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April 2, 2024:
    A significant jump for Spreaker is seen in the share of new podcast episodes in March, according to Livewire. Spreaker’s use of Podping, a simple mechanism to advertise new published episodes, may be the reason why. Podbean overtook Spotify’s Megaphone to claim #6.
March 28, 2024:
March 27, 2024:
March 4, 2024:
    The most-listened-to podcast in the world, The Joe Rogan Experience, has switched podcast host - from Spotify for Podcasters to Spotify’s enterprise host, Megaphone.
March 1, 2024:
    Meanwhile, Ashley Carman writes about US podcasting’s strange double-life: as employee negotiations appear to fail and layoffs continue, big shows are hawking themselves for big money - Alex Cooper is trying to find a buyer for Call Her Daddy (currently with Spotify), and is seeking a nine-figure deal; and Jason and Travis Kelce’s New Heights, a Wave Sports & Entertainment show that is on Spotify’s Megaphone, is also looking for a buyer.
February 20, 2024:
February 14, 2024:
    Spotify’s Megaphone is looking for more inventory for political advertising this year, aiming to take advantage of a predicted election spend across all media of over $15bn. Podcasters who block political categories won’t get that incremental revenue, the company is saying to publishers via email.
February 8, 2024:
    Somewhat surprisingly, he’s hosting on Spotify for Podcasters, rather than Megaphone. (His old Libsyn feed redirects here, too).
February 2, 2024:
    Megaphone is rolling out new reporting tools, tabs and filters; and more charts are planned. They’re rolling out now.
January 8, 2024:
    Ten podcast companies are still not certified for the latest version of the IAB’s podcast measurement guidelines v2.1, in spite of being asked to do so by the end of 2022. More than a year later, the IAB’s list of compliant companies still shows AdsWizz, Anchor (now Spotify), Buzzsprout, Captivate, Chartable, Libsyn, Megaphone, Podbean, Podtrac and Simplecast as only compliant to v2.0 of the guidelines, something that means “they will lose current status”, according to the IAB Tech Lab.
January 2, 2024:
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November 29, 2023:
    Podnews has published Apple's top shows for 14 different countries, and analysed the results. From the 140 awarded shows, "true crime" and "culture" were the most popular categories. Megaphone hosts the most popular shows, with 15; Simplecast and Acast both host 13. The Huberman Lab was the only show to have made it to three country lists. You can also compare the lists from 2022.
November 15, 2023:
    Spotify's Megaphone published its Podcast Trends 2023 report. The data shows significant growth in podcast listening by older listeners: in Italy, people aged 55-64 are listening twice as long as last year; in the US total time spent listening for 55-64s has increased by 50%, and by 49% for those over 65.
October 24, 2023:
    On Friday, we carried feedback from Megaphone customers that all data was lost about podcasts within Megaphone when moving to Spotify's "streaming-powered tools", which offer new analytics.
October 20, 2023:
    Megaphone's "streaming-powered tools" Spotify migration is in test for some users. It offers content and ad performance analytics, and clickable promos. However, we're told that publishers who enable it lose access to all data about those podcasts within Megaphone, and must now log in to Spotify Ad Analytics to see downloads and streams. We're also told this data appears to be gone from Megaphone's export log service. Another customer tells us it's also likely to mean lower ad delivery figures.
October 18, 2023:
August 28, 2023:
    Launched Sept 2020 in Podnews, NPR ends localised versions of the Consider This podcast this week, which they claimed at the time was the "first localised daily news podcast". Localisation "did not prove sustainable", said a spokesperson; Current reports that the production process wasn't scalable; audiences didn't value it much anyway; and NPR is moving to Megaphone which means the use of different tools. Consider This continues, with national content (featuring anchors like Mary Louise Kelly, above)
August 24, 2023:
August 2, 2023:
    The number of episodes published (on open RSS) by Spotify for Podcasters, formerly Anchor, dipped to a new low last month says Livewire; but it still hosts one out of every five new episodes; and Spotify's Megaphone also posted another record high. The biggest increases were seen by Omny Studio and its owner Triton Digital.
July 3, 2023:
June 27, 2023:
    TWiT is switching away from Spotify - the company is now using Podscribe, and is testing Libsyn's AdvertiseCast instead of Megaphone. "Advertisecast has a higher fill rate, plus we hope to partner with them on the host-read ads side of our business," says Lisa Laporte.
June 12, 2023:
    Above - watching our podcast host migration tool, you'll often see shows migrating to Spotify's Megaphone. Working with an investor, we've learnt that since early 2021, Podnews's sample data shows that Spotify's Megaphone has migrated at least 2,428 shows to its network from other hosting companies: representing shows with a total of 131 million listeners. The number of shows being migrated in our sample continues to increase; though the shows transferring recently have fewer listeners.
