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If a podcast is too long, a fifth of listeners never return
Visit https://podnews.net/update/podcast-length-return for all the links, and to subscribe.If a podcast is too long, two-thirds of weekly podcast listeners do return to a podcast later and continue listening when they have more time, according to a survey of radio fans. 21%, though, say they never come back. (Here's our advice). Dan Misener looks at two years of the Apple Top 200 Podcasts and discovers a number of trends, including more "Society & Culture" podcasts. (Here's how the Apple Podcast Charts work).Caution: a company called Planet TV Studios is approaching podcasters with the promise of coverage on FOX Business, a US cable channel. It sounds flattering: but don't waste your time - they want US $28,000 to highlight your podcast, according to one podcaster who contacted us. If you've $28,000 to burn on an average of just 149,000 viewers, at least support Podnews too. Classifieds - your job or ad here from US$15IAB Certified Podcast Statistics by Blubrry — Need Podcast Measurement Certification? Blubrry Enterprise Podcast Statistics is your fast track for networks and media buyers. Tested, Audited, Certified. Contact todd@blubrry.com#1 Platform for Finding Guests for Podcasts — 10,000 people use PodcastGuests.com. Find out why!Women's Podcasting Event This Fall! — The very first women's podcasting event. Beginners, experts, salary-paid or independent, we will teach and learn from each other. But first, we need the Kickstarter to be funded! Please help.Producer opportunity — Lafayette American and Limina House are looking for producers who have a passion for telling stories that change lives for the better. We want to use the techniques of great audio storytelling to deliver significant impact in the ways our culture considers Family Caregivers of older adults. We are looking for media makers who are hungry for a challenge and on a mission to create work that reaches far beyond the usual podcasting audiences. Acast has launched in France; Yann Thébault will run the French business (formerly, he was in charge of Spotify for continental Europe). Over 4m people in France listen to podcasts every month (roughly 8% of the country), says the country's Médiamétrie research.Podcast Movement has a new Head of Sales: Kristy Scott. She was formerly selling Tom Taylor NOW, the very excellent daily email for people in radio; Tom retired at the end of last year.Stitcher's CEO, Erik Diehn, was interviewed about the benefits of podcast advertising by Yahoo! Finance.Anchor has added analytics metrics to its mobile app, so you can even check your download numbers on the loo bus.What's the difference between radio and podcasting? Podnews's Editor, in his weekly Radio Tomorrow piece for an Australian radio industry website, points out that podcasters want to help each other. [Even podcasting's newsletter writers tolerate each other!].PodcastsThinking about the future? Think: Digital Futures, Think: Business Futures and Think: Sustainability all return for a new season, from Sydney station 2SER. They'll also be broadcast in The Think Hour, Sundays at 10am. (Whooshkaa)Cultivating Place argues that gardens are much more than just a collection of plants - they improve our relationship to the natural environment and our communal and individual health and well-being, argues a new mini-series of the program.The Uncertain Hour dives in to one controversial topic each season to bust long-standing myths and find the origin stories of the world we live in; it's back for season 3, focusing on America's War on Drugs - and where George W Bush got a little bag of crack. (APM)Political Party Live is a podcast from Iowa, and therefore, says the New Yorker, probably why it gets some high profile guests. (SoundCloud)Building a Unicorn is a new podcast that aims to answer what it takes to build a business that succeeds? That defies all expectations? That could one-day become what investors call a unicorn? (Lawson Media / ART19)Developer's cornerSupporting pubsubhubbub could significantly help all parts of the podcasting ecosystem: cutting down on redundant RSS polling, and meaning it's faster for listeners to get new episodes. As we write in our overview article - it just needs a few lines of code; and Google Podcasts already supports it.Our podcast pages are designed to have lots of helpful information on them for podcasters. But you can hide all that, and our branding, if you want - so you can link to us to help anyone find your podcast. Just add "/no" at the end of the URL. Here's an example.Our supporters (become one): Turner Podcast Network, EX-IQ, POST by Futuri, Futuri Media, The Big Shot, 17 Questions, Quip, Simplecast, All In Media, Xperi, Himalaya, Lantigua Williams and Company, Doing Work As, Heartcast Media50, Whooshkaa, Podigee, podcast.co, Acast, Podcast Design Studio, Podcast Success Academy, Poductivity, Captivate, Should This Exist, iHeartRadio, myTuner, Podcast Websites, TeePublic, Podcast Ad Report, Pacific Content, Synth, radio.com, Rebel Base Media, Curiohh, NPR, Audioburst, Castbox, Gimlet, StreamGuys, Ad Results Media, Solid Gold Podcast Studios, Weird Tales Radio Show, EverythingWithPodcasting, DAX, Podiant, Chartable, Creative Zombie Studios, Benztown, echowave.io, Podcast Partnership, Oxford Road, Alternate Thursdays, Podcraft, SpliceCast, nlogic, Rachel Corbett\s Podschool, Auscast Network, Media Masters, Alitu, StatsRadio, Content10x, Trebble, Entale, Sonic Influencer Marketing, She Podcasts, Podbean, Pippa, Cleanfeed, adswizz, Megaphone, Blubrry, The Podcast Exchange, Cabana, School of Podcasting, autopo.st, Messy, Adopter Media, Podcast Movement, Radio Stakhanov, My Spotify Ideas, Storiyoh, Jim Harold Media LLC, Wondery, Podigy, Midroll, Voxnest, Lower Street, ART19, Revolver Podcasts, The Talent Squad, Podknife, Veritone One, Resonate Recordings, Horse Radio Network, Cadence13, BG AD Group, Stitcher, audioBoom, Margarita Noriega, Sonix, TopPodcast.com, Nobex Partners, Omny Studio, Love Sport Radio, 89.9 Light FM Melbourne, Richard Dally, Audience Insights Inc, Triton Digital, Edison Research, Placard Media, Podrover, Radio PublicSupport us
Google Podcasts will soon have a website (and it'll run on iOS too)
