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Fyre Festival fraudster produces podcast from prison
Oct 21 • 3 min
Google Podcasts is now the third largest podcast app. Spotify removes QAnon podcasts. A new $2.5m-funded podcast subscription company.
The two things that make podcasts unique
Oct 20 • 3 min
And why are podcasts good for advertisers? We’re told by some Canadians. And a new, local podcast network for the US will launch in winter.
Podsights: two ads work better than one
Oct 19 • 3 min
Two ads works better than just the one, even if you bear in mind the additional cost. New shows from Curiouscast, the Australian Podcast Summit, and user agents
The RIAA shuts two podcasts down for music use
Oct 16 • 3 min
The shows claimed they had the artist’s permission. Spotify gets to be a podcast default on Google’s speakers; a podcast studio raises $6.8m; Apple sends an email
Anchor and Spotify launch ‘shows with music’
Oct 15 • 3 min
Full tracks in your show - if not your podcast. Spotify and Anchor’s new feature is brilliant for people who want to talk about music, though.
The Ambies are coming
Oct 14 • 3 min
The new industry podcast awards. Google has a new thing to help us. Americans are listening to more spoken word. Marco Arment frustrated with Anchor.
Libsyn and listener privacy
Oct 13 • 3 min
The hosting company has been aggressive but poor for listener privacy, it appears. Buzzsprout adds transcripts. Podcast Academy to unveil awards.
Proposals for new podcast tags in RSS unveiled
Oct 12 • 4 min
A little less conversation, a little more action: new tags to move our industry forward. And Amazon now owns podcasting - at least, the domain.
Podcasting on Deezer shows up in another 51 countries
Oct 9 • 2 min
Podfront UK to sell NPR sponsorships; the She Podcasts SuperSquad; podcast privacy and more of Spotify unionizes
Spotify launches social cards
Oct 8 • 3 min
Captivate adds anti-piracy feature; AudioUK conducts a business census; and Veritonic raises $3.2m
The stars come out for Podfront
Oct 7 • 3 min
All the stars - Elle Fanning, Sarah Silverman, Tom Webster. And - who is the #1 podcast publisher in the US?
Anchor’s tools make it easy to copy podcasts
Oct 6 • 3 min
You can copy someone else’s show, change the show description, and get a full RSS feed hosted at Anchor without even verifying an email address, it turns out
Award-winning investigative journalist Robert Riggs talks to Podnews
Oct 5 • 4 min
How does a real investigative journalist make a podcast? The US listens to more spoken word these days; and the most popular day for downloading podcasts.
Deezer posts positive numbers for podcasters
Oct 2 • 3 min
Podcast consumption more than doubles on Deezer year-on-year. Comedy is most popular
Google Podcasts Creator Program announces teams
Oct 1 • 3 min
Working with PRX, eleven countries and six languages are represented.
Happy #internationalpodcastday
Sep 30 • 4 min
Happy International Podcast Day to everyone! Plus, ad-tech vs privacy, how to go Kuku, and a new podcast app
Faking IAB-compliant downloads
Sep 29 • 3 min
Got $210? Got limitless time? Understand the linux terminal? You, too, could fake some download numbers.
Wondery seeks a buyer
Sep 28 • 2 min
The company reckons it’s worth more than $200m. Plus, the podcasting company Apple bought and shut down.
BBC Sounds goes global
Sep 25 • 2 min
The app begins to roll out everywhere
Brené Brown gets two Spotify exclusives
Sep 24 • 3 min
NPR and public radio have 32% of all podcast listening, says research; Spotify tests polls; No Agenda’s off Spotify; Budden is off Spotify too; UK gets Spotify Daily Drive
How the new Apple Podcasts could impact listening habits
Sep 23 • 2 min
The new app is better for podcast discoverability and engagement. Libsyn’s new beta, Overcast’s privacy update, and Amazon Music’s first day
Amanda Palmer launches weekly podcast
Sep 22 • 3 min
Podnews is now available on Siri. A way to identify up to 50% more user agents. The power of podcasting.
FinCEN files investigation is accompanied by a podcast
Sep 21 • 3 min
Landmark financial investigation is accompanied by a podcast series. Joe Rogan says sorry, as do The Doughboys
UK’s ‘Noiser’ signed by talent agency WME
Sep 18 • 3 min
Spotify staff up in arms about Rogan, strong debut for AdLarge/cabana, Captivate integrates Podcast Index
Podcasts on Amazon Music - all you need to know
Sep 17 • 3 min
Auddy launches in the UK; a new podcast app in France; and NPR chooses Chartable
Jake Shapiro goes to Apple Podcasts
Sep 16 • 3 min
A senior hiring for Apple Podcasts - perhaps they’re getting serious. The Webbys open; and updates for iOS14.
Joe Rogan’s next guest?
