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October 2018

Slate launches daily news podcast What Next for evening commute (Alissa Neil PR)
17 October
What Next will explain the most important news each day, what it means and why it matters

TV star Lydia Bright and family launch industry's first ever structured reality podcast (Acast)
15 October
New show from Somethin’ Else and Insanity Group a media first

CauseCasts Casts New Light on Charities in Podcasting (Causecasts)
12 October
NJ Resident Launches Show Highlighting Podcasts Doing Good Work

Best-Selling Author and Entrepreneur Launches Podcast With Wife to Help Couples Balance Business Success, Marriage and Family (The Marriage Family Business Podcast)
12 October
Podcast to Feature Unedited Discussion of the Couple’s Life Lessons

Sports Illustrated debuts its first narrative true crime podcast, Steve McNair: Fall Of A Titan (Cadence13)
11 October
Nine Episode True Crime Series, Produced with Cadence13, Casts New Light on the Tragic Death of the Football Star

Contemplative Sci-Fi Podcast Series Crowdfunds Second Season (Tides)
10 October
Tides, a sci-fi audio drama, is currently raising money through an Indiegogo campaign to fund their second season.

The Verge’s Why’d You Push That Button? Podcast Launches Third Season Focused on How Tech Decisions Impact Our Social Lives (Vox Media)
10 October
The Verge and the Vox Media Podcast Network today kicked off the third season of The Verge’s award-winning Why’d You Push That Button? podcast

Planet Broadcasting selects Triton Digital to deliver and monetise their podcast content (Triton Digital)
10 October
Planet Broadcasting is Australia's largest independent podcast network

Australia: Spotify Launches Sound Up Bootcamp for First Nations Peoples (Eleven)
9 October
Spotify encourages First Nations Peoples to apply for Unique Podcast Bootcamp

Acast podcasts now available for distribution on Spotify worldwide (Acast)
9 October
Acast podcasts are now available on the second largest podcast platform

PRX to Lead Google Podcasts creator program (PRX)
5 October
Google partners with PRX to train and support underrepresented voices in podcasting

US Poet Laureate brings poetry to podcast and radio audiences with The Slowdown (APM)
4 October
Library of Congress, American Public Media and the Poetry Foundation collaborate to offer daily poetry podcast launching November 26, with national broadcast on public radio stations available January 2019

Interactive podcasting app, Entale, launches out of beta, with new shows including I’m Absolutely Fine by the Midult (Entale)
4 October
The app makes the podcasting experience more interactive, by adding interactive and engaging content including images, links, maps and shoppable embeds into the audio experience.

Activate World Launches Podcasts on Business Activism (Activate World)
3 October
Activate World, a think tank for business leader activism, has announced its first season of podcasts on topics at the intersection of business, politics, and society.

SoundCloud renews exclusive UK advertising partnership with DAX (Global)
3 October
DAX will continue to be SoundCloud’s exclusive sales partner in the UK, offering advertisers the ability to reach SoundCloud’s young, highly-engaged and influential audience.

"CBS This Morning" podcast marks two-year anniversary with double-digit percentage growth in downloads (CBS)
3 October
CBS THIS MORNING is marking its two-year anniversary with double-digit percentage growth in downloads

UK audiobook charity launches new literature podcast (Listening Books)
3 October
The charity’s podcast is starting with a six episode series that looks at literature with an audio slant.

Sarah Beeny launches debut podcast series (AudioBoom)
2 October
Sarah Beeny, one of the UK’s leading property experts, has launched her first podcast series “Round the Houses”.

Positive Communication Advocate Teams with “Siri” for New Podcast (jones.show)
2 October
Thought-Full Conversation is promised in this new podcast

September 2018

Sexy, silly, multi-award-winning LGBTQ podcast returns for 4th series (Probably True)
26 September
Probably True, the sex-positive queer storytelling series returns to iTunes, Spotify and all good Podcast apps for another run of filthy and thought-provoking fun.

The Fans Have Spoken: Dr Death Beats Serial For The Most 5-Star Ratings Of Any Serialized Podcast (Wondery)
26 September
Dr. Death has received more than 22,000 five-star ratings on Apple Podcasts in the US.

