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September 2019

20 September — Think most podcasts are downloaded before playing? Think again
19 September — Descript’s Podcast Studio launches: we try it out
18 September — The Pocket Casts podcast app is now free
17 September — Podcoin app to close next week
16 September — NPR: podcasting revenue bigger than radio in 2020
13 September — Brexitcast filmed for TV
12 September — RSS tool falls over; hundreds of podcasts fall offline
11 September — Listening to podcasts on the web is increasing
10 September — 40% of new podcasts are hosted by women
9 September — Podcasting workshop to be held in Jamaica, and new Spotify hirings
6 September — Podcasts on a plane; free ebook, webinar and classroom tools
5 September — Happy 9th, 99% Invisible; Acast moves to IAB v2 guidelines
4 September — Audioboom partners with Voxnest for ad-tech; Boudet goes legal
3 September — Unravel returns with a con artist; Crime Junkie served legal letter
2 September — Tom Webster: Let's put on a show

August 2019

30 August — Help fund a new indie fiction podcast
29 August — Podchaser opens up the Social Feed
28 August — OzPod podcasting conference returns for 2019
27 August — Another podcast accused of copying
26 August — Fan podcast sells out live season finale
23 August — WWE Podcast Network to launch
22 August — Apple Podcasts transcription search is now live
21 August — Conan signs a seven figure deal, apparently driving the podcast revolution
20 August — Dr Death tops podcast charts across the world
19 August — Crime Junkie episodes disappear after plagiarism claim
16 August — Podcast Movement wraps up
15 August — Using music in podcasting moves a step closer
14 August — The doors open to Podcast Movement 2019
13 August — Music: finally coming to podcasts?
12 August — Fun Kids launches children's podcast network; RadioPublic unveil PodPass
9 August — Google adds podcast episodes to Google Search
8 August — Radio tunes in: Entercom buys Pineapple Street/Cadence13; iHeart expands podcasts internationally
7 August — Veritone One launches new monetisation tool; Cleanfeed to launch browser-based multitrack recorder
6 August — Second virtual summit for podcasters announced
5 August — Podsights releases “Open Downloads” spec
2 August — The new Apple Podcasts categories go live
1 August — Data: podcasting and the UAE

July 2019

31 July — Is Amazon AWS an alternative to a real podcast host?
30 July — Do The Right Thing returns; Spreaker launches Spreaker Prime monetisation
29 July — UK - 92 percent of podcasts are listened-to alone
26 July — AdBarker promises ad insertion for podcasters on any host
25 July — Spotify continues to gain on Apple, which rolls out new categories
24 July — Apple are putting new podcast category changes live
23 July — Audioburst launches on Android Auto and Bixby
22 July — 39 percent of internet users consume podcasts every month
19 July — Acast doubles revenue year-on-year; Spotify solicits Spanish shows
18 July — Audioboom revenue grows by 171% year-on-year
17 July — Apple to make its own exclusive podcasts
16 July — Podcasts are getting shorter
15 July — The battle of the one-star reviews
12 July — Audioboom adds new NYC studios
11 July — Stitcher and Wondery expand into the UK; podcast targeted with one-star reviews
10 July — BBC Sounds Controller announced; Nielsen announces new podcast advertising service
9 July — Castbox has 3m daily users; The Infinite Dial comes to Germany
8 July — Podcasts to come first on new Apple iPhone OS
5 July — The Nod visits Johannesburg, South Africa; BBC Sounds resets ratings
4 July — 75 per cent of UK ad agencies plan to spend more money on podcasts
3 July — Podimo - a European Netflix for podcasts - raises $6m
2 July — Whooshkaa adds free dynamic ad insertion and transcription for all
1 July — Who's the fastest podcast host?

