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Quill and Carney released their 2024 Marketing & Podcast Trends Report. The in-depth report contains data, advice and case studies for a number of marketing tools - it’s a good read, and it’s free.
Google is telling subscribers to its Google One service that there has been a data breach at Apple Podcasts, which has shared email addresses. That’s not true; part of a large combination of files, and nothing more than someone who’s gone through open podcast RSS feeds, scraping for email addresses: it’s not from Apple servers. (In any case, Apple don’t need, nor use, email addresses in your RSS feed).
AntennaPod, an open-source podcast app for Android, has hit 150,000 monthly active users on Google Play. As can be seen above, the app saw significant growth on Sep 26, the day that it was announced Google Podcasts is to close. Much of this growth has been in the US, according to data seen by Podnews. “While we undoubtedly have a small market share, we're proud of this increase,” says @keunes, one of the volunteer project maintainers.
For people switching from Google Podcasts or Stitcher, what podcast app would we recommend?
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The State of Podcasting in Latin America
By 2027, there will be more podcast listeners in Latin America than any other region in the world.
How do YouTube stats work for podcasters?
Your questions answered about how YouTube stats work for podcasters and podcast hosting companies.
Leo Laporte announces layoffs at TWiT
Leo's announcement from This Week in Tech
The company asking podcast directories for money
A copyright enforcement company is sending bills to podcast directories for reproducing images from RSS feeds - and asking for just enough to avoid a lawyer.
Goodpods adds, then removes, AI-written descriptions
The descriptions weren't always accurate, sometimes misleading, and done without creators' consent or knowledge
How to understand podcast stats
Analytics from Apple, Spotify, YouTube, podcast charts, downloads, OP3, Podtrac and more: what does it all mean? What's the biggest show in the world; and how is your show doing?
How to email someone your podcast: the AUDIO tag in email
A great way to market your podcast to someone: use email (specifically, the AUDIO player tag). We test it out.
Our recommendations for a new podcast app to replace Google Podcasts and Stitcher
Google Podcasts is about to go away, and Stitcher's already gone: so what podcast app should you use next?
How can I get more listeners to my podcast?
The million-dollar question: you have a podcast, but how can you get more people listening to it?
Vietnam: a podcasting deep-dive
A deep dive into the Vietnamese podcasting market, its history, and what shows will work there
Opinion: DR's move against open podcasting is not in the public service
Plans to restrict shows are not what public service broadcasters are about
Indonesia: a podcasting deep-dive
A deep dive into the Indonesian podcasting market, and what shows will work there
Korea: a podcasting deep-dive
A deep dive into the Korean podcasting market, and what shows will work there
The Podnews Report Card - 2023 results
Podcast creators have their say about the platforms we all use
Podtrac data: total audience and download shares for Jan 2023
Apple's size, and Spotify's size. Who's #1 for podcasts?
Japan: a podcasting deep-dive
A deep dive into the Japanese podcasting market, and what shows will work there
Understanding podcasts in East and South East Asia
A focus at East and South East Asia - what podcast listeners are consuming, and what content works in a part of the world with twice the population of the US and a fast-growing podcast market.
Japan: a country overview
An overview of the most popular podcasts in Japan
Have the number of new podcasts really “plummeted”?
Are there really 80% fewer new podcasts?
Podcast app sent your location to any podcast publisher
Rova, the free radio and podcast app from New Zealand's MediaWorks, wants to tell podcast publishers where you live, work and play
How I Make: The Piketon Massacre
For the #1 podcast in the country last season, it takes a lot of behind-the-scenes work to put it together. Here’s some insight into the mechanics behind the show.
Fighting podcast spam with RSS.com
Some people are taking advantage of free plans to promote the oldest profession on the planet: the sex trade. Here's how RSS.com stopped that.
New Podcast Trailers
Looking for new podcasts to listen to? Here's all about our podcast trailer feed.
How to get Podnews on your smart speaker every day
How to listen to our updates every day
The unwritten contract between podcast publishers and apps
What should I be looking for if my podcast is being carried on a new app?
Is YouTube the answer to Google's Podcast woes?