Bellies, Bits and Babies - a podcast on women's pelvic health (Baboyology)
26 September
In an age when there seems to be no such thing as over-sharing, there’s still too much embarrassment and shame about women’s pelvic issues like mummy tummy, pain or leaking. But we don’t have to suffer in silence.

Australian Football League: AFL Signs On With Whooshkaa (Whooshkaa)
26 September
Toyota AFL Grand Final, the AFL has signed on with Whooshkaa to step up its podcast game

PRX Welcomes Donna Hardwick as New Chief Marketing Officer (PRX)
25 September
Hardwick will lead PRX’s marketing, branding and communications strategies and initiatives

BBC and Sundance Institute Premiere First Audio Storytelling Collaboration, Neighbourhood (BBC)
25 September
Podcast of 5-part audio series Neighbourhood available September 24

WNYC Studios’ Critically-Acclaimed LGBTQ Podcast “NANCY” Expands to a Weekly Format with All New Episodes (WNYC Studios)
25 September
New Season Kicks Off Today With “I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You…” Interactive Project That Invites Listeners to Just Say It Already

A podcast about Saturday Night Live looks behind the scenes of season 44 (Cadence13)
24 September

COMING OUT STORIES: A brand new podcast about one of the most important conversations of your life (What Goes on Media)
19 September
Each episode lets one person tell their own story in their own words and share their experience of coming out. Sometimes heartbreaking, often hilarious, always emotional.

Get your teeth into a new podcast about Bram Stoker (Liam Geraghty)
19 September
Fangs is a new 4-part podcast series about Dracula that sinks its teeth into Bram Stoker’s pop culture legacy

BBC Radio 4 presents Intrigue: The Ratline - a new 10 part podcast (BBC Radio)
19 September

Nighttime podcast joins Corus Entertainment's CuriousCast network (Corus)
19 September
Popular Canadian Mystery Podcast To Expand Onto Corus Radio Stations This October

SBS Radio launches Spanish podcast series Caras Del Amor (SBS Radio)
19 September
A four-part Spanish language podcast series that explores the challenges of falling and staying in love through the intimate stories of Spanish speaking couples living in Australia

iHeartRadio Australia celebrates 5 year milestone (ARN)
19 September
Birthday celebrations kick off ahead of iconic iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas this weekend

Entercom and Anthony and Deidre Scaramucci launch podcast on radio.com (Entercom)
19 September
Mooch and the Mrs. - exclusive First Access on Radio.com Starting on September 18

DAX named as exclusive distribution and monetisation partner for America 2.0 Podcast (DiGennaro Communications)
15 September
A new political drama podcast featuring Laurence Fishburne and Patrick J. Adams will be available for download on iTunes from September 19

Kim Ledger talks addiction with Nova's Ash Bradnam (NOVA Entertainment)
12 September
Kim Ledger, the father of renowned Australian actor Heath Ledger, shares his story with Nova’s Ash Bradnam, in the latest episode of the compelling podcast series, Addicted

When a soldier dies, so does his story... (Honor Project)
11 September

‘The View’ Announces New Podcast Available Each Weekday (ABC)
11 September
Each episode of ABC’s award-winning talk show will now be available as a podcast starting today.

When life gives you Parkinson's: Corus Entertainment's CuriousCast partners with Parkinson Canada in new series (Corus)
11 September
Seasoned Broadcaster and Person with Parkinson’s, Larry Gifford, Hosts the Podcast, Launching September 12

LW&C Launches Phi Beta Kappa Society Podcast (LW&C)
10 September
The Phi Beta Kappa Society debuted Key Conversations with Phi Beta Kappa, a compelling podcast that features extensive conversations with Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars and experts in the fields of international law, Shakespeare, microbiology, economics of science, early modern European art history, and astronautics, among others

Jonathan Ross launches his first podcast series 'I like films' (Audioboom)
7 September
Jonathan Ross, one of the UK’s biggest stars of TV & Radio has launched his very first podcast series, “I Like Films”.

