Laila Hodd

Freelance contributor

Are podcasts the future of the publishing industry?

With circulations and ad revenues far from their peak, podcasting may offer a lifeline for magazines

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Creator Download: Mike Muncer

Taking a forensic look at the anatomy of the horror genre, one film at a time

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Creator Download: Anthony Gay

Exploring the intersection of athletics and leadership

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Creator Download: Bethan Vincent

How launching her podcast helped Vincent improve her marketing strategy

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IMDb now lets creators list ‘podcaster’ as their main profession

Update is aimed at improving discoverability for podcasters within the entertainment industry

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Women respond better to ads on female-hosted podcasts, study shows

Data also indicates better representation would increase female listenership

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Speaker launches new programmatic ad tool to boost brand safety

New M.A.G.D.A technology uses machine learning to combat miscategorised ads

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Scottish podcast company The Big Light moves into new studio to fuel commercial expansion

New space within creative agency Frame’s Glasgow headquarters will unlock new capabilities

A photograph of the team behind Slate's Slow Burn podcast holding their Apple Podcasts Show of the Year award

Slate’s Slow Burn: Roe v. Wade becomes Apple Podcasts’ first ever Show of the Year

Apple Podcasts users also have access to six extra episodes sharing more details on the series


Last night a podcast saved my life

Exploring how podcasts (and podcasting) can make a positive difference to mental health in these troubled times