Visit https://podnews.net/update/google-podcasts-web for all the links, and to subscribe.Google is prepping a web version of Google Podcasts that works on desktop and on iOS devices: and the player is already live. Here's our podcast in Google Podcasts - on (any) Android phone, it opens the pre-installed Google Podcasts player as normal, while on iPhone or desktop, it now opens a web player. 9to5Google reports that it also syncs playback position to your Google account (and you can ask your Google smart speaker to "resume my podcast"). Still work in progress, it lacks any search, a method of subscribing, downloads, or a front page as yet.Since these new links are entirely backward-compatible with the old ones, and even now are better than the previous dumb versions, we've updated all our links from our podcast pages to point to this new player. Just search on Podnews for your favourite podcast, and click the Google Podcasts link.Our take: The availability of a capable web player, which works with Mobile Safari, may mean an iOS app for Google Podcasts is imminent. It should also mean that podcast links appear in all Google searches, not just Google searches run from Android devices. The web view also fixes compatibility issues with the Samsung Browser and Opera on Android devices too. This is all big, and good, news. Here's an FAQ on Google Podcasts, and our availability page shows how many podcasts are on the platform (essentially, virtually all of them).Classifieds - your job or ad here from US$15Blubrry Podcast Stats are IAB Certified — IAB Certified Stats, You do not need to host at Blubrry to get certified. Our platform integrates with nearly all major podcast hosting platforms get started today for $5.00 a month.World's Largest Conference for Podcasters — Podcast Movement will welcome 3,000 attendees this August to the world's largest conference and trade show for podcasters and the podcast industry. If you're in podcasting, you won't want to miss it!Get your tickets to Audiocraft Podcast Festival — Audiocraft is back May 31 - June 2 in Sydney. Check out the festival’s first lineup feat. Avery Trufelman (99pi) Jonathan Zenti (Voxnest) and Natalie Tulloch (Spotify NYC).Producer opportunity — Lafayette American and Limina House are looking for producers who have a passion for telling stories that change lives for the better. We want to use the techniques of great audio storytelling to deliver significant impact in the ways our culture considers Family Caregivers of older adults. We are looking for media makers who are hungry for a challenge and on a mission to create work that reaches far beyond the usual podcasting audiences. The RAIN Podcast Business Summit was a few weeks ago in New York; the website now contains audio from all of the individual sessions.Mind the gap. Rebel Base Media worries about the gap between indie and "big" podcasting, and wonders if it's a cause for concern.This Sunday is #shareyourbudssunday, an opportunity for you to share your favourite podcast with a friend. Spread the word!A new vertical podcast app has launched: bitcast·fm is a social podcast app, allowing you to tag, clap and share your favourite bits of tech podcasts. Also, Podbean has updated its app: it now works on Apple Carplay.By default, our voice-activated servants Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Siri are all female voices. Q wants to change that, and have developed what they call the world's first genderless voice.IKEA is releasing cheap connected speakers, powered by Sonos. Symfonisk should be previewed early next month.Two thirds of fashion brands have not yet discovered podcast advertising, says a new report from Magellan.Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation in Australia has launched NewsCast, a podcast unit. You Probably Won’t Make a Lot of Money as an Independent Podcaster — Here are 5 Reasons You Should Do It Anyway, says the Bello Collective.Our supporters (become one): Turner Podcast Network, EX-IQ, POST by Futuri, Futuri Media, 17 Questions, The Big Shot, Simplecast, Quip, Xperi, All In Media, Himalaya, Lantigua Williams and Company, radio.com, Poductivity, Curiohh, Pacific Content, Doing Work As, Should This Exist, Podcast Success Academy, Acast, TeePublic, NPR, Captivate, Synth, Podcast Design Studio, Podcast Websites, Podcast Ad Report, podcast.co, myTuner, Whooshkaa, Rebel Base Media, Heartcast Media50, Podigee, iHeartRadio, Castbox, Audioburst, Rachel Corbett\s Podschool, nlogic, Chartable, Auscast Network, Weird Tales Radio Show, Creative Zombie Studios, StatsRadio, Podcraft, Benztown, StreamGuys, Gimlet, Oxford Road, SpliceCast, Podcast Partnership, Media Masters, Content10x, Podiant, Alternate Thursdays, Sonic Influencer Marketing, Ad Results Media, Alitu, EverythingWithPodcasting, Solid Gold Podcast Studios, echowave.io, Entale, Trebble, DAX, She Podcasts, Adopter Media, Cleanfeed, Radio Stakhanov, Storiyoh, School of Podcasting, TopPodcast.com, Midroll, Margarita Noriega, Lower Street, autopo.st, Podcast Movement, Voxnest, Cabana, Wondery, My Spotify Ideas, Podigy, The Talent Squad, Stitcher, The Podcast Exchange, Veritone One, Messy, adswizz, audioBoom, Sonix, Horse Radio Network, Jim Harold Media LLC, Podbean, Cadence13, Pippa, Revolver Podcasts, Resonate Recordings, BG AD Group, ART19, Megaphone, Blubrry, Podknife, Nobex Partners, Omny Studio, Love Sport Radio, 89.9 Light FM Melbourne, Placard Media, Audience Insights Inc, Richard Dally, Triton Digital, Edison Research, Podrover, Radio PublicSupport us
Australia leads the world in smart speaker adoption
