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Podcast downloads by country; and the Peabody Awards

Wed, 2019-04-24 08:06

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  • Radio and podcasting winners from The Peabody Awards have been announced (and they're all podcasts): they are Believed from NPR; Buried Truths from WABE; Caliphate from the New York Times; and two episodes of Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX.
  • Libsyn's The Feed usually contains some nice stats. In the latest show, for March, 62% of Libsyn's podcasts were downloaded from Apple Podcasts; 9.6% from Spotify, and 2.8% from Overcast (with Google Podcasts at #8, with 1.2%). (Fewer than 40% of Libsyn shows are available on Spotify).

    • In terms of countries, the US downloaded 63.5% of all Libsyn podcasts; then Canada 5.3%, the UK 5.1%, Australia 3.7%, and Sweden 3.1%.
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Want to make a standout podcast in 2019? — Christina Choi (Spotify NYC), Alex Mitchell (PodcastOne) & Olivia Rosenman (Google Creative Lab) share what it takes to make innovative, moving & standout audio at Audiocraft Podcast Festival Sydney May 31 - June 2. Tickets on sale!

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  • More stats, this time from Podtrac (not everyone's signed up to it; its methods are proprietary; it's US only; etc) - the top 20 podcasts for March 2019. The company has also quietly revised their top 10 podcast publishers for the same period, correcting Wondery stats.
  • Oh, you want more stats? Try these statistics for the French podcasting market, showing that Pippa is the #4 podcast host in the country, and SoundCloud #3. Ausha is the most popular podcast host - a French company.
  • Michael Barbaro from The Daily is at an event in London on June 6. He'll be joined by NYT journalists, exploring "the uncertainty caused by Brexit and the global implications of the nationalist undercurrent currently sweeping across both Europe and the United States". The event will be recorded by Intelligence Squared.
  • Gimlet now has a formally recognised union.
  • "We’re giving our art away and then complaining about being broke." A challenging read, Tanner Campbell suggests that we redefine how podcasting works to fix what he calls podcasting's monetisation problem: calling on us to "create a singular publishing platform that podcast directories like Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, iHeart, and all the rest have to pay to access and make available on their platforms."
  • PODX is a new podcast convention "for fans, creators and professionals like", which will be held in Nashville TN, USA, May 31–June 2. It's being run by the company behind BroadwayCon, LeakyCon, and Con of Thrones. Rabia Chaudry and Aaron Mahnke are on the lengthy list of announced speakers.
  • Liz Nelson has joined Vox Media as Editorial Director, Vox Podcasts. "Liz will push Vox and Recode's current and future podcasts to the next level," we're told. She joins from Gannett, where she was VP of Content Development.
  • If you're in the US (and on mobile), Podnews is now on Pandora. We've added this link - and the link to add yours - in our list of podcast directories.
  • Spotify's Global Head of Advertising, Brian Benedik, talks about Spotify's monetisation plans in an interview in the Australian Marketing magazine.
  • Luminary's iOS app is not fully accessible to blind users, with unlabeled elements and buttons. The company says this is work in progress. Meanwhile, the Android app for Luminary - still officially unreleased - had an update to fix a critical bug in Luminary's first 24 hours of launch. We also note media coverage from Fast Company, who have listened to some of the exclusive podcasts available; and Kevin Goldberg from DiscoverPods writes why Luminary is bound to fail.
Podcasts
  • The Daily Talk Show bills itself as "a conversation sometimes worth recording", with two business owners Josh and Tommy (who own Melbourne's Big Media Company). Recording every weekday for over a year, they've already done over 330 episodes. They're new Podnews supporters today: thank you. (Simplecast)
  • I, Survivor returns for season two, along with six new stories of resilience and survival. This season is all about finding empowerment through sharing. (Wondery / ART19)
Correspondence

Following our coverage of Luminary launching without some major podcasts yesterday, Jamie asks:

Luminary is a podcast subscription service, but also a podcatcher. Presumably some shows are behind the paywall and ordinary podcasts are not. So what is keeping it from reading RSS feeds of The Daily and Gimlet shows, like any other podcatcher?

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Luminary launches - without some popular podcasts

Tue, 2019-04-23 12:08

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  • Luminary, the self-styled "Netflix of podcasting", launches officially today. As The Verge points out, Luminary doesn't have The Daily from the New York Times in it - an in-app message grumpily recommends alternative podcasts. Podcasts from Spotify, Gimlet Media and Anchor are also unavailable. Perhaps surprisingly, it does contain BBC content. The Verge's Dieter Bohn calls this "the upcoming podcast wars".

