democracy Group, "a network of podcasts united around the goal of helping listeners understand what’s broken in our democracy, and how people are working together to fix it." (Simplecast)

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Anchor adds remote-recording features to its app

Wed, 2020-03-25 07:47

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  • Anchor's iOS and Android app has been updated with new remote recording features, dubbed Record with Friends 2.0. It's aimed to make it easier to record guests or multi-hosted podcasts.
  • A report in 9to5Google claims that Google is to release a Google Podcasts app for iPhone. It's based on a piece in Engadget, which has been removed, 9to5Google notes, because of "a broken embargo". The app will be here, according to the story: at publication time, that's a 404 error.

    • We have the full, embargoed, release. We're reporting solely on the public information from the 9to5Google piece here, since others are too: but once we can, we'll give you the official information from Google.
  • Kyrie has launched podcast landing pages for podcasters. They offer discussions, direct messages to podcast hosts, and a way of joining a mailing list, designed to foster a community of listeners.
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  • Alice Cooper's Vintage Vault is a new podcast from the "shock rocker". Cooper has been doing a radio show, "Alice Cooper Nights", over the past sixteen years: this is a compilation of great interviews from that show. (Omny Studio)
  • Fast Fiction is a short story fiction podcast, recorded in Brisbane, Australia. The latest episode, White Noise, features a story from a new writer, Steve Haynes. (Whooshkaa)
  • Survivor's Guide to Coronavirus is a brand new podcast from Australian comedian Nazeem Hussain, asking fellow comedians and personalities like Luke McGregor, Julia Morris, Karl Chandler, Collingwood’s Dane Swan, Scott Pape (The Barefoot Investor), Urzila Carlsson, Joel Creasey and even Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp, how to survive this stupid virus. (ARN’s iHeartPodcast Network Australia / Megaphone)
  • Gangster Capitalism returns for a new season today, focusing on the NRA - tracing key moments and following its money trail. (C13Originals / Cadence13 / Megaphone)
  • The Art of Sleep, from cosmetic brand Rituals, has been released, exploring the world of sleep and everything that is connected to it. Interestingly, it's been released in five different languages: English, Dutch, French, German and Spanish, to make it accessible for the most important European markets. (Airborne Audio / Acast)
  • A recent edition of Evo Terra's Podcast Pontifications (episode 281) seems to suggest that podcast listening won't ever return to normal after this stupid virus.

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Google Podcasts redesign rolling out

Tue, 2020-03-24 06:16

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  • Google Podcasts is getting a redesign. "The new Google Podcasts" is rolling out to a handful of users, prior to a wider release. It includes auto-downloading, and moves Google's recommendations to a new "Discover" tab. You can also queue podcast episodes for playback. The app has already been downloaded more than 10 million times.
  • Exclusive: Podtrac, the largest podcast analytics company in the US, has released weekly podcast data showing podcast download and audience growth including the effect of the coronavirus. The data will be published later on the Podtrac website, and updated weekly.
  • Exclusive: Voxnest has shared a report early with Podnews, focusing on the impact of the coronavirus in Italy, Spain and the US. (Spreaker, Voxnest's podcast hosting platform, is the #1 podcast host in Italy). As we highlighted yesterday, Voxnest see some categories in significant growth.
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  • CNN en Español has released a Spanish-language podcast, Coronavirus: Realidad vs. ficción con Dr. Elmer Huerta. It follows the success of CNN's English-language equivalent. (Omny Studio)
  • ABC Australia, the public service broadcaster, is now listing selected podcasts on Spotify. Their Coronacast podcast is now also on Spotify. (Our systems can't match them up, yet, since they use different publisher names - but we'll work on that). The BBC, however, is still witholding its Coronavirus Newscast podcast from Google Podcasts.
  • Pandemic Check In is a podcast to help us all cope, trade tips, and check in with one another. Featuring mental health professionals from Brooklyn Minds, it describes itself as an old-fashioned call-in show. (Western Sound / Anchor)
  • The Suga was launched yesterday. It describes itself as "a brown mama’s guide to the sweet life with hosts Tika Sumpter and Thai Randolph", and is part of their new lifestyle brand Sugaberry. (Stitcher / Omny Studio)
  • The Hilarious World of Depression, a show about clinical depression with laughs, returns for season four part 2. Earlier, the host, John, posted a note from his home office. (APM)
  • Telescope is a new podcast focused on the personal stories of people all around the world dealing with the [profound and wide-raging effects of COVID-19 and social distancing in their day-to-day lives(https://podnews.net/press-release/telescope-isolation). (Neon Hum Media / Megaphone)
  • Creative Elements describes itself as "How I Built This for the creative class", and argues that it’s never been a better time to earn a living with your creativity. The show launches today, with high-profile guests talking about the nitty gritty of building their creative career. (The Podglomerate / Megaphone)
  • Jarika Johnson writes saying "As an African-American woman I have travelled to over 20 countries, and I began the podcast Blackpacking to discover other people of color's stories of travel".(Buzzsprout)

