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November 15, 2023:

58% of Americans haven't listened to a single podcast in the last 30 days. The number is similar in other English-speaking countries, too. So, we welcome back our "Podcast promotion in the wild" section, which aims to share ads for podcasts that are in the real world, where those 58% might see them.

November 14, 2023:

58% of Americans haven't listened to a single podcast in the last 30 days. The number is similar in other English-speaking countries, too. So, we welcome back our "Podcast promotion in the wild" section, which aims to share ads for podcasts that are in the real world, where those 58% might see them.

July 24, 2023:
    Even though 86% of Americans know what it is (compared to 83% for podcasting), Twitter is rebranding as X. (If you're still mentioning your Twitter name on your podcast, you're probably best stopping that).
January 19, 2023:
January 10, 2023:
    Later today, Apple Podcasts will announce the launch of Delegated Delivery (beta), allowing creators to publish Apple Podcasts Subscriptions content directly from their participating hosting provider dashboard. Blubrry, Libsyn, Triton Digital's Omny Studio and RSS·com are the first to offer the service: Acast, ART19, Buzzsprout and other providers will follow. Creators can still upload subscriber audio directly to Apple Podcasts Connect.
January 5, 2023:
    Operation: Tradebom is a new show from Apple TV+ on the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Narrated by Marc Smerling, it's produced by Truth Media in partnership with Brillstein Entertainment Partners, and is hosted on Amazon's ART19.
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February 10, 2022:
    This year's Edison Research Infinite Dial will be presented at Podcast Movement Evolutions on Mar 23. The research shows the total number of US adults who listen to podcasts, among other things. It's sponsored this year by Wondery and ART19; and you'll also be able to watch online.
November 11, 2021:
November 4, 2021:
    Hooked is the latest podcast from Apple TV+. It's the story of a bank robber, Boeing executive, and drug addict. Produced by Campfire Media, it's hosted by Amazon's ART19. It doesn't obviously appear to be linked to a current Apple TV+ show.
September 22, 2021:
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July 2, 2021:
    ART19 now allows advertisers to target based on device types and listening platforms. "For example, you could prevent a campaign for an alternative streaming service from being played on Spotify." It also now exclusively uses HTTPS.
June 30, 2021:
June 25, 2021:
    Amazon has bought enterprise podcast hosting and adsales company ART19, announcing the news on their podcasters portal. No details of the deal were given. ART19 already hosts Wondery podcasts: this gives Amazon access to podcast hosting technology and a monetisation platform for dynamically-inserted advertising across all apps. Kintan Brahmbhatt, GM of Amazon Podcasts says that the company is hiring. Podnews has been predicting the purchase since Amazon bought Wondery in December.
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March 5, 2021:
    Megaphone host 62 of the nominations; ART19 host 24; and PRX 19.
February 15, 2021:
    A Cup of Tea and a Chat with former KROQ announcers Gene "Bean" Baxter and Allie Mac Kay has signed a sales deal with ART19. It moves the podcast away from being a Patreon-exclusive. (Bean is also on Podcast Radio).
February 11, 2021:
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January 22, 2021:
    The New York Times, including The Daily, appear to have quietly switched to host with Simplecast. They were hosting with ART19.
January 5, 2021:
December 31, 2020:

the last big piece of M&A activity in podcasting? It was certainly the largest company still available: but there will be more acquisitions on the horizon. In particular, Amazon lacks the long tail that a consumer podcast host can give them - just as Acast bought Pippa, Spotify bought Anchor and SiriusXM bought Simplecast, Amazon could own a host of its own as a way to reach other platforms and to incubate new talent. Amazon also lacks any podcasting ad-tech companies; ART19, which hosts a number of the largest podcasts in the world, remains privately-owned. Let's watch this space.

