Webby award-winning podcast network Talkhouse is preparing for new show additions and ventures in 2024, the company announced, following a successful year in podcast listener growth.
According to Talkhouse, the podcast network experienced a 148% year-on-year increase in its total number of listens and unique audience as a result of existing and newly-launched hit shows within its portfolio, including comedy podcast How Long Gone, interview podcast Solicited Advice with Alison Roman, and music podcast ODB: A Son Unique.
In the new year, Talkhouse Podcast Network plans to expand its network’s offerings with the addition of brand new series, more podcast partnerships, and the return of some of its hit series including Santigold’s music podcast Noble Champions which released its last episode in December 2022.
Other ventures that Talkhouse plans to take part in next year include more live shows for its line of podcasts. The network is returning as the official partner for the February 2024 On Air Fest, and will be hosting a live recording with the hosts of the Talkhouse Podcast.
“We feel very lucky to get to work with some of the most brilliant creative minds on the planet,” said Talkhouse Creative Studio founder Ian Wheeler. “We're really encouraged by the growth of our Talkhouse Network community of shows, as well as the success of the original shows we've been releasing with our wonderful partners.”
Other podcast networks that have seen success this year include Sport Social, which reached 10 million monthly downloads across its portfolio in December this year. The network added more than 100 shows to its network in 2023, including five Premier League Clubs, and has expanded internationally with partnerships across Europe, the US, and Australia.
According to Sport Social, the network saw the most growth during the months between July and August, with a 58.8% increase in downloads during that period due to sporting events that took place during the summer.
“There is so much appetite from listeners for shows that delve into their favourite sports or clubs, and we’re seeing rights holders, creators and brands alike recognising this and seizing the opportunity to engage with listeners through podcasts,” said Voiceworks director of sport Jim Salveson. “They understand the power that sport-focused podcasts can offer as a tool to reach extremely engaged, specific audiences all year-round.”