    “Because Luminary’s business model is new, unproven, and frankly opaque in how it plans to monetize its free tier, we are being especially cautious regarding the potential to automatically distribute Anchor creators’ content, without knowing exactly how it will affect their podcasts.”—Michael Mignano, Anchor co-founder, explains why Anchor has not allowed Luminary to list their podcasts

  • Available in Canada, the UK, Australia and the US, Luminary is priced at US$7.99/month (but a third cheaper for Australians oddly). We tested the website with a Brazilian IP address, where Luminary is not supported: every page, even for free podcasts, forwards to a page explaining Luminary is unavailable. (Add ?country=US to the end of the URL).
  • Yes, your podcast is there already. Luminary links now appear in our podcast pages, like this for Gladiator, and our availability page now includes Luminary too. Here's how to add your podcast if it isn't there already. Luminary's base directory was taken from Apple Podcasts before October 20th and podcasts since deleted from Apple's database have not been removed from Luminary's directory. There is no contact point for how to achieve removal of podcasts.
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  • Got an unfinished novel? Bruce Janu did: so he gave himself a kick and turned it into a podcast to help him finish it. The result is Lilac Wine - The Podcast. (Libsyn)
  • The audio fiction podcast Dreamland is part mystery, part dark comedy, which "follows a novice private eye as she hunts an imposter. The case leads her to some of Hollywood's most colorful characters who test her in ways she couldn't have predicted." (Nerve Tank Media / Libsyn)
  • Design Tomorrow comes well recommended by followers of @podnews on Twitter. It's a well-produced, interesting listen focusing on where design and humanity collide.
  • Bad boys, bad boys - wha'cha gonna do? Dan Taberski and the team behind Missing Richard Simmons are back - investigating COPS, the longest running reality show in TV history, and its cultural impact. Running from COPS launches today. (ART19)
  • UK reality TV star Lydia Bright returns for season two of The Brights, widely touted as the first reality podcast. (Somethin'Else/Acast)

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18m Crime Junkies; a Swootiful social app; de-umming with Spext

Mon, 2019-04-22 11:18

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  • Crime Junkie is celebrating 18 million downloads in the past two months. The true-crime podcast has signed with Cabana, the digital audio business of AdLarge Media, for exclusive ad representation. The podcast has a live tour in June.
  • Swoot, a new social podcast player from the founders of HipChat, has been getting plenty of positive reviews, like this from The Verge; we mentioned it last week, but clearly it would be wrong of us to recommend you all sign up and listen to the Podnews podcast in Swoot, so we'll not do that.
  • We discover Spext, an automatic transcription and voice editing tool. Here's a video of someone removing the "ums" in a podcast.
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  • If you'd like to download apps geolocked to other countries on an iPhone, here's a helpful guide from Gadgethacks. If you own an Android phone, it's easier - use a trusted APK mirror like, um, APK mirror, and download the file to install it on your device. (Check your local laws first for both of these.)
  • Barron's Online covers How Podcasting Became a Big Business.
  • Duolingo Spanish Podcast es un podcast bilingüe que tiene como objetivo enseñar español a auditores de habla inglesa. En cada episodio, dos narradores cuentan una historia real. El protagonista habla español (simplificado para el nivel intermedio) y la anfitriona habla en inglés. Adonde Media are looking for story pitches: you need to be a native Spanish speaker, and get your proposal to them by the end of April 28th.

    • The company also highlights Argentina's Parque Podcast network, which has over twenty shows, in a blog post.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald has reviewed the RØDECaster Pro.
  • The team behind Nancy, WNYC's popular LGBTQ+ podcast, visited Florida State University.
Podcasts
  • Leo Laporte is the guest in The Upgrade from Lifehacker this week. (At time of writing, it hadn't made it to the official feed.)
  • New this week, CSR of One features inspiring people who are making strides outside their chosen careers through social and charitable initiatives, from an award-winning chef setting up a school in Zanzibar to an accomplished diver removing plastic from Dubai’s waters. (Amaeya FM / Podiant)
  • Nouveau Monde is the first native podcast from France Info, focusing on new technology. The 30-minute podcast is a spinoff from a four-minute feature aired on the station on Saturdays.

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Countries where podcasting is growing fastest

Fri, 2019-04-19 13:04

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  • Voxnest have posted the fastest-growing countries for podcasting. The top 4 are Spanish-speaking, all in Latin America. Number 5? China, growing at 43% month-on-month. Given that China has a population of 1.4bn, that's a significant increase for total downloads.
  • Swoot, a new social podcast app, has been launched: you can see friends listening to shows. 25% of podcasts played by users, says the press release, are influenced by friends.
  • Dan Misener had his independent podcast Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids featured on Apple's front page. In a blog post he explained how he got there, and what effect it had on his traffic.
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  • Patreon changes pricing for new creator plans soon - you have until May 6th to join to retain the old pricing model.
  • Headliner have published results of a test showing that posting audio and a moving waveform performs three times better than a static image.
  • Plink makes free smart links for podcasters, automatically forwarding listeners to play your podcast in their pre-installed podcast apps. It's a nice implementation; the first fifteen users can use code "podnews" and save $5. (We do this too: search for your podcast on Podnews and add "/listen" on the URL - or download the code from our link generator pages.)
  • The Wondery/UMG announcement we reported on yesterday might have something to do with the disappearance of some Wondery podcasts, including One Plus One's exploration of the relationship between Lennon and McCartney, and the Death Row Records vs Bad Boy Records episodes of Business Wars. The reason? Music rights.