Why isn't Google bigger with podcast listeners? Matthew Stevens highlights the missteps the company has made in the past, and its bright future
The podcast market in Latvia
The country where YouTube rules; where podcasters work together, and around 20% listen every month
The history of the word 'Podcast'
Who invented the word? And who was responsible for getting it used by the community? A full history, with audio, looking at the words used for on-demand audio via RSS.
How to report a pirated podcast
If your show's audio has been copied by someone else, and you need to get it removed under DMCA or copyright takedown, here's how and where to do that.
How we... redesigned Player FM
Player FM has gone through a redesign. What's new - and what have they learnt about the process?
How I make... Hit Different
Courtney Carthy dives into his bag of tools for producing a hit podcast
How people find your podcast in apps - who indexes what?
What podcast and/or episode metadata is indexed by which search engines and directories? How should you use your RSS feed to get more new listeners?
Mythbusting: is Anchor full of dead shows, and does it matter?
Is Anchor really full of dead shows? And what would it mean if it was anyway? Is that really a bad thing?
Spotify vs Apple: who's bigger really?
Buzzsprout says Apple is neck-and-neck with Spotify for podcast downloads. Libsyn says Apple is more than four times bigger for downloads. Who is right?
Audio quality for music streaming - and lossless podcasts?
Audio quality is a new battleground for the music streaming companies. What does it mean? And, particularly, what does it mean for podcasting?
Apple Podcasts's changes: why it doesn't see your new episode instantly
There's been a big change in the way Apple Podcasts works in iOS 14.5
How to do value4value and earn Bitcoin from your podcast
Got a podcast? You can earn Bitcoin from it, right now.
Review: The Spotify Play, by Sven Carlsson and Jonas Leijonhufvud
A review of 'The Spotify Play: How CEO and Founder Daniel Ek Beat Apple, Google, and Amazon in the Race for Audio Dominance', by Sven Carlsson and Jonas Leijonhufvud
How to get live captions for every podcast you listen to - on whatever app
There's a way to get live captions on almost any phone and almost any app
How to spot Google Podcasts in your server logs
It turns out that Google Podcasts is harder to spot than many podcast apps. Here's the definitive list.
Can you help yourself to free podcasts for your audio app?
Can anyone take your RSS feed and use your podcast audio however they want? Another company doesn't quite understand the way that podcasters work.
How to pirate someone else's podcast onto Anchor
Pirating someone else's podcast is easy - you don't even need to know the RSS feed of the podcast you want to pirate. Let us show you how: and what Anchor ought to be doing.
How I make... True Crime Reporter
How does a proper investigative reporter turn his hand into making a true crime podcast? And what does he think of the others?
Additional RSS namespaces
RSS namespaces extending podcasting
All you need to know: podcasts in Amazon Music
Where podcasts in Amazon Music are, how to get yours listed, and how many shows
Divided States of Media: Dan Granger interviews Jordan Harbinger
Jordan Harbinger, on his start into podcasts, self-censorship, and defending yourself against misinformation
Podnews's Google Podcast RSS Helper
A bookmarklet to help people with which RSS feed Google Podcasts is using
How to get universal links to your podcast for everyone
One link to rule them all - or to get your new listeners. Here's how to get one.
How I make... Podcast Pontifications
Evo Terra tells us why it takes 3.5 hours for him to record an episode that lasts for less than ten minutes.
Do ID3 tags matter for SEO?
Are they a sure-fire way of helping your SEO? Or not used at all?
Podcasts - do they mean more spam?
If you do a podcast, is your email address being used for marketing emails?
Media's New Deal: Dan Granger interviews Entercom CEO David Field
A transcript from Media's New Deal, presented by Oxford Road
Podcast transcripts: who's in control?
Is automation a good idea for all transcripts? And who gets to choose?
How much does Anchor add to Spotify's bandwidth bill?
Bandwidth isn't cheap: for many podcast hosts, it's the biggest bill they have. We were curious: how much does Anchor add to Spotify's bandwidth bill?
Podcasting's Growing Market Imbalance
Too many podcasts, not enough listeners?
The publishers who don't want their podcast to be on every platform
The podcast publishers who are making deliberate choices to stop audiences finding their podcasts on some platforms
Google Podcasts Manager: a first look
We take a look at the new analytics service from Google Podcasts - and discover a way to submit your podcast
Today's most popular Android podcast apps
What are the best podcast apps for Android? We look at the data.