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March 18, 2020:
    The Los Angeles Times has launched Asian Enough, a new podcast about being Asian American, hosted by Jen Yamato and Frank Shyong. (ART19)
March 10, 2020:
    The Coronavirus Daily Briefing is a new podcast from Ride Home Media, focusing on the reason we're all fist-bumping these days. "We feel that daily news podcasts are uniquely suited for breaking news events like this one, providing much needed utility and curation of what can feel like a deluge of things to follow," says CEO Brian McCullough. (Ride Home Media / ART19)
February 28, 2020:
    What matters most to everyday Americans? Into America is a new show about politics, policy, and the power both have over the lives of the American people. Hosted by Trymaine Lee with correspondents from across the country, it's a new weekly podcast from NBC News and MSNBC. (ART19)
February 19, 2020:
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February 7, 2020:
    US Hispanic broadcaster Univision has launched a companion podcast to Premio Lo Nuestro, the first Latin Music award show of the decade. They're also adding live video streams on YouTube and Facebook Live. (ART19)
January 15, 2020:
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January 6, 2020:
    $600: In 2019 The Rewatchables celebrated the 30th anniversary of this movie about Charlie Sheen & his Cleveland Indians teammates - A: Major League, since you're wondering, in this episode from Apr 10. (The Ringer / ART19)
December 26, 2019:
    My Favorite Murder gets a review by Podcast Review. "I’m not the only person who’s found something deeply moving, and even comforting, in My Favorite Murder’s irreverent approach to crime," says Claudia McCarron. (Exactly Right / ART19)
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November 20, 2019:

Welcome to new subscribers in November from companies including Acast, Spotify, the South China Morning Post, Sony Music, Mamamia, Magellan, RedCircle, PRX, Luminary, Megaphone, ART19, Voxnest, the BBC, Entale, and iHeartMedia. If you find us useful, please tell your colleagues! (And, use your unique link at the bottom of our emails and we'll send you nice stuff.)

November 14, 2019:
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November 7, 2019:
    ART19 also has a new website, and a slightly tweaked logo. See it below, in our "gold supporters" section: we're grateful to the company for going for gold this week. (You can be like them).
November 5, 2019:
    Final Sessions is a new music history podcast from music publishers Warner Chappell. The first season focuses on the music of Harry Nilsson. (ART19)
October 30, 2019:
    This is California is a new series from The Los Angeles Times, featuring "engaging, sound-rich stories about California and the West told by Times reporters". The first story, The Battle of 187, tells the story of Proposition 187, an anti-immigrant ballot initiative that passed 25 years ago. (Futuro Studios / LA Times / ART19)
October 16, 2019:
    Stitcher is beginning to switch hosting of its podcasts from ART19 to Omny Studio, according to an email sent to publishers.
October 8, 2019:
    Reset, a new podcast from Recode by Vox, thinks that every story is a tech story. We live in a world where algorithms drive our interests, scientists are re-engineering our food supply, and a robot may be your next boss. It kicks off October 15th: our podcast has the trailer. (Recode / Stitcher / ART19)
October 3, 2019:
September 30, 2019:
    David Heinemeier Hansson, co-founder of Basecamp and host of Rework, has reacted angrily to ART19's video, which we shared last week. "I abhor person-targeted advertisement(s)," he writes, "we will ditch ART19 for another provider for @reworkpodcast immediately," noting that he is "never making the mistake of using a provider URL again". He's chosen to move to Transistor.
September 27, 2019:
September 26, 2019:
    CNBC has launched a brand new daily podcast, Squawk Pod, a daily, guided curation of the top moments and takeaways from CNBC’s flagship morning show, “Squawk Box”. The US television network says it is leaning further into podcasts. (ART19)
September 25, 2019:
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September 19, 2019:
    Morning Brew, a popular daily newsletter, has launched its first podcast, Business Casual. It's a new weekly show, hosted by business editor Kinsey Grant, starting next week: Morning Brew itself claims 1.5m readers (and we were getting excited about hitting 10,000). (ART19)
September 12, 2019:
September 6, 2019:
    Recommended has just kicked off season 5: it talks to interesting people about their favourite books, from the book website Book Riot. It kicked off with Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of PATSY. (Book Riot / ART19)
August 28, 2019:
    Swing Left - How We Win is a podcast from a grassroots group in the US, trying to equip American volunteers to make a difference in the 2020 election. (ART19)
August 23, 2019:
August 21, 2019:
    A Variety article announcing the deal, claiming that Conan O'Brien is driving the podcast revolution, has come into quite some snarky criticism online, with people claiming that Conan turned up ten years late. Mind - that's not the worst mistake. Variety put Conan on its cover with the words "Audio Boom!" when everyone knows Conan's podcasts are actually hosted by ART19. (<-- weak podcast joke)
August 16, 2019:
    Veritone has announced that its artificial intelligence software aiWARE will be used on the ART19 podcast platform. It'll automatically work out what individual podcast episodes are about, to allow programmatic ads to be based on the content of that episode.
August 13, 2019:
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July 30, 2019:
    Meditative Story, a "a genre-making podcast that combines the emotional pull of first-person storytelling with the immediate, science-backed benefits of a mindfulness practice", launches today. (WaitWhat / Thrive Global / ART19)
July 25, 2019:
July 18, 2019:
    CNBC's American Greed has a two-part miniseries. about a new drug that promises to be a game changer in the bedroom for millions: "but after its discovery comes money and a murder". (CNBC / ART19)
July 17, 2019:
July 15, 2019:
    There is no perfect pregnancy, birth, or parent, but you'd never know, according to the media. Unspoken Stories features real stories from the joys of parenthood to what happens when things don’t go according to plan. (March of Dimes / ART19)
July 8, 2019:
    Andy Richter, "best known for his role as sidekick of Conan O'Brien", launches a new podcast today. The Three Questions sees Andy ask the same three questions to each of his guests: "Where do you come from?" "Where are you going?" "What have you learned?" (Team Coco / Earwolf / ART19)
June 17, 2019:
    Enterprise podcast host ART19 has made a number of updates to their service, including a setting that allows publishers to block their podcast from appearing in Google Podcasts. (We spoke with a few publishers at Podcast Day - and it sounds like some want to remove podcast play buttons from appearing within Google search, while still allowing them in Google Podcasts itself. This option, however, would entirely remove podcasts from all Google products).
June 10, 2019:

Thank you to almost 200 new subscribers so far this month, including folk from Spotify, Dave Ramsey, WhatPods, Emmis, ART19, Le Monde, Luminary, Acast, Megaphone, GFK, NPR and Poland's RMF. We'd appreciate your help in getting the word out - any chance of a Tweet or LinkedIn mention today about us?

May 31, 2019:

Welcome to over 140 new subscribers in the past week, including folk from Swiss Radio and Television, ART19, ESPN, Barstool Sports, Dave Ramsey, RAI, and Radio-Canada.

May 29, 2019:
    Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend recently interviewed Howard Stern. He reflects that rules and regulations, as he had on radio, give structure, discipline and tension: removing those rules dramatically changes things, as he found when moving to SiriusXM (but also valid for podcasting). (Team Coco / Earwolf / ART19)
May 24, 2019:
    The Shrink Next Door is Wondery's newest "event miniseries". They tell us the first two episodes have already done better than Dirty John, Dr Death and Gladiator. It tells a story of power, control and turning to the wrong person for help: and is #1 in the Apple Podcast trending Charts in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. (Wondery / ART19)
May 17, 2019:
    Science Rules features Bill Nye, fresh from a sweary guest slot on Last Week Tonight, tackling your curliest questions on just about anything in the universe. It launched yesterday. (Stitcher / ART19)
May 13, 2019:
    We reported on Friday that ART19 had received IAB Certification. Also awarded IAB Certified status is Voxnest's Audience Network, and the first non-US company to gain certification is Australia's Whooshkaa - good on ya, good to know your stattos will be fair dinkum, mate.
May 10, 2019:
    The podcast host ART19 is now IAB Certified, complying with IAB guidelines for measuring downloads. They join NPR and Blubrry.
April 24, 2019:
    I, Survivor returns for season two, along with six new stories of resilience and survival. This season is all about finding empowerment through sharing. (Wondery / ART19)
April 23, 2019:
    Bad boys, bad boys - wha'cha gonna do? Dan Taberski and the team behind Missing Richard Simmons are back - investigating COPS, the longest running reality show in TV history, and its cultural impact. Running from COPS launches today. (ART19)
April 9, 2019:
March 22, 2019:
    Building a Unicorn is a new podcast that aims to answer what it takes to build a business that succeeds? That defies all expectations? That could one-day become what investors call a unicorn? (Lawson Media / ART19)
March 13, 2019:
    Jensen & Holes: The Murder Squad is hosted by retired cold case investigator Paul Holes and investigative journalist Billy Jensen. It's the first new, original series to come out of the Exactly Right Media network, created by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, hosts of hit podcast “My Favorite Murder.” (ART19)
March 4, 2019:
    Obsession delves deep into the history, culture, science and often deadly consequences of unrequited love. (Focus Features / LA Times / ART19)
February 27, 2019:
    Podcast host ART19 has hired two executives from Stitcher as part of an expansion plan. Korri Kolesa is the company's new COO, and Lex Friedman is joining as Chief Revenue Officer. The company is planning new advertising products.
February 26, 2019:
    Halo is a headset that makes you learn faster. If you could learn as fast as a child... would you? Should This Exist? is a WaitWhat original series, in partnership with Quartz. (ART19)
February 19, 2019:
February 15, 2019:
    Newt Gingrich is podcasting: Newt's World is a new podcast from Westwood One, launching on Sunday. A self-professed "podcast for thinkers", the press release says that this podcast isn’t about politics; it’s about exploring the past, present, and future to understand where we’ve been and where we’re going. (Westwood One Podcast Network / ART19)
February 14, 2019:
    Should this exist? is a new podcast hosted by Flickr inventr Caterina Fake. It seeks to answer the question of our times: How is technology impacting our humanity? (WaitWhat / Quartz / ART19)
February 12, 2019:
    Comedy scifi podcast Voyage to the Stars launches tomorrow, starring Felicia Day - it's "the misadventures of a group of misfits that accidentally found themselves on the wrong side of a wormhole, trying not to blow up the galaxy in their attempts to make the long journey home." (Earwolf / ART19)
February 4, 2019:
    Masters of Scale answers the question "how do companies grow from zero to a gazillion?" Legendary Silicon Valley investor / entrepreneur Reid Hoffman tests his theories with famous founders: this week's edition focuses on Hoffman himself. (WaitWhat / ART19)
January 18, 2019:
    Tribune Media, a US television and media company, is launching the Tribune Audio Network. They're working with ART19, promising "podcasts produced by Tribune Media’s local and national brands, while also serving as a talent and subject matter incubator".
January 15, 2019:
    iHeartMedia and Panoply's Megaphone have done a deal for distribution. After an original deal with Stuff Media, which iHeart purchased in September, Megaphone will now be used "to distribute select podcasts across its iHeartPodcast Network." iHeart has been using ART19 for many of them.