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Wondery does a deal with Universal Music

Thu, 2019-04-18 11:47

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  • A pop music critic for the Washington Post posts a clickbaity article entitled Are podcasts killing music or just wasting our time?. The article (which does contain some useful points) has been widely reviled on social media, probably doing exactly what the author wanted; Helen Zaltzman has an especially cogent take (and the comments seem to agree).
  • If your podcast was submitted to Spotify by your podcast host, you may have looked enviously at those who have direct access to Spotify's analytics, which contain demographic details and more information. You can now see that, too: just add your podcast and you'll be able to see your stats; you need access to the email address in your RSS feed.
  • Omny Studio - featured in WIRED magazine this month - have written about their transcription service, and the benefit of it. They also show off their "transcript player".
  • Vox Media has purchased Epic Magazine.
  • Spreaker, a podcast host, have announced a one-click publishing service for their clients, and a few more tweaks.
  • Neilsen have published a blog post about podcast advertising, noting that audiences think podcast advertising is a good fit with the content.
  • A British record plugging service ("pluggers" go out to radio stations and convince them to play songs) has launched a new podcast plugging service, matching artists with podcasts "that best meet their strategic needs".
  • We Edit Podcasts has written a good - no, excellent - list of top 14 podcast blogs.
Podcasts
  • The Primary Ride Home is a new daily podcast from Ride Home Media, "the daily news podcast company". The podcast, hosted by Chris Higgins, is updated for 5pm every day. It's the second podcast from the company; the first was Techmeme Ride Home, a tech news podcast. (Ride Home Media / Anchor)
  • Happy Birthday This Week In Tech, which is 14 years old. Leo Laporte and the team have posted their very first episode, then called Revenge of the Screensavers, on YouTube - oddly, acted out by puppets.
Correspondence

Laura says:

I manage podcasts for an NPR member station. I’m thinking of changing all our language to “follow.” It solves the listen-one-time vs listen-from-now-on problem, but still sounds free.

Joshua adds:

I think "Follow" actually makes a lot of sense. More so than Subscribe or Listen. Particularly when you realize that people "subscribe/follow" a lot of shows and only selectively listen to episodes that either look interesting or come from their absolute favorite shows.

...we'd note that "follow" is language also used by Spotify (in some user interfaces), as well as iHeartRadio.

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The podcast that crashes car radios

Wed, 2019-04-17 11:53

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  • Play 99% Invisible in your Mazda or Nissan, and your radio might crash, according to a recent episode of Reply All. Both Podcast Addict and Pocket Casts have now been patched to stop this from happening; and on Reddit, the person who noticed it, a guy called Ben, pops up with more detail of the bug: and in the comments, a solution... it turns out that characters like %In (along with %jn and %hhn) cause the issue (it's an "uncontrolled format string", apparently).
  • Zach Kahn has spotted that Apple Podcasts has much better browsing functionality in the latest beta version of iOS. "It makes it that much easier to discover new shows", he adds.
  • TMZ is reporting about a legal matter between Chris Hardwick and Cadence13. Hardwick didn't make an episode of ID10T between mid-June and mid-November, which TMZ claim is in breach of contract. The website also reports that Cadence13 has made about $394K in ad revenue from the show.
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  • I don't give a rip is a new podcast with the stars of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Dallas, along with TV personality Amy Vanderoef. "My mouth is unfiltered and so is this podcast!" said D’Andra Simmons in a press release. (YEA Networks / Audioboom)
  • What Was That Like is a conversation with someone who has found themselves in an extremely unusual situation. Previous episodes feature people who survived a mass shooting, prevented a kidnapping, or caused a fatal accident. What was that like? (Libsyn)
  • Forward Talks is a podcast from the UAE about ways in which we can move towards sustainability, interviewing sustainability change-makers. (Goumbook / AMAEYA Creative / Podiant)
  • The Beyond Social Media Show kindly mentioned us in their latest episode. Thank you! (Libsyn)
  • She Podcasts also gave us a shout-out on their latest episode too, digging into She Podcasts Live. Thank you as well! (Libsyn)
Correspondence

More on the great "should we use the word 'subscribe' debate"...

