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July 2018

19 July — Audioboom release half-yearly results; the US's biggest podcast advertisers
18 July — Skype to add an official call-recorder; and Podnews em Português: ouça agora!
17 July — The makers of S-Town sued
16 July — The Daily starts being marketed, and the BBC wants a UK podcast chart
13 July — Advertising your podcast on Facebook; and how to take a break
12 July — South Africa's 'big podcasting moment', and how to link to your podcast more effectively
11 July — Donating to podcasts via an Amazon Alexa smart speaker; over 5,000 entries for podcast competition
10 July — Acast listening doubles over the past year
9 July — Google Podcasts is indexing premium podcast feeds
6 July — Podbean helps with secure feeds; and Outlier Podcast Festival Los Angeles
5 July — Formula 1 launch its first-ever podcast
4 July — Matthew Bannister to launch Folk on Foot; and launch of AudioUK
3 July — Podcast Awards open; and a live podcast on Twitch
2 July — Donald Trump pranked by a podcaster; and a podcast map

June 2018

29 June — Castbox republished unauthorised, altered RSS feeds for your podcast; plus a new YouTube network and Aussie true crime
28 June — Castbox to launch a premium subscription service; is Apple censoring podcasts?
27 June — Anna Faris Is Unqualified makes it to the radio; Play Podcasts fixes podcast links
26 June — On Facebook, 'audiograms' work at least four times better; and a new Canadian daily news podcast
25 June — FX signs the NYT's Daily for a Weekly TV show; Google Podcasts adds features
22 June — Castbox posts listener data; and Google Podcasts link validator
21 June — UTA and Cadence13 launch a podcast network of YouTube stars
20 June — Google launch Google Podcasts app
19 June — A true crime podcast network; and podcast reading material
18 June — Spotify adding new podcasts; more tweaks to Google's podcast app
15 June — Next Radio announces podcasting speakers
14 June — YouTuber Allison Raskin launches a new scripted podcast today
13 June — Trump and Kim highlights podcast flexibility; and Radiodays Europe Podcast Day
12 June — Another record for podcast revenue
11 June — Google to launch podcast app in Android's Play Store
8 June — BREAKING: Audioboom achieves additional funding. What's next?
8 June — A new podcast company launches in the UK
7 June — Email promotion for a new podcast; and podcasting is exciting
6 June — 25,000 new podcasts since April
5 June — Apple Podcasts changes in iOS 12
4 June — Podbean launches podcast ad platform
1 June — Apple removes podcast re-publisher

May 2018

31 May — Plex adds podcasts
30 May — Apple will soon require secure podcast feeds
29 May — TPX announce more sales partnerships
28 May — Has Google indexed your podcast properly?
25 May — Google Home outselling Amazon Echo
24 May — The biggest brand advertising on podcasts is...
23 May — A new way to manipulate the Apple Podcast Charts
22 May — Cadence13 and MarketSnacks launch new daily financial news podcast
21 May — Podcasts can help overthrow governments
18 May — Wireless Studios launches
17 May — Voce promises interactive show notes for podcasts
16 May — The shows manipulating the Apple Podcast Charts
15 May — Audioboom no longer to take-over Triton Digital: requires urgent funding
14 May — Apple Podcast Charts for sale
11 May — NPR podcasts - now available on Spotify
10 May — Cleanfeed adds a 'pro' option
9 May — Pocket Casts promise they won't change
8 May — Sonix launches 'SEO-friendly' podcast player
7 May — Australian Podcast Awards Winners
4 May — Pocket Casts acquired
3 May — Podcast fans' purchase power, and kids get Alexa skills
2 May — Infinite Dial Australia released
1 May — Breaking: Acast and the BBC partner on international podcast deal