Visit https://podnews.net/update/australia-smart-speakers for all the links, and to subscribe.Australians love their smart speakers: 29.3% of all Australians have access to one, which is the highest percentage in the world - beating even the US. Google Home has dominant market share of over 68%; and 55% of Aussies use their smart speakers for podcasts. New data from Voicebot·ai, who released its Australia Smart Speaker Consumer Adoption Report 2019Patreon is launching new payment plans (for new creators only) in May, including a simpler way of joining the service.HotPod 200 is out, covering burnout and the Gimlet union. Congratulations to Nick Quah for 200 editions of his "comically lengthy newsletters" (his words).Classifieds - your job or ad here from US$15Blubrry Stats / Service is GDPR Compliant! — Are you a Podcaster in the EU? Is your podcast stats/hosting service GDPR compliant? Blubrry is and can migrate your show so that you're in compliance with the GDPR.PRICES INCREASE TONIGHT to Podcast Movement 2019 — The world's largest conference and trade show for podcasters returns, welcoming nearly 3,000 podcasters from around the world this August. Register by midnight today (Wed) before prices increase!Intuitive Audio Editing! — I highly recommend Hindenburg to my clients all the time because of its simplicity and auto levels. The clipboard is a terrific feature too. - Aileen O'Meara Digital Content Producer — The Washington Media Group in Washington D.C. is hiring a talented and energetic digital content producer - help us create awesome podcasts, audiograms & videos for social audiences! 55-75k+benefits.Producer opportunity — Lafayette American and Limina House are looking for producers who have a passion for telling stories that change lives for the better. We want to use the techniques of great audio storytelling to deliver significant impact in the ways our culture considers Family Caregivers of older adults. We are looking for media makers who are hungry for a challenge and on a mission to create work that reaches far beyond the usual podcasting audiences. We listened to iHeartRadio Podcast Channel AM 1470, the company's new AM station in Allentown PA, USA. And we quite liked it, so we reviewed it. (And in audio).The Audiocraft Podcast Festival (Sydney NSW, Australia: May 31 - June 2) has announced its initial lineup, promising Avery Trufelman (99% Invisible, Radiotopia), Jonathan Zenti (Voxnest/Meat), Natalie Tulloch (Spotify, NYC), Mark Pesce (The Next Billion Seconds, PodcastOne), Travis De Vries (Broriginals), Stephanie Van Schilt (Sisteria) and Tim Roxburgh (Unravel, ABC) + others. Tickets here.Soundcloud has partnered with Southern Cross Austereo for ad representation in Australia.Jacobs Media is, once more, bringing the radio industry to Podcast Movement with their now well-known Broadcasters Meet Podcasters portion of the conference. One of those broadcasters that goes is Cumulus, who own the Westwood One Podcast Network. Last year, it earnt US $12.5m "in profitable podcasting revenue" according to CEO Mary Berner.In new data, Nielsen say that 19% of US adults listen to podcasts every week. Edison Research's recent Infinite Dial says 22% of US adults listen weekly; the two independently researched figures look close enough to us, and both look excellent news.The folks at Radio INK, who also own a podcast newsletter, headline this as "only 19%". :(AMillionAds, a clever dynamic ad spot company, has opened a New York office and announced new hires.Anchor has produced, with training company SkillShare, a free introductory course on podcasting.Looking for an equivalent to Podnews, but for China? You'll want # 播客一下 - "Just Pod" is put together by Yang Yi.Want a decent press kit for your podcast? Copy this one for Han and Matt Know It All. It's got everything a writer needs to write about your podcast. As seen below.PodcastsHan and Matt Know It All give a second opinion on advice columns from across the internet, and their 111th episode features "Twitter genius" Brandy Jensen. Wil Williams likes it. Us too!Kid Don't Kill My Vibe: A Parent Podcast discusses family-kid related topics, reviews products and interviews innovators/entrepreneurs and modern-day parents. Just launched, it's nicely produced - the current episode talks to an interior designer for kids.Lausanne and Las VegasWant to catch up? We'd love to meet.At the end of this month, we'll be in the delightful, beautiful surroundings of the Swiss city of Lausanne for Radiodays Europe. We'll be enjoying the culture and politeness of the Swiss, while meeting the European radio industry in what's the world's largest radio conference.Early next month, we'll be dodging the shouty and shady characters, queuing for the monorail, blocking the sounds of the 24/7 casinos, and desperately trying to find something that isn't deep fried in Las Vegas NV, USA for the NAB Show, where podcasting is bigger than ever. Our supporters (become one): Turner Podcast Network, EX-IQ, Futuri Media, POST by Futuri, 17 Questions, The Big Shot, Quip, Simplecast, All In Media, Xperi, Himalaya, Lantigua Williams and Company, Doing Work As, Curiohh, radio.com, Poductivity, Whooshkaa, Should This Exist, Acast, Synth, Podcast Websites, iHeartRadio, Pacific Content, Podcast Success Academy, TeePublic, NPR, Heartcast Media50, podcast.co, Rebel Base Media, Podcast Design Studio, Podcast Ad Report, myTuner, Podigee, Captivate, Castbox, Audioburst, nlogic, StatsRadio, Alitu, Auscast Network, Entale, Rachel Corbett\s Podschool, Weird Tales Radio Show, EverythingWithPodcasting, Benztown, Creative Zombie Studios, DAX, Solid Gold Podcast Studios, Podcraft, Trebble, Gimlet, Podiant, echowave.io, Content10x, Podcast Partnership, Chartable, StreamGuys, Media Masters, Ad Results Media, SpliceCast, Alternate Thursdays, Sonic Influencer Marketing, Oxford Road, She Podcasts, Blubrry, ART19, Podigy, autopo.st, audioBoom, The Talent Squad, Margarita Noriega, Horse Radio Network, Resonate Recordings, Jim Harold Media LLC, Radio Stakhanov, Sonix, Cleanfeed, Veritone One, My Spotify Ideas, Messy, adswizz, Podbean, The Podcast Exchange, TopPodcast.com, Cadence13, Pippa, BG AD Group, School of Podcasting, Megaphone, Storiyoh, Voxnest, Adopter Media, Midroll, Revolver Podcasts, Lower Street, Stitcher, Podcast Movement, Wondery, Podknife, Cabana, Nobex Partners, Omny Studio, Love Sport Radio, Audience Insights Inc, 89.9 Light FM Melbourne, Edison Research, Placard Media, Richard Dally, Triton Digital, Podrover, Radio PublicSupport us
Apple - what they should do next