Matt says:

The one thing I’d say about ’subscribe’ is that it’s used widely on YouTube and seemingly without negative consequence

Adam says:

Significantly more people use YouTube than listen to podcasts, and they all seem to cope with the word "Subscribe" just fine. They realise that by hitting the "Subscribe" button, they'll hear about new episodes as they're uploaded. There's no implication that it'll cost anything.
I used to think that "Subscribe" might have connotations about paying money, as in a newspaper or magazine subscription. But (sadly) few of today's Millennials and Gen Zs have ever paid for such a subscription.

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The Daily, The Weekly, the Apple Watch, and more Google Podcasts features

Tue, 2019-04-16 12:34

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  • Michael Barbaro and Lisa Tobin from The Daily are the subject of a long piece in The Hollywood Reporter, as they gear up for The Weekly, a 30-episode season on FX and Hulu. It launches in June.
  • Network 10, an Australian television network owned by CBS, has released its first podcast. The Professor and The Hack is the first from the company's 10 Speaks division, and is a political podcast coinciding with the recently-announced Federal Election in the country. It isn't, yet, in Apple Podcasts, though.
  • Megaphone post about the Apple Watch, calling it podcasting's stealth success story.
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  • Shell, the petro-chemicals company, has released its first podcast. The Energy Podcast speaks about the global energy system. (Omny Studio)
  • The Bugle - the audio newspaper for a visual world - has moved to Entale, using the company's new RSS transfer feature. The podcast used to be part of Radiotopia, but has recently attempted to gain even more independence, much like the country of Andy Zaltzman, the main host. (Entale)
  • Westeros Weekly is a new Game of Thrones weekly podcast, available Monday afternoons through Game of Thrones’ final season. (Himalaya)
Correspondence
  • There were a few opinions yesterday on the problem with the word "subscribe"; Podnews just prefers to use the word "listen".
  • Jason writes:

    There is a big difference between the word “subscribe” and “listen.”
    “Listen to this podcast” sounds like you’re asking people to hear one episode.
    “Subscribe to this podcast” sounds like you’re asking people to hear all your episodes as you publish them.
    The only solution I can think of this early in the morning is “subscribe for free to hear all episodes.”
    I’m sure there’s a better solution. I’ll work on that.

  • Harris says:

    I think "Subscribe" (used with one simple change) can be even more enticing and helpful than "Listen" when providing instructions to listeners.
    My solution is to take the weakness of the word "Subscribe" (I don't want to pay money!) and turn it into a strength (I'm getting something FREE?!) . Here is how I use it in my show notes:
    Subscribe (free) on Apple Podcasts.
    Subscribe (free) on Google Podcasts or An Android app.
    I think "Subscribe (free)" is better than "Listen" bc you want to instruct them to find and click "Subscribe" rather than just seek out a play button on each episode and "Listen" (and not Subscribe).
    I hope that is a helpful perspective.

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Is this one word we should all stop using?

Mon, 2019-04-15 11:09

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Podcast Consumer 2019 released; Luminary sneek peek

Fri, 2019-04-12 06:10

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  • Edison Research revealed their Podcast Consumer 2019 study yesterday in a webinar. They have posted the full slide deck and video on their website. On the Twitter hashtag, Midroll highlight that 70% of podcast consumers are doing "nothing else" when listening to podcasts; Mark Asquith highlights that 75% of non-listeners believe that podcasts are "just not for them", and sees this as a marketing opportunity; and Evo Terra highlights that podcast listeners overwhelmingly use their phones for just that.
  • Apple appears to have rolled-back their Apple Podcasts on the web product, which we reported on yesterday - the old pages are now appearing again. We did notice some errors using the service yesterday; perhaps it needed a little more polish, or maybe they're waiting until WWDC in six weeks. Meanwhile, 9to5Mac has discovered an icon for a rumoured-but-likely Apple Podcasts desktop app in an upcoming macOS release.
  • The BBC is testing dynamically personalised programme trails within BBC Radio 6 Music, using AMillionAds. It's a beta trial currently, run on the BBC's "Taster" platform; but the possibilities on a signed-in service like BBC Sounds are obvious. (The BBC does not carry commercials in the UK). Notable quote: "the team did want to run it within [BBC] Sounds but that platform’s development path is so intense and they didn’t want to wait."
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  • NPR's Jarl Mohn spoke at the NAB Show about podcasting: "We believe in podcasting and we invest a lot of money in podcasting."

