Amy Poehler to host new scripted podcast series in partnership with Audacy

Amy Poehler and Liz Cackowski

Podcast is part of a partnership with Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions podcast division

PRX network Radiotopia announces new podcast slate that will be released in the coming months

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New seasons of existing shows and upcoming series to be launched

Nick Grimshaw and Annie Macmanus to reunite in new BBC flagship music podcast

Nick Grimshaw and Annie Macmanus

Podcast will be available on BBC Sounds weekly from 28 September

Colman Domingo to play Batman in upcoming Spotify and DC audio drama

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The Riddler podcast to premiere exclusively on Spotify this October

Blanchard House signs multi-platform deal with Waterside Studios and Curiouscast to adapt podcast slate into TV

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Company to help produce and develop four podcasts into TV adaptations

Production company Glisten+ launches inaugural scripted podcast slate

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Company plans to release eight additional completed series in the coming months

Sony Music cancels Emily Ratajkowski’s podcast and lays off podcast staff, Bloomberg reports

Emily Ratajkowski

The High Low podcast host is said to be looking for a new company to produce show

Spotify to launch new podcast with stand-up comedian Ali Kolbert

Ali Kolbert

First interviewee will be Queer Eye star and fellow podcaster Jonathan Van Ness

The Final Girls' Anna Bogutskaya to host new horror anthology podcast series

Eerie podcast artwork

New podcast from Brock Media is part of the company’s upcoming genre slate

Spotify’s hit fiction podcast Case 63 is now available on all major podcast platforms

Case 63 artwork

Show to launch season two with Julianne Moore and Óscar Isaac returning

Freakonomics to launch new membership programme

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Membership offer includes bonus content and ad-free listening

AdLarge, Flightpath, and Sounder announce podcast adtech partnership

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Companies to integrate offerings for brand-safe and targeted advertising

Acast partners with royalty-free music platform Slip.Stream

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Deal will dive podcasters access to over 70,000 tracks for content creation

Nomono announced as official audio partner for the British Podcast Awards

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Winner of the Rising Star category to receive a free Nomono Sound Capsule

Former Katz Digital exec joins Audiohook as chief revenue officer

David Krulewich

David Krulewich to oversee company’s go-to-market strategy

EXCLUSIVE: Acast removes ads on Russell Brand’s Luminary podcast following allegations

Russel Brand

Disgraced comedian’s YouTube channel was also demonetised

Super Bowl champion Chris Long launches new sports podcast production company

Chris Long

Yote House slate will include new podcast series with NFL former stars

International Women’s Podcast Festival founder says her first event almost led to bankruptcy

Imriel Morgan

“I don't want to ever lose that much money again,” says Imriel Morgan

Buffy stars return to franchise with upcoming Audible podcast

Buffy The Vampire Slayer cast

Returning cast includes James Marsters, Charisma Carpenter, Anthony Head, and more

NASA to release first full season of Spanish-language podcast

NASA logo

Podcast will feature interviews with NASA experts including scientists and astronauts

Snooker champion Stephen Hendry and comedian Mark Watson to host new podcast

Stephen Hendry and Mark Watson

Show will recap latest news from the World Snooker Tour throughout season

Audible Studios original content chief announces departure

Zola Mashariki

Zola Mashariki to remain in transitional role through the middle of October

Goalhanger to launch new entertainment podcast with Richard Osman and Marina Hyde

Richard Osman and Marina Hyde

Show will launch this autumn and “lift the lid on Hollywood’s juiciest gossip”

Actress Gemma Atkinson to launch podcast with “no topics off-limits”

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New series launches later this month under Bauer Media

The Economist to implement paywall for podcast portfolio

The Economist app

Majority of audio content will be subscriber-only from 17 October

TikTok star Alix Earle announces podcast under Alex Cooper’s network

Alix Earle

New weekly series will feature Earle recapping her life

Bauer president of audio steps down from role due to “differing ideas”

Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins’ successor is yet to be announced

Football Weekly podcast announces second live tour across five cities

Football Weekly artwork

The Guardian’s sports podcast will also be releasing its first-ever book

Irish Podcast Awards announces shortlist of finalists

Photograph of Irish Podcast Awards 2022 podium

Second-annual event to take place in Dublin this November

CBS News announces new podcast slate produced by Paramount Audio for autumn

CBS News podcast slate

Lineup includes both new and returning podcasts

Coleman Insights launches personalised brand lift study service for audio advertisers

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Studies can give advertisers insights on brand awareness, purchase intent, and more

Former child star Jeannette McCurdy to launch intimate weekly podcast about dealing with feelings

Jeannette McCurdy

Podcast will be produced by podcast network Lemonada Media

Sport Social adds The Anfield Wrap to network

The Anfield Wrap recording

Network will help Liverpool FC fan podcast expand its audience and monetise content

Ad attribution company ArtsAI acquired by martech group Claritas

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Both companies have made significant investments in podcast ad measurement

Persephonica announces Gen Z news podcast

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New show produced in partnership with The News Movement

Radio Academy awards four fellowships at 2023 festival

Radio Academy Fellowship Winners

Highest honour from the Academy recognises outstanding work and achievements

Focusing on pre-launch promotion is “big mistake”, says BBC Sounds exec

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Emma Conneely and Danni Haughan talk podcast discoverability at Radio Academy Festival

Matt Forde wants to cover David Icke on British Scandal

Matt Forde

Co-host has “at least a hundred ideas” - but none have been approved

The Tommy, Hector & Laurita Podcast returns for new series this week

Three Pints Please with Tommy, Hector and Laurita artwork

Smash-hit Irish podcast will also launch new subscriber-only series

Doctor Who: Redacted celebrates show’s 60th anniversary with second season return

Doctor Who Redacted season two

Yound adult author Juno Dawson returns as lead writer

Wondery announces new podcast on dolphin indecency case

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Co-production with Blanchard House follows story of animal rights campaigner Alan Cooper

Manchester launches publicly-funded podcast to tackle gender-based violence

Sarah Everard Vigil in London

Local government produces podcast discussing acceptable behaviours towards women

Royals make surprise appearance on The Good, The Bad & The Rugby

Special Episode of The Good, The Bad and The Rugby Podcast Recorded at Windsor Castle

Prince and Princess of Wales join Mike Tindall and co-hosts ahead of Rugby World Cup

Former sportsmen launch podcast on male vulnerability

Luke Sutton and Fraser Franks

Podcast will see Luke Sutton and Fraser Franks having challenging conversations

Political Currency podcast with Ed Balls and George Osborne launches this week

Political Currency podcast artwork

Persephonica’s new economics show will be available in video and audio format

Adventure podcast Deep Roots returns for fourth season

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Immersive podcast includes participation from podcast subscribers

BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing companion podcast to return for new season

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Former contestant Joe Sugg and producer Kim Winston to return as co-hosts

Comedy podcast TOFOP announces return to live stage after six years

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Australian show announces live dates in Melbourne and Sydney

SXM Media launches brand safety solution in partnership with Barometer and ArtsAI

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Solution allows advertisers to have brand safety validated by a third party

Over half of business owners are daily podcast listeners, study shows

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Majority of executives would buy from brands promoted on podcasts

Ryan Cameron to host new Warner Music podcast highlighting the history of Black radio

Ryan Cameron + Amplify Color artwork

New series under Interval Presents will also spotlight modern trailblazers

Luminary partners with Acast to broaden audience reach and monetisation

Acast partners with Luminary

Podcast subscription platform reverses stance on advertising with new deal

Listeners in Asia focus more on podcasts than any other medium, study shows

Sound Smart Asia

Acast’s latest report highlights growth and engagement across the region

Pow PR to launch podcast promotion and guest list service

Fiona Fraser

Platform aims to connect members with talent across the UK podcasting industry

British Podcast Awards reveals final shortlist for Listener’s Choice Award

Redhanded wins Listener's Choice Awards at the 2022 British Podcast Awards

Fans have less than one week to submit their votes

Twitch star Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins launches interview podcast

Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins at Twitchcon

Celebrity guest stars include Matthew McConaughey and DJ Steve Aoki

Libsyn signs exclusive multi-year partnership with ABC Audio

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Company will represent broadcaster for sales of host-read and programmatic advertising

Acast awards activewear brand with ad campaign worth over $10,000

Pod Power-Up Campaign/ Acast

Winner of Pod Power-Up competition receives ad credits and creative production support

Children’s podcasting presents big growth opportunity, study shows

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70% of parents feel need for more kids audio content, according to ABF Creative

Hot Docs announces line-up for eighth-annual podcast festival

Hot Docs Podcast Festival

Schedule includes writer Margaret Atwood, fashion designer Aurora James and more

Slavery podcast Human Resources returns for season three

Human Resources artwork and host Moya Lothian McLean

New series to focus on abolition of slavery in the UK

The Osbournes Podcast to relaunch this month after five-year break

The Osbournes family

Podcast will be available in both audio and video format

Robbie Knox replaces John Robins as Moon Under Water host

Robbie Knox

YouTuber to take over hosting duties for new season

Jimmy’s Jobs Of The Future eyes move into live events

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Host Jimmy McLoughlin says hosting a job fair would be “really interesting”

More than half of listeners that use podcasts to sleep remember ads the next day

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Acast survey shows sleep podcast listeners are still highly engaged

The View companion podcast expands to daily episodes for newest season

TV show host Alyssa Farah Griffin

TV show host Alyssa Farah Griffin features in pre-launch episode

More people listening to podcasts during commute, Nielsen says

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Report also highlights increase in average listening time

PodPod and Campaign launch Audio Advertising Awards

Audio advertising awards

New awards will recognise advertisers, agencies, media owners and creators

BBC taps former Sun editor to host upcoming crisis comms podcast

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David Yelland to co-host show alongside PR veteran Simon Lewis

Helen Mirren joins season two of Audible’s Sherlock Holmes podcast

Helen Mirren

Anya Chalotra, Ross McCall and Arielle Goldman also join returning cast

Acast promotes Lizzy Pollott to newly-created chief communications and brand officer role

Lizzy Pollott

Pollott to oversee company’s global communications and marketing strategy

Tenderfoot TV and Sonoro to launch podcast on 1973 Virgilio murder case

The Estate artwork and picture of Alex Estrada as a baby with his dad

Host Alex Estrada to investigate father’s involvement in Stockton case

Podimo appoints former Taxfix and PayPal exec as Germany country manager

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Friedhelm Tauber replaces outgoing country chief Sebastian Romanus

PBS Kids expands podcast slate with new shows

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The Arthur Podcast returns with new season in November

Sounder joins Prebid Audio Taskforce to support open source header bidding

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Platform to work with Prebid on solutions to meet needs of audio advertisers

Word of mouth is still the best podcast promotion tool, study shows

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Sounds Profitable report highlights need to enhance podcast discoverability

Leeds Teaching Hospitals launches four-part podcast miniseries

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Show will deep-dive into key areas of hospital’s work

Newscast to release episodes seven days a week from September

Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell

Presenters Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell to host weekend episodes

Libsyn launches podcast education program for students

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Academic partners will gain discounted access to Libsyn hosting and monetisation tools

Obamas' first show with Acast is now available across all podcast platforms

Michelle Obama and Michele Norris

Your Mama’s Kitchen will be monetised and distributed through Acast

Late night TV hosts unite for podcast on Hollywood strikes

Stephen Colbert at the WGA strike

Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, and John Oliver to co-host limited series for Spotify

Queensland and The Peers Project launch travel podcast for people with disabilities


Podcast is hosted by comedian Oliver Hunter and paralympic swimmer Karni Liddell

Hollywood talent management firm Elevate launches podcast division

Hollywood sign

Initial slate of four unscripted podcasts will centre around A-list talent

Jason Derulo to star in upcoming podcast thriller alongside Alexandra Shipp

Jason Derulo and Alexandra Shipp

New Warner Music Group series will also feature original music from the singer

Wondery to bring Dr. Seuss' works to life through new podcasts

Dr Seuss Holds 'The Cat In The Hat'

The Cat in the Hat Cast will lead slate with September premiere

Agencies need to be upfront about podcast success metrics, Octave podcast lead says

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Matt Rouse says clients need to be in it for the long-term to see audience growth

LiveRead launches new podcast ad management platform

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Startup aims to streamline order management process for creators

Audible partners with Nickelodeon to launch Are You Afraid of the Dark? companion podcast

Cast of Nickelodeon's "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" at premiere

Series will be exclusive to Audible subscribers

iHeartPodcast Australia signs multi-year partnership with TED

TED logo

Network to take on ad sales and distribution rights for for TED podcasts

The Rest is Money with Steph McGovern and Robert Peston to launch next Wednesday

The Rest is Money podcast artwork

Podcast to cover topics on economics, business, and finance

Wondery taps Waka Flocka Flame and Desi Banks to host new video podcast

Waka Flocka Flame and Desi Banks

Hosts will take on celebrity guests in trick-taking card game

Comedy, true crime and business see biggest ad spend growth

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US podcast ad spend increased by 5% year on year, MediaRadar report reveals

Audio-only podcasts still beat video for popularity

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New trends reports shows more than half of US listeners prefer no visuals

Spotify announces new features for podcasters

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New capabilities for monetisation, customisation and measurement to be introduced

Sports podcast company Blue Wire launches community fundraising round

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Company aims to raise $1m to support portfolio expansion and software development

Disney to launch Frozen 2 sequel as a podcast

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Podcast will be released later this year in time for Frozen’s 10-year anniversary

Podcast hosting platform Disctopia partners with Semrush to leverage SEO tools

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New feature allows podcasters to detect and extract episode-level keywords

Triton and YouTube announce analytics partnership

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YouTube podcast episode views to be integrated into Triton’s Podcast metrics

Broccoli Productions announces new podcasting grant

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Five podcasters will receive £1,000 each to expand skills and develop projects

RedHanded hosts call out "disingenuous" true crime podcasters

RedHanded podcast team

“Let's not pretend we're not fascinated by why these killers did what they did,” says co-host Suruthi Bala

History podcast Blowback returns for fourth season

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New series to focus on on US’s involvement in Afghanistan crisis

Evergreen Podcasts acquires music podcast network Sound Talent Media

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Company to grow slate of original music podcasts as part of acquisition

Veritonic appoints former Spotify global director as strategic advisor

Jon Gibs

Data expert to guide platform’s audio research and attribution measurement capabilities

Apple Podcasts launches subscriptions analytics tool

Apple Podcasts subscriber analytics dashboard

Five new podcast hosts add support for Delegated Delivery

MENA-based podcast network Kerning Cultures lays off several members of staff

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Company suspends operations due to lack of financing

Libsyn interim CEO John W. Gibbons joins Board of Directors

John W Gibbons

Gibbons previously held senior roles at Podchaser and Pocket Casts

EXCLUSIVE: Nearly 90% of comedy podcast listeners have a parasocial relationship with their hosts

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New whitepaper from Global highlights wide appeal of comedy shows

NFL sports agent C. Lamont Smith launches new podcast

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Smith to co-host alongside USA Today’s Jarrett Bell and Chicago Sun Times’ Robert Jackson

Sonnant launches podcast directory for advertisers in partnership with Podcast Db

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Directory to provide advertisers with brand-safe podcast content

RedHanded breaks into top 100 US podcasts for the first time

Redhanded co-hosts Hannah Maguire and Suruthi Bala

Triton Digital publishes its US podcast ranker for July

Audible, Amazon Music and Wondery partner with British Podcast Awards 2023

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Audio giants pledge investment to support bursary scheme

Acast to stop accepting campaigns using Spotify Ad Analytics

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Company names Podscribe as its preferred attribution partner for podcast advertising

EXCLUSIVE: SXM Media partners with The Trade Desk and HUMAN

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Partnerships will bring enhanced third-party measurement and brand safety tools for audio ads

Libsyn unveils new contextual targeting offering for advertisers


Keyword-based solution enables podcast advertisers to target with increased precision at scale

Fleur East to host new podcast series for fashion brand Simply Be

Simply Be podcast recording studio

Branded podcast will talk to leading UK women in various fields

Comedians Tig Notaro, Fortune Feimster, and Mae Martin to launch new podcast

Comedians Tig Notaro, Fortune Feimster, and Mae Martin

Ad sales will be managed exclusively by podcast network Gumball

Ncuti Gatwa to star in Audible’s new David Copperfield

Ncuti Gatwa

Helena Boham Carter, Theo James, and Richard Armitage also join all-star cast

Sounder partners with Flightpath to improve availability forecasting for podcast ads

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Partnership will provide real-time view of ad inventory across all platforms

Descript acquires remote recording platform SquadCast

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Software will be free to use as part of Descript subscription

BBC to launch astrology-based Black queer dating podcast

Co-hosts of Swipe Your Sign podcast

Two Twos podcast’s Ro Frimpong and Geordie Shore’s Nathan Henry to co-host Swipe Your Sign

Amazon was the top Australian podcast advertiser last quarter

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Podcast advertising in the region jumps up 64% year-on-year

Acast’s US leadership team adds former iHeartMedia and Spotify heads

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Company also promotes Acast Creator Network director to interim MD

Diary of A CEO trailers take two to three days to create, editor says

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Head of trailers Anthony Smith talks about streamlining the process to save time on editing

Audio Production Awards launches ‘Pay What You Can’ scheme

Pay What You Can scheme

Amazon Music and Wondery supporting scheme to provide discounted entry fees and tickets

The Rest is History co-host Tom Holland says he's not a fan of podcasts

Historian Tom Holland

Historian tells The Telegraph that he never listened to podcasts before doing one

New true crime podcast uses AI cloning tools to recreate deleted social media videos

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Podshape leverages AI to tell story of The Ordinary founder Brandon Truaxe

Australian Museum launches official podcast in partnership with Audiocraft

The Powerful Oil in Australia

Nature podcast will explore three iconic Australian animals

Cat food brand Temptations launches new ‘true-crime’ podcast with Crime Junkie co-host

Brit Prawat

Brit Prawat investigates ‘mystery’ behind delivery truck ambush

Mail Sport launches new podcast to coincide with Premier League season

Chris Sutton and Ian Ladyman

Co-hosted by Premier League winner Chris Sutton and football editor Ian Ladyman

Libsyn appoints Chuck Cargile as new CFO

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Responsibilities to include focus on driving company’s financial growth

Drunk Women Solving Crime podcast will continue running alongside TV adaptation

Drunk Women Solving Crime cohosts

Producer says aim of TV adaptation is to find new audiences

CoHost launches Advanced Audience Demographics for enhanced listener data

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Data includes age, gender, household income, interests & hobbies, and more

Spotify announces winners of Spelman College NextGen scholarship

Spelman College

Winners will receive $10,000 during sophomore, junior, and senior years

West Ham United launches official podcast with Chris Scull and James Collins

James Collins of West Ham United

Podcast to feature behind-the-scenes exclusives and big-name guests

iHeartMedia increases podcast revenue by 13% year-on-year

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Company predicts a strong start to 2024

BBC Newscast team uses Discord to shape coverage

Discord logo

Newscast will also be “central to the BBC’s general election coverage”

BRIT Awards launches season two of The Red Carpet Treatment with Mastercard

Host Jordan Stephens and guest Nicola Roberts

Podcast is hosted by Jordan Stephens, one half of hip hop duo Rizzle Kicks

Call Her Daddy’s Alex Cooper launches new content network

Alex Cooper

The Unwell Network signs TikTok stars Alix Earle and Madeline Argy as first partners

Spotify and Patreon’s integration is officially live for all global creators and users

Patreon x Spotify partnership

New and existing Patreon podcasters can now distribute content to Spotify

Reality star Kristin Cavallari to launch relationship podcast in September

Kristin Cavallari

Podcast will be part of Dear Media’s female-focused podcast network

Mamamia launches season two of LEGO Group branded podcast


How To Build A Human season two will be accompanied by co-branded multichannel campaign

Acast launches AdCollab to simplify host-read sponsorship buying process

Acast has launched AdCollab

New feature allows podcasters and advertisers to collaborate on host-reads in real time

Fiction podcast Boom has been optioned for adaptation, creators confirm

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Holy Smokes confirm third option deal, alongside Jackie The Ripper and The Offensive

Metallica launches weekly news podcast giving fans an inside look on the M72 tour

Metallica lead singer James Hetfield playing guitar onstage

Podcast to feature interviews with members James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo

Parenting podcast Two Doting Dads joins iHeartPodcast Network Australia

Matty J and his daughter

Podcast to gain access to monetisation and distribution tools through iHeart

The makers of One Minute Remaining launch new true-crime podcast

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Creator Jack Laurence to also host the new podcast, Wanted

BBC to launch podcast on 20th anniversary of da Vinci art heist

Leanardo da Vinci’s painting of The Madonna of the Yarnwinder

The Missing Madonna will feature never-before-heard secret recordings

iHeartMedia launches sports podcast network with Micheal Smith

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Inflection Network to feature pre-existing titles and new slate of originals

Libsyn signs exclusive ad partnership with Multitude and Upfire Digital

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Podcast companies to monetise portfolio through Libsyn’s AdvertiseCast

National Theatre and Audible launch original podcast showcasing new plays

National Theatre

Podcast will feature ten works from the New Views programme

Spotify and WPP announce platform integration partnership

WPP logo

WPP teams and clients to benefit from Spotify’s first-party insights

Alan Shearer and Micah Richards announced as co-hosts for The Rest is Football

Alan Shearer, Micah Richards, and Gary Lineker

Shearer and Richards to co-host alongside Gary Lineker in latest Goalhanger production

Wondery announces four new original sports podcasts

Michelle Beadle

New titles will be launched every month starting from August

Realm acquires podcast companies Pinna and Lipstick & Vinyl

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Podcast network also announces two more ad alliances with Rebel Girls and GoKidGo

Sport Social Podcast Network partners with Blue Wire and ARN

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Company boosts its advertising offering in US and Australian markets

Acast celebrates successful second quarter with 15% increase in net sales since Q1

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Year-on-year operating loss decreases by over half, according to latest financial results

Inaccurate brand safety measures can under-monetise diverse podcast content, research says

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Report by Sounder and Urban One highlights inaccuracies in keyword-based brand safety measures

Tenderfoot TV to release Dear Alana podcast mid-August

Dear Alana artwork + host Simon Kent Fung

Subscribers will be able to binge the entire series ad-free

Average CPM rate for podcast ads decreased in July, according to Libsyn

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CPM rate per 60-second ad spot continues to fall year on year

BBC Studios partners with Podster to adapt Killing Victoria podcast into new languages

Killing Victoria artwork

Podster to focus on territories like the Nordics, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain

Audible sponsors Fleur East and Tyler West Monday shows on Bauer

Bauer: Fleur East and Tyler West will be speaking about their audiobook and podcast picks

Eight-month campaign was brokered by Wavemaker

Spotify’s The Ringer to launch podcast with reality TV couple Heidi and Spencer Pratt

Heidi and Spencer Pratt

Podcast will be non-exclusive to Spotify and available on all major platforms

Moving away from the BBC was “very liberating”, say Birthday Girls cast

Birthday Girls House Party co-hosts

Going independent gave the Birthday Girls House Party podcast more freedom, according to co-hosts

Historian Dr. Eleanor Janega to co-host Gone Medieval podcast with Matt Lewis

Dr. Eleanor Janega

Janega to take over Tuesday episodes while Lewis will continue to present Friday’s edition

Nearly 50% of kids in the US have listened to a podcast, according to new study

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Edison Research’s Kids Podcast Listener Report highlights listening habits of kids aged 6-12

Global renews exclusive ad sales contract with ITV podcasts

ITV and Global podcast portfolio

Company to continue representing ITV’s podcast portfolio via DAX

Apple Podcasts spotlights British Podcast Awards nominees in app

British Podcast Awards collection on Apple Podcasts

New collection on app features categorised list of nominees’ podcasts

Full House rewatch podcast pauses amidst SAG-AFTRA strike

Dave Coulier

Pre-recorded episodes will be put on hold until the “the second the strike comes to an end”

Motability Lifestyle magazine to launch podcast on transport accessibility

The Motability Lifestyle Pod artwork

Podcast will include video, captions, transcripts and BSL signing

AMA partners with Sounder to enhance contextual ad targeting

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Partnership to integrate Sounder’s brand suitability data into AMA Studio

Octave Audio signs exclusive sales deal with AdsWizz

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Deal will make Octave the exclusive UK sales rep for SiriusXM podcast network

Wondery’s Over My Dead Body returns for new season in August

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Fourth season of hit true-crime podcast will focus on mysterious death of hunter Mike Williams

The Ezra Klein Show to become a one-hour public radio programme

Ezra Klein

Radio show to be distributed by PRX from November

YouTube and Spotify are top platforms for news podcasts in the UK, study says

Photograph of a pair of headphones next to a smartphone showing YouTube logo

Ofcom News Consumption Survey 2023 highlights consumption habits of news podcasts

The Amplify Project launches second season, supported by Arts Council England

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Podcast aims to amplify the voices of Black British writers within the literary community

Single voices most popular for programmatic ads, research finds

Close up of a recording microphone in a music studio.

Veritonic and Acast study compares programmatic ad trends around the world

Spotify financials reveal cost of high-profile contract cancellations

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Podcast advertising revenue grows by more than 30% year on year

Time Out London launches first-ever podcast series sponsored by FREENOW

Love Thy Neighbor artwork

Editor Joe Mackertich to host series launching start of August

Stak co-founder says he doesn’t understand where video fits into podcasting

Podcast recording

Luke Moore says podcast companies aren’t considering listeners enough

EXCLUSIVE: Nearly 60% of digital audio advertising spend in Europe is going towards podcasts

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68% of publishers’ audio advertising revenue comes from podcasts, according to GroupM Nexus survey

Full British Podcast Awards shortlist announced

The British Podcast Awards 2022

Zoe Lyons and Stephen Bailey to host ceremony on 28 September

Fad Camp podcast to host first-ever live show at Dublin Fringe Festival 2023

Fad Camp artwork

Tickets for show at The Lir Academy now available

Australian Podcast Awards extends entry deadline to 3 August

Australian Podcast Awards

Podcasters will have until midnight to submit their award entries

CBC Podcasts launches new YouTube channel

YouTube logo

Video podcasts to be added to streaming platform in the coming months

Crime Junkie remains the top podcast in the US for June

Crime Junkie host Ashley Flowers

Latest Triton Digital podcast ranker remains mostly static compared to previous month

LinkedIn partners with iHeartMedia to expand podcast offering

LinkedIn logo

Partnership includes collaboration with leading industry shows and enhanced resources for podcasters

DMG Media appoints podcast veteran Jamie East as head of podcasts

Jamie East

East hands over hosting duties for The Smart 7 to Irish edition host Ciara Revins

New guide highlights best practice for holiday podcast ad campaigns

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Podcasts generate up to 4.4x higher brand lift than display ads, according to data

Libsyn to monetise Big IP Media’s podcast portfolio with exclusive ad sales deal

Big IP Media logo

Portfolio includes The John Campea Show, Star Wars Explained, Dan Murrell Podcast, and more

Acast announces winners for Irish edition of Amplifier accelerator programme

Acast Amplifier 2023

Winners include shows on Queer history, Irish culture, and literature

BBC targets young listeners with new daily news podcast

What in the World key art

Short-form podcast aims to capture global Gen-Z listeners

Audioboom revenue drops almost 30% despite strong advertiser growth

Revenue chart

Morbid’s departure from platform continues to impact financials

PRX sales organisation to monetise TED’s podcast content

TED Audio Collective x PRX logos

Newly-expanded partnership will see Soundrise as official ad partner

Happy Mondays bassist Paul Ryder tells life story in new podcast, one year after death

Paul Ryder podcast artwork

Podcast finished recording in July 2022, 12 days before Ryder passed away

Former Acast executives launch podcast performance marketing consultancy

Georgie Holt and Christiana Brenton

Georgie Holt and Christiana Brenton return to the UK for new joint venture

Tenderfoot TV announces new slate of podcasts for 2023

Tenderfoot TV new slate

Lineup includes spinoffs of franchises like Up and Vanished and To Live and Die in LA

Study: podcast advertising is 30% more trustworthy than social media ads

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ARN’s Neurolab research highlights the intimacy of podcast advertising

Gary Lineker’s co-host on The Rest is Football will be an “A-list ex-footballer”

Gary Lineker

Goalhanger co-founder teases big-name co-host for forthcoming show

New BBC Banksy podcast includes unheard accounts from former employee


The Banksy Story will also feature supposed recording of the artist himself

SAG-AFTRA strike bans Hollywood actors from appearing on podcasts to promote work

SAG-AFRA and WGA Strike

Union members officially join the WGA to strike against TV and film companies

YouTube Music starts rolling out podcast features outside the US

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Users in Brazil and Canada report seeing podcasts appear in app, according to 9to5Google

Descript will no longer support new Classic projects after 1 October

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All new projects will have to move to the new Descript, AKA Storyboard

Libsyn renews exclusivity deal with comedy podcast The Commercial Break

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Podcast to continue monetising through AdvertiseCast’s full-service advertising platform

Calm partners with Spotify to release meditative sessions as podcast episodes

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Includes Camilla Cabello’s Breathe Into It sessions

IAB Podcast Upfronts returns for its fifth-annual year this October

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Partners for this year’s event include Global, Audioboom, Fresh Air, Wondery, and more

Red Bull launches branded cycling podcast with Crowd Network

Qualifications For The Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championship In Lisbon

Professional mountain bikers Rob Warner and Eliot Jackson host Just Ride podcast

PodcastOne signs exclusive distribution and ad sales rights to Some More News podcast

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Deal also includes rights over spin-off series Even More News with Katy Stoll

New BBC true-crime podcast explores mystery behind crossbow murder victim

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The Nobody Zone’s Tim Hinman narrates BBC Sounds' latest series

Acast expands Creator Network with new podcast from HIV/AIDS activist Myles Sexton

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Libsyn signs exclusive multi-year advertising deal with Knock ‘Em Dead podcast

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Podcast will be monetised through Libsyn’s AdvertiseCast tools

Irish Podcast Awards entry deadline extended to 27 July

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New judges include key faces from Irish audio industry

Colleen Ballinger’s podcast Oversharing is ending after three episodes

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Co-host Trisha Paytas says she’s “never wanted a chapter in my life to be over faster than this”

Lemonada Media partners with Michelin star chef José Andrés’ podcast portfolio

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Network to oversee podcasts’ ad sales and distribution as part of deal

Audible promotes podcast veteran Rachel Ghiazza to chief content officer


Former Spotify head to oversee and grow Audible’s podcast and audiobook portfolio

EXCLUSIVE: Evolution of Horror podcast is working on a tie-in card game

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How the podcast plans to extend its brand beyond the audio format

iHeartPodcasts signs multi-year audio deal with Bradley Cooper’s production company

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New slate of podcasts from Lea Pictures “will feature real people telling real stories”

Goalhanger to launch The Rest is Football during Premier League season

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Co-founder and former professional footballer Gary Lineker to co-host podcast

Tinder Swindler creators to produce two documentary podcasts for Audible

 Felicity Morris, winner of the Director: Factual Award for "The Tinder Swindler"

TV presenter and journalist Femi Oke to present series on international human trafficking investigation

The Podcast Studios expands team with Dan Wilcox as producer and editor

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Responsibilities include working across The HeadStuff Podcast Network’s portfolio

101 Part Time Jobs to debut first-ever live show with special guest Hak Baker

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Podcast will also interview indie pop-duo Prima Queen at 2000 Trees festival

The Fellas receive £1.5m investment for video podcast studio

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YouTubers Callum Airey and Joshua Larkin backed by fellow YouTubers KSI and The Sidemen

Libsyn’s average CPM continues to decrease year-on-year

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Average podcast ad rate for June also decreased since May

Daisy Ridley to host new season of Spyscape’s True Spies podcast

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Special guest Edward Norton to voice the role of Lee Harvey Oswald

Enron audio drama Boom returning for second series next week

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Returning cast includes It’s A Sin and A Little Life actor Omari Douglas

mowPod enhances self-serve ad platform with AI and contextual targeting tools

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Podcasters can target demographics and track campaign performance

RTÉ commissions second season of adventure series Nero’s Class

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Second series of the kids podcast expected to air in early 2024

Robert Peston and Steph McGovern to host Goalhanger's new economics podcast

Robert Peston and Steph McGovern

The Rest Is Money will assess cost of living crisis in third extension of wider brand

Mail Metro Media hires Guardian exec to lead podcast sales

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Former Guardian sales director Guy Edmunds fills newly-created role as video and podcast media director

Irish criminology experts join Acast Creator Network

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Real Lives Untold tells the stories of true crime victims, from domestic abuse survivors to wrongfully convicted prisoners

Novel partners with sexual violence nonprofit No More to launch true-crime podcast

The Girlfriends

Podcast to raise awareness about justice for domestic abuse survivors

Felicia Day to launch new Audible original sci-fi series

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Sandman author Neil Gaiman will narrate forthcoming fiction series

SNL’s Bowen Yang taking break from podcasting to prioritise mental health

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Las Culturistas co-host tells Instagram he’s dealing with “bad bouts of depersonalisation”

LinkedIn reach doesn’t really impact podcast listens, says Footballco PR manager


Social media can be used as another way to get value out of the product that already exists instead

Bendigo Bank launches branded podcast on First Nation Elders

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Podcast launched as part of Australia’s NAIDOC week

New BBC Formula One podcast tells the history of Silverstone circuit

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Podcast premiers ahead of 2023 British Grand Prix

Manchester Pride names first official podcast media partner

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The Gossip Gays will feature countdowns, backstage interviews, and exclusive content

Hit Australian podcast Basically Besties joins the Acast Creator Network

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Platform to gain hosting, distribution, and monetisation rights as part of deal

65% of US podcast listeners support advertisers using AI, says Acast study

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Artificial intelligence can be used to make ads as relevant as possible for listeners

Spotify hits new milestone with over 100,000 video podcasts on platform

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Video podcasts most popular in the US, UK, Brazil, Mexico, and Germany

Podcast ads are highly effective among Spanish listeners, survey finds

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New research shows podcast ads are received better than radio and music streaming ads podcast network partners with Libsyn Advertisecast for monetisation

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Long-running tech podcast to deploy full suite of advertising options

Ed Balls and George Osborne to launch new economics podcast

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Currently untitled show comes from creators of The News Agents

SiriusXM to shutter Stitcher as part of consolidation effort

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Podcast app will close for good on 29 August

First Dates spin-off podcast to launch this summer

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New show will be co-hosted by waitress from Channel 4 programme

The Tennis Podcast to live-stream Wimbledon coverage

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Hosts will broadcast commentary live on YouTube for the first time

This Paranormal Life podcast announces US and UK tour

This Paranormal Life hosts Rory Powers and Kit Grier Mulvenna

Flat World Tour will start 6 October in Los Angeles

HSBC announced as new sponsor for The News Agents

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Sponsorship will run for six months, and across The News Agents: USA through July

AdLarge launches accelerator programme for podcasters

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AdLarge Labs will help creators grow and monetise their podcasts

Dope Black Dads founder says he doesn’t want a strategy for growing the network

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Marvyn Harrison says he doesn’t want to “dehumanise” the network’s content

Australian podcast listenership hits record high

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Spotify and YouTube top list for most-used apps, according to Edison study

Acast launches self-serve host-read ads

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Platform aims to speed up buying journey with new discovery tools

New Tortoise podcast to investigate corporate espionage

Into The Dirt

Into The Dirt follows story of “misunderstood whistleblower” Rob Moore

Votes are now open for the British Podcast Awards Listeners' Choice category

William Hanson, Poppy Jay and Jordan North present The British Podcast Awards 2021

Podcast fans have until 5 September to submit entries for their favourite podcasts

New podcast app for children launched

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KidsPod mobile app is free to use, with extra features via subscription

Vox Media launches subscription for Criminal podcast

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Criminal Plus offers bonus content, merchandise and ad-free listening

Serial Productions to launch new podcast on women’s pain

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Five-part show is based on case of pain medication theft at Yale Fertility Center

Early-bird discount for Irish Podcast Awards ends tomorrow

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Podcasters urged to take advantage of reduced entry fees

Podchaser announces data partnership with Sprinklr Insights

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‘Social listening’ tool will be enhanced with podcast metadata

Storyglass managing director becomes chair of Audiotrain

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Steve Carsey replaces programme founder David Prest

Apple Podcasts adds nine subcategories to search tab

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Further changes also include refreshed recommendations and podcast filtering by language

Triton Digital acquires advertising intelligence platform Manadge

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Platform will help Triton better analyse real-time ad performance

Radiocentre to cover podcasts and on-demand services within commercial radio

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Industry body’s new action plan highlights shift to digital audio

Death of cyclist Marco Pantani to be explored in latest series of BBC’s Sport’s Strangest Crimes

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Comedian and cycling super-fan Hugh Dennis to host podcast series

MrBallen compares building YouTube channel to Navy SEALs ‘Hell Week’


True-crime podcaster says military training made him a better creator

Spotify’s new original podcast with Trevor Noah will not be exclusive

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New interview podcast will be distributed across “numerous platforms”

Acast expands cross-platform podcast subscription tools

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Subscribers can access content through any platform that supports private RSS feeds

Spotify exec slams Meghan Markle and Prince Harry as “f*cking grifters”

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The Ringer founder hits out at royals after the end of exclusive contract

Nearly half of top US podcasts rely on audience for financial support

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Subscriptions and merch are key revenue streams for many podcasters, according to Pew Research

The New European to launch new ‘political gossip’ podcast

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Weekly show will be hosted by Matthew Kelly and Matthew D’Ancona

Production company Mags Creative signs with Creative Artists Agency

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CAA to help Mags Creative expand internationally and adapt IP for film & TV

The Almanac of Ireland returns with second volume to find and document country’s oldest stories

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Irish language scholar Manchán Magan aims to preserve Ireland’s oral history and heritage through podcasting

Libsyn signs exclusive ad sales deal with Roseanne Barr’s new podcast

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Controversial comedian's new show to be monetised through AdvertiseCast

Say It Now will use podcast influencers to promote ‘actionable audio ads'

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Voice assistant advertising service reveals future plans and benchmark report

Personality-led chat shows reign as the most popular news format in the UK

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Reuters’ Digital News Report 2023 explores consumption of news podcasts worldwide

AMA launches AI-powered personalisation features for advertisers


New features include audio-script synchronisation and data triggers for hyper personalisation

Comedy podcast festival Cheerful Earful returns this November

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Headliners include The Socially Distant Sports Bar and The Joe Marler Show

WGA releases official strike guidelines for fiction podcasters

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Strikers warned against studios using podcasts as “loophole” for film & TV projects

True-crime podcast Suspect to return for third series next month

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Series will be available to binge-listen to for Amazon Prime members

Audible to launch Peppa Pig podcast in partnership with Hasbro

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Project marks first audio storytelling extension of the global brand

Spotify to record its new marketing gameshow live from Cannes 2023

The Perfect Pitch podcast

Newly-launched competition podcast focuses on creating the perfect advertising campaign

Stephen Fry to host Global’s new cricket series on history of The Ashes

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Podcast will feature contributions from legends Lord Botham, Sir Andrew Strauss, and more

Podsights goes free-to-use and rebrands as Spotify Ad Analytics

Spotify Ad Analytics

Advertisers will have access to first-party measurement tools and solutions

SXM Media may soon allow advertisers to target podcast-listening mothers

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SVP Lizzie Widhelm would like to “focus on purchasing powers of moms” integrates free audio to video conversion tool into hosting platform

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Auto-generated video will retain podcast branding elements like chapter art and title

Patricia Bright relaunches Caught Off Guard podcast with new name

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Podcast falls under Bright’s new online business advice platform, The Break

Audible announces new cast and premiere date for Impact Winter season 2

Sacha Dhawa, Ralph Ineson, Ellie Bamber, Danielle Galligan, Andrew Gower

Newcomers include Sacha Dhawan, Ralph Ineson, Ellie Bamber, and more

Emma Chamberlain’s Anything Goes podcast is no longer exclusive to Spotify

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Video episodes of the podcast will remain Spotify-exclusive, however

Adelicious signs hosting and monetisation deal with Staying Relevant podcast

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Sam Thompson and Pete Wicks to monetise show through ad and sponsorship opportunities

ABC outlines five-year-plan to increase podcast investment

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Company to move away from broadcast and into digital and on-demand

Triton Digital expands programmatic ad buying to broadcast radio

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Partnership with Basis Technologies now includes all forms of audio ads

PRX and Sonic Union announce new partnership to help brands create original podcasts

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Companies to jointly provide creative and production services

Podchaser launches AI-powered podcast categorisation tool for advertisers

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Collections+ uses broad range of data points to sort podcasts into different verticals

Former Netflix head of audio to lead co-productions for Wondery’s limited series

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N’Jeri Eaton to over see podcast studio and collaborations with external companies

Growing Up With Gal-dem wins Best Podcast at BSME Talent Awards 2023


PodPod editorial team takes home award for Best Innovation

Louis Theroux’s production company recruiting for head of podcasts

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New role will oversee company’s newly-created podcast division

iHeart announced as headline sponsor for Australian Podcast Awards

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Podcasters have just over two weeks left for early bird entries

Spotify lays off 2% of workforce amid podcast division downsizing

Spotify Layoffs

Parcast and Gimlet to be combined into one entity in next phase of podcast strategy

EXCLUSIVE: Elis James to launch new independent history podcast ‘Oh, What A Time’

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Quickly Kevin’s Chris Scull and comedy writer Tom Craine join in on project

iOS 17 updates for Apple Podcasts include new search filters, subscriptions integration and more

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Range of feature and UX enhancements announced at company’s WWDC event

Unbothered host Jemele Hill reportedly in discussion to end Spotify exclusivity contract

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Hill has yet to confirm rumoured plans to move to rival platform

Spanish podcast platform iVoox launches dynamic advertising for podcasters on all platforms

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New format allows for sale of direct podcast ad campaigns through its marketplace

BBC Radio 5’s mental health podcast How Do You Cope? returns for fourth series

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Celebrity guests include TV presenter Gabby Logan, athlete James Cracknell and activist Katie Piper

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

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

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

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

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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

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

Con-woman Anna Delvey to launch new weekly podcast

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

Final call to submit entries for the British Podcast Awards 2023

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Podcasters have until midnight tomorrow to complete their submissions

PodX acquires UK audio company Listen

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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

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

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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”

Content is Queen publishes open letter to the audio industry asking companies to “say less, do more”

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Signatories include UKAN, Broccoli Productions, She Podcasts, Vespucci, and more

Goalhanger invests in City University podcasting MA with £5,000 bursary

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Funding to go to students from underrepresented backgrounds

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

Edison Research announces launch of UK podcast metric tool at The Podcast Show

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Full report to go out to subscribers in Q3 2023, with 2,000 podcasts covered

The Rest is Politics exec producer says podcast will have ‘a manifesto’ for next general election

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Podcast may become daily and go on nationwide tour during campaign

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

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

EXCLUSIVE: BrewDog renews partnership with that Peter Crouch Podcast

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Beer brand will expand podcast sponsorship in new six-month deal

BBC Sounds use Megaphone to launch new podcasts

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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

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

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

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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

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

The Podcast Show officially launches today with Preview Night

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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

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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

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Spotify announces hosting and distribution partnership ahead of The Podcast Show

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

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

Google rolls out revamped podcast search tools

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

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

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

New York Times launches new audio journalism app with exclusive programming

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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

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Podcast networks Sowt and Kerning Cultures join the Acast network

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

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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

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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

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

Barometer and ArtsAI partner to launch daily podcast advertising brand safety tool

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Solution allows for advertisers to optimise campaigns in-flight, both direct and programmatic

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

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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

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

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

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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

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BBC Studios-backed company previously produced feature film Animals

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

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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

UCL offers podcast MA scholarships for East London students

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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

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

Bauer appoints new CEO for UK audio business

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Simon Myciunka steps up from leading Irish division

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

iHeartMedia podcast revenue up 12% year-on-year as company expands production investments

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Operating loss income, however, increased by $37m in Q1 2023 due to economic challenges

BBC Sounds Audio Lab alumni wins big at ARIAs

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Tommy Dixon’s Colouring in Britain takes home award for Best New Podcast

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

Channel 4 launches Streamland discovery campaign using Spotify podcast promotion tools

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

Crowd Network launches new branded content division

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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

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

Early-bird entry pricing for the British Podcast Awards closes today

British Podcast Awards

Last chance to get discounted prices on submissions for this year’s programme

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

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

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

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

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

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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

Podcast ad spend outpaced overall market growth by almost two-thirds last year, according to IAB report


Annual Digital Ad Spend report shows positive growth for podcasting despite economic challenges

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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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

Republicans are 27% more likely to trust news from podcasts than Democrats, according to new survey

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Pew Research Centre looks at how US listeners use podcasts for news and information

Spotify to drop Gimlet exclusivity to increase audience and ad sales

Gimlet Media President Matt Lieber, Gimlet Media CEO Alex Blumberg and Spotify Exec Dossie McGraw

Podcasts to be distributed more widely on a “case by case” basis

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

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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

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Actor and comedian Kerry Godliman will narrate series

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

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

95% of Boomers don’t listen to podcasts, despite growth in digital audio consumption

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Edison Research and NPR highlight older listeners as potential growth segment

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

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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

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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

Podcast marketers, we want to hear from you!

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Showcasing the power of audio storytelling through real-world case studies

Spotify launches tool to turn radio shows into podcasts

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

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

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

Focusrite launches USB microphone trade-in programme

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Creators can get a 25% discount on all Vocaster products

The Radio Times podcast achieves milestone with one million downloads

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Announcement follows the launch of the third series at the end of February

Baby Shark creators launch multiple new Apple-exclusive podcasts

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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

Oh God What Now? co-hosts want to uplift the voices of women in political podcasts

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Podmasters editors on what makes their show stand out from rivals

Joe Rogan replaced by YouTuber WiIINE in UK top podcast chart

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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

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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

Leading audio powerhouses to take part in IAB’s annual podcast advertising conference

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iHeartPodcasts, Wondery, NPR, Sony Music, and many more to host presentations

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

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Podcast will have access to monetisation tools and wider distribution

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

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

AdsWizz and SoundCloud renew sales partnership through 2024

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Advertisers can run campaigns with SoundCloud’s audio inventory across 14 European markets

Spotify confirms it’s shutting down its live-audio app

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Platform plans to continue incorporating live features in the future, however

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

Acast signs ad sales and distribution deal with the Obamas’ Higher Ground Productions

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Podcasts to become available across platforms globally as part of partnership

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

Acast Amplifier podcast incubator programme opens applications in Ireland


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

PodPod nominated for Podcast of The Year at PPA Awards


Other nominees in the category include award-winning podcasts from Empire and HistoryExtra

ARIAS 2023 nominees announced


This year’s ceremony will once again be hosted by Rylan Clark-Neal

Critical Role buys IP rights for sci-fi podcast Midst, marking its first-ever acquisition

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Early seasons of Midst to be re-released with remastered audio and video episodes

Acast to roll out interchangeable ad slots across network


Trial version of feature led to 10% increase in Acast marketplace capacity

Digital advertising veteran Patrick Dolan promoted to Libsyn chairman

Patrick Dolan

Former president of the IAB to drive Libsyn’s global podcast market growth

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

Host-read podcast ad marketplace Gumball extends platform to YouTubers


Advertisers will have opportunity to promote campaigns through on-screen host videos

Acast establishes itself as the leading premium podcast provider in Asia with new partners


Podcasts available for advertising through Acast include series from the BBC, NYT, and The Economist

Munich announced as host city for Radiodays Europe 2024

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European audio industry will descend on Germany for next year’s show

The News Agents hits 24m downloads in just seven months

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Daily current affairs show improves growth trajectory

HBO podcasting director leaves network to join Blanchard House

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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

Libsyn podcast creators can now distribute subscription content on Spotify


New partnership announced between Libsyn’s monetisation platform and Spotify

Voiceworks Sport to offer enhanced podcast advertising analytics through partnership with Veritonic


Advertisers will be able to track performance of ad campaigns and listener behaviour

Advertisers should be augmenting radio buys with podcasts, says Webster

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Sounds Profitable analyst highlights potential gains in mid- and lower-funnel metrics

Drunk Women Solving Crime co-hosts say they are ‘true-crime lite’


Co-hosts discuss how they make sure to stay away from sensitive subjects

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


Eric Nuzum tells podcasters to focus on listener profiles before ideas

Indeed was the top emerging podcast advertiser in February 2022 during job-hunting season


Indeed shows investment in podcasting during job-hunting season

Podcast licensing deals ‘need to calm down’ says Global content chief


James Rea described industry’s big-ticket content purchases as “eye-watering”

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

Former Love is Blind contestants

Audible introduces spatial-sound listening in partnership with Dolby Atmos


Members can listen through catalogue of more than 40 Audible Originals

Irish Podcast Awards opens applications for 2023

Irish Podcast Awards

Second-annual event to take place in Dublin this November

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

NPR cancels four podcasts in effort to bounce back after major operating loss


Louder Than A Riot podcast claims that POC and Queer staff were the majority affected by NPR lay-offs

Spotify allegedly spent less than 10% of its $100 million creator equity fund in its first year

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek

Company faces further accusations of failing to deliver on diversity investment promises

New BBC operating licence requires BBC iPlayer and Sounds to become more transparent

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Ofcom says it was “disappointed” by the BBC’s previous lack of details and clarity

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

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

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

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

Podcast company Maximum Fun to become worker cooperative

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Company behind NPR’s Bullseye will become 100% employee-owned

Smartless Media launches first original podcast, hosted by Jameela Jamil

Jameela Jamil

Bad Dates podcast represents the new network’s debut production

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

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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

Masala Podcast’s Sangeeta Pillai says podcasting is more welcoming than other industries

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The podcasting community is more accessible when it comes to speaking with experienced creators

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

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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

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New features include uploading podcast playlists and tracking performance data

The Football Ramble launches exclusive merch line in partnership with Percival

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Deal represents Percival's latest podcaster collaboration

Jeremy Hunt says The News Agents gave him “very important ammunition” for building budget

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Podcast episode on childcare impacted Hunt’s budget decision making

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

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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

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

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

The Rest is Politics marks 20th anniversary of Iraq War with controversial episode

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Heated discussion between co-hosts Alastair Campbell and Rory Stewart causes online debate

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?

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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

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"

PodBean SVP quits to launch podcast consulting business

PodBean former SVP Rob Greenlee

Rob Greenlee says he wants to remove podcast platform bias to help other media creators

Spotify is the most popular podcast app in the US - but Apple users listen more

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Amazon Music also more than doubled its podcast audience, according to Podtrac data

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

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

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

PodX acquires Finland’s biggest podcast company

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New acquisition is part of PodX’s continued expansion into the Nordics market

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

Emma Chamberlain’s podcast listeners more than doubled since signing exclusive deal with Spotify

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek and Emma Chamberlain

Spotify’s exclusive podcast creators join the stage at the platform’s annual Stream On event

Spotify unveils Patreon partnership, redesigned app and more

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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

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

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

Parenting Hell accidentally publishes episode on all platforms

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Fans left confused as podcast has been exclusive to Spotify since November 2022

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

Podcasts should beware “creator burnout”, says Patreon

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Creator partnerships exec says mental health is not worth sacrificing for members

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

Kate Moennig (L) and Leisha Hailey (R)

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

Spreaker introduces free podcast hosting plan

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Company launches free access to podcasting tools and features including monetisation and unlimited storage

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

Libsyn grew by almost 40% in 2022

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Preliminary financial results show strong revenue increase

US podcast listening hits new high

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Around one third of population now listen to podcasts, according to Infinite Dial 2023

Libsyn’s average CPM rate continues to fall

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CRO highlights expanded partnerships as key factor

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

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

Libsyn signs advertising deal with The Viall Files

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Pop culture podcast will be exclusively monetised via AdvertiseCast platform

The Cinemile podcast ditches Acast for Auddy


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

The Daily Show and LeVar Burton among podcast winners at NAACP Image Awards

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54th annual ceremony honours podcasters for second year

Normal Gossip podcast joins Radiotopia network

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New series will launch 5 April

Parcast union employees call on Spotify management to honour diversity commitments

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Of the $100,000 annual fund promised by Spotify in April 2022, only $5,000 has been approved for projects so far

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

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

Parcast founder quits Spotify to pursue “entrepreneurial roots”

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Senior partnerships executive Max Cutler was responsible for managing exclusive Spotify creators including Joe Rogan and Emma Chamberlain

2022 saw over $750 million of podcast advertising spend, according to Podsights report

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Average conversion rate is stabilising but continues to be down from last year

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

The Tennis Podcast team

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

Apple Podcasts to add enhanced analytics and discovery features

Apple Podcasts

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

PodX Group acquires its first podcast company in the Nordics as part of global expansion

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Independent podcast production studio Filt to publish new documentary content under PodX

Kanye West companion podcast to follow newly-announced BBC documentary

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

Podimo to launch presence in Mexico starting March 2023

Podimo Mexico

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

Immediate Media partners with Spotify’s Megaphone to host and monetise podcast portfolio

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HistoryExtra podcast set for expansion following new partnership

Amazon remains as Australia’s top podcast advertising spender in Q4 2022

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ARN iHeart reveals top 15 podcast advertisers nationally with data from Magellan AI

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

Joe Rogan, true-crime, and daily news were the top podcasts of Q4 2022

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New data from Edison Research reveals Top 50 podcasts in the US by reach

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

Mugshots podcast

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

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

Spotify’s podcast investments in North America didn’t alter its subscriber growth, analysts say

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Enders Analysis report says that podcasts are less likely to draw recurring subscribers

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

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

Nearly 1 in 3 Americans listen to a podcast at least once a week, according to survey

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YouGov report shows that number of podcast listeners in the US has gone up since 2020

You’re Dead To Me podcast launches sixth series

You're Dead To Me podcast

Premieres with Valentine’s Day-themed episode on 18th-century dating

AudioUK and Radiocentre content fund commissioned over 160 projects in the UK

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New formal evaluation proves positive results for the annual initiative

Acast launches new podcast series with comedian Jessi Cruickshank

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Sports equipment company Peloton joins as podcast advertiser

Freakonomics Radio to publish podcast episodes on YouTube with new partnership

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Network plans to experiment with video content to go on platform channel

Podcast Show 2023 announces Crime Junkie’s Ashley Flowers as keynote headline speaker

The Podcast Show

Tech company Veritone joins AudioBoom, BBC Sounds and Global as official partner

Google officially confirms that podcast carousels will be disabled

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Spokesperson tells TechCrunch that new podcast feature replacement is in the works

Over 90% of North American listeners take action after listening to a podcast ad

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New research from Acast looks at habits of US and Canada podcast listeners

Don’t rely on “big personalities”, says podcast professor

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The most common mistake students make is “winging it”, says University of Sussex lecturer Martin Spinelli

Prowly PR invests in its first podcast advertising campaign

Prowly PR and The UnNoticed Entrepeneur Podcast

The UnNoticed Entrepreneur podcast enters six-month sponsorship agreement

Jermain Defoe launches new BBC Sounds podcast

Jermain Defoe

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

Nicole Lapin

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

Michelle Obama to launch new podcast with Audible

Michelle Obama The Light Podcast

First original project under Higher Ground and Audible’s exclusive deal

Libsyn signs two more partnerships as part of Canada platform expansion

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604 Podcast Network and The Suspendables podcast join AdvertiseCast

BBC Sounds achieved an all-time record for podcast listeners last year


News and current podcasts dominated in popularity, according to Q4 2022 report

AdLarge expands podcast network portfolio with new true-crime podcast partnership

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Crime Analyst podcast will connect to new advertisers within ad-sales portfolio

Libsyn expands Julep Media subsidiary by launching presence in Spain

Maik Lenze (L) & Steffen Hopf (R)

Team expands with appointment of two new audio and sales experts

Louis Theroux announces new Spotify exclusive podcast

A photograph of Louis Theroux sat in front of a laptop and microphone

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

Spotify blames £200 million loss on heavy podcast investments

Joe Rogan podcast

CEO Daniel Ek says he doesn’t regret investments and “would do it again”

Nielsen to incorporate Edison Research into its audio and podcast portfolio

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Advertisers will be able to benefit from Edison’s Share of Ear and Podcast Metrics

Bauer audio boss to step down after 35 years

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Dee Ford leaving role as group managing director to spend time with family

History Hit’s Dan Snow says: “I've never been happier professionally”

Dan Snow

Brand amasses success with one million website visits and podcast listens per week

Nearly 60% of marketers don’t understand programmatic ad-buying, according to Acast

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Yet programmatic ad spend in podcasting is expected to triple in the next five years

Podimo appoints former Twitter and Meta executives to product and growth team

Employer shakes hands

Johann Querné joins as VP of Growth and Malvina Goldfeld joins as Chief Product Officer

Libsyn declares data integration partnership with YouTube

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Advertisers will now be able to gain valuable insight on video podcast campaigns

She Podcasts announces first annual Sonic Bloom awards celebrating underrepresented voices

Sonic Bloom Awards logo

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

Tom Power

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

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

Goodstuff head of audio says podcasts “need to be included” in your media mix

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Execs from Bauer Media, St Luke’s and Goodstuff talk digital audio at PodPod and Campaign summit

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

British Podcast Awards announces return in September 2023, in partnership with PodPod

Briish Podcast Awards

Applications now open on the website with addition of new categories

Introducing PodPod’s first annual Faces To Watch list

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New initiative celebrates the best emerging talent within the podcast industry

Spotify to run live shows of its hit sports podcasts at Pod Live Sport event in new partnership

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The Rugby Pod, Fozcast, Wrighty’s House, Stadio, and Counter Pressed podcasts join line-up

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

Acast CEO Ross Adams

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

This year’s Ambies will be hosted by comedian Larry Wilmore

Larry Wilmore

Ceremony will be taking place in March, both in-person and live-streamed

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

Spotify is laying off 6% of its staff

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek

Workforce reductions and executive moves follow poor revenue growth

BBC podcast reveals new details on Northern Ireland environmental scandal

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

HistoryExtra podcast hits 200 million downloads

Richard III Of England At The Battle Of Bosworth Field Leicestershire 1485 (1864)

Since launching in 2007, the podcast now has an average of five million downloads per month

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

Ex-BBC Sounds assistant commissioner joins Mags Creative team in management role

James Norman-Fyfe

James Norman-Fyfe starts new role as head of production unit

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

Octave becomes first digital audio business to achieve IAB’s Gold Standard 2.1 certification

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The Bauer and News UK subsidiary also earns brand safety seal certification

Libsyn signs ad partnership with Lore podcast

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

SandStone Global hires BBC veteran to lead audio expansion

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Dixi Stewart joins production company as MD

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

Fun kids Book Worms presenter

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

Heat magazine editor-in-chief starts senior podcasting role at Bauer Media

Lucie Cave

Heat 7 podcast host assumes new title as chief creative officer of podcasts and commercial content

Applications now open for The Podcast Academy’s Spring Mentorship Program 2023

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Program marks first-ever partnership with BIPOC Podcast Creators organisation

Signal Hill Insights appoints podcast veteran Paul Riismandel

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With over eight of experience in podcasting, Riismandel starts new role as Chief Insights Officer

Warner Music Group announces audio licensing deal with hip-hop podcast Drink Champs

DJ EFN (L), Fat Joe (C), and N.O.R.E. (R) onstage during the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards

Podcast co-hosts become part of WMG’s in-house network Interval Presents

Spotify’s Stream On live event is back in-person this spring

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Livestream will be available on the day so creators and fans can connect worldwide

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

Comedy was most-listened to US podcast genre in Q3 2022

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Society & Culture genre climbed to second place, however, according to Edison Research

History Hit podcast network hires first commercial director

Jennifer Bennett

Jennifer Bennett will be tasked with accelerating events and partnership growth

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

You, Me, and the Big C co-hosts prepare fans for a “long goodbye” after death of founders

Lauren Mahon at the Brit Podcast Awards 2022 stage

The BBC award-winning series to come to an end after five years

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

Jess Robinson

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

Spotify appoints former Amazon executive as UK agency development lead

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Jade Behr joins Spotify’s team to expand global strategic partnerships

13% of brits expect their podcast consumption to increase this year, according to survey

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YouGov Global Media Outlook report shows popularity growth in sustainable advertising

Fresh Air appoints in-house audio engineer and marketing manager as part of team expansion

Nik Gandhi (left) and Basil Oxtoby (right)

Former BBC and Listen employees join Fresh Air’s podcast production team

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

Newscast was the most-listened to podcast on BBC Sounds this festive period, according to report

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Top-10 list shows a range of podcast genres from comedy, health, paranormal , and politics

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

The News Agents scoops major Channel 4 privatisation update

Emily Maitlis, Jon Sopel and Dino Sofos

Current affairs podcast lands exclusive story ahead of traditional outlets

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

Average podcast advertising CPM increased by 2% in 2022, according to Libsyn report

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The technology ad category had the highest CPM for December 2022

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

Peloton, Skylight Frame and Etsy significantly increased podcast advertising spending in November

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BetterHelp continues to be the leading podcast advertiser, according to latest Magellan AI report

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

Saudi culture podcast announces partnership with Harrods


Host of Gems of Arabia to launch eight new episodes recorded directly from Knightsbridge

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

Australian Open 2021

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

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

Podcast brand Auddy appoints creative agency to refresh visual identity

Auddy Sound in  a new light brand strapline

Red Brick Road helps Auddy showcase its audio-first ethos with new 3D assets

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

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

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

Michelle Obama

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

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

Law & Order producer hires new audio exec to expand podcast portfolio

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Stephen Michael will head development of fiction and true-crime stable

Podcasts help people form connections and understand other cultures, according to new report

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However, more than half of listeners do not enjoy debating podcast contents

True crime investigative podcast Proof frees two men after two decades in prison

Susan Simpson

New evidence uncovered by the podcast used to exonerate Darrell Lee Clark and Cain Joshua Storey in murder case

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 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

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

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

Snap’s Ed Couchman joins Spotify as ad sales boss for northern Europe

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UK is Spotify’s second biggest market with $1bn in annual revenues.

PodX Group becomes majority shareholder in Argentina’s first podcast production company


Posta buyout represents PodX’s first investment in Latin America

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

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

Apple Podcasts releases its top shows list for 2022

Ashley Flowers and  Brittany Bigelow

True crime podcasts Crime Junkie, Morbid, and Dateline NBC most popular

Magellan AI partners with Experian to enhance its Attribution tooling

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Collaboration will provide more accurate data and optimised podcast campaigns

“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

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

Podcast watchers more likely to be engaged during ads than TV viewers, according to report

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20% of video podcast watchers stay focused on the screen for the entire episode

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

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

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

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Data also indicates better representation would increase female listenership

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Dates and details announced for The Podcast Show, in May 2023

Emily Maitlis and Louis Theroux at The Podcast Show 2022

Exclusive events, networking opportunities, and 15 more live shows offered for next year

Winners revealed for Audio Production Awards 2023

Reduced Listening win Production Company Of The Year at Audio Production Awards

Highly anticipated Production Company of The Year award goes to Reduced Listening

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

Podcast Radio to feature National Trust podcasts on its network