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How is the coronavirus affecting podcast downloads?

Mon, 2020-03-23 07:23

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  • How is the coronavirus affecting podcast downloads? If you're seeing a slight drop in your downloads, you're not alone, it seems - we've lots of detail from podcasters today, as well as an understanding of whether the internet can cope with all this home working. (The comments are open here, too)
  • Could we be replaced with computers? The BBC is working on artificial announcers with authentic regional accents. You can hear some of its early work, and take part in the study, on the BBC's R&D website.
  • How easy is your podcast to understand? The Lexile Audio Analyzer is a piece of software to examine the 'content features' of what is spoken and the 'acoustic features' of how it is spoken, to make sure you're getting your message over. (Thanks, Harry Orenstein!)
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  • Richard Fidler, host of Conversations, which we believe is the most popular podcast in Australia, has posted his home studio setup, complete with cardboard box. Meanwhile, 'podjock' Gene "Bean" Baxter shares his soundproofing booth for Podcast Radio in the UK: less carboard, more curtains.
  • Spotify has published a set of Podcast APIs, allowing developers to build alternate front-ends and recommendation services for Spotify's podcasts, as well as "episode resume points", so you can help listeners come back to a podcast at the position they left. The APIs were first requested by developers in May 2017; and an undocumented API has been used since October 2018.
  • Developers: The open list of podcast useragents on Github now has The Economist's podcast app, Podimo's user-agent details, and RadioPublic's new user-agent. Visible here, it's used in production by a number of podcast hosts.
  • We’ve made it easier to grab “listen link” code for your podcast’s website - HTML code you can copy and paste, which opens the right podcast app on someone’s phone or tablet. (And a way to get the proper Apple/Google/Spotify buttons). Here's an example for Reply All - just search for your podcast.
Podcast News
  • Cavalry Audio and Cloud 10 launch Made Women, a Sopranos re-watch podcast. It's the first release from the newly-announced Cavalry Audio, and is hosted by actor and Sopranos star, Drea De Matteo and her close friend, entrepreneur and New Jersey native Chris Kushner. (Simplecast)
  • Viral: Coronavirus focuses on the actions of Congress and the Federal Reserve and explores how their decisions will impact the possibility of a recession. The show will tackle the questions that everyday Americans are all wondering: What is the government doing? Why are they doing it? Most importantly, will it work? (Three Uncanny Four / Sony Music Entertainment / Megaphone)
  • Gavin Esler's The Big Steal was the subject of an interview last week on Podcast Radio with Gene Baxter - the podcast examines Russia’s journey from democracy to kleptocracy, as the Putin regime attempts to erode democracy across the globe. The station has run episode one as an exclusive. Is Putin, in fact, the richest man in the world? (Fresh Air Production / Omny Studio)

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Podcasts now listened to by over 100m Americans every month

