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October 2021

21 October — Chartable launches 'sales sheets' for your advertisers
20 October — New Media Show to chat with Facebook about podcasting
19 October — Harbinger renews with PodcastOne for 'high seven figure deal'
18 October — Apple explains how automatic downloads work
15 October — Budden ex-buddies sign with Stitcher
14 October — Last Podcast on the Left to stop being Spotify Exclusive
13 October — A fluent Spanish podcast from a non-Spanish speaker
12 October — Exclusive: Spotify catching up with Apple: but are they?
11 October — Eric Nuzum's Lisbon masterclass
8 October — 'Fat Leonard' podcast exposes corruption in US military
7 October — Spotify and Anchor unveil new podcast monetisation options
6 October — 13-23 year-olds prefer Spotify
5 October — Why do we call it a 'podcast'?
4 October — OZY Media shuts down after reports about business practices
1 October — Spotify add Q&A and polls; Clubhouse to enable recording

September 2021

30 September — Apple, Omny Studio release data; Acast promote shows
29 September — iOS 15's Private Relay - and its impact on podcasting
28 September — Popular US rom-com podcast's first international production
27 September — Sweden is #1 for podcasting
24 September — Ashley Flowers non-profit gets arrest in unsolved case
23 September — A podcast network for women
22 September — Advertisers underinvest in audio, says study
21 September — Virgin Atlantic chooses indie podcast
20 September — Early podcast history in the UK
17 September — US Latinos - non-podcast listeners already listening to spoken word
16 September — October's NAB Show cancelled
15 September — Brad Smith promoted at SiriusXM
14 September — TED uses dynamic audio insertion to make a random episode
13 September — Inside the Player FM redesign
10 September — iVoox releases Spanish podcast data
9 September — Analyst: Spotify needs a new approach
8 September — Libsyn's AdvertiseCast to release monthly ad-rates report
7 September — SmartLess jumps into the Podtrac top 20
6 September — Podcast listening grows in Germany
3 September — Supercast sees success in cross-platform paid podcast subscriptions
2 September — US podcast ad spend up by almost a quarter
1 September — Zack Reneau-Wedeen leaves Google Podcasts on a high

August 2021

31 August — Darknet Diaries sees success with Apple Podcasts paid subscriptions
30 August — Tascam launches the Mixcast 4
27 August — Kiernan Shipka to appear in feature-length scripted podcast
26 August — Podsights terminates contract with Libsyn, citing bad conduct
25 August — Spotify opens paid subscriptions to all US Anchor users
24 August — Shhh - internal Spotify podcast data leaked
23 August — HP gets into podcast advertising
20 August — Podcast downloads fall worldwide following Apple bug
19 August — The IAB Podcast Upfront announces final agenda
18 August — The winners and losers when IP addresses go away
17 August — Pocket Casts begins 'scaling back up'
16 August — Fireside Chat updates its terms
13 August — Podcasts made with AI
12 August — Something's wrong with Apple Podcasts
11 August — Use the right words to get a more popular podcast
10 August — The top 50 podcasts in the US
9 August — Now, 'boosts' come with messages from your listeners
6 August — Cuban and Fatemi's Fireside Chat at Podcast Movement
5 August — #RobotSharon steals the show at Podcast Movement
4 August — Acast: 'we're number three'
3 August — SiriusXM gives the nod to the return of For Colored Nerds
2 August — More than 1,000 shows are using Apple Podcasts paid subscriptions