May 24, 2023:
    BBC Sounds has announced a set of new shows, and that the BBC is to work with Spotify's Megaphone to "recommend relevant content to audiences on other podcast platforms in the UK". The deal means that Spotify's Megaphone will programmatically schedule trailers, for UK listeners, on BBC shows carried on third-party platforms. The BBC has confirmed to Podnews that this does not affect the BBC's deal with Acast for monetising their shows outside the UK.
May 23, 2023:
    Goalhanger Podcasts is to switch to Spotify's Megaphone and the Spotify Audience Network. The company is currently with Acast, and produces some of the largest shows in the UK including The Rest Is Politics. The companies will jointly announce their new relationship at The Podcast Show in London tomorrow.
May 12, 2023:
    In the Podnews Weekly Review this week, we hear from two different companies doing "broadcast to podcast" - Triton's Omny Studio and Spotify's Megaphone. Plus, we get a preview of the Podcast Show 2023 in London.
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December 19, 2022:
    Spotify's enterprise podcast host, Megaphone, was not delivering podcasts over the weekend. A "content delivery issue" on Saturday, which caused publishers to be unable to upload audio, was followed by "podcast playback issues" on Sunday. Podcasts were unavailable on various listener apps; a problem that appeared to take around twelve hours to fix. One Megaphone podcaster described it to us as a "major outage"; it is the sixth this year.
December 9, 2022:
December 2, 2022:
    Data: Spotify's Anchor continues to lose market share: it was down to 21.6% of all new podcast episodes in November. However, Spotify's overall market share remains the same after Megaphone posted the biggest share increase in the top 15 podcast hosts.
November 2, 2022:
October 25, 2022:
    Keep It Light Media, Parenting Hell's, um, parent network with additional titles like Alan Carr's Life's a Beach and Wolf and Owl, is moving to Megaphone and joining the Spotify Audience Network. Those shows remain available everywhere; they were with Global's DAX.
October 18, 2022:
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August 23, 2022:
    Megaphone's integration with Podsights and Chartable is scheduled for September 19, according to the company's website. The company's announcement just said "September".
August 18, 2022:
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August 2, 2022:
August 1, 2022:
    Livewire has published its top ten podcast hosts (by new episodes) data: Megaphone has climbed above iVoox to reach #8. You can now buy daily access to the data. Livewire also reports that Amazon Cloudfront powers just over 50% of all podcast hosting; if AWS falls over, half of all podcasts will too. We'd report on it when that happens, but we use AWS too, so :shrug:
June 23, 2022:

SECURITY ADVISORY: If you are a podcast host or directory, and have any redirects or links pointing to panoply(dot)fm feeds or websites, we would suggest removing them to protect your visitors (and your SEO). Spotify, which now owns Panoply - now known as Megaphone - allowed this domain name to lapse earlier this year, and it has been purchased by a company that hosts viruses and malware. We've removed all links.

June 15, 2022:
June 6, 2022:
    Our hosts changes page (we removed the ceased podcasts from there, which confused the graph) shows a large amount of shows switching from Anchor to Megaphone.
June 1, 2022:
    Oldest Podcast Guest Corner: On Monday, we featured 'the oldest podcast guest of all time', a 92 year-old. Yesterday, we heard of another podcast guest aged 98. But in 2018, the record was really set, it appears: Swedish podcast Framgångspodden interviewed the then 105 year-old Dagny Carlsson, the world's "oldest blogger", in this episode. Dagny passed away in March this year, so could have been interviewed later by another podcast, too... (thanks, Pelle!)
May 31, 2022:
    One of podcasting's largest hosting companies, Megaphone, was down for more than nine hours. All the Spotify-owned company's audio and RSS feeds disappeared at 8pm Eastern on Monday, after a certificate expired. In our tests, the feeds were restored at 5.39am Eastern this morning; the status page notes it fixed at 5.54am. Spotify hasn't returned our requests for comment.
May 19, 2022:
May 4, 2022:
    Chartable has clarified its future, in an email to users. The company will be focused on publisher tools and analytics, it says; it'll be available within Megaphone, but tools and insights will also be available to all publishers, whoever they host with. The company was bought by Spotify in February.
April 25, 2022:
    Podbean appears to be seeing a large number of migrations away from the service, according to our sample: a large amount making their way to Anchor. Worthwhile also noting AfterBuzzTV switching from Anchor to Megaphone; and our sample continuing to see iHeart podcasts shifting from Spotify's Megaphone to iHeart's Omny Studio.
April 11, 2022:
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March 18, 2022:
March 7, 2022:
    In our sample, we observed Buzzsprout losing 27 podcasts last week, and Libsyn losing 14. The podcast hosts gaining the most were, as they always are, Anchor and Megaphone; though Simplecast and Acast also saw a good number of migrations.