Fri, 2020-03-20 06:11

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  • 37% of US adults - over 104m people - now listen every month to podcasts, according to the newly-released Infinite Dial 2020 survey from Edison Research and Triton Digital. The figure has grown markedly from 32% a year ago. The data also shows podcasting continuing to head toward gender parity, and increased use of smart speakers. In other news, the research says that almost a third of all Americans no longer own an AM/FM radio.
  • Podcasting in the Dominican Republic in 2019 is analysed by Robert Sasuke. The Caribbean nation has seen a more than 400% growth in podcasting, mostly driven by Anchor (who host two-thirds of all podcasts there). 40% of podcasts from the country are inactive, though this is better than the global figure of 57%.
  • PRX's Privacy Symposium took place late last month in a rather different-feeling New York NY, USA. While much of the privacy symposium was held in private, video of the first four sessions has been released. "We need inspiration, we need experiments, we actually need to fail a little bit more and not crucify those failures, but really learn from them. We need to create standards", said PRX's CEO Kerri Hoffman.

    • Opinion: We'd hope that The Podcast Academy is the industry's place to create those standards - if podcast hosts and app developers are represented in that organisation, and if it isn't just made up of representatives from the US, a country that has a lamentable record in privacy protection.
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  • The Women is focusing on women on the front lines of the coronavirus. This week, Dr Antoinette Ward, leading testing for COVID-19 at a major hospital in Atlanta GA, on why she sings Stevie Wonder to her patients and the strain to her family. (iHeartRadio)
  • Economy and tech podcast Make Me Smart is adding a short daily show. It'll be posted at 5pm PST in addition to the normal weekly show. (Marketplace)
  • Tech podcast Mobycast has focused on how they make the podcast, as some tips and tricks for new podcasters.
  • Staying In with Emily & Kumail is a podcast for charity about making the best of living life under quarantine. Oscar-nominated film The Big Sick was based on Emily Gordon's chronic illness that forces her to stay indoors for long periods of time. (Hyperobject Industries / Three Uncanny Four Productions / Megaphone)
  • CNN's The Boss Files with Poppy Harlow is to bring listeners conversations with CEOs, executives and founders who are navigating the coronavirus crisis in real-time. The first interviewee is Sheryl Sandberg from Facebook, who says the company is finding and removing false information about the virus from the platform, and that they are continuing to pay employees and contractors to ease their financial stresses during this period of uncertainty. (knit)
  • For something different, Dog Save The People has uplifting stories of how dogs have impacted their lives for the better. This week's guest is Simon Doonan, an author and TV reality judge. (Squarespace)
  • More of a cat person? Cat People focuses on cats: but big ones. Fascinating fact: there are more captive tigers in the US than there are left in the wild. Wow. This podcast, launched earlier this week, focuses on people that keep lions, tigers and other dangerous cats. Here, kitty. (Libsyn)

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Podcasters react to widespread school closures

Thu, 2020-03-19 06:40

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  • Schools will be closed in the UK from Monday: Stuck at Home is a new podcast from UK broadcaster Fun Kids, and "will be hosted by the station’s presenters Dan, Bex, Conor, Sean and George all from their own houses - as they, too, are stuck at home. The podcast will include three things that kids can do at home each day, interviews from Fun Kids Radio, features around subjects like space, health and the climate as well as news updates from The Week Junior magazine." (Omny Studio)
  • Pineapple Street Studios have also announced a project called Stuck at Home, encouraging kids to make their own podcast. "As part of this experiment, kids are encouraged to create their own Stuck at Home podcast featuring the content of their choice".
  • Kids Listen, an advocacy organization for kids' podcasts, has produced the Kids Listen Activity Podcast, a different podcast each time with an episode and an activity based on that episode. (Libsyn)
  • Satire, thankfully, continues. News Fighters, an Australian news comedy clips podcast, is to double its output to weekly; Harry Shearer's Le Show is continuing as normal, he says; The Last Post will be produced by Alice Fraser from mandatory self-isolation in Australia when she arrives back tomorrow; A Rational Fear will be weekly via Google Hangouts; and longrunning Podnews favourite The Bugle will be "bugling through this", they've said on Facebook.
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Wed, 2020-03-18 05:41

