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How the Apple Podcast Charts work: the patent

Fri, 2020-01-17 08:10

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Network — Unique, independent, advertising-free podcast with global perspective seeks quality network to accelerate growth. The Hardest Word showcases real people making real apologies from across the globe.

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Once-in-a-lifetime Podcaster Party @ Podfest! — Dueling piano party including an all-podcaster band and talent show for attendees....got a hidden talent? Show it off while rocking out at Podfest! Grab your tix now and be part of the fun.

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Can anyone list your podcast without asking?

Thu, 2020-01-16 11:25

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  • Consent is not optional - for podcasts, too says Yann Reider, writing for Podnews. He argues that some podcasting businesses are "endangering the strange and potentially fragile equilibrium between listeners, creators, and the apps that connect them", by adding your podcast to their app without asking.
  • iHeart Radio, which owns 850 radio stations and employs 12,500 people in the US, has announced a new organisational structure. There are layoffs, called "employee dislocations" by the company: numbers haven't been released, but are in the hundreds.
  • The iHeart Radio Podcast Awards are tomorrow night. The awards will be streamed on iHeart's LiveXLive platform for US viewers only.
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  • How to book guests for your podcast - Tae Haahr has some good ideas: even covering whether you should pay them.
  • [Three Things I’ve Learned From Editing Podcasts] by Jabriel AlSuhaimi includes a great way to spot guests clearing their throat or coughing.
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  • The Topical, the new satirical podcast from The Onion, has published its trailer: it launches on Jan 29. It's part of a new strategic partnership between The Onion and Sony Music Entertainment. (Megaphone)
  • Obsessed with... Dracula is a new BBC TV companion podcast, highlighting the BBC's new show about the vampire. The show's also on Netflix in the US. (Chalk & Blade / BBC)
  • Filter Stories, a coffee documentary podcast, is being promoted by RadioPublic today: their website was the first PodSite from the company. (Soundcloud)
  • Novel Gazing is a brand new podcast from a book website, dedicated to news, recommendations, and general goings-on from the world of literary fiction. (Book Riot / Omny Studio)
  • Eye on Potatoes is a podcast on all things potatoes, from the US's National Potato Council. We just thought you'd like to know it existed. It's hosted on Buzzsprout. Where else?

Thanks to our supporters we've been working on our podcast image generation tool, and have made the images better quality. They should, once more, change as publishers change them; no longer use the iTunes API; and ALT tags are now correct, boosting accessibility for those that need it.

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Now, MIDiA claims Spotify is #1 for podcasts, kind of

Wed, 2020-01-15 11:06

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Don't miss Podfest this time! — Podfest is set to be at its biggest and best yet! New hotel, 14 pre-conference workshops, over 200 influential content creators and over 1500 attendees. Make sure one of them is YOU! March 6-8, 2020.

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  • Podnews will be at Salon de la Radio in Paris, France, next week; our Editor is talking on "ten things that radio can learn from podcasting". Want to catch up? Drop us a note. Want to go? Grab your free ticket here.
  • Audioboom has renewed the sales contract for the next 24 months for "one of its most popular entertainment podcasts" with a financial guarantee of US$1.75m. An unusually opaque press release doesn't say who, other than "over the past year this podcast has been downloaded more than 140 million times", and promises further podcasts from "the content partner".

    • Wild Speculation Corner: Audioboom's own website's highlights two "entertainment" podcasts; and No Such Thing As A Fish has been with the network since September 2016. In 2017 it was doing 6m downloads per month (which may have doubled by now), and is described as a "key contract" in Audioboom's recent updates. But then, also described that way, and doing brilliantly, is The Totally Football Show.
  • Podcasts: just old wine in a new bottle? An opinion piece in the Indian website Firstpost on the challenges to podcasting.
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Luminary unveils new, lower, pricing

Tue, 2020-01-14 11:23

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  • EXCLUSIVE: Premium podcast service Luminary has announced new pricing: a significantly cheaper monthly plan: down from US$7.99 to $4.99, and a new annual plan at US$34.99 (about $2.99 a month). The company tells Podnews that the new prices are "based on the success of Luminary’s holiday promotion, our latest consumer research, and data insights about the evolving streaming content ecosystem". International pricing has also been reduced: the pricing is available in the app now.