April 2018

30 April — 50bn podcast downloads so far: stats from Apple Podcasts
27 April — Reese Witherspoon produces a new podcast
26 April — Podcast Movement announce scholarships
25 April — Peabody Awards: the winners
24 April — Google's podcast strategy includes better searching, and more monetisation
23 April — Google's podcasting strategy; trolls and weather
23 April — Breaking: Google's podcasting strategy 'that could double audiences worldwide'
20 April — Edison Research releases Podcast Consumer 2018
19 April — An interactive audio drama for smart speakers from Netflix
18 April — Eagle Rock Brewery on The Unfiltered Gentlemen
17 April — Is audio in Medium's future?
16 April — The End of Time approaches
13 April — Shot Caller: a new drink culture podcast
12 April — Gimlet launch new shows for spring
11 April — Pandora 'doubling down' on podcasts
10 April — British Podcast Awards: nominations announced
9 April — ABC Kids Listen’s Imagine This podcast for pre-schoolers
6 April — SBS encourages discussion of TV shows using podcasts
5 April — New Hindenburg features
4 April — How important are ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ reviews anyway?
3 April — 'First Person Immersive' - a new, binaural, podcast
2 April — E and J Gallo launch a new wine podcast

March 2018

30 March — Wondery raises $5m in funding
29 March — Amazon Alexa's Daily Briefing delivers good traffic
28 March — The Daily's radio debut; and Audioburst gets into Samsung devices
27 March — Breaking: new BBC Podcast Commissioner announced
27 March — Jalopnik launches Tempest: true American car stories
26 March — Turnstile, a new sports podcast network, launches
23 March — ABC News to launch new daily podcast Start Here
22 March — Infinite Dial Canada 2018 release date announced
21 March — Acast enables demographic targeting with AdsWizz
20 March — The effect of podcasts on radio listening
19 March — BBC announces new personalised podcast app
16 March — Omny Studio releases loudness normalisation tool
15 March — Midroll: 74% of podcast listeners recall advertising
14 March — Behind the theme tune at The Daily
13 March — The NYT to release its first documentary podcast series
12 March — Gwyneth Paltrow's podcast, goop, hits number 1
9 March — Podcasting continues to grow: Edison Research
8 March — Analysis: beer advertising in podcasts
7 March — Techmeme Ride Home launches, an afternoon-drive tech news podcast
6 March — Audiocraft announces 2018 festival program
5 March — Facebook tests voice status updates
2 March — Gimlet Media produce a podcast for the Amazon Alexa
1 March — Help us with podcast app user-agents, and Ear Hustle returns

February 2018

28 February — BBC sees a 12% increase in podcast downloads in UK year-on-year
27 February — Acast gets podcasts into new Ford cars
26 February — A new Podcast Review website from the LARB
23 February — iHeartMedia returns to podtrac's charts
22 February — Australian podcast adspend triples in one year, say IAB
21 February — How to get your show on Apple's podcast charts
20 February — Podmosphere connects podcasters with sponsors
19 February — New podcast players for the web
16 February — Can you game the Apple podcast charts?
15 February — Should you charge guests to appear on your podcast?
14 February — NYT's The Daily to also go on radio
13 February — Breaking: AudioBoom to buy Triton Digital
13 February — VOX Media to launch a new daily podcast
12 February — Fun Kids launches a new story podcast for children
9 February — Pod Save America heads to HBO
8 February — Spotify is world's number 2 podcasting platform
7 February — RadioPublic launches 'paid listens' monetisation for podcasters
6 February — British Podcast Awards announce their return
5 February — No LUFSing matter: we analyse the top podcasts for bitrate and loudness
2 February — A look behind the scenes at The NYT's Daily
1 February — Dynamo, a new monetisation service, launches

January 2018

31 January — BBC launches boring podcast
30 January — Podcasts are the advertising holy grail
29 January — A Million Ads highlights dynamic advert production
26 January — Scripps: radio out, podcasting's the future
25 January — New Podtrac rankings, and getting your podcast onto Google Assistant
24 January — You can buy your HomePod speaker on Friday
23 January — BBC fixes podcast loudness
22 January — Helen Zaltzman and Jim Berk interviewed
19 January — Spotify announces a new podcast format with pictures
18 January — Celebrating ten years of episodes in the party bus
17 January — Spotify aims to be a podcast destination
16 January — Slate say podcasting is now 25% of revenue
15 January — BBC forms special team for voice-controlled speakers
12 January — Pandora plans podcast expansion
11 January — British podcasting data released
10 January — Podcasting goes primetime
9 January — At CES, voice and iHeartMedia gets added to everything
8 January — The 'Serial successor you've been waiting for'
5 January — Edison Research expands offices and promotes their people
4 January — Libsyn buys a web hosting company
3 January — Podtrac remove iHeartMedia data after podnews report
2 January — When podcast analytics go bad
1 January — Podcast setups and a look ahead to the rest of 2018