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  • Reply All discovers the strange case of a man who's car stereo breaks every time he tries to play 99% Invisible. 2016 Mazda sedans are, it seems, incompatible with Radio Row In Beautiful Downtown Oakland California.
  • Motherhood Sessions is a new podcast from Gimlet Media (and yes, it's available everywhere); it's hosted by reproductive psychiatrist Dr. Alexandra Sacks who talks with women about their struggles with motherhood.
  • Case Closed, a true crime podcast series that doesn't leave you wondering whodunnit - is back for a new season, following the murder of Rusty Sneiderman. The first season achieved more than 1.8m downloads; every episode is already on Stitcher Premium.
  • Jonny Gould's Jewish State is a Jewish and Israeli podcast from a UK broadcaster, ranging from Israeli HealthTech to Labour antisemitism, from the greatest pop music to Jewish comedy and from peace with Palestine to Holocaust testimony.
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Apple Podcasts now available on the web

Thu, 2019-04-11 03:31

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  • Apple Podcasts is now available on the web, with a brand new web interface. The pages are responsive, and work on desktop and on Android phones. All these new pages are already indexed within a Google search, including specific episode pages, the first time that podcast episode pages have surfaced in search.

    • Google Podcasts are also working on a web interface, but have yet to properly launch the product, and these pages don't appear in ordinary search results. Both Apple and Google products lack a front page, or a method of subscribing.
  • AllAccess reports on podcasting's presence at the NAB Show in Las Vegas NV, US. It covers many of the sessions, including one our Editor spoke at.
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  • Edison Research release The Podcast Consumer 2019 today. You can watch the webinar today at 2pm ET.
  • Good news for CBC podcast fans who use Overcast: everything is working again.
  • The Athletic, a subscription sports website, has added podcasting to their offer. "We've introduced a premier audio experience as part of our subscription featuring more than 20 exclusive podcast shows (with more to come) hosted by The Athletic's world-class talent", says an email sent to subscribers. Podcasts are available on their website and app.
  • New research from the Futuri Media, University of Florida, and NAB 2019 National Podcast Listener Study, which studies podcast listeners, contains much data and statistics about US podcast listeners. Catching our eye:

    • 16% of podcast listeners don't subscribe to any podcasts
    • 33% of listeners use Spotify to listen; 32% use Apple Podcasts; and surprisingly 70% claim to use YouTube.
    • Possibly related to the above, streaming a podcast is more popular than downloading
    • Two thirds of listeners say they prefer host-read advertising than pre-produced spots.
  • Audiocraft Podcast Festival have announced new speakers to their event in Sydney NSW, Australia (May 31 - Jun 2 - tickets here): speakers from Spotify, RNZ and Everything Is Alive's Ian Chillag.
  • The third annual PopCon Podcast Awards will take place at PopCon in Indianapolis IN. The awards are open to anyone who has a podcast with 5 episodes or more, and there is no cost to submit. The event also has a "live podcast stage", open to anyone, as well as a podcast marathon. It's on between June 7-9.
  • A new iOS podcast app has been launched - Podcasts myTuner is a free and fully-featured app, including support for CarPlay and Apple TV. Particularly, it allows filtering of podcasts by country, language or category. It's from a team based in Portugal.

  • Jessica Sherman is returning to AdLarge Media as Vice President of Affiliate Sales and Content.
Podcasts
  • A Little Bit Me With Ted Alexandro, from the stand-up comedian, has Tig Notaro on this week's episode. They talked about Star Trek, and the time Tig couldn't get Chrissie Hynde off the phone.
  • Wondery's One Plus One is back for a new season: this time, focusing on Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. The podcast explores history’s most notable partnerships.

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The top personal care podcast advertisers

Wed, 2019-04-10 09:06

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  • Which personal care brand ran the most podcast ads? Magellan can tell you in a new post focusing on this sector. Clue: they're such friends of the podcast industry, they also support this newsletter.
  • Nomations for the Peabody Awards have been announced: the awards "honor the most powerful, enlightening and invigorating stories in television, radio and digital media." This year there are 11 podcasts and radio show nominees, including This American Life, The Daily, Ear Hustle and In The Dark.
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  • Podcast2book has launched: it's a way to turn an interview into a book to sell from your website.
  • A BBC television presenter managed to play a podcast on air by mistake during a live TV show. Conveniently, the podcast was hers, but we're sure it was a proper mistake and not a way to market the podcast.
  • The BBC's podcasts reappeared in Google Podcasts late last week, as we reported. We expressed doubt that it was deliberate; they've mostly disappeared, again, from the app. The BBC's press office haven't responded to our request for comment.
  • Radio France's podcasts are no longer appearing in Google Podcasts. We learn they were removed before the BBC's action, though the broadcaster has declined to give us a statement. They've added a tag to their RSS feed barring Google from listing them.
  • The CBC's podcasts are no longer appearing in Overcast, a popular iOS app. Everyone claims it's a harmless mistake and that they'll be back soon.

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She Podcasts gets conference funding; Apple Podcasts to get a desktop app?

