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March 27, 2024:
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November 16, 2023:
October 12, 2023:
    First look: Podchaser has launched Airchecks, a tool that allows media planners to confirm that a podcast ad actually ran, and also discover how it was delivered.
September 28, 2023:
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June 22, 2023:
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May 11, 2023:
    A correction to our coverage of Acast's Q1 financials yesterday: the announcement of a 15% staff reduction last year was, we're told, based on staffing levels in Q2, excluding Podchaser. By Q1/23, Acast staffing had reduced by 83 people, a 19% reduction. We're grateful for the correction.
May 10, 2023:
    "Acquired operations" accounted for revenue of SEK6.1mn ($600,000): Podchaser (which has 42 staff) appears to be the only revenue-generating acquisition of Acast.
February 9, 2023:
January 30, 2023:
    We've added links to GPodder, Bullhorn, Momento, Listen Notes, Podchaser, Podknife and Podverse to our podcast pages, using Nathan Gathright's platform links.
January 26, 2023:
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December 23, 2022:
    Podchaser has rolled out a new privacy policy. It's a complete rewrite of the former policy; notably, adding "we may also share your personal information with other companies within the Acast group".
December 14, 2022:
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September 5, 2022:
    Newly generated Podnews podcast pages now also give a blended ratings score, from Apple Podcasts, Podchaser and Podcast Addict - an example is The Daily. The data comes from Rephonic.
August 31, 2022:

FYI: Newly generated podcast pages within Podnews no longer carry the filtered credits information we used to display from Podchaser. We aim to support the open channel-level podcast:person tag instead from the new podcast namespace.

July 19, 2022:
    Following the acquisition of Podchaser by Acast, Acast's Ross Adams and Podchaser's Bradley Davis will be on the Podland podcast this Thursday. Meanwhile, Mathew Passy wonders if the acquisition enables Acast to "spam more podcasters", Matt Cundill wonders whether to keep information on Podchaser, and Blubrry's Todd Cochrane says he'll pull all his shows because of Acast's "spamming and poaching". Acast tell us the acquisition is "completely unrelated to our email marketing strategy"; and we would also note that Acast doesn't appear to have sent a cold email marketing campaign, to anyone, since mid-June. Perhaps they've heard us.
July 18, 2022:
    Acast is to acquire Podchaser, the "world’s most comprehensive and authoritative podcast database" in a deal worth $34m. Podchaser, which is expected to make a profit next year, will continue to operate as a separate brand: it contains data of more than 4.5m million podcasts, including advertising information. The integration will bring additional data to Acast's advertisers.
June 2, 2022:
    Podchaser Pro users with the Sponsors add-on can now access brand pages for the top 2,000+ brands. Users can see how many times a brand has sponsored the top 5,000+ podcasts and the brand’s estimated ad spend for each show.
April 27, 2022:
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March 16, 2022:
    Fed up of random cold pitches to appear as a guest on your show? Steal this from Jay Acunzo. (Or, check that Podchaser doesn't erroneously think you accept guests, like it did with our four-minute podcast).
February 15, 2022:
February 8, 2022:
    Podchaser has released The Podchaser 25, a list of the "hottest up-and-coming podcasts" in the US. It's based on a proprietary scoring system including listening stats from un-named apps, and 29 other unspecified data points which appear to include social media data; the company wouldn't give Podnews more details. Families Who Kill is January's number one show.
January 27, 2022:
January 24, 2022:
    Castopod joins Spotify, Podchaser and Podnews in adding copious amounts of JSON_LD to podcast pages. Our schema includes RSS feed addresses, descriptions and the podcast:guid.
January 19, 2022:
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November 17, 2021:
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November 4, 2021:
October 25, 2021:
    Podchaser has launched "an app" - a progressive web app, which adds an icon to your app drawer and help you go straight there. (Podnews has one too - use the same installation instructions, but use our website instead).
October 22, 2021:
September 14, 2021:
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August 20, 2021:
August 17, 2021:
August 3, 2021:
July 12, 2021:
    Podnews has implemented the Podchaser API on our podcast pages, bringing back ratings and creators.
July 2, 2021:
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June 3, 2021:
May 28, 2021:
May 27, 2021:
    Podcast information website Podchaser has launched a new API, allowing podcast apps to use ratings/reviews, credits and additional features. There's a free and premium tier, and an OAuth login to enable ratings and reviews direct from any app or website.
May 17, 2021:
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April 16, 2021:
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March 26, 2021:
March 10, 2021:
March 4, 2021:

Would you recommend us? There are plenty of places to give Podnews an upvote or a good rating - Podchaser, Apple Podcasts, or just your own social media feed. If you'd recommend us, please do so today: we'd really appreciate it.