Graham Media Group Announces New Season of 'Shattered' Podcast on Panoply (Panoply)
7 September
WDIV-TV Investigative Reporter, Kevin Dietz, chronicles the life of “White Boy Rick,” a teenage FBI informant turned cocaine dealer from Detroit

Jovem Pan selects Triton Digital and Omny Studio for podcast distribution and monetization (Triton Digital)
7 September
Jovem Pan is the largest commercial radio station network in Brazil

Atlantic Podcasts launches 'Inside the Album' (Atlantic Records)
7 September
EXCLUSIVE NEW DOCUMENTARY PODCAST SERIES GIVES UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS TO THE CREATIVE PROCESS BEHIND THE MAKING OF POPULAR ALBUMS WITH INSIGHT FROM ARTISTS, PRODUCERS, WRITERS, A&R, AND MORE

Cadence13 Announces “Future State” with Richard A. Clarke, Former Counter-Terrorism Expert Under Bush and Clinton (Cadence13)
6 September
The former White House advisor queries former presidents, journalists and members of the intelligence community about America’s uncertain future

Westwood One Debuts Female Empowerment Network with Nine Original Podcast Series (Westwood One)
6 September
The Empow(h)er Podcast Network Showcases Real Women, Who Run Olympic Sprints, After their Kids, and For Political Office

Turner Podcast Network launches on Spotify (Turner)
6 September
Turner’s Portfolio of Popular Entertainment, Kids, News and Sports Podcasts Now Available on All Major Podcast Platforms

Cadence13 Launches “Politics As Unusual,” A New Podcast Hosted by Michael Sheehan (Cadence13)
6 September
The DC communications veteran, who’s been called the ‘secret weapon’ for Presidents, CEO’s and leading personalities, talks to unconventional experts for an unexpected and refreshing take on politics

Diversity Council Australia debunks ‘African gangs’ narrative as new podcast is released (Diversity Council Australia)
4 September
The Art of Inclusion is released today

HowStuffWorks teams up with DAX to bring its award-winning podcast library to UK advertisers (Global)
3 September
HowStuffWorks becomes the latest podcast publisher on DAX

August 2018

Voice control could be the future of in-car radio: new research (Radioplayer)
30 August
Adding voice control to a hybrid car radio (DAB/FM/Internet) could make it easier to use and safer to operate while driving, according to new research conducted in partnership by Radioplayer and Digital Radio UK.

Acast Launches “Drunk Women Solving Crime” Podcast (Acast)
30 August
All-female comedy series puts boozy spin on true crime genre

Stitcher announces fall programming for its free and premium networks (Stitcher)
30 August
Leading podcast company announces the wide release of their acclaimed scripted podcast with Marvel; a new scripted podcast created by New York Times bestselling erotica author Zane; new investigative shows from esteemed journalists Noor Tagouri and Jane Marie; a two-part documentary from Katie Couric; and more

The Sound and the Story returns for a second season (David Kalison)
29 August
The podcast dives deep to uncover the story behind and inside your favourite records.

Inaugural Vancouver Podcast Festival Launches November 8-10 Featuring National and International Shows (Vancouver Podcast Festival)
27 August
Participating podcasts in #​ VanPodFest ​ include lauded international shows ​ You Must Remember This ​and​ In The Dark, ​acclaimed CBC podcasts ​ Someone Knows Something ​, ​ Other People’s Problems ​, ​ On Drugs ​, and highly anticipated new investigative series ​ Uncover: Escaping NXIVM, ​ as well as a special, one-time-only event from the creators of ​ This is That ​, ​ This Sounds Serious, ​and​ Stop Podcasting Yourself.

The Action Network Partners with Cadence13 to Create Premium Sports Gambling Podcast Network (Cadence13)
27 August
With ‘The Favorites’, the leaders in sports fantasy and premium podcasting will create the first podcast to give sports betting fans a complete, 360-degree look at the game from the perspective of the market, the athletes, the book makers, and the research

More Perfect’s 27: The Most Perfect Album out September 18th from WNYC Studios (WNYC)
24 August
Dolly Parton, Devendra Banhart, They Might Be Giants and Kash Doll Among Artists Contributing New Music Inspired by the 27 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution

New York Public Radio Names Lisa Baird Chief Marketing Officer (New York Public Radio)
24 August
Baird joins from the United States Olympic Committee

Kobe Bryant's Granity Studios and Cadence13 announce 'The Punies' (Cadence13)
24 August
The youth focused scripted podcast will premiere Saturday August 25

New categories to be introduced at Audio UK's Audio Production Awards 2018 (Audio UK)
22 August
The categories include a podcast producer award