June 2019

28 June — Wondery to go global with $10m of funding
27 June — Podtrac admits to website error; Apple slips to below 60% of podcast downloads
26 June — Anchor: skipping the approval queue, and filling Apple Podcasts with illegal copyright material?
25 June — Almost Tangible wins big at the NY Festival Awards
24 June — Podcast gets conviction overturned
21 June — The radio station earning money from subscription podcasts
20 June — Castbox integrates with Waze
19 June — Household tips from the 1950's; and a PM19 session not to miss
18 June — French podcast publishers work together; Duolingo make a dual French/English podcast
17 June — Spotify gets a podcast redesign - and lets advertisers target listeners
14 June — Record companies agree: podcasting helps music discovery
13 June — Triton Digital acquires Omny Studio
12 June — Applications now open for Jesse Cox Audio Fellowship
11 June — Spotify adds embedded player for podcasts
10 June — Podcast Live's Rugby At Twickenham; Spotify's Daily Podcast Playlist
7 June — Death in Ice Valley to return with a live show; and Spotify beats Apple in more countries
6 June — More on Apple's new categories, and a Spotify curated podcast playlist
5 June — Apple make over 100 changes to podcast categories
4 June — US podcasting ad revenues up 53% to $479m; Apple Podcasts adds full-text transcript search and device sync
3 June — Apple to kill iTunes: why it makes no difference for podcasters

May 2019

31 May — Castro adds podcast clip sharing to its app: but does it help podcasting?
30 May — Audible UK announces audio drama production grant
29 May — Is podcasting in China really worth $7bn?
28 May — Apple fixes New and Noteworthy
27 May — Libsyn plans new advertising platform; and Inside Star Wars launches this week
24 May — Gimlet launches a new scripted LGBTQ+ series
23 May — How Spain listens to online audio
22 May — Infinite Dial Canada 2019 released in full
21 May — Libsyn podcast revenue up 16% in Q1 2019
20 May — Awards nights - podcasting's winners in Britain and Australia
17 May — Rob Greenlee moves to Libsyn
16 May — BBC plans 'public service algorithm' for personalisation
15 May — Spotify launch a browser-based podcast audio editor
14 May — Chartable launch SmartLinks, get $1.5m funding
13 May — Three companies get IAB Certified; Arabic podcasts on the rise
10 May — Growth in podcast listening in Canada
9 May — Google adds podcast results within main desktop search
8 May — Podfund - a funding source for podcasters - launches
7 May — Luminary fixes show note links in their apps
6 May — Show notes: only 60% of apps support links
5 May — How people find new podcasts
3 May — How people discover new podcasts
2 May — Acast launches secure paid-for podcasts in almost any app; Pacific Content bought by Rogers
1 May — Auxbus launches; NPR press the wrong button

April 2019

30 April — New podcast host RedCircle launches; Parcast cost Spotify $55m
29 April — Overcast launches clip-sharing to social media
26 April — Luminary removes proxy server, disguises app user-agent, truncates show notes, removes donation links: more publishers exit
25 April — Acast buys Pippa; three more publishers come off Luminary
24 April — Podcast downloads by country; and the Peabody Awards
23 April — Luminary launches - without some popular podcasts
22 April — 18m Crime Junkies; a Swootiful social app; de-umming with Spext
19 April — Countries where podcasting is growing fastest
18 April — Wondery does a deal with Universal Music
17 April — The podcast that crashes car radios
16 April — The Daily, The Weekly, the Apple Watch, and more Google Podcasts features
15 April — Is this one word we should all stop using?
12 April — Podcast Consumer 2019 released; Luminary sneek peek
11 April — Apple Podcasts now available on the web
10 April — The top personal care podcast advertisers
9 April — She Podcasts gets conference funding; Apple Podcasts to get a desktop app?
8 April — NAB Show 2019: more podcast companies than ever
5 April — Understanding podcast metrics using pizza
4 April — Spotify: now #1 for podcasts in Spain, Indonesia and India
3 April — Beer brands advertising in podcasts
2 April — Google Podcasts are working on an analytics dashboard
1 April — BBC says podcast listening will quadruple by 2021

