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  • Spreaker Prime: Lost Origins explores all things ancient mystery, alternative historical theory, extraterrestrial phenomena, and lost civilizations. Hosts Andrew and CK are using Spreaker Prime to earn money and save on their hosting costs.
  • Public Comment are a series of open-ended essays blending memoir, politics, and culture. Its host, Sean O'Connor, hopes they are "a commitment to thinking with clarity, elaborateness, and depth". (Podbean)
  • Reasons to be cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd has recently released its 100th episode. The podcast talks to smart thinkers from across the world. Episode 100 was recorded in Abbey Road Studios in London. (Acast)
  • Dave Jackson's School of Podcasting focuses, in its latest episode, on insights from Podcast Movement. (Libsyn)
  • The latest episode of The New Media Show, recorded at Podcast Movement itself, included Lindsay Bowen from Pandora let slip that the company will share advertising revenue with podcasters; and an unusual pronounciation of Cochrane. (Blubrry)
  • It's like The Daily, only for fans of murder and thievery! Parcast is launching Today in True Crime. The show starts in mid September. "Here's what else you need-to-kill-today". (Megaphone)

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Crime Junkie episodes disappear after plagiarism claim

Mon, 2019-08-19 13:34

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  • Crime Junkie has pulled five episodes, apparently after the show was accused of plagarism. Sources have, belatedly, been added to the show-notes of other episodes. Quoted in Variety, creator and host Ashley Flowers says, in part: "We are committed to working within the burgeoning podcast industry to develop and evolve its standards on these kinds of issues." The latest episode makes no mention of the issue.

  • Podcast Movement is doubling in size next year. The team have announced that Podcast Movement 2020 will be in Dallas TX next August, while a new event, Podcast Movement Evolutions, will be in February in Los Angeles CA.
  • The host of ABC Radio's Start Here podcast, Brad Mielke, was asked questions by the Podcast Movement team. "Podcasting is a great format to explore the complicated," he says, in a wide-ranging interview.
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70 Million is back for Season 2 — 70 million adults in the United States have a criminal record. How did we get here and what do we do now? The open-source podcast goes deeper this season into how people, neighborhoods, counties, and cities are breaking cycles of incarceration by trying bold solutions--starting with the local jail. Find episodes, toolkits, and other resources at 70MillionPod.com, and hear us on Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic or wherever you listen. (70 Million is produced by Lantigua Williams & Co. and funded by the Safety and Justice Challenge at the MacArthur Foundation.)

A boutique podcast agency on the rise — Influencer Response is a direct response podcast & influencer marketing agency. IR offers a 360 approach that includes the podcast's social media, newsletters & more. We focus on live, endorsed reads.

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Podcasts
  • Spreaker Prime: On The Latch is a podcast "by gay men, where no topic is off limits". They're using Spreaker Prime to earn money and save on their hosting costs.
  • Hitman is a new true crime podcast from iHeartRadio, following the real story of Lawrence Horn — an engineer at Motown records who was behind some of Motown’s greatest hits by the Supremes and the Jackson 5 — and the peculiar circumstances surrounding the murder of his ex-wife, son and friend. (iHeartRadio / Megaphone)
  • Matthew Sweezey writes how he created an award-winning podcast. We first covered Electronic Propaganda Society in May. (Soundcloud)
  • Drinks Adventures starts a new season examining Four Pillars Gin, a flourishing Australian distillery in Healesville VIC. (Whooshkaa)
  • Radio Undead is supposed to be an interview podcast interviewing the ghosts of serial killers and cult leaders, but they never quite get around to that. They recommend The Holmes Hotel as a good place to get started. (Soundcloud)

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Podcast Movement wraps up

Fri, 2019-08-16 13:28

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  • Podcast Movement wraps up later today. Our Editor is presenting a session on Google Podcasts (10.00am, Gatlin E6).
  • A detailed study into Spanish-speaking podcast listeners has been released by Podcaster@s. Based from a self-selecting sample, it shows that Spotify is most popular, and that Apple is just as popular as YouTube for podcast listening. It also touches on ideal podcast length, attitude to advertisers, and more. (Go to the end for a summary).
  • Wondery announced at Podcast Movement yesterday that their hit podcast Dr Death was now available in a variety of languages as part of the company's global expansion. Dr Morte, 死亡医生, Dr Muerte, Dr LaMort, and Dr Tod are now all live.
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Podcasts
  • Spreaker Prime: The A24 Project focuses on every single movie released by A24, a ground-breaking movie company. They're using Spreaker Prime to earn money and save on their hosting costs.
  • The host of Start Here from ABC News, Brad Mielke, spoke at Podcast Movement. "What I've learnt is how much more information you can get out of a good piece of sound than even the interview. How you use sound to tell the story [can be as important] as the voices you speak to".

