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August 2018

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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