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  • Former WNYC Studios VP and Commissioning Editor for the BBC, Tony Phillips has joined London-based audio production company Broccoli Content as their new Chief Creative Officer. He'll help scale the company, including developing international partnerships.
  • Axios, the three year-old start-up media company, has inked a deal with Pushkin to produce a new daily podcast. A brief announcement says: "Axios will capitalize on its newsroom, its Smart Brevity style - the punchy approach that has made them a leading morning read for their email subscribers for content - and its ad sales team to drive revenue. This partnership will leverage Pushkin’s audio smarts and network to create a must-hear daily tentpole news podcast." It's due to launch in summer. They're hiring for a host, senior producer, associate producer and exec producer.
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Is personalisation coming to Apple Podcasts?

Tue, 2020-03-17 05:48

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  • Apple have republished a job opening for Product Manager, Apple Podcasts, Personalization which is a role to "build and execute a roadmap for Apple Podcasts personalization", open in Cupertino CA. (Jobs are free to post at Podjobs).
  • Chartable had two short outages yesterday, thanks to tech provider Heroku (details), which impacted podcasts using their analytics prefix for a total of around twenty minutes. They plan to harden their systems, and move away from Heroku altogether to Amazon's API Gateway.
  • Podcross is a service to cross-promote your show on other podcasts, and a way to promote your show on the world's largest podcasts - they contacted us after our story yesterday about promoting a podcast using cross-promotion, and since we technically need a minimum of three stories for this section, we're delighted they reminded us of their service. If, er, you have stories for us, we're at editor@podnews.net
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I’m certain consumption will go down because people aren’t commuting nor hitting the gym. This will be like summer vacation but worse. Maybe some political shows or kids shows will increase. Hard to say. I worry about advertiser money drying up or campaigns being postponed. We are already seeing a lot of this. - Jordan Harbinger, The Jordan Harbinger Show

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  • Crazy Town, an unexpectedly cheery podcast about the climate emergency and human unsustainability, launched its second season last week. Rob Dietz writes eight things he learnt while making it. "Not all recordings are worthwhile, even some of the funny ones. It can be a great joy collaborating with creative colleagues. At times we made ourselves laugh to the point of abdominal pain, but some of the material that caused such outbreaks failed to make the cut because it didn’t strengthen the message of the episode." (Buzzsprout)
  • Podcast Junkies has interviewed our Editor, James Cridland, on what podcasting can learn from radio. It's a wide-ranging interview with lots of our Editor's back story. (Harry Duran / Simplecast)
  • How's your heart? "moved up our launch date by a week because we felt this is a time when we all need some laughs in our lives," they tell us. It's a "hilarious, vulnerable, and unapologetic" podcast about dating, sex, queerdom, "all those feelings", and more. (Libsyn)
  • America Dissected: Coronavirus launches today - it's the second season of America Dissected, and is hosted by Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, a physician and former city health commissioner. (Crooked Media / Megaphone)

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"I’ve seen people assume that podcast consumption will go up as we have all of this time at home. I wouldn’t make that assumption. COVID-19 represents a giant disruption in people’s patterns, and those patterns include how podcasts fit into their typical day, which for now doesn’t exist. If you used to listen to podcasts on your commute, well, many of us aren’t commuting. And while we now have all of this time at home, which Infinite Dial and Share of Ear both tell us is the top location for podcast consumption, many of us (myself included) now unexpectedly have kids at home, which doesn’t exactly leave much time for podcasts. As we’ve seen with other significant world events and disasters, media patterns disrupt in unpredictable ways, like a snow globe being shaken up. I’m not saying all podcasts will go down, but some will. Love NBA podcasts? There aren’t any games. Politics junkie? Primaries are canceled. Some people run to bad news in times like this, while others who normally regularly consume news will studiously avoid it. I think you keep doing your show, but don’t expect the same results. And all of this holds true for radio, too." -- Tom Webster, SVP, Edison Research, who releases The Infinite Dial on Mar 19