Visit https://podnews.net/update/apple-next for all the links, and to subscribe.Our Editor, James Cridland, has written an opinion article called Podcasts - what Apple should do next: three simple steps to stop the decline of Apple Podcasts and help podcasters.The Google Podcasts Creator Program has just opened its second round of applications. It "seeks to increase the diversity of voices in the industry globally and lower barriers to podcasting."How you can make the most of podcast advertising, by Suchandrika Chakrabarti, was part of a Future of Advertising supplement in The Times last week, and has now been published online. All the contributors to this article are excellent, especially the second one quoted.Classifieds - your job or ad here from US$15Migrate to Blubrry for Free Today — Blubrry podcast hosting works with "any" publishing platform. We specialize in WordPress Podcasting, but you can also publish directly on our platform and embed our beautiful player on your website!#1 Platform for Finding Guests for Podcasts — 10,000 people use PodcastGuests.com. Find out why!PRICES INCREASE WEDNESDAY to Podcast Movement 2019 — The world's largest conference and trade show for podcasters returns, welcoming nearly 3,000 podcasters from around the world this August. Register by midnight Wednesday before prices increase!Podcasts are great for people who have difficulties seeing properly. But making sure that your podcast website is accessible is important too, says Robert W Kingett. (It's also a legal requirement in many countries).In a statement, Libsyn says its podcasting revenue grew by 30%, and in total the company earned double the amount of revenue year on year: earning over US $22m. The company has $11m in the bank. Congratulations to them. (Cough)We note that podcasts on iHeartRadio have been marked up using OpenGraph as videos, and appear within a Google video search. Indian newspaper The Hindu covers the power of podcasts. "In countries similar to India, where people are still not very comfortable showing their face, this medium fits in perfectly."Another day, another music streaming company is moving into podcasting. Anghami, a music streaming service for the Middle East and North Africa, has just added over 250 shows to its service.Rejoice! We have another Netflix for podcasts - an app called Brew is looking at a $5/month subscription. "Brew pays its creators based on their number of unique listens". They've raised a total of $400,000 in a funding round.Sean Clements would like you to clear your throat.PodcastsFrom the Bleacher Report, Football Ranks is a podcast about soccer that focuses on ranking all that's important in football and life. It launched in January.Cadence13 has launched ProfessionalAF, a podcast with Diana Kander that will help listeners develop the essential habits that will empower them to navigate any situation with confidence and success.Podnews is also available as a daily news briefing on Amazon Alexa and on Google Home. Find us wherever you control what news briefings you want to listen to - ours is usually less than 2 minutes long.Our supporters (become one): EX-IQ, Turner Podcast Network, POST by Futuri, Futuri Media, 17 Questions, The Big Shot, Quip, Simplecast, Xperi, All In Media, Himalaya, Lantigua Williams and Company, Podcast Websites, Rebel Base Media, Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Design Studio, TeePublic, Poductivity, Podigee, Curiohh, podcast.co, Doing Work As, Acast, Pacific Content, Synth, myTuner, Whooshkaa, radio.com, Should This Exist, NPR, Heartcast Media50, Podcast Ad Report, iHeartRadio, Captivate, Castbox, Audioburst, Trebble, Podcast Partnership, Content10x, echowave.io, Auscast Network, EverythingWithPodcasting, Benztown, Chartable, Creative Zombie Studios, Entale, SpliceCast, nlogic, Media Masters, DAX, Oxford Road, Solid Gold Podcast Studios, Podcraft, Sonic Influencer Marketing, Alitu, Rachel Corbett\s Podschool, Ad Results Media, StatsRadio, Podiant, Gimlet, StreamGuys, Alternate Thursdays, Weird Tales Radio Show, She Podcasts, Messy, Stitcher, Margarita Noriega, The Talent Squad, Jim Harold Media LLC, Radio Stakhanov, Megaphone, The Podcast Exchange, My Spotify Ideas, BG AD Group, autopo.st, TopPodcast.com, Cleanfeed, audioBoom, Revolver Podcasts, Storiyoh, Podigy, Pippa, ART19, Podbean, Cabana, Podcast Movement, Sonix, adswizz, Adopter Media, Podknife, Lower Street, Voxnest, Resonate Recordings, Veritone One, Horse Radio Network, Blubrry, Midroll, Wondery, Cadence13, School of Podcasting, Nobex Partners, Omny Studio, Love Sport Radio, Triton Digital, Audience Insights Inc, Placard Media, Edison Research, Richard Dally, 89.9 Light FM Melbourne, Podrover, Radio PublicSupport us
Strategies to grow your Patreon support
Visit https://podnews.net/update/patreon-strategies for all the links, and to subscribe.Patreon's CEO, Jack Conte, has posted a video on strategies to grow your Patreon support.Manchester, UK: MIC’s Podcast Edit Club is a free event this Wednesday from 6pm, in MediaCity. Here's where to RSVP if you'd like to go.London, UK: Rise and Shine run free podcast workshops every month (which are critically acclaimed by other podcasters we talk to). There's one today - but it's sold out; watch their twitter feed for next month's.Classifieds - your job or ad here from US$15Consider Blubrry Pro — Bandwidth bill have you frustrated? Find out why commercial shows are switching to Blubrry! We will beat any competitors per GB price. Includes IAB Certified Stats! Contact todd@blubrry.comPRICES INCREASE WEDNESDAY to Podcast Movement 2019 — The world's largest conference and trade show for podcasters returns, welcoming nearly 3,000 podcasters from around the world this August. Register by midnight Wednesday before prices increase!Women's Podcasting Event This Fall! — The very first women's podcasting event. Beginners, experts, salary-paid or independent, we will teach and learn from each other. But first, we need the Kickstarter to be funded! Please help.What are the best studio headphones? In-house studio engineers at Resonate Recordings had a look.Do you think that every podcast out there is too long? So does 2GB radio presenter Luke Grant, who's disrupting podcast norms with a brand new, revolutionary, idea. We salute you, Mr Grant.Podtrac have released their "top 20 podcasts" ranker for February. Based on monthly US audience, using an opaque algorithm: iHeart's Ron Burgundy podcast is a new entry at #6.If you're considering making a podcast for your organisation, here are five questions to ask from the host of Democracy Works.KCRW, the Santa Monica-based radio station and podcaster, has a new $38m building. Meanwhile, in