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  • NBC News is switching to Megaphone as a podcast host. They previously used to use ART19, we think.
  • One Voice, One Mic is a new short documentary about podcasting, due to be released to film festivals later this year. It promises to take "an upbeat yet honest look at the rise of podcasting", as well as examining the future of the medium.
  • Ahead of Luminary, French subscription podcast app Sybel launches today. It plans to be a subscription platform (€4.99 / US$5.60 a month). They raised €5m / US$5.6m at the end of last year. The service launches with an exclusive podcast, Gurus, focusing on true stories from powerful gurus around the world. Narrated by Mélanie Doutey, with an original music score composed by Nova Materia, it's produced by Engle.
  • Email marketer AWeber has released an update for its Curate app, allowing you to automatically embed audio from podcasts within email. HTML5 audio is supported by Apple Mail and Samsung's default mail app.
  • Audio production and podcast editing service Resonate Recordings has a new home in Middletown KY, US, and a new home online, with a redesigned website.
  • The Verge reviews the Rødecaster Pro. It uses the word "perfect" in the opening paragraph.
  • The Guardian is advertising its daily news podcast to commuters in London Underground trains. It is, Digiday report, earning increasing revenue from its (re-)embrace of podcasting.
  • The Daily from the New York Times is now being carried by more than 140 radio stations worldwide. "Worldwide", in this case, means one station in the US territory of Guam, with a population of 164,000.
  • Your podcast needs a website, says Jack Rhysider, giving fourteen reasons why.
Podcasts
  • In The Key Of Change Chats has joined Jabberjaw Media, the company has announced. Hosted by Jackie Cular, it features "the best conversations with artists from a wide range of genres and a wide range of events". (Megaphone)
  • Decomposed is a new podcast from American Public Media. Concert pianist and host Jade Simmons is the host; it shares the tales of heartbreak, scandal and sheer genius that have shaped classical music.
  • Professional Friends focuses on the LGBTQ dating scene in New York City. Hosted by comedians Carolina Hidalgo and Calvin Cato, plus their friends, comedians Anna Paratore and John Bevacqua, they discuss the ups-and-downs of their careers and romantic lives.
  • 3D Escape Room: Frequency - is an interesting idea - recorded in "3D audio", it's an interactive podcast where listeners play an innovative audio-based escape room in which they must navigate a series of puzzles within 60 minutes.
  • How I Found My Voice explores how some of the world’s greatest artists and thinkers became such compelling - and unique - communicators. It was featured by both Apple and Spotify at launch. (Intelligence Squared / Acast)

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NAB Show 2019: more podcast companies than ever

Mon, 2019-04-08 09:00

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  • Episodes of true-crime podcast The Teachers Pet have been removed in Australia because of an ongoing court case.

  • In London, the first Podcast Live happened this weekend, to great success. Another should be announced soon.
  • Locked On, which has built its popular media enterprise upon short-form, daily local market podcasts for each NFL and NBA team is moving into major league baseball coverage beginning with the start of the 2019 MLB regular season. Locked On podcast listens doubled in 2018 to 5 million monthly listens.
  • Nielsen, the audience measurement company, is ready to track podcast listening. “Nielsen clearly has a technology solution that could measure listeners. We’ve tested it, it works,” said Bruce Supovitz, SVP of national audio services, said on April 1st's edition of The Database. Meanwhile, Westwood One has released data showing the effectiveness of advertising across different platforms including podcasting for businesses that market direct to consumers.
  • The rise of the UAE podcast culture is a piece in the Kaleej Times, including quotes from podcasters.
  • How do I get more listeners to my show? You might not like the answer, says Rebel Base Media.
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  • The twice-daily WSJ What's News has been relaunched with a new format: mornings are straight news reports, while afternoons are more analysis-based. (Megaphone)
  • The Rhino Podcast, the official podcast from "the catalog division of Warner Music Group", is focusing on Aretha Franklin for a short mini-series.
  • Tales of the Trade will make a live episode on April 17th in Dubai Knowledge Village. Attendance is free; it's at 3pm. (Amaeya FM)

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Understanding podcast metrics using pizza

Fri, 2019-04-05 12:56

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  • A Million Ads has launched a new podcasting product. Studio:Podcast allows advertisers to contextualize their ad creative with the name, genre or category of the podcast, the type of device the listener is using, their location and how many times they have heard the message
  • Melbourne newspaper The Age has discovered the variable speed setting in Pocket Casts.
  • On Mar 29 we reported on YouTube seemingly allowing someone to upload other peoples' podcasts and put advertising on them. YouTube tells us that if the copyright owners of any podcasts find that their works are posted without permission, they can make a copyright removal request; copyright removals result in strikes for the uploading channel; and if a channel has three strikes, it will be terminated.
  • Anchor now lets you share Anchor podcast episodes and profiles direct to a Snapchat story, which will link back directly so anyone who sees your story can immediately listen in their preferred podcast app. Meanwhile, podcast host Pinecast has partnered with Headliner to provide Pinecast customers with one-click access to create social videos directly within their platform.
  • Radiodays Europe covers Tom Webster's recent appearance, with another guy, at the event in Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • ShoutOutLive, the UK's "first women's podcast festival", will be on May 18 in Shoreditch, London.
  • Short-form podcast platform Synth is running a podcast competition for students. In our second mention of the New York foodstuff today, winners get a pizza party for the whole class.

