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James Cridland, Sam Sethi

The last word in podcasting news. Every Thursday, James Cridland from Podnews in Australia and Sam Sethi, from 'Podcast First' River Radio in the UK, review and analyse some of the week's top podcasting news from around the world. They also interview some of the biggest names making the news. Sponsored by Buzzsprout and SquadCast.

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28-11-2020
1 min
Scoop Queen Ashley Carman joins us. Apple announces Podcasts Delegated Delivery. No Anchor or Megaphone. Are you team Spotify or team Apple? RØDECaster Pro II leaked. Curiocaster and Podverse support  tag.
SponsorsBuzzsprout - last week, 3,282 people started a podcast with Buzzsprout Squadcast - Create high-quality audio and video content just using your browser and using Dolby Enhanced Audio Mastering, they’ll sound better than ever.Special GuestAshley Carman  - BloombergShow Notes & LinksJames Cridland Radio Days Europe - RoundupSelling paid subscriptions through Apple Podcasts? Until now, you’ve had to upload that audio separately to Apple; but Apple Podcasts Delegated Delivery was announced yesterday, allowing creators to upload and manage that audio through selected podcast hosting companies when this feature launches in Q3.A number of initial podcast hosting companies have been announced including RSS·com, Libsyn and Buzzsprout; but if you run a podcast hosting company and wish to participate in Delegated Delivery, you’re encouraged to fill out this form.  (Memo to Apple: here’s a list)."Interesting that both of Spotify's hosting platforms, megaphone and anchor, arent participating at launch."- Ashley C"Spotify works with third parties to support its subscription offering, too. the only overlap is acast, at least according to the initial partner list. curious if this means there's now additional stratification in podcast world: team Spotify or team Apple "- Ashley CiOS 15.5, iPadOS 15.5, and macOS 12.4 were made available yesterday. This brings annual paid subscriptions within the Apple Podcasts app. We told you last month; you can add an annual plan now.With the new iOS, the Apple Podcasts app has had a welcome tweak for automatic download settings, with per-show customisation. You’ll find the new settings in your Settings app on iPhone and iPad. The app will now also recommend removing old downloads when necessary.And one more thing - Finally: the next version of macOS adds an auto-delete function to Apple Podcasts.RØDE is to release the RØDECaster Pro II, an updated mixerPodcasting 2.0 apps that support the new tag, include Curiocaster: and Podverse.
5d ago
56 mins
It Sounds Interesting now that Tom Webster has announced he is joining Sounds Profitable.
SponsorsBuzzsprout - last week, 3,437 people started a podcast with Buzzsprout Squadcast - Create high-quality audio and video content just using your browser and using Dolby Enhanced Audio Mastering, they’ll sound better than ever.Special GuestTom Webster -  Sounds ProfitableShow Notes & LinksTom Webster has announced he is to join Sounds Profitable as Partner.  Writing in Sounds Profitable, he outlines the future for Sounds Profitable - to share content, research,  run events and advisory services to help set the course for the future of the audio business. Todd Cochrane’s Geek News Central hits episode 1,600 this week. One of the first podcasts in the world, its first episode was Oct 9, 2004 - just a few weeks after the word “podcast” began to be used. This was the first podcast Tom Webster listened to.  Wondery is streaming some shows in Dolby Atmos. You’ll need to be a Wondery+ subscriber to listen because there aren’t any standard podcast apps that playback the format yet.The sixth annual IAB US Podcast Advertising Revenue study was published. It shows US podcast ad revenue growth increasing dramatically during 2021, hitting $1.4bn. Revenues are forecast to hit $4.2bn in 2024.iHeartMedia’s podcast business brought in $69m during the first quarter - 12% of total revenue; its radio business brought in $416m. The company posted a net loss of $48.7m, though, for the quarter. Spotify is to close Spotify Stations, a lean-back music radio experience.Spotify is testing a new homepage layout that allows a toggle between music and podcasts. h/t Chris Messina.Spotify has published its Swedish Podcast Report 2022. 54% of Swedish people from 18-79 listen to podcasts regularly; 60% say they listen on Spotify; SR Play is #2, and Apple Podcasts is #3.Acast says the company is focusing its efforts on Conversational Targeting, meaning “advertisers are targeting conversations — not individual users”.
12-05-2022
59 mins
Down Anchor, Goodbye Facebook, Au Revoir Michael Mignano & Tom Webster.  Hello Squadcast!
SponsorsBuzzsprout - last week, 3,549 people started a podcast with Buzzsprout NEW: Squadcast - Create high-quality audio and video content just using your browser: and, using Dolby Enhanced Audio Mastering, they’ll sound better than ever.Special GuestSteve Jones -  Content Director at Crowd NetworkShow Notes & Links: Facebook is pulling out of podcasts and will close the service starting Jun 3. The company will stop creators adding podcasts to the service this week. They don’t plan to communicate the closure to Facebook users.Facebook was responsible for just 0.3% of all podcast downloads last month, says Buzzsprout. It had reached 0.5% in February, making it the 17th largest podcast app.More than a quarter of new podcast episodes published in April were on Anchor, according to data from John Spurlock: The world’s largest podcast host, Anchor was down for much of yesterdaySpotify is hiring for a podcast moderation team in Dublin Ireland.Michael Mignano is to leave Spotify. He’s said to have given his resignation last week and leaves at the end of June. Chartable has clarified its future, in an email to users. In the UK, The Radio Academy’s ARIAS took place last night. Headliner has added an integration with Hindenburg (build 2434).  They've also added export to LinkedIn.Tom Webster has announced he is to leave Edison Research.  He is our guest on next week's show. Fountain 0.3.16 is now available on iOS and Android! New features: Lightning Addresses, Fountain User Splits, Activity Notifications.Livestreams now supported on Podverse web.JustCast added support episode level , and Transistor is launching new free website builder just add your RSS feed.
05-05-2022
55 mins
Will video help make the next podcasting star? Anchor, Substack and YouTube think so. We talk to Tom Billington about the London Podcast Show and Neil Mody about Headliner, Disco and Eddy.
28-04-2022
1 hr 30 mins
Hello to Spotify's new curation and moderation policies. Goodbye to Spotify's Greenroom creator fund and Facebook's podcasts.
SponsorBuzzsprout - last week, 3,684 people started a podcast with Buzzsprout Notes & Links: 1. Spotify Selling Vapourware Again!?In June 2021, Spotify announced the Spotify Greenroom Creator Fund for US creators to “support and reward creators for the communities they build and the experiences they create”, as part of the launch of Spotify Greenroom. However, the fund never launched; and yesterday, Spotify emailed applicants, admitting that the program had been cancelled.2. Gaming the Spotify Algorithm?There’s a new global #1 - the Brazilian artist Anitta’s Envolver. How did Anitta do it? By apparently asking her fans to game the Spotify algorithms  - https://charts.spotify.com3.  Spotify Moderation ?Spotify has quietly rolled-out a new misinformation policy that says it may hide shows, or in their words “restrict content’s discoverability”. NiemanLab has discovered the company’s new rules, which Spotify have yet to announce: and nor have they added them to their public Platform Rules page.The Brookings Institution has written a new document that highlights current platform policies, describes how Spotify and Apple allow listeners to report shows, and suggests areas that policy-makers might focus on.4.  Spotify Curation?How do the Spotify team decide which podcasts to promote? Spotify for Podcasters describes what you can do to be considered.Higher Ground, Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, is to leave Spotify, says Ashley Carman at Bloomberg5. Goodbye Facebook Podcasts?A year after it announced podcasts in its app and other audio tools, Facebook’s interest in podcasting is waning, according to Bloomberg’s Ashley Carman.6. Buzzsprout YouTube Platform Specialist · Buzzsprout · Jacksonville, USAemail: comments@podland.news
21-04-2022
59 mins
Internationalise in order to profitise or use swap promos but never ever plagiarise.Acast you're still spamming your competition?  BBC you're still losing your talent?  YouTube you're still making us wait? Apple you're still not providing us transcripts? Why O Why!?
07-04-2022
1 hr 8 mins
Like London buses, you wait ages for one new podcast app and three come along at the same time. We talk with Chris Messina about NEW YouTube, Spotify and Twitter podcast apps coming soon.
SPECIAL GUEST:  Chris Messina NEWS: YouTube:Exclusive: YouTube is planning tighter integration, monetisation and analytics for podcasts.  Despite no announcement from YouTube’s director of podcasting, Kai Chuk, at Podcast Movement Evolutions last weekYouTube is looking at ingesting podcast RSS feeds directly with a new podcasts homepage to be at youtube.com/podcasts (a URL that doesn’t work, yet) Spotify: Spotify is working on a brand new podcast interface. Spotted by Chris Messina, who posted a screen recording archived by Podnews here, the new interface adds a dedicated Podcasts tab, vertical scrolling, and live captions for all shows. Want to play with the new Spotify interface for podcasting? It’s already on your phone. On an iPhone or iPad, open Safari, visit spotify:internal:podcastclips and you’ll go straight there. /via @chrismessinaSiriusXM:Freakonomics Radio is to become a radio station on SiriusXM. RØDE has launched its first-ever set of headphones. i.e the NTH-100s Podimo has bought Dag en Nacht, the largest podcast publisher in the Netherlands. Sonnant has launched new AI-powered tools for audio and video monetisation. Dave Jones from the Podcast Index has posted about WebSub, and why “it doesn’t scale well”. The Podcast Index is using a system called PodPing.There has been an update to the socialInteract tag.RSS.com have proposed a new tag to remove the need for the iTunes: email tag used to spam podcasters. JustCast added support to  episode level value-for-value namespace! AudiWave have added support  PodcastindexOrg - People, Location, and Transcript support to the iOS appThe PodLP app has had a new release for KaiOS, adding a season filter (just like Apple!), and configuration improvements.First look: Popular podcast app Overcast is to release a redesign today. Buzzsprout Podcast hosting and a whole lot more
31-03-2022
1 hr 15 mins
Podland on tour in LA with Alban Brooke at Podcast Movement talking about the Podnews Report Card, The Ambies, the Infinite Dial 2022 and YouTube's no show.
Special GuestAlban Brooke - Head of Marketing at BuzzsproutNews: Kai Chuk from YouTube presented but said nothing about their future plansMatt Deegan writes more about podcasters using video in his newsletterBy the end of the year, it’s going to be essential that podcasters are creating proper video versions of their shows. - Matt DeeganIt’s also why nearly 20% of podcast listeners regard YouTube as their main podcast app.  - Tom WebsterTom Webster from Edison Research, warns podcasters to be careful saying “get this wherever you get your podcasts” if they don’t put their show on YouTubeAdori announced a new YouTube integration to help grow your podcast audienceThe results of the Podnews Report Card were announced at Podcast Movement Evolution by our Editor, James Cridland. Selections from the 750 comments captured are on the Podnews websiteEdison Research unveiled the Infinite Dial 2022 The Ambies, the awards from The Podcast Academy that celebrate excellence in podcasting, took place last night. The winners are here: 9/12, from Amazon Music, Pineapple Studios and Wondery was the podcast of the year; the podcast’s host Dan Taberski accepted the award in the award ceremony in Los Angeles CA, USAApple Podcasts will add follower numbers to Apple Podcasts Connect, starting next month. You’ll be able to view followers per show and easily measure followers across showsWriting in Variety, Jem Aswad is highly critical of Spotify’s $310m sponsorship of FC Barcelona, which they announced on Tuesday Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
26-03-2022
44 mins
Acast spam, spam multiple platform updates, spam, Gumball, spam, Websub, spam but no chapters, no transcriptions just lightning comments.
MONTY PYTHON: Spam SketchSPECIAL GUEST: Marty Michael - CEO & Co-Founder Gumball Gumball has raised $10 million to expand its podcasting host-read advertising platform. The company was built by the team behind the Headgum Podcast Network. NEWS: Podcast host Acast is still spamming podcasters, even co-founders of rival podcast networks, or hosts of shows that ended three years ago. Libsyn's Rob Walch correctly notes "Friends don't send emails starting 'hello friend' (as Acast's do), and they don't spam". Hypocritically, Acast actually offers its customers a tool to obfuscate your email address in your RSS feed, so that it will "help our podcasters avoid unwanted spam". It's a problem the company is more than aware of, then. "Email marketing is one part of our marketing strategy", said Ross Adams, the company's CEO, when we last asked.Oscar Merry has suggested Lightning Comments as a potential solution for cross-app commenting: using "boostagrams" as a method of sending comments. We like this idea; and the spec is simple enough for us to code it; so, you'll find a "comments" section on every update in Podnews's web version. You can also see those comments in the Fountain app.Podnews are also, as of today, permanently supporting the socialInteract tag for Twitter (and will probably pull in those comments to the page, too, at some stage). A new version is up: 1.0.0-beta. This release comes with bug fixes and an exciting feature: WebSub! From now on, Castopod will push your newly published episodes directly to open subscription hubs, meaning that they will get broadcasted instantly after publication.A gateway from WebSub to PodPing. WebSub.watch allows any WebSub-enabled podcast to push notifications to Podping. Please note that WebSub.watch is still at an early stage. Contact us if you want more information: hello@websub.watch.Podcast hosting company Transistor now supports multiple languages for its built-in podcast websites.EMAIL: comments@podland.news
17-03-2022
1 hr 11 mins
"Will Video Kill The Podcast Star?" - We interview James O. Boggs and Andy Bowers from Spooler Media the "dynamic, real-time audio" publishing system.  Amazon released Amp, a “live radio app”. YouTube offers podcasters up to $50k to switch.
GUESTS:  James O. BoggsAndy BowersNEWS: Spooler's "dynamic, real-time audio" publishing system launched last week. According to an analysis by John Spurlock, on its first day, Spooler helped The Refresh from Insider to produce five editions of their podcast. A new podcast platform, Spooler, has launched. It's founded by a who's who of podcasting, including CEO James O. Boggs, formerly Head of Podcasts at Apple; CCO Andy Bowers, co-founder of Slate Audio and Megaphone; CTO Dan Benjamin, founder of Fireside·fm and the 5by5 podcast network, and Exec Producer Kerry Donahue, former EP at WNYC.  Amazon has released Amp, a “live radio app” seen as their version of Clubhouse or TwitterSpaces. It’s available in the US for iOS users only in a waitlist; it’ll enable you to DJ your own music show (with “tens of millions of licensed songs” they say), and you can take callers, too. Amp’s website is live, and you can download the app to join the waitlist.YouTube is offering podcasters up to $50,000 to film their shows and paying podcast networks up to $300,000, according to Bloomberg’s Ashley Carman.TikTok on the clock, but the party don’t stop: except, says Rephonic, podcasters are ignoring TikTok. Twitter is significantly over-represented across all podcasts, the company summarises; but TikTok has by far the highest average number of followers.Is TikTok getting into podcasting? TikTok is hiring for someone to work in their “Podcast Operation” in Sydney NSW, Australia.TikTok is launching its own music marketing and distribution platform, SoundOnHow many podcasts use chapters? About 1.22% of all episodes, says new data from John Spurlock’s Livewire. ID3 tags within MP3 are the most popular method.A cross-app specification that could be added to the Podcasting 2.0 namespace.Justcast adds support for Seasons and you can pick the season from a list, and create a new one on the fly.
10-03-2022
58 mins
Is Youtube the best place for podcasting now?   Is Twitter the next place for podcasting?Is interactive podcasting the future of podcasting?
Special Guest: Laura Ivey - Director of Research at Edison ResearchNews:Will we see a podcast player in Twitter? Alessandro Paluzzi has spotted a podcasts option in the latest Twitter code, and Jane Manchun Wong has also unearthed a Podcasts tab. Nathan Gathright has brainstormed some ideas about what he hopes Twitter is up to - let’s hope it’s not just reruns of Twitter Spaces.A new podcast platform, Spooler, has launched. It’s founded by a who’s who of podcasting, including CEO James O. Boggs, formerly Head of Podcasts at Apple; CCO Andy Bowers, co-founder of Slate Audio and Megaphone; CTO Dan Benjamin, founder of Fireside·fm and the 5by5 podcast network, and Exec Producer Kerry Donahue, former EP at WNYC. The product claims to be a new modular content management system for audio, allowing instant edits and re-ordering of content while being compatible with RSS podcast apps. The tech also incorporates Dolby·io to smooth audio volumes and apply noise reduction. Axios has more information.The British Podcast Awards 2022 are now open to enter. If you’ve created at least six episodes of a podcast over the last year, you’re probably eligible.iHeartMedia’s Conal Byrne has made a number of predictions about podcasting for 2022, writing in Forbes. “The entire internet will be converted to audio and distributed on-demand”, he says.iHeartRadio has added a tool called “Talk Back” to its app. It lets listeners send short voice messages to radio and podcast hosts. It “will roll out to interested iHeartRadio podcasters who opt-in sometime in early April.”Audacy has launched the Audacy Digital Audience Network, which they call “the highest quality addressable audience in audio”. 60 million listeners across podcasts and radio are available to target.Unusually, That Peter Crouch Podcast, a show grown by the BBC, has signed with the Acast Creator Network. Producer George Cottam will leave the BBC to continue producing the show; Chris Stark will continue to host.
03-03-2022
1 hr 15 mins
This week's report card: ACast very bad, GoodPods bad, ActivityPub very good and Super Listener Wayne Cheong dies, very sad.
GUEST:John Spurlock talking about implementing ActivityPub/Co-Comments  LINKS: https://podcastsocial.orghttps://minipub.dev/NEWS: Anyone can claim to be a creator of any podcast within the GoodPods app, without any proof or validation, we’ve discovered. Acast has been been “spamming podcasters”, says competitor Buzzsprout, which has published an unsolicited email from Acast sent to many of Buzzsprout’s customers; we’re aware they’ve also been sent to Anchor users too. “Email marketing is one part of our marketing strategy as we look to bring even more great creators to Acast, and we’re focused on providing the best possible tools and services to help them reach their potential.” — Ross Adams, CEO, AcastHow should apps best verify ownership?  Fountain asks for the email held in the RSS file to claim podcast? Proposed Solution by James Cridland.  Is there a better, easier way to help podcasters “claim” their podcast on different apps? Currently, that process is a clunky method of hoping someone has access to the email address in the RSS feed, and then sending them an email. We think there might be something rather easier. Here’s some proposed documentation of how it might work.WebFinger is a protocol specified by the Internet Engineering Task Force IETF that allows for the discovery of information about people and things identified by a URI. Edison Research released their Super Listeners study, with Ad Results Media. “Super listeners” - US adults who listen to 5+ hours of podcasts a week.Responding to Spotify purchasing Podsights and Chartable, Bryan Barletta writes this week in Sounds Profitable that “Grading your own homework isn’t third-party measurement,” Libsyn has launched Libsyn Studio Beta, iHeartMedia has signed with Veritone to use synthetic voices to translate shows into different languages. SPECIAL MENTION: Wayne Cheong, the founder of PodFest Asia, has died. He was 44. His memorial service will be held this weekend. He was a friend and fellow LFC Fan.  YNWA.
25-02-2022
1 hr 14 mins
Crowd Network launches in Manchester, James launches 'Podnews Report Cards', Facebook launches audio rooms, Podping launches live notifications and Sam launches The Crafty Tug?Pay Attention, Cash is King, Bitcoin is the native currency of the Internet and it's raining Sat's on Fountain.
GUESTS:Gigi -  Closing the Loop - The Future of ValueOscar Merry - Fountain Podcaster WalletEvo Terra - Hall of Fame InductionStewart Townsend - Podcast HawkNEWS:Lightning Network is now available on Cash App. It's the fastest, free way to pay anyone in bitcoin. The Lightning Network is a new way to send BTC/SAT that's faster and free!!!Some legend gave 100 million sats (1 bitcoin) to Cinemuck, the people behind the movie "Human B" - Gigi #Value4Value Podcast app Fountain has launched a full Podcaster Wallet, making it the easiest way to earn Bitcoin from your podcast. Just search for your podcast and claim it in the app:  you can monitor how much you earn, and see messages, in the app too.Castos has released a new feature enabling all its podcasters to earn Bitcoin from listeners, as well as links to PayPal, Patreon and others. It’s one of the first podcast hosts to build in support for “value4value”.Exclusive: Mumbler has released what they call the first monetisation study for podcasts in Spain. This year’s Podcasting Hall of Fame inductees will be unveiled at 9am ET today by Podcast Movement.  Podcast Movement: Evolutions: Mar 23 · Los Angeles, California, USAEdison Research has released the top 50 US podcasts for 2021. Podtrac reports iHeartRadio is #1 for podcasting for January's US publishers listPodchaser has released The Podchaser 25, a list of the “hottest up-and-coming podcasts” in the US. After the Joe Rogan controversy, 40% of Americans, and 53% of Canadians, think Spotify should exercise editorial control over controversial content.&nbsp
11-02-2022
1 hr 25 mins
Captivate CEO Mark Asquith talks about the global acquisition and their future. Castos CEO Craig Hewitt talks about supporting Value4Value and why it's a better model than advertising for podcasters
GUESTS: Mark Asquith co-founder and MD of Captivate.FM talks about their acquisition by Global and what's next for Captivate and how the line between radio and podcasting has blurred?Craig Hewitt founder and CEO of Castos talks about the latest version of their platform and their upcoming support for Value4Value and why advertising is not the future for podcast monetisation.  NEWS: Google is randomly switching podcasts in its app to point to pirated copies with ads. Jason Calcanis noticed his podcast, All-In, mysteriously had ads in it; Google’s Danny Sullivan replied: “we appear to have mistakenly pointed to a duplicate version of the podcast”Buzzsprout’s data suggests that the Google Podcasts app is losing market share, from 2.6% to 2.3% in the past year. Buzzsprout’s global stats for January, calculated to the IAB standard, show the company hit 100 million monthly downloads for the first time.A website using Google Fonts has been fined for breaking GDPR privacy rules, since it leaked the visitor’s IP address to Google without their permission. Podnews phased out use of Google Fonts for privacy reasons more than two years ago.When publishing a show to Spotify, you are now reminded to read the platform rules; though not to explicitly agree to them.SiriusXM has launched AudioID. The BBC says it saw a total of 257m podcast downloads globally last quarter. That would make it the #3 podcast publisher in the world.TECH: TECH: JustCast is supporting the podcast:person tagJohn Spurlock has released MiniPubHelipad is being updated to a new version, v0.1.8
03-02-2022
1 hr 29 mins
Scott Waxman tells us why books and podcasts fit together? Hala Taha tells us why promoting your podcast with an audiogram maybe a waste of time? Amazon buys exclusive rights to ‘My Favorite Murder’ podcast. Libsyn5 is live to all users.
GUESTS: SCOTT WAXMAN // HALA TAHANEWS:Spotify takes Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s podcast ‘into its own hands’ after the couple produced NO content for a YEAR.Spotify picks Joe Rogan over Neil YoungStephen Fry has launched a new podcast exploring the brain. The podcast is exclusively on Audible.Amazon Buys Exclusive Rights to ‘My Favorite Murder’ Podcast. Amazon Music and Wondery will offer new episodes of the podcasts for a week before they are available on other services.Libsyn has put its new user interface, Libsyn5, live to all users. The new interface is easier to use, and features 'social scheduling’ and support of the locked tag.Exclusive: The free and open-source podcast solution for you to self-host, Castopod has reached v1.0, and now has a website of its own.  The podcast platform includes open comments, video clips, anonymised analytics, and wide support for the new podcast namespace. It’s available for download today.Podcast hosting company Castos has added customisable podcast website themes.CEO Craig Hewett will be a guest on the show next week. Captivate launch Automated Show Notes. Mark Asquith will be a guest on the show next week.Anchor podcasts are unplayable in some podcast apps. Overcast CEO/Developer Marco Arment, added, in a tweet to Anchor: “It’s been two weeks that you’re serving malformed files, breaking media players, and losing the audiences of your customers. Do you care about this medium at all?”Ross Mathews and Nikki Boyer are co-hosting The Ambies, the second annual Awards for Excellence in Audio run by The Podcast Academy. They’re the co-hosts of Dying for Sex, the winner of the 2021 Podcast of the Year; the ceremony is on March 22 in Los Angeles, and live online.Castopod joins Spotify, Podchaser and Podnews in adding copious amounts of JSON_LD to podcast pages.this podcast (@seetee.io) is putting their boost messages onto their website. (If you’ve an Umbrel running Helipad, http://umbrel.local:2112/boosts is a JSON feed that might help)  Gigi will be a guest on next weeks show.NEW Boostergram Icon from Benjamin Bellamy.Acast has launched Acast Amplifier, a podcast incubator to discover the next generation of UK podcasters. You’ve until Mar 25 to enter. Learn about Nakamoto Consensus and Neutrino’s
27-01-2022
1 hr 16 mins
Brad Mielke tells us what he learnt from 1,000 daily podcasts? Effy Kang tells us about podcasting in China. Celebs tell us about their favourite podcasts on Apple. Helipad tells us how many SAT's we've earned in real-time and Podping tells us first!
GUESTS:  Brad Mielke - Host/Managing Editor, "Start Here" Podcast at ABC NewsEffy Kang - Head of Capital Markets at Lizhi - the first podcast app that Apple promoted in the Chinese app storeNEWS:Apple Podcasts has launched “Listen With”, a podcast playlist service to help listeners discover new shows. The first podcast guide is Jay Shetty. Creators can request to be included using this form.The flagship podcast from ABC News, Start Here, marks 1,000 episodes today. Since its launch in March 2018, the podcast’s host, Brad Mielke.PodPing a method to inform podcast apps the instant a new episode is published, Podping saw 139,328 new episodes published over the last seven days.Use the Podping Watcher to see new episodes in real-time.  Home bitcoin and lightning node Umbrel has released v0.4.11, and the first version of Helipad: an app that lets you see a live view of incoming boosts and boostagrams.  We’ve a guide to get started. Over 4,000 podcasts are now on the Lightning Network!Exclusive: PodInbox has launched a monetisation feature to allow podcasters to get fan donations.  Here is Evo Terra’s.48% of podcast downloads are of old shows, says research from Firstory. German podcast hosting company Julep Hosting has launched “Dynamic Baked-in”, a system that allows a bridge between baked-in advertising and DAIPodchaser reviews are now available in Podcast Guru, a podcast app. Podcast Guru users can read, and add, reviews direct from the app.Twitter Spaces can now be recorded by anyone - on Android and iOS.FURTHER READING:Podcasting 2.0 – Evolution of Podping - Alecks GatesMatt Deegan - 7 Habits of highly effective podcasters
20-01-2022
1 hr 10 mins
Spotify launch call-to-actions cards, ratings but still no Hifi? What's a GUID and a ULID? Cash app now supports Lightning payments. Facebook mutes podcasts, not as big as they think. India the biggest podcast market by 2023? Sam talks about Podcasting3?
13-01-2022
55 mins
Jonas Woost, Director Of Strategy at Pacific Content, predicts the near future of podcasting in 2022