    • The company has also announced returning shows from Trevor Noah, Lena Dunham, Roxane Gay & Tressie McMillan Cottom, Russell Brand, and more. "We also have new original shows debuting with Soledad O’Brien, Alex Gibney, Franklin Leonard, and Evan Narcisse, with more 2020 content to be announced soon."
  • Podverse is a new-to-us app on the web, iOS and Android, that "makes it easy to create, share, and discover full-length clips from your favorite podcasts". The code is fully open source, and there are premium features for $10/year. (The Podnews podcast is on Podverse).
  • Designed to honour audio fiction producers, the Audio Verse awards has announced winners for 2019. "The titans of modern audio drama have shown themselves capable of not only using audio to create new stories that have emotional impact, but even inspire their listeners to tell their own stories."
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Turn your podcast into an article — We take your audio and turn it into a high-quality article or blog post to boost your reach. *NEW YEAR SPECIAL* $50 for your first article. Check the website for info.

Rock Legend David Crosby Featured in New Podcast — A new podcast with Crosby in conversation with Steve Silberman—looking back at Crosby's collaborations with CSNY, The Byrds, Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, and his recent music and activism. Subscribe now!

Podfest is hosting micro-conferences! — Podfest admission includes these micro-cons on 3/6: Sports PodCon, Audio Drama Con, Military Creator Con, Pecha Kucha, Podcasting 101 (for beginners), The Business of Podcasting + more. Buy your tix!

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  • Sam Walker, a former BBC radio presenter, changed her life from living in drizzly Manchester to take her family to the desert in Phoenix AZ, USA. Sam Walker's Desert Diaries promises "excitement, frustration, fear, joy, loneliness and scorpions". (Libsyn)
  • The Baron of Botox tells the stranger-than-fiction story of an extraordinary doctor: the dermatologist to the stars Fredric Brandt, and his relationship with botox, collagen, and other skin treatments. (Imperative Entertainment / Endeavor Audio / Megaphone)
  • Shane Whaley, the host of Tourpreneur, a podcast series and daily email briefing focused on the real-life stories of tour operators and the kind of information that matters to them, is interviewed about his career pivot from being a sales executive to podcaster.
  • The GeekWire podcast has, in a recent edition, a discussion about the future of podcasting. Taking part: Phyllis Fletcher, senior editor for podcasts at American Public Media; Steve Henn, the head of content strategy for audio news at Google; David Payne, the president of Rainstream Media; and Amira Valliani, CEO and co-founder of Glow.

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The Australian Podcast Awards to return for 2020

Mon, 2020-01-13 11:45

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Podgraphics; visual content for your podcast — Automated content creation service for podcasters. Podgraphics saves you time, if you dislike or don’t have the time to create “visually appealing” graphics to promote your podcast on social media.

Make A Real Living Podcasting — Learn how to find sponsors, negotiate rates, write good copy and more. Course taught by indie podcasters with 6-figure ad revenue. Recoup your investment and make real money from your podcast!

Podfest is around the corner! — The Podfest Multimedia Expo is coming up March 6-8 in sunny Orlando! Over 1500 attendees and over 200 influencers ready to teach what you need to take that next step in your content. Join us!

Radiotopia's Ear Hustle Seeks a Talented Editor — PRX is seeking a full time, Bay-area based editor, play a key role in the production of Radiotopia's Ear Hustle. Apply by January 31, 2020 at https://apply.workable.com/prx/j/1F734FE646/

The podcast conference of the year is next month! — Join podcasters and professionals from across the industry at EVOLUTIONS in February in Los Angeles. Code PODNEWS saves $50 off registration to be a part of the can't miss podcast event of the year!

Podnews uses Sendy to send our emails — Sendy works like Mail...Climp, but no monkeying around with big bills. Run a mailing list for your podcast or business? Discover your savings.

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Thank you - we hit 11,500 subscribers over the weekend. Welcome to new readers at Spotify, YEA Networks, Muddy Knees Media, The Orchard, Castbox, Acast, and Ngā Taonga - New Zealand's audiovisual archive.

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How Italians listen to podcasts

Fri, 2020-01-10 12:37

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Influencer Response launches NEW website — loaded with case studies, testimonials and more. Influencer Response is one of the fastest growing podcast and influencer marketing agencies with a strategic focus on direct response results.