July 2021

30 July — Fixed - the Apple Podcasts download bug
29 July — Lore's Aaron Mahnke launches new show: Bridgewater
28 July — Spotify opens paid podcast subscription access
27 July — Audacy launches PodSauce - all that's hot in new podcasts
26 July — New Hollywood podcast forced to change name by indie
23 July — Audacity updates its privacy policy
22 July — Canadian radio to broadcast podcasts
21 July — Crooked Media goes international for ads with Acast
20 July — Shure adds a tripod to MV7 Podcast Kit
19 July — Popular podcast app Pocket Casts has a new owner
16 July — Fiction podcasting: growing by more than 300 percent
15 July — Ripping old ads out to put new ads in
14 July — What data do podcast apps use to help people find your show?
13 July — The rise of the smart speaker
12 July — The winners of the British Podcast Awards
9 July — Netflix hires first Head of Podcasts
8 July — PodcastOne launches LaunchpadOne, a free podcast host
7 July — Acast CEO: 'RSS is the cornerstone of open podcasting'
6 July — All the same: episode notes now display consistently
5 July — Audacity to share app analytics data
2 July — Bug results in lower downloads
1 July — HTML links are back in Apple Podcasts

June 2021

30 June — Amazon buys SmartLess podcast for around $80m
29 June — Spotify Audience Network launches in Australia, Canada and UK
28 June — Chaux: 'most consumption will be 3 minute episodes'
25 June — Prime day: Amazon buys ART19
24 June — Dane Cardiel joins Gumball
23 June — Data: podcast listening around the world
22 June — Facebook launches podcasts for US users
21 June — Squadcast launches v4.0
18 June — Stitcher is the #1 podcast network in US
17 June — Like Clubhouse, but it records: Spotify Greenroom launches
16 June — Spotify buys another exclusive podcast for $60m
15 June — Subscriptions and Channels go live in Apple Podcasts
14 June — Podcasts receive premieres at 2021 Tribeca Festival
11 June — The podcast company burning through $100m of imaginary cash
10 June — Ear Hustle to be available as a book
9 June — Captivate upgrades to 2.0
8 June — Apple to reveal where your podcast data goes
7 June — Podcast Day 24 currently underway
4 June — Consumers prefer podcast ads to TV ads
3 June — How long should a podcast ad be?
2 June — Writing great podcast advertising copy
1 June — Overcast wins accessibility award

May 2021

31 May — Apple delays paid podcast launch; admits problems
28 May — British Podcast Awards - watch the nominations
27 May — Podchaser launches an API
26 May — Keeping private podcasts private
25 May — Apple Podcasts Subscriptions are here
24 May — Samsung jumps into podcast advertising
21 May — App that offers clips of podcast shows accused of theft
20 May — Getting with The Program: ads for a podcast in an unusual place
19 May — Spotify or Apple? Who's bigger for podcasts?
18 May — Lossless audio comes to Apple, Spotify and Amazon
17 May — The Ambies 2021: all the winners
14 May — Canadians enjoy the taste of podcasts
13 May — US Podcast Ad Revenues grew 19% in 2020
12 May — CNN Audio plans Apple Podcasts subscriptions
11 May — Spotify's new social-sharing features
10 May — Up Next - a podcast up front - goes live
7 May — An end to AppleCoreMedia useragents?
6 May — Podcast Day 24 will be in-person in Sydney
5 May — Apple Podcasts changes format for episode notes
4 May — Ricky Gervais to sell subscription to new podcast
3 May — A quarter of all Brits listen to podcasts every week

April 2021

30 April — Why Apple Podcasts seems slower to get new episodes
29 April — SiriusXM revenue up, Spotify back in profit
28 April — Spotify launches Paid Subscriptions for podcasts
27 April — 99% Invisible bought by SiriusXM
26 April — AppleCoreMedia: what it is, and isn't
23 April — launches new 'magic editor'
22 April — New Apple Podcasts system: shows disappear, multiple bugs
21 April — Apple Podcasts Subscriptions is launched
20 April — Facebook to add a podcast player and recording tool
19 April — Facebook to get serious about podcasting
16 April — iVoox builds Spanish podcast ad marketplace
15 April — Spotify announces new podcast charts
14 April — Google Podcasts hits new installation milestone
13 April — WTF - an award at The Ambies
12 April — Stay Tuned for a new Vox Media acquisition
9 April — Union agreement at Gimlet, The Ringer
8 April — New features for the RØDECaster Pro
7 April — Time to rename the Apple Podcast Chart?
6 April — The illusion of 2 million podcasts
5 April — Wondery to double in size this year
2 April — Libsyn buys podcast ad company
1 April — New children's book aims to teach podcasting ad-tech