January 21, 2021:

Thank you to Podchaser for becoming our latest gold supporter. Podchaser is a great way to discover more podcasts you might like, as well as allowing you to review shows you've enjoyed and catch up with what your friends are listening to. Here's how you can become a supporter too.

January 14, 2021:
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December 24, 2020:
December 7, 2020:
    The “person” tag is nearing consensus with help from Podchaser to provide links and verification. It will provide a way for apps and aggregators to track and display hosts, co-hosts, guests and other people associated with podcasts and podcast episodes.
October 28, 2020:
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July 28, 2020:
July 23, 2020:
    Heads-up: Podchaser is soon to launch a feature that lets you find podcasts based on who you already follow on Twitter and Facebook. They suggest ensuring your Podchaser listing includes your Twitter and Facebook account.
July 14, 2020:
    We'd expect the announcement of a new CEO for Pocket Casts shortly: it's likely to be John W Gibbons. Based in LA, he's a strategic advisor to Podchaser, and worked at IMDb and Amazon for 14 years.
June 30, 2020:
    After WWDC, Apple executives have been making appearances on podcasts. Apple Marketing VP Bob Borchers and Product Manager Ronak Shah appeared on Upgrade; Apple SVP Craig Federighi talked on Waveform; John Gruber's The Talk Show snagged Federighi and VP Greg Joswiak. Apple Podcasts' boss Ben Cave? Not so much. We need more aloof British accents in podcasting, Ben.
June 24, 2020:
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May 27, 2020:
    Another day, another podcast app. LSTN promises "a new podcast listening app focusing on discoverability and privacy", and appears to use Podchaser data for reviews. It's iOS only for now.
May 21, 2020:
    Next Thursday May 28 is the Podcast Festival. Our Editor, James Cridland, will be appearing alongside Kara Swisher, Podchaser's Bradley Davis, the BBC's Commissioning Editor of Podcasts for BBC Sounds Jason Phipps, and podcast producer Dr Siobhán McHugh. Tickets are still available for Podnews readers here.
May 5, 2020:
April 28, 2020:
    The first speakers for Podcast Festival have been announced - a global online event focusing on the future of podcasting, on May 28. Kara Swisher from recode; Bradley Davis from Podchaser, and our Editor, James Cridland.
April 17, 2020:
    For every review, Podchaser is paying 25 cents to Meals on Wheels America. It's extended its reviews4good program until the end of April. Libsyn and Captivate are also matching all donations for podcasts on their platform, and if a podcast replies to the review, that doubles the money. (Our Editor is on Captivate's advisory board. Disclosures)
April 16, 2020:
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March 12, 2020:
    Thanks to our personal supporters like Mike Rapin, we did some additional work on our podcast pages today to properly check Google Podcasts for the multiple RSS feeds that Libsyn produces. If you find Podnews helpful to you, we're on Patreon. And thank you, Mike!
March 10, 2020:
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January 29, 2020:
January 24, 2020:
    The "IMDB of podcasting " Podchaser hit three million creator credits (hosts, producers, etc) in December. They've just hit 4 million.
January 23, 2020:
January 8, 2020:
January 6, 2020:
    Podcast discovery website Podchaser has added a recommendation feature. You can recommend podcasts, episodes or creators to your friends on the service or via email - and we like their example of a creator to follow.
December 26, 2019:
    Podchaser are keen for more integrations with other services, and are asking for votes for which tools to integrate with next. (We're on the list - and are up for any integration!)
December 25, 2019:
    Idea: Want to give your favourite podcaster a nice present? Pop along and give them a positive, five-star review - either on Apple Podcasts or on Podchaser.
October 21, 2019:
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September 26, 2019:
September 25, 2019:
    Podcast host Captivate has released a number of enhancements including automatic checking for cover-art size/colourspace, Podchaser ratings, and support for third-party tracking codes. Disclosures
September 18, 2019:
September 10, 2019:
    Podchaser is enabling its new 'social feed' today, sending out access keys to those that signed up for early access. The Feed is a brand new social timeline that leverages Podchaser's unique database to feature real time guest appearances, recent reviews, new releases, and much, much more. Want in? Use the code "podnews" here - the first 25 Podnews readers get instant access.
August 29, 2019:
    Podchaser is opening early access signups today to an upcoming feature, called a "Social Feed". This gives a social timeline that features guest appearances, reviews, new releases and more data from Podchaser's unique database. You can sign up to the beta here (and follow Podnews here).
August 2, 2019:
July 29, 2019:
    Podnews podcast pages now include ratings from Podchaser, as well as styling work. Here's Hello from the Magic Tavern for you to enjoy.
July 26, 2019:
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May 24, 2019:
    Grab a free t-shirt from TeePublic - Podchaser have launched user profiles, and if you are one of the first 500 people to add your favourite podcasts to your profile, you get a free t-shirt. Here are all the details
May 15, 2019:
    Podchaser, the IMDB for podcasting, has added user profiles. Here's co-founder Cole Raven.
April 4, 2019:
    Podchaser has announced 21 data partnerships of podcast websites and apps using Podchaser creator data. Services include RadioPublic, Player FM, and Podnews. "Podnews links to Podchaser from our podcast pages whenever we mention a podcast in our free daily newsletter," says our Editor, James Cridland.
February 28, 2019:
February 11, 2019:
    Our podcast pages have had a tweak: we now list Podchaser Creators like Answer Me This's Helen (Zaltzman) and Olly (Mann). We also show sparklines for the podcast chart information we list from Chartable, so you've a sense of whether a podcast is growing or falling. (Got data about podcasts? We'd love to integrate it).
February 7, 2019:
    Our podcast pages now link directly to Podchaser. (Here's The Economist's The Intelligence).
January 25, 2019:
January 23, 2019:
    Podiant, a hosting and analytics platform, has announced integrations with creator platform Podchaser, a new player, support for analytics technology Podcast Pingback, and 'applause', a way for listeners to show appreciation in their web player as they listen.
January 22, 2019:
    A somewhat downbeat review of the iHeartRadio Podcast Awards reminds us that podcast award shows are quite hard. Cole Raven also reviewed the show, and offers some advice. (We'd have reviewed it too, but the coverage wasn't available to foreigners).
January 16, 2019:
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January 11, 2019:
    Podchaser have posted a 2019 roadmap and 2018 review. The plans include better discovery, integrations with other platforms, and revenue, including merch.
January 10, 2019:
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December 4, 2018:
    Podchaser write a profile on Curiosity Daily, a short daily podcast that helps you understand the world better with "a timely blend of cultural trends, life hacks, and developments in science and technology". One of the hosts bought us a coffee once.
August 29, 2018:
    Podchaser have launched their Podchaser Creator pages, billing them as "pages that allow listeners to follow, share, and learn about the podcast creators who build the podcasts they love". Registering early also gets you a free t-shirt from TeePublic branded with your own podcast artwork.
August 15, 2018:
July 11, 2018:
    Podchaser has added custom lists to its service, so you can share lists of your favourite podcasts. We're also told that they'll be taking professional headshots at their Podcast Movement booth.
June 14, 2018:
    Podchaser has completed a funding round. Asked the obvious question, co-founder Cole Raven told us via email: "We're keeping this round undisclosed for now".
June 8, 2018:
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November 2, 2017:
    Insider Louisville covers Podchaser, the 'IMDb of podcasting'. Founder Bradley Davis, "who still has a day job in sales", reports a flurry of support; and is looking for investment.
August 29, 2017:
July 7, 2017:
    Niemen Lab highlights podcast discoverability too - podchaser appears to be doing some good work in this space. The iTunes API still appears to be behind most podcast apps: a large uncertainty.

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