March 3, 2022:
March 1, 2022:
    A new podcast platform, Spooler, has launched. It's founded by a who's who of podcasting, including CEO James O. Boggs, formerly Head of Podcasts at Apple; CCO Andy Bowers, co-founder of Slate Audio and Megaphone; CTO Dan Benjamin, founder of Fireside·fm and the 5by5 podcast network, and Exec Producer Kerry Donahue, former EP at WNYC. The product claims to be a new modular content management system for audio, allowing instant edits and re-ordering of content while being compatible with RSS podcast apps. The tech also incorporates Dolby·io to smooth audio volumes and apply noise reduction. Axios has more information.
February 17, 2022:
    Chartable's "audience insights and cutting-edge promotional tools, SmartLinks and SmartPromos" will be folded into Megaphone, and as we understand it, will not be available to non-Megaphone customers in future. Chartable, which has 11 staff, has published a blog post.
February 2, 2022:
December 17, 2021:
December 3, 2021:
    Data: Around 425,000 new episodes were published on Anchor in November, but the company lost 0.7% market share. In the top ten, the top 8 remains unchanged; Captivate is new at #9, beating Megaphone which remains at #10. (Podnews's Editor is an advisor for Captivate).
November 23, 2021:
November 22, 2021:
November 18, 2021:
    The Joe Rogan Experience is still #1. Call Her Daddy has climbed, even though it became a Spotify Exclusive in the last quarter; Serial has also climbed a place, in spite of not releasing an episode since 2018. NPR host 19 of the top 50; Megaphone 13; Simplecast 10. The highest new entry is True Crime Garage at #43. The top 10 is 50% hosted by women.
October 19, 2021:
October 11, 2021:
    Libsyn Pro appears to have migrated many of its shows over to Libsyn RSS feeds, according to our podcast hosts tracker (we list the two as separate). Otherwise, our sample suggests Megaphone gained 27 shows overall, while Libsyn lost 25 overall.
September 14, 2021:
September 6, 2021:
August 30, 2021:
    We've added ceased shows (those that have removed their RSS feeds) to our podcast host changes page. There are surprisingly few of these. As usual, Megaphone is the paid podcast host being switched to the most (observed gaining 39 shows overall this week); Libsyn performing worst (observed losing 35 shows overall to other hosts).
August 16, 2021:
August 10, 2021:
    In terms of hosts, Megaphone (14), NPR (8) and Omny Studio (8) host the most shows.
August 9, 2021:
July 29, 2021:
    Spotify's podcast ad revenue has jumped 627% year-on-year, according to their revenue announcement today: Joe Rogan and Megaphone helping the increase. We learnt that Podz cost the company $53.4m; and Greenroom $67.7m. The company appears to have stopped reporting the number of monthly users who listen to podcasts. They have 365m monthly users; last we heard, 25% of them (91m) listen to podcasts.
July 28, 2021:
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June 14, 2021:
June 10, 2021:
May 31, 2021:
    Last week, Anchor hoovered up plenty of paid-for podcasts, but also lost plenty too, according to our sample. SoundCloud was the biggest loser, with 20 losses; Megaphone was the paid podcast host gaining the most shows.
May 27, 2021:
May 24, 2021:
    After a short hiatus, our podcast hosting company changes page has returned. As ever, it shows a significant amount of podcasts moving from paid hosting companies to Anchor. Overall, the biggest gains went to Anchor, RedCircle and Megaphone; the biggest losers were Whooshkaa, Soundcloud and Libsyn.
April 30, 2021:
April 26, 2021:
March 5, 2021:
    Megaphone host 62 of the nominations; ART19 host 24; and PRX 19.
February 24, 2021:
    Cumulus Media, owners of Westwood One, says it achieved more than 1bn downloads in 2020, and podcasting is "pacing up more than 30% in Q1". Podcasting revenue grew 40% last year. "We've made our bet on partnership arrangements with talent as opposed to going out and spending a lot of money on IT or infrastructure," said CFO Frank Lopez-Balboa. The company uses Spotify-owned Megaphone.
February 23, 2021:
    Spotify promoted the forthcoming Spotify Audience Network, allowing advertisers access to Spotify’s Originals & Exclusives, podcasts via Megaphone and Anchor, and ad-supported music. It will bring their Streaming Ad Insertion product to Megaphone podcast publishers as well as Anchor podcasters. You can also buy podcast advertising for the first time through Spotify Ad Studio in the US, beta testing from today.
February 19, 2021:
February 17, 2021:
February 10, 2021:
February 3, 2021:
    Megaphone hosts more popular podcasts than anyone else, the data also shows - by some margin.
January 26, 2021:
    The .fm top-level domain-name is now most popular with podcasters, according to 2020 data from the company, with Castbox, Anchor, Podsights, Megaphone, Omny Studio, Transistor, and Captivate in the top 15 of a chart of DNS server responses.
January 6, 2021:
December 9, 2020:
    Spotify now officially owns Megaphone. The $235m acquisition was made official yesterday.
December 7, 2020:
November 26, 2020:
November 25, 2020:
    According to investors Greystone Capital, Libsyn is "cheap, growing, with catalysts on the horizon", adding "unlike Anchor, Megaphone and Wondery, LSYN is profitable, and highly cash generative". Ouch. Libsyn is still looking for a new CEO.