Deliciously Ella launches first podcast (Acast)
21 August
Deliciously Ella: The Podcast will look at business and wellbeing, and feature a host of notable guests

Podcast.co and The Co-op team up to offer up state-of-the-art studio space (Malachite Communications)
16 August
The studio is based in Manchester, England, and options also include hiring a producer

PRX and PRI Announce Transformational Public Media Merger (PRX/PRI)
16 August
WGBH commits $10M to accelerate growth and new initiatives

Win Innovator Passes to TechCrunch Disrupt with Spreaker (Spreaker)
16 August
Three innovator passes are up to be won

Cadence13 and Blumhouse Television announce scripted podcast series inside Trump presidency (Cadence13)
16 August
Premiere podcast media company, Cadence13, partners with Blumhouse Television to create “The Oval Office Tapes’’ podcast series from award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler

Marketing gems in your earbuds (Whooshkaa)
16 August
A series of four podcasts is filled with fascinating insights into what drives success in the field

Acast launches voice app for the Google Assistant in Sweden (Acast)
15 August
Podcast discovery and hands-free listening becomes easier than ever before

Crossover Media Group Sales adds new sports shows to client roster (CMGS)
14 August
New Podcast from Tampa Bay Bucs’ DeSean Jackson Comes in Addition to Broadcast Syndication Deal for Sports-Betting Network VSiN, Podcasts from Sports USA, And Live NCAA Football Carriage

The Last Podcast on the Left joins Rooster Teeth's The Roost (Rooster Teeth)
10 August
The podcast is one of the most popular in the country

TeePublic and HowStuffWorks partner to make merch real-time (TeePublic)
10 August
On-demand merchandise is now available

Rock Podcasters, Fans, and Members of Korn, Winger, Danzig, Tesla, Angel, Starz, and More Descend on Nashville for ROCKNPOD Weekend (RocknPod)
10 August
The event is scheduled for Friday August 24 - Sunday August 26, 2018

Kristen DiMercurio joins the cast of Greater Boston in season three premiere (Greater Boston Show)
9 August
The voice actresss joins the new season which airs September 4th

PodUK, a UK podcast convention, is announced (Rocksalt Events)
8 August
The event will be in Birmingham in February.

Nippon Broadcasting System Inc. and Audioburst Join Forces on Future of Voice Search Technology and Listening Experience (Audioburst)
6 August
Global Deal Also Includes $3M Investment in Audioburst

Lipp Media, a new podcast network, launches in Australia (Lipp Media)
3 August
Lipp Media is a collaborative partnership for on-demand, digital audio by women and members of the LGBT+ community.

ITV signs podcasting deal with Acast (acast)
3 August
Partnership comes as broadcaster’s Love Island: The Morning After dominates the summer podcast charts

July 2018

Whooshkaa shows Aussie brands HowStuffWorks (Whooshkaa)
31 July
America’s record-breaking HowStuffWorks podcast network has teamed up with Whooshkaa to open an advertising audience of millions in Australia and the Pacific

AdsWizz Launches Podcast Platform Partnership Program, and Announces Initial Wave of Premier Partners (JustDrive Media)
24 July
Leading Podcast Platform and Solution Providers Libsyn, Blubrry, Voxnest, StreamGuys, and EmpireStreaming Leverage AdsWizz Monetization Solution to Enhance Their Offering to Podcasters

“Una a la Semana”, el podcast de música sin música, sólo en Spotify (Molo Cebrián)
23 July
Spotify presenta su primer podcast original sobre cultura musical en español.

Sentire Media launches a podcast network (Sentire Media)
20 July
A full-service podcast network for media brands, personalities and premier organizations

New podcast on living and dealing with Aphantasia (Alan Kendle)
19 July
The podcast is from Alan Kendle, engineer and author of the only published book on Aphantasia in the world

The New York Times Debuts First-Ever Marketing Campaign for 'The Daily' (New York Times)
16 July
The New York Times has launched the first-ever brand campaign for its flagship audio show.