March 2021

31 March — Libsyn 5 available to all in beta
30 March — The acclaimed West Cork now available for free
29 March — The Ramsey Show hits a billion
26 March — Samsung launches Samsung Podcasts
25 March — The female economy - podcast listening among women
24 March — There are now 2 million podcasts
23 March — PodTV launches on smart TVs and the web
22 March — Podcasting: a billion dollar market in the US this year
19 March — Live captions for every podcast in Google Chrome
18 March — It's a date! Podcast Movement confirms dates and venues for 2022
17 March — Overcast to skip stats services
16 March — When 1 second of listening means a 90 second download
15 March — Free music packs for podcasts
12 March — Triton Digital and Edison Research: Podcast listening up to a new high
11 March — How no commuting affected podcasts last year
10 March — Entercom acquires podcast influencer marketplace Podcorn
9 March — 'Follow our podcast': Apple Podcasts to stop using 'subscribe'
8 March — Spotify announces a new focus on women creators
5 March — The Ambies 2021: the full nominations
4 March — The first podcast to be released as an NFT?
3 March — The road ahead: Spotify to overtake Apple?
2 March — Lady Bird Johnson's daily audio diaries make it to podcast
1 March — Nielsen: US podcast listeners are more diverse than population

February 2021

26 February — Android gains against iOS worldwide
25 February — BetterHelp spent $4.4m on podcasts in January
24 February — Attacks briefly knock some podcast hosts offline
23 February — Subscriptions, new features and The Bosses: Spotify's big day
22 February — TED launches TED Audio Collective for podcasts
19 February — Who's moving where?
18 February — iHeartMedia to buy Triton Digital
17 February — Andy Bowers is co-founder of new podcast company
16 February — Acast reaffirms commitment to open podcasting
15 February — Who wants to moderate podcasts?
12 February — Libsyn acquires production platform Auxbus
11 February — iHeartRadio still No.1 in Australia
10 February — iHeart 3D Audio to make podcasts more immersive
9 February — Mark Cuban's 'next-gen' podcasting platform
8 February — Fair use - what it means for podcasters
5 February — The New York Times made $36m from podcast ads in 2020
4 February — A quarter of Spotify users now use podcasts there too
3 February — There were two new podcasts every minute in 2020
2 February — New podcast shows off DAI building blocks
1 February — New Spotify book, and patent for mood detection by voice

January 2021

29 January — New global podcasting conference announced
28 January — PodcastOne: 'Podcasting to grow to $5-10bn through video'
27 January — Anchor gets a new look
26 January — How Jordan Harbinger buys $40,000 of host-read ads a month
25 January — Magellan AI launch 'Really Good Podcast Ads'
22 January — Office Ladies is Podcast of the Year at the iHeart Podcast Awards
21 January — New tool lets you explore your podcast's neighbourhood
20 January — Happy 20th Birthday, Podcasting
19 January — Apple Podcasts shines a spotlight on independent voices
18 January — Apple to launch podcast subscriptions?
15 January — Losing money, Pocket Casts is put up for sale
14 January — Todd Cochrane makes it to 1,500 Geek News Central episodes
13 January — Condé Nast podcast management criticised
12 January — Social podcast app Breaker won't close after all
11 January — 'Wow in the World' gets 100 million downloads
8 January — Adelicious, a podcast monetisation agency, publicly launches
7 January — Greenlee to step down as Podcast Academy Chair
6 January — Megaphone added to ad-block lists
5 January — Breaker team to join Twitter; podcast app to close
4 January — Evergreen Podcasts to double output in 2021
1 January — '246 companies' get your Spotify data

