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October 10, 2023:
    Somethin'Else, the podcast and radio producer bought by Sony Music Entertainment in 2021, is to pull out of making 18 different radio shows for the BBC. The Media Podcast reported that other programme producers have also pulled out, saying that BBC production budgets - at a reported £800 for a two-hour music show - are too small to be viable.
January 10, 2023:
    Please Tell Me A Story is a brand-new comedy podcast from Somethin'Else and Sony Music Entertainment. Led by Omid Djalili, it features six comedians telling the same story to each other. But can they pass the story on without twisting the tale?
May 9, 2022:
    Kermode & Mayo’s Take launched last week - the replacement for the BBC Radio 5 Live show, now produced under the Somethin'Else brand. Film reviews and rather a lot more, it's one of the UK's longest-running podcasts.
March 15, 2022:
    The new series of Power is focusing on Don King, the legendary boxing promoter. Hosted by Panama Jackson, it looks at his drive to stay on top, and his lasting imprint in sports and entertainment. It's from Somethin'Else, a part of Sony Music Entertainment's Global Podcast Division.
January 17, 2022:
    Exactly. With Florence Given is launched today by Somethin'Else - artist, feminist and bestselling author, Florence and her guests will take big topics – sex, relationships, social media, feminism, and body image – and examine them through a feminist lens. - read more
January 10, 2022:
June 17, 2021:
May 18, 2021:
    Why do people cheat? Cheat is new from Somethin'Else, telling the inside stories behind some of the biggest scandals in contemporary history.
March 30, 2021:
November 13, 2020:
    The Piper is a new drama from Somethin'Else for the BBC. A modern take on the 'pied piper' fairytale, it stars Tamzin Outhwaite, and a soundtrack by Bat For Lashes’ Natasha Khan.
June 3, 2020:
    The other day, we mentioned that Chris Skinner (who wrote an editorial in the first Podcast User Magazine in 2006) worked for Wise Buddah. This was news to him, and to his current employer Somethin'Else. Listen to The Last Post, which is one of his - a daily satirical show from Alice Fraser.
February 18, 2020:
    On BBC Radio 4's The Media Show, The Big Money Bet On Podcasting focused on the "podcasting gold rush", with a number of industry commentators including Steve Ackerman from Somethin'Else and Caroline Crampton from Hot Pod. (BBC)
February 4, 2020:
January 13, 2020:
January 7, 2020:
    Paul Bennun has been appointed Chief Content Officer for Santa Monica's KCRW, he's announced on social media. British, Paul was Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at UK audio production company Somethin'Else. He's a nice man and we wish him well.
January 2, 2020:
November 28, 2019:
    The Treehouse with Danny Baker and Louise Pepper. Baker has run out of radio stations to work for, and while that's radio's loss, it's podcasting's gain: with two episodes a week, "The Treehouse is more fun than counting your teeth with your tongue". (Somethin'Else)
November 18, 2019:
    The Royal Family are in the news again - but Netflix's latest move into podcasting comes with The Crown, launched today to accompany season 3 of the show. Presented by Edith Bowman, the twice-weekly podcast delves deeper into the stories, with insights from those involved with the show. Earlier this month, the streaming giant launched a podcast accompaniment to Daybreak. (Netflix / Somethin'Else / Simplecast)
November 5, 2019:
July 18, 2019:
    Women Like Us is a new spoof women's podcast produced by comedy radio producer Ed Morrish. Co-host "Jennifer Hudson" (Katy Brand) says: "As a journalist, I want to engage with the things that matter to Women Like Us. Such as, how far can free speech go? Is it ever ok to briefly leave your son unattended in a National Trust property? And most importantly, where’s my money?" (Somethin'Else / Acast)
July 9, 2019:
    The RadioToday Programme has, in this edition, guests from Audioboom, Fix Radio and Somethin'Else talking about the UK podcast industry. Listen from about 14 minutes in for the podcasty stuff. (RadioToday / Audioboom)
July 4, 2019:
June 17, 2019:
May 10, 2019:
    In the UK, Somethin'Else is currently casting for a new business reality podcast that will offer one new “scale up” business the chance for £250k investment from one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs. The series will be called The Investor and will air later this year; a form to participate is here.
April 23, 2019:
    UK reality TV star Lydia Bright returns for season two of The Brights, widely touted as the first reality podcast. (Somethin'Else/Acast)
April 4, 2019:
    Ben Cave has joined Apple Podcasts in a senior role, and moved to California. He's worked for Apple for eight years, and was previously with production company Somethin'Else.
March 27, 2019:
January 28, 2019:
August 15, 2018:
    The Edinburgh TV Festival, the UK's flagship television event, has a session on podcasting hosted by Somethin'Else.
May 17, 2018:

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March 26, 2018:
    AdvertisingWeek Europe covered The Power of Audio, a number of sessions about podcasting. One session included Steve Ackerman from production company Somethin'Else, and the producer of The Bugle, Chris Skinner.
September 20, 2017:

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