South Africa gets its big podcasting moment (Podcart)
11 July
Sanlam, a South African financial institution, launches a big-budget podcast

New host of Tailgate Radio announced (Gameday Media)
10 July

Acast doubles monthly listens to reach 100 million, crosses one and a half billion all-time downloads (Acast)
10 July
These results come as Acast celebrates its fourth birthday

The Unfiltered Gentlemen Welcome Shelter Distilling’s Jason Senior and Matt Hammer (The Unfiltered Gentlemen)
4 July
Jason Senior and Matt Hammer, two-thirds of the Shelter Distilling managing partners join The Unfiltered Gentlemen to Discuss the first establishment in California to make wine, beer, and spirits under one roof.

Folk's finest artists take listeners to places that have inspired their music in new 'Folk on foot' podcast with BBC's Matthew Bannister ()
4 July

June 2018

AdvertiseCast Announces Exclusive Ad Sales Partnership with Taste of Taylor Podcast (AdvertiseCast)
28 June
Strecker is the former SiriusXM host of Wake Up! With Taylor

Scout FM brings its personalized podcast experience to CarPlay and Android Auto (Scout.fm)
28 June
New service includes Commute Mode, which finds shows that fit with users’ personalized commute times.

Judith Regan launches 'My Side of the story with Judith Regan' on the Westwood One Podcast Network (Westwood One)
28 June
On a thought-provoking new series, Regan sits down with a diverse lineup of guests to tackle a wide range of topics including a multi-faceted look at #MeToo, sex and power; Roger Stone’s political tips and tricks; Christopher Darden on O.J. Simpson and the true meaning of justice; the heartbreaking story of Stormy Daniels’ upbringing and more

Legendary Actor Alan Alda, in association with Midroll Media, to launch new podcast “Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda” on July 10 (Blake Zidell & Associates, LLC)
27 June
Season one guests include Sarah Silverman, Tina Fey, Judge Judy and more

Geekdom’s Lorenzo Gomez and Branding Expert Bill Schley Set to Launch Brand Brothers (Sammis|Ochoa )
27 June
Brand Brothers will act as first original content selection of Geekdom Media

Audioboom Teams Up with Placard Media (Placard Media)
26 June
Podcast Platform Audioboom Teams Up with Placard Media to Sell Podcast Inventory in Australia and New Zealand

Acclaimed Independent Podcast Human/Ordinary Launches Third Season (Human/Ordinary)
22 June
Kicking off with a politically themed story, season three of Human/Ordinary promises to continue its trend of producing high quality audio documentaries examining our culture, relationships and all the things that make us human.

WNYC Studios Partners with TPX in Global Expansion (TPX)
14 June
TPX, Canada’s leading podcast marketing and sales group, and WNYC Studios have announced a new partnership to sell its inventory in Canada.

“Democracy in Color” Podcast from Lantigua Williams and Co. Is Essential Listening During Primary Season (Lantigua Williams and Co)
12 June
Democracy in Color offers necessary insights into the major primary races around the country shaping the November elections.

JacPod: South Africa's Jacaranda FM launches podcast hub (Kagiso Media)
12 June
JacPod, recently launched by Jacaranda FM, South Africa's biggest independent radio station, is a brand-new podcast hub which features a selection of exclusive content from a wide variety of South African Celebrities.

Sound Directions launches in London - new podcast division at Somethin' Else (Somethin' Else)
8 June
London agency Somethin’ Else is moving into original content production with the launch of its own dedicated podcast studio.

Whooshkaa partners with WNYC Studios (Whooskhaa)
1 June
WNYC Studios is opening to Australian advertisers, thanks to a deal between the US-based giant and Sydney-based Whooshkaa.

May 2018

Cancer Council launches second season of its podcast (Cancer Council NSW)
31 May
The Thing About Cancer podcast is available for anyone affected by cancer

WNYC Studios announces American Fiasco, a twelve-episode series about the US soccer team's World Cup meltdown in 1998 (WNYC Studios)
31 May
A 12-Episode Podcast Series Chronicling the Fascinating Story Behind the U.S. Men’s Soccer Team’s Meltdown at the 1998 World Cup - Hosted by Sports Writer Roger Bennett of Men In Blazers

83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff podcast has a huge debut on Westwood One Podcast Network (Westwood One)
31 May
New Podcast on the Business of Wrestling is an Instant Hit Topping the Apple Podcasts Sports Category Every Week

ITV commissions The Rubber Chicken to produce the Love Island: The Morning After (Folder&Co)
29 May
The Rubber Chicken have been commissioned to produce Love Island: The Morning After, a brand new daily podcast for ITV.