March 2019

29 March — The total number of available podcasts is now 700,000
28 March — Laughable, a top-rated comedy podcast app, comes to Android
27 March — Blubrry and Audioburst announce partnership; Spotify buys Parcast; BBC explains
26 March — 'Seems to be insane' - more on the BBC block; and StreamGuys enables RAD
25 March — BBC pulls podcasts from Google Assistant and Google Podcasts
22 March — If a podcast is too long, a fifth of listeners never return
21 March — Google Podcasts will soon have a website (and it'll run on iOS too)
20 March — Australia leads the world in smart speaker adoption
19 March — Apple - what they should do next
18 March — Strategies to grow your Patreon support
15 March — Patreon says Sword and Scale's Mike Boudet can stay
14 March — Gimlet staff want a union; Spotify files complaint against Apple
13 March — Ron Burgundy podcast fails to hit the mark for iHeartRadio
12 March — RadioPublic's new stuff; and dynamic ad insertion without the ads
11 March — Sword and Scale abruptly ends
8 March — A new threat to podcasters: extortion
7 March — Research: podcasting significantly growing in US
6 March — Google Podcasts unveils episode search, driven by automated transcripts
5 March — Spotify is already beating Apple in many countries
4 March — Apple's accessibility; and Gimlet's not changing anything
1 March — Apple's u-turn: episode numbers won't get you chucked out after all; RODE release new firmware

February 2019

28 February — Apple threat: no episode numbers in your podcast titles, or else
27 February — Pandora launches 'Stories'; ART19's raid on Stitcher
26 February — RAIN Podcast Business Summit is next week
25 February — Spotify - growing the pie for podcasting?
22 February — Tenderfoot TV's new investigative podcast
21 February — Podcast company one of world's most innovative businesses
20 February — Podcast Live launches in UK; and mobile data costs around the world
19 February — The #2 radio advertiser is also the #2 podcast advertiser
18 February — D'oh! Podcasting on The Simpsons
15 February — The Quicky - a new daily news podcast for Australia
14 February — Pandora's public podcast plans; Anchor's actual acquisition amount?
13 February — Root of Evil podcast launches
12 February — Apple tightens its terms of service
11 February — Google Podcasts creator program bootcamp starts; and monetisation tips
8 February — Artificial Intelligence adds visuals and context links to podcasts
7 February — New podcast platform launches with $100m investment
6 February — Breaking: Spotify buys Gimlet... and Anchor
6 February — Where are all the podcast archives?
5 February — British Podcast Awards returns for 2019
4 February — Spotify in talks to buy Gimlet Media
1 February — RØDE give away $150,000 of prizes

January 2019

31 January — Podfest Expo in Orlando - Himalaya could pay for your travel
30 January — WerkIt launches a podcasting pay survey, and new podcasts from Tenderfoot TV
29 January — Overcast adds instant search; the NYT helps new podcast listeners
28 January — Advertising that works in podcasting, and Meet your Maker returns
25 January — RODECaster Pro to add multitrack recording
24 January — David Tennant launches new interview podcast
23 January — The Economist launches a daily podcast, and Spotify tests an import function
22 January — Audioboom revenue nearly doubles
21 January — New podcast consumption data released
18 January — Marketing Facebook's new podcast
17 January — Anchor 'doubles the number of money-making podcasts'
16 January — Spotify now has 200m active users worldwide
15 January — More podcasts launched in 2018 than ever before
14 January — Closed-captioning is coming to Google Podcasts
11 January — BBC’s podcast exclusivity angers listeners; Spotify plans more
10 January — Top 10 US radio advertisers vs top 10 US podcast advertisers
9 January — CES brings new platforms for podcasts
8 January — Number of smart speakers in US households increases by 78% last year
7 January — Slate launches daily news podcast 'What Next'
4 January — Are ads coming to podcasts on Spotify?
3 January — Kanye West to appear on Joe Rogan Experience podcast
2 January — Did a true-crime podcast nearly stop a conviction?
1 January — 2018 was the year 'podcasts grew up'