November 20, 2020:
November 13, 2020:
November 12, 2020:
    "Increased targeting, measurement granularity, and ad inventory management ease could fundamentally ruin what made podcast advertising great — and make it as screwed up as the rest of digital advertising" - Nick Quah, Hot Pod
November 11, 2020:
November 5, 2020:
    Podcast ad-tech host Megaphone is still losing money but revenues increased significantly in the first nine months of 2020. Graham Holdings Company also owns Slate, Foreign Policy, and kids podcast publisher Pinna; all these companies lost money, though Pinna's revenue is also increasing.
October 28, 2020:
    Placements·io has signed with Megaphone to integrate with the company. The release says that Megaphone will work with Placements·io to streamline the process of buying and selling podcast advertising inventory.
October 27, 2020:
October 26, 2020:
    iHeart currently hosts with Megaphone; but has hosted with Spreaker in the past.
October 23, 2020:
October 14, 2020:
    We hear from multiple sources that Megaphone appears to be looking for a buyer.
September 17, 2020:
    CNN and iHeartRadio have launched Election 101, a new co-produced podcast that demystifies the American political system. (As a Brit looking in from afar - good luck with that.) It's hosted by CNN correspondent Kristen Holmes, distributed by the iHeartPodcast Network and hosted on Megaphone; last month, a shortform podcast CNN Political Briefing was launched using Omny Studio.
September 10, 2020:
August 10, 2020:
July 22, 2020:
    Our podcast hosts page is now updated: Megaphone gained IAB Certification in May, and we've added Podspace, a Swedish podcast host.
July 15, 2020:
July 8, 2020:
June 25, 2020:
June 19, 2020:

Thank you to podcast editor and voiceover Harlie who became our 14,000th subscriber today, joining new subscribers this week from Spotify, NOVA Entertainment, Condé Nast, Megaphone, Simplecast and Gimlet Media among many others.

June 17, 2020:
June 11, 2020:
April 24, 2020:
    Megaphone is apparently moving offices in Reston VA, USA, to a building looking like a sandcrawler from Star Wars. They'll join up to 1,500 salvaged droids the folks from Google, who are the anchor tenant.
April 22, 2020:
    Speaking in a webinar yesterday organised by Megaphone, Jeremy Weiner, Megaphone Director of East Coast Sales, said: "What we're not seeing is any kind of dips in listenership, but we are definitely seeing changes in that the listenership is pretty even throughout the day as opposed to spiking in the morning and evening." George Gehring, Megaphone Studio Director of Media Solutions said that one of their advantages was that they can change creative "on a dime". "It's really enabled us to say to our partners now more than ever, we're here to help and we can help you pivot quickly and smartly." Steph Beran Sanderson, Wordsworth + Booth Director of Strategy, added: "Focus on staying flexible. This is the absolute key. In terms of how you're communicating, you need to be nimble and light on your feet enough to adapt as consumer sentiment shifts." Gehring gave an example: "We're working with one alcohol brand who just launched a new product and the messaging was, drink [this] at a bar, go to this store to buy it. And we switched out the creative and now it was, this drink is as good on the sofa as it is at the bar. Use your order delivery service for it." Dan Misener, pacificcontent Head of Strategy & Audience Development, added: "Pay attention to those broad industry trends, but also try and look at your own numbers on your own shows, on your own networks, and figure out what of that is actionable."
April 14, 2020:
March 25, 2020:

Thank you to our many new subscribers, helping us hit 12,600 readers earlier this week. Among the 200 recent subscribers in the past two weeks, welcome to those from SCA, Megaphone, Crate Media, JAR Audio, Spotify, the Jordan Harbinger show, Cavalry Media, Media Radar, Deutschland Radio, Pushkin, Condé Nast, ABC News, FOX News, and Radio France. Please consider becoming a supporter or advertising.

March 24, 2020:
March 23, 2020:
    Viral: Coronavirus focuses on the actions of Congress and the Federal Reserve and explores how their decisions will impact the possibility of a recession. The show will tackle the questions that everyday Americans are all wondering: What is the government doing? Why are they doing it? Most importantly, will it work? (Three Uncanny Four / Sony Music Entertainment / Megaphone)
March 20, 2020:
March 17, 2020:
    America Dissected: Coronavirus launches today - it's the second season of America Dissected, and is hosted by Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, a physician and former city health commissioner. (Crooked Media / Megaphone)
March 11, 2020:
March 6, 2020:
    Broken: Jeffrey Epstein returns for a second season, including a new host, investigative and political journalist Tara Palmeri. (Three Uncanny Four Productions, Hyperobject Industries, Miami Herald, Megaphone)
March 5, 2020:
    Science Vs has a new episode about covid-19, the virus more commonly known as Coronavirus. They've also added a song to remind you to wash your hands, the most effective way of protecting yourself. (Megaphone)
February 27, 2020:
    A new podcast from Gimlet, Conviction: American Panic, was launched yesterday. It explores the story of John Quinney and investigates crimes some claim never happened – otherwise known as the “Satanic Panic.” There's a video trailer here. (Megaphone)
February 20, 2020:
    New York Media merged with Vox Media at the end of last year; and Vulture's Good One podcast, a podcast about jokes and the people that tell them, is relaunching as a weekly Vox Media podcast. It's the first to officially enter the Vox Media fold. (Megaphone)
February 11, 2020:
February 10, 2020:
    Andy Bowers, the co-founder of Megaphone, has left the company. As a clue to what he's doing next, he writes: I had so much fun in the early days of podcasting—when the stakes were low and failure helped us learn, when things were not so formulaic and we were making up the rules as we went along—that I’m moving on to other nascent media.