December 2020

31 December — Amazon buys Wondery
30 December — Spotify's podcast problem: bootlegs
29 December — New podcast digs into weird news in local newspapers
28 December — Chinese government increasingly interested in podcasts
25 December — Questions asked of the New York Times after Caliphate
24 December — The podcast:location tag is finalised
23 December — Triton Digital: US podcast downloads dip into the holidays
22 December — Satirical podcast News Fighters goes SansPants
21 December — Spotify's podcast boss Liz Gateley to leave?
18 December — Netflix's audio-only mode could threaten podcasting
17 December — Why has music streaming stopped growing?
16 December — Spotify signs Meghan and Prince Harry
15 December — Podcast Taxonomy Consortium gives us clearer job descriptions
14 December — Newsletter service Substack is the latest free podcast host
11 December — Patreon comes out top for donations, says podcaster
10 December — Night-time is podcast time in India
9 December — 38% believe there are too many ads in podcasts
8 December — A closer look at the New York Times's podcasting
7 December — AdsWizz launches survey
4 December — Google Podcasts app gets RSS feed support
3 December — Tu-whit tu-Whoo might be buying Wondery?
2 December — The best podcasts of 2020: Apple Podcasts unveil their shows of the year
1 December — Spotify's most popular podcasts in 2020

November 2020

30 November — A map to help navigate the podcasting landscape
27 November — The podcast that's sent 15 million people to sleep
26 November — The power of local podcasting
25 November — RØDE launch Vlogger Kits
24 November — French children's podcast platform Keeku launches
23 November — The best podcasts from Australia revealed
20 November — How Gen Z/Millennials use podcasts
19 November — What we can learn from Apple Podcasts star ratings
18 November — Vurbl launches - a new 'creator-first' audio streaming platform
17 November — Apple Podcasts: now on a website near you
16 November — Apple now under half of all podcast plays
13 November — Global to commission original podcasts
12 November — The Australian ABC adds shows to Spotify
11 November — Spotify buys Megaphone in its biggest deal yet
10 November — Acast integrates with Patreon patron-only shows
9 November — Spotify investigates podcast subscriptions
6 November — Anchor gains IAB certification
5 November — Anchor makes payout changes
4 November — YouTube channels are pirating podcasts
3 November — A brand new song, every week, in a podcast
2 November — Australian Podcast Awards 2020 nominees announced

October 2020

30 October — Biden vs Trump - who's spending where in podcasts
29 October — Acast and AdsWizz make podcast ads easier to buy
28 October — Podchaser launches Pro service for marketers
27 October — Shure launches MV7 USB/XLR microphone
26 October — iHeartMedia to buy podcast host Voxnest
23 October — The Allusionist leaves PRX's Radiotopia
22 October — This Porsche comes with Apple Podcasts
21 October — Fyre Festival fraudster produces podcast from prison
20 October — The two things that make podcasts unique
19 October — Podsights: two ads work better than one
16 October — The RIAA shuts two podcasts down for music use
15 October — Anchor and Spotify launch 'shows with music'
14 October — The Ambies are coming
13 October — Libsyn and listener privacy
12 October — Proposals for new podcast tags in RSS unveiled
9 October — Podcasting on Deezer shows up in another 51 countries
8 October — Spotify launches social cards
7 October — The stars come out for Podfront
6 October — Anchor's tools make it easy to copy podcasts
5 October — Award-winning investigative journalist Robert Riggs talks to Podnews
2 October — Deezer posts positive numbers for podcasters
1 October — Google Podcasts Creator Program announces teams