Boston MA, USA, the Boston Globe is hopeful that the money flowing into podcasting will benefit podcasters in the city.Our podcast pages now include direct links to Stitcher. We've also updated our podcast availability snapshot to include Stitcher links. As at publication time, Google Podcasts lists virtually everybody; Spotify has about 75% of the most recently published podcasts; and just under half are in Stitcher.PodcastsScience Meditations looks at the history and science of meditation, from ancient practices to the latest experiments. It's by Parampreet Singh, a Podnews reader who suggested we add Stitcher links to our podcast pages. So we did.In the UK, there are all sorts of rules about clearing radio commercials for broadcast. Voiceover Emma Clarke has made a "stupid comedy podcast" about it called Clearing The Air. Since your Editor is a former radio commercial copywriter, he likes it. So will you.Still with advertising, The History Of Advertising is a podcast series to celebrate golden age of British advertising, from The History of Advertising Trust. A ten-part series of ten-minute episodes, it "looks back at some of the most revelatory ads from the past fifty years". (Buzzsprout)Podcast writer Nick Quah was a guest in CNN's Reliable Sources podcast last week. (knit)A World Where, a radio drama series about the future, has released a binaural remix of their first season. "The show is geared toward listeners who love speculative science fiction, mind-bending sound design and want to save the world." (Buzzsprout)The Worst Sitcom Ever Made was broadcast 25 years ago in New Zealand. Dreams were dashed, careers ruined, some of the people involved fell into depression, some had to leave the country. It affected television comedy in New Zealand for a decade after. A story relevant to failure in general, this podcast launched last week. (Radio New Zealand)Talking Politics, a UK political podcast hosted by David Runciman and sponsored by the London Review of Books, has passed the 5 million download milestone just ahead of its 150th instalment. (Acast)A new series of the entrepreneur podcast Rocketship is focusing on Cleveland OH, USA, where Cleveland’s top business leaders, civic leaders, politicians and lawmakers, people running educational institutions are all dedicated to making Cleveland the Blockchain Capital of the world. 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Patreon says Sword and Scale's Mike Boudet can stay
Visit https://podnews.net/update/patreon-boudet for all the links, and to subscribe.Sword and Scale earns at least $75,000 a month from Patreon, and after a review, Patreon has decided that its host, Mike Boudet, can remain on the platform, in spite of his denigrating comments and social media bullying. We reported on Monday that Wondery had sacked him from the network. He's also deleted all but 65 of his tweets. Patreon removed some creators last year.More deletions from Twitter: Luminary's tone-deaf tweet about "podcasts don't need ads", which we also reported on Monday, has finally been deleted. "Our tweet was in bad taste," the company admits, "We have taken it down and we apologize to anyone we offended."The Nine Commandments of Patreon, a new article from the Bello Collective, focuses on getting the most out of the crowd-funding platform.Classifieds - your job or ad here from US$15Blubrry Podcast Hosting and Stats — Free WordPress Site & Pro Podcast Stats with Every Blubrry Podcast Hosting account. 30 days free Promo code podnews2018 Or use your own WordPress site and PowerPress Plugin to Post - Upload - Publish from your own Site! Includes Phone and Email Support.PRICES INCREASE WEDNESDAY to Podcast Movement 2019 — The world's largest conference and trade show for podcasters returns, welcoming nearly 3,000 podcasters from around the world this August. Register by midnight Wednesday before prices increase!Award-winning international voiceover for hire — Click and listen. Where have YOU heard this voice before??Intuitive Audio Editing! — I highly recommend Hindenburg to my clients all the time because of its simplicity and auto levels. The clipboard is a terrific feature too. - Aileen O'Meara Women's Podcasting Event This Fall! — The very first women's podcasting event. Beginners, experts, salary-paid or independent, we will teach and learn from each other. But first, we need the Kickstarter to be funded! Please help.Magellan has released the top podcast advertisers for February. The top three are unchanged: ZipRecruiter, Geico, and Indeed.Anchor has released a newly redesigned statistics dashboard, including a new metric: Estimated Audience Size - the average number of plays your episodes get within 30 days after publishing.Pacific Content's Steve Pratt has interviewed Edison Research's Tom Webster about the recent Infinite Dial data, and pulled out 10 big podcasting takeaways.In Brisbane QLD, Australia, there's a workshop series for podcasting at The Edge next to the SLQ. Three four-hour workshops will have you learning the ins and outs of recording, editing, hosting and distribution.PodcastsMarc Maron's WTF is celebrating 1,000 episodes. As Vulture reports, the 1,000th edition is with his producer Brendan McDonald.It's not every day that someone else appears in our local coffee shop with podcast stickers emblazoned over his laptop, but J.M. Donellan, author of audio fiction podcast Six Cold Feet, made that mistake today. We hear there may be more from him soon.Unsusbscribe is a new podcast, covered by the London Evening Standard, that aims to help you 'unsubscribe from negativity.'Our supporters (become one): Turner Podcast Network, EX-IQ, POST by Futuri, Futuri Media, The Big Shot, 17 Questions, Quip, Simplecast, Xperi, All In Media, Himalaya, Lantigua Williams and Company, Podcast Websites, Doing Work As, iHeartRadio, NPR, Podcast Design Studio, Podcast Ad Report, TeePublic, radio.com, Acast, myTuner, Podcast Success Academy, Heartcast Media50, Poductivity, Synth, Podigee, Rebel Base Media, podcast.co, Should This Exist, Captivate, Whooshkaa, Curiohh, Pacific Content, Audioburst, Castbox, Ad Results Media, Podiant, StreamGuys, Content10x, Entale, Auscast Network, Benztown, SpliceCast, Creative Zombie Studios, Podcraft, Alitu, EverythingWithPodcasting, Podcast Partnership, Sonic Influencer Marketing, Media Masters, Rachel Corbett\s Podschool, Trebble, DAX, nlogic, StatsRadio, Solid Gold Podcast Studios, echowave.io, Chartable, Gimlet, Alternate Thursdays, Oxford Road, Weird Tales Radio Show, She Podcasts, School of Podcasting, Radio Stakhanov, Jim Harold Media LLC, ART19, Podigy, Midroll, Podknife, audioBoom, BG AD Group, Messy, autopo.st, The Podcast Exchange, Podcast Movement, Pippa, Podbean, Voxnest, Storiyoh, Resonate Recordings, Lower Street, Revolver Podcasts, Cadence13, Veritone One, Margarita Noriega, Stitcher, The Talent Squad, adswizz, Megaphone, Blubrry, Adopter Media, Cabana, Sonix, Cleanfeed, My Spotify Ideas, Wondery, TopPodcast.com, Horse Radio Network, Nobex Partners, Omny Studio, Triton Digital, Audience Insights Inc, 89.9 Light FM Melbourne, Placard Media, Edison Research, Love Sport Radio, Richard Dally, Podrover, Radio PublicSupport us