December 2018

31 December — Tips from Lore creator Aaron Mahnke
28 December — Where is podcasting moving fastest?
27 December — There were 200,000 new podcasts in 2018
26 December — Two Android podcast apps make it into the best apps lists of the year
25 December — How to explain to your family what you do
24 December — A new podcast app you probably won't like
21 December — US/UK audio drama podcast research published
20 December — Claims about RAD's privacy: are people right to be concerned?
19 December — Podcast analytics in the spotlight
19 December — BREAKING: Blubrry and NPR are first with IAB Certification
18 December — High profile creators leave Patreon
17 December — Apple Podcasts glitch removing ratings?
14 December — Rødecaster Pro podcasting mixer reviewed
13 December — Nielsen: 19% of all US adults listen to podcasts every week
12 December — NPR's RAD analytics standard goes live
11 December — How long should a podcast be?
10 December — What happens if you promote Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts equally
7 December — Podcasts go live in Pandora
6 December — A new radio and podcast conference for Asia
5 December — Arrest after Teacher's Pet podcast
4 December — Podcast advertises on London's tube, and Post Reports debuts
3 December — Murder case reopened, thanks to a true-crime podcast

November 2018

30 November — Anchor launches Sponsorships for US podcasters
29 November — ESPN's record IAB compliant figures: but what does IAB compliance mean?
28 November — Voxnest helps monetise UK podcasts with DAX
27 November — Record labels take podcaster to court for music in podcast
26 November — Podcasters win at the APAs in London; and the WaPo's new daily podcast
23 November — Podcast wins prestigious journalism award
22 November — Deezer adds podcasting to its app in Colombia
21 November — Podcast listening now more diverse; I'm a Celeb podcast launches
20 November — Advertising in podcasts that game the charts; and a free Google Home Mini speaker from Spotify
19 November — Reuters Institute publish smart speaker report
16 November — Anchor clarifies terms of service
15 November — Pocket Casts unveils redesigned podcast app
14 November — Pandora to add podcasts for its 76m US users
13 November — Vox Media switches to Panoply; Spotify is planning shareable podcast playlists
12 November — Three-quarters of top podcasts have ads in them; and podcasting makes it to SNL
9 November — 12% of all podcasts only have one episode
8 November — Apple's Site Manager Reporting is broken; and Nielsen offer better targeting
7 November — Google Podcasts adds a share button; Pandora hires; Apple removes a crypto podcast
6 November — Wolverine comes back for a second season
5 November — Radiodays Europe's Podcast Day host city for 2019 announced
2 November — Anchor shares podcast stats; The Guardian's daily podcast goes live
1 November — Australian Podcast Awards open for entries; NPR training release more resources

October 2018

31 October — BBC launches new radio and podcast app
30 October — iHeartRadio comes to Mexico, and Stitcher gets into Waze
29 October — Voxnest says 9.4% of all podcast downloads are on the Apple Watch
26 October — CBC's daily podcast, Front Burner, launches Monday
25 October — Limetown returns for a second season
24 October — Eleven year-old maths genius hosts a new podcast
23 October — iHeartRadio launch Podcast Awards
22 October — Full keynote from OzPod 2018; don't photograph Apple's earbuds
19 October — Australian 'Podcast Working Group' formed by radio; and UK's audio winners announced
18 October — Triton Digital bought by Stitcher's owner, Scripps
17 October — New Australian podcast research; how spammers are targeting Apple Podcasts
16 October — #OzPod2018 is tomorrow in Melbourne, Australia
15 October — The world's first reality podcast show: The Brights
12 October — Google Podcasts to be simplified, and will help podcasters earn money
11 October — Why'd You Push That Button returns for a third season
10 October — Apple Podcast Charts 'screwy and scammy'; Australian Podcast Awards return to Sydney; LUFS FAQ
9 October — How should we replace the Apple Podcasts Chart?
8 October — Podcast Consumer Canada 2018 research released; RadioPublic launches tipping
5 October — Google works with PRX; Podcasts disappear in Apple Podcasts
4 October — Entale, an interactive podcast app, comes out of beta
3 October — SoundCloud renews with DAX; how to use music in your podcast
2 October — Spotify unveils new podcasters portal for you to submit your show
1 October — Google Podcasts turns on Chromecast; and Podcast Awards 2018 winners