TPX announce sales partnerships with Canadian True Crime and Grownups Read Things They Wrote As Kids (TPX)
29 May
TPX, Canada’s leading podcast marketing and sales house, has announced two new partnerships to sell Canadian True Crime and Grownups Read Things They Wrote As Kids inventory in Canada.

Stories To Tell In The Middle Of The Night podcast series released (Stories to Tell in the Middle of the Night)
25 May
A 9-episode series of short, strange tales.

MarketSnacks partners with Cadence13 to launch MarketSnacks Daily, a financial news podcast that makes business news easy and fun (Cadence13)
22 May
The podcast provides a daily take on key stories happening from Wall Street to Silicon Valley, and the business headlines in between, in a quick, digestible, and entertaining format.

Wireless Group launches new digital audio service, Wireless Studios (News UK)
18 May
Matt Hall appointed to spearhead podcasts and creative content

Best-selling German author Markus Heitz writes an Audible Original audio drama (Audible DE)
17 May
Die Meisterin ('The Champion') is written by thriller and fantasy author Markus Heitz and starring Bettina Zimmermann and Stephan Luca.

Texas-Based Gameday Media Enterprises Acquires Hoofnest Recording and Plans Expansion Into Tech, Medicine and Audio Drama (Gameday Media)
16 May
Plans to expand the GME network to include medical, education, technology and audio drama productions

Smash Boom Best introduces listeners to fact-based debates – with laughs thrown in for good measure (Owl Marketing)
16 May
Smash Boom Best demonstrates how facts can become the ammunition for a great argument

LaunchPod is launched by Wisebuddah and Acast (Acast)
15 May
Acast, the world’s leading podcast technology platform, and award-winning production company Wisebuddah are joining forces to create LaunchPod: the UK’s first ever large-scale podcast competition, in a bid to find the UK’s new podcast star.

Love Sport Radio launches ten fan shows as podcasts on Alexa and Google Assistant (Love Sport Radio)
10 May
The station has a collaboration with XAPPmedia to make its shows available on smart speakers

NPR, WNYC Studios, WBEZ Chicago, and This American Life Acquire Podcast App Pocket Casts (NPR)
4 May
Four of the Top Podcast Producers Unite to Own and Operate a Platform to Improve Podcast Discovery Experience for Listeners and to Connect Producers with New Audiences

Alexa skills for kids launch with Fun Kids Radio (Fun Kids)
3 May
The children's radio station Fun Kids is a launch partner

BBC and Acast to partner on international podcast deal (Acast)
1 May
The deal marks the first time the BBC has offered advertising around its podcast portfolio.

April 2018

Panoply Media and Macmillan Podcasts Announce Partnership to Bring Hit Podcast, Steal the Stars, onto the Megaphone Platform (Panoply)
26 April
Audio Drama Will Utilize Panoply’s Megaphone Technology Platform for Hosting, Distribution, and Monetization

The Unfiltered Gentlemen Welcome Eagle Rock Brewery’s Erick Garcia Head Brewer Erick Garcia Joins The Unfiltered Gentlemen to Discuss the First Brewery in Los Angeles in Over 60 Years (The Unfiltered Gentlemen)
18 April
Eagle Rock Brewery was the first microbrewery to open in the City of Los Angeles in over 60 years.

Westwood One Podcast Network and American Public Media Join Forces to Maximize Exposure and Revenue for the Highly Anticipated Second Season of 'In the Dark' (WestwoodOne)
17 April
Westwood One Podcast Network is the Exclusive Sales Partner for APM’s 'In the Dark' Podcast

Millions vanish as The End of Time approaches (Sean Howard)
16 April
Podcast from Hamilton combines improv, fantasy, and gaming for unique blend of hilarity and adventure

Cadence13 and The Players' Tribune launch David Ortiz: The Big Papi Story (Cadence13)
13 April
Four-Part Documentary Event, Narrated by Award-Winning Actor and Producer Michael Chiklis, Examines the Life of Red Sox Three-Time World Series Champion David Ortiz

Gimlet Media launches three new original podcasts (The Lippin Group)
12 April
Scripted Series Starring Kristen Wiig and Alia Shawkat, Simulated Mars Mission Docudrama, and Gimlet’s First Sports Docuseries Recounting World Cup’s Greatest Moments to Premiere this April

Macmillan Podcasts add transcripts for But That's Another Story on LitHub (Macmillan Podcasts)
6 April
The move potentially brings help for those who are hearing impaired

AdsWizz Technology Powers Tokyo FM’s Programmatic Radio App “Wiz Radio” in Japan (Just Drive Media)
6 April
The app, a simulcast radio app in Japan, offers targeted audio advertising

New Time invites you to experience the future of audio storytelling with a groundbreaking new podcast drama (New Time Productions Ltd)
3 April
Calais 2037 has a star-studded cast, and is recorded in binaural sound

Stephen Fry’s Great Leap Years – the stories behind inventions, launches on April 9 with Acast (Acast)
3 April
Stephen Fry’s Great Leap Years launches on April 9 with Acast

Don't be a wine novice: let comedian Ben Schwartz be one for you in new podcast (IMG)
2 April
E. & J. Gallo Winery Launches ‘The Wine Down’ Podcast to Teach You Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Wine

March 2018

AdsWizz and EmpireStreaming Partner to Expand Access to Dynamic Ad Insertion for Growing Podcast Community (Media Creek)
28 March
Turn-key Integrated Solution Includes Managed Ad Operations and Targets Small to Mid Size Publishers

NextRegie Selects AdsWizz to Enable Programmatic Buying For Its Podcast Inventory (Media Creek)
28 March
First Podcast Publisher To Offer Programmatic Buying for French Market Uses AdsWizz Audio-centric SSP AudioMax as Platform for its Marketplace

The New York Times and APM launch The Daily, April 2, on 16 stations (American Public Media)
28 March
Stations are in places like San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and smaller markets

Audioburst and Samsung Join Forces to Change the Way Millions Will Consume Audio Content Around the World (Lewis)
28 March
Collaboration Expands Reach of Audio Search Engine Platform to Samsung Devices, including Smart TVs; Adds Funding from Samsung Venture Investment; Extends Series A to $11.3M

Jalopnik Shares True American Car Stories in New ‘Tempest’ Podcast Series (Fusion Media Group)
27 March
First of Seven Episodes Drops March 27

In The Dark's second season launching in May (APM)
27 March

ART19 to Host Over 100 Podcasts from NBC Sports, NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Entertainment, Bravo, Oxygen and SYFY (ART19)
20 March
ART19’s technology will provide aggregate measurement and monetization.

AV Resilience Offers UK Podcasters One-Stop Shop for Live Recordings (AV Resilience)
20 March
Service allows podcasters to focus on the audio rather than the tech

Audio-On-Demand Leader Acast Adopts AdsWizz Ad Serving Solution, Strengthening Its Offering for Advertisers (Acast)
20 March
Acast enhances Advertising offering with demographic targeting capabilities through AdsWizz Technology Solution

Panoply Media and HowStuffWorks Announce Podcast Distribution and Monetization Partnership (Panoply)
19 March
HowStuffWorks has joined Panoply’s Megaphone technology platform for its 20+ podcast brands, totaling 50+ million monthly downloads

Lagardère Publicité selects AdsWizz platform for French market (Just Drive Media)
14 March
Lagardère Publicité Enhances Podcast Offering with AdsWizz Dynamic Ad Insertion and Insights Engine

Reality TV Stars and INDYCAR Drivers, James Hinchcliffe and Alexander Rossi, Launch New Podcast as a CastBox Original Series (Castbox)
9 March
Off Track with Hinch and Rossi explores the INDYCAR drivers' lives off the track with celebrity interviews and unscripted segments

Beasley Media Group Expands Relationship with Triton Digital® to Bolster their Digital Audio and Podcast Strategy (Triton Digital)
7 March
US broadcaster re-signs with Triton Digital for live streaming, and adds Omny Studio for a podcasting platform

Audiocraft launches 2018 Festival program (Audiocraft)
6 March
The first announcement of the speaking program at Audiocraft in Sydney in June.

AdLarge’s cabana adds “Parents On Demand” - The Podcast Network for Parents and Families (RC Communications Marketing)
1 March

February 2018

CBC Original Podcasts announces new project with Kaitlin Prest (CBC/Radio-Canada)
27 February
Kaitlin Prest to release a podcast project with the CBC in September 2018.