December 2017

29 December — Stitcher look back on 2017
28 December — Irish podcasting: the audio revolution 'has hit'
27 December — Netflix produces a companion podcast to a new TV show
26 December — Podtrac splits their 'top podcast charts' into two
25 December — Buzzfeed stops making Another Round - but podcast won't close
22 December — Podcasts to get into GM cars
21 December — Podmio podcast hosting platform launches, and CitiSport Radio wants podcasters
20 December — Podcast predictions for 2018
19 December — Apple's Podcast Analytics examined, Castro does cloud sync, and audioBoom has a transformational year
18 December — Do podcasts have a discovery problem?
15 December — Apple launch podcast analytics: now available
14 December — Patreon: 'We messed up', cancels fee changes
13 December — A new fictional podcast drama debuts in Australia
12 December — Branded podcasts: are they a good tool for marketing?
11 December — The top podcasts of 2017 revealed
8 December — ABC Audio Studios podcast fund goes to second round
7 December — Patreon change their charging structure
6 December — Apple buys Pop Up Archive to bolster podcast search
5 December — Using Amazon Web Services for podcasting
4 December — Check your podcast cover-art - and is anyone listening to government podcasts?
1 December — Free podcasting MP3 encoder and editor released by Marco Arment

November 2017

30 November — WGBH invests in RadioPublic
29 November — Podbean gets recommendations from Stabl
28 November — Omny Studio launch a podcast automation tool for radio stations
27 November — Free podcast transcripts, a special from CKNW and food podcasts
24 November — Acast talk data and podcast monetisation
23 November — Ear Buds sign Welcome to Patchwork
22 November — 46% of young Canadian men listen to podcasts
21 November — Libsyn unveil new statistics for September
20 November — Sweden launch nationwide weekly podcast stats
17 November — CBC's Someone Knows Something breaks records
16 November — BNR Nieuwsradio doing 600,000 podcast downloads a month
15 November — Understanding public media's most engaged podcast users
14 November — Lots of the Apple Podcasts store is broken
13 November — Why are live podcasts are so popular?
10 November — BBC launches Podcasting House sampler feed to aid discovery
9 November — How Mozilla's new podcast got 1m downloads in 7 episodes
8 November — Brooklyn podcast pitch, and pinterest for podcasters
7 November — Blubrry acquires RSS feed validator
6 November — US Post Office pulls host-read ad
3 November — Audacity 2.2.0 released, and podcasting press kits
2 November — Al Jazeera launches a podcast network, plus premium podcast pricing pretty popular
1 November — Acast to go public and the value of niche podcasting

October 2017

31 October — How do podcast show notes actually display?
30 October — Behind Moonshot, the NYT Daily, and politicians are poor podcasters
27 October — iHeart Radio's take on podcasting, plus data from NPR, PRX's tips, and TASCAM's microphones
26 October — RAIN Summit Europe complimentary tickets, behind the scenes at The Allusionist, and messing up a live show
25 October — A million dollars for Aussie podcasts, and how to stop saying erm
24 October — Audio transcriptions, a podcast listener email with 40,000 subscribers, and stories from the Eastern West
23 October — New Spreaker player, and social media strategies for podcasters
20 October — Money for your documentary podcast; podcast reviews; and how bad is iOS11's podcast app really?
19 October — Farmer says podcasting is now his main income; and Ricky Gervais is back
18 October — New Podtrac figures, and Podcasting for Dummies
17 October — The golden age of gay podcasting
16 October — Remainiacs podcast reports success, and S-Town inhabitant on trial
12 October — How to promote your business podcast, host-read ads and beer
11 October — Google buy 60db; behind the scenes at the NYT Daily
10 October — How important is a feature on the Apple Podcasts front page?
9 October — Ads on trams, video from Werk It, how to get advertising for your podcast
6 October — Chicago Podcast Festival, Werk It, and PIY2017
5 October — Google's new launches, Podomatic does a deal, PodcastOne hires new execs
4 October — Kids podcasts, and the 2017 Podcast Awards winners
3 October — Watch Ignite Podcast Movement, plus Aussies doing well in podcasting
2 October — Boston Globe works with WBUR; Spotify release UK podcast stats