Gimlet staff want a union; Spotify files complaint against Apple
Visit https://podnews.net/update/gimlet-union for all the links, and to subscribe.The staff at Gimlet Media, bought by Spotify last month, are looking to launch a worker's union. With the Writer's Guild of America East, the Gimlet Union posted their reasons why on a tweet. Gimlet's management have acknowledged the request for union recognition, but otherwise have yet to respond. It would be a first for the podcast industry.Gimlet's parent company Spotify has filed a complaint against Apple with the European Commission for unfair competitive practice, and has launched a website with their side of the story. Their complaint focuses on difficulties that Spotify has with app approvals and contractural agreements, but contains this interesting nugget at the bottom of their timeline:So we announce two podcast acquisitions we are super excited about, and all of a sudden Apple arbitrarily decides to prohibit use of its API to recommend podcasts to usersThe Wall Street Journal isn't a fan of corporate podcasts.Classifieds - your job or ad here from US$15Blubrry Podcast Hosting and Stats — Free WordPress Site & Pro Podcast Stats with Every Blubrry Podcast Hosting account. 30 days free Promo code blubrry005 Or use your own WordPress site and PowerPress Plugin to Post - Upload - Publish from your own Site! Includes Phone and Email Support.#1 Platform for Finding Guests for Podcasts — 10,000 people use PodcastGuests.com. Find out why!PRICES INCREASE WEDNESDAY to Podcast Movement 2019 — The world's largest conference and trade show for podcasters returns, welcoming nearly 3,000 podcasters from around the world this August. Register by midnight Wednesday before prices increase!Award-winning international voiceover for hire — Click and listen. Where have YOU heard this voice before??The iHeart Podcast Channel on AM 1470 in Allentown-Bethlehem PA, USA, is the first station owned by iHeartRadio that will just air "the most creative stories from over 25,000 podcasts available on our free iHeartRadio app", according to iHeart-owned InsideRadio, which also reproduces a program schedule. The station, WSAN, had a 0.3 share (12+) with its previous format of spanish-language sport from ESPN; it covers 728,100 people.This isn't the first all-podcast station: back in 2005, KYOU in San Francisco tried this. Who had a listen? Why, Edison Research's Tom Webster did.My Favorite Murder now has its own beer. It's called Stay Out Of The Forest, it's an IPA with lactose and blood orange, and the brewery should know that our mailing address is in our about page.iMessage, the instant messaging service for Apple devices, is about to sound an awful lot better. Here's a comparison using the new iMessage in the beta of iOS 12.2.Dan Misener from Pacific Content looks into the possibility of getting a total subscriber number for your podcast. tl;dr: no chance. The classic podcast revenue model is broken, claims Ronan Leonard. PodcastsThe Pensky Podcast is our newest supporter, and we like new supporters. It's an attempt to analyze hundreds of hours of Star Trek, and aims to provide a unique blend of humor, misinterpretation, and conspiracy theory. (Podbean)The Parenting Spectrum is a podcast about autism and family life; mainly recorded in the home of Fiona and Travis, and their son Patch, as they discover what an autism diagnosis means and what happens next. (ABC Radio)What Really Happened launches a set of interview podcasts yesterday, "expanding season 2" of the hit podcast. Host Andrew Jenks will sit down with a wide-range of notable personalities to discuss “what really happened” during a specific, significant time in their lives. (Seven Bucks Productions, Cadence13, Megaphone)The CBC's PlayME, which turns contemporary plays into bingeable audio dramas, adds The Fish Eyes Trilogy, an award-winning play by Anita Majumdar: it's an interwoven trio of stories told from the perspectives of three teen girls.Preserve this Podcast, a podcast preservation project, now has its own podcast to preserve. Host Molly Schwartz interviews different podcasters about their efforts to maintain archives of their work. (Simplecast)Monster: The Zodiac Killer "has topped 12 million downloads since its January debut," we're told, while the series as a whole has achieved 60 million downloads. 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Ron Burgundy podcast fails to hit the mark for iHeartRadio
