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They're the first UK company to gain certification

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Secure audio and video for companies and organisations

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The deal could be worth $200m

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A new Audacity is released - but it's buggy

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It's the third time this app has been wrongly suspended

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Spotify now producing local content, too

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And a new feature coming soon on Spotify

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Are there too many new podcasts, not enough new listeners?

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A chat app is their #4 app

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LiveXLive also renews agreement with iHeartMedia

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And a new podcast database is launched

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NYT sees podcast ad revenue climb by 30%

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And the publishers still blocking their podcasts on Google

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And today's most popular Android podcast app

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And more new podcasts than ever before

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And Ireland, and Australia

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So soon after Apple

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We discover all his clients, too

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Finally

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Your subscribers won't be affected

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34% of people do nothing else while listen to a podcast

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Lawyers are why we can't have nice things

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Apple Podcasts are still in the lead

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How this podcast got into New and Noteworthy three times

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54% have podfaded

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The gang is back together

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Mordpodden copied plenty from Kakelugnsmordet, a court finds

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A sign of podcasting consolidation?

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NPR is in the lead

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The app has over half a million ratings, too

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And 1 in 4 of all true-crime shows

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And another new Google thing

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Is Google finally sorting its podcast offer out?

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And more consumption data

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WarnerMedia, Slate and Fox News Radio make it to the list

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Particularly from alternative health podcasters

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New data from German podcast host Podigee

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Downloads are down; listening is down more

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It includes MP3 export

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Half of all podcast publishers say they're making coronavirus podcasts

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Making ad sales easier, they say

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We uncover some interesting differences

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Deezer unveils a redesigned podcast player

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It actually downloads podcasts now

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Seeing a slight drop? Us too.

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37% of US adults listen every month

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Stuck at home? These podcasts might help.

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He joins from the BBC and WNYC

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It is, if their job openings are anything to go by

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Promo ad-swaps, episode drops and crossovers

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Cancellations and new shows

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ID3 or not ID3, that is the question

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ByeStudios

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New podcasts about the virus

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We're finally in a chart, too!

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You're probably okay though

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That's 221 million people

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And a podcast conference bingo game card

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And the oldest PODCAST in the world too?

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Get goodies for your RØDEcaster Pro

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50,000 were added in the last 30 days

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Also, this newsletter contains free beer

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And our speech on international podcast consumption

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The company plans to hire a remote team

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Obviously, Joe Rogan is number one

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Coupon codes are also not very good for measurement, the company says

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Spotify and Apple also much the same size in Germany

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Podcast in English, Danish, Spanish, German and Irish

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Plus - podcasting to reach $1.1bn this year

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A special edition, looking at the reaction and detail of The Podcast Academy

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from Podcast Movement Evolutions

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HubHopper stop republishing RSS feeds

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Audioboom wants a buyer, too

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And, free podcast workshops in NYC

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Westwood One release new research

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Andy Bowers leaves Megaphone; Podcast Radio to launch tomorrow

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Google Play Music Podcasts to close later in 2020, say reports

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Wondery caught copying clips; a top podcast isn't a podcast

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Podkite adds episode Kitelinks; and the 29 power players of podcasting

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Somethin'Else and Sony Music Entertainment do a deal

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Overcast rebuilds Voice Boost

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The number of plays has doubled in-app, they say

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Spotify gets five new true-crime shows

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Daily Drive quietly launches in Australia, too

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Also launches Privacy Policy for Listeners

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That ain't working - that's the way you do it

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Mais oui

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Serial is also for sale

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We have an answer!

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You can also use it without an account

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The Dropout wins Podcast of the Year

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Yep - subscriptions, not downloads.

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Is consent optional?

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Except the data looks flawed

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The service could now cost as little as $2.99 a month.

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The event moves from May to early November

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Spotify ad targeting is 'violation of privacy' says Mossberg

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Half of US adults use voice assistants

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Apple wants you to swear

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Parcast names their podcasts the best names

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And another new podcast discovery website

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Chinese podcast really an audiobook?

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Made by the government in Guizhou Province

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Find out if they will matter for your podcast

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Castro lets you pay to promote

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It's in a very eerie location

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Plus, good examples of branded podcasts

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Spotify also responsible for the growth of the medium

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Here's proof

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Probably not. Plus, Brit podcasts doled out dosh.

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The Daily Show Podcast Universe launches in January

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A new CEO for Audible and Audioboom

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Podtrac revise their top podcasts list after our story yesterday

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The figures include people who didn't play the podcast at all

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The US listens to comedy the most

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in the US, at least

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Google Podcasts also adds a recommended episodes tab for some people

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Three videos from a recent conference on podcasting

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And there are now over 800,000 podcasts in Apple Podcasts

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Plus - is podcasting going AAC?

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He's wrong

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Robert Krulwich is retiring

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The Daily is 11% advertising, says research

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and Boomtown launches

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Also, SoundCloud.

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Whooshkaa signs another Malaysian broadcaster

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You, yes you, can be Joe Rogan

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Happy Thanksgiving Special Edition

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Pocket Casts doesn't appear to have increased much after going free

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A privacy symposium to be held in New York NY in February

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The French try to measure podcasting in a crazy-ridiculous way

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Apple podcast listeners more liberal; Android podcast listeners lean to the right

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The Joe Rogan Experience is the most popular US podcast, says new research

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Libsyn gets passthrough for Spotify

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And Gumball launches, a podcast advertising marketplace

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How many podcast episodes were published in 2018?

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RadioPublic launch new features including HearMarks.

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Mike Boudet's online behaviour apparently responsible for Wondery dropping the show.

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A worrying new development for podcasters

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One third of US adults (90 million people) listened to a podcast over the last month.

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Google Podcasts will have search results for episodes by the end of the week.

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Spotify is now more popular than Apple for podcast listening in many countries, say Voxnest

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Apple received a class action last year because its website was 'inaccessible to visually impaired users'

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Your Show Won’t Be Removed for Having Episode Numbers in Episode Titles says Apple

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Apple has sent an email to podcasters reminding them to ensure decent-looking metadata.

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Pandora is launching Pandora Stories, that combines music and the spoken word in a 'new format'

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Want 50% off the ticket price?

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Is Spotify bring more new audiences to podcasting? Panoply know the answer.

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To Live And Die In LA is set to launch next Thursday, Feb 28

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A podcast company have been recognised by Fast Company as being one of the world's most innovative.

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Podcast Live is a new company in the UK, hoping to take the UK’s leading factual podcasters into venues across the country to host interactive versions of their shows in front of a live audience.

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The #2 radio advertiser in 2017 is now also the #2 podcast advertiser, according to data from Magellan’s podcast ad report for January.

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The Simpsons featured podcasting, and Marc Maron, on their show over the weekend. Krusty the Clown was interviewed in Marc Maron’s garage.

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The Quicky launches on Monday: a new daily news podcast for Australia, that “will get you up to speed on the top stories in under 10 minutes”.

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Pandora earns three times more ad revenue than the entire podcasting industry.

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The new Turner Podcast Network show Root of Evil has its first episode today: it’s a companion podcast to a TNT TV show.

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Apple Podcast Connect, which contains Apple’s analytics service, has published new terms and conditions, forbidding you from importing your analytics information into any other service.

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The Bootcamp for the Google Podcasts creator program has kicked off. The participants are working together for twenty weeks.

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Entale 3.0 features artificial intelligence, adding extra information and context automatically to podcasts.

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Himalaya have invested $100m in a launch of a creator-focused, innovative podcast platform, network and community.

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The company has bought production house Gimlet and podcast host Anchor.

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While only 7% of podcasters don’t keep any backups at all, many don’t store full backups of original material, says a survey

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The British Podcast Awards have announced their return for 2019. Entries open today for 15 categories.

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Spotify is in talks to buy Gimlet Media, it’s been reported. Recode quote the price as being $200m; Nick Quah adds that “a source … tells me that the specific price is $230 million”.

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RØDE, the Australian podcast equipment manufacturer, is giving away $150,000 worth of prizes in a competition announced today.

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Want to be at Podfest Expo in Orlando in early March, but can’t cover the travel costs? Himalaya, the presenting sponsor of the event, have put a fund together to cover at least 50 podcasters’ flights to PodFest.

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If you’re based in the US, and you currently make a podcast or support podcast production, WerkIt would like you to take a survey and help them get a view of the industry.

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Overcast, a popular iOS podcast app, has released v5.1. The author, Marco Arment, is most proud of instant search (which uses a cache on your device). Data point: over 80% of podcasts are added in Overcast by searching.

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Meet your Maker returns for a fourth season next week. Focusing on the stories behind the creation of all manner of culture, Liam Geraghty returns with his New York Festivals Radio Award nominated podcast.

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The RØDECaster Pro, an audio mixer for podcasters, is adding a multitrack recording option in a new firmware update for all users, the company has announced. It’ll record 14 tracks from the unit simultaneously, and will be available from the ‘advanced’ settings in the unit’s touch interface. The 1.1.0 firmware update that enables it will be available to download next month.

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David Tennant does a podcast with… is a new interview podcast from the British actor, with impressive access to big named guests. The press release promises current Doctor Who, Jodie Whittaker, is a future guest.

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The Economist, a newspaper disguised as a magazine, is launching a daily podcast. Jason Palmer will host it, called The Intelligence, which will be published at the same time as Podnews (6am NY, 11am London), from January 29th. Digiday report it has 8 staffers.

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Audioboom, a podcast host and monetisation platform, has reported that its revenue for 2018 nearly doubled, and expects another 50% increase this year.

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RAJAR, the UK radio and audio measurement company, have released their MIDAS research for Q4 2018, which contains research about multiplatform use of audio including a large amount of data about podcast use.

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Pacific Content, the company behind the new Facebook Podcast Three and a Half Degrees: The Power of Connection, have written up nine marketing lessons for your podcast, working with Facebook’s team. The post includes some savvy use of offline media (coffee cup sleeves, aimed at commuters) and some extra-clever use of Facebook itself.

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Podcast host Anchor claims that the number of podcasts carrying ads doubled last month, thanks to Anchor Sponsorships. The company is also keen to point out that they power 40% of all new podcasts (and it’s estimated that they have 70,000 shows).

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Spotify now has 200m global active users, up by 10% over the past six months. 87m of those are paying customers. Morgan Stanley says users listen for 4.4 hours a week - Apple Music is 3.7m. However, 50% of Spotify users say that all the podcasts they want aren’t on the service. Notwithstanding this, it’s the #2 most popular podcast app.

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More podcasts were launched in 2018 than ever before, says Pacific Content’s Dan Misener after examining the numbers. He adds that the number of podcast episodes has doubled every year since 2016.

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Closed-captioning is coming to Google Podcasts: a forthcoming version of the app will include the option to produce an automatic live transcript on-screen, enabled with a CC button.

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The BBC plans to make one of its podcasts exclusive to their own app, which annoys some listeners; meanwhile, Spotify describes the benefit of exclusivity for their platform

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How many top 10 radio advertisers are also top 10 podcast advertisers? None are, it turns out. Wonder why?

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New places for Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Amazon and Spreaker stuff was all announced at the consumer electronics show.

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The total number of smart-speakers has increased by 78% in the past year: and 21% of people in the US now have one. New data from NPR and Edison Research, from a survey conducted after the Dec 2018 holidays, shows a marked increase in ownership of smart speakers.

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What Next, Slate’s daily news podcast, launched today at a new time of 5am. It had a short pilot period at the end of last year, and undertook surveys of their audience to tweak the show. It’s hosted by Mary Harris, formerly of WNYC.

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We spotted an ad for Senior Product Manager - Podcast Advertising, working at Spotify's New York office.

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Kanye West has said that he’s “spoken with Joe Rogan and a podcast is coming soon”. The musician had been complaining that the media didn’t want a serious interview about mental health issues.

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A popular Danish podcast nearly scuppered the trial of its subject.

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AdExchanger reckons 2018 was the year podcasts grew up and programmatic audio took off.

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Lore creator Aaron Mahnke posts a bunch of great tips for podcasters in 2019.

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Voxnest looks at the podcast marketplace across the globe, and reports that podcasting is growing fastest in India; while the podcast market in China is "huge": earning at least ten times more revenue than the US.

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According to Chartable, there were 200,000 podcasts in 2018 - and a quarter of all reviews were written this year, too.

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Pocket Casts gets pride of place in The Verge's list. Meanwhile, TechRadar has discovered a different one.

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We link to a guide on how exactly to explain podcasting to your technophobic and mostly disinterested family.

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The app plays random podcast episodes, one after another after another. And that's it. Will this be your new podcast app?

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The 36-page report, published by the BBC, includes a detailed list of the top 10 audio podcast dramas.

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In a special article today we look at privacy, GDPR, and podcast apps. Is RAD a privacy violation? Or do podcasters already get the information that concerns people?

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Both IAB Certification and NPR's RAD continue to make news in podcasting today

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The two companies are first to have their podcast measurement platform checked and certified by the IAB


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People are leaving Patreon - both creators and supporters. Why? And what makes Patreon kick people off anyway?

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The glitch is causing some ratings and reviews to disappear from the Apple Podcasts app

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EFTM has published (the first?) video review of the Røde Rødecaster Pro. It looks a beautiful and highly-powered device. The reviewer, Trevor Long - who also podcasts - says “I’m ecstatic about it.”

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19% of US adults listen to podcasts each week, and 45% of smart speaker owners claim to listen to podcasts and audiobooks. 43% of all available minutes in each day are being used to consume some form of media.

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The standard allows podcasters to know, cross-platform, what bits of their podcast are getting listened-to.

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We look at data from across the web on the ideal length for a podcast. Plus the differences between podcasts and radio.

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If you promote Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts equally, it turns out you get equal usage, according to our own figures.

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Pandora has 76m users in the US, and this will place 'hundreds' of podcasts in front of them

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Radiodays Asia will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in August.

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The subject of the podcast, Chris Dawson, was arrested this morning

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The advertising for The Football Ramble is visible in thirteen subway stations in London.

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ABC Trace's podcast contained revelations about possible suspects, and highlighted a bungle with forensics.

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Anchor's new service allows US podcasters to make money from their shows by matching their programmes with sponsors.

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Two IAB compliant podcast hosts. 27% difference between their numbers. What's going on? Today, we tell you.

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The company will help monetise UK audiences using Global's DAX product

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Universal Music, and others, have taken the PokerNews podcast to court for use of commercial music - and are arguing for a legal bill of $6m. We publish a guide on how to use commercial music in your podcasts.

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Podcast winners include a gold for Jessie Ware, the presenter of Table Manners, and Muddy Knees Media also won an award.

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Series one of Unravel, produced by the Australian ABC, has won the Walkleys Award for coverage of indigenous affairs. The podcast was part of the entry, which also included a TV program and an indepth website article.

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The company now lists 20,000 different podcassts, including ours; and has released some consumption statistics

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The research is out from Edison Research, showing that podcasting is now more reflective of US society. Plus, News UK has released a podcast to accompany TV show I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

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Magellan has done some research into podcast advertising in those podcasts suspected of gaming the charts. Plus, Spotify are giving away Google Home Mini smart speakers - here's where to grab yours.

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The research reveals that podcasts are not used by many owners - and some of the reasons for podcasting's poor performance on smart speakers.

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The CEO of podcast host Anchor says that the company has never tried to own your podcast; and publishes new, clearer terms of service.

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The new app is available for iOS, Android and desktop

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The company is to make podcast recommendations a central part of its new app from the end of the year

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A quarter of all podcasts have ads in, say Magellan. And Saturday Night Live have lampooned a podcast award.

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The conference will be hosted in London, England, in June 2019

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Entries in the awards are welcomed, and there's a special early-bird price

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The new app offers radio, podcasts and music mixes in one place - if you're in one country, though.

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iHeartRadio contains a bunch of podcasts; and, for that matter, so does Stitcher. Both add more opportunities for podcast listening.

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On average, 9.4% of all podcast downloads on its platform are on an Apple Watch device. The percentage rises to over 13% on weekends.

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The podcast is hosted by Jayme Poisson, and joins Rogers in a daily news podcast for Canada

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The podcast tackles big ideas, like climate change and love.

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The podcast industry is getting its own awards show and will be the first live awards show for podcasting where listeners will decide on the winners.

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Apple podcast earbuds are their copyright, even if you photograph them, the company says.

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The Podcast Working Group was announced by Commercial Radio Australia at their annual conference

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The digital audio company is being bought by Scripps, who also own Stitcher and Midroll.

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The show will cover Lydia Bright and her family, from UK television's The Only Way Is Essex.

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Google Podcasts has recognised it's a bit complicated for podcasters to get listed, and is working on simplifying the process, according to the product manager.

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The Verge's podcast that examines the way technology influences our thinking, changes our behavior, and affects our social lives

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HotPod reckons the Apple Podcast Charts are screwy and scammy. Meanwhile, the Australian Podcast Awards are returning to Sydney next year, and we have written an FAQ all about loudness.

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The Apple Podcasts Chart is screwed. So, how should we replace it?

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19% of adults are weekly podcast listeners in Canada

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Google's working with PRX for diversity in podcasting; and a bug in Apple Podcasts scared a lot of people

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The app adds pictures, maps, links, quotes and chapters to your favourite shows for a rich, interactive experience.

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SoundCloud, a popular podcast and music host, has signed again with Global's DAX for ad representation

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Want to get your podcast listed in Spotify? As of today, you can. Here are all the details.

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Owners of Chromecast speakers and televisions can now listen to podcasts on them via Google Podcasts. We also link to the Podcast Awards 2018 winners, and a little improvement in Spotify in-car.

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Apple's email yesterday contained an error, too

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Apple writes to us all again

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Podcasts are also now on Pandora's web and desktop apps

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Forever Dog go Sticher Premium

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75% of 16-39 year-olds in Asia-Pacific listen to podcasts

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Anchor launches easier podcast trailers

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And a new podcast ranker for the Netherlands

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New spoken word audio report to be released

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Audible UK announces Audio Production Grant winners

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TuneIn lose an important court case

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Literally the Netflix of podcasting

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And Podcast Addict's revenue, kind of

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The company has also partnered with a Euro ad insertion company

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The podcast host that won't let you make money without upgrading

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Jonas Woost moves to Pacific Content

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PRX's marketing secrets

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And all the microphone comparisons you want

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Super Listeners also love public radio, it seems

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IAB's revenue figures shows good increases for digital audio

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A new podcast monitoring service also launches

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And more news from Australia

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CNN launches internal podcast unit CNN Audio

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Eight different endings. To their podcast, not this one.

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Also data from the UK shows podcast listening has doubled in two years

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OzPod releases all its audio

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Best practice and a resource directory are most wanted by podcasters

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Podchaser has three million podcast credits in its database

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Luminary's launch has claimed a casualty.

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None of the data is in RSS

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and Audioboom's latest financials

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A special shareholder's meeting is set for November 8th

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He also is clear about whether they will share user data.

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Goodness.

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...and Deezer is getting serious

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Happy International Podcast Day!

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and the Evening Standard to start a daily podcast

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UK newspapers? Grubby thievery? Surely not.

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They also out-perform radio ads

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They have a captive audience...

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Like Crime Junkie, but completely the other way round

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Turns out you're probably streaming this

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You can watch on YouTube.

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Good news for decent podcast app lovers

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Giving away money isn't a business plan, it turns out

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Podcasting also responsible for NPR being profitable

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There's a 'faces for radio' joke here which we won't do

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FeedPress was off for at least six hours

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The figure was just 12% in 2012

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And dynamic vs condenser microphones

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And a podcast gets yanked in Detroit

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New number start Oct 1

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Plus, questions about Himalaya

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It's just ignorance, adds Tanner Campbell

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LLLLLLLLet's get ready to listen!

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Driving? He's like a passenger who hopped on ten years late...

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* After nearly ten days without any categories in Apple Podcasts, the [new categories are now live](https://twitter.com/zkahn/status/1157075279581470721) in the company's apps. [Our own podcast's listing](https://twitter.com/Podnews/status/1157093441068658694) is correctly in the new Daily News category, in the iOS and new macOS versions of the Apple Podcasts app.
* Are [Apple's new podcast categories](https://podnews.net/article/apple-changed-podcast-categories-2019) **not** updated in your podcast host? We'd like to hear about it if so. Email in confidence to updates@podnews.net and we'll do some digging as to why.
* Apple Podcasts [on the web](https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/podnews-podcasting-news/id1325018583?ign-mpt=uo%3D4) has upgraded their audio player. It now offers skip forward and backward.

* [She Podcasts LIVE has unveiled highlighted speakers](https://podnews.net/press-release/she-podcasts-live-speakers) and details for the event, in Atlanta GA, USA, in early October, including the chance to pitch a show to PRX and two podcast ad agencies.

* Want to get together and talk podcasting? The [Podcast Fans Global Meetup](https://medium.com/@harryduran/the-podcast-fans-global-meetup-a7f8493897d) is on Saturday August 17th, wherever you are.

* In the UK, [podcast listening is almost as popular as listening to "digital music tracks"](https://musically.com/2019/08/01/podcasts-set-to-overtake-music-downloads-listening-in-uk/), and for young people podcasting's already beaten music, according to Music:Ally. "Digital Music Tracks" in this context is your own MP3s; music services like Spotify remain rather more popular, though.

* [Libsyn has a new website](http://libsyn.com/). "This does not change how you create a podcast," adds one of the support team.

* Podchaser has published more information about [their ratings and creator credits now appearing within Player FM](https://www.podchaser.com/articles/inside-podchaser/announcing-podchaser-player-fm-integration).

* [Secrets](https://podcastbrunchclub.com/secrets/) is the theme of the latest podcast listening list from Podcast Brunch Club, which is like book club but for podcasts. The playlist includes four episodes from [TED Radio Hour](https://podnews.net/podcast/523121474), [Family Secrets](https://podnews.net/podcast/1441824608), [The Tip Off](https://podnews.net/podcast/1247270113), and [Showcase from Radiotopia](https://podnews.net/podcast/1260747339). You can join in on the discussion by joining one of PBC's [60+ in-person chapters around the world](https://podcastbrunchclub.com/in-person/) or by participating in their [virtual chapter](https://podcastbrunchclub.com/virtual-chapter/).

* Social podcast app [Breaker is beta-testing on Android](https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/08/01/breaker-is-beta-testing-its-social-podcast-app-for-android-and-heres-what-it-looks-like/). AndroidPolice get a sneak preview. (Thought: with Swoot, Breaker, and at least one other 'social' podcast app we're aware of in the works, any chance of a shared social graph between them?)

* [Scout FM has added support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto](https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/30/scout-fm-carplay-support/). The app is a "podcast radio" service with curated playlists.

* LA-based business content publisher [Podco Media Networks has launched a podcast content network](https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/podco-media-networks-launches-business-podcast-network-acquires-two-leading-pods-plans-to-scale-to-30-300894791.html), and acquired two existing podcasts, [Confessions of a Marketer](https://podnews.net/podcast/1293299565) and [The Innovation Podcast](https://podnews.net/podcast/1448184254).

* Independent podcast network [Relay FM is five years old](https://www.extras.relay.fm/blog/2019/8/1/introducing-relay-5-merchandise), and they're celebrating with some nice t-shirts.

* **Royalty news:** The Queens' grand-daughter, [Princess Eugenie, is to launch a podcast](https://people.com/royals/princess-eugenie-launching-podcast/) highlighting modern slavery; in musical royalty, [Dolly Parton is doing a podcast](https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/dolly-partons-america-podcast-jad-abumrad-radiolab-866367/) with Radiolab's Jad Abumrad; and in podcast royalty, [Adam Curry is seemingly launching a brand new podcast](https://twitter.com/glued2thescreen/status/1156920731407532032?s=08), posting a pilot episode to Twitter.

* Advice: Ryan Christoffel explains [how he edits his podcast on an iPad](https://www.macstories.net/stories/how-i-edit-podcasts-on-the-ipad-using-ferrite/); [growing your audience with a podcast survey](https://www.thepodcasthost.com/business-of-podcasting/growing-your-podcast-with-an-audience-survey/) (The Podcast Host)

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* Our [open list of podcast user-agents](https://podnews.net/article/podcast-app-useragents) is also significantly updated on the Open Podcast Analytics Working Group repository [on Github](https://github.com/opawg/user-agents), and there's a Slack group we'd welcome anyone to. updates@podnews.net for an invite.

* Our podcast pages normally mention who hosts the podcast by examining the audio URL: [we've now also open-sourced that data for others to contribute to it](https://github.com/opawg/podcast-hosts) if it's useful.

Podcasts
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* **Spreaker Prime:** [Forth and Ten](https://podnews.net/podcast/1208550311) is a “sport-ish” focused podcast hosted by three comedians. A recent listener said, “They say laughter is the best medicine, and I can’t get enough. My coworkers think I’m crazy because I listen on earbuds, so it looks like I think thin air is really funny!” _They’re using [Spreaker Prime](https://try.spreaker.com/prime-program/) to make hosting and advertising easier._
* Coinciding with National Missing Persons Week, [The Disappearance of Des](https://podnews.net/podcast/1473761609) is the story of Desmond Francis Carr, [who disappeared 40 years ago today](https://podnews.net/press-release/des). There's thought to be only been one sighting of him since: until, that is, this podcast uncovered another one. (Nova / Acast)
* [The NewsWorthy](https://podnews.net/podcast/1273619588) was one of the first podcasts to get investment from Podfund. In an interview with the company, [Erica Mandy gives advice and detail about how she puts together her podcast](https://medium.com/podfund/creator-spotlight-how-host-erica-mandy-cultivated-the-perfect-voice-at-the-newsworthy-fccf07009de5). (She's also a Podnews personal supporter.)
* Top-10 Apple Podcasts podcast [Talking Clean with Irene](https://podnews.net/podcast/1472204989) covers how to live a sustainable, natural and toxin-free life - everything from palm oil sustainability to how to store and preserve your vegetables longer. (Wavelength Creative / Nourished Life / Omny Studio)

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* Marketiers and 4DC have [released the first part of a report into podcasting and the UAE](https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/press-releases/story/Study_reveals_there_are_13mln_regular_podcast_listeners_in_the_UAE-ZAWYA20190730085719/). 16% of the adult population of the United Arab Emirates are weekly podcast listeners, the data suggests. The full data is [released later this month](https://markettiers.com/podcasts/).

* Podcast app [Castbox has launched Livecast](https://podnews.net/press-release/castbox-livecast), a free audio streaming service that lets podcasters go live with the tap of a button. Podnews went live on this service a month or so ago, and it worked well as a method of hearing from listeners.

* Spotify have released their first quarter 2019 [earnings results](https://s22.q4cdn.com/540910603/files/doc_financials/quarterly/2019/Shareholder-Letter-Q2-2019.pdf), and a [fancy infographic](https://newsroom.spotify.com/2019-07-31/spotify-reports-second-quarter-2019-earnings/). Revenue is up 31% year-on-year. Of note from the report:
> Our podcast audience grew 50% quarter-on-quarter and has nearly doubled since the start of the year ... We are seeing increased demand for podcast advertising ... Over time, our ambition is to reinvent the podcasting ad experience by building a new tech stack to enable targeting, measurement, and reporting capabilities like we have for our core Ad-Supported offering.

* Data: Nielsen reports that [podcasting is growing in Canada](https://www.nielsen.com/ca/en/insights/article/2019/as-media-options-increase-radio-and-podcasts-are-go-to-music-sources-for-consumers-in-canada/), with 33% of Canadians saying they're listening to more podcast content than they did a year ago. "39% of teens say they spend less time listening to music because of their podcast consumption".

* UK podcast agency [4DC has signed a partnership with Fresh Air Productions](https://podnews.net/press-release/4dc-fresh-air) to expand their podcast offer.

* [TuneIn has a new CEO, Juliette Morris](https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/tunein-appoints-juliette-morris-as-new-ceo-300893755.html), who was previously the company's CMO.

* Podcast host and streaming company [StreamGuys have announced a comprehensive API](https://podnews.net/press-release/streamguys-api) for their live stream repurposing and podcast management system, SGrecast.

* Advice: Writing for Podcast Movement, Dave Jackson reckons that you should [stop using your "limited technical knowledge" as a reason to not do a podcast](https://podcastmovement.com/starting-a-podcast-with-limited-tech-knowledge/). Amy Woods highlights how [My Dad Wrote A ...](https://podnews.net/podcast/1044196249) has [repurposes the hell out of their content](https://medium.com/@content10x/my-dad-wrote-something-that-i-repurposed-the-hell-out-of-5ef55866ecea) - content that, in the beginning, was repurposed anyway.

* There are now more than 731,000 podcasts in Apple Podcasts, [says My Podcast Reviews](https://twitter.com/MyCastReviews/status/1156563154337484800?s=08).

* It’s now **day nine** without any categories in Apple Podcasts apps while the company reworks them. Do they [need a new computer](https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/windows)?

Podcasts
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* **Spreaker Prime:** [The Real Weird Sisters](https://podnews.net/podcast/1097690465) is hosted by two wizards in training who can’t get enough of Harry Potter. Slytherin to the wonderful world of Hogwarts as each episode digs deep into a chapter from the beloved series. _They’re using [Spreaker Prime](https://try.spreaker.com/prime-program/) to increase exposure and maximize monetization._
* Rick and Morty are coming back next month. [Pickle Me This](https://podnews.net/podcast/1474188382) is a Rick and Morty podcast, "binging our way through seasons 1 and 2" with show news and behind the scenes details. (Bald Move / Starburns Audio / Megaphone)
* The team behind [The Fantasy Footballers](https://podnews.net/podcast/917453719) - a fantasy football podcast with over 100m downloads - have been [interviewed by Sport Techie](https://www.sporttechie.com/fantasy-footballers-podcast-nfl/) on how they engage with their fans. (Libsyn)
* [Thinking Freely](https://podnews.net/podcast/1473066516) is a [new podcast from the ACLU of Maryland](https://podnews.net/press-release/thinking-freely), "to inform Marylanders about what’s happening politically – from the courts to the streets – so they can get involved and realize a more equitable Maryland for all."

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* [How much does it cost to host a podcast on Amazon AWS?](https://podnews.net/article/podcast-hosted-on-amazon-aws) We work out the numbers so you don't have to. Mostly - it can be very expensive indeed, and you lose so many features it's not worth it. Unless...

* Michael Barbaro's trademark ... stresses and ... pauses? [They're written into his script](https://twitter.com/mikiebarb/status/1156451671029047296?s=08), which is single line-spaced and all in capitals. Sadly missing from this script: how he writes "Here's what else youneedtoknwtdy".

* Pandora reckon that discoverability continues to be an issue for podcasting. Speaking [in an investor call](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/sirius-xm-holdings-inc-siri-192329960.html), the owner of Pandora, SiriusXM's CEO Jim Meyer, says that podcasting is "like a flea market," and that content "is up there, but nobody can find it easily". "Right now, it seems to be a race as who can put the most stuff up," he also said, "which personally, I don't believe is what is going to win." Pandora currently lists 3,000 podcasts (including [Podnews](https://podnews.net/pandora)).
* The company highlighted a [recent agreement](https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/siriusxm-and-soulcycle-team-up-to-launch-soulcycle-radio-300870466.html) to do a radio stream with instructors of a fitness cycle brand. "I thought you're amazing. It's so creative," gushes an analyst from Merrill Lynch in response.

* Podcast host [Blubrry have announced the launch of full, dynamic ad insertion](https://powerpresspodcast.com/2019/07/30/full-dynamic-podcast-ad-insertion-available/). CEO Todd Cochrane calls it "another podcast component that creators can easily manage at an affordable price".

* Advertisers are [opening their wallets to podcasting](https://medium.com/audience-insights-inc/why-advertisers-are-starting-to-open-their-wallet-for-podcasts-506e9759ce63), says Jeff Vidler from Audience Insights, with new data from the company's recent work with Westwood One and Pacific Content. Meanwhile, if you're a subscriber, the _Financial Times_ claims that [the future of podcasting will be highly personalised](https://www.ft.com/content/7c35bbac-ae33-11e9-b3e2-4fdf846f48f5), claiming "the fusion of great content and artificial intelligence may herald the arrival of a voice guru: a trusted companion and adviser, armed with data from past listening choices, who anticipates listeners’ desires better than they can."

* Magellan takes a look at [advertising within the new Apple Podcasts category of true crime](https://medium.com/@magellanblog/new-categories-in-apple-podcasts-true-crime-listeners-love-madison-reed-d863070cb824). The most frequent advertiser is hair-care brand Madison Reed.

* Got (exactly) the same name as another podcast? Spotify won't let you in, it transpires - it rejects your podcast if it shares the name of one already on its platform.

* A [50 page report on getting started in podcasting](https://whatsnewinpublishing.com/the-publishers-guide-to-podcasting-report-download/), of particular interest to current magazine and newspaper publishers, has been published. It's free.

* Radiotopia is adding two new podcasts next month. They've acquired [AdultISH](https://podnews.net/podcast/1437334942) for its second season, and unveil [Passenger List](https://podnews.net/podcast/1472392291), a fictional mystery thriller about a plane that disappears with 256 passengers on board.

* It’s now **day eight** without any categories in Apple Podcasts apps while the company reworks them.

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Podcasts
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* **Spreaker Prime:** [All Crime No Cattle](https://podnews.net/podcast/1327729036) details the most fascinating true crimes from the Lone Star State. From small to Texas-sized crimes, y’all won’t be able to get enough of these stories. _They’re using [Spreaker Prime](https://try.spreaker.com/prime-program/) to host for free and make more money._
* Rob Greenlee is a guest of [Podcasting Made Easy](https://podnews.net/podcast/1471811495), delving into the past, present and future of podcasting. (Libsyn)
* [Emma's Diary](https://podnews.net/podcast/1467639214) features stand-up comedian and actor Emma Willmann, in a daily podcast recorded from wherever she happens to be. (Anchor)
* [The Offside Rule](https://podnews.net/podcast/471250334), a football podcast hosted by three women, has been [signed by UK radio station JACK Radio](https://podnews.net/press-release/offside-rule-jack) - a station that plays music exclusively by female artists - for broadcast every Friday night at 7pm.

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* Spreaker have launched [Spreaker Prime](https://try.spreaker.com/prime-program/), a service that offers free hosting, a 60% cut of advertising sold, and access to Spreaker's podcast marketing team. They describe it as a "white-glove" service. (They're also supporting our "Podcasts" section).

* [Nederlandse Podcastluisteraars](http://bit.ly/Podcastluisteraars), research into Dutch podcast consumption, has been released today. In English, [here are some of the highlights](https://podnews.net/article/podcast-consumption-netherlands), notably that the most popular way of discovering new podcasts is "from the host of podcasts I already listen to".

* It’s now **day seven** without any categories in Apple Podcasts apps while the company reworks them. Spreaker has [supported them since last week](https://blog.spreaker.com/apple-to-update-podcast-categories/); podcast app Player FM has [completed integration](https://twitter.com/PlayerFM/status/1155913432560001024), though points out that their own categories are more detailed. Podnews podcast pages, like this for [The Thing About Cars](https://podnews.net/podcast/1219713195), now display the Apple primary genre (in this case, 'comedy').

* Podcast host [Podigee has launched redesigned, IAB-compliant, "Unified Podcast Analytics"](https://www.podigee.com/en/blog/the-future-of-podcast-statistics-available-tomorrow/). It "not only makes us fully compatible with the IAB guidelines, but also goes much further in some areas - with technical specifications that, in our opinion, have not been described concretely enough by the IAB."

* RadioPublic's Podsite product, which gives any podcast a website, [has received a number of updates](https://medium.com/radio-public/podcast-first-writing-forever-original-articles-and-seo-matter-for-podcast-audience-growth-1711d8f54a44).

* Jacobs Media has unveiled their schedule for [Broadcasters meet Podcasters](https://jacobsmedia.com/podcast-movement-2019/), a multi-day track at the Podcast Movement 2019 conference in Orlando that promises to "combine the energy and electricity of the podcasting space with the expertise, talent, and reach of the broadcasting world".

* The [Dave Ramsey Show has moved offices](https://podnews.net/press-release/dave-ramsey-move), to a new, six-story headquarters just outside Nashville TN, USA. Meanwhile, _The Willard_, a historic hotel in Washington DC, USA, is to [get a multimedia production facility](https://podnews.net/press-release/willard-bigwhigmedia) later this year.

* Earlier this month we [covered](https://podnews.net/update/bbc-sounds-controller) Nielsen's Podcast Listener Buying Power Service. Here's [more information about it](https://www.mediavillage.com/article/to-polish-up-podcasting-nielsen-service-marries-consumer-data-and-listening/) - it aims to understand listeners by the genre of podcasts they listen to.

* [Edison Research has won an award](https://podnews.net/press-release/edison-research-win) for _The Infinite Dial_, the company's media consumption study.

* Why do people love podcasting? Matty Staudt describes what he calls [the three Es of podcasting](https://medium.com/@mattystaudt/the-three-es-of-podcasting-3e484542ae68); Content10x highlights what they call [epic podcast repurposing](https://medium.com/@content10x/epic-podcast-repurposing-368f23b08553) to help promote your podcast; Laura AlOtaibi highlights the [do's and don'ts](https://medium.com/@laura.alotaibi/starting-a-podcast-dos-and-don-ts-7fac5496738d) of starting a podcast; [how to build a successful podcast](https://medium.com/@mattalder/how-to-build-a-successful-podcast-4dc17d3ae734) (Matt Alder)

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Podcasts
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* **Spreaker Prime** - [Switch, Pivot or Quit](https://podnews.net/podcast/1193834591) is a podcast that lets you sit in with your girlfriends and chat all things career changes and challenges. These influential women often find themselves in Apple Podcasts's curated list of "Inspiring Women." _They’re using [Spreaker Prime](https://podnews.net/class-click/324/2019-07-30) to earn money and cut their hosting costs._
* [Do The Right Thing](https://podnews.net/podcast/453737551), a comedy panel show, [returns for season 7](https://podnews.net/press-release/do-the-right-thing-s7). Guests will include Aisling Bea, Sarah Millican, Miles Jupp and Joe Lycett; they've just posted a best-of compilation of season 1-6. (comedy·co·uk / Acast)
* [The Paranormal Podcast](https://podnews.net/podcast/78459818) is celebrating its fourteenth anniversary today, with 597 episodes to date. The host, Jim Harold, started producing the podcast on July 29th 2005, and went full-time in 2012. (Libsyn)
* [How To! with Charles Duhigg](https://podnews.net/podcast/1469631127) is new from Slate. Each week, Charles Duhigg, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, takes on listeners’ toughest problems and with the help of experts finds the answers to questions you’ve always wanted to ask, but couldn’t. First up is "How to withstand pain". (Megaphone)
* [Meditative Story](https://podnews.net/podcast/1472106563), a "a genre-making podcast that combines the emotional pull of first-person storytelling with the immediate, science-backed benefits of a mindfulness practice", launches today. (WaitWhat / Thrive Global / ART19)
* [The Big Ones](https://podnews.net/podcast/1295933261), a podcast that ponder life's pressing ethical questions with Earios founders Maria Blasucci and Amanda Lund, [has returned for a new season](https://podnews.net/press-release/the-big-ones-returns). (Earios / Acast)
* [Daditude](https://podnews.net/podcast/1463174891) is a "[parenting advice series for dads by dads](https://podnews.net/press-release/daditude) co-hosted by fathers and Australian media personalities, Vic Lorusso and Al Del Bene". (Global Story Network / Whooshkaa)
* [About Time](https://podnews.net/podcast/1470046399) is a look at our complex relationship with time. The second episode, currently out, has a quantum physicist, Carlo Rovelli, clearing up misconceptions about how time works. (Timely app / Buzzsprout)
* [Podnews](https://podnews.net/podcast/1325018583) is our own podcast, but we mention it here because it now has bespoke music, thanks to [Devaweb](https://www.devaweb.com/podcast-imaging/). We think it sounds ace.

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* RAJAR, the UK audio measurement company, has published the latest edition of their [MIDAS study for summer 2019](https://www.rajar.co.uk/docs/news/MIDAS_Summer_2019.pdf), which claims 16% of UK adults listen to podcasts weekly. That figure increases to 26% of 15-24 year-olds. The data also says that 92% of all listening to podcasts is done alone: that figure compares with just 54% of live radio. The numbers aren't directly comparable with the Edison Research data seen in other countries.

* It’s now **day six** without any categories in Apple Podcasts apps while the company reworks them. [Omny Studio](https://help.omnystudio.com/en/articles/3173658-enhanced-apple-podcasts-categories) and Zencast has both announced that they are supporting the new Apple Podcasts categories. Pocket Casts say it intends to support them and suggest publishers adopt them. "Apple’s leadership in the space is still meaningful and [the [new] categories](https://podnews.net/article/apple-changed-podcast-categories-2019) do feel like a good step," the CEO Owen Grover told us.

* Podcast app [Overcast was updated last week](https://marco.org/2019/07/21/overcast-summer-update). You can now share up to *90* seconds of a podcast on social media, and it features a better recommendation engine (which no longer uses Twitter).
* Tip: if your listeners 'star' your podcast in Overcast, it will appear higher in the recommendation results (if you serve dynamic content, [here's the Overcast user-agent](https://podnews.net/article/podcast-app-useragents) to tell your Overcast listeners); and if you take a break of a few months, your podcast will disappear altogether from recommendations until you return.

* [Amazon Prime has cancelled Lore](https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/27/amazon-cancels-lore/) after two seasons.

* [CNBC Africa focused on the growth of podcasts in the continent](https://www.cnbcafrica.com/videos/2019/07/26/podcasts-listenership-on-the-rise/), with an interview with [Breaking Silences](https://podnews.net/podcast/1450297642) co-host Dominique Alonga.

* PodTales, a "festival of audio drama and fiction podcasting", [returns to Cambridge MA, USA on October 20th](http://www.cambridgeday.com/2019/07/23/podtales-festival-of-audio-drama-is-in-october-brought-to-you-by-greater-boston-podcasters/). It'll be a free event, and promises to bring together fiction podcasters for panel discussions, workshops, and guest spotlights.

* Podnews podcast pages now include ratings from Podchaser, as well as styling work. Here's [Hello from the Magic Tavern](https://podnews.net/podcast/975078285) for you to enjoy.

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Opinion
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* How many podcasts will be downloaded by Australians in 2019? [Courtney Carthy works out it'll be 780m](https://medium.com/@courtneycarthy/780m-podcast-episodes-will-be-downloaded-in-australia-this-year-f4807d111ec2). He went on to post about [what that means for potential revenue](https://medium.com/@courtneycarthy/podcast-revenue-is-belittled-by-the-780m-episodes-australians-will-download-in-2019-16dda5e0feca) in the country:
> Arguably this is another example of podcasts in 2019 being like the internet 20 years ago. Not because it’s in a bubble, but because it hasn’t figured out ways to make money that are also valuable to audiences.

* Justin Lake says that [the golden age of podcasts is coming to an end](https://medium.com/@juicelake/the-golden-age-of-podcasts-is-coming-to-an-end-7503fb22f533).
> When big money is at stake, history has taught us that what is best for the consumer almost always takes a backseat to what’s best for the media company.

Podcasts
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* [Timestorm](https://podnews.net/podcast/1439817061), a podcast selected for the initial PRX Google Podcasts creator program, [launches this week](https://podnews.net/press-release/timestorm-launch). It's an audio fiction podcast with two twelve year-old twins who travel through time to save Puerto Rico's true history. (Cocotazo Media)
* News doesn't have to be miserable and negative. [In Happier News](https://podnews.net/podcast/1438062620) is a weekly roundup of positive and happier news stories, from a TV news reporter who spent years reporting the negative. (Anchor)
* Marketing podcast [Future Proof](https://podnews.net/podcast/1414861911) interviews Danielle Lee, Spotify's Partner Solutions Global VP, on the company's aspirations - and why marketers should be "leaning in" to audio. (Saïd Business School / Oxford University / Kantar / Libsyn)

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* [On Producthunt](https://www.producthunt.com/posts/adbarker), we notice a new service called [AdBarker](https://adbarker.com/): it's a dynamic ad insertion service for your podcast using your existing podcast host, and promises high CPM rates.

* We've learnt that Apple's previously-announced podcast categories were quietly altered earlier this month. Changes include a removal of `Arts>Literature`, `Society & Culture>History` and `Sports>Outdoor`; a new `Education>Language Learning`; `Health` is now `Health & Fitness`; `Sports>Fantasy` is now `Sports>Fantasy Sports`; `Religion & Spirituality>Other` was announced but has since disappeared; and a tweak from `TV & Film>Aftershows` to `TV & Film > After Shows`. We've [updated our list of the changes](https://podnews.net/article/apple-changed-podcast-categories-2019).

* It's now day three without any categories in Apple Podcasts apps. There were visible categories on show pages within the new Apple Podcasts desktop app for macOS Catalina, but these have been removed.
* The new Apple Podcast categories are also [live on Simplecast](https://blog.simplecast.com/everything-podcasters-need-to-know-about/), with some useful information for all of us; and by [micro·blog](https://www.manton.org/2019/07/25/podcast-categories-updated.html) and Fireside. Castos and Seriously Simple Podcasting support is coming early next week. Meanwhile, Spreaker has announced that [enterprise users can now exclude ad categories](https://blog.spreaker.com/spreaker-enterprise-users-can-now-exclude-ad-categories/).

* [Player FM has integrated Podchaser ratings in its app](https://twitter.com/PlayerFM/status/1152533612635365378)

* [DiscoverPods has launched the 2019 Podcast Trends Report Survey](https://discoverpods.com/announcing-2019-podcast-trends-report/). Last year, nearly 1,200 people participated - this year, they'd be keen for you to take the survey.

* [The BBC's Alexa skill has been improved](https://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/internet/entries/d58dcb23-5298-4907-a914-d84c981ed789), allowing you to resume podcasts you were previously listening to on the corporation's _BBC Sounds_ app. While the BBC enhances its Alexa app, the BBC [continues to withhold its podcasts from competing Google speakers](https://podnews.net/article/bbc-blocks-google), after the corporation complained of unfair prominence of Google's own app. Speaking of which...

* Apple has been [criticised by the Wall Street Journal for unfair prominence](http://www.insideradio.com/free/report-app-searches-favor-apple-podcasts/article_ac6992ac-aeac-11e9-811c-07be9973be53.html), apparently putting their apps first on Apple's App Store searches.

* Mosaic Media, a talent agency in Los Angeles CA, USA, [has launched its own podcast company, Ninth Planet Audio](https://podnews.net/press-release/mosaic-media-expands). It's making a number of Luminary exclusive podcasts.

* [Targetspot's Dominick Milano has been promoted](https://podnews.net/press-release/milano-in-charge) to Senior Vice President of Sales & Business Development in North America. We hope he's got a big business card.

* Shares in Libsyn are cheap - it "trades at half the valuation of its peers", [says an article in Seeking Alpha](https://seekingalpha.com/article/4277457-podcast-firm-libsyn-trades-half-valuation-saas-peers?dr=1). They're trading at [near record levels](https://seekingalpha.com/symbol/LSYN); double where they were last year.

* In Portuguese, Agencia de Podcast posts [What data is relevant in a podcast?](https://medium.com/@agenciadepodcast/quais-dados-s%C3%A3o-relevantes-em-um-podcast-8d7f041ae327). Other hints and tips (in English) include: the importance of [getting your feature episode right](https://medium.com/@maayanplaut/how-to-listen-to-a-podcast-featured-episodes-highlight-where-new-listeners-should-start-listening-e39a6882598d?source=rss------podcasting_tips-5) (RadioPublic); [Apple Podcast Provider Pages are a built-in cross-promo opportunity](https://blog.pacific-content.com/apple-podcasts-provider-pages-a-built-in-cross-promo-opportunity-42e3a2dde27f?source=rss----310ae0838d68---4) (Pacific Content); and [how to find podcast sound effects](https://www.thepodcasthost.com/editing-production/find-podcast-sound-effects/) (ThePodcastHost).

**Thank you** to John Murch from [radionotes](https://podnews.net/podcast/1438514492) who is our latest personal supporter. Based in Adelaide SA, Australia, he produces the [Radionotes podcast](https://radionotespodcast.com/) - where "those in music talk life, and those in life chat music". You should [be like John](https://podnews.net/support).

Podcasts
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* Design podcast [Revision Path](https://podnews.net/podcast/834173190) has been selected as the [first podcast to be admitted into the Smithsonian](https://podnews.net/press-release/revision-path-smithsonian). Eleven of the podcast's 300 episodes have been selected for the museum's permanent collection. (Glitch / Simplecast)
* Season two of iHeartRadio's [Hell and Gone](https://podnews.net/podcast/1437808691) delves into the mysterious death of Janie Ward, a 16-year-old high school student who died at a party in 1989 in Marshall AK, USA. (iHeartRadio / School of Humans / Megaphone)
* Would you travel to over twenty US states to do your podcast interviews face-to-face? Andy Levine does, for [Second Act Stories](https://podnews.net/podcast/1356735643). The podcast focuses on people who have made life and career changes, like Jane Canapini who launched a travel blog. (Libsyn)

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* Spotify's winning the battle - enterprise podcast host [Voxnest has published an Apple vs Spotify comparison](https://blog.voxnest.com/apple-vs-spotify-june-2019/) for June 2019, comparing usage on the two podcast apps. Since May, Spotify has become the most popular of the two apps in the Netherlands, Germany and Bulgaria. (Earlier this year, our Editor [made some suggestions](https://medium.com/@JamesCridland/podcasting-what-apple-should-do-next-986ab5fd1026) about how Apple could regain their place.)

* Ten hours after we published yesterday, Apple [emailed all podcasters](https://podnews.net/press-release/apple-enhanced) highlighting that their new podcast categories are now live. As we reported, they advised that the category menu (in Apple Podcasts) "may be temporarily removed". Category browsing remains unavailable in apps when we went to press, to the consternation of some podcast publishers.
* Acast, [Buzzsprout](https://www.buzzsprout.com/blog/apple-podcast-categories), Transistor, [Podbean](https://blog.podbean.com/2019/07/23/new-apple-podcasts-categories-updated-in-podbean/), Captivate and Megaphone are some of the publishers that have switched on the new Apple podcast categories for their users. (We've also shifted to using `News > Daily News` in our podcast as the primary category.)

* [Spotify has purchased a music podcast](https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/spotify-acquires-music-podcast-500-1226517). A nine month-old podcast [The 500 with Josh Adam Meyers](https://podnews.net/podcast/1440000749) will become a Spotify Original; it'll continue to be available on all platforms. (Libsyn)

* [There's a new #1 podcast advertiser in the US](https://medium.com/@magellanblog/june-top-15-betterhelp-moves-into-the-1-spot-and-rothys-makes-the-list-for-the-first-time-f33b224ae721), according to Magellan. The top three is #3 Geico, #2 ZipRecruiter, and #1 BetterHelp. BetterHelp is an online counselling service.

* Adswizz has announced that their new software release [fully supports the RAD podcast measurement framework](https://podnews.net/press-release/adswizz-rad). Remote Audio Data (RAD), the output of NPR working with 30 companies, is a method for sharing listening metrics from podcast applications back to publishers.

* [YPod](https://ypod.cymru/) is a list of podcasts in the Welsh language, born of frustration that you can't filter by language in any podcast app. It also links to Welsh-language radio. Chwarae teg!

* [Amplifi Media and Skyview Networks have partnered](https://podnews.net/press-release/skyview-amplifi) to produce branded podcasts and custom audio solutions. Skyview will give clients access to over 5,000 radio stations to help promote their branded podcast or smart speaker skill.

* Indian language internet users are expected to reach 536 million by 2021, leading to [a growth in podcasts in Indian languages](https://www.zeebiz.com/india/news-indias-audio-streaming-industry-set-for-strong-2019-as-podcasts-make-content-accessible-78295?fbclid=IwAR10xV9Acx3mHc_MLfB4oRK8qWAbMlTwPmba1J_HFaUb54U-DRB0nG0al5w&source=post_page---------------------------).

* In Apple Podcasts, [this podcast looks good](https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/your-audible-com-subscription-has-expired/id267919417); and it has five stars too. Apple check all new podcast in their directory, right?

Podcasts
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* Investment podcast [Kindredcast](https://podnews.net/podcast/1223813619) interviewed [Hernan Lopez, the CEO of Wondery](https://medium.com/kindredcast/wonderys-ceo-on-making-mega-hits-like-dirty-john-bringing-hollywood-to-podcasting-ce7b73c72fdd) in early June, in [this episode](https://podnews.net/podcast/1223813619/listen/episode/Z2lkOi8vYXJ0MTktZXBpc29kZS1sb2NhdG9yL1YwL01JQWE5cXJLVW5BZlJRR3V1YWoyQTJSRHlYLVk0empXUW1mcS1LR05HWHc%3D). He praises the listener choice now available with Luminary and Stitcher Premium. (ART19)
* The BBC has launched [Deep, Down & Desi: Brown Girls Do It Too](https://podnews.net/podcast/1462192881), a podcast aimed at opening up conversations surrounding sex among British Asian women. (BBC Asian Network)
* Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop has launched [The Beauty Closet](https://podnews.net/podcast/1472224582), a clean beauty podcast. (Cadence 13 / Megaphone)

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* Apple appears to be in the process of putting their [new podcast categories](https://podnews.net/article/apple-changed-podcast-categories-2019) live. They announced them [at WWDC](https://podnews.net/press-release/apple-wwdc-2019-anno) earlier this year.
* [The Daily](https://podnews.net/podcast/1200361736) now appears in the "News" category, which was previously called "News & Politics"; however [The Wilderness](https://podnews.net/podcast/1408796715) appears to be in the same category under the older "News & Politics" name. They both reference "News & Politics" in their RSS feeds. (The iTunes API that everyone else uses is still returning the old names).
* [Scuba Obsessed](https://podnews.net/podcast/350938487) is in the brand new 'Wilderness' category. Their RSS feed specifies "Sports & Recreation > Outdoor".
* Browsing via category appears to have been suspended in Apple Podcasts apps, including the beta Apple Podcasts macOS and iOS 13 apps, and, we understand, iTunes too.

* Blubrry has already activated the new podcast categories in their platform; and we understand Libsyn should follow suit today. The [Powerpress](https://create.blubrry.com/resources/powerpress/) Wordpress plugin has a new release to also support the new categories.

* Can't update your categories to [the new ones](https://podnews.net/article/apple-changed-podcast-categories-2019) yet? Don't worry: **your podcast will not be de-listed**.

* Distorted, a UK audio production and syndication company, has launched a new service to [get your podcast on radio stations across the world](https://podnews.net/press-release/distorted-radio). The company already produces shows for iHeartMedia, Sirius XM, British Airways and more.

* People don't hate ads. They hate bad ads, according to podcast ad company Zvook, which gives [two tips on getting your listeners love your podcast ads](https://medium.com/zvook-speaks/to-be-tim-ferris-two-tips-on-getting-your-listeners-love-your-podcast-ads-1b57a0288b7b).

* [Podfan](https://pod.fan) has launched in beta, promising a Patreon-like membership service. We haven't enabled payment, but our page [is over here](https://pod.fan/podnews).

* American Public Media has hired [Liliana Kim](https://www.linkedin.com/in/liliana-kim-62a2ba5/) as Managing Director of Podcasts. She starts August 19th. She joins from Viacom, and was formerly at HBO and PBS.

* [What podcasts are young people listening to - and how do they discover them?](https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-07-22/newsletter-play-next-the-next-generation-of-audio-listeners-on-sliding-podcast-into-your-dms) The Los Angeles Times talks to four 'young people' to find out.

**Thank you** to Mandi Kaye for her kind personal support of Podnews. Mandi is host of [Pop Culturally Deprived](https://podnews.net/podcast/1185539542) and many other podcasts in the [Eloquent Gushing](https://eloquentgushing.com/) media network. You should [be like Mandi](https://podnews.net/support).

Podcasts
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* Fancy a podcast consisting of nothing but birdsong? [The Radio Birdsong Podcast](https://podnews.net/podcast/1473867299) is just that: first heard on UK radio station Classic FM's test transmissions. (Podbean{
* [Black Enterprise focuses on the team](https://www.blackenterprise.com/ear-your-leisure-podcast-money-rashad-bilal-troy-millings/) behind [Earn your Leisure](https://podnews.net/podcast/1450211392), which was launched in January, now has "more than 6,500 subscribers". (Anchor)

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* Audio search and discovery platform [Audioburst has launched on Android Auto and the Samsung Bixby platforms](https://podnews.net/press-release/audioburst-auto). It'll deliver tailored playlists, including podcasts, controlled by voice.

* Australian publisher [Pacific has announced a slate of eight new podcasts](https://podnews.net/press-release/pacific-acast), and signed a deal with Acast. Pacific will be the first Australian company to access Acast’s ad manager platform.

* [Wondery plans to translate many of its podcasts](https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/podcast-companies-wondery-gimlet-going-160258461.html) as part of their global growth plan; they're starting with their hit [Dirty John](https://podnews.net/podcast/1272970334).

* [Parcast, now a part of Spotify, has launched Summer of 69](https://www.fastcompany.com/90379346/spotify-flexes-its-podcasting-muscle-with-parcasts-summer-of-69-true-crime-series), a compilation of some of the company's podcasts organised around 1969's summer period.

* [The Washington Post lanza un podcast en español](https://www.washingtonpost.com/pr/2019/06/26/washington-post-launch-spanish-language-podcast-digital-opinions-section/?utm_term=.0f8d094b6b1a) - the Washington Post is to launch a Spanish-language podcast as well as a Spanish-language opinions section.

* Last year, Rupert Murdoch's [News UK halved the amount of podcasts it produced](https://digiday.com/media/news-uk-halved-number-podcasts-produces/), says Digiday. The focus was one of individual scale, says Jimmy Buckland, who's Managing Director of the company's Wireless Studios podcast unit.

* Podcast planning and workflow tool [HelloCast](https://hellocast.com/?ref=podnews) has updated its pricing plans, including a free option for newer podcasters. They've also launched two, forever-free, browser extensions: [HelloClips](https://helloclips.co/), a research clipping tool for podcasters, and [HelloProfiles](https://helloprofiles.co/), a handy Twitter clipping tool.

* It's almost time for Podcast Movement 2019. The good folks at Cabana [have written this primer for the event](https://medium.com/cabana/2019-podcast-movement-primer-df3109901860), including their pick of the monetisation sessions. Inexplicably absent: [the podcast newsletter craze](https://embed.pheedloop.com/pm19/site/sessions/?id=UesdOy), and a look at [podcasts in emerging markets](https://embed.pheedloop.com/pm19/site/sessions/?id=eQDZta). (wink)

* Podcast host Buzzsprout has written [a guide to acoustic treatment for your home studio](https://www.buzzsprout.com/blog/sound-treatment-for-podcasters). They point out: "where you record and how you treat the space has more to do with high quality sound than what microphone you have".

* More advice: [how to remote-engineer your podcast interviews](https://medium.com/@evanmacdonald/how-to-remote-audio-engineer-your-podcast-interviews-8bcf5c54606b) (Evan MacDonald); [ways to promote your podcast](https://podreacher.com/16-ways-to-promote-your-podcast/) (Pod Reacher)

* Are you in Brisbane QLD, Australia? Us too. We'll be at a _Brisbane Podcasters_ meetup at [The Gap Tavern](https://goo.gl/maps/LHThcRz9NoEPZuke8) from 6.00pm this Thursday 25 Jun. It's just a chat, no formal presentations, so pop in and find us.

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Podcasts
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* [Husk](https://podnews.net/podcast/1439326983), a sci-fi audio fiction podcast, is returning for a second season. "The truth behind Dmitri’s disappearance comes to a head". It boasts a cast of fifteen actors from Portland OR, USA. (Podbean)
* [Land of the Giants](https://podnews.net/podcast/1465767420) launched today - all about the five giants of the internet, going by the not sinister name of FAANG. The first season focuses on the rise of Amazon. (Recode / Vox Media / Megaphone)
* Award-winning [Probably True](https://podnews.net/podcast/1179573706), the "sexy, silly, funny and filthy LGBTQ storytelling podcast", has returned for a new season. The winner of a Gold award at the British Podcast Awards, it's presented by Scott Flashheart. (Acast)


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