January 8, 2019:
January 3, 2019:
    IAB Certification update: Whooshkaa lets us know that they, too, are in the process of attaining IAB Certification. They join Simplecast, Voxnest/Spreaker, Megaphone, Libsyn, Omny Studio, and ART19. Blubrry and NPR are already there.
December 31, 2018:
    Simplecast is in the process of attaining IAB Certification. They join Voxnest/Spreaker, Megaphone, Libsyn, Omny Studio, and ART19. With Blubrry and NPR having already achieved it, that's over a quarter of a million dollars that the IAB has earnt so far from certification. Cough
December 28, 2018:
    Omny Studio has indicated it is applying for IAB Certification. They join Voxnest/Spreaker, Megaphone, Libsyn, and ART19.
December 24, 2018:
    ART19 has told Podnews that it, too, is working towards IAB Certification. They join the previously reported Voxnest/Spreaker, Megaphone and Libsyn. (Any more?)
December 12, 2018:
    Podtrac has announced support for RAD, and their own RAD beta is open for signup. Other companies who've said they'll support it are Acast, AdsWizz, ART19, Awesound, Blubrry Podcasting, Panoply, Omny Studio, Podtrac, PRX, RadioPublic, Triton Digital, and WideOrbit.
December 7, 2018:
    Better at Everything calls itself a zero bulls**t, wholly practical self-help show for anyone who feels stuck. In season one, the podcast aims to help listeners not only conquer procrastination on a daily basis, but understand why it happens. We might listen to it tomorrow. (Macmillan / ART19)
November 23, 2018:
November 16, 2018:
    American comic book writer Stan Lee passed away earlier this week; but he'd been fighting battles of his own at the end of his life, with charges of fraud, elder abuse, theft, and plenty more as his family fought for who would control his business - and his money. Scandal - Stan Lee's World covers the ugly inside story. (reVolver Podcasts / ART19)
November 15, 2018:
    25 years ago HIV was a death sentence. Those living with HIV were sometimes discriminated against and often shunned. And then came Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, director Jonathan Demme, and a movie called Philadelphia. That movie and the developments in HIV treatment which followed it changed the face of HIV and AIDS in America and throughout the world. Released today, People Like Us: Inside Philadelphia is a special podcast of the story behind the movie, produced solely for charity. Thanks to Coca Cola, 100% of the donations made by listeners to this podcast will go to support (RED) and its campaign to rid the world of AIDS in our lifetimes. (Mark Ramsey / Wondery / ART19)
November 14, 2018:
    Origins with James Andrew Miller is back for a new season, telling the story of how Sex and the City came to be, with interviews with stars, writers and even the costume designer. (Cadence13 / ART19)
November 13, 2018:
    Vox Media has selected Panoply as their new podcast host. The company will use the Megaphone Targeted Marketplace audience targeting tech, starting with a limited trial across SB Nation's titles. They were previously using ART19.
October 24, 2018:
    Blackwood is a new horror audio drama from Skylark Media. It's a fictional story about three teenagers uncovering a conspiracy, and the ever-present threat presented by people in power, who work secretly to control everything they can. (Skylark Media / Wondery / ART19)
October 23, 2018:
October 19, 2018:
    Gladiator focuses on football star Aaron Hernandez, who went from the bright lights of the Super Bowl to a convicted murderer in a few years. (Boston Globe / Wondery / ART19)
October 11, 2018:
October 10, 2018:
    Legal Wars puts you inside the jury box of some of the most famous court cases in American history, including Hulk Hogan’s courtroom wrestling match with Gawker, the battle for free speech on the internet, and the Rodney King trial that set off the LA Riots. (Wondery / ART19)
October 9, 2018:
    The Argument is a new podcast from the New York Times, starting on Thursday. "Our goal is to discuss and debate the country’s biggest issues each week, in ways that sharpen our own thinking and clarify yours." (ART19)
October 4, 2018:
    Threedom, "the show where Paul F Tompkins, Lauren Lapkus, and Scott Aukerman abandon their normal podcast formats to trade funny stories and crack each other up", launches today. (Earwolf, ART19)
September 24, 2018:
September 12, 2018:
    On general release, after an exclusive period within Stitcher, is Wolverine: The Long Night, which launches today. (Midroll/ART19)
September 11, 2018:
    Ellen on the Go is an audio catch-up, "giving a never-before-seen glimpse into how the daily talk show comes together from the creative minds that make it all happen." (WAD Productions / Wondery / ART19)
September 7, 2018:
September 6, 2018:
    Moonshot is back for a new season. The podcast is now weekly, and is focusing on narrative content around the world's biggest ideas. Space mining is the first topic - they say "We're also covering other topics such as using AI in cancer detection and treatment, robots designed to mimic animals, and doing a deep dive on driverless vehicles." (Lawson Media / ART19)
September 5, 2018:
August 31, 2018:

Welcome to our 105 new subscribers this week, including The Guardian, Squadcast, WGBH, Veritone One, ART19, Podcast One, Panoply, Bauer Media Sweden, Podkite, Spreaker and APM.

August 3, 2018:
July 9, 2018:

Thank you to ART19 and Cabana for becoming supporters of Podnews. Also, thank you to Auscast Network, who became personal supporters last week. :)

June 27, 2018:
June 15, 2018:

Thank you to 79 new subscribers this week, including fine folk from South Africa's Podcart, Acast, Compass Media Networks, Wireless Group, Spotify, Luminary, Macmillan, Prisa Media, Voxnest, Audioboom, ABC Australia, Art19, Kagiso Media and the BBC.

May 4, 2018:

Welcome to our new subscribers, who this week include The New York Times, MPR, Wondery, Art19, Boston University, Castbox, WNYC, Radio NZ, The Wireless Group, Aiir, ESPN, Swedish Radio, Wise Buddah, NTR and Mediacom.

March 21, 2018:
    ART19 has announced that they're working with NBC properties, hosting over a hundred different podcasts for many of NBC's television channels. They'll be providing aggregate measurement and monetization.
January 10, 2018:
    Stitcher has a new podcast out on Jan 23: Unladylike. "Getting unladylike is the first step in not only claiming space for ourselves, but also making room for other overlooked stories and voices." It's hosted by art19.
August 24, 2017:

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