Earworms: What the industry’s been listening to this week


Recommendations for everyone from history geeks and football fanatics to hopeless romantics

AdsWizz developing AI voiceover tools for podcast ads

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New solutions under development by company’s Technology Innovation Lab

Gen Z podcast engagement is “off the charts”, SXM Media report shows

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78% of Gen Z podcast listeners binge-listen to their favourite shows

Libsyn’s new AdvertiseCast referral program delivers 5% commission on revenue


Program aims to reward bringing new partners to advertising ecosystem

Creator Download: Tommy Dixon

Creator Download: Tommy Dixon

From day-dreaming ideas to becoming a podcast award-winner

Advertising across more shows doesn’t result in proportionally greater reach, Edison says

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Advertising beyond top 25 shows sees diminishing returns for reach

BBC Radio 4 releases new 10-part WW2 history podcast hosted by Helena Bonham Carter

History's secret heroes

Podcast tells the story of unsung heroes from the war

New Chelsea FC podcast tells the “untold story” behind club

Chelsea FC

Show will feature exclusive interviews with Frank Lampard, John Terry, Glenn Hoddle, and more

How to build a website for your podcast

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Bringing what your audience needs to know together in one place

Audible signs exclusive multi-year deal with Viola Davis’ podcast label

Viola Davis

Ashé Audio Ventures slate of podcast originals will become exclusive to Audible listeners following success of Finding Me audiobook

Lalo’s Lunchbox creator Ed Jenkins launches new kids’ fiction podcast

Keyshawn solves it artwork

Podcast created in partnership between GBH Kids, PBS Kids, and PRX

Con-woman Anna Delvey to launch new weekly podcast

Anna Delvey

Celebrity guests include Julia Fox, Emily Ratajkowski, Whitney Cummings, and more

PodX acquires UK audio company Listen

Photograph of Listen's Josh Adley and PodX's Staffan Rosell

Acquisition will “super-charge” Listen’s next phase of growth and global reach

Cutting costs is “a normal part of maturing as an industry”, says Triton Digital SVP

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Sharon Taylor says advertisers will come back as podcast industry grows

The Podcast Show 2023: All the highlights from this year’s event

The Podcast Show 2023: All the highlights from this year’s event

Key themes, top trends, and insights from attendees

BBC Sounds’ Rugby Union Daily will be the official podcast of Rugby World Cup 2023

Rugby World Cup

BBC secures exclusive audio rights to live coverage of the event

Buzzsprout launches AI tool to generate transcriptions, chapter markers, episode titles, and more

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Cohost AI designed to help free podcasters from “time-consuming tasks”

What I learned at The Podcast Show 2023

On Air with Adam Shepherd

Podcasts are becoming more than just an audio delivery channel

AI, video, and subscriptions: the hottest topics at this year’s Podcast Show

The Podcast Show 2023 at Islington Business Design Centre

All the top highlights from this year’s Podcast Show

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Recommendations from The Podcast Show 2023

BBC announces the five winners of Audio Lab 2023 programme

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Five production companies join initiative including Mags Creative and Three Arrows Media

Global to launch The News Agents: USA

The News Agents: USA

New weekly show will debut 20 June

James Acaster’s scripted comedy podcast Springleaf to launch with Acast this Summer

James Acaster on Late Night with Seth Myers

Company also announces deals with Andi & Miquita Oliver and ShxtsNGigs

UKAN and Content is Queen launch phase two of Equality in Audio Pact at The Podcast Show

Imriel Morgan at The Podcast Show

Organisers say they are “not accepting token gestures or surface level changes”

BBC Sounds use Megaphone to launch new podcasts

BBC Megaphone

Fresh commissions and talent take centre stage at The Podcast Show

Sony announce new medical show The Referral… with Dr Karan

The Referral... With Dr Karan

New weekly podcast will see host Dr Karan bust medical myths with guests

Ubisoft hands Acast control of podcasts

Acast and Ubisoft logos

Acast will take care of the distribution, sales and promotion of Ubisoft podcast operations

Creator Download: Jake Warren

Jake Warren of Message Heard

Message Heard brings us the story of a very British grudge match between artists

BBC Radio looks to build on “international appetite” for content

BBC Radio

Public broadcaster has committed to further investment in “creative ideas from a wide range of suppliers”

Podcasting becoming more than just a passion project is ‘no bad thing’, says former Podfront MD

Preview night

Podcast Show advisory panel speaks about the advantages of consolidation in the industry

The Podcast Show officially launches today with Preview Night

The Podcast Show

PodPod to host six sessions, including panels with winners from Faces To Watch 2023

“Advertisers need to be more invested in podcasts,” says Podimo global content and partnerships lead

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Jake Chudnow on what the UK podcast industry can do to stop market slowdown

Reality star Katie Price to host new podcast on Crowd Network

Katie Price

Creator behind The Sam & Billie Show to take the lead as exec producer on new series

Spotify’s Megaphone will now represent advertising for Goalhanger podcasts

Spotify logo

Spotify announces hosting and distribution partnership ahead of The Podcast Show

Podimo: Translating the benefits of multilingual podcasting

Podimo: Translating the benefits of multilingual podcasting

Jake Chudnow explains how podcasts can spread across multiple markets

Podcast Transcript: Translating the benefits of multilingual podcasting

Podcast Transcript: Translating the benefits of multilingual podcasting

Does anybody actually care about my accent?

A beginner's guide to podcasting column

How I stopped worrying and learned to love my podcasting voice

Audion launches podcast CMS with AI-powered tools

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Features include AI text-to-speech and integrated advertising platform

Adidas launches branded podcast with professional footballer Alessia Russo

Alessia Russo

Three-part series delves into MUFC player’s mental approach and techniques

Google rolls out revamped podcast search tools

Google logo

US users can filter show results by platform and click through to listen

Earworms: What the industry’s been listening to this week


World disasters, investigative true-crime… and the Loch Ness hunter

Content is Queen announces cancellation of International Women’s Podcast Festival

Content is Queen International Women's Podcast Festival

Founder blames postponement on “lack of industry support and funding”

New York Times launches new audio journalism app with exclusive programming

The New York Times stand

Includes early access to This American Life and new shows from Serial

Former iHeartRadio executive VP launches podcast investment firm

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Company plans to take major stakes in content across audio and podcast companies worldwide

Adthos launches AI-powered video ad creation and editing capabilities

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Platform automatically separates video and speech into different tracks to edit

Acast expands Middle East and North Africa footprint with two new partnerships

Acast X Sowt and Kerning Cultures

Podcast networks Sowt and Kerning Cultures join the Acast network

Investigative podcasting was the most popular genre on BBC Sounds in Q1

Shamima Begum

I’m Not A Monster’s second series on Shamima Begum tops podcast list

Olivia Wilde and Chris Pine to star in new audio thriller series

Olivia Wilde and Chris Pine

Stars join other A-listers on podcast network QCode, including Rami Malek, Tessa Thompson and Naomi Scott

Crooked Media launches three-tier subscription plan for fans

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Benefits include Discord access, show notes, bonus content, merch, and more

Captivate launches new monetisation tools for subscription and tipping

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New features allow podcasters to make a secure income directly from fans

Host of The Missing Cryptoqueen says he prefers writing podcasts to presenting

Jamie Bartlett

Award-winning investigative journalist Jamie Bartlett was even branded “annoying” by one reviewer

Steven Bartlett’s The Diary Of A CEO comes to BBC iPlayer

Steven Bartlett

Bartlett claims he’s the “first independent podcast to ever stream on the platform”

Smartless sweeps podcast awards at this year’s Webbys

Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Sean Hayes

Celebrity-fronted show awarded special achievement title for Podcast of The Year

Jamie Bartlett: Cracking the code on investigative podcasting

Jamie Bartlett: Cracking the code on investigative podcasting

Host of The Missing Cryptoqueen on how podcasting can save investigative journalism

Podcast Transcript: Cracking the code on investigative podcasting

Podcast Transcript: Cracking the code on investigative podcasting

Producey podcasts to join iHeartPodcast Australia’s network

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Partnership includes sales representation for podcasts Dyl & Friends, List Cloggers, and 200 Plus

Following the philosophy of the three Fs

On Air with Adam Shepherd

These simple tweaks can do wonders to improve remote recordings

Kirsty Young to host new BBC Radio 4 podcast as part of network’s expansion

Kirsty Young

BBC’s new content slate includes Helena Bonham-Carter, Mary Beard and Martha Kearney

Acast launches consortium of UK publishers to promote “trusted audio journalism”

Publishers in Podcasting

Members include Tortoise, The Economist, The FT, News Broadcasting, and The Guardian

Production company Brock Media expands into audio with new anthology series

Podcast artwork - Never Told

BBC Studios-backed company previously produced feature film Animals

Earworms: What the industry’s been listening to this week

Earworms: What the industry’s been listening to this week

Hockey brawls, toxic masculinity and a medical mystery

NPR, Wondery, and Sony announce new shows at IAB Podcast Upfronts

Rachel Martin, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Michael Harriot

Podcasts to feature big names like Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Libsyn renews exclusive ad sales deal with daily podcast The NewsWorthy

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Podcast will gain access to automatic ads, host read and programmatic revenue

IAB projects podcast advertising revenue to more than double by 2025

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Revenue expected to reach $4B with growth in programmatic buying and brand safety

Wondery announces partnership with Barometer to enhance brand safety for advertisers

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IAB Podcast Upfronts announcements also include new TV series and podcast launches

How to win a British, Irish or Australian Podcast Award

How to win a British Podcast Award

A guide to making your entry stand out from the crowd

UCL offers podcast MA scholarships for East London students

University College London

Programme coincides with launch of new Stratford campus

Manchester Airport to launch branded podcast with Crowd Branded

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Behind-the-scenes podcast marks the first project from the newly-launched venture

Disney star Christy Carlson Romano joins AdLarge’s ad sales portfolio

 Christy Carlson Romano

AdLarge to help Vulnerable podcast monetise content by connecting it with advertisers

Global’s director of podcasts Megan Wastell leaving after nearly nine years

Megan Wstell

Wastell oversaw key shows including The News Agents and My Therapist Ghosted Me

Winners of PodPod’s first annual Faces To Watch scheme announced

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List celebrates rising stars across the podcast industry, including hosting, production and advertising

Not every brand needs to have a podcast, says Immediate podcast boss

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Head of podcast Ben Youatt talks about the realities of launching in an “oversaturated market”

Acast sees continued growth in Q1 with 11% increase in net sales year-on-year

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CEO says company sees a “continued positive trend” in programmatic advertising sales

NewsGuard analysts to rate credibility of top 200 news podcasts by January 2024

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New solution from NewsGuard and Barometer will also automatically detect misinformation

Ben Youatt: Growing a publisher podcast network

Ben Youatt: Growing a publisher podcast network

Immediate Media’s head of podcast on moving from magazines to audio

Podcast Transcript: Growing a publisher podcast network

Podcast Transcript: Growing a publisher podcast network

IP Freely: Can branding carry a podcast?

On Air with Adam Shepherd

Pod Save The UK is an interesting test case for podcast franchise-building

Earworms: What the industry’s been listening to this week


Everything you need to know to win a BPA

Hit comedy podcast Welcome to the Neighborhood with Jayde Adams returns for second series

welcome to the neighborhood

Celebrity guests featuring this season include fellow podcaster Nick Grimshaw

True-crime podcast series on the trials of David Martinez joins the Acast Creator Network

Night Raid

New podcast series Night Raid created in partnership between Acast, eOne, Crime Story Media and LAist 89.3

Rylan Clark to make podcast debut with BBC Radio 4 in series How To Be A Man

Rylan - How to be a man

10-part series will touch on toxic masculinity, gender identity, body image, and more

iHeartMedia signs distribution and ad sales deal with Brett Goldstein’s podcast

Brett Goldstein

Films To Be Buried With podcast will now be part of Will Ferrell’s Big Money Players Network

Podcasts now account for 31% of time spent listening to spoken word audio in the US

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Edison Research’s latest quarterly Share Of Ear report shows that podcast listening is at an all-time high

Producer Download: Liam Heffernan

Producer Download: Liam Heffernan

Exploring the art of wearing different hats

Audiohook partners with Barometer to improve brand suitability of audio inventory

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AI-powered platform uses contextual targeting tools to block content based on podcast transcripts

Jamie Bartlett to uncover “shocking conclusion” behind death of teenage activist Megan Bhari in new BBC podcast

Believe in Magic - BBC

Podcast to touch on celebrity obsession with further investigations into the charity started by Bhari, Believe in Magic

Why are podcasts a solo activity?

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Unlike radio, podcast listening is almost exclusively done alone - but why?

Podcast ad conversion rates dropped by 8% in Q1 2023 but increased year-on-year

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Podsights’ benchmark report says podcast media performance is starting out strong this year compared to the last

Scripted and fiction podcast writers required to stop working on projects immediately as part of WGA strike

WGA Strike

WGA members of other divisions are also not allowed to be hired for studio writing, nor sell or option scripts

BIPOC Podcast Creators co-founder calls for more inclusivity in networking events

Tangia Al-awaji Estrada

Tangia Al-awaji Estrada says conferences still have work to do to improve diversity

Elizabeth Day announced as the Chair of Judges at the British Podcast Awards 2023

Elizabeth Day

Host of How To Fail encourages podcasters to submit their applications for a chance to win

Earworms: What the industry’s been listening to this week


The downfall of Twitter under the management of Elon Musk

Channel 4 launches Streamland discovery campaign using Spotify podcast promotion tools

Channel 4 logo

Multi-format approach includes host-read ads from top podcasts like The Receipts

Crowd Network launches new branded content division

Crowd Branded logo

New venture aims to help brands create meaningful podcasts through all stages

5 Live’s Nihal Arthanayake announced as host of The Podcast Show Preview Night

Nihal Arthanayake

Further announcements include Ashley Flowers as the recipient of the International Podcast Trailblazer Award

How to build a media kit to make your podcast shine

Media Pack

Create a one-stop resource to wow potential guests and advertisers

National Geographic lays off audio team behind Overheard podcast

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Founding producer Jacob Pinter says he doesn’t yet know what this means for the future of the podcast

PodPod wins Best Podcast Launch at Publisher Podcast Awards

PodPod team

New Statesman, Telegraph and Financial Times also among last night’s winners

Spotify reduces operating loss by 32% in Q1, months after lay-offs

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek

CEO Daniel Ek says company will no longer be “overpaying or over-investing”

Creator Download: Matt Howell and Jacob Balcom

Creator Download: Matt Howell and Jacob Balcom

How a fan podcast led to hosting a major Marvel screening event

SiriusXM to develop new slate of podcasts with the Oprah Winfrey Network as part of renewed agreement

Oprah Winfrey

Multi-year extension will continue to give SiriusXM ad sales rights over OWN podcasts

Barometer closes fundraising round for contextual targeting solution, with support of HearstLab

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Technology analyses tone and sentiment to determine brand suitability

Host of Business Wars investigates Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover in new Wondery series

Elon Musk v Twitter

Featuring first-hand accounts from employees who witnessed it go down in the Slack channels

Fiction podcast app Apollo has a redesign for easier discoverability and playback

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App also introduces subscription channel Apollo+, with ad-free listening, bonus content and early access

Podcasters should use ‘shopping agreements’ to protect their IP, says Blanchard House CEO

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Kimberly Jung talks risks about selling podcast rights to TV and film companies

Acast’s self-serve platform partners with Nielsen for launch of Audience Segments

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New feature allows for brands to target listeners within specific segment categories

Blanchard House: The importance of owning your IP

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Your IP could be your greatest asset, so protecting it is crucial

Novel appoints Amazon veteran Simon Morris as chairman

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Entertainment industry leader has held positions at Sky, Sega and LOVEFiLM

YouTube MD to join Listen on stage at The Podcast Show

Alison Lomax

Alison Lomax will join panel discussion with UNBOXED host and Arcade Media founder

Banksy art heist podcast to launch in partnership between Podimo and Message Heard

Who Robs A Bansky? artwork

Host speaks to the thief who stole Banksy’s art, Andy Link, famously known as AK47

Listeners use three podcast apps on average, according to Ofcom survey

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Data shows growth in popularity across BBC Sounds and Spotify apps

Earworms: What the industry’s been listening to this week


Everything you need to know about “Workfluencer” marketing

EXCLUSIVE: Tea with Twiggy to move from Acast to Auddy ahead of the new season


Stripped Media co-founder Kobi Omenaka says podcast is not being monetised effectively on Acast

Pod Save The UK will launch 4 May with Nish Kumar and Coco Khan

 Nish Kumar (L) and Coco Khan (R)

New podcast comes from Crooked Media team behind Pod Save America

Final Acast Amplifier winner Call Me Disabled launches first episode

Poppy Greenfield

Winner of podcast incubator programme Poppy Greenfield to celebrate disabled lives

Second series of Tortoise Media's Londongrad will focus on Iranian hit squads targeting journalists

Iran Hit Squads podcast artwork

Series to be hosted by son of assassinated investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

Creator Download: Cat Anderson

Creator Download - Cat Anderson, Social Creature

A look at the weird and wonderful world of social media marketing from Sprout Social

Anchor co-creator is the latest Spotify exec to leave the company and return to his “entrepreneurial roots”

Nir Zicherman + Spotify logo

News of departure comes nearly two months after Parcast founder also quit to pursue start-up opportunities

Audioboom remains profitable in Q1 despite $4.1 million revenue loss

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Podcast company replaces 30 million monthly downloads lost after Morbid left the network

Warner Music’s new visual podcast will start with Biggie Smalls’ final album

The Notorious B.I.G

Never-before-heard stories from Lil Cease, Fat Joe, and Pusha T will explore B.I.G.’s cultural impact

How do podcasting charts work?

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Understanding what takes a podcast to a top position can help you optimise your marketing strategy

Slow Burn creator and Fiasco host to investigate Michael Jackson’s legacy in new podcast

Michael Jackson

Audible series already generating Twitter controversy pre-release

Australian Podcast Awards announces return for 2023 as entries open

Australian Podcast Awards 2022 at Sydney's Seymour Centre

Shortlist to be announced in September

Fun Kids to launch new WW2 children’s audio drama based on real events

Fun Kids Badger and the Blitz + Kerry Godliman on the right

Actor and comedian Kerry Godliman will narrate series

Fiona Fraser: Using guests to boost your podcast

Graphic illustration showing Pow PR founder Fiona Fraser

How bringing people onto your show can help increase your audience and add depth to your discussions

ARN’s iHeartPodcast network extends multi-year commercial partnership with Audioboom

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Brands to continue advertising on Australia's biggest true-crime podcast Casefile

UK’s first audio drama development fund for Northern writers opens for applications

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Successful applicants will work with panel of UK audio drama experts

Listener numbers don’t matter for booking guests, says podcast PR expert

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Pow PR founder Fiona Fraser highlights the importance of building relationships with potential guests

What I learned after a year in podcasting

A beginner's guide to podcasting column

A world of many opportunities, especially for young people

RØDE launches new podcast consoles, mic updates and more


Firmware updates for Wireless GO II and RØDECaster Pro II coming soon

Spotify’s Chartable to remove Apple Podcasts integration at the start of June

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Apple-specific confirmed plays and episode consumption data points will no longer be accessible

Earworms: What the industry’s been listening to this week

PodPod Earworms 14/04

The companion podcast to accompany a Succession and Yellowjackets binge

Acast releases paywalled bespoke podcast collection to raise money for mental health charities

Acast mindful mixtape

Featuring episodes from Peter Crouch and Abbey Clancy in the UK and The Women’s Podcast in Ireland

Libsyn renews multi-year ad partnerships with various podcasts

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Exclusive deals with shows from Dr. Phil, A Date With Dateline, Very Bad Wizards, and more

Podcast agency launches pitch competition with prize worth £5,000

Orginal headphones image from Earworm

Three selected runner-ups to to earn £499 worth of consultancy services

Podcast Radio expands network with new production house for brands

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Company will offer additional promotional opportunities with advertising campaigns and on-air interviews

Spotify launches tool to turn radio shows into podcasts

Spotify advertising

Publishers can unlock global audiences by turning existing content into on-demand audio

Producer Download: Lily Ames

Producer Download - Lily Ames

Why visuals are increasingly important for Chalk and Blade’s head of production

RedHanded hosts partner with Global to launch new true crime podcast

Suruthi Bala (R) and Hannah Maguire (L)

Hannah Maguire and Suruthi Bala to uncover the story behind conwoman Juliette D'Souza

Off Menu announces first-ever live tour across the UK and Ireland, starting this autumn

James Acaster

Tickets to see Ed Gamble and James Acaster live go on sale this Friday

Focusrite launches USB microphone trade-in programme

Vocaster mic

Creators can get a 25% discount on all Vocaster products

Baby Shark creators launch multiple new Apple-exclusive podcasts

Baby Shark

Company will produce originals in multi languages including five in Korean and three in English

BBC launches investigative podcast on disappearance of eight-year-old Vishal Mehrotra

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Podcast to be hosted by investigative reporter Colin Campbell, and Vishal’s half-brother

Katz Digital partners with Barometer to improve contextual targeting capabilities


AI company to provide insights on brand suitability

“The world that knew about my Parkinson's was much smaller, a fortnight ago”

Photograph of High Court Judge Sir Nicholas Mostyn on top of the Movers & Shakers podcast artwork

Movers & Shakers co-host Sir Nicholas Mostyn on why podcasting was the right choice

Joe Rogan replaced by YouTuber WiIINE in UK top podcast chart

YouTuber WiIINE (L) and Joe Rogan (R)

This Week on The Internet has remained consistently at number one for four days

BuzzFeed’s Tasty to launch Bite Club podcast in partnership with Acast

Tasty Bite Club

New podcast is the first of six audio series from BuzzFeed Studios and Acast

Glassbox acquires premium kids podcast Who Smarted? from Atomic Entertainment

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Hit podcast is expected to reach 750k downloads this month

Oh God, What Now: Screaming into the void, together

Oh God, What Now: Screaming into the void, together

How political podcasts give us an outlet in troubled times

Podcast Transcript: Oh God, What Now

PodPod transcript - Oh God What Now

A love-hate relationship with remote recording

On Air With Adam Shepherd column header

It’s a fantastic tool - but it’s easy to become overreliant on

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A raft of interesting new releases, as well as true-crime, improv and investigations

Producer Download: Sandra Ferrari

Producer Download - Sandra Ferrari

Message Heard’s head of production shares her hard-won insights

Free State with Joe Brolly and Dion Fanning joins the Acast Creator Network

Free state podcast

Podcast will have access to monetisation tools and wider distribution

Rosamund Pike and Hugh Laurie star in BBC Sounds’ “heartbreaking” new audio drama

Rosamund Pike, Daniella Isaac, and Hugh Laurie

Pike will once again play a character that fakes her own death and starts a new life

Spreaker adds Veritonic as an audio attribution partner

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Users will benefit from enhanced audio campaigns through Veritonic’s ad performance data

Are podcasts the future of the publishing industry?

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

Adthos trials AI-powered audio ad creation tool


Self-service portal allows brands to submit briefs and instantly produce personalised ads

Average CPM for podcast ads remains relatively flat in March, according to Libsyn report

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Technology continues to command the highest CPM

Critically-acclaimed investigative podcast Witnessed returns for fourth series

Larrison Campbell

New series comes from team behind this year’s Ambies Podcast of The Year winner

BBC has “abdicated its responsibility for training”, says former Feedback host

BBC logo is displayed at HQ building

Roger Bolton issues warning on BBC’s duties to the industry

Roger Bolton’s Beeb Watch: Beating the BBC brain-drain

Roger Bolton's Beeb Watch

Former Feedback presenter on how the broadcaster can stop its talent exodus

Podcast Transcript: Beating the BBC brain-drain

Roger Bolton & Kate Dixon - Beeb Watch

Paramount will be “more judicious” in putting out podcasts this year

Paramount logo

Despite revenue increase, EVP says advertisers are becoming more hesitant due to economic climate

‘Co-listening’ makes people more receptive to brands, report says

Stock photo - sharing wired headphones on the tube

Advertisers can reach co-listeners through storytelling, device targeting, and time of day

RedHanded signs distribution and ad-sales deal with Amazon Music and Wondery

Redhanded co-hosts Suruthi Bala (R) and Hannah Maguire (L)

Ad-free listening, early access and bonus content will be available to subscribers

Podcasts did not kill the radio star - and nor should they

On Air with Adam Shepherd

I was wrong about radio, and about its relationship to podcasting

Acast Amplifier podcast incubator programme opens applications in Ireland


Programme to grant three winners chance to win up to €100,000 in funding

Creator Download: Guy Kelly

Guy Kelly

How a "stupid" Garfield fan-podcast idea led to global appreciation

Ben Hardy and Jessica Plummer to host Sony Music’s first-ever fiction podcast

Ben Hardy and Jessica Plummer

Social media thriller podcast made in partnership with Goldhawk Productions

Podcast Transcript: Drunk Women Solving Crime


HBO podcasting director leaves network to join Blanchard House

blanchard house

Former editor of The Economist US politics podcast also joins team

Podcast industry consortium launched to accelerate open podcasting


Podcast Standards Project hits back against growing market consolidation

Creator Download: Roma Agrawal

Creator Download: Roma Agrawal

How the Create the Future podcast made audiences appreciate engineering

Drunk Women Solving Crime: The future of true-crime podcasting

PodPod S1E22 artwork - Drunk Women Solving Crime

How merging true crime and comedy can evolve the format

'Modern media rewards specificity', says Magnificent Noise co-founder


Eric Nuzum tells podcasters to focus on listener profiles before ideas

Where are all the podcast panel shows?


The fan-favourite radio format has been sadly neglected by the podcast industry

Deepti Vempati and Natalie Lee to recap season four of Love is Blind in latest podcast

Former Love is Blind contestants

Irish Podcast Awards opens applications for 2023

Irish Podcast Awards

Second-annual event to take place in Dublin this November

Earworms: What the industry’s been listening to this week


The greatest podcasting debate on a controversial topic

Bauer Media to launch new on-demand audio platform Rayo across Europe


Advertisers will benefit from podcast sponsorship opportunities, content partnerships, and digital audio campaigns

Audioboom grew its revenue by 24% in 2022 despite global market conditions

Illustration representing digital revenues

Podcast company surpassed 100 million downloads last year according to annual results

Creator Download: Joanna Penn

Creator Download - Joanna Penn

How something that started as a marketing exercise became a creative outlet

Omid Djalili’s Please Tell Me A Story to return with new series

Artwork for Please Tell Me A Story podcast

Comedians Mark Thomas, Felicity Ward, Nabil Abdulrashid, and Megan Jayne Crabbe join as new co-hosts

Smartless Media launches first original podcast, hosted by Jameela Jamil

Jameela Jamil

Bad Dates podcast represents the new network’s debut production

Do you need a pop filter?

Illustration representing a microphone and pop filter

How a pop filter can keep your microphone healthy... in more ways than one

Creator Download: Margie Nomura

Creator Download - Margie Nomura

Desert Island Dishes host explains why her podcast is about much more than food

Former BBC journalists launch candid podcast on living with Parkinson’s disease

Hosts of Movers and Shakers from Rory Cellan-Jones's substack newsletter

Co-hosts include Jeremy Paxman, Rory Cellan-Jones and High Court judge Sir Nicholas Mostyn

Tim’s Twitter Listening Party to become six-part podcast series

Tim Burgess with members of  Fall Out Boy

Fall Out Boy and The Kinks among the guests for Absolute Radio show

AI creates new narrative podcast in just 24 hours


Production agency used machine learning tools in writing, voice acting, sound design, artwork, and more

Sangeeta Pillai: Breaking taboos through podcasting

Sangeeta Pillai: Breaking taboos through podcasting

How the Masala Podcast tackles sensitive subjects in the South Asian community

Podcast Transcript: Breaking taboos through podcasting

Podcast Transcript: Breaking taboos through podcasting

Creative society in British Columbia launches podcast fund worth $100,000

Stock photo - Canadian dollars

Up to $10,000 will be commissioned towards each winning storytelling and documentary podcast

YouTube Studio rolls out podcast creation and management tools in the US

YouTube logo

New features include uploading podcast playlists and tracking performance data

The Football Ramble launches exclusive merch line in partnership with Percival

a football

Deal represents Percival's latest podcaster collaboration

Earworms: What the industry’s been listening to this week

Earworms: What the industry’s been listening to this week

From Serial’s latest true-crime hit to NYT’s classic Modern Love

Acast releases annual Red Nose Day podcast mash-up to raise money for Comic Relief

Acast X Comic  Relief

Podcast line-up includes Off Menu, Films To Be Buried With, Drunk Women Solving Crime, and more

Podcast network Realm partners with production companies to expand portfolio

Tatiana Maslany in Orphan Black

Company plans to distribute over 120 original and partner scripted podcasts in less than a year

Producer Download: Adam Wilbourn

Adam wilbourn

WhatCulture’s head of podcasts talks wrestling, recording and wrangling shows

Adam Buxton and The News Agents amongst newest speakers for The Podcast Show

Emily Maitlis and Louis Thereoux at The Podcast Show 2022

New partners and first line-up of live podcast shows also announced ahead of festival

Audacia expands AdsWizz marketplace for podcasts across Asia as part of new partnership

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Audio ad marketplace will leverage AdsWizz tools to sell inventory across JAPAC region

Backyard Ventures partners with Libsyn’s AdvertiseCast for programmatic ads

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New deal enables partners to leverage Automatic Ads tool

Vox Media acquires Spotify exclusive podcast Where Should We Begin?

Esther Perel

Award-winning podcast to turn into weekly “always-on” show after three years at Spotify

LinkedIn to launch podcast academy accelerator to support business creators

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The six-month pilot season will connect new business podcasts with exclusive coaching and branded tools

What makes good podcast artwork?

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Artwork provides a visual shop window for your podcast, so make sure it's as compelling as possible

No Such Thing As A Fish hosts keep a database with every fact they've ever used

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The nearly 30,000-row spreadsheet is the show's "secret weapon"

City University to hold free panel discussion on building a podcast career

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Industry experts from Unedited, Mags Creative and Acast to join panel

No Such Thing As A Fish: Taking facts on tour

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The QI Elves talk live shows, spreadsheets and accidentally advertising for Trump

Podcast Transcript: Taking facts on tour

Podcast Transcript: Taking facts on tour

BBC launches paid subscription channel on Apple Podcasts Australia

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Subscribers will have access to ad-free episodes across BBC Studios portfolio

Tony Robinson to launch new culture and entertainment podcast

Tony Robinson

Blackadder actor to interview guests including Stephen Fry and Miriam Margolyes

RSS is no longer fit for purpose

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It’s time to admit that podcast infrastructure needs a ground-up redesign

CBS launches news round-up podcast as part of radio show’s 85th anniversary

US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt speaks into a CBS radio microphone (1944)

Show combines broadcasts from Weekend Roundup, World News Roundup and late edition, and Kaleidoscope

Doctor Who: Redacted creator says she is “heartbroken” after being dropped by BBC

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Senior producer James Goss takes over role for newest season

Condé Nast expands audio division with acquisition of In The Dark

In The Dark team at the 76th Annual Peabody Awards

Staff members of The New Yorker join podcast team to develop new narrative series

Podbean launches invitation-only VIP program for podcasters

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Members will have access to exclusive features like free hosting and unlimited storage

Creator Download: Suzy Wrack

Creator Download - Suzy Wrack

The Women’s Football Weekly co-host shares her experiences and inspiration

Spotify unveils Patreon partnership, redesigned app and more

Stream On 2023 - Spotify CEO Daniiel Ek

Annual Stream On event sees flurry of feature updates and partnerships

New series of Success Is In The Mind adds Huboo as sponsor

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Business podcast also lands episode-level sponsorship from Huel and Hux Health

IWD should remind the podcast industry to support women from underrepresented backgrounds

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PodPod asks women in podcasting to share what they want to see from the industry moving forward

Global’s digital ad exchange signs on as exclusive sales partner for “first-of-its-kind” sitcom podcast

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UK and US advertisers have the opportunity to work with the series as part of the DAX partnership

True-crime podcast Chameleon: Wild Boys wins podcast of the year at the third-annual Ambies

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Co-hosts of Stuff You Should Know take home governor’s award for impact in the industry

Former Cumulus VP joins Libsyn AdvertiseCast as senior director

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Meredith Krantz takes on new role in New York as director of brand partnerships

How to use AI tools to support your podcasting

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Generative AI can greatly speed up your podcast workflow - if used responsibly

Creator Download: Scott Tailford

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The co-host of the WhatCulture Gaming podcast on why podcasts are such an inspiration

CoHost launches new B2B podcast analytics feature

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Podcast hosting platform will offer insights into which companies and industries are listening based on episode performance

Podigee launches German ad marketplace in partnership with Seven.One Audio

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Brands will have the opportunity to advertise with over 20,000 podcast shows

Patreon: How to build a sustainable subscription model

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Diona DaCosta on how creators can effectively monetise their audiences

In defence of live recordings

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Live podcasts are here to stay - so you may as well embrace them

‘The L Word’ stars bring PANTS podcast to AdLarge network

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Partnership aims to amplify LGBTQ+ voices as part of Women’s History Month

LBC launches new podcast series on Irish Taoiseachs

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Award-winning broadcaster Iain Dale hosts weekly show deep-diving into the lives and careers of former heads of state

Earworms: What the industry’s been listening to this week

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True crime, immersive fiction and boybands in space

Is your podcast marketing ignoring email?

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Don’t forget to harness the continuing power of the Internet’s most venerable platform to engage and maintain your podcast audience

Jaguar Bingham launches podcast documentary on representation in UK dance music

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Two-part series will highlight experiences of female, trans and non-binary people

Creator Download: Olly Gully

Olly Gully, host of Hear Myself Think

How a background in theatre translates to podcast production workflows

iHeartMedia launches AI-powered brand safety tool

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New capabilities will be integrated into Omny and Triton platforms

I am. I have podcast launches new season with author Vex King

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Happiful Magazine’s podcast returns for tenth season

Two weeks to go for entries to PodPod’s Faces To Watch

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Deadline looms for submissions across creative, commercial and business roles

The Cinemile podcast ditches Acast for Auddy


Hosts say that CPM-based model “doesn’t work if you’re like us”

The Cinemile: The art of guerilla podcasting

The hosts of The Cinemile podcast

How off-the-cuff, on-the-move recording can keep your podcast fresh and interesting

Podcast transcript: The art of guerilla podcasting

The hosts of The Cinemile podcast

Creator Download: Dr. Glaucomflecken

Creator Download - Dr. Glaucomflecken

TikTok star Will Flanary shares his experiences moving into the podcast world

When is an editor not an editor?

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Job titles can be tricky things – especially when their ambiguity causes confusion

YouTube Music will start supporting podcasts “in the near future”

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The video streaming giant does not plan to licence exclusive or original content, however

Vizzy Studio introduces new one-click video podcast export tool

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Podcast creators will be able to easily create and upload videos to YouTube

Acast launches new Formula 1 podcast with radio presenter Greg James

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Podcast will feature big-name guests including Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris

Using TikTok to promote your podcast

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Grow your audience by leveraging short-form video

Former BBC commissioning editor and Sugar Films co-founder join Unedited team as senior executives

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Maxine Watson and Pat Younge join the company ahead of its Pilot Season showcase

Creator Download: Suzy Chase

Creator Download: Suzy Chase

The niche podcast that created its own interior design book category

RØDE launches first microphone with “unclippable” 32-bit float recording

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Fifth iteration of NT1 microphone offers both XLR and USB dual connectivity

Sirius XM remains as the top podcast network in the US by reach, according to Edison


Amazon Music climbs to third place in Q4 with recent podcast expansions

The Tennis Podcast “lost money” for the first five years of producing the show, admits host David Law

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The show eventually started making money with crowdfunding, subscriptions - and pet sponsorships

David Law: Taking The Tennis Podcast around the world

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Why being the go-to podcast on a topic means hardcore commitment

Podcast transcript: Taking The Tennis Podcast around the world

David Law - the Tennis Podcast

Apple Podcasts to add enhanced analytics and discovery features

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Forthcoming iOS updates include enhancements to channels, up next queue, CarPlay, and episode presentation and analytics

Australian broadcaster Neil Mitchell launches new podcast

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Veteran journalist’s latest series will feature deeper, longer-form interviews than daily radio show

Creator Download: Keith Jopling

Creator Download: Keith Jopling

Turning your music industry obsession into a passion project

Kanye West companion podcast to follow newly-announced BBC documentary

Kanye West

Podcast series will feature guests deep-diving into Kanye’s life and career

Podimo to launch presence in Mexico starting March 2023

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Exclusive content to appear on platform hosted and produced by Mexican creators

The art of knowing when to re-record

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Sometimes you just have to accept defeat and head back to the studio

What is RSS?

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If you want your podcast to be found by listeners, it's essential to know your RSS from your elbow

PodCo to release new Nickelodeon and Disney rewatch podcasts as part of partnership with AdLarge

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Two new podcasts on Brotherly Love and Even Stevens to come out later this year

PodPod shortlisted for Best Podcast Launch

Christopher Phin onstage at the Publisher Podcast Awards 2022

Acast maintains positive outlook despite job cuts and continued unprofitability

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Operating loss drops by almost 60% following budget cuts

Producer Download: Jack Howson

Producer Download: Jack Howson

Peanut and Crumb's head of audio talks art, inspiration and acoustic engineering

The Flipside with Paris Lees returns for second series after its successful launch in 2021

The Flipside with Paris Lees

Full series available to listen now as a boxset on BBC Sounds

Podmasters launches new podcast profiling key figures in the news

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Hosted by award-winning former BBC and Channel 4 journalist Michael Crick

Tom Denford: Why B2B podcasts are a key marketing tool

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How audio can benefit your brand through building trust and community

Podcast transcript: Why B2B podcasts are a key marketing tool

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Branded podcasts aren’t a revenue stream, they’re a marketing tool, says ID Comms CEO

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MediaSnack’s Tom Denford on the importance of trust and brand awareness

BBC announces TV adaptation of hit supernatural podcast Uncanny

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Show will be hosted by creator of The Witch Farm and The Battersea Poltergeist

Creator Download: Scroobius Pip

Creator Download: Scroobius Pip

The road to becoming one of the UK's biggest podcast influencers

Podcast subscription service Podimo expands into UK via partnerships

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Company will back more than 20 new podcasts this year, including partnerships with Listen, Tortoise Media, MagsCreative, and more

Why podcasts make the perfect TV companion

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Audio is becoming a key marketing strategy for TV and film in 2023

Creator Download: Greg Jenner

You're Dead To Me host Greg Jenner

Making history more accessible through the power of jokes

Martin Spinelli: The ABCs of podcasting

Martin Spinelli

The podcast professor shaping the next generation of talent

Podcast transcript: The ABCs of podcasting

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Creator Download: Adrian Daniels

Creator Download: Adrian Daniels

How The Sound of Accra Podcast spotlights Ghanaian business through audio

Jermain Defoe launches new BBC Sounds podcast

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Retired West Ham striker heads follow up series to football manager podcast Moment of Truth

Money Rehab’s Nicole Lapin launches Money News podcast network

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New slate of original finance and business podcasts to join network later in 2023

Earworms: What the industry’s been listening to this week

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Podcast recommendations and new launches, including shows from Acast, iHeart and Global

There’s no such thing as a stupid question in podcasting

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If we want to secure the podcast talent pipeline, we need to get better at education

How to record multitrack hybrid podcasts

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Managing remote and studio recordings is relatively straightforward - but things get tricky when you try to mix the two

Louis Theroux announces new Spotify exclusive podcast

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Iconic broadcaster becomes the latest tentpole audio deal for embattled streaming giant

Dan Snow: How History Hit went from podcast to platform

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Turning your niche hobby into a brand with over 100,000 subscribers

Podcast transcript: How History Hit went from podcast to platform

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She Podcasts announces first annual Sonic Bloom awards celebrating underrepresented voices

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Event promises to “shine a light” on cis and trans women and non-binary creators

CBC’s hit live-radio show Q With Tom Power relaunches in podcast format

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Show will now appear on-demand first every weekday before being broadcast on radio

Somethin’ Else launches new TV psychology podcast hosted by ‘Doc Brown’

Shrink The Box podcast

New show analysing fictional characters’ behaviour will debut 31 January

Media lay-offs could be a silver lining for the podcast industry

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Journalists make fantastic podcasters, and now’s the time to snap them up

Libsyn launches remote recording tool at PodFest Expo 2023

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Features include multi-track recording, automatic syncing, a built-in chat box, and mobile-friendly usage

Listeners are tuning into news podcasts for more than just information, says Global exec


“News is losing its seriousness”, says Global commercial group strategist Rich Smith

Introducing PodPod’s first annual Faces To Watch list

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New initiative celebrates the best emerging talent within the podcast industry

City University launches first-ever Podcasting MA in London, starting September 2023

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Former Bauer media executive Brett Spencer will run Centre of Podcasting Excellence alongside MA course

Acast CEO says US market is “incredibly immature” in terms of digital podcast advertising

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UK podcast ad creative is also ahead of US market, says Ross Adams

We Are Black Journos founder launches true-crime podcast with BBC and CBC

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Hannah Ajala hunts down the real Janessa Brazil, the face behind an online catfish scam

Ross Adams: What the US podcast advertising market can learn from Europe

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Acast’s CEO talks direct response ads vs mainstream agencies, programmatic advertising, and keyword targeting

Podcast transcript: What the US podcast advertising market can learn from Europe

Acast CEO Ross Adams

The philosophy of editing

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Rethinking your approach to podcast production could save you time - and headaches

BBC podcast reveals new details on Northern Ireland environmental scandal

Podcast investigation reveals officials may have broken the law in dumping case

Triton Digital’s US podcast ranker reveals top shows for December

Crime Junkie host Ashley Flowers

Stitcher Media remains as the number one sales network

Audioboom expands its creator network with new slate of podcast partnerships

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Three premium creators also announce extended multi-year partnerships with Audioboom

Kate Nash hosts new Arctic Monkeys podcast series from the BBC

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Arctic Monkeys: Believe The Hype features first-hand accounts from the band’s mentors, friends, and super fans

The power of sonic storytelling

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Podcasters need to look beyond words to find new ways of delivering compelling experiences

How to improve your remote recordings with guest packs

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Say goodbye to tinny laptop audio, and hello to reusable all-in-one recording kits

Acast continues global expansion with new partnership in the Netherlands

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Podcast company Tonny Media joins Meer Van Dit in signing with Acast

Creator Download: Tom Davies

Creator Download: Tom Davies

How the Proper Mental Podcast removes stigma around mental health

Libsyn signs ad partnership with Lore podcast

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Multi-year deal will give AdvertiseCast exclusive monetisation rights to hit show

EXCLUSIVE: Children’s podcast network Fun Kids launches subscription service

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Apple Podcasts and Fun Kids website subscribers can access ad-free and bonus content

Global’s The Shelina Show premieres with Dan Snow as first guest

The Shelina Show

Shelina Janmohamed promises new podcast will deliver “different voices and different platforms”

Empire Film Podcast editor says he’s “doing two full-time jobs”

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“We fit it in with a side order of a nervous breakdown,” says Chris Hewitt

Wondery and Novel partner to launch new true crime podcast

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Stolen Hearts follows previously successful collaboration on Harsh Reality

The Rest Is Politics team launches new interview podcast

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Leading features conversations with key figures from the worlds of sport, politics, religion and more

BBC Sounds renews Audio Labs accelerator to champion new generation of podcasters

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Successful candidates will gain new title as Assistant Producer and full-time salary for eight months

Empire: Making it to your 1,000th episode

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How the co-hosts of Bauer’s juggernaut film podcast have kept their momentum for more than a decade

Podcast transcript: Making it to your 1,000th episode

Empire transcript

Does ITV’s Partygate podcast prove the party’s over for broadcast news?

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Established publishers are now breaking stories via podcasts - and that’s good news for everyone

72% of publishers plan to invest more in podcasting this year

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Podcasts said to play a part in building deeper audience connection and brand loyalty

Entries open for Podcast Movement Evolutions 2023 scholarship

Podcast movements scolarship

New podcasters eligible to apply for free podcaster pass

How to track your podcast's analytics

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If you want to build a successful podcast, you need to know how to measure your performance

Tenderfoot TV extends podcast partnership with Cadence13 for two more years

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Hit podcasts Up and Vanished, To Live and Die in LA, Culpable, and Radio Rental picked up for new seasons

Acast partners with MoJ for new podcast looking at life behind bars

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Narrated by Ben Bailey Smith, also known as ‘Doc Brown’, the show gives the perspective of prison support staff

Podcasters can now publish Apple Podcast subscriber content through third-party platforms

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Blubrry, Libsyn, Omny Studio, and first to support Delegated Delivery beta

Jess Robinson says that her podcast became “a bit of a chore” due to lack of financial support

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Stars in Your Ears host opens up about struggles of maintaining a big production in the latest PodPod episode

HBO’s The Last of Us adaptation to get companion podcast alongside series

HBO's The Last of Us cast

Show will be hosted by the video games’ original voice actor Troy Baker

Tortoise Media launches new podcast investigating the role of money in British politics

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Findings taken from interactive database created in partnership with Sky News

Stars in Your Ears: The harsh realities of podcasting

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When creating a new podcast, be prepared to manage your expectations

Podcast transcript: The harsh realities of podcasting

Graphic illustration featuring Stars In Your Ears host Jess Robinson

Perfecting your podcast interview technique

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The art of a rewarding conversation includes preparation, personality, and a healthy pinch of idle chatter

How the podcast industry can weather the coming recession

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There may be turbulent times ahead, but it’s not all doom and gloom for podcasts

Audio will be an increasing priority for brand media budgets in 2023

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Marketing leaders from Cadbury, Pinterest and more indicate higher investments in podcast content

Love Island official podcast to be produced by Listen

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Reality stars Indiyah Polak and Sam Thompson announced as newest co-hosts

Live reads are the most common way to make money in podcasting, says Audioboom VP

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Mike Newman predicts spot ads will grow in popularity as market grows

Apple to launch new original series on World Trade Center bombing ahead of 30th anniversary

The investigation into the bombing of the World Trade Center

Show comes from the creator of hit true-crime podcast Crimetown, Marc Smerling

Somethin’ Else to launch new comedy podcast hosted by Omid Djalili

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Djalili and five guest comedians will compete to retell a single story

Project Brazen to launch new podcast and documentary series on Havana Syndrome

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Podcast will be hosted by former Guardian reporter Nicky Woolf

Letterboxd launches new limited podcast series for cinema awards season

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Show will feature interviews with Hollywood industry insiders including cinematographers and costume designers

Creator Download: Frankie Tortora

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Creating a close community for parents through podcasting

Andy Zaltzman is here to stay

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After 15 years in podcasting, the elder statesman of audio satire is still going strong

Creator Download: Alex Mytton

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Made In Chelsea star explains why he treats podcasting as ‘free therapy’

Creator Download: Samanah Duran

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How the Forbes 30 under 30 honouree uses podcasting to grow her brand

Podcast Movement Evolutions announces first round of speakers for 2023

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Line-up to include presenters from Magellan AI, Edison Research, and Riverside.FM

Podcasting with purpose

On Air with Adam Shepherd

Creating a successful show is all about finding your north star

Creator Download: Chanté Joseph

Creator Download: Chanté Joseph

How the host of The Guardian’s Pop Culture makes sure to leave her mark on the podcast

ARN to become the official podcast and radio partner of the Australian Open 2023

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Tournament-related content will be available to stream for free on the iHeart app

Unlocking the benefits of paid podcast subscriptions

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Before monetising your listeners directly, here are some factors you need to consider

Spotify is looking for podcasts with “a loyal audience that follows them”, says top content exec

Spotify's chief content and advertising business officer Dawn Ostroff

Company confirms intention to cut underperforming shows in order to reinvest in new content

Shade: Why we need more support for independent podcasters

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For solo podcasters, the process of creating and managing a show can be draining

Shade’s Lou Mensah calls for greater disability awareness in podcasting

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More needs to be done to take into account hidden and physical disabilities, she says

Podcast transcript: Why we need more support for independent podcasters

Podcast Transcript: Shade: Why we need more support for independent podcasters

Spotify tests out new branding for all-in-one podcast platform Spotify Creator Studio

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Anchor and Spotify for Podcasters may be rebranded under proposed plans

Creator Download: Mike Muncer

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

Adobe rolls out free web-based AI podcasting tools in beta

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Formerly known as Project Shasta, Adobe Podcast includes audio enhancement and transcription capabilities

Three new executives join the Obamas’ Higher Ground audio production team

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Audio team to include new hires from Spotify, Crooked Media, and Pushkin Industries

BBC to release podcast with first-hand account of Shamima Begum’s life story

Renu Begum, eldest sister of Shamima Begum, 15, holds her sister's photo

Investigative journalist Josh Baker recounts conversations with Begum in season 2 of I’m Not A Monster

B2B podcast marketing platform Casted launches new startup programme

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New businesses will be able to track to track podcast performance and maximise reach

Why aren’t there more podcast phone-ins?

On Air with Adam Shepherd

With talk radio still hugely popular, its absence from the digital airwaves is baffling

iHeartPodcast Awards nominees for 2023 announced

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Apple Podcasts’ top show of 2022, Crime Junkie, nominated for Podcast of The Year

Liverpool FC launches first official club podcast

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We Are Liverpool will be co-hosted by legendary player Robbie Fowler

Creator Download: Samuel Roberts

Graphic illustration showing the cover art for The Back Page podcast and a photograph of co-host Samuel Roberts

An inside look at classic video games, as well as the magazines that covered them

How Did This Get Made? and Unspooled podcasts sign exclusivity rights to SiriusXM

 Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael, and Jason Mantzoukas

Podcasts continue relationship with Earwolf comedy podcast studio after 12 years

The Smart 7: The secret to short-form success

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How to create a daily podcast - and turn it into a burgeoning network

The Smart 7 team admit expanding to Germany was ‘the wrong way to go’

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The difference between 4.00am and 5.00am proved more painful than expected

Podcast transcript: The secret to short-form success

Graphic illustration featuring The Smart 7 host Jamie East and producer Liam Thompson

How to record better podcasts from home

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Get better audio quality without investing in a fancy home studio setup

Free open source podcast analytics service is now available for Podlove, podCloud, and Castopod users

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The three hosting solution platforms join in the Open Podcast Prefix Project

Author behind My Dad Wrote A Porno says you need “supreme confidence” to be successful in final episode

My Dad Wrote a Porno co-hosts

Hit comedy podcast wraps up with first-time interview from Rocky Flintstone

Libsyn Studio all-in-one podcast creation features launched in general availability

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Further enhancements include recording reusable chapters and new user interface

Pre-roll ads have the highest conversion rate in podcasts according to Podsights report

Spotify Podcast Trends Report 2022

Report shows dynamic insertion ads more popular than baked-in

Please don’t make me download TikTok

On Air with Adam Shepherd

As much as I'd like to resist it, the short-form sensation is becoming too significant to ignore

The News Agents hits over 10 million downloads in just three months

A photograph of The News Agents hosts Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel, along with executive producer Dino Sofos

Over 20 million views across social media for Global’s hit daily podcast

Real Housewives producer Alex Baskin to develop tandem TV series and podcast project

Caroline D'Amore

Partnership with AYR Media will explore the crimes and cons of American fraudster David Bloom

Creator Download: Anthony Gay

Graphic illustration showing the album art for Run The Business and a photo of host Anthony Gay

Exploring the intersection of athletics and leadership

Award-winning journalist Emma Jane Kirby joins Blanchard House as podcast producer

Emma Jane Kirby

After 30 years of working at the BBC, she joins a team of 20 acclaimed UK producers

Acast launches new branded podcast on financial well-being in partnership with Self Financial

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Podcast will feature interviews with different influencers including a comedian, photographer, actor, TV anchor, and more

“Don’t do a soft launch,” says veteran producer Ed Morrish

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NonCensored producer advises putting the talent front and centre to maximise appeal

Podcast transcript: Turning viral views into podcast popularity

Graphic illustration featuring NonCensored host Rosie Holt and producer Ed Morrish

Rosie Holt: Turning viral views into podcast popularity

Graphic illustration featuring NonCensored host Rosie Holt and producer Ed Morrish

How to translate social media success into a satirical podcast

Spotify partners with Inevitable Foundation for £8,000 grant empowering disabled podcasters

Spotify and Inevitable Foundation partnership

Program includes financial support plus networking and mentorship opportunities

Creator Download: Bethan Vincent

Graphic illustration showing the cover art for The Brave podcast and a photograph of host Bethan Vincent

How launching her podcast helped Vincent improve her marketing strategy

Family podcasts claim highest CPM rates in Libsyn marketplace stats

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Fiction, TV and news were among the most affordable categories

Speaker launches new programmatic ad tool to boost brand safety

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

How to enhance your podcast editing

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Improve the speed and quality of your editing workflows with these expert tips

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

A photograph of The Big Light cofounders Fiona White and Janice Forsyth

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

Exclusive podcasts made up half of Spotify’s UK top 10 this year

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Joe Rogan Experience topped both UK and global charts

Acast introduces new self-serve ad platform

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Companies of all sizes will be able to reach any audience in its Marketplace, at 'affordable' budgets

Founder of AiAi studios reveals exclusive insights into podcast industry survey from queer POC respondents

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Survey reveals need for more variety in genres from queer POC voices in podcasting

Aiwan Obinyan: How podcasting amplifies queer voices

Graphic illustration featuring AiAi Studios founder Aiwan Obinyan

Why this successful sound designer and producer uses her platform for ‘telling stories that challenge the status quo’

Podcast transcript: How podcasting amplifies queer voices

Graphic illustration featuring AiAi Studios founder Aiwan Obinyan

Libsyn appoints ex-SiriusXM executive to drive product development across integrated platform

Taylor Kirch has joined Libsyn

The metadata specialist will help develop new tools for experienced podcasters

Creator Download: Matthew Bannister

Graphic illustration showing a photograph of Folk On Foot host Matthew Bannister along with the album artwork

The man behind the podcast that reveals folk music origins while journeying through historical UK landscapes

TV stars line up for new season of NatWest Business Show podcast

The NatWest Business Show podcast

Future episodes of the new show will feature an Apprentice winner and Dragons' Den investor

Disctopia integrates Bitcoin payments through partnership with Alby


Indie content platform seeks to implement ‘pay what you want’ system to boost creators

Tortoise Media and Podimo kick off new partnership with The News Meeting podcast

The album artwork for The News Meeting

The weekly show marks the start of a new collaboration between the two companies’ production teams

Crowd Network signs first star athlete since opening sports division

Sam Warburton

Welsh rugby star Sam Warburton’s new podcast will explore leadership and performance

Listen teams with manager of viral YouTube group Sidemen to launch creator economy podcast

Co-founder of management firm Arcade Media, Jordan Schwarzenberger

The new weekly video offering will provide insight from the world’s leading content creators

Dino Sofos: Reinventing news with The News Agents

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The ground-breaking producer who made his name with Brexitcast explains why he quit the BBC to set up his own company and how he wants to set the gold standard in podcasting

Guest who? Keeping track of who's coming on your podcast

On Air with PodPod editor Adam Shepherd

How tech tools can take the trauma out of managing podcast guests

AudioUK calls for Government to invest in audio production

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Raft of measures demanded includes more money for audio tax relief, funding, and training

New slate of original shows helps Glassbox Media to over 7m monthly downloads

Monthly downloads increasing

Signings include exclusive deal with host of philosophy podcast Practical Stoicism

iHeartMedia celebrates 30 years of AAF Hall of Achievement through podcasts

AAF Future Legends Of Advertising

Co-produced by media agency Known, the series will feature leading figures in advertising exploring their industry

Spotify to compete with YouTube video podcasting through worldwide expansion of publishing tools

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More than 180 markets globally will have access to the streaming platform’s features

Ted Lasso star and NBC sports presenter to host World Cup podcast by Apple

After The Whistle podcast

Soccer superfans Brendan Hunt and Rebecca Lowe will review the tournament action after every game

My Dad Wrote A Porno: Knowing the right time to end your podcast

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In an exclusive industry interview, the team talks to PodPod about the success of their podcast and what the future holds for them now

Acast launches keyword targeting tool for podcast advertisers

Acast Keword Targeting Tool

By matching words and phrases in podcast conversations, the new iteration can play a role in brand safety

Jordan Peele launches his first fictional audio-only horror podcast exclusive on Spotify

Filmmaker and director Jordan Peele

The Get Out film-maker says he wants to create “the scariest podcast of all time”

Ticketmaster launches official podcast revealing backstage tour stories

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen performing on stage

Show will feature band members from Def Leppard, The Mountain Goats, While She Sleeps and more

Will AI be the voice of the future?

Editor Adam Shepherd

Why artificial podcasters probably won’t be taking our jobs any time soon

Apple Podcasts Spotlight to launch in the UK

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Selected Spotlight UK creators will benefit from up to 16 hours of free studio recording time

Crowd Network opens new sports podcast division, with dedicated channel on Apple Podcasts

Golfer Andrew 'Beef' Johnson, boxer George Groves and cyclist Geraint Thomas

The new channel features original podcast shows from a professional golfer, boxer and cyclist

Author Miranda Keeling launches new short-form podcast

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Fresh Air Production’s first original series expands on themes of Keeling’s popular book

Freemasons organisation launches first official podcast

Freemasons podcasting

Hosted by three young members of the organisation, ‘Craftcast’ seeks to reach new audiences of all ages

Ghibliotheque podcast announces ongoing partnership with Prince Charles Cinema

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Anime film show will host monthly screenings at iconic London venue from January

Winner takes all: How market consolidation is affecting the podcast industry

Market consolidation

Can independent podcast platforms survive in the current climate?

Acast warns of ‘cooling’ ad market after muted Q3 financial results

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CEO said Q3 has seen 'increased uncertainty'

Parenting Hell podcast officially becomes a Spotify exclusive after parent company joins Megaphone

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Other shows under Keep it Light Media will also join Spotify Audience Network

The Guardian recorded up to 20 pilots for its latest launch

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Planning phase for Pop Culture with Chanté Joseph included rigorous prototyping before a host was even selected

The Guardian: How to successfully launch a podcast

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The Guardian’s head of audio Nicole Jackson explains why it’s about more than just hitting record

Podcast transcript: How to launch a successful podcast

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New astrology podcast uses dynamic insertion to create personalised tarot card readings

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Hosted by astrologer and horoscope columnist Natasha Weber

Multilingual investigative podcast reveals first-hand account of a Spanish royal family scandal

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Corinna zu-Sayn Wittengenstein recounts relationship with King Juan Carlos I of Spain

Most podcasts have small audiences - and that’s OK

On air with Adam Shepherd

Why the industry needs to stop obsessing over download metrics

IGN publishing narrative prequel podcast for upcoming horror game The Callisto Protocol

The cover art for The Callisto Protocol: Helix Station

Six-part horror fiction podcast stars Gwendoline Christie and Michael Ironside

Children’s radio station launches interactive podcast involving kids from all over the world

Story Quest presenter Dan Simpson

Fun Kids seeks to bring young people’s imaginations and story ideas to life

Marvel Studios previews first-ever MCU podcast

The cast and crew of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever at the world premiere

'Wakanda Forever: The Official Black Panther Podcast' will feature interviews with cast and crew, including Ryan Coogler and Angela Bassett

Programme offers grants of up to £5,000 for independent podcasters

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Successful applicants will receive cash plus production support from community organisation Content Is Queen, supported by Audible

Spotify funded an entire team of researchers to work on its Decode podcast

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Executive producer espouses benefits of working with a well-resourced platform

Decode: Why silence isn’t the enemy for podcasters

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The team behind the Spotify exclusive podcast dissect their approach to sound design, research and more

Podcast transcript: Why silence isn’t the enemy for podcasters

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Global to launch new podcast starring Spencer Matthews on success stories of business leaders

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Ex-Made In Chelsea star will interview fashion designers, CEOs, entertainers, podcasters, and more

Nominees announced for annual Audio Production Awards

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Awards include a new category for publisher or network of the year

Sam Thompson and Pete Wicks’ new show hits No. 3 in UK charts

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Staying Relevant features reality TV stars discussing 'embarassing moments'

James Acaster to launch kickstarter for an independent scripted comedy podcast

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Exclusive and personalised tiered rewards for those who contribute

Podcasters are doing three different jobs on average according to newest Muck Rack survey

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69% of podcasters have to balance all that just as part-time

Acast announces first-party data targeting solution for advertisers

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Acast identity graph will help advertisers prepare for the end of third-party cookies

How an ambitious podcast project almost ruined christmas

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Beatles podcast I Am The EggPod reinvented its format and shot to the top of the charts

Alastair Campbell: There are no rules in podcasting

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Political powerhouse talks Boris, burnout and Burnley FC

Last night a podcast saved my life


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

Podcast transcript: There are no rules in podcasting

Podcast Transcript: Alastair Campbell: There are no rules in podcasting

Investigative journalist John Sweeney to headline new podcast series for Global

Promotional artwork for the Sweeney Talks podcast, featuring John Sweeney's face

New show follows Hunting Ghislaine and will focus on ‘people in trouble’

Welcome to PodPod: Introducing your guide to the world of podcasting

On Air with Adam Shepherd

PodPod is here to serve all of your needs, whatever side of the mic you're on

How multichannel podcasting can help build your brand

Creating a successful podcast isn’t just about editing audio - it’s about constructing an image

Reach launches in-house podcast discussing diversity & inclusion in the workplace

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Candid discussions with athletes, celebrities, and professionals

How to achieve the perfect podcast launch

Make sure you’re following these key guidelines before you even press record

Pod Save America creators announce new UK-focused podcast

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Comedian Nish Kumar to host Pod Save The UK, examining political news across the UK and Europe

Survey reveals that 70% of podcast consumers listen to most of an episode

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Full completion rates are falling, however

Podcast transcript: Putting the message before the money

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US podcast production companies expand into creating multilingual content

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Evergreen Podcasts joins iHeartMedia, Vice Media Group, and Tinkercast in localisation push

AudioUK warns of unfair competition over BBC’s commercial podcast plan

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Industry body pushes for open commissions amid the network’s internal review

Getting heard: How to boost your podcast with PR and marketing


If an episode drops in the forest and no one listens, does it really make a sound?

The politics of co-hosting

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What is the secret recipe to creating the perfect podcast dynamic?

MSNBC launches new political history podcast with Rachel Maddow

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Partnership represents first project of multi-year deal

UK theatre charity launches new podcast to support industry workers

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New show features award-winning actors in conversation, from David Tennant to Dame Judi Dench