February 6, 2020:
    A Slate Plus series from 2015, The History of American Slavery, has been republished for everyone to hear "at a time when the voices of the worst racists and history-deniers feel more emboldened to publicly renounce the rights of Black people" (Slate / Megaphone)
January 31, 2020:
January 28, 2020:
January 16, 2020:
    The Topical, the new satirical podcast from The Onion, has published its trailer: it launches on Jan 29. It's part of a new strategic partnership between The Onion and Sony Music Entertainment. (Megaphone)
January 15, 2020:
January 14, 2020:
January 10, 2020:
    Up and Vanished is coming to Oxygen, a US true-crime TV channel. Here's the trailer: it airs Feb 15 in the US, and presumably will also air on the channel in Australia. (Tenderfoot TV / Megaphone)
January 8, 2020:
    We Stan Together is a brand new podcast that presents theories, dissertations, STANments about a piece of pop-culture. Episode topics include Singers Trying to Act, and 80’s Ladies Pop Stars. (More Banana / Megaphone)
January 7, 2020:
January 3, 2020:
    Rocketship is back for a new season. It's a business podcast that has brought stories and advice to the startup community for the last 6 years: this season is all about product failure, like Google+, Webvan, and... Audible. (Rocketship / The Podglomerate / Megaphone)
December 18, 2019:
    Let's make a poop with Triumph the Insult Comedy Dog is a new podcast from Conan O'Brien's Team Coco. In the first episode, Lawrence O'Donnell, Pete Davidson, and Anthony Scaramucci compete for charities and their dignity, at Union Temple's Murmrr Ballroom in Brooklyn NY, USA. (Starburns Audio / Team Coco / Robert Smigel / Megaphone)
December 6, 2019:
    What A Day, launched in October, is "a funny but incredibly informative news source", according to their publicist (and we're not going to argue). On Dec 3, the hosts, comedian Akilah Hughes and Gideon Resnick, interviewed presidential candidate Julian Castro. (Crooked Media / Megaphone)
December 4, 2019:
    In a memo obtained by Podnews, the Sony Music podcasting team has been announced. Emily Rasekh (Entercom, CBS Radio) is Senior Vice President of Business Development and Operations, Podcasting; reporting to her are Brittany Hall (Pandora, Megaphone), Vice President of Sales, Podcasting; Ryan Zack (Megaphone, Acast), Vice President of Revenue Operations, Podcasting; and Christy Mirabal (Stitcher, Panoply), Vice President of Marketing, Podcasting. Emily reports up to Dennis Kooker, President, Global Digital Business & U.S. Sales and Tom Mackay, President, Sony Music Film and TV A&R, who add: "Together this leadership team strongly positions us to super-serve the podcast community, help them reach larger audiences on more platforms and further grow our podcasting business opportunities around the world. With a rapidly expanding number of creative partnerships and with the strength of our best-in-class capabilities, we are confident they will keep enhancing Sony Music’s compelling value proposition in the podcasting industry. "
December 3, 2019:
December 2, 2019:
    Who better to host true crime podcasts than the people who worked on the cases? Break in the Case is a true crime podcast from the NYPD, with NYPD detectives taking us through cases they've worked on. (Megaphone)
November 26, 2019:
    Good Kids: How Not To Raise An A**hole is a new podcast from Lemonada. "This isn’t just another parenting podcast. It’s a quasi-manual for how to raise better humans," they say: and good enough for Facebook to censor ads for, which probably means it's excellent. It's just 15 minutes long: seven episodes are now available, and expect more every week. (Lemonada / UTA / WestwoodOne / Megaphone)
November 22, 2019:
    Family Ghosts isn't another spooky paranormal podcast - instead, it's about those stories and rumors that follow families around, sometimes for generations. It returns on December 3rd, and the first three episodes focus on the descendants of the last known slave ship to arrive on US shores. (WALT FM / Spoke Media / Megaphone)
November 21, 2019:
    The second official WWE podcast is coming on December 2nd. The New Day: Feel The Power is a weekly podcast from The New Day’s Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods and Big E. (WWE / Endeavor Audio / Megaphone)
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 15, 2019:
    More Rick and Morty - Ricksplained features special guests from the hit show to help overexplain the secret deeper meanings, whether or not those meanings are intentional. It's represented by PAR. (New Rockstars / Megaphone)
November 12, 2019:
    Crooked Media and Pineapple Street Studios are releasing a Pod Save America special series on the Iowa Caucuses. The series aims to help listeners understand why Iowa is the first state in the primary process, how the caucuses work, and what it takes to win. (Megaphone)
November 11, 2019:
    American Jihadi is released today from Endeavor Audio - the stranger-than-fiction tale of an Alabama-born terrorist running for his life and the journalist who befriended him during his own darkest moments. What does it mean to be a journalist, a ‘hero,’ and an American? (Megaphone)
November 1, 2019:
    Slow Burn is back for a new season, tackling the murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G; it's been marketing its podcast by handing out CDs in New York. (Megaphone)
October 30, 2019:
    Hunted launches on November 12th: the first in a slate of audio fiction from Wolf Entertainment and Endeavor Audio. "When four convicts escape from a maximum-security prison, Deputy Marshal Emily Barnes (Parker Posey) is called in to pursue the criminals on one of the most treacherous and violent manhunts in United States history." The trailer's in our podcast today. (Wolf Entertainment / Endeavor Audio / Megaphone)
October 29, 2019:
    Westwood One is to use Megaphone as its host, and will use "Megaphone's hosting, publishing, dynamic ad insertion, campaign management, and analytics tools to deliver targeted ads to its podcast listeners." They previously used Omny Studio.
October 22, 2019:
October 15, 2019:
October 7, 2019:
    Artemis is a steamy retelling of the classic Greek myth of Artemis, the Goddess of the hunt. The first five episodes of thrilling adventures, complete with love, loss, and turmoil, are everywhere - and the description tells you how you can listen to all 16 on Himalaya+. (Megaphone)
September 23, 2019:
    Correction: on Friday, we said that "podcasts on Megaphone were unavailable for three hours", linking to their status report called CMS and feeds unavailable, which initially noted that "RSS feeds are currently unavailable". Megaphone have asked us to point out that this really meant that new RSS feeds were unable to be published, but RSS feeds were available as normal to listeners. We're grateful for the clarification.
September 20, 2019:
September 19, 2019:
    Maggie McGuire, the CEO of Pinna, an ad-free children's audio network, talks to Podcast Movement. They advertise themselves, though: "We’re running advertising across audio networks including Spotify, Pandora, and NPR, and across podcast networks like Megaphone and Midroll."
September 16, 2019:
September 5, 2019:
    The Secret History of the Future, in its latest edition, compares the evolution of radio in the past 20 years (from independent to corporate) and wonders whether podcasting will be any different. (Slate / The Economist / Megaphone)
August 29, 2019:
    Dexter Guff is smarter than you is a satirical show featuring an under-qualified, over-confident, lifestyle entrepreneur. Jack Rhysider recommends us this episode, recorded in the exhibition hall at Podcast Movement. "It's hilarious to me at least," he adds. We'd agree. (Himalaya / Megaphone)
August 27, 2019:
    Ken Lagana has been announced as Entercom's Executive VP of Digital Sales, looking after Entercom's podcasting and radio·com business. He joins from Megaphone. The US broadcaster bought Cadence13 and Pineapple Street earlier this month.
August 20, 2019:
    It's like The Daily, only for fans of murder and thievery! Parcast is launching Today in True Crime. The show starts in mid September. "Here's what else you need-to-kill-today". (Megaphone)
August 19, 2019:
    Hitman is a new true crime podcast from iHeartRadio, following the real story of Lawrence Horn — an engineer at Motown records who was behind some of Motown’s greatest hits by the Supremes and the Jackson 5 — and the peculiar circumstances surrounding the murder of his ex-wife, son and friend. (iHeartRadio / Megaphone)
August 12, 2019:
    Eater's Digest is new, promising the wildest, most important stories from restaurants and kitchens around the world. (Vox Media / Eater / Megaphone)
August 9, 2019:
August 8, 2019:
August 1, 2019:
    Rick and Morty are coming back next month. Pickle Me This is a Rick and Morty podcast, "binging our way through seasons 1 and 2" with show news and behind the scenes details. (Bald Move / Starburns Audio / Megaphone)
July 30, 2019:
    How To! with Charles Duhigg is new from Slate. Each week, Charles Duhigg, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, takes on listeners’ toughest problems and with the help of experts finds the answers to questions you’ve always wanted to ask, but couldn’t. First up is "How to withstand pain". (Megaphone)
July 26, 2019:
    Season two of iHeartRadio's Hell and Gone delves into the mysterious death of Janie Ward, a 16-year-old high school student who died at a party in 1989 in Marshall AK, USA. (iHeartRadio / School of Humans / Megaphone)
July 25, 2019:
    Acast, Buzzsprout, Transistor, Podbean, Captivate and Megaphone are some of the publishers that have switched on the new Apple podcast categories for their users. (We've also shifted to using News > Daily News in our podcast as the primary category.)