September 2018

28 September — Spotify - podcast listening up 367%; also increases on Deezer
27 September — Apple share podcast authoring tips, and Audioboom advertise a podcast on the TV
26 September — Canadian podcast research reveals requirement to help new listeners
25 September — How to be a top ten podcast; and how to make a great branded podcast
24 September — What is Spotify really measuring?
21 September — Podcast Trends Report published, and Serial season 3 starts
20 September — BuzzFeed cuts their podcasting team and closes the majority of their podcasts
19 September — Apple helps with podcast marketing; Anchor adds smart background music
18 September — Google opens News on Google Assistant to all; and questions with Panoply's CEO
17 September — Next Radio on now; and music licences for podcasts
14 September — iHeartMedia buys HowStuffWorks
13 September — Panoply suddenly closes its podcast content division
12 September — New logo for Stitcher; new daily podcast for The Guardian
11 September — When life gives you Parkinson's
10 September — Twitter launches Periscope Audio for live audio streaming
7 September — Audiobooks pitted against movies: which are more emotionally engaging?
6 September — Manipulated: the Top Charts on Apple Podcasts are broken
5 September — EXTRA: Serial to return on September 20
5 September — How is Google Podcasts doing: and what could it do better?
4 September — iHeartRadio embed tools, and Apple Podcast Chart manipulators
3 September — Dutch podcast network hits a million downloads a month; and Apple Podcasts gets a redesign

August 2018

31 August — My Dad Wrote A... takes over the Apple Podcast chart
30 August — Survey: US public radio fans are heavy podcast users
29 August — The BBC start commissioning new podcasts
28 August — The FCC is podcasting now; and a podcast festival for Vancouver
27 August — Should Kim Kardashian listen to your podcast?
24 August — How many podcasts are no longer being updated?
23 August — Spotify sign exclusive deal with Joe Budden
22 August — Chartable analyses the top platforms for podcasting
21 August — The power of podcasting; and Beasley hires Podcast Captains
20 August — RadioPublic's calls to action; and understanding podcast stats
17 August — Anchor Listener Support now natively supported in podcast apps; and Amazon Alexa is caching audio
16 August — Donation links to come to Overcast and others; PRX and PRI to merge
15 August — Podkite launches; Acast adds a voice app (in Swedish)
14 August — Start Here reaches 100; and is New and Noteworthy really Old and Broken?
13 August — Apple Podcasts Connect still broken
10 August — Anchor launch a Patreon competitor, Listener Support
9 August — A new UK podcasting convention; and growth for iHeartRadio
8 August — Audible eliminates a large number of podcasting roles
7 August — Alex Jones removed from Apple, Spreaker, YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest
6 August — Podnews adds a new jobs board; and Paramount signs a new podcast movie
3 August — #OzPod2018 returns; Alex Jones episodes removed from Spotify
2 August — New podcast host Transistor launches; Simplecast trails new features
1 August — Spotify faces criticism for podcasts; and Edison Research shares #PM18 data

July 2018

31 July — More podcast speakers for Next Radio; HowStuffWorks signs with Whooshkaa
30 July — Teacher's Pet reaches new milestone, and talks and learnings from Podcast Movement #PM18
27 July — Anchor to open a free podcast studio in New York
26 July — Reports from Podcast Movement; and Earios launches funding drive
25 July — AdsWizz partners with podcast hosts to help monetise podcasting
24 July — Data from Acast and Nielsen focus on commercial benefits of podcast audience
23 July — Podcast Movement delgates gather
20 July — NPR and Edison Research release their Smart Audio Report
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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