Visit https://podnews.net/update/burgundy-iheartradio for all the links, and to subscribe.Podtrac have published their stats for February 2019. February included the much-hyped Ron Burgundy podcast, which released its trail on Feb 1 and launched on Feb 8; yet iHeartRadio's figures in total were virtually flat, at 5.28m downloads a day (rather than 5.22m the previous month). iHeart remains the global leader for downloads, while NPR remains the US #1 based on unique audience. (As ever: Podtrac only measures some US-based publishers and their methodology is proprietary and opaque. Here's more on podcast stats.)What's the secret to successful podcast advertising? US radio network Westwood One says: "communication is best when it’s transparent, real, direct, and tells a story. Apply that to a podcast ad and the audience will appreciate it."Listen calls itself "the only podcast app built with multi-tasking and beauty in mind." The first version features unique gesture-based navigation for on-the-go listening, including a queue system, and it's available for iOS here. Meanwhile, the iOS app for Stitcher has also had an update.Classifieds - your job or ad here from US$15IAB Certified Podcast Statistics by Blubrry — Need Podcast Measurement Certification? Blubrry Enterprise Podcast Statistics is your fast track for networks and media buyers. Tested, Audited, Certified. Contact todd@blubrry.comPodcast Movement is For Podcasters, By Podcasters — Podcast Movement will welcome 3,000 attendees this August to the world's largest conference and trade show for podcasters and the podcast industry. If you're in podcasting, you won't want to miss it!Award-winning international voiceover for hire — Click and listen. Where have YOU heard this voice before??The Guardian's podcasts are the subject of coverage in Digiday, including an estimate of the total size of the UK podcasting ad market: £25m (US $33m) from veteran adbuyer Howard Bareham. The Guardian's daily podcast has eight people working on it, according to the article.Meanwhile, The Guardian covers have podcasts sold out?, a critical look at the launch of Luminary and similar services. The excellent article interviews many excellent people who all say excellent things, especially the second person to get a quote.Edison Research's Tom Webster writes about the significant new podcasting stat hiding in plain sight: it's a figure that's flat. "Based on recent conversations I've had across some corners of the community, Luminary has attracted a level of bile I’ve never encountered before," says Nick Quah in this week's HotPod.Pandora's executive creative director Lauren Nagel says that every brand needs to consider sound, in a speech at SXSW.The IAB published a list of "direct brands to watch". Magellan have examined the list, and concluded that 4 out of 10 of them have tried podcasting. The podcast ad research company says that personal care products are most likely to have added podcasting to their marketing mix - companies like our new favourite electric toothbrush company Quip (see below).Podcaster communities are all over the place, and they use a bunch of different tools. Spreaker looks at eleven of them, and how they make their communities a success.We should have covered this last week, but for the record, Maryland's highest court has denied a new trial for Adnan Syed, the subject of Serial, in a 4-3 opinion.Job: Podcast Audience Producer, The Economist, London UKWhat happens when Chinese and Western podcasters meet? asks Siobhán McHugh from the University of Wollongong in Australia.“What do you know about Serial?” I asked, before bringing up the slide. A [Chinese] broadcaster reflected. “It’s something you have for breakfast?” He was not making a joke. That’s when I realised what cultural difference truly means.PodcastsJust Between Us launches today. Featuring New York Times best-selling authors and YouTube series hosts Allison Raskin and Gaby Dunn, the podcast is a Stitcher production. It's a podcast version of a popular YouTube channel with 750,000 subscribers. (Stitcher)30 Animals That Made Us Smarter is a new 30-part podcast from the BBC that launches on March 25th. Presenter Patrick Aryee says "as humans, we have so much to discover from the animals around us". (BBC)Who cares about Ross and Patrick? features a newly married couple discussing topics "as broad as sobriety, mental health, wellness, New York City, comedy, pop culture, politics, sex and sexuality, and polyamory." Maybe relevant: it's #197 in the comedy podcast chart for Saudi Arabia. (Blubrry)Jensen & Holes: The Murder Squad is hosted by retired cold case investigator Paul Holes and investigative journalist Billy Jensen. It's the first new, original series to come out of the Exactly Right Media network, created by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, hosts of hit podcast “My Favorite Murder.” (ART19)Series two of this podcast about religion launches tomorrow, co-hosted by Laura Barclay, a Baptist minister, and Sara Hof, an agnostic. It's a theological, comedic, feminist podcast that examines the bible and modern theology, as well as speak to the overarching commonalities of atheists, agnostics, progressive Christians, and people of other faiths. (Soundcloud)Twitter has launched a podcast. Character Count is, says TechCrunch, focused on its ad business. (Simplecast)Programming notesThank you to Quip - perfect oral care, delivered - for your kind support of our favourite podcasts and now of Podnews too! 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RadioPublic's new stuff; and dynamic ad insertion without the ads
Visit https://podnews.net/update/radiopublic-new for all the links, and to subscribe.RadioPublic have highlighted their recent new features in a blog post, including PodSites, a website generator for podcasters; a marketing attribution service called Sonar, and a new thing: HearMarks, a way of keeping (and sharing) parts of a podcast you're listening to.Promised by end Friday last week, the Google Podcasts app is still rolling out its "episode search", and it is not yet visible to all users. It's supposed to search through episode transcripts; but as far as we can see - we have it - it just appears to be a text search through episode show notes. If you have a search result that is demonstrably using transcripts, we'd love to know: updates@podnews.netSteven Goldstein has been poring over the latest Edison Research and Triton Digital results, and has discovered some interesting data - not least, how successful Spotify could be for podcasting.Classifieds - your job or ad here from US$15Blubrry Podcast Stats are IAB Certified — IAB Certified Stats, You do not need to host at Blubrry to get certified. Our platform integrates with nearly all major podcast hosting platforms get started today for $5.00 a month.PodcastSearch.com domain for sale — Own this killer domain name for podcast search. Click to inquire.Award-winning international voiceover for hire — Click and listen. Where have YOU heard this voice before??An interesting idea: dynamic ad insertion without the ads - The Quicky is dynamically inserting the latest news into their podcast, followed by an "evergreen investigation". The podcast is hosted on Omny Studio and the dynamic insertion is done through Triton's Tap for Podcasts ad server.Which reminds us of a great example, if you ever want one, of host-read adverts: within Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend. Worth a listen to hear just how he does these. (They, too, are dynamically injected).An American health worker has been fired after he made racist remarks on a podcast.Book: El Gran Cuaderno de Podcasting is one of the first books in Spanish about podcasting, from the well-known Spanish podcaster Francisco Izuzquiza. It's released today.Podcasting in the Dominican Republic is yet to take off, according to Roberto Sasuke.Job: Podcast Executive Producer for the New York Post. How important is podcasting to the newspaper? It's a part time role, and lasts just six months.If you're a supporter of Podnews, and you fancy some nice little laptop stickers, send us your postal address and we'll get some sent to you. And, excitingly, our podcoasters have been produced and are on the way. They're like a drinks coaster, but with some special features for podcasters. PodcastsThe Feast the critically-acclaimed podcast about meals that made history, is launching its third season today: the podcast offers "delectable stories from the dining tables of history", and was nominated for a Public History Award last year. (Podglomerate, Megaphone)The TalentWorks Podcast is a podcast from a new 'content label' within the BBC. The TalentWorks team interview huge online stars about their careers, the decisions they made along the way, and how they created success on their own terms in the online media world. Among the guests are Emma Gannon (Ctrl Alt Delete), and Jamie Morton (My Dad Wrote A...).America Adapts covers climate change podcasts in the latest episode: Doug Parsons interviews eight podcasters about "what inspired them to start their podcasts, the types of guests they host and their insight on why podcasts are a great platform to create awareness around climate change". 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Sword and Scale abruptly ends
Visit https://podnews.net/update/sword-and-scale-ends for all the links, and to subscribe.Wondery has parted ways with Mike Boudet's true crime podcast Sword and Scale, after Boudet had repeatedly posted comments many found offensive, and behaved aggressively online. Sword and Scale posted an emotional announcement from Boudet, who blames Aaron Mahnke and Rabia Chaudry, and says he has laid off his staff and closed his show. Chaudry congratulates Wondery for "finally doing the right thing"; Mahnke claims, in a long thread, that Boudet has been increasingly aggressive and that hundreds of people had complained to Wondery. A freelance journalist called Maggi sums up the story from her point of view.John Lee Dumas was the first keynote speaker at Podfest. Slides from his talk, The top 4 tactics for creating, launching, growing and monetising your podcast, are available online. "JLD", as he calls himself, was also the target of the humorous "roast" at the end of the event, which took place in Orlando FL, USA and attracted podcasters from across the US and Canada. Other speakers included Libsyn's Rob Walch, Evo Terra, and Chartable's Dave Zohrob. It was sponsored by Himalaya. Our Editor, James Cridland, was on an episode of The New Media Show recorded live at the event (which is also available in the Spreaker Live Show podcast; he was a guest alongside She Podcasts's Elsie Escobar.Classifieds - your job or ad here from US$15Blubrry Stats / Service is GDPR Compliant! — Are you a Podcaster in the EU? Is your podcast stats/hosting service GDPR compliant? Blubrry is and can migrate your show so that you're in compliance with the GDPR.#1 Platform for Finding Guests for Podcasts — 10,000 people use PodcastGuests.com. Find out why!Tell your podcast stories: U.S. 9-month fellowship — The Audio Podcast Fellowship at Stony Brook University gives podcasters tools and guidance to launch a podcasting career: from storytelling, production and marketing to guest lectures by top podcast professionals. Classes in the Hamptons or Manhattan begin in September. More at PodcastFellows.comAward-winning international voiceover for hire — Click and listen. Where have YOU heard this voice before??Spotify, the #2 podcast platform, will be pre-installed in new Samsung phones, it's been announced. (The Google Podcasts app is not even pre-installed on Google's own Pixel phones, though the player is).Spotify was released a week ago in India: it already has more than 1m users.Luminary aren't making friends on Twitter, with a tone-deaf first tweet.Sonix, a transcription and editing service, have added custom dictionaries to their transcription tool. Got a co-presenter called Nikki, or want to mention a podcast called Podnews? Now it'll get it right every time.Voxnest has partnered with music platform Jamendo to offer easier access to licensed music for podcasts.Plus Belle La Vie, a famous French television show on France 3, now has a fiction podcast to accompany the show. It's the first fiction podcast for a TV show in France. It's made with Bababam.Metrics for the podcasting industry remains an issue with some. Inside Radio report on the metrics discussions at the RAIN Podcast Business Summit last week. Your Editor moderated a panel - mention of his sparkling repartee is, remarkably, absent.The RTX Podcast Festival is a new event in Austin TX in July, as part of RTX, a gaming, animation and internet culture event.Can Anchor be "the YouTube of Podcasts", asks The Verge. #thesomethingofpodcasts PodcastsMasala Jones claims it's the first-ever Asian-American scripted podcast, and touches on themes of race, representation, and sex positivity. (Khrisp Audio, Pleasure Podcasts, Podbean)Ghost Town, a comedy podcast about mysterious, abandoned and esoteric places all over the world, will have a live stage show on April 25th in Los Angeles CA, USA. (Megaphone)The Uncertain Hour is gearing up for season three, which opens March 21st. It "dives into the uncertainties of our lives and goes down the strange rabbit holes of history to find the origin stories of the economy we live in". 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