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

Imriel Morgan at The Podcast Show

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

Acast X Sowt and Kerning Cultures

Podcast networks Sowt and Kerning Cultures join the Acast network

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

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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

Rachel Martin, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Michael Harriot

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

Libsyn renews exclusive ad sales deal with daily podcast The NewsWorthy

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

IAB projects podcast advertising revenue to more than double by 2025

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

Wondery announces partnership with Barometer to enhance brand safety for advertisers

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

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

Night Raid

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

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

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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

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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

Acast mindful mixtape

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

Libsyn renews multi-year ad partnerships with various podcasts

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

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

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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

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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

Tasty Bite Club

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

Glassbox acquires premium kids podcast Who Smarted? from Atomic Entertainment

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Hit podcast is expected to reach 750k downloads this month

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

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

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

Sangeeta Pillai

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

Still from Jeremy Hunt in The News Agents

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

Tatiana Maslany in Orphan Black

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

Alastair Campbell

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?

Esther Perel

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

LinkedIn to launch podcast academy accelerator to support business creators

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

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

Ashleyanne Krigbaum, Abukar Adan and Sam Mullins at the Ambies

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

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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

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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

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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

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Team expands with appointment of two new audio and sales experts

Louis Theroux announces new Spotify exclusive podcast

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

Spotify blames £200 million loss on heavy podcast investments

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

Shrink The Box podcast

New show analysing fictional characters’ behaviour will debut 31 January

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Podcast recording

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

Self artwork

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

Experian logo

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

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

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

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

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Joe Rogan Experience topped both UK and global charts

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

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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

National Trust partners with Podcast Radio

The content partnership will include a new interview series going behind the scenes of the podcasts

Audio & Radio Industry Awards to embrace nominations from independent podcasters in 2023

Rylan and Fleur at the ARIAS

Next year’s event will guarantee three nominations for independents in more than half the categories

Podcast producer Dino Sofos says he prefers podcasting because ‘radio OBs are a nightmare’

Dino Sofos (right) and The News Agents

The creator of The News Agents explains why he loves the freedom to edit

Winners announced for Australian Podcast Awards 2022

APA winners Last Outlaws

History podcast The Last Outlaws is the big winner at this year’s ceremony

AudioUK calls for Government to invest in audio production

Westminster and audio production - Big Ben with headphones

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

Internet personality Emma Chamberlain to move award-winning podcast exclusively to Spotify

Influencer Emma Chamberlain

The influencer’s agreement with the platform also means fans will get new bonus video content

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

Monthly downloads increasing

Signings include exclusive deal with host of philosophy podcast Practical Stoicism

iHeartMedia celebrates 30 years of AAF Hall of Achievement through podcasts

AAF Future Legends Of Advertising

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

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

Spotify on phone

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

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

After The Whistle podcast

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

Acast launches keyword targeting tool for podcast advertisers

Acast Keword Targeting Tool

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

End of My Dad Wrote A Porno: co-hosts still see themselves as ‘DIY underdogs’

My Dad Wrote A Porno team photo

Why eight years on the team are still using the same mics, now on their last legs

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

Filmmaker and director Jordan Peele

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

My Dad Wrote A Porno to end, after globally successful six-season run


Three finale episodes of the podcast announced, with ultimate show to feature exclusive interview with author Rocky Flintstone himself

Ticketmaster launches official podcast revealing backstage tour stories

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen performing on stage

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

Apple Podcasts Spotlight to launch in the UK

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

Acast signs podcast production company Meer Van Dit. to launch presence in the Netherlands

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Top Dutch shows will now be available globally on all podcast platforms

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

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

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

Author Miranda Keeling launches new short-form podcast

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

Freemasons organisation launches first official podcast

Freemasons podcasting

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

Ghibliotheque podcast announces ongoing partnership with Prince Charles Cinema

Prince Charles Cinema frontage

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

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

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CEO said Q3 has seen 'increased uncertainty'

New AdLarge Q4 buying guide says that “podcasting checks boxes that other media simply can’t”

Podcast microphone

Brand suitability, programmatic buying, and host reads should be considered before advertising

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

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

Paramount hires new vice president of podcast editorial to expand audio operations

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Megan Marcus comes from previous role as CNN executive audio producer and journalist

The Guardian recorded up to 20 pilots for its latest launch

Image showing the cover art for Pop Culture with Chanté

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

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

A photograph of Astrology Coach host Natasha Weber

Hosted by astrologer and horoscope columnist Natasha Weber

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

A photograph of King Juan Carlos I of Spain

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

Finalists for Australian Podcast Awards 2022 revealed

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Ceremony to be hosted by The Night Show’s Mitch Churi

NPR launches bundle subscription for ad-free podcast listening

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Limited trial scheme will offer access to nearly a dozen of NPR’s shows starting at $8 per month

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

The cover art for The Callisto Protocol: Helix Station

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

Acast partners with Amazon to give ad-free listening for Prime members

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Over 1,000 ad-free Acast podcasts will be available on the application

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

Story Quest presenter Dan Simpson

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

Marvel Studios previews first-ever MCU podcast

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

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

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

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

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

A photograph of Joby Waldman, Kayo Chingonyi, and Axel Kacoutié being interviewed by Rhianna Dhillon onstage at Podcast Day 24

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

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

The album artwork for Big Fish with Spencer Matthews

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

Podcast advertising spending increased over 10% in the US last quarter

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BetterHelp continues to be the top podcast advertiser according to Magellan AI report

Nominees announced for annual Audio Production Awards

The logo for the Audio Poduction Awards

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

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

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Staying Relevant features reality TV stars discussing 'embarassing moments'

James Acaster to launch kickstarter for an independent scripted comedy podcast

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Exclusive and personalised tiered rewards for those who contribute

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

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

Podcast popularity at “all-time high” in the US with listeners making up over 60% of the population

Podcast application

Edison’s Spoken Word Audio Report 2022 reveals that podcasts are most popular with Gen Z

Comedy is the number one podcast genre in the US, according to Edison Research

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Analyst firm also set to incorporate download tracking into Podcast Metrics tool

Acast announces first-party data targeting solution for advertisers

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

Spotify's podcast revenue saw “double-digit” growth in Q3

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The number of podcasts on the platform grew to 4.7m this quarter

Alastair Campbell says podcasting has given him “a renewed political platform”

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The Rest is Politics live show sold out in just seven minutes

Investigative journalist John Sweeney to headline new podcast series for Global

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

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

Spotify announces “first-of-its-kind” podcast fund for African creators

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Africa Podcast Fund will distribute $100,000 to 13 podcasters across Africa

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

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Candid discussions with athletes, celebrities, and professionals

Newscast tops BBC Sounds’ podcast charts for Q3

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Broadcaster’s audio app hit new record with 4.53 million weekly listeners

Pod Save America creators announce new UK-focused podcast

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

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

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Full completion rates are falling, however

YouTube to introduce longer audio ads to target podcast listeners

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Expanded offering will also include genre-based targeting

Deborah Meaden warns podcasters to be “very careful” about accepting sponsorship

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Dragons’ Den star warns that the wrong partners can counteract a show’s message

US podcast production companies expand into creating multilingual content

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

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

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

MSNBC launches new political history podcast with Rachel Maddow

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Partnership represents first project of multi-year deal

Cheerful Earful’s comedy podcast festival hits the stage in London

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Richard Herring, Rosie Holt and Helen Bauer included in four-day programme of live shows

UK theatre charity launches new podcast to support industry workers

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