September 2020

30 September — Happy #internationalpodcastday
29 September — Faking IAB-compliant downloads
28 September — Wondery seeks a buyer
25 September — BBC Sounds goes global
24 September — Brené Brown gets two Spotify exclusives
23 September — How the new Apple Podcasts could impact listening habits
22 September — Amanda Palmer launches weekly podcast
21 September — FinCEN files investigation is accompanied by a podcast
18 September — UK's 'Noiser' signed by talent agency WME
17 September — Podcasts on Amazon Music - all you need to know
16 September — Jake Shapiro goes to Apple Podcasts
15 September — Joe Rogan's next guest?
14 September — Podcast listeners are listening longer
11 September — Kara Swisher's new interview podcast
10 September — NPR makes 'first localised daily news podcast'
9 September — US podcast downloads and audience per platform
8 September — The Podfather launches a new, open podcast directory
7 September — 12% of New Zealanders listen to podcasts every day
4 September — More brands than ever are considering podcast advertising
3 September — Song Exploder starts to remove shows
2 September — Censored? Joe Rogan Experience is missing episodes on Spotify
1 September — Ad revenue 'surging back' to podcasts

August 2020

31 August — Podnews launches new, weekly adtech newsletter; Overcast adds dynamic ad warning
28 August — CK Goldiing explores 'telephobia'
27 August — Joe Budden to leave Spotify
26 August — Exclusive: the top 100 podcasts in your country on Spotify
25 August — Podcasting: 'more trustworthy than traditional media'
24 August — A new daily cyber security show launches
21 August — BRIAN'S ALIVE! - and he's going to release a new bedtime stories podcast
20 August — More enhancements for Google Podcasts
19 August — Horses In The Morning celebrates 2,500 shows
18 August — Spotify launches new Daily Sports playlist
17 August — Anchor is hosting pirated podcasts
14 August — Joss Stone launches 'A Cuppa Happy'
13 August — Amazon changes podcasting terms: delivers worse option
12 August — 38 percent of Americans listen to podcasts to improve their mood
11 August — Exclusive: Anchor are automatically deleting podcasters, and why
10 August — How to get your podcast into Amazon
7 August — Music podcast celebrates India’s neighbours
6 August — Wonder Media Network signs with WME
5 August — Podcasting to hit $1bn in 2021
4 August — Are Anchor podcasters different?
3 August — Apple still #1: podcast listening via mobile apps

July 2020

31 July — SiriusXM: Simplecast’s price; Pandora’s decline
30 July — Spotify: more podcast listening
29 July — Descript adds Overdub, automated editing, and more
28 July — The Podcast Show 2021 announced in London next May
27 July — Podcast producer WYN Studio in India gets funding round
24 July — New comedy shows announced from Will Ferrell and iHeartMedia
23 July — The New York Times buys Serial Productions
22 July — Podcast Movement shifts to a virtual event
21 July — New UK research shows lack of diverse voices
20 July — Non-English podcast launches overtake English ones
17 July — Michelle Obama to release show on Spotify
16 July — Apple makes a new, exclusive, 'podcast'
15 July — Spotify launches in Russia, and launches podcast charts
14 July — US Podcast Ad Revenues grew 48% in 2019
13 July — British Podcast Awards 2020 winners
10 July — YouTube listening time falls; and working safely during a pandemic
9 July — Spotify signs $20m deal with Omnicom Media Group
8 July — Podcast listeners 39% more likely to drive a hybrid
7 July — SiriusXM 'to buy Stitcher'
6 July — Podtrac: NPR back at #1
3 July — A record number of new shows: but new releases now in decline
2 July — Spotify gains on Apple worldwide
1 July — Resonate Recordings launches a podcast host