The New York Times brings The Daily to radio with American Public Media (American Public Media)
14 February
The podcast will be produced in a 'radio edition' for 20m listeners across US public radio

RAIN to Produce 2nd Annual RAIN Podcast Business Summit (RAIN)
14 February
Edison Research will present 'The Infinite Dial 2018' and more new research

Industry insiders launch 'The Podcast Exchange' (The Podcast Exchange)
13 February
Canadian company plans to link advertisers with podcasters

Macmillan launches 'But that's another story' and 'One true pairing' podcasts (Macmillan Podcasts)
7 February
Global book publisher launches two additional podcasts, represented by Midroll.

Marvel and Stitcher release trailer for 'Wolverine: the long night' (Blake Zidell & Associates, LLC)
7 February
The trailer for Marvel's first scripted podcast is now available

One Part Podcast with Jessica Murnane Joins cabana, AdLarge Media’s Digital Audio Division (Cabana/RC Communications Marketing)
6 February
Cabana Continues to Expand Its Female-Focused Content Roster

British Podcast Awards return: Nish Kumar to chair (British Podcast Awards)
6 February
The British Podcast Awards is returning for a second year and has announced comedian and podcaster Nish Kumar will chair the prestigious judging panel

The Big Travel Podcast: exploring life-stories through travel (Lisa Francesca Nand)
5 February
A new travel podcast launches this week

January 2018

American Public Media to Launch Podcast, Order 9066, Chronicling Japanese American Incarceration (American Public Media)
30 January
American Public Media (APM) is collaborating with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History to produce a landmark podcast series on the Japanese American Incarceration during WWII and its legacy in America

BBC launches boring podcast (BBC Radio and Education)
30 January
The UK broadcaster launches a number of new podcasts

Radioplayer UK adds podcasts and catch-up to their Amazon Echo skill (Radioplayer/Reputation Communications)
30 January
Podcasts from UK radio stations are now available to owners of Amazon's smart speaker.

Collisions Launches Royal Wedding Podcast With Rob Shuter (Collisions)
25 January
Gossip columnist launches a podcast especially for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding

Futuri Media Launches Futuri Ad Network and a New Suite of Ad Insertion Services (Futuri Media via Moxie Coalition)
25 January
New capabilities provide flexible, turnkey options for broadcasters to monetize their digital content in streaming and podcasts

Australian Podcast Awards Announced, Entries Open 1 Feb (Australian Podcast Awards)
23 January
The awards this year will be held in Melbourne

Acast Appoints Chris Wistow as Global Head of Audio Product and Partner Sales (Acast/Deliberate PR)
23 January
Wistow moves from Adswizz to join the podcasting and on-demand technology platform

Too Beautiful to Live celebrates 10 years with 24-hour party bus podcast (American Public Media)
18 January
The podcast hosts plan to broadcast live from a party bus driving around the state of Washington.

Global GoalsCast launches, profiling sustainable development goals (Global GoalsCast)
17 January
New podcast profiles bold individuals taking on the world’s most pressing challenges, including migration, gender equality, education, climate change

Edison Research and Triton Digital Expand The Infinite Dial Study to Canada (Edison Research)
17 January
The Renowned Study Will Provide Comprehensive Insight into Canadian Digital Consumers for the First Time

One in Six Americans Now Owns a Voice-Activated Smart Speaker (NPR)
11 January
There's been continued and rapid increases in ownership of smart speakers, report NPR and Edison Research.

New podcast 'The Ripple Effect' goes beyond good intentions (The Ripple Effect)
10 January
Doc, a 10-year veteran of the social good sector, is the host of a new podcast that unites narrative and insight to tell the sector's stories like never before.

The Europeans (The Europeans)
10 January
A semi-serious, semi-fun, weekly podcast about Europe

American Public Media and Putney Student Travel offer first-ever summer podcast immersion for high school students (American Public Media)
9 January
A two-week learning experience to be held in Minnesota

BBC Radio 5 live starts 2018 with three new shows and three new podcasts (BBC Press Office)
9 January
Some of the biggest names in broadcasting start the New Year with new shows and new podcasts from BBC Radio 5 live

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