July 23, 2019:
    Land of the Giants launched today - all about the five giants of the internet, going by the not sinister name of FAANG. The first season focuses on the rise of Amazon. (Recode / Vox Media / Megaphone)
July 18, 2019:
    In Green Eggs and Dan, out August 7, Dan Ahdoot talks with comedians, writers, actors, and chefs about what they love most; food. Because everyone eats. Would you, could you, in your app? Try it, try it. When it comes out. (The Podglomerate / Megaphone)
July 17, 2019:
July 16, 2019:
    Podcasts are getting shorter, so says podcast host Megaphone, who looked at the top 200 (US) podcasts, and offer the advice to "start shorter than your first instinct tells you to".
July 12, 2019:

Welcome to 250 new subscribers so far this month, including folk from Kaya FM and Submedia in South Africa, Nova Entertainment and the ABC in Australia, Wise Buddah and Folded Wing in the UK, Megaphone and Stitcher in the US, and Belgium's VRT.

July 10, 2019:
    Noble Blood is new from iHeartRadio - a "podcast that discusses the salacious, secret and tragic stories of monarchs like you’ve never heard them before." (Megaphone)
June 25, 2019:
    The winners are on the NYF website. Congratulations also to Podnews supporter Lantigua Williams & Co.’s 70 Million, which was bronze winner in the category of Narrative/Documentary Podcasts; and to supporters NPR and Megaphone / Panoply for your winning entries too.
June 18, 2019:
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?

June 7, 2019:
    Global Translations is a new podcast from Politico that tackles big problems that don't respect political boundaries. The first season features deep dives on the method behind the apparent madness of Donald Trump's tariff wars, the looking fight between the West and China for technological supremacy, and the urgent problem of climate change. (Politico / Megaphone)
June 5, 2019:
    Comedic fictional podcast This Sounds Serious is back for a second series. This time Gwen is searching for Melissa Turner, the country’s most missing person, who has disappeared under extremely strange circumstances. (Kelly&Kelly / Castbox / Megaphone)
June 4, 2019:
    The History of Standup returns for a new season today. The History of Standup has a simple mission, to tell the story of standup comedy in America, and to have fun doing it. (Podglomerate / Megaphone)
May 31, 2019:
    Nice Try is a new seasonal podcast about the perpetual search for the perfect place. The first season, Utopian, looks at the story behind some of the world's places specifically-designed to be a utopia of their very own. (Curbed / Vox Media / Megaphone)
May 29, 2019:
    Thanks to Megaphone - modern podcast technology for publishers and advertisers - for becoming a Gold Supporter today.
May 24, 2019:
    This Land is a new podcast from Crooked Media to explore the dramatic history of Oklahoma tribal land rights, revolving around two seemingly unrelated Oklahoma murders that occurred over 150 years apart. (Crooked Media / Megaphone)
May 17, 2019:
May 14, 2019:
    To Live And Die In LA has so far had 15 million downloads, and will conclude later this month. The team behind the podcast have announced a new title from June, called Culpable. (Tenderfoot TV / Cadence13 / Megaphone)
May 10, 2019:
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May 6, 2019:
    But that's another story, a podcast about books that changed peoples' lives, has Melinda Gates as their current guest. "She talks about what James Baraz’s Awakening Joy taught her about meditating, learning to take a step back, and trusting her soul." (Macmillan / Megaphone)
April 30, 2019:
    KPCC is launching Tell them, I am next week, with a new episode every day this Ramadan. The stories are universal; the guests are all Muslim. Tan France, star of Netflix’s hit show Queer Eye, actress Alia Shawkat, best known for her role as Maeby Funke in Arrested Development, and Iqbal Theba from the Oscar-winning movie Greenbook are among the many high-profile guests. (Megaphone)
April 23, 2019:
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April 9, 2019:
April 8, 2019:
    The twice-daily WSJ What's News has been relaunched with a new format: mornings are straight news reports, while afternoons are more analysis-based. (Megaphone)
April 5, 2019:
March 28, 2019:
    The Bellas Podcast is new from WWE Superstars, TV personalities and entrepreneurs, celebrity twins Nikki and Brie Bella. (Endeavor Audio / Megaphone)
March 26, 2019:
    The Last Laugh: A Daily Beast Podcast launches today in Himalaya: The Daily Beast’s Matt Wilstein interviews some of the biggest names in comedy about what it’s like to be a comedian in this current cultural and political moment. The first guest is Sarah Silverman. (Megaphone)
March 25, 2019:

Welcome to over 300 new subscribers over the last two weeks, including from companies like ABC Australia, Scripps, Gimlet Media, Stitcher, NPR, SRF, Buzzsprout, Acast, Turner, Megaphone, iHeartMedia, Spotify, Deezer, Westwood One, Radioplayer Germany, Entercom, ACE Radio, and the BBC.