September 2017

29 September — Anchor gets funding; where to submit your podcast
27 September — Joe Biden launches a podcast, Ewan Spence records 500, and a gun
26 September — Ed Miliband has a podcast; and a smart speaker audio study
25 September — Creating the perfect thumbnails and ads, plus a look back at three audio conferences
21 September — Acast raises $19.5m, Wavve updates free tier, interactive audio drama
20 September — The Penguin Podcast, Libsyn stats to decrease, TuneIn's First Play
19 September — Edison Research's Megan Lazovick presents, plus monetising podcasting
15 September — Podcasts help learning; tips to lowering podcast producing stress; and Ringr
14 September — SCA launches PodcastOne Australia; and a successful car mechanic podcast
13 September — Die Zeit launches new podcasts, Apple launch new things, and a new app for ABC
12 September — International podcast day, and podcasting's deadly sins
11 September — Next Radio, interactive crime podcasts, Futurama, and radio working together with podcasting
8 September — $1m podcast fund for Australia, new US stats for podcasting, and London Podcast Festival
7 September — Australian podcast data; new head of podcasts at Spotify; audioBoom revenue up; Gimlet gets ad agency investment
6 September — audioBoom adds a subscription fee, Osher signs with Whooshkaa, Bitcoin podcatcher
1 September — Spotify loses podcast boss, HowStuffWorks gets $15m

August 2017

31 August — Anchor debuts editing-by-word on mobile; and political podcasting
30 August — The Atlantic launches a new podcast, plus Podcasting for Dummies ed.3 now available
29 August — Audioburst Search, Podchaser and three podcasting events to go to
28 August — Podcast Movement revisited; a new Aussie boss for Acast; Ear Hustle; Mechanical Turk
25 August — Radio at Podcast Movement, PodcastOne partner posts healthy profits, and Spotify reaches WMG agreement
24 August — Spreaker and BlogTalkRadio merge, and Art19 raises $7.5m in funding
23 August — Half of all US households listen to podcasts, and the New Yorker loves Michael Barbaro
22 August — News on-demand, #PM17 starts soon, and ZCast podcast app gets upgrade
21 August — An Apple podcast chart loophole? And how podcasting makes you a better broadcaster.
19 August — Steve Bannon's exit prompts additional podcasts
18 August — Russia, Louisville, and a job in NYC
17 August — Embed any podcast anywhere, plus a new children's podcast series
16 August — Geoff Lloyd and Annabel Port return, and a Canadian podcast celebrates 500 episodes
15 August — CBS Radio signs with Omny Studio, New York City government touts podcasting industry, and tips from Adam Carolla.
14 August — Irish podcasts, SoundCloud okay for now, and how many people work in podcasting in NYC
11 August — Inside an iTunes podcast feature, and SoundCloud could have only a few hours left
10 August — More speakers for OzPod, New Yorker debuts a podcast review column, and fitness fanatics love podcasts
9 August — Audio producer salaries, a new app that isn't a podcast player, and the top podcast publishers for July
8 August — Podcast troll vanquished, making money, and cloud technology for podcasts
7 August — Legal podcasts, Acast, and how to keep surprises fresh for on-mic
4 August — Marketing podcasts, plus UK listening and Entercom invests in podcasting
3 August — Guardian's Football Weekly loses its host, plus a podcast musical and why not to speed up podcast listening too much
2 August — Gimlet Media raise new cash, SoundCloud gets new hope (and a post-mortem pre-mortem), and podcasts outlast iPods
1 August — The world's biggest kids podcaster, Omny Studio gets into Spotify, and a stage play about podcasting