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  • Stupid Genius with Emma Chamberlain is a new show from a YouTuber who has more than fifteen million followers on social media. (Ramble/Megaphone)

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Spotify: now #1 for podcasts in Spain, Indonesia and India

Thu, 2019-04-04 09:54

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  • Spotify is continuing to grow: it's now the #1 podcast player in India, Spain and Indonesia, report Voxnest. Unsurprisingly, says YouGov, Spotify users are far keener on podcasts than users of Pandora.
  • Some BBC podcasts are back in Google Podcasts following a spat last week: a search for BBC Womans Hour, for example, finds the podcast within the app. However, a closer look reveals that the RSS feed, and others like it, is being re-published by the BBC's advertising partner Acast, and the BBC's block is still in place. It's not clear whether this is a deliberate move.

    • The ability for anyone to copy RSS feeds and have their copies automatically show up in Google Podcasts was mentioned to us by a different public service broadcaster whilst at Radiodays Europe. Their concern was that spiked versions of RSS feeds, with edited content, could be made available: bringing the broadcaster into disrepute or spreading fake news. We think they have a point: there's no clear and obvious way to know that this page is not directly coming from the BBC.
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  • Audioboom have posted record quarterly revenue of US$4.6m. The company has also signed a number of new shows, and says that its revenue per thousand listens is up 67% to $23.77.
  • Ben Cave has joined Apple Podcasts in a senior role, and moved to California. He's worked for Apple for eight years, and was previously with production company Somethin'Else.
  • Formerly known as Kimberlite, a subscription podcast platform called Glow promises to "make it easy for your fans to pay for your podcasts".
  • Podcast app Castro announces a new personalisation feature at 8am Pacific today.
  • Podchaser has announced 21 data partnerships of podcast websites and apps using Podchaser creator data. Services include RadioPublic, Player FM, and Podnews. "Podnews links to Podchaser from our podcast pages whenever we mention a podcast in our free daily newsletter," says our Editor, James Cridland.
  • Podtrac released some data about podcast categories. News and comedy are the fastest-growing categories, according to the company. Important caveats: it's only relevant for the US, and only relevant for those podcasts that measure through Podtrac. RAIN has analysed the data, revealing possibly under-served podcast categories.
  • A text-book example of marketing a podcast is James Corden's comments about chubby actors being typecast as funny friends, rather than love interests. Made on the David Tennant podcast (Somethin'Else), the comments were widely reported in the UK, including ITV, The Guardian, The BBC, The Independent, Metro, and news outlets near you.
  • Tom Webster and another guy were interviewed after their session at Radiodays Europe.
  • NPR is looking for a Podcast Audience Strategist in Washington DC, USA.
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  • Filling a void in podcasting and online culture, Derek mansplains it all contains a white man explaining things to people who aren't like him. (The white man in question: New York City-based stand up comedian Derek Humphrey, is actually using this to understand other cultural groups, but don't let that get in the way). (Podbean)
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Beer brands advertising in podcasts

Wed, 2019-04-03 07:01

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  • Magellan looks at podcast beer advertisers, noting significant activity in 2017, but relatively little now in the top podcasts. The company points out that brands have simply focused on smaller podcasts - at least, those further down the Apple Podcast charts. (Note: the Apple Podcast chart isn't a popularity chart).
  • Google Podcasts is to get a sleep timer, says 9to5google, who have examined the code in the new beta version of the Google app.
  • Pandora is working with ad-tech platform instreamatic·ai to test interactive voice audio ads. "Send me a free sample" might work - as also would "Skip ad", which seems enlightened.
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  • a16z features Nick Quah this week, billing itself as "a podcast about podcasts".
  • Open Source claims it was the first ever podcast, published in 2003. It's still going strong, we're reminded: it features Christopher Lydon in conversation on arts, ideas and politics.
  • Mixtape Memories is a new podcast reminiscing about music from the 90s and the NYC music scene in the aughts.
  • While the UK continues to embarrass itself at its inability to know what it's doing with the European Union, We Have Ways Of Making You Talk is a new podcast focusing on the last time Western Europe was at war. History enthusiast and comedian Al Murray, and historian James Holland, will "tell battlefield tales and bring forgotten events back into sharp focus", just in time for the UK to cancel its membership with the blah world peace blah economic experiment head-desk idiotic argh

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Google Podcasts are working on an analytics dashboard

Tue, 2019-04-02 12:48

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  • Google Podcasts is building a way for content owners to claim their podcasts in the Google Podcasts catalogue, and Google are working on an analytics dashboard for all partners, said Steve Henn, Content Lead for News on Assistant, Google, at Radiodays Europe. "We approach our Google Podcast service just like (spidering) the web," he said, pointing out that all publishers are already getting consumption data from their servers. On BBC vs Google, he said that Google's approach has been to make it as easy as possible to search for a podcast and play it. However, he said the BBC has said they would prefer search to be directed towards BBC Sounds. He said that Google has more work to do in order to facilitate their needs and they want to understand from the BBC what they want. "If people want to listen to a BBC podcast, we want to get them there as fast as we can." He added that Google and the BBC are talking.