March 14, 2019:
    What Really Happened launches a set of interview podcasts yesterday, "expanding season 2" of the hit podcast. Host Andrew Jenks will sit down with a wide-range of notable personalities to discuss “what really happened” during a specific, significant time in their lives. (Seven Bucks Productions, Cadence13, Megaphone)
March 12, 2019:
    The Feast the critically-acclaimed podcast about meals that made history, is launching its third season today: the podcast offers "delectable stories from the dining tables of history", and was nominated for a Public History Award last year. (Podglomerate, Megaphone)
March 11, 2019:
March 6, 2019:
    Panoply Media has rebranded as Megaphone. "The new name reflects the company’s singular focus on podcast technology".
March 5, 2019:
    Plus 7 Intelligence has launched a seven-part series on gaming and education today. You'll hear from the educators who are pushing past boundaries to find the games that make learning more effective and more joyful. (The Podglomerate / Megaphone)
February 27, 2019:
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February 7, 2019:
    Himalaya have invested $100m in a launch of a "creator-focused, innovative podcast platform, network and community". The platform includes monetisation for podcasters, including tipping and follower bonuses; the company has signed a bunch of new shows, and partnered with Acast and Megaphone. It has expertise from the wildly successful Ximalaya FM platform in Asia.
February 5, 2019:
    Gimlet have released Conviction, an investigative podcast that features a detective, Manuel Gomez, who is "straight out of a detective novel". All episodes were released yesterday, on "Apple Podcasts, Spotify and all podcast streaming apps". (Gimlet / Megaphone)
February 1, 2019:
    The Ron Burgundy Podcast launches on Feb 7, but the trailer's there already. It starts with an exclusively produced theme tune (or Ron Burgundy singing "Ron Burgundy Podcast"). (iHeart / Megaphone)
January 31, 2019:
January 30, 2019:
    S#xual health podcast The S#x Wrap, which answers listener questions each week – typically questions that people are too afraid to ask at home, too embarrassed to ask at school, too hard to ask their partners, or too concerned with corporate email servers to write its name properly. The hosts are public health specialists: Spring is an associate professor at CUNY school of public health; Andrew is currently an assistant professor of public health at the University of Miami. One for your "top ten Valentine's Day podcasts" listicles? (Podglomerate / Megaphone)
January 21, 2019:
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 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:
    Podcast host Megaphone has told its customers that the company now has a "passthrough agreement" in place with Spotify. This means dynamic ads and metrics should work within Megaphone as they do for other platforms (and Spotify will no longer cache those podcasts).
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 21, 2018:
December 14, 2018:
    Megaphone's website has a new look, and a new logo. The podcast host, based in Washington DC and Brooklyn NY, USA, powers 1,200 shows.
December 5, 2018:
November 20, 2018:
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 26, 2018:
    Instant Message is a new weekly tech podcast from The Wall Street Journal. It's hosted by WSJ journalists David Pierce, Joanna Stern and Christopher Mims. (Megaphone)
October 25, 2018:
    Limetown returns for season two on 30 October. The first season had over 10m downloads. (Two-Up / Endeavour Audio / Megaphone)
October 16, 2018:
    Making Gay History returns for its fourth season, focusing on the pre-Stonewall beginnings of the LGBTQ rights movement. "To date, its 36 episodes have been downloaded 1.9 million times in 211 countries and territories." (Pineapple Street Media / Megaphone)
October 5, 2018:
    The Wave is a non-partisan behind-the-scenes look at the conversations that Washington reporters and politicians are having amongst themselves right now. (Podglomerate / Megaphone)
September 24, 2018:
    Women in Charge features Slate EIC Julia Turner, asking other women in charge about the nitty-gritty details of their work lives. (Slate / Megaphone)
September 18, 2018:
    Last week, we reported than Panoply had suddenly stopped producing new podcasts, focusing instead on its hosting platform, Megaphone. Panoply's CEO, Brendan Monaghan, answers some of our questions on the announcement: their two new podcasts are still going to be produced, and Megaphone is cleverer than the average podcast host.
September 13, 2018:
    Panoply has announced that it is letting go of its entire editorial staff, and is no longer developing new podcasts or handling direct sales. It is focusing on Megaphone, its podcast hosting platform, which powers 8% of the US top 400 podcasts, and which the company calls "the clear leader in podcasting technology and advertising services".
September 7, 2018:
    The Interning 101 Podcast is based on Interning 101 book by Emily White. It promises "interviews with former interns, executives who hire interns, and other entertainment professionals whose wisdom and experience will provide insight into the interning experience". (Jabberjaw Media / Megaphone)
August 27, 2018:
    Outward is a new LGBTQ podcast. (Slate, Megaphone)
August 23, 2018:
May 30, 2018:
    Digiday writes about the Walmart podcast Outside the box, which in season two is trying to convince us that 'time > money'. It's produced by Omelet and hosted by Panoply's Megaphone.
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