About this website

About this website

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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 May 2017.

As of July 23, 2024, we have 31,812 active newsletter subscribers, based all round the world. We have an average open-rate of around 43%, significantly above the industry average. Our podcast achieved 53,534 downloads last month. Our website’s articles (daily newsletters and in-depth articles only) have been viewed 1,899,420 times over the past 30 days.

Our privacy-aware website achieves a carbon rating of A+, and in May 2024 was cleaner than 93% of webpages globally.

“Looking at our incoming web traffic sources, it’s obvious that our audience trusts Podnews the most for their podcasting news.” - a Director of Growth Marketing for a podcast advertising company

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

  • podcast producers (eg PRX, BBC, ABC, Gimlet, NPR)
  • ad marketplace (eg Acast, AdvertiseCast, Triton Digital, Adswizz, Whooshkaa)
  • hosting companies (eg Libsyn, Buzzsprout, Blubrry, Omny Studio, Podbean)
  • advertising industry (eg Oxford Road, Veritone, Magellan AI, Ad Results Media)
  • others involved in the industry (eg Apple, Edison Research)
  • podcast listeners and fans

And, of course, we’ve plenty of RSS feeds and other integrations.

Editorial team information

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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 sales@podnews.net 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 Podnews LLC (“us”, “we”). We are grateful to the traditional custodians of the area in Australia where we live and work, the Turrbal and Jagera people, and pay our respects to their elders: past, present and future.

Publisher: James Cridland: editor@podnews.net.

Editorial address: 29 Outlook Crescent, Bardon QLD 4065 AUSTRALIA

Telephone number: +61 447 692743. Before you call: here’s our local time.

Our editorial policy on AI

We are using FastGPT by Kagi to summarise our own work, which we use in the “description” metadata for our newsletter - that’s the short description of story 2,3 and 4 which you’ll see in the HTML, possibly in links to us on social media, our podcast description, and on our archive page for the latest edition.

We don’t use AI otherwise, nor do we use AI photography tools, with the exception of when we’re writing some stories specifically about AI. We’ll credit the AI tool used if that’s the case.

Press releases and photographs submitted to us may have used AI in their generation. If they’ve not told us they’re using them, we can’t tell you. However, we’re pretty good at spotting when press releases or stories elsewhere are using AI, and we try not to link to them if we suspect that they’re AI generated.

Correction Policy

We welcome requests for correction or clarification to updates@podnews.net.

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 incorrect 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

Our full privacy policy is on this page.


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