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  • Unstructured is two years old, and its host, Eric Hunley, posted its 200th episode on the anniversary. On March 11th, it posted an interview with Blubrry's Todd Cochrane. (Podbean)
  • The Carlötta Beautox Chronicles, a comedy fiction podcast that follows a wannabe actress in Hollywood, debuts its musical episode today - with five original songs performed by the series's stars. The show promises a variety of styles including blues, jazz, and rap. (Simplecast)
  • Sickboy is an independent Canadian comedy podcast that breaks down the stigma surrounding illness and death - with 75,000 listeners each week. You'll never guess what virus they're talking about this week (OK, perhaps you will). (Libsyn)
  • Let Creativity Flow examines how technology is affecting the evolution of music collaboration. It launched last week, and in part considers whether robots are taking over and if AI can really simulate or even replace human creativity. (Osiris Media / Acast)

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The coronavirus’s effect on podcasting

Fri, 2020-03-13 11:21

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  • Dan Misener examines the numbers of podcasts about the coronavirus, and notes the value of relevance.
  • Edison Research has cancelled its in-person unveiling of their Infinite Dial 2020 research, for COVID-19 reasons. You can sign up for the live webinar - Mar 19, 1pm Eastern; and they promise an extended Q&A session.
  • To help schools move to online classes and aid the spread of reliable information, Buzzsprout is providing free pro accounts for those working to combat COVID-19 for the duration of the pandemic - including schools, government entities and NGOs, non-profits or first-responders combatting the coronavirus.
  • Resonate Recordings, Slate, Google and other organisations are working from home. Resonate Recordings have also posted their list of podcasts on the subject, while Slate looks at what happens when the schools close, as they already have in many countries.
  • Radio France's France Culture radio station has launched Radiographies du coronavirus, a compilation podcast of off-air segments from the radio station about the coronavirus.
  • The Podcast Movement Las Vegas meetup on Apr 21 has been cancelled (since the NAB Show is too). Podcade 20, in Maryland, has also been cancelled.
  • If you're wondering, here is the AP's styleguide for the coronavirus. Use "the" when writing about the coronavirus, which isn't capitalised; however COVID-19 is in all-caps. (Hat-tip: Splice Slugs)
  • I'm curious. Are any podcast hosts acting responsibly in terms of removing podcasters who are promoting fake 'cures' for the coronavirus? Is there any evidence of anyone (podcast hosts or directories) enforcing the spread of reliable information by removing nonsense? editor@podnews.net

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COVID-19 podcasts going viral

Tue, 2020-03-10 09:40

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  • Acast tells Podnews that there are now more than 650 podcast episodes hosted on its platform alone about Coronavirus. Those episodes have been downloaded more than 16 million times. We link to some new titles in our podcast news section below.
  • In America, ABC News plans a new daily podcast, "COVID-19, what you need to know" which launches today. (We don't, yet, see it in Apple Podcasts).
  • The radio and podcasting event Radiodays Europe has been postponed because of the virus. Over 1,500 people were due to visit Lisbon, Portugal.
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  • The Coronavirus Daily Briefing is a new podcast from Ride Home Media, focusing on the reason we're all fist-bumping these days. "We feel that daily news podcasts are uniquely suited for breaking news events like this one, providing much needed utility and curation of what can feel like a deluge of things to follow," says CEO Brian McCullough. (Ride Home Media / ART19)
  • The Coronavirus Podcast is a new podcast from BBC News, focusing on the covid-19 outbreak. Like other BBC podcasts, this public health message has been blocked from Google Podcasts. (BBC)
  • Coronacast is available from the ABC in Australia. (Like other ABC podcasts, it is disappointingly unavailable via Spotify; and isn't, yet, in Google Podcasts either) (ABC Australia)
  • Personology is a new history podcast, which "aims to identify what propelled individuals into greatness and, in turn, how those acts changed all of our lives" (iHeartRadio)