Subscribe to Masks & Martyrs — Set in the city of Hintila, the last jewel in a crumbling empire, a band of unlikely allies find themselves forced to play a part in a game far larger and more sinister than they could hope to grasp.

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  • One of China's largest interactive podcast platforms, Lizhi has set a price target for its US IPO next week, and looks set to raise US $61.3m. The company made $116m in 2018, almost reaching profitability (a loss of $1m).
  • The Google Podcasts Android App has a new 'account switcher'. You can also switch the podcast app to operate "without an account", i.e. a kind-of incognito mode that doesn't save history (and doesn't let you subscribe).

    • 571 days since the launch of Google Podcasts, the company is still operating Google Play Music Podcasts, a competing but otherwise separate product, with no signposting between the two.
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  • Up and Vanished is coming to Oxygen, a US true-crime TV channel. Here's the trailer: it airs Feb 15 in the US, and presumably will also air on the channel in Australia. (Tenderfoot TV / Megaphone)
  • Launching simultaneously in the US, Brazil and Mexico, Parcast has released a podcast about secret societies, called Secret Societies. It joins a show about mythology called Mythology, a series about con artists called Con Artists, and episodes about serial killers called Serial Killers. In case you missed it, LaunchPod Media's John Dinkel says this is not an accident.
  • The Catch and Kill Podcast, which covers the systems that protect powerful men accused of terrible crimes in Hollywood and beyond, gets a full review from Podcast Review, describing one episode as "38 powerful minutes of podcasting that puts into perspective how precarious these acts were and continue to be". (Pineapple Street Studios / Megaphone)
  • A new episode of Tradeoffs details how a promising solution to the US's skyrocketing healthcare costs -- one that health care executives here have invested years and millions of dollars in -- doesn't actually work.
  • Le Profil de L'Emploi is the first podcast from LinkedIn in France, produced by Europe 1 Studio.
  • Thank you to Hysteria 51, which has joined Podnews as a personal supporter today. It's a weekly podcast that takes an every-man approach to the World of the Weird. (And it's in the chart in eleven countries!) (Buzzsprout)

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Spotify launches targeted podcast advertising

Thu, 2020-01-09 10:30

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Exclusive: Man Apologizes to Monkey — The Hardest Word is unique. Each five minute episode showcases a real person apologizing. Variously heartbreaking, gobsmacking, funny, relatable, weird. And yes, we have a man apologizing to a monkey.

Join Supercast Beta today — Make your podcast a product, not a billboard. Supercast gives podcasters everything they need to sell member-exclusive podcast content to their listeners and build predictable, recurring revenue.

Rock Legend David Crosby Featured in New Podcast — A new podcast with Crosby in conversation with Steve Silberman—looking back at Crosby's collaborations with CSNY, The Byrds, Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, and his recent music and activism. Subscribe now!

Prices going up 1/10 for Podfest — Buy now and save $$ on your ticket to one of the largest podcast conferences, based at the World Marriott in Orlando, FL 3/6-8. This is the last time you'll see this deal - so purchase now!

Get involved with the Publisher Podcast Awards — Want to reach editors and podcast makers at publishing companies? Find out how to sponsor our awards.

Thank you to Jar Audio for becoming our latest Gold Supporter. You can be like them.

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Things Going On In The News Special

  • Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein launches today from ABC News in the US. Is there more to this story that has already been uncovered? ABC News’ Mark Remillard, reporting with the ABC News Investigative Unit, looks into the story and interviews those involved. (ABC News US, Wide Orbit)
  • Things That Go Boom has a special edition about Iran, the US, and President Donald Trump's authority to launch nuclear missiles. How worried should we be? (PRX / InkStick Media)
  • Palace Intrigue: A daily Royal Family podcast is the best place to hear an amazing fairytale story about a prince called Harry and a princess called Meghan wanting to get away from their evil grandmother's family by escaping to Canada, only to find their evil grandmother's picture is still on all the money. (Libsyn)
  • The Gays Are Revolting have raised over a thousand dollars for the Victorian bushfires appeal, selling tickets to two live shows in Melbourne and Sydney. "Our home is on fire, and our leaders have their head in the sand", says one of the hosts Mykiii Rangi, which, if we were allowed to express an opinion, we'd agree with. (Lipp Media / Acast)
  • With all the news going on, here's a thing to get away from it all. Happy LDN Press are running a collection of short stories read by the authors for listeners to enjoy during their coffee break. "Some stories are dark, some are romantic and we even have some children's stories," they tell us. (Anchor)

