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March 19, 2024:
    Stars and Stars with Isa is new today from Futuro Studios and SiriusXM's Stitcher Studios; Isa Nakazawa is joined by some of the most talented stars of our time to examine what the planets and stars above reveal about the way the guests walk the world, experience love, and determine their life's purpose. It's the first launch from SiriusXM’s Listen Next initiative to develop diverse audio talent and promote inclusivity in podcasting.
March 1, 2024:
January 25, 2024:
January 17, 2024:

Stitcher, Audible, The Daily, WaitWhat, Pivot, California Love and Lemonada Media, to name a few.

January 4, 2024:
December 21, 2023:
November 9, 2023:
    SiriusXM revealed its new app. It'll roll out from Dec 14: "improved podcast listening" is promised. The company closed Stitcher, its podcast app, earlier in the year.
November 3, 2023:
    Sound Detectives launched earlier this week from SiriusXM’s Stitcher Studios and LeVar Burton Entertainment - a new educational series that will teach kids to listen closely to help identify sounds from cultures and places all over the world. It's made for kids age 5+.
October 20, 2023:

Stitcher, Audible, The Daily, WaitWhat, Pivot, California Love and Lemonada Media, to name a few.

October 19, 2023:
    Congratulations to audio newspaper for a visual world The Bugle for sixteen years of podcasting this week. The satirical look at the week's news is hosted by Andy Zaltzman and produced by Chris Skinner, and apart from the pun runs is of excellent quality - as it should be after sixteen years. You can tell it's an old podcast because the website still links to Stitcher.
October 17, 2023:
August 28, 2023:
August 2, 2023:
    SiriusXM released its Q2/23 financials. Podcast ad revenue was higher, though not split out in the results; programming costs were higher too. Pandora fared less well, selling fewer ads, and reaching 3m fewer people per month. The word "Stitcher" doesn't appear once in the results; the podcast app closes at the end of this month.
July 28, 2023:
July 17, 2023:

Signal Awards Managing Director Deondric Royster, with special guests and Signal Academy jurors Joni Deutsch (Vice President of Podglomerate) & Maurice Cherry (Creator and Host, Revision Path), will host a discussion about the state of the podcast industry next Thursday, July 27th at 3pm EST. This virtual panel event will cover some of the hottest topics in the podcasting industry, such as the use of AI in podcasting, what the sunsetting of Stitcher means, and more! The panel will also explain everything you need to know about entering the Signal Awards this season and the judging process. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A with our panelists. If you are interested in submitting work ahead of our Extended Entry Deadline on August 11th and have any questions for the Signal team, this virtual info session is a great way to learn more! RSVP Here!

July 11, 2023:
June 30, 2023:
    By way of illustration, the #10 podcast app for Android devices has 2.42% of all downloads; the #10 podcast app for Apple devices has four times less, at 0.6%. (The #10 podcast app for Android was Stitcher, which announced its closure this week).
June 29, 2023:
June 28, 2023:
    One of the oldest podcast apps, Stitcher is to close on Aug 29. An internal memo, seen by Podnews, says that the "scale and reach of our widely-distributed podcasts has been and remains a crucial accelerant for our advertising sales business". In January, Stitcher was the sixth-biggest podcast app in the US, according to Podtrac - though it had lost a quarter of its users in two years, and had only 1.3% of the market.
May 31, 2023:
    Gabriel Galaza is looking for full time or freelance opportunities within the podcast and YouTube marketing space. He writes: "I have 9 years of experience with video audience development and recently moved into podcast marketing. Most recently, I worked at SiriusXM marketing numerous Stitcher podcasts to increase audiences and downloads (The Fckry with Leslie Jones, How Did This Get Made? to name a few)."
February 7, 2023:
    Exclusive: You'll spot a new name at the top of future Triton Digital and Edison Podcast Metrics reports: "SiriusXM Podcast Network". Previously, