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About this website, and our privacy policy

August 23, 2018 · Updated February 15, 2019 · 5.2 minutes to read

This website, our newsletter and our podcast are intended to be a quick, daily update with global news for those involved in podcasting and on-demand audio. It launched in June 2017.

Here’s how to submit a news story to us, and our relevant editorial disclosures.

In January 2019, our website had 39,780 visits (63,856 pageviews). Opened emails are 51% North America, 32% Europe, 14% APAC. We have an average open-rate of around 51%. The current active newsletter subscriber number on our front page: it is updated daily at 2100 AEST.

It’s read by senior podcasting industry management, including CEOs and divisional heads. Email subscriptions include users within:

It is curated by James Cridland. With over 28 years in the radio and online business, in 2005 James helped launch the first daily podcast from a UK radio station and the world’s first radio station streaming app, and has been operating online publications since 1993. He offers a truly international view: a Brit, living in Australia, working for companies across the world including North America. This daily newsletter is a unique opportunity to contextualise the international podcast landscape.

Title sponsorship is available on a monthly basis. Please contact for more details. We also have other ways to support us.

James is an accomplished public speaker, and is available to speak or moderate at your next event.

To link to Podnews, we’ve some banners and logos available; and a short audio promo.


This website is published by Amazingly Brilliant Pty Ltd (“us”, “we”), ABN 30 612 913 514. We acknowledge and respect the ancestral homelands of the Turrbal people, the traditional custodians of the area where we live and work.

You can contact the publisher of this website, James Cridland, at

Our postal address is 29 Outlook Crescent, Bardon QLD 4065 AUSTRALIA - we like nice things. T-shirt size: large.

Correction Policy

We welcome requests for correction or clarification to

At our discretion, we may update the original article, including publicly updating the last-modified date (in schema as 'dateModified’). We do not explicitly highlight corrections nor retain out-dated text on archived articles. If it’s a correction we feel we should highlight, we’ll do so in the next available newsletter, hyperlinked to the amended page.

Privacy Policy

We collect email addresses for our newsletter using our own newsletter server (at a subdomain of The email list is not available to any third party. We will not use your email address for any purpose other than to send you the newsletter that you have subscribed to. We have an unsubscribe button on every single mailing.

When subscribing using the website, we require double opt-in, to ensure that the email address is yours.

In common with many newsletters, we monitor open rates (so we know when/if you open the newsletter), and may monitor clicks on each story on both the web and emails (so we know which story you find interesting). We do not give any personally-identifiable data about you or your behaviour to any third party. We may aggregate information in a non-personal way for current/potential advertisers, or for bragging rights.

You can unsubscribe directly from every newsletter. That will instantly stop emails to you, and send you user account deletion information.

We use AMP Project framework code, served by Google. You can read Google’s privacy policy.

We use Amazon AWS infrastructure to cache, host and serve this site and our podcast, including Amazon’s domain-name services and to send emails. You can read their privacy policy. We collect site logs including IP addresses and user-agents for technical and budgetary reasons but retain them for no longer than seven days.

Our classified advertising system collects your email address. It uses Stripe to collect payments; when you pay by credit card, your address, zip code, IP address and other personal details are collected by Stripe. Much of that data is available to us in Stripe’s dashboard (though we can’t see your full credit card number). Here’s Stripe’s privacy policy.

Audio files played on our podcast pages are referenced directly from the podcast provider. We do not autoplay nor preload these.


To read podnews (on our website or in email) we do not require cookies.

We use Google Analytics to monitor visit numbers and user behaviour. We remove data after 26 months; the AMP code we use anonymises IP addresses by default. You can learn about Google Analytics’ privacy policy and opt out of Google Analytics completely by using this tool. You can also use your browser in “private” or “incognito” mode to look like a brand new user every time you browse the web.

On some pages and platforms, we use Google Adsense to serve advertising. We do not serve personalised advertising to EEA users. For other countries, third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on your prior visits to this website or other websites; Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads based on your visit to this site and/or other sites on the Internet. You may opt out of personalised advertising on Google’s website. You can also use your browser in “private” or “incognito” mode to look like a brand new user every time you browse the web.

Our classified advertising system does use personal cookies so we know who you are, and we clearly ask for your consent as you log in. These cookies are only visible to our website to pages within the /classifieds/ folder, and are otherwise discarded by our CDN before they’re visible at our origin server.


We have a full RSS feed at It’s intended for personal use. It also functions as our podcast feed, with audio enclosures. (Audio never exceeds two minutes and uses broadcast-friendly language; it is suitable for re-broadcast with permission).

We have a very simple JSON feed of our last published update (headline and link) at We use this for cross-promotion.

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Information you submit to us with the intention of being published is deemed to be licensed to us for our use.

Information is provided “as is” without any warranty as to accuracy, quality or fitness for purpose. You use this website at your own risk.

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