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Gimlet's new Head of Content: and Chartable's new charts

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‘A million’ podcasts won’t be playable in Chrome

Fri, 2020-03-06 05:26

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  • A third of Australians (6.6m) listen to audiobooks, according to new research from audiobook company Audible. Of those already listening to audiobooks, the research claims that 90% agree it allows them to multitask or to be more efficient, says the company, which charges AUD $16.45 - (USD10.99) for monthly membership. Aussies most often wish they had read Game of Thrones, the research goes on to say, which luckily is included in an Audible membership rather than paying $31.50 for the first book. etc.
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  • Adam Mosseri is not the founder of Instagram, as we erroneously said yesterday. He is the current CEO and a long-time executive at Facebook. He took over Instagram after its co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger left in 2018. (Thank you, Timi Siytangco from Singapore for letting us know).

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75% of Americans are now familiar with podcasting

Thu, 2020-03-05 03:06

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  • More Americans know what a podcast is than ever. In a keynote at the RAIN Podcast Business Summit yesterday, Edison Research SVP Tom Webster announced that, in the upcoming Infinite Dial 2020, 75% of US population 12+ say they are familiar with podcasting - a figure up from 70% last year. That's the equivalent of 212 million people. The new data is released on Mar 19 in a free webinar.
  • Podcast Radio, the UK all-podcast station, has announced a content partnership with Radio New Zealand. The deal means RNZ podcasts will be heard on the station.
  • Announced at the RAIN Podcast Business Summit, ABC Audio podcasts are to be represented by ESPN Audio for ad sales. The move is to grow podcasts across the Walt Disney Company, which owns both brands.
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  • PM Mood is a new podcast hosted by Danielle Moodie-Mills, a TV political commentator. The podcast "will offer a weekly one-on-one sit down with leading activists, celebrities, academics, and artists who are successfully shifting cultural norms, and utilizing their platforms to maximize social impact." (Acast)
  • Science Vs has a new episode about covid-19, the virus more commonly known as Coronavirus. They've also added a song to remind you to wash your hands, the most effective way of protecting yourself. (Megaphone)
  • No songs, but a special edition of Start Here from ABC News will post on Saturday Mar 7, focusing on covid-19.
  • There are already a number of dedicated podcasts about the virus. CNN's Coronavirus: Fact or Fiction features CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta; but there are plenty others, from lesser-known media brands.
  • Down The Hill: The Delphi Murders has now had more than 4.3m downloads. They released a new part yesterday. (knit)
  • Teach me something new is a new podcast from iHeartMedia and Brit+Co, with "some particularly interesting and successful guests" including Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, and Instagram founder Adam Mosseri.
  • The Dating Game Killer, a new true-crime podcast from Wondery, premieres tomorrow.

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iHeart makes it to the Australian Podcast Ranker

Wed, 2020-03-04 05:01

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The oldest podcaster in the world? And how can we hit $2bn?

Tue, 2020-03-03 03:15

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  • Cover story: At 101, is Ida Schuster the oldest podcaster in the world? The actor is hosting Old School, with her life story of growing up in a Jewish immigrant family in the Gorbals area of Glasgow, and a journey through her childhood, the war years, and her long career on stage and screen. (The Big Light / Acast)
  • And is the oldest podcast in the world in Spanish? The team at En Caso de que el Mundo Se Desintegre thinks it's the longest-running Spanish-language podcast, being first published in February 1999 (with audio files on the web via Internet Explorer Channels) and 2003 (via RSS). Do you know different?
  • Correction: Yesterday, we mentioned that the "Obsessed with..." podcast series was growing. In fact, the new podcast we mention, a new companion podcast to a Netflix TV show, is unconnected to previous "Obsessed with..." podcasts, which are companion podcasts to BBC TV shows. Sorry.
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Our note that there are now more than 900,000 podcasts in Apple's directory brought some comment from readers.