    • It should be noted that Google Podcasts is hard for podcast hosts to measure: the web player appears as a browser, while Chromecast can also appear differently. This will signficantly help podcasters understand the traffic from Google.
  • Cautious data for those wanting to pull podcasts into a registration-only app: only 3 out of 5 people are cool with that and the figure is slowly decreasing. Meanwhile: "It's not a podcast if it's not platform agnostic", says Josh Kinal.
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BBC says podcast listening will quadruple by 2021

Mon, 2019-04-01 11:50

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  • By 2021, podcast listening will quadruple - up to 13.6% of audio listening from 3% now, according to the BBC's Head of Research for Radio and Education, Alison Winter. At Radiodays Europe today in Lausanne, she outlined how the BBC Sounds app, which uses mandatory sign-in, offers better data analytics and allows better recommendations. "We hope that in the coming months, BBC Sounds [the app] will be an international proposition", added Ben Chapman, Head of Digital for BBC Audio and Music.
  • "The sense of connection and ownership is far more on a podcast than on broadcast TV or radio," says Chris Mason of the BBC's Brexitcast, speaking at Radiodays Europe today via video: adding that the podcast generates significant amounts of contact via social media. The podcast is now filmed for BBC television. Dino Sofos, the podcast's producer, also shared that they have had over 4m downloads for the podcast's 100 episodes.
  • Paula Szuchman and Emily Botein from WNYC Studios also spoke this morning at Radiodays Europe, highlighting how they use audio to build community, and focusing on "listener episodes" - which do better than well-known names. Every show, they said, is created with listener interaction in mind.
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  • iHeartRadio President Darren Davis, speaking at Radiodays Europe, said that the iHeartRadio app, which includes podcasts, has been downloaded 2.1bn times, and has 127m registered users. "Be everywhere the consumers are, with the services and the products they expect." is their strategy; Davis said that podcasting was a new audience development tool for talk radio, reaching younger audiences.
  • In the US - a little snippet of interesting news from the latest Nielsen data (p14): more people listen to podcasting per week (19%) than listen to SiriusXM (16%). (The figures are from Q3 2018 - there's been more growth since).
  • Podcasting in Puerto Rico is "at a turning point", according to Adonde Media, in a post with data from the country.
  • The CBC reports on a new way of making your own podcast: borrow the equipment.
  • A podcast platform for arabic speakers, PODU, has won funding at the University of Chicago.
  • Is everyone happy that Google Podcasts is now transcribing podcasts? Some have doubts.

We are at Radiodays Europe in Lausanne today and tomorrow.

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The total number of available podcasts is now 700,000

Fri, 2019-03-29 08:00

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  • Chartable say that we've just hit a total of 700,000 available podcasts. The company monitors Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and other podcast apps. (Interesting fact: our average lifespan, in hours, is also 700,000).
  • YouTube's latest misstep: allowing unscrupulous people like this to upload other peoples' podcasts and fill them with advertising. (We tried to report these, but couldn't work out how to do it.) Podcaster Helen Zaltzman successfully removed one, but now YouTube has shared her name with the copyright infringer, who's now hassling her.
  • The BBC's Annual Plan has been released. BBC Sounds, the corporation's UK-only audio app, is marked as one of the four priorities over the next twelve months. It has been downloaded 1.8m times so far, and has 1m weekly users. They also plan to add more podcasts for younger audiences, more podcast accompaniments to TV shows, and more from Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales.
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  • The NAB Show in Las Vegas in early April has more podcasting presence than ever before. Spreaker's Rob Greenlee tweets all the podcast sessions at the event. (Podnews is at the NAB Show - we'd love to meet!)
  • Podcast host Simplecast has unveiled a new podcast distribution and analytics platform, which includes clipping for social media, granular analytics, and one-click distribution to multiple platforms. The company has also put support for pubsubhubbub live after our piece last week, allowing podcast listeners on supported platforms to see new episodes as soon as they're published. The company has also raised $5m in funding.
  • If you do a daily news podcast every day, what do you learn? ABC News's Brad Mielke. One lesson learnt: "talk like a freaking person".
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