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Morgan Stanley: Spotify is now #1 podcast platform, beating Apple

Wed, 2020-01-08 08:21

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  • In a private note for investors, Morgan Stanley has published its 6th Annual Audio Entertainment Survey. The survey notes that Spotify is now the most popular podcast platform in the US, claiming 24% of podcast listeners surveyed used Spotify while 21% used Apple Podcasts. Spotify seems to be growing, rather than Apple declining. The research also claims that people are finding it harder to discover new podcasts, not easier. The survey was conducted online, interviewing a nationally representative 1,961 US adults.
  • Don't hide your potty mouth, say Apple. In an apparently new section of the Apple Podcast requirements, Apple tell you to use full swear-words: "All words should be completely spelled out and should not be censored. Apple Podcasts automatically censors certain explicit words in titles. Don’t insert the asterisks yourself". (HT: Daniel J Lewis)

  • Nick and Caroline from HotPod have published their predictions of the big stories in podcasting they expect to be covering this year.

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  • The Publisher Podcast Awards have published their shortlist of podcasts up for an award. The event is in London in March.
  • Kaveinthran Pulanthran, a blind podcast listener, has done an accessibility review of Podchaser, Podyssey and Listen Notes. There is work to be done for all three websites. As he adds: accessibility is a design principle, not a feature to be added later. (We would welcome feedback on our accessibility).
  • Podtrac have released December's top podcast publisher list, which is now a top 15 and shows a sales contact. The data is US-only, opt-in and incomplete. It faces competition from Triton Digital's Podcast Ranker, which launches later this year.
  • Podcast Movement have announced a new set of speakers for Podcast Movement Evolutions. Our Editor is speaking about international podcasting trends.
  • Matt Saraceni, formerly of Omny Studio and Telstra, has joined Australian broadcaster SCA as "Innovation Director - Audio on Demand".
  • Want to get to know the person responsible for featuring podcasts on Pocket Casts? Darian Muka, Content Creator for Pocket Casts, talks about how to get your show featured on the Podcasting Essentials podcast in the latest episode.

    • We love people called Darian, and would do anything - anything - for them. Anything at all. Especially people who work in Brooklyn, they're the best kinds of Darian. Coincidentally, we have a podcast, too! Who'd have thought it? Have a great day! etc

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Advice Podcasts
  • Michael Moore has launched a new podcast, says BoingBoing - describing it as "rage-filled optimism". It's called Rumble and is hosted on Anchor.
  • Immigrantly is a podcast from a Pakistani American human rights activist, which explores racial identity, culture, and class through the lens of immigrant experiences. Some episodes have made it to public radio; season five has just launched. (Libsyn)
  • We Stan Together is a brand new podcast that presents theories, dissertations, STANments about a piece of pop-culture. Episode topics include Singers Trying to Act, and 80’s Ladies Pop Stars. (More Banana / Megaphone)

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US Library of Congress starts archiving podcasts

Tue, 2020-01-07 12:33

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  • Podcasts are here forever: the US Library of Congress is adding podcasts to its archive "as part of its mission to collect and preserve sound recordings". It is currently writing to selected podcasters to ask permission to add their show to Library collections, preserve it, and provide public access to it, including online. The British Library's Sound Archive is doing similar.
  • Podcasting is gaining ground, says an article in RadioWorld, looking at the future for radio broadcasters. Our Editor chimes in with his thoughts.
  • A new podcast content creation company, No One Else, has launched in Hollywood CA, USA, utilizing "a vast network of television writers and producers".
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Advice Australia is on fire: here's how to help

Regular readers will know that this newsletter is published in Australia, which is in the news at the moment because of the bushfires.

To answer the two questions we've been asked most over the past few weeks: a) yes, we're fine, thanks - the fires near us were very smokey a few weeks ago, but they're unlikely to spread. Some of our family have been less lucky though; b) here is where to donate. Thanks!