Sep 15 • 3 min
Very stable genius. Plus, Spotify hires a dealmaker, and Podsights proves how to make money - advertise on podcasts.
Podcast listeners are listening longer
Sep 14 • 4 min
Podcasts don’t compete with music listening, says Spotify
Kara Swisher’s new interview podcast
Sep 11 • 3 min
If a podcast could wear aviators, it’s probably this one
NPR makes ‘first localised daily news podcast’
Sep 10 • 3 min
The show will have local shows for where you live, as well as the national stories.
US podcast downloads and audience per platform
Sep 9 • 3 min
Spotify is used by a quarter of all US podcast listeners, and Apple by a third, according to new data.
The Podfather launches a new, open podcast directory
Sep 8 • 2 min
Open to everyone, forever: The Podcast Index launches.
12% of New Zealanders listen to podcasts every day
Sep 7 • 2 min
Kiwi podcast listeners listen to 1 hour 21 minutes of podcasts every day
More brands than ever are considering podcast advertising
Sep 4 • 3 min
Podcasting advertising to grow at least ten percent this year
Song Exploder starts to remove shows
Sep 3 • 3 min
Music licensing costs are an issue - but could Someone have reached out?
Censored? Joe Rogan Experience is missing episodes on Spotify
Sep 2 • 5 min
Not sure who’s made that decision. Plus: Adam Curry is making something.
Ad revenue ‘surging back’ to podcasts
Sep 1 • 3 min
Number of advertisers has increased by nearly a fifth
Podnews launches new, weekly adtech newsletter; Overcast adds dynamic ad warning
Aug 31 • 3 min
Subscribe to Sounds Profitable today
CK Goldiing explores ‘telephobia’
Aug 28 • 3 min
It’s the fear of making, or getting, a phone call. Spotify signs some influencers, and APM has an intriguing announcement.
Joe Budden to leave Spotify
Aug 27 • 3 min
Budden has a number of complaints against the company. And, Apple Watch to be removed from podcast stats.
Exclusive: the top 100 podcasts in your country on Spotify
Aug 26 • 3 min
From Brazil to Bolivia, we have the data. Plus, Apple rolls out audio searches in more languages.
Podcasting: ‘more trustworthy than traditional media’
Aug 25 • 4 min
The pandemic means more people listening to podcasts for information, not just entertainment
A new daily cyber security show launches
Aug 24 • 2 min
A daily news briefing show, plus piracy, Podhound, Podchaser and Peacock.
BRIAN’S ALIVE! - and he’s going to release a new bedtime stories podcast
Aug 21 • 3 min
Loudmouth actor to do his own podcast, and we’ve coded a Google Podcasts helper tool
More enhancements for Google Podcasts
Aug 20 • 2 min
But it still isn’t a default app for Android
Horses In The Morning celebrates 2,500 shows
Aug 19 • 4 min
3,125 hours behind the microphone for Glenn and Jamie. Plus Aussies, Alitu, and Apple’s radio stations.
Spotify launches new Daily Sports playlist
Aug 18 • 2 min
The company has also launched DNC/RNC speeches, and a podcaster-help video series.
Anchor is hosting pirated podcasts
Aug 17 • 2 min
30% of the top podcasts have been copied and also hosted on Anchor, according to our searches
Joss Stone launches ‘A Cuppa Happy’
Aug 14 • 3 min
The British singer-songwriter launches her own podcast, RedCircle enables host-reads at scale, and some Guinness World Records
Amazon changes podcasting terms: delivers worse option
Aug 13 • 3 min
Amazon changes their terms to worse ones. Podcast Radio to crowdfund, and another top 25 list for podcasting
38 percent of Americans listen to podcasts to improve their mood
Aug 12 • 3 min
Podcasting is good for our mood; more on Anchor’s automatic (or not) removals; Bubba The Love Sponge News; and help for UK creatives
Exclusive: Anchor are automatically deleting podcasters, and why
Aug 11 • 4 min
Anchor’s automated deletions, the top 30 US podcasts, Apple is broken, iHeart awards iHeart
How to get your podcast into Amazon
Aug 10 • 3 min
A link to submit your show; congrats to the Podcast Awards nominees; behind the curtain at Podcast Movement
Music podcast celebrates India’s neighbours
Aug 7 • 3 min
iHeartRadio sees podcast revenue increase; the surge in sports podcasting; Libsyn’s CEO gets a payoff
Wonder Media Network signs with WME
Aug 6 • 3 min
A new talent signing, NYT to sell TAL, and Libsyn’s CEO resigns
Podcasting to hit $1bn in 2021
Aug 5 • 3 min
The forecast is a little lower than the IAB but still pleasing
Are Anchor podcasters different?
Aug 4 • 2 min
Yes, and no, it appears
Apple still #1: podcast listening via mobile apps
Aug 3 • 3 min
Spotify is a distant second, say Libsyn
SiriusXM: Simplecast’s price; Pandora’s decline
Jul 31 • 2 min
The company thinks podcasting is in the first inning
Spotify: more podcast listening
Jul 30 • 4 min
The amount of podcast listening has doubled year-on-year
Descript adds Overdub, automated editing, and more
Jul 29 • 3 min
And the most popular podcast names
The Podcast Show 2021 announced in London next May
Jul 28 • 2 min
6,000 attendees will be going, say the organisers
Podcast producer WYN Studio in India gets funding round
Jul 27 • 3 min
The company has already had a #1 hit
New comedy shows announced from Will Ferrell and iHeartMedia
Jul 24 • 2 min
One’s from big-haired musician Michael Bolton
The New York Times buys Serial Productions
Jul 23 • 4 min
And Serial’s continued success shows the power of the archive
Podcast Movement shifts to a virtual event
Jul 22 • 3 min
Dallas event is cancelled, but a new virtual event is launched
New UK research shows lack of diverse voices
Jul 21 • 3 min
Spotify opens Sound Up in the UK and Ireland
Non-English podcast launches overtake English ones
Jul 20 • 3 min
Particular growth in Asia, according to the data
Michelle Obama to release show on Spotify
Jul 17 • 3 min
And, more on that Apple daily news podcast
Apple makes a new, exclusive, ‘podcast’
Jul 16 • 3 min
Though without an RSS feed, it probably isn’t a podcast
Spotify launches in Russia, and launches podcast charts
Jul 15 • 3 min
The Daily is #1 in the US, says the new chart
US Podcast Ad Revenues grew 48% in 2019
Jul 14 • 3 min
We won’t hit a billion this year though. Thanks, Rona!
British Podcast Awards 2020 winners
Jul 13 • 3 min
Brown Girls Do It Too scoops the podcast of the year
YouTube listening time falls; and working safely during a pandemic
Jul 10 • 3 min
And Joe Rogan isn’t off the platform yet
Spotify signs $20m deal with Omnicom Media Group
Jul 9 • 4 min
Is Spotify going to control the podcast advertising landscape?
Podcast listeners 39% more likely to drive a hybrid
Jul 8 • 2 min
And another podcast app gets bought by Maple Media
SiriusXM ‘to buy Stitcher’
Jul 7 • 3 min
For US$300m apparently
Podtrac: NPR back at #1
Jul 6 • 3 min
And a new kids debating podcast
A record number of new shows: but new releases now in decline
Jul 3 • 2 min
New over 1,250,000 valid podcasts in Apple’s directory
Spotify gains on Apple worldwide
Jul 2 • 2 min
Hmm. But what’s the truth, really?
Resonate Recordings launches a podcast host
Jul 1 • 3 min
And why podcasting could be recession-proof
Spotify adapt ‘Sandra’ to international markets
Jun 30 • 3 min
First locally-adapted shows, they claim
BBC launches new podcast unit
Jun 29 • 3 min
It’ll be based in Bristol
Cadence13’s ‘movies for the ear’
Jun 26 • 3 min
and the Listen App launches VIP memberships
PodLP: a new podcast app for the next billion listeners
Jun 25 • 3 min
Over 70 million phones sold in India alone
iHeartMedia and Warner sign co-pro deal for HBO Max
Jun 24 • 3 min
They will make companion podcasts
Podcasts: radio’s biggest advertiser
Jun 23 • 3 min
And a rapping KFC fries carton
Podcasts - do we have a spam problem?
Jun 22 • 3 min
RSS are feeds being scraped for emails
Pandora adds podcast analytics
Jun 19 • 3 min
The service gives demographics and rough location
SiriusXM (owner of Pandora and AdsWizz) buys Simplecast
Jun 18 • 2 min
Horizontal consolidation continues, we think
Reuters Audio launches with half a million audio clips
Jun 17 • 4 min
A clip for everything
19.7m people will pay for podcasts in the US
Jun 16 • 3 min
That’s 19% of podcast listeners
The podcast app that’s eight times bigger than you thought
Jun 15 • 3 min
It’s… drumroll… TuneIn. Find out how and why.
Are your podcast downloads 5% too high?
Jun 12 • 3 min
That thing on your wrist may be to blame
Podcast transcripts: should podcasters have control of their own transcript?
Jun 11 • 3 min
And who can help with all of this?
Deezer launches podcasts for Israel
Jun 10 • 2 min
Top and recommended podcasts from Israel and the world
Podhero launches: a new support platform for podcasters
Jun 9 • 2 min
Blubrry now available on AWS
Rogan: most popular podcast in the US
Jun 8 • 3 min
And at 2, here’s what else you need to knowtoday…
More people in Canada listen to podcasts every week than the US
Jun 5 • 3 min
Edison Research releases new data
Triton Digital: O Assunto is número um in Latin America
Jun 4 • 2 min
The podcast saw 60% more downloads in the new report
Study: many Joe Rogan fans will ‘stop listening’
Jun 3 • 3 min
Many more YouTubers, too
A new record for new podcasts
Jun 2 • 3 min
And Majelan pivots away from podcasts
Now showing: IMDB now listing podcasts
Jun 1 • 4 min
After a fashion, anyway
California listens to more podcasts than any other US state
May 29 • 2 min
Must be something to do with Cupertino
The Podcast Academy names its Board of Governors
May 28 • 3 min
Rob Greenlee is Chair; the Board also includes Apple, Spotify, NPR and iHeartMedia
Time to rethink the podcast app?
May 27 • 4 min
A new app that won’t let you subscribe
iPhone vs Android across the world
May 26 • 2 min
Android’s twice as big as iPhone
Podcasts are coming to Amazon
May 24 • 2 min
A new delivery from the company?
Captivate gains IAB certified compliant stats
May 22 • 3 min
They’re the first UK company to gain certification
Blubrry launches private podcasting tools
May 21 • 4 min
Secure audio and video for companies and organisations
Joe Rogan signs exclusive deal with Spotify
May 20 • 3 min
The deal could be worth $200m
Podcast Addict returns to Google Play: but for how long?
May 19 • 3 min
A new Audacity is released - but it’s buggy
Google suspends Podcast Addict from Google Play app store
May 18 • 3 min
It’s the third time this app has been wrongly suspended
Apple to make audio content
May 15 • 2 min
Spotify now producing local content, too
Luminary ‘losing $3.5m a month’
May 14 • 3 min
And a new feature coming soon on Spotify
Google helps people move away from Google Play Music Podcasts
May 13 • 2 min
Are there too many new podcasts, not enough new listeners?
Majority of Chinese podcast consumers listen every day
May 12 • 2 min
A chat app is their #4 app
PodcastOne bought by LiveXLive for $18.1m
May 11 • 3 min
LiveXLive also renews agreement with iHeartMedia
Podcast Movement 2020 switches to October
May 8 • 3 min
And a new podcast database is launched
New podcast network aims to sell out
May 7 • 3 min
NYT sees podcast ad revenue climb by 30%
Google launches an analytics - and submission - platform
May 6 • 3 min
And the publishers still blocking their podcasts on Google
This American Life wins first Pulitzer Prize for audio reporting
May 5 • 3 min
And today’s most popular Android podcast app
We Are Podcast plans ‘House Sessions’, a networking event while-at-home
May 4 • 3 min
And more new podcasts than ever before
Spotify continues to gain on Apple: even in California
May 1 • 4 min
And Ireland, and Australia
Now, Spotify hits one million podcasts
Apr 30 • 2 min
So soon after Apple
Podcast promoters are still a thing: we talk to one
Apr 29 • 2 min
We discover all his clients, too
This American Life comes to Spotify
Apr 28 • 3 min
Finally
Apple slow to update new episodes (and why it doesn’t matter much)
Apr 27 • 2 min
Your subscribers won’t be affected
New UK podcast consumption data shows record listening
Apr 24 • 2 min
34% of people do nothing else while listen to a podcast
Quibi says ‘Quit it’ - and tells a fan podcaster to stop
Apr 23 • 3 min
Lawyers are why we can’t have nice things
Libsyn: more people using computers to listen
Apr 22 • 3 min
Apple Podcasts are still in the lead
Get with The Program: advice on promoting a podcast
Apr 21 • 3 min
How this podcast got into New and Noteworthy three times
There are now over one million podcasts
Apr 20 • 2 min
54% have podfaded
TWiT turns 15
Apr 17 • 3 min
The gang is back together
Nordic noir - true-crime plagiarism in Sweden
Apr 16 • 3 min
Mordpodden copied plenty from Kakelugnsmordet, a court finds
Reach half of US weekly podcast consumers by buying just 5 networks
Apr 15 • 2 min
A sign of podcasting consolidation?
Triton Digital launches new US Podcast Report
Apr 14 • 3 min
NPR is in the lead
Podcast Addict adds reviews
Apr 13 • 2 min
The app has over half a million ratings, too
Magellan: 4 out of 5 comedy podcasts talk COVID
Apr 10 • 3 min
And 1 in 4 of all true-crime shows
Together Apart focuses on how we get together when we can’t
Apr 9 • 2 min
And another new Google thing
RØDE’s new wireless mics; Google removes old Google Play Music Podcasts from iOS
Apr 8 • 4 min
Is Google finally sorting its podcast offer out?
New podcast focuses on the choices ahead
Apr 7 • 2 min
And more consumption data
New publishers make it to Podtrac’s top 20
Apr 6 • 2 min
WarnerMedia, Slate and Fox News Radio make it to the list
Spotify deletes some virus-related episodes
Apr 3 • 2 min
Particularly from alternative health podcasters
Plays on the web double as we work from home
Apr 2 • 2 min
New data from German podcast host Podigee
Listening vs downloads over the past few weeks
Apr 1 • 3 min
Downloads are down; listening is down more
New RØDECaster Pro firmware released
Mar 31 • 2 min
It includes MP3 export
Podcast downloads are happening later in the day
Mar 30 • 3 min
Half of all podcast publishers say they’re making coronavirus podcasts
AdsWizz automates buying host-read ads
Mar 27 • 2 min
Making ad sales easier, they say
Google Podcasts app launches on iOS: same, but different
Mar 26 • 3 min
We uncover some interesting differences
Anchor adds remote-recording features to its app
Mar 25 • 2 min
Deezer unveils a redesigned podcast player
Google Podcasts redesign rolling out
Mar 24 • 3 min
It actually downloads podcasts now
How is the coronavirus affecting podcast downloads?
Mar 23 • 3 min
Seeing a slight drop? Us too.
Podcasts now listened to by over 100m Americans every month
Mar 20 • 2 min
37% of US adults listen every month
Podcasters react to widespread school closures
Mar 19 • 2 min
Stuck at home? These podcasts might help.
Tony Phillips joins Broccoli Content as CCO
Mar 18 • 3 min
He joins from the BBC and WNYC
Is personalisation coming to Apple Podcasts?
Mar 17 • 3 min
It is, if their job openings are anything to go by
Our Largest Download Day Ever - advertising a podcast
Mar 15 • 4 min
Promo ad-swaps, episode drops and crossovers
The coronavirus’s effect on podcasting
Mar 13 • 2 min
Cancellations and new shows
Episode images: the apps that use them
Mar 12 • 2 min
ID3 or not ID3, that is the question
HiStudios changes name and goes independent
Mar 11 • 2 min
ByeStudios
COVID-19 podcasts going viral
Mar 10 • 2 min
New podcasts about the virus
Gimlet’s new Head of Content: and Chartable’s new charts
Mar 9 • 2 min
We’re finally in a chart, too!
‘A million’ podcasts won’t be playable in Chrome
Mar 6 • 2 min
You’re probably okay though
75% of Americans are now familiar with podcasting
Mar 4 • 3 min
That’s 221 million people
iHeart makes it to the Australian Podcast Ranker
Mar 4 • 1 min
And a podcast conference bingo game card
The oldest podcaster in the world? And how can we hit $2bn?
Mar 2 • 2 min
And the oldest PODCAST in the world too?
Audio-Technica moves to USB-C
Mar 1 • 2 min
Get goodies for your RØDEcaster Pro
Apple Podcasts reaches over 900,000 shows
Feb 28 • 3 min
50,000 were added in the last 30 days
A look at podcasting in Lebanon and Levant
Feb 27 • 3 min
Also, this newsletter contains free beer
Acast launches Acast Marketplace; iHeartPodcasts come to Australia
Feb 26 • 2 min
And our speech on international podcast consumption
Supercast announces $2m of funding; new CEO
Feb 25 • 2 min
The company plans to hire a remote team
Edison Research releases top 10 podcast tracker
Feb 24 • 3 min
Obviously, Joe Rogan is number one
Podcast advertising ‘works way better than TV, print’
Feb 21 • 2 min
Coupon codes are also not very good for measurement, the company says
Spotify listeners prefer comedy; Apple’s prefer news
Feb 20 • 2 min
Spotify and Apple also much the same size in Germany
RTÉ launches The Nobody Zone in five languages
Feb 19 • 2 min
Podcast in English, Danish, Spanish, German and Irish
Podcasting in Egypt: data, and PodFest Cairo
Feb 18 • 2 min
Plus - podcasting to reach $1.1bn this year
The Podcast Academy launches: the speech, the Q and A, the reaction
Feb 17 • 2 min
A special edition, looking at the reaction and detail of The Podcast Academy
The Podcast Academy: listen to the full announcement and Q and A
Feb 16 • 39 min
from Podcast Movement Evolutions
Podcast Movement Evolutions under way in LA
Feb 14 • 2 min
HubHopper stop republishing RSS feeds
Conan: podcast success ‘greatest surprise of my career’; and more from Podfront
Feb 13 • 2 min
Audioboom wants a buyer, too
Chartable gets certified; another company hijacks podcast feeds
Feb 12 • 2 min
And, free podcast workshops in NYC
Podcasting world converges on LA
Feb 10 • 2 min
Westwood One release new research
How to advertise your podcast with paid ads
Feb 10 • 2 min
Andy Bowers leaves Megaphone; Podcast Radio to launch tomorrow
Google Podcasts adds a front page, and podcast search, to the web
Feb 7 • 2 min
Google Play Music Podcasts to close later in 2020, say reports
Spotify buys The Ringer, podcast listening up 200%
Feb 6 • 3 min
Wondery caught copying clips; a top podcast isn’t a podcast
Another podcast host gets IAB Certification
Feb 5 • 3 min
Podkite adds episode Kitelinks; and the 29 power players of podcasting
The podcasters who earn the most
Feb 4 • 3 min
Somethin’Else and Sony Music Entertainment do a deal
How you should advertise your podcast
Feb 3 • 2 min
Overcast rebuilds Voice Boost
BBC sees significant growth in podcast plays on BBC Sounds
Jan 31 • 2 min
The number of plays has doubled in-app, they say
Why women are fascinated with true crime
Jan 30 • 3 min
Spotify gets five new true-crime shows
PodcastOne podcasts are now on Spotify
Jan 29 • 3 min
Daily Drive quietly launches in Australia, too
Captivate launches a ‘full transparency mode’ privacy initiative
Jan 28 • 3 min
Also launches Privacy Policy for Listeners
MTV to release five new podcasts
Jan 27 • 2 min
That ain’t working - that’s the way you do it
The Pod Village at the European Radio Show impresses
Jan 24 • 2 min
Mais oui
Podcast listening without the app
Jan 23 • 2 min
Serial is also for sale
Apple vs Spotify: the #1, according to the data, is…
Jan 21 • 2 min
We have an answer!
Breaker gets a redesign for simplicity and discoverability
Jan 21 • 2 min
You can also use it without an account
iHeart Podcast Awards winners and new UK podcast data
Jan 20 • 3 min
The Dropout wins Podcast of the Year
How the Apple Podcast Charts work: the patent
Jan 17 • 3 min
Yep - subscriptions, not downloads.
Can anyone list your podcast without asking?
Jan 16 • 2 min
Is consent optional?
Now, MIDiA claims Spotify is #1 for podcasts, kind of
Jan 15 • 2 min
Except the data looks flawed
Luminary unveils new, lower, pricing
Jan 14 • 2 min
The service could now cost as little as $2.99 a month.
The Australian Podcast Awards to return for 2020
Jan 13 • 2 min
The event moves from May to early November
How Italians listen to podcasts
Jan 10 • 2 min
Spotify ad targeting is ‘violation of privacy’ says Mossberg
Spotify launches targeted podcast advertising
Jan 9 • 3 min
Half of US adults use voice assistants
Morgan Stanley: Spotify is now #1 podcast platform, beating Apple
Jan 8 • 2 min
Apple wants you to swear
US Library of Congress starts archiving podcasts
Jan 7 • 2 min
Parcast names their podcasts the best names
Podchaser launches recommendation sharing service
Jan 6 • 2 min
And another new podcast discovery website
Darknet Diaries shares statistics for 2019; Procast adds donate buttons
Jan 3 • 2 min
Chinese podcast really an audiobook?
A new chinese government podcast
Jan 1 • 1 min
Made by the government in Guizhou Province
New Year, new privacy laws
Jan 1 • 1 min
Find out if they will matter for your podcast
A new way to get ratings
Dec 31, 2019 • 1 min
Castro lets you pay to promote
iHeartRadio launches a third all-podcast station
Dec 29, 2019 • 1 min
It’s in a very eerie location
Podcasting in the UAE: a new report
Dec 26, 2019 • 1 min
Plus, good examples of branded podcasts
Apple Podcasts grew podcast listening most in 2019
Dec 26, 2019 • 1 min
Spotify also responsible for the growth of the medium
Ratings and reviews do not affect ranking in Apple Podcasts
Dec 24, 2019 • 1 min
Here’s proof
Is anyone reading your Patreon posts?
Dec 23, 2019 • 2 min
Probably not. Plus, Brit podcasts doled out dosh.
The Daily Show launches a new podcast; Podfollow celebrates growth
Dec 22, 2019 • 1 min
The Daily Show Podcast Universe launches in January
Triton Digital to produce a US podcast ranker
Dec 20, 2019 • 2 min
A new CEO for Audible and Audioboom
Libsyn restricts publishers from using some analytics
Dec 19, 2019 • 3 min
Podtrac revise their top podcasts list after our story yesterday
EXCLUSIVE: A new entry in the Podtrac podcast charts - why it isn’t all it seems
Dec 18, 2019 • 2 min
The figures include people who didn’t play the podcast at all
Now Spotify is beating Apple Podcasts in Canada
Dec 17, 2019 • 2 min
The US listens to comedy the most
Amazon’s Alexa gets podcasts from Apple and Spotify
Dec 16, 2019 • 2 min
in the US, at least
Spotify helps new listeners discover podcasts
Dec 13, 2019 • 2 min
Google Podcasts also adds a recommended episodes tab for some people
ART19 launches in Korea
Dec 12, 2019 • 2 min
Three videos from a recent conference on podcasting
Podcast predictions for 2020
Dec 11, 2019 • 3 min
And there are now over 800,000 podcasts in Apple Podcasts
National Lampoon first on Spotify; how popular is AAC audio in podcasts?
Dec 10, 2019 • 2 min
Plus - is podcasting going AAC?
David Pakman says he’s being ‘bullied into sharing your data’
Dec 9, 2019 • 3 min
He’s wrong
Podcasts are getting shorter
Dec 6, 2019 • 2 min
Robert Krulwich is retiring
Spotify gives podcasters 2019 Wrapped; and is podcasting going to get smart in 2020?
Dec 5, 2019 • 2 min
The Daily is 11% advertising, says research
Podcorn, a new self-service ad platform, launches
Dec 4, 2019 • 2 min
and Boomtown launches
News podcasts grow; Spotify’s most popular podcasts; and the company accused of podcasting click-fraud
Dec 3, 2019 • 3 min
Also, SoundCloud.
1-in-4 frequent podcast listeners tip their favourite shows
Dec 2, 2019 • 3 min
Whooshkaa signs another Malaysian broadcaster
Fresh Air Production wins UK production company of the year
Nov 29, 2019 • 2 min
You, yes you, can be Joe Rogan
DAX unveils new publishers and multi-platform measurement
Nov 28, 2019 • 2 min
Happy Thanksgiving Special Edition
Apple Podcasts responsible for 58% of podcast downloads
Nov 27, 2019 • 3 min
Pocket Casts doesn’t appear to have increased much after going free
CBC/Radio-Canada sign with Acast; Syed appeal denied
Nov 26, 2019 • 3 min
A privacy symposium to be held in New York NY in February
A gambling company is one of US podcasting’s top advertisers
Nov 25, 2019 • 3 min
The French try to measure podcasting in a crazy-ridiculous way
Subscription data: US podcasts rule the world
Nov 22, 2019 • 3 min
Apple podcast listeners more liberal; Android podcast listeners lean to the right
Acast launches new podcast host, Acast Open
Nov 21, 2019 • 4 min
The Joe Rogan Experience is the most popular US podcast, says new research
LA Times and Wondery launch new true-crime podcast
Nov 20, 2019 • 1 min
Libsyn gets passthrough for Spotify
Spotify adds personalised podcast playlist
Nov 19, 2019 • 2 min
And Gumball launches, a podcast advertising marketplace
Netflix launches a podcast for The Crown
Nov 18, 2019 • 2 min
How many podcast episodes were published in 2018?
Inside the iHeart Podcast Awards nominations
Nov 15, 2019 • 2 min
Apple’s email yesterday contained an error, too
Is podcasting replacing radio?
Nov 14, 2019 • 2 min
Apple writes to us all again
Podcast Radio to launch in London
Nov 13, 2019 • 2 min
Podcasts are also now on Pandora’s web and desktop apps
63% of the world’s smartphones run Android
Nov 12, 2019 • 2 min
Forever Dog go Sticher Premium
Spreaker Prime: $1m in podcast ad revenue in first three months
Nov 11, 2019 • 4 min
75% of 16-39 year-olds in Asia-Pacific listen to podcasts
Adobe demonstrates automatic de-umming
Nov 8, 2019 • 2 min
Anchor launches easier podcast trailers
Deezer adds a dedicated podcast hub to their app
Nov 7, 2019 • 2 min
And a new podcast ranker for the Netherlands
Manoush Zomorodi to host TED Radio Hour
Nov 6, 2019 • 2 min
New spoken word audio report to be released
Brazil: the world’s number two for podcast listening
Nov 5, 2019 • 2 min
Audible UK announces Audio Production Grant winners
Podcasting to be $1bn media market next year
Nov 4, 2019 • 2 min
TuneIn lose an important court case
Netflix to launch an original scripted podcast with Spotify
Nov 1, 2019 • 2 min
Literally the Netflix of podcasting
Podcasts in HBO’s new app, and in a new kids app from Spotify
Oct 31, 2019 • 2 min
And Podcast Addict’s revenue, kind of
Voxnest: Spotify conquers Europe for podcasting
Oct 30, 2019 • 3 min
The company has also partnered with a Euro ad insertion company
Glow drops charges for listener support; Audacity not for Catalina after all; unusual terms and conditions
Oct 29, 2019 • 2 min
The podcast host that won’t let you make money without upgrading
Audacity’s new update for Catalina; and RAIN Summit Europe tickets
Oct 28, 2019 • 2 min
Jonas Woost moves to Pacific Content
Luminary gets a new CEO
Oct 25, 2019 • 2 min
PRX’s marketing secrets
A podcast gets archived by the British Library
Oct 24, 2019 • 2 min
And all the microphone comparisons you want
PodcastOne’s Super Listeners study released
Oct 23, 2019 • 1 min
Super Listeners also love public radio, it seems
Women listen longer; and ‘What A Day’ to launch on Monday
Oct 22, 2019 • 3 min
IAB’s revenue figures shows good increases for digital audio
The Podchaser Feed: a new way to discover podcasts
Oct 21, 2019 • 3 min
A new podcast monitoring service also launches
Australia: new podcast research and a podcast ranker
Oct 18, 2019 • 3 min
And more news from Australia
Spreaker is now using IAB Certified numbers; and podcast listeners love their advertisers
Oct 17, 2019 • 5 min
CNN launches internal podcast unit CNN Audio
Choose-your-own adventure fiction podcast launches
Oct 16, 2019 • 2 min
Eight different endings. To their podcast, not this one.
Podcast consumption in Germany: new study released
Oct 15, 2019 • 2 min
Also data from the UK shows podcast listening has doubled in two years
Radio Sodoma tops the charts in Finland; introducing ‘microcasts’
Oct 14, 2019 • 2 min
OzPod releases all its audio
International Podcast Association shares interim survey results
Oct 11, 2019 • 2 min
Best practice and a resource directory are most wanted by podcasters
ShePodcasts LIVE to stream live with Podbean Live
Oct 10, 2019 • 4 min
Podchaser has three million podcast credits in its database
‘Your Daily Drive’ comes to Spotify in Germany
Oct 9, 2019 • 2 min
Luminary’s launch has claimed a casualty.
Apple Podcasts demonstrate ‘Browse By Hosts And Guests’; changes at Libsyn
Oct 8, 2019 • 3 min
None of the data is in RSS
British Podcast Awards launch a £50,000 funding scheme
Oct 7, 2019 • 2 min
and Audioboom’s latest financials
Libsyn now hosts 67,000 shows; but CFO resigns
Oct 4, 2019 • 2 min
A special shareholder’s meeting is set for November 8th
Owen Grover on the demise of Apple, and being cautious of Spotify
Oct 3, 2019 • 2 min
He also is clear about whether they will share user data.
Apple is removing 260 podcasts a day
Oct 2, 2019 • 2 min
Goodness.
Podcast Alarm allows you to wake up to something different
Oct 1, 2019 • 2 min
…and Deezer is getting serious
The Messengers: free podcast documentary movie to celebrate International Podcast Day
Sep 30, 2019 • 2 min
Happy International Podcast Day!
55% of podcast fans have bought something advertised on a podcast
Sep 27, 2019 • 2 min
and the Evening Standard to start a daily podcast
UK newspapers pass off podcast interview as their own
Sep 26, 2019 • 2 min
UK newspapers? Grubby thievery? Surely not.
Branded podcasts ‘more effective than TV’
Sep 25, 2019 • 2 min
They also out-perform radio ads
‘Stuff’ rises to #2 in Podtrac chart, and a positive podcast for prisoners
Sep 24, 2019 • 1 min
They have a captive audience…
True-crime podcast ‘plagiarised’ by newspaper; actors love audio drama podcasts
Sep 23, 2019 • 2 min
Like Crime Junkie, but completely the other way round
Think most podcasts are downloaded before playing? Think again
Sep 20, 2019 • 2 min
Turns out you’re probably streaming this
Descript’s Podcast Studio launches: we try it out
Sep 19, 2019 • 2 min
You can watch on YouTube.
The Pocket Casts podcast app is now free
Sep 18, 2019 • 3 min
Good news for decent podcast app lovers
Podcoin app to close next week
Sep 17, 2019 • 2 min
Giving away money isn’t a business plan, it turns out
NPR: podcasting revenue bigger than radio in 2020
Sep 16, 2019 • 2 min
Podcasting also responsible for NPR being profitable
Brexitcast filmed for TV
Sep 13, 2019 • 2 min
There’s a ‘faces for radio’ joke here which we won’t do
RSS tool falls over; hundreds of podcasts fall offline
Sep 12, 2019 • 2 min
FeedPress was off for at least six hours
Listening to podcasts on the web is increasing
Sep 11, 2019 • 1 min
Both Apple and Google seeing more plays
40% of new podcasts are hosted by women
Sep 9, 2019 • 2 min
The figure was just 12% in 2012
Podcasting workshop to be held in Jamaica, and new Spotify hirings
Sep 9, 2019 • 3 min
And dynamic vs condenser microphones
Podcasts on a plane; free ebook, webinar and classroom tools
Sep 6, 2019 • 2 min
And a podcast gets yanked in Detroit
Happy 9th, 99% Invisible; Acast moves to IAB v2 guidelines
Sep 5, 2019 • 2 min
New number start Oct 1
Audioboom partners with Voxnest for ad-tech; Boudet goes legal
Sep 4, 2019 • 3 min
Plus, questions about Himalaya
Unravel returns with a con artist; Crime Junkie served legal letter
Sep 3, 2019 • 3 min
It’s just ignorance, adds Tanner Campbell
Tom Webster: Let’s put on a show
Sep 2, 2019 • 2 min
Webster puts his Podcast Movement speech online
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