July 2017

28 July — A podcast app for kids, plus Deezer gets AudioBoom podcasts, and S-Town's Brian Reed
27 July — PRX's Podcast Garage, Up First vs The Daily, and Next Radio
26 July — The Current seeks podcast host, and an ad agency on the paradigm shift with podcast ads
25 July — Foreign radio podcasts with subtitles, plus kids podcasts
24 July — New podcasts in sport, business, parenting and Vegas, plus two conferences on Sep 8
21 July — The misappreciated art of podcasting, speed listening, and Hollywood
20 July — Aussie podcast research, and Pocket Casts on Sonos
19 July — Breaking: the hidden, built-in, podcast app in your Android phone
18 July — Speed-listening, a 94 year-old podcaster, and release forms
17 July — The next big genre for podcasting, plus jobs and a guide for journalists
14 July — How to sponsor a podcast well, plus dentists, scientists and murderers
13 July — IAB's new podcast measurement guidelines, Edison Research's Tom Webster, and podcasting to increase in popularity
12 July — Panoply works with Nielsen for targeted podcast ads, and are we at peak podcast?
11 July — June's top podcasters, will analytics change podcasting, and Everyone Else
10 July — How to sell podcasts, half-price podcast app, and a podcast with a 50/50 gender split for guests
7 July — How to get your podcast featured in iTunes; and the rise of the audiogram
5 July — A true-crime podcast finds more clues, and smaller audiences are good too
4 July — A critique of ESPN's 30 for 30, and a talk about podcasting's future by a design anthropologist
3 July — Enhanced analytics from Spreaker, kind of; plus praise for ESPN's 30 for 30.

June 2017

30 June — How to add your podcasts to Spotify: and they're coming to Android
29 June — Lessons from an NPR producer, get your podcast critiqued, new podcast from Microsoft
28 June — How would you sell a podcast in a store? Plus 2017 revenues and Pandora closes in Aus/NZ.
27 June — Where is Microsoft in podcasting? New hires for Midroll, and tips for journalists
26 June — Research from Nielsen about podcast profiles, and Edison Research about smart audio
23 June — How NPR approaches advertising in podcasts, plus a free podcasting event in Canada, and is podcasting ruining radio?
22 June — Interview with Ira Glass on interviews, plus acast, a new TED podcast, and discovery ideas
21 June — Next Radio conference, podcasting to come to Google, and Ira Glass talks
20 June — Successful podcast music, Tom Webster on Apple's analytics, and most successful podcast formats
19 June — A science podcast for kids, video prerolls, and a podcast gets man out of jail
16 June — Behind the world's largest women's podcast network, Lore, Helen Zaltzman, Roman Mars, and Audible
15 June — AudioBoom's boom-time, plus prison podcasts, Podtrac and Primedia
14 June — Current event podcasting, more on Apple's analytics and RSS changes, and Radiodays Europe's podcasting day
13 June — More on Apple's analytics, plus why you should be on 60db and a new golden age of drama
12 June — Apple to add podcast analytics, enable series and custom order for podcasts
9 June — Leela links to Patreon, plus Otto Radio and podcasting (and radio's) resurgence
7 June — Changes coming to Apple Podcast app, plus sign-in for iPlayer and a new Nova podcast star
6 June — Apple's HomePod new voice assistant, plus podcasting's distributed future
5 June — NPR's podcast analytics, plus audio's bright future and archiving podcasting
2 June — ABC in Australia goes podcast-first, US podcast ad figures, podcasts get 3% share of ear in Canada
1 June — Ad agency podcasts, subscription podcasts apparently work, Adam Curry's Podcaster Pro

May 2017

31 May — Podcast app reviews, writing with sound course, Apple has podcast studio
30 May — Update for Castro, US music rights, automated podcasting

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