June 2020

30 June — Spotify adapt 'Sandra' to international markets
29 June — BBC launches new podcast unit
26 June — Cadence13's 'movies for the ear'
25 June — PodLP: a new podcast app for the next billion listeners
24 June — iHeartMedia and Warner sign co-pro deal for HBO Max
23 June — Podcasts: radio's biggest advertiser
22 June — Podcasts - do we have a spam problem?
19 June — Pandora adds podcast analytics
18 June — SiriusXM (owner of Pandora and AdsWizz) buys Simplecast
17 June — Reuters Audio launches with half a million audio clips
16 June — 19.7m people will pay for podcasts in the US
15 June — The podcast app that's eight times bigger than you thought
12 June — Are your podcast downloads 5% too high?
11 June — Podcast transcripts: should podcasters have control of their own transcript?
10 June — Deezer launches podcasts for Israel
9 June — Podhero launches: a new support platform for podcasters
8 June — Rogan: most popular podcast in the US
5 June — More people in Canada listen to podcasts every week than the US
4 June — Triton Digital: O Assunto is número um in Latin America
3 June — Study: many Joe Rogan fans will 'stop listening'
2 June — A new record for new podcasts
1 June — Now showing: IMDB now listing podcasts

May 2020

29 May — California listens to more podcasts than any other US state
28 May — The Podcast Academy names its Board of Governors
27 May — Time to rethink the podcast app?
26 May — iPhone vs Android across the world
25 May — Podcasts are coming to Amazon
22 May — Captivate gains IAB certified compliant stats
21 May — Blubrry launches private podcasting tools
20 May — Joe Rogan signs exclusive deal with Spotify
19 May — Podcast Addict returns to Google Play: but for how long?
18 May — Google suspends Podcast Addict from Google Play app store
15 May — Apple to make audio content
14 May — Luminary 'losing $3.5m a month'
13 May — Google helps people move away from Google Play Music Podcasts
12 May — Majority of Chinese podcast consumers listen every day
11 May — PodcastOne bought by LiveXLive for $18.1m
8 May — Podcast Movement 2020 switches to October
7 May — New podcast network aims to sell out
6 May — Google launches an analytics - and submission - platform
5 May — This American Life wins first Pulitzer Prize for audio reporting
4 May — We Are Podcast plans 'House Sessions', a networking event while-at-home
1 May — Spotify continues to gain on Apple: even in California

April 2020

30 April — Now, Spotify hits one million podcasts
29 April — Podcast promoters are still a thing: we talk to one
28 April — This American Life comes to Spotify
27 April — Apple slow to update new episodes (and why it doesn't matter much)
24 April — New UK podcast consumption data shows record listening
23 April — Quibi says 'Quit it' - and tells a fan podcaster to stop
22 April — Libsyn: more people using computers to listen
21 April — Get with The Program: advice on promoting a podcast
20 April — There are now over one million podcasts
17 April — TWiT turns 15
16 April — Nordic noir - true-crime plagiarism in Sweden
15 April — Reach half of US weekly podcast consumers by buying just 5 networks
14 April — Triton Digital launches new US Podcast Report
13 April — Podcast Addict adds reviews
10 April — Magellan: 4 out of 5 comedy podcasts talk COVID
9 April — Together Apart focuses on how we get together when we can’t
8 April — RØDE's new wireless mics; Google removes old Google Play Music Podcasts from iOS
7 April — New podcast focuses on the choices ahead
6 April — New publishers make it to Podtrac's top 20
3 April — Spotify deletes some virus-related episodes
2 April — Plays on the web double as we work from home
1 April — Listening vs downloads over the past few weeks

March 2020

31 March — New RØDECaster Pro firmware released
30 March — Podcast downloads are happening later in the day
27 March — AdsWizz automates buying host-read ads
26 March — Google Podcasts app launches on iOS: same, but different
25 March — Anchor adds remote-recording features to its app
24 March — Google Podcasts redesign rolling out
23 March — How is the coronavirus affecting podcast downloads?
20 March — Podcasts now listened to by over 100m Americans every month
19 March — Podcasters react to widespread school closures
18 March — Tony Phillips joins Broccoli Content as CCO
17 March — Is personalisation coming to Apple Podcasts?
16 March — Our Largest Download Day Ever - advertising a podcast
13 March — The coronavirus’s effect on podcasting
12 March — Episode images: the apps that use them
11 March — HiStudios changes name and goes independent
10 March — COVID-19 podcasts going viral
9 March — Gimlet's new Head of Content: and Chartable's new charts
6 March — ‘A million’ podcasts won’t be playable in Chrome
5 March — 75% of Americans are now familiar with podcasting
4 March — iHeart makes it to the Australian Podcast Ranker
3 March — The oldest podcaster in the world? And how can we hit $2bn?
2 March — Audio-Technica moves to USB-C