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Using music in podcasting moves a step closer

Thu, 2019-08-15 13:24

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  • Today, Podcast Music are covering the announcement that "everything about using music in podcasts is about to change" (3.45pm in the Broadcasters Meet Podcasters track at Podcast Movement). The press release sounds exciting; it's massively welcome, but a little more complicated: notably it's for US podcasters only, it'll start next year, and there are no agreements yet with any record labels. We have the full details of what has been agreed.
  • It's now easier to be listed in Pandora - the company has launched Pandora for Podcasters, a tool that the company calls a new self-service hub, where anyone can submit their podcast for listing. The Pandora Blog has more details. (Of note: European podcasters aren't allowed to submit podcasts).
  • Auxbus, end-to-end podcast creation software, has launched at Podcast Movement. The service assembles podcasts and distributes them automatically to a variety of podcast hosts.
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The doors open to Podcast Movement 2019

Wed, 2019-08-14 12:48

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  • Podcast Movement starts today, after a busy day of pre-meetings yesterday. The largest podcast gathering in the world is in Orlando FL, USA between now and the end of Friday. The main stage will be streaming live throughout. We're there too!
  • The International Podcast Association held its first board meeting at Podcast Movement last night. It's a brand new group that seeks to bring together the podcast community and to support and accelerate the growth and success of every individual and organisation within podcasting. The group's website contains a survey to help set the group's priorities.
  • Spotify has brought their platform, called Spotify for Podcasters, out of beta. The enhanced podcaster portal offers a new blog, support for teams, and most interestingly - a way to discover "the top music artists that their podcast listeners play on Spotify". Podnews listeners like Taylor Swift at #1, and Elton John at #2. Disappointing.
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Podcasts
  • Spreaker Prime: Sistah Speak: Claws is a podcast devoted to the TNT series, Claws. Sistah A, Sistah J, Sistah K, and Sistah LM are using Spreaker Prime to earn money and cut hosting costs.
  • Healthcare in the US costs an arm and a leg, so there's a podcast looking at the price to pay. Hosted by Dan Weissmann, it's just wrapped up season two, with a third season coming in the next few months. (Blubrry)
  • List Envy collects top 5 lists from "actors, writers, musicians, comedians, scientists and podcasters" - as long as both guest and host Mark Steadman agree. A podcast for the professionally curious, it launched this week. (Podiant)
  • The Financial Times has rebranded their culture podcast to Culture Call. A transatlantic-hosted podcast, it interviews people who they believe are shifting culture. (FT / Acast)

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Music: finally coming to podcasts?

Tue, 2019-08-13 13:00

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  • UK radio broadcaster Bauer has decided to withdraw from DAX, preferring to sell its audio advertising itself through a relaunched service called Bauer InStream. The company claims it's a brand safety issue; DAX is operated by its main UK competitor, Global.
  • Is YouTube really the #1 destination for podcasts? Here's a sneak preview from the Canadian Podcast Listener with more information from the hundreds of people they surveyed who said just that. "What we’re learning about podcast listening on YouTube could create some strategic opportunities for podcast networks and content creators."
  • ART19's targeted podcast marketplace now includes more than 200 shows, the company has announced.
  • The New York Post is launching a celebrity news podcast, called Sources Say. It'll be represented by sales house Cabana.
  • EditPoint is a new iPhone app that may help podcasters give notes to their audio editors - allowing you to make timestamped notes to send to others. It has a 14-day free trial.
  • AWS CloudFront doesn't automatically compress RSS feeds (the documentation notes it will compress an incorrect application/xml+rss mimetype, but doesn't compress the correct application/rss+xml mimetype. Your Editor clearly has too much time on his hands, but he's reported it, and AWS say it's on the roadmap to be fixed.
  • We reported in May that US clothing retailer Betabrand hosts weekly live podcasts in-store. There's more information in a retail website. "The podcasts and related social posts introduce Betabrand to an audience 100x the number of shoppers who’d visit the store on any given evening."
Podcasts
  • Spreaker Prime: Spawn on me is the internet’s definitive video game podcast featuring and spotlighting gamers of color. The host, Kahlief Adams, is using Spreaker Prime to earn money and cut hosting costs.

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Fun Kids launches children's podcast network; RadioPublic unveil PodPass

Mon, 2019-08-12 11:31

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70 Million is back for Season 2 — 70 million adults in the United States have a criminal record. How did we get here and what do we do now? The open-source podcast goes deeper this season into how people, neighborhoods, counties, and cities are breaking cycles of incarceration by trying bold solutions--starting with the local jail. Find episodes, toolkits, and other resources at 70MillionPod.com, and hear us on Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic or wherever you listen. (70 Million is produced by Lantigua Williams & Co. and funded by the Safety and Justice Challenge at the MacArthur Foundation.)

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Opinion
  • Formerly of 99% Invisible and NPR and now host of Bellwether, Sam Greenspan did a Reddit AMA last week. Among many things, we learn that he was born with the name Gordon.

    I hope that the idea of what a podcast is begin(s) to transform. Right now they're treated kind of like TV shows—they come out on a regular schedule, or have seasons, and have a very specific format. What would podcasting look like if they were thought of more like indy movies? Or records?

  • 9to5mac wonder out loud what Apple's motivations are in podcasting.

    My theory is Apple wants to keep Spotify from getting enough power to take over the industry. Apps like Overcast and Castro are good for the industry in Apple’s mind. They keep the market open. An Overcast customer is not a Spotify podcast user.

  • In case you missed it, here's what our Editor thinks Apple should do next, writing personally on Medium.
Podcasts
  • Spreaker Prime: The Blume Saloon is a "hilarious sort-of book club with Alison Michael and Jody Worthington", making their way through Judy Blume's books, one by one. They're using Spreaker Prime to earn money and cut hosting costs.
  • Futility Closet covers forgotten stories from the pages of history. It's hosted by Greg Ross, who kindly just increased his personal support for Podnews. Be like Greg (Libsyn)
  • Unusually Short Stories may hold the record for the shortest podcast in the world: daily updates, never more than 30 seconds. (Transistor)
  • Tempest - moving stories about life, people, and cars - starts its second season today. The first episode is a gritty tale about a pool shark with a penchant for Jeeps and a very long night in a lonely mountain town. (Acast)
  • Eater's Digest is new, promising the wildest, most important stories from restaurants and kitchens around the world. (Vox Media / Eater / Megaphone)
  • The Elevate Music Podcast aims to educate and inform musicians about the wellbeing and health issues they may face. "Studies have shown that pop musicians feel unsupported in their careers with health and wellbeing issues", says the host, Lucy Heyman. (Elevate Music / Help Musicians / Wisebuddah / Audioboom)

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Google adds podcast episodes to Google Search

Fri, 2019-08-09 08:19

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  • Google have officially announced that podcast episodes will now appear in Google Search for users searching in the US in English. "We’ll soon add the ability for publishers to specify a playback destination, such as a third-party website or app," the announcement says - perhaps for companies like the BBC and Radio France who deliberately blocked Google Podcasts.

    • What Google giveth, Google taketh away - outside the US, searches for "This American Life" or even "Podnews" currently have no play buttons for podcasts within search. (Compare a US search and an Australian one). We hope they're back soon.
    • Podnews's Editor, James Cridland, is moderating What Google means for podcasters at Podcast Movement (Friday 10am, Gatlin E6). The session promises "a technical dive into Google’s recent moves in podcasting, including discoverability and SEO"; we'll have speaker information soon.
  • Will we get music licensing for podcasts? Maybe - a trailed announcement, apparently from SoundExchange and Podcast Music, failed to materialise today. A deleted story cached by our RSS reader named the two companies, claiming it is an "integrated global licensing solution" for podcasting, but we have no further details.
  • Apple have written to podcasters, letting them know that the new categories are now live, and giving some tips to maximise your show's potential on the platform.

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Radio tunes in: Entercom buys Pineapple Street/Cadence13; iHeart expands podcasts internationally

Thu, 2019-08-08 11:30

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  • Entercom, a large US radio broadcaster that owns 235 stations, has bought podcast studio Pineapple Street Media for US $18m, and bought the 55% of Cadence13 it didn't already own, valuing the company at $50m, according to the Wall Street Journal. Pineapple Street Media will be re-christened Pineapple Street Studios as part of the deal.

  • Meanwhile, US radio giant iHeartRadio have announced plans to translate and launch many of their hit podcasts in multiple languages. In the first wave, they'll translate six podcasts into "Spanish, Hindi, Portuguese, French, German and more".
  • Westwood One's founder Norm Pattiz now owns PodcastOne, who have launched a new, always-free, podcast hosting platform for independent podcasters. LaunchpadDM promises that podcasters retain full ownership of their podcast and relationships with podcast aggregators, and when a show "begins to gain significant listenership, the creator may be offered the opportunity to become an official PodcastOne partner, including production and sales resources and support".
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  • Spreaker Prime: Jade and XD describe their podcast as "the blackest show about nothing" - offering social commentary on anything and everything. They're using Spreaker Prime to earn money and cut their hosting costs.
  • Condé Nast men's lifestyle publication GQ has officially launched its Airplane Mode podcast on Megaphone. The podcast, about living healthier and smarter, initially surfaced in May. (Megaphone)
  • Inside Podcasting launches next week: Skye Pillsbury interviews podcast hosts about their craft, including Martine Powers from Post Reports, Leon Neyfakh from Slow Burn, and Jason Calcanis from This Week In Startups. (Skye, mine's a pint of a decent craft IPA). (Libsyn)
  • The subject of Countdown to Capture, a podcast from the Newport Beach Police Department, has been captured, partially after tipoffs from podcast listeners. British-born Peter Chadwick, 55, was captured in Mexico and has been extradited to the US to face trial.

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Veritone One launches new monetisation tool; Cleanfeed to launch browser-based multitrack recorder

Wed, 2019-08-07 13:31

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  • Breaking: Veritone One has announced Influencer Bridge, a pay-per-performance advertising platform for podcasters, YouTubers and Instagrammers. Podcasters earn money once a transaction takes place – for instance, when a listener uses a podcast's unique promo code to purchase an advertised product. You can sign up today.
  • Next week at Podcast Movement, Cleanfeed is launching what they call the first ever browser-based multitrack recorder, good for editing remote interviews and adding effects like noise reduction. (It'll be at booth 325).
  • Podcast Movement's main stage will be streamed live all day Wednesday and Thursday. The last event of Thursday is a live taping of the New Media Show, with Todd Cochrane (Blubrry), Rob Greenlee and Rob Walch (Libsyn), Lindsey Bowen (Pandora) and Sarah van Mosel (Stitcher).
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  • Spreaker Prime: Thank God I'm Atheist - Frank and Dan’s off-the-cuff conversations focus on current events cast through the lens of their shared atheism, including relevant news stories. They're using Spreaker Prime to earn money and cut their hosting costs.
  • The Audiocraft Podcast is back for a new season, from the recent festival in Sydney NSW, Australia. Expect episodes from Ian Chillag (Everything is Alive), Adam Shand (The Trials of the Vampire), Lorena Allam (Guardian Australia) and Avery Trufelman (99% Invisible) Podnews was a media partner. (Acast)

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Second virtual summit for podcasters announced

Tue, 2019-08-06 11:59

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  • AWeber has announced its second Beyond the Podcast Virtual Summit on September 18th. It's free, and will include six podcasting experts including Captivate's Mark Asquith, Dave Jackson and Harry Duran.
  • Coleman Insights have revealed that the biggest show in podcasting is The Joe Rogan Experience, which was mentioned, unaided, by 14% of 1,000 (US) podcast listeners they asked. Serial was in second place, at 6%. "The leading brand is top-of-mind with only 14% of podcast listeners, and he started his show 10 years ago", says CEO Warren Kurtzman.
  • Stitcher have announced their Q3 2019 slate for Stitcher Originals and Earwolf. Expect new shows from Jameela Jamil, Aasif Mandvi, Joel Kim Oster and Mitra Jouhari; Verified investigates the potential dangers of the sharing economy; new seasons of The Dream, LeVar Burton Reads, Dead Ass with Khadeen & Devale, Science Rules! with Bill Nye, and more.
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  • Spreaker Prime: Switch, Pivot or Quit is a podcast that lets you sit in with your girlfriends and chat all things career changes and challenges. These influential women often find themselves in Apple Podcasts’s curated list of “Inspiring Women.” They're using Spreaker Prime to earn money and cut their hosting costs.
  • Geek Speak has, as guest in its latest episode, Brad Smith from podcast host Simplecast. His first computer? A 386. Your Editor's was a Commodore PET, young man.
  • All The Wiser "uses the power of personal stories to inspire you to live your life to the fullest", and donates $2,000 to a nominated charity on behalf of each guest. This week's guest will be author Nora McInerny, on what to do when someone you know is going through something really terrible. (Acast)
  • ArtsVote 2020 is a US politics podcast, being hosted by musician Ben Folds. (Anchor)
  • The (French-language) TDActu NFL Podcast is inviting its audience to come and take part in episode 300 at the Hard Rock Café in Paris. (Soundcloud)

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Podsights releases “Open Downloads” spec

Mon, 2019-08-05 13:05

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  • Podsights have released an Open Downloads specification, designed to be open and comparable with others. They have cited their problems with the IAB v2 standard, and explained that they have "decided to open source a spec for how we count downloads and share our blacklists with the podcast community as a whole." The company has also released code to calculate downloads according to the simple spec on Github.
  • 'Podcast Live: Politics' is returning to the UK this Autumn on Saturday 5th October. Already part of the live event is For the Many with Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith; Chopper's Brexit Podcast; and The Week unwrapped. Tickets are available today.
  • Who's the best podcast host? is a question often seen in podcasting Facebook groups. We'd like to answer that question by helping people make an informed choice. Feedback on this is very welcome.
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70 Million is back for Season 2 — 70 million adults in the United States have a criminal record. How did we get here and what do we do now? The open-source podcast goes deeper this season into how people, neighborhoods, counties, and cities are breaking cycles of incarceration by trying bold solutions--starting with the local jail. Find episodes, toolkits, and other resources at 70MillionPod.com, and hear us on Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic or wherever you listen. (70 Million is produced by Lantigua Williams & Co. and funded by the Safety and Justice Challenge at the MacArthur Foundation.)

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The new Apple Podcasts categories go live

Fri, 2019-08-02 11:32

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  • Coinciding with National Missing Persons Week, The Disappearance of Des is the story of Desmond Francis Carr, who disappeared 40 years ago today. There's thought to be only been one sighting of him since: until, that is, this podcast uncovered another one. (Nova / Acast)
  • The NewsWorthy was one of the first podcasts to get investment from Podfund. In an interview with the company, Erica Mandy gives advice and detail about how she puts together her podcast. (She's also a Podnews personal supporter.)
  • Top-10 Apple Podcasts podcast Talking Clean with Irene covers how to live a sustainable, natural and toxin-free life - everything from palm oil sustainability to how to store and preserve your vegetables longer. (Wavelength Creative / Nourished Life / Omny Studio)

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Data: podcasting and the UAE

Thu, 2019-08-01 08:55

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  • Marketiers and 4DC have released the first part of a report into podcasting and the UAE. 16% of the adult population of the United Arab Emirates are weekly podcast listeners, the data suggests. The full data is released later this month.
  • Podcast app Castbox has launched Livecast, a free audio streaming service that lets podcasters go live with the tap of a button. Podnews went live on this service a month or so ago, and it worked well as a method of hearing from listeners.
  • Spotify have released their first quarter 2019 earnings results, and a fancy infographic. Revenue is up 31% year-on-year. Of note from the report:

    Our podcast audience grew 50% quarter-on-quarter and has nearly doubled since the start of the year ... We are seeing increased demand for podcast advertising ... Over time, our ambition is to reinvent the podcasting ad experience by building a new tech stack to enable targeting, measurement, and reporting capabilities like we have for our core Ad-Supported offering.

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  • Spreaker Prime: The Real Weird Sisters is hosted by two wizards in training who can’t get enough of Harry Potter. Slytherin to the wonderful world of Hogwarts as each episode digs deep into a chapter from the beloved series. They’re using Spreaker Prime to increase exposure and maximize monetization.
  • Rick and Morty are coming back next month. Pickle Me This is a Rick and Morty podcast, "binging our way through seasons 1 and 2" with show news and behind the scenes details. (Bald Move / Starburns Audio / Megaphone)
  • The team behind The Fantasy Footballers - a fantasy football podcast with over 100m downloads - have been interviewed by Sport Techie on how they engage with their fans. (Libsyn)
  • Thinking Freely is a new podcast from the ACLU of Maryland, "to inform Marylanders about what’s happening politically – from the courts to the streets – so they can get involved and realize a more equitable Maryland for all."

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Is Amazon AWS an alternative to a real podcast host?

Wed, 2019-07-31 13:33

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  • How much does it cost to host a podcast on Amazon AWS? We work out the numbers so you don't have to. Mostly - it can be very expensive indeed, and you lose so many features it's not worth it. Unless...
  • Michael Barbaro's trademark ... stresses and ... pauses? They're written into his script, which is single line-spaced and all in capitals. Sadly missing from this script: how he writes "Here's what else youneedtoknwtdy".
  • Pandora reckon that discoverability continues to be an issue for podcasting. Speaking in an investor call, the owner of Pandora, SiriusXM's CEO Jim Meyer, says that podcasting is "like a flea market," and that content "is up there, but nobody can find it easily". "Right now, it seems to be a race as who can put the most stuff up," he also said, "which personally, I don't believe is what is going to win." Pandora currently lists 3,000 podcasts (including Podnews).

    • The company highlighted a recent agreement to do a radio stream with instructors of a fitness cycle brand. "I thought you're amazing. It's so creative," gushes an analyst from Merrill Lynch in response.
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  • Podcast host Blubrry have announced the launch of full, dynamic ad insertion. CEO Todd Cochrane calls it "another podcast component that creators can easily manage at an affordable price".
  • Advertisers are opening their wallets to podcasting, says Jeff Vidler from Audience Insights, with new data from the company's recent work with Westwood One and Pacific Content. Meanwhile, if you're a subscriber, the Financial Times claims that the future of podcasting will be highly personalised, claiming "the fusion of great content and artificial intelligence may herald the arrival of a voice guru: a trusted companion and adviser, armed with data from past listening choices, who anticipates listeners’ desires better than they can."
  • Magellan takes a look at advertising within the new Apple Podcasts category of true crime. The most frequent advertiser is hair-care brand Madison Reed.
  • Got (exactly) the same name as another podcast? Spotify won't let you in, it transpires - it rejects your podcast if it shares the name of one already on its platform.
  • A 50 page report on getting started in podcasting, of particular interest to current magazine and newspaper publishers, has been published. It's free.
  • Radiotopia is adding two new podcasts next month. They've acquired AdultISH for its second season, and unveil Passenger List, a fictional mystery thriller about a plane that disappears with 256 passengers on board.
  • It’s now day eight without any categories in Apple Podcasts apps while the company reworks them.

Thank you to Acast, the home to the world's best podcasts, for becoming our latest gold supporter and helping support Podnews. Be like Acast.

Podcasts
  • Spreaker Prime: All Crime No Cattle details the most fascinating true crimes from the Lone Star State. From small to Texas-sized crimes, y’all won’t be able to get enough of these stories. They’re using Spreaker Prime to host for free and make more money.
  • Rob Greenlee is a guest of Podcasting Made Easy, delving into the past, present and future of podcasting. (Libsyn)
  • Emma's Diary features stand-up comedian and actor Emma Willmann, in a daily podcast recorded from wherever she happens to be. (Anchor)
  • The Offside Rule, a football podcast hosted by three women, has been signed by UK radio station JACK Radio - a station that plays music exclusively by female artists - for broadcast every Friday night at 7pm.

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Do The Right Thing returns; Spreaker launches Spreaker Prime monetisation

Tue, 2019-07-30 09:12

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  • Spreaker have launched Spreaker Prime, a service that offers free hosting, a 60% cut of advertising sold, and access to Spreaker's podcast marketing team. They describe it as a "white-glove" service. (They're also supporting our "Podcasts" section).
  • Nederlandse Podcastluisteraars, research into Dutch podcast consumption, has been released today. In English, here are some of the highlights, notably that the most popular way of discovering new podcasts is "from the host of podcasts I already listen to".
  • It’s now day seven without any categories in Apple Podcasts apps while the company reworks them. Spreaker has supported them since last week; podcast app Player FM has completed integration, though points out that their own categories are more detailed. Podnews podcast pages, like this for The Thing About Cars, now display the Apple primary genre (in this case, 'comedy').
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  • Spreaker Prime - Switch, Pivot or Quit is a podcast that lets you sit in with your girlfriends and chat all things career changes and challenges. These influential women often find themselves in Apple Podcasts's curated list of "Inspiring Women." They’re using Spreaker Prime to earn money and cut their hosting costs.
  • Do The Right Thing, a comedy panel show, returns for season 7. Guests will include Aisling Bea, Sarah Millican, Miles Jupp and Joe Lycett; they've just posted a best-of compilation of season 1-6. (comedy·co·uk / Acast)
  • The Paranormal Podcast is celebrating its fourteenth anniversary today, with 597 episodes to date. The host, Jim Harold, started producing the podcast on July 29th 2005, and went full-time in 2012. (Libsyn)
  • How To! with Charles Duhigg is new from Slate. Each week, Charles Duhigg, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, takes on listeners’ toughest problems and with the help of experts finds the answers to questions you’ve always wanted to ask, but couldn’t. First up is "How to withstand pain". (Megaphone)
  • Meditative Story, a "a genre-making podcast that combines the emotional pull of first-person storytelling with the immediate, science-backed benefits of a mindfulness practice", launches today. (WaitWhat / Thrive Global / ART19)
  • The Big Ones, a podcast that ponder life's pressing ethical questions with Earios founders Maria Blasucci and Amanda Lund, has returned for a new season. (Earios / Acast)
  • Daditude is a "parenting advice series for dads by dads co-hosted by fathers and Australian media personalities, Vic Lorusso and Al Del Bene". (Global Story Network / Whooshkaa)
  • About Time is a look at our complex relationship with time. The second episode, currently out, has a quantum physicist, Carlo Rovelli, clearing up misconceptions about how time works. (Timely app / Buzzsprout)
  • Podnews is our own podcast, but we mention it here because it now has bespoke music, thanks to Devaweb. We think it sounds ace.

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UK - 92 percent of podcasts are listened-to alone

Mon, 2019-07-29 12:33

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  • RAJAR, the UK audio measurement company, has published the latest edition of their MIDAS study for summer 2019, which claims 16% of UK adults listen to podcasts weekly. That figure increases to 26% of 15-24 year-olds. The data also says that 92% of all listening to podcasts is done alone: that figure compares with just 54% of live radio. The numbers aren't directly comparable with the Edison Research data seen in other countries.
  • It’s now day six without any categories in Apple Podcasts apps while the company reworks them. Omny Studio and Zencast has both announced that they are supporting the new Apple Podcasts categories. Pocket Casts say it intends to support them and suggest publishers adopt them. "Apple’s leadership in the space is still meaningful and the [new] categories do feel like a good step," the CEO Owen Grover told us.
  • Podcast app Overcast was updated last week. You can now share up to 90 seconds of a podcast on social media, and it features a better recommendation engine (which no longer uses Twitter).

    • Tip: if your listeners 'star' your podcast in Overcast, it will appear higher in the recommendation results (if you serve dynamic content, here's the Overcast user-agent to tell your Overcast listeners); and if you take a break of a few months, your podcast will disappear altogether from recommendations until you return.
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70 Million is back for Season 2 — 70 million adults in the United States have a criminal record. How did we get here and what do we do now? The open-source podcast goes deeper this season into how people, neighborhoods, counties, and cities are breaking cycles of incarceration by trying bold solutions--starting with the local jail. Find episodes, toolkits, and other resources at 70MillionPod.com, and hear us on Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic or wherever you listen. (70 Million is produced by Lantigua Williams & Co. and funded by the Safety and Justice Challenge at the MacArthur Foundation.)

Thank you to the Global Story Network - the world's new home for great storytelling - for becoming our most recent corporate supporter. Human connection starts with a story, they say. Be like them.

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  • How many podcasts will be downloaded by Australians in 2019? Courtney Carthy works out it'll be 780m. He went on to post about what that means for potential revenue in the country:

    Arguably this is another example of podcasts in 2019 being like the internet 20 years ago. Not because it’s in a bubble, but because it hasn’t figured out ways to make money that are also valuable to audiences.

  • Justin Lake says that the golden age of podcasts is coming to an end.

    When big money is at stake, history has taught us that what is best for the consumer almost always takes a backseat to what’s best for the media company.

Podcasts
  • Timestorm, a podcast selected for the initial PRX Google Podcasts creator program, launches this week. It's an audio fiction podcast with two twelve year-old twins who travel through time to save Puerto Rico's true history. (Cocotazo Media)
  • News doesn't have to be miserable and negative. In Happier News is a weekly roundup of positive and happier news stories, from a TV news reporter who spent years reporting the negative. (Anchor)
  • Marketing podcast Future Proof interviews Danielle Lee, Spotify's Partner Solutions Global VP, on the company's aspirations - and why marketers should be "leaning in" to audio. (Saïd Business School / Oxford University / Kantar / Libsyn)

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AdBarker promises ad insertion for podcasters on any host

Fri, 2019-07-26 10:51

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  • On Producthunt, we notice a new service called AdBarker: it's a dynamic ad insertion service for your podcast using your existing podcast host, and promises high CPM rates.
  • We've learnt that Apple's previously-announced podcast categories were quietly altered earlier this month. Changes include a removal of Arts>Literature, Society & Culture>History and Sports>Outdoor; a new Education>Language Learning; Health is now Health & Fitness; Sports>Fantasy is now Sports>Fantasy Sports; Religion & Spirituality>Other was announced but has since disappeared; and a tweak from TV & Film>Aftershows to TV & Film > After Shows. We've updated our list of the changes.
  • It's now day three without any categories in Apple Podcasts apps. There were visible categories on show pages within the new Apple Podcasts desktop app for macOS Catalina, but these have been removed.

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  • Design podcast Revision Path has been selected as the first podcast to be admitted into the Smithsonian. Eleven of the podcast's 300 episodes have been selected for the museum's permanent collection. (Glitch / Simplecast)
  • Season two of iHeartRadio's Hell and Gone delves into the mysterious death of Janie Ward, a 16-year-old high school student who died at a party in 1989 in Marshall AK, USA. (iHeartRadio / School of Humans / Megaphone)
  • Would you travel to over twenty US states to do your podcast interviews face-to-face? Andy Levine does, for Second Act Stories. The podcast focuses on people who have made life and career changes, like Jane Canapini who launched a travel blog. (Libsyn)

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Spotify continues to gain on Apple, which rolls out new categories

Thu, 2019-07-25 06:33

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  • Spotify's winning the battle - enterprise podcast host Voxnest has published an Apple vs Spotify comparison for June 2019, comparing usage on the two podcast apps. Since May, Spotify has become the most popular of the two apps in the Netherlands, Germany and Bulgaria. (Earlier this year, our Editor made some suggestions about how Apple could regain their place.)
  • Ten hours after we published yesterday, Apple emailed all podcasters highlighting that their new podcast categories are now live. As we reported, they advised that the category menu (in Apple Podcasts) "may be temporarily removed". Category browsing remains unavailable in apps when we went to press, to the consternation of some podcast publishers.

    • Acast, Buzzsprout, Transistor, Podbean, Captivate and Megaphone are some of the publishers that have switched on the new Apple podcast categories for their users. (We've also shifted to using News > Daily News in our podcast as the primary category.)
  • Spotify has purchased a music podcast. A nine month-old podcast The 500 with Josh Adam Meyers will become a Spotify Original; it'll continue to be available on all platforms. (Libsyn)
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  • There's a new #1 podcast advertiser in the US, according to Magellan. The top three is #3 Geico, #2 ZipRecruiter, and #1 BetterHelp. BetterHelp is an online counselling service.
  • Adswizz has announced that their new software release fully supports the RAD podcast measurement framework. Remote Audio Data (RAD), the output of NPR working with 30 companies, is a method for sharing listening metrics from podcast applications back to publishers.
  • YPod is a list of podcasts in the Welsh language, born of frustration that you can't filter by language in any podcast app. It also links to Welsh-language radio. Chwarae teg!
  • Amplifi Media and Skyview Networks have partnered to produce branded podcasts and custom audio solutions. Skyview will give clients access to over 5,000 radio stations to help promote their branded podcast or smart speaker skill.
  • Indian language internet users are expected to reach 536 million by 2021, leading to a growth in podcasts in Indian languages.
  • In Apple Podcasts, this podcast looks good; and it has five stars too. Apple check all new podcast in their directory, right?
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Apple are putting new podcast category changes live

Wed, 2019-07-24 09:53

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  • Apple appears to be in the process of putting their new podcast categories live. They announced them at WWDC earlier this year.

    • The Daily now appears in the "News" category, which was previously called "News & Politics"; however The Wilderness appears to be in the same category under the older "News & Politics" name. They both reference "News & Politics" in their RSS feeds. (The iTunes API that everyone else uses is still returning the old names).
    • Scuba Obsessed is in the brand new 'Wilderness' category. Their RSS feed specifies "Sports & Recreation > Outdoor".
    • Browsing via category appears to have been suspended in Apple Podcasts apps, including the beta Apple Podcasts macOS and iOS 13 apps, and, we understand, iTunes too.
  • Blubrry has already activated the new podcast categories in their platform; and we understand Libsyn should follow suit today. The Powerpress Wordpress plugin has a new release to also support the new categories.
  • Can't update your categories to the new ones yet? Don't worry: your podcast will not be de-listed.
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