"Podcast Creator / Listener" says: Directories make it look as if the top 200 podcasts are the only podcasts worthy of listening-to: when in fact, if your show is in the top 9,000 you're still in the top ONE PERCENT of all podcasts, right?! Why would they not expand the ranking lists?? It's common sense really.

Cody Gough says: The "here's how many shows are on Apple Podcasts" stat is always widely reported on by your publication and several other outlets. But I wonder, what is the point? I ask specifically because of the moment I realized the stat doesn't really mean anything: my wife (a college professor) had her students produce a couple of podcast episodes on Anchor as an assignment in their Spanish class. So assuming they published it or Anchor submitted it to Apple Podcasts, that means that at least 20 or so of those 900,000 podcast are literally student assignments that just ended up on the directory. And that's the thing: people post audio for a myriad of reasons. Who knows how many of those 900k pods are literally some corporate marketing person uploading 2 minutes of audio with the file labeled “test,” or a proof of concept that the CMO made them post just to see how podcast feeds work? I searched for "test" and found a "podcast" that is 3 seconds of audio, uploaded once, in 2017. Yet under Daniel J Lewis' definition, this is “a podcast.” To me, saying that every piece of audio on Apple Podcasts is a "podcast" is like saying that every PowerPoint presentation is a sales deck, or inferring that Hollywood is being pitched more scripts because more people are using Microsoft Word. I wonder if it might be worth noting the lack of qualitative information this stat actually contains. Lewis is certainly doing a clever job of getting some free press out of what is a virtually meaningless statistic, but I wonder what value it really provides.

(In terms of their value: we think a headline number helps podcasters talk up the industry, and you can guess that we'll probably highlight when the number gets to above a million. However, yes, the stat is relatively meaningless by itself - and, given there are more than a million self-published books published each year in the US alone, there's plenty of space to grow.)

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Audio-Technica moves to USB-C

Mon, 2020-03-02 01:12

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  • If you bought a RØDEcaster Pro between Nov 1 and 29 Feb, you can claim a free accessory pack from the company. There's a US$20 shipping/handling fee, but it includes a set of cables and a power pack so you can use it without access to a mains plug. Terms apply; you've got until the end of this month to claim.
  • Pocket Casts had "remove the intro" for many years; it's just added another setting, in beta, to "remove the outtro" as well.
  • A free event in Manchester, England, on Mar 10 - Podcasting for Business: An Introduction, with Kate Cocker, a presenter coach and founder of Pods Up North.
  • The UK financial newspaper City AM asks has the City undervalued the podcasting craze? arguing that Audioboom, which is seeking a buyer, is undervalued.
  • Do you use Amazon Cloudfront to serve your RSS feeds? Want to save 80% of your bandwidth bill? AWS Cloudfront is brilliant, and automatically uses gzip to save you (and your listeners) bandwidth. Their documentation promises it will automatically compress application/xml+rss for us. Except: it doesn't compress the correct content-type, which is application/rss+xml. If you're a corporate AWS customer, please talk to support and ask them to correct this: the podcast community would love you (as will your CFO).
Podcast News
  • The Podcast Academy's Hernan Lopez was the guest of The New Media Show over the weekend, and was grilled by Todd Cochrane and Rob Greenlee.
  • "It’s good to be in something from the ground floor. I came too late for that." Talking Sopranos is a new podcast from two actors on the show, launching next month that focuses on the show, episode by episode. (Simplecast)
  • Here's a tweet you'll like: Songbirding, a birdsong podcast, which returns for a new season today. It was recorded last summer in southern Ontario, Canada. (Pinecast)
  • The Obsessed with podcast series is growing: Obsessed with: Abducted in Plain Sight features more stories from the Netflix show. It promises four episodes delivered as a box set; and is released today. (Audioboom)
  • Small Town Dicks is back for season six. The podcast has had over 12m downloads so far, and kicks off with The Grudge, featuring the podcast’s own Detective Dan recounting the case of a house burglary unraveled into a darker crime. It's hosted by voice artist Yeardley Smith. (Audioboom)

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