Advertising A Podcast, Part 3
Promo ad swaps, episode drops and crossovers
What app buttons should you have on your podcast website?
The Apple Podcasts one, of course, but which else? We discover something interesting from our own data.
The Podcast Academy: Hernan Lopez keynote at Podcast Movement Evolutions
The full video, and transcript, from Hernan Lopez's keynote speech at Podcast Movement Evolutions 2020 in Los Angeles CA, USA.
HubHopper republishing hijacked RSS feeds: their response
Our original story, and their response, shows much to be concerned about
Advertising A Podcast, Part 2
Buying Social and Search Ads
Advertising a Podcast, Part 1
How to Stand Out and Build An Audience
B2B podcasts: count your meetings, not your downloads
What's the best way to measure success for your branded podcasts?
How to encode your audio: MP3 or AAC / M4A?
What should you use for your podcast?
How to link to your podcast
If you want to link to your podcast from social media, posters, business cards, your email footer or anything else... what's the best way?
How to make your episode notes work in all the podcast players
Want to make your episode notes look lovely? Here's the way to avoid also making them look rubbish.
Podcasting 2020 – The Rise of the Machines
Is 2020 going to be the year that podcasting gets smart?
How our UTM codes work
We help websites understand where their traffic is coming from with UTM codes. Here's how they work.
Some unusual terms and conditions from podcast companies
We discover some of the more strange clauses from podcast hosts and similar companies
Who's the best podcast host - how to choose
One of the most-asked questions on podcasting forums is "which podcast host should I use?" So, here's the answer.
Anchor bypasses Apple Podcasts approval process with copyright violating podcasts
Anchor's special deal with Apple lets anyone post anything, seemingly
The radio station making money from podcasts
This station is doing something unusual: charging for podcasts
A full test: how do show notes display in podcast apps?
Podcast show notes display, it turns out, in many different ways in over 40 different apps we tested. Here's what to do to make sure they work best.
The end of open: BBC blocks its podcasts on Google [UPDATED]
The BBC has blocked access to its podcasts from Google Assistant, Google Podcasts and Google Search.
How WebSub works: and why it's good for your podcast
WebSub fixes one of the main problems for podcasting in an elegant manner
Episode number support in podcast apps
How many podcast apps support the episode tag?
How much is mobile data worldwide?
We examine typical data costs for mobile phones across the world, and discover wide variety in pricing
Submissions and Disclosures
How to submit stories to Podnews; and our relevant editorial disclosures
Podcast availability indicator
Wondering how complete the Spotify, Stitcher, Luminary and Google Podcasts catalogue is? We run the figures on some recent podcasts. (This page is constantly updated).
Things I learnt when self-hosting my own podcast
Some things learnt after self-hosting a podcast for a while
Promote Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts equally: and here's what happens
It turns out that if you promote your podcast on both services equally, you get equal usage. You just have to promote it that way.
How I make... Podnews
What tools are used by Podnews every day to produce the newsletter and the podcast?
Popular podcast app Castbox altered RSS feeds and is still removing links
Castbox has been republishing unauthorised and altered versions of podcast RSS feeds, and deliberately removing links to the websites of the podcasters they link to.
Google Podcasts app: an FAQ for podcasters
All you need to know about Google Podcasts, on apps, the web and smart speakers.
How to get your podcast into Google Podcasts and Google Home
How to get your podcasts into the Google Podcasts app, and onto Google Home and other smart speakers
How to see if Google has indexed your podcast
Not got an Android phone, but want to see if Google knows where your podcast is? Here's how to find out.
How to add your podcast to every podcast directory
We have a daily podcast. Here's where to find it - and all the directory links to add your podcast, too
Podcast subscribe pages for everyone
How to get a simple page to link to your podcast from social media, letting people subscribe and listen instantly
Is iHeartMedia really the leader in 'snackable' podcasts?
A configuration error means that their Podtrac stats could be thousands of times too large
Chapter points in podcasts: a waste of time?
Which podcast apps support chapter points? Is it worth your while spending time and effort on them?
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