February 2020

28 February — Apple Podcasts reaches over 900,000 shows
27 February — A look at podcasting in Lebanon and Levant
26 February — Acast launches Acast Marketplace; iHeartPodcasts come to Australia
25 February — Supercast announces $2m of funding; new CEO
24 February — Edison Research releases top 10 podcast tracker
21 February — Podcast advertising 'works way better than TV, print'
20 February — Spotify listeners prefer comedy; Apple's prefer news
19 February — RTÉ launches The Nobody Zone in five languages
18 February — Podcasting in Egypt: data, and PodFest Cairo
17 February — The Podcast Academy launches: the speech, the Q and A, the reaction
14 February — Podcast Movement Evolutions under way in LA
13 February — Conan: podcast success 'greatest surprise of my career'; and more from Podfront
12 February — Chartable gets certified; another company hijacks podcast feeds
11 February — Podcasting world converges on LA
10 February — How to advertise your podcast with paid ads
7 February — Google Podcasts adds a front page, and podcast search, to the web
6 February — Spotify buys The Ringer, podcast listening up 200%
5 February — Another podcast host gets IAB Certification
4 February — The podcasters who earn the most
3 February — How you should advertise your podcast

January 2020

31 January — BBC sees significant growth in podcast plays on BBC Sounds
30 January — Why women are fascinated with true crime
29 January — PodcastOne podcasts are now on Spotify
28 January — Captivate launches a 'full transparency mode' privacy initiative
27 January — MTV to release five new podcasts
24 January — The Pod Village at the European Radio Show impresses
23 January — Podcast listening without the app
22 January — Apple vs Spotify: the #1, according to the data, is...
21 January — Breaker gets a redesign for simplicity and discoverability
20 January — iHeart Podcast Awards winners and new UK podcast data
17 January — How the Apple Podcast Charts work: the patent
16 January — Can anyone list your podcast without asking?
15 January — Now, MIDiA claims Spotify is #1 for podcasts, kind of
14 January — Luminary unveils new, lower, pricing
13 January — The Australian Podcast Awards to return for 2020
10 January — How Italians listen to podcasts
9 January — Spotify launches targeted podcast advertising
8 January — Morgan Stanley: Spotify is now #1 podcast platform, beating Apple
7 January — US Library of Congress starts archiving podcasts
6 January — Podchaser launches recommendation sharing service
3 January — Darknet Diaries shares statistics for 2019; Procast adds donate buttons
2 January — A new chinese government podcast
1 January — New Year, new privacy laws

December 2019

31 December — A new way to get ratings
30 December — iHeartRadio launches a third all-podcast station
27 December — Podcasting in the UAE: a new report
26 December — Apple Podcasts grew podcast listening most in 2019
25 December — Ratings and reviews do not affect ranking in Apple Podcasts
24 December — Is anyone reading your Patreon posts?
23 December — The Daily Show launches a new podcast; Podfollow celebrates growth
20 December — Triton Digital to produce a US podcast ranker
19 December — Libsyn restricts publishers from using some analytics
18 December — EXCLUSIVE: A new entry in the Podtrac podcast charts - why it isn't all it seems
17 December — Now Spotify is beating Apple Podcasts in Canada
16 December — Amazon's Alexa gets podcasts from Apple and Spotify
13 December — Spotify helps new listeners discover podcasts
12 December — ART19 launches in Korea
11 December — Podcast predictions for 2020
10 December — National Lampoon first on Spotify; how popular is AAC audio in podcasts?
9 December — David Pakman says he's being 'bullied into sharing your data'
6 December — Podcasts are getting shorter
5 December — Spotify gives podcasters 2019 Wrapped; and is podcasting going to get smart in 2020?
4 December — Podcorn, a new self-service ad platform, launches
3 December — News podcasts grow; Spotify's most popular podcasts; and the company accused of podcasting click-fraud
2 December — 1-in-4 frequent podcast listeners tip their favourite shows

November 2019

29 November — Fresh Air Production wins UK production company of the year
28 November — DAX unveils new publishers and multi-platform measurement
27 November — Apple Podcasts responsible for 58% of podcast downloads
26 November — CBC/Radio-Canada sign with Acast; Syed appeal denied
25 November — A gambling company is one of US podcasting's top advertisers
22 November — Subscription data: US podcasts rule the world
21 November — Acast launches new podcast host, Acast Open
20 November — LA Times and Wondery launch new true-crime podcast
19 November — Spotify adds personalised podcast playlist
18 November — Netflix launches a podcast for The Crown
15 November — Inside the iHeart Podcast Awards nominations
14 November — Is podcasting replacing radio?
13 November — Podcast Radio to launch in London
12 November — 63% of the world's smartphones run Android
11 November — Spreaker Prime: $1m in podcast ad revenue in first three months
8 November — Adobe demonstrates automatic de-umming
7 November — Deezer adds a dedicated podcast hub to their app
6 November — Manoush Zomorodi to host TED Radio Hour
5 November — Brazil: the world's number two for podcast listening
4 November — Podcasting to be $1bn media market next year
1 November — Netflix to launch an original scripted podcast with Spotify

October 2019

31 October — Podcasts in HBO's new app, and in a new kids app from Spotify
30 October — Voxnest: Spotify conquers Europe for podcasting
29 October — Glow drops charges for listener support; Audacity not for Catalina after all; unusual terms and conditions
28 October — Audacity's new update for Catalina; and RAIN Summit Europe tickets
25 October — Luminary gets a new CEO
24 October — A podcast gets archived by the British Library
23 October — PodcastOne's Super Listeners study released
22 October — Women listen longer; and 'What A Day' to launch on Monday
21 October — The Podchaser Feed: a new way to discover podcasts
18 October — Australia: new podcast research and a podcast ranker
17 October — Spreaker is now using IAB Certified numbers; and podcast listeners love their advertisers
16 October — Choose-your-own adventure fiction podcast launches
15 October — Podcast consumption in Germany: new study released
14 October — Radio Sodoma tops the charts in Finland; introducing 'microcasts'
11 October — International Podcast Association shares interim survey results
10 October — ShePodcasts LIVE to stream live with Podbean Live
9 October — 'Your Daily Drive' comes to Spotify in Germany
8 October — Apple Podcasts demonstrate 'Browse By Hosts And Guests'; changes at Libsyn
7 October — British Podcast Awards launch a £50,000 funding scheme
4 October — Libsyn now hosts 67,000 shows; but CFO resigns
3 October — Owen Grover on the demise of Apple, and being cautious of Spotify
2 October — Apple is removing 260 podcasts a day
1 October — Podcast Alarm allows you to wake up to something different

September 2019

30 September — The Messengers: free podcast documentary movie to celebrate International Podcast Day
27 September — 55% of podcast fans have bought something advertised on a podcast
26 September — UK newspapers pass off podcast interview as their own
25 September — Branded podcasts 'more effective than TV'
24 September — 'Stuff' rises to #2 in Podtrac chart, and a positive podcast for prisoners
23 September — True-crime podcast 'plagiarised' by newspaper; actors love audio drama podcasts
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
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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