Podcasts
  • The subject of an IndieGoGo campaign that we reported on at the end of August, serial fiction podcast VALENCE is released this Saturday. The podcast, according to its press release, features veteran sound designer Julia Schifini and a cast of both veteran and newcomer actors in the audio fiction space; it's written by Wil Williams and Katie Youmans. (Pinecast)
  • Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery returns for a second season tomorrow. Highly praised by listeners and critics alike, the audio fiction podcast "takes us even deeper into the mystery of Mount Absalom, including explorations of the Burning Woods and the Mount Absalom Observatory, and both new and familiar faces". (Libsyn)

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Podchaser launches recommendation sharing service

Mon, 2020-01-06 11:36

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  • Podcast discovery website Podchaser has added a recommendation feature. You can recommend podcasts, episodes or creators to your friends on the service or via email - and we like their example of a creator to follow.
  • There's quite a bit of activity at the moment about podcast discovery. So, Podcast Discovery has just been launched: a website and newsletter focusing on the latest advances in this area.
  • Canadian podcast producer Fable and Folly Productions have produced what they call the missing Patreon dashboard - containing a set of supplemental metrics and data from your own Patreon account. "Building a community is about revenue, audience growth and retention. In other words, it’s a business. And we believe it’s time we start measuring it like one," said the company's EP, Sean Howard.

    • If you're on the hunt for a Patreon-like alternative membership service, Steady is one: it's based in Berlin. And, in the Netherlands, there's Petje·af, an independent dutch-language solution. (HT: Podpraat)
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Advice Podcasts

There was a podcast category on Jeopardy!, a popular US television quiz show, on Friday night (show #8130). Here are the questions, and (spoiler!) the answers:

  • $200: Complete the title of a podcast devoted to a Sarah Michelle Gellar series: Buffering... - A: Buffering the vampire slayer (Omny Studio)
  • $600: In 2019 The Rewatchables celebrated the 30th anniversary of this movie about Charlie Sheen & his Cleveland Indians teammates - A: Major League, since you're wondering, in this episode from Apr 10. (The Ringer / ART19)
  • $800: On his podcast Under the Skin, this British comedian tackles serious topics like personal growth - A: Russell Brand (Luminary)
  • $1000: Song Exploder breaks down a classic tune, as when this Fleetwood Mac singer/guitarist discussed "Go Your Own Way" - A: This episode was from Dec 5, 2018, and had as guest Lindsey Buckingham. (PRX)

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Darknet Diaries shares statistics for 2019; Procast adds donate buttons

Fri, 2020-01-03 07:00

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  • Good news: Google Podcasts on the web appears to have changed its error message for podcasts that don't exist: reverting to a standard Google error (though unfortunately with an HTTP 200 OK header). Searching the 300KB (!) of HTML returned for <title>Error 404 seems to have the required effect. We've added our check back to our podcast pages, and our podcast availability overview.

Privacy: Our podcast player within our podcast pages was grabbing jQuery from a Cloudflare-hosted CDN, which was attempting (but failing) to set a cookie. This was not detailed in our privacy policy. We're now hosting jQuery ourselves. Sorry.

Podcasts
  • Spreaker Prime: Everyone knows that communication is the key to success. But what does that actually mean? On the Talk to Amber Podcast, communication expert and certified life coach, Amber L. Wright, breaks down how to communicate with confidence and clarity in everyday situations. She’s using Spreaker Prime to increase exposure and maximize monetization.
  • Rocketship is back for a new season. It's a business podcast that has brought stories and advice to the startup community for the last 6 years: this season is all about product failure, like Google+, Webvan, and... Audible. (Rocketship / The Podglomerate / Megaphone)

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A new chinese government podcast

Thu, 2020-01-02 04:10

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  • The Chinese press agency Xinhua report that the government in the Guizhou Province, in the south-west of the country, has launched a podcast "to raise people's awareness of the protection of endangered species." Its name isn't given, nor how to download it.
  • Podcast Pontifications, normally Evo Terra's podcast, has had guest hosts for the last while. On December 31st, Skye Pillsbury talked about perfecting your podcast PR pitch, and today's episode features James Cridland, Podnews's editor, talking about smart speakers.
  • French newspaper Libération is launching three podcasts this month: two of which will only be available to subscribers. (via PodFrance)
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Podcasts
  • Spreaker Prime: The MovieFilm Podcast is hosted by film critic Zaki Hasan and television writer Brian Hall, and in their show they engage in hilarious and insightful conversations on all the latest out of Hollywood, including news, reviews, and interviews with some of the biggest names in movies! They’re using Spreaker Prime to earn money and cut their hosting costs.
  • Given the new CCPA regulations, you might enjoy Terms & Conditions Apply, which discusses many subjects relevant to online data collection and privacy. (Anchor)
  • The Bugle Presents... The Last Post is a new daily satirical news fantasy podcast hosted by Alice Fraser (off of The Bugle). It launched yesterday. (Somethin'Else)

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New Year, new privacy laws

Wed, 2020-01-01 07:20

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Happy New Year!

  • New privacy laws come into effect in California today, dubbed the CCPA. Chartable have published a guide to how they affect podcasters. (They're also sponsoring Podnews this month, too: thanks!)
  • Libsyn have published their review of 2019. They claim 5.1bn downloads in the first nine months of the year, and highlight the welcome hiring of Rob Greenlee, who joined Libsyn earlier in 2019 as VP of Content and Partnerships.
  • A British radio professional has listened to iHeartRadio's Podcast Channel, and shared his thoughts, describing it as "poorly executed" and "without any sense of love, careful crafting or curation."
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Podcasts
  • Spreaker Prime: Hollywood Hoops is a show that discusses all things basketball, from the Lakers and the Clippers in the NBA to UCLA and USC in the NCAA. Hosts Eric Pincus and Josh Martin take an in-depth look at basketball around the city of Los Angeles. They’re using Spreaker Prime to make hosting and advertising easier.
  • Australian comedians Wil Anderson and Charlie Clausen's TOFOP has a bonus episode raising money for the Red Cross, helping those affected by the Australian Bushfires. Go here to donate.
  • Down released its first episode today. It's a 24-part science-fiction podcast, about an expedition into a newly-discovered Antarctic trench, dubbed The Bottomless Pit. (Definitely Human / Acast)
  • The 12:37 is a science-fiction podcast, returning in early 2020. "After she accidentally ends up on a time-travelling train, scientist Nora must find a way to return home." (Pinecast)
  • Ghostpuncher Corps is a tabletop roleplaying podcast in which Dungeon Mistress Lilith takes three adventurers through the comic world of Ghostpuncher. It also comes with a horror comedy webcomic. (Libsyn)

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A new way to get ratings

Tue, 2019-12-31 06:24

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  • Podcast Generator, an open-source CMS for podcasters first available in 200 6, has released v3.0 on Github, which is a total rewrite of the earlier product.
  • If you're thinking of building your own podcast app, we hear that there's a fully-featured, well-rated iOS podcast app that's available for purchase or re-purposing: it's from a company that's about to pivot their consumer offer. Hit reply and we'll confidentially pass the message on.
  • Mark Asquith from Rebel Base Media, which runs growth-oriented podcast host Captivate, has been interviewed by SquadCast. Disclosures
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  • Spreaker Prime: Which Murderer is a show that talks about the methods, motives and background of murderers and their victims, covering two crimes per episode and debating from the victim's perspective which murderer the hosts would pick to kill them if they HAD to choose. They’re using Spreaker Prime to earn money and cut their hosting costs.
  • The New York Times profiles Dax Shepherd's Armchair Expert podcast.

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iHeartRadio launches a third all-podcast station

Mon, 2019-12-30 03:16

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  • iHeartRadio have launched a third all-podcast radio station. Listeners in Erie PA will find the iHeartRadio Podcast Channel on WLTM, 95.9 FM. It joins Allentown-Bethlehem PA's WSAN 1470 AM, and Albuquerque NM, KABQ 1350 AM. It's the first podcast station to make it to FM in the US, reports iHeartRadio-owned Inside Radio.
  • Gaana, an Indian music streaming service, is planning a portfolio of 3,000 podcasts by March 2020. They hope for 10 crore (100,000,000) monthly listens. Meanwhile, Scroll reports on a surge in the popularity of podcasts in India. A 2011 census showed that 10% of people in India - 125m - speak English, making it the second-largest English-speaking country in the world.
  • In France, Majelan, a subscription podcast platform, has raised another €6m (US$6.7m) in funding.
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  • Spreaker Prime: Florida Men is the official podcast of the Florida Man. Each week the hosts share stories from the shady side of the Sunshine State, starring America's most prolific criminal. Part true crime, part comedy, all weird. This show is about the kind of stuff that only happens in the state where everybody is crazy from the heat. They’re using Spreaker Prime to host for free and make more money.
  • My mate bought a toaster looks through someone's Amazon purchase history to find out more about them. The co-hosts, Tom Price and Samantha Baines, are currently discovering more about their own buying habits. (Great Big Owl / Acast)

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Podcasting in the UAE: a new report

Fri, 2019-12-27 03:06

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Feedback: You can always just hit reply with your thoughts on the day's news. Harris, host of the Sleep Whispers podcast, writes:

I 100% agree with Daniel J Lewis and others that ratings/reviews are a non-variable (or insignificant variable) in the Apple Podcast ranking algorithm (Dec 25). The key reason is that it is too easily gamed.
But I think many journalists who write podcast listicle articles base their selections on the ratings/reviews - which gives a boost to the podcasts mentioned in those articles. I can tell by how many podcast articles mention my podcast that they probably have never listened to it: it's usually a summary of my description.
Ratings/reviews are not totally useless: they can provide indirect boosts to growing your audience.

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.
  • The Sentenced to Life podcast tackles trauma, suicide and PTSD head on. "With honesty, humor and hope, it is our goal to shed light on these important topics and shatter the stigma around these very real and ever increasing issues," they say, and are asking for donations. (Blubrry)

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Apple Podcasts grew podcast listening most in 2019

Thu, 2019-12-26 07:35

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  • In Libsyn's The Feed, Rob Walch shared growth stats for Libsyn-hosted podcasts in Jan-Oct 2019. Listening on Apple Podcasts increased by 13.1%; but since Apple Podcasts accounts for 58% of all podcast listens, that growth accounts for 44.5% of total podcast growth in 2019. Listening to podcasts on Spotify doubled in 2019, accounting for 39.5% of total podcast growth. We reported on Libsyn's overall podcast app market share numbers in late November; Walch also clarified that almost all Libsyn shows are now on Spotify.
  • Stitcher has a new, easier, podcast submission process, and useful statistics showing downloads and listening time. We've updated our list of where to add your podcast.
  • The BBC says that there was a record amount of podcast listening on BBC Sounds, the Corporation's audio app, in 2019. The Global News Podcast was downloaded or played more than 145m times in the UK and around the world this year.
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  • A Dutch true-crime podcast from the Netherlands Police has resulted in fifteen new leads.
  • Podchaser are keen for more integrations with other services, and are asking for votes for which tools to integrate with next. (We're on the list - and are up for any integration!)
  • Eric Nuzum says, in a prediction piece, that "creating knockoffs is the wrong approach, and there’s a ton of it happening now. It’s riding the momentum of the podcast boom without actually contributing much to it."
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Ratings and reviews don't affect rankings in Apple Podcasts, we reported yesterday. Here are some of the responses we had:

Nobody has ever claimed that the total number of reviews has an impact on the charts. Rather, just like everything else on Apple Podcasts (subscribes, plays, views), the theory (strongly encouraged by vague comments from Apple employees) goes that it’s the rate of reviews, in a short / given time frame. Part of why new shows do better in the charts, relatively speaking (unless you’re a blockbuster show). That having been said, I would love to see a study that looks at that (rate of reviews, as opposed to total amount) to either debunk or confirm it.

Podchaser adds:

This is not true for Podchaser. Ask for reviews on Podchaser to move up our charts (they'll also show up in The Feed for everyone to see and discover).

Podcasts
  • Spreaker Prime: **Switch, Pivot and 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 iTunes’ curated list of "Inspiring Women." They’re using Spreaker Prime to earn money and cut their hosting costs.
  • My Favorite Murder gets a review by Podcast Review. "I’m not the only person who’s found something deeply moving, and even comforting, in My Favorite Murder’s irreverent approach to crime," says Claudia McCarron. (Exactly Right / ART19)

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Ratings and reviews do not affect ranking in Apple Podcasts

Wed, 2019-12-25 03:37

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  • Ratings and reviews do not affect ranking in Apple Podcasts. That's the analysis of Daniel J Lewis from My Podcast Reviews, who posts the above graphic, saying:

I took this screenshot of the top 12 shows in all of Apple Podcasts yesterday, and I added text showing the number of ratings and reviews for each show. Note that the current highest-ranking show has the second least number of ratings and reviews (1.5K), beating a show with 134K ratings and reviews. And note that the #9 result has only 209 ratings and reviews. That's not 209,000; it's only 209. And it's ranking better than a show with 60K ratings and reviews. So if ratings and reviews affected ranking, then Crime Junkie would be beating The Joe Rogan Experience, most of these podcasts would be in this top-12 list, and Solve would be near the bottom of all podcasts. I've collaborated with others who have helped podcasts climb the charts with legitimate audience growth and almost no ratings and reviews. And I've seen the data from others who get lots of ratings and reviews, but don't climb the charts.

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  • The CatholicTV Network, from Boston MA, USA, is to launch a new podcast division, called Grexley.
  • Google Podcasts is working on a number of new features, which 9to5google has worked out how to enable. Coming "soon", kind of, maybe, is a "History" tab, so you know what you've been listening to; a play queue (so you can choose what's coming up next); and auto-downloads (first spotted in January).
  • Idea: Want to give your favourite podcaster a nice present? Pop along and give them a positive, five-star review - either on Apple Podcasts or on Podchaser.

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  • Spreaker Prime: The Karen & Ellen Letters highlights a found correspondence between two teenage girls and their landlord, over a three year period, from the 1980s. This podcast is the reading of those letters and a re-telling of the host's journey to validate their authenticity. They’re using Spreaker Prime to earn money and cut their hosting costs.
  • Malaysia Tatler carries an article from Yi Jun Loh, the host of Breaking Bread, a food podcast from Malaysian radio station BFM. In What I've Learnt From Running A Food Podcast For BFM, he says how it's changed his appreciation for Malaysian food.

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Is anyone reading your Patreon posts?

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  • Spreaker Prime: Our True Crime Podcast focuses on bizarre, lesser known crime cases from around the globe delivered with respect, a bit of humor and a smidge of song (everything listeners have come to love from hosts Jen and Cam). They’re using Spreaker Prime to host for free and make more money.
  • The Communicate Influence Podcast has our Editor, James Cridland, talking about podcast trends for 2020. (Acast Open)
  • Were you raised by wolves?, a podcast about etiquette and manners, has a Christmas special episode. Is it rude to regift? If you're feeling stressed about money, is it rude to give handmade gifts to your friends? Is it rude to not see all my friends and extended family when I go home for the holidays? They have the answer. (Simplecast)

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The Daily Show launches a new podcast; Podfollow celebrates growth

Mon, 2019-12-23 04:35

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  • A new podcast studio has opened at Zip Zap Media, in Savannah GA, USA.
  • The Google Podcasts app is no longer available on Chromebooks, we've discovered. You can still use it on the web, though it lacks a front page or subscription management there.
  • Podcasting unsilences the silenced, says WFAE's Joni Deutsch. "We can’t let ... commercialized, hyper-celebrity noise drown out the diverse voices, perspectives, and stories that can and should call podcasting home." (ht: Elsie Escobar)
  • Podcast host Anchor has rolled out new-look profile pages. (Here's one).
  • In the Netherlands, a survey: het Podcastnetwerk is benieuwd naar wat jullie de (minst) favoriete, nieuw ontdekte, of ondergewaardeerde podcasts van 2019 vinden. Vul hier hun mini-onderzoekje in!
Podcasts
  • Spreaker Prime: Grants Rants Hollywood Talk is a podcast with a fresh take on a Hollywood. Each show features a guest co-host. Together, with host and personality, Grant Rutter, they share their opinions and approval/disapproval over the latest Hollywood dish. He’s using Spreaker Prime to host for free and make more money.
  • Congratulations to Dave Jackson's School of Podcasting for reaching, we're told, 700 episodes. He started in 2005. (Libsyn)
  • Spotted: the hosts of Shameless - the "pop culture podcast for smart women who love dumb stuff" - in an Instagram ad for Australian clothes retailer Cotton On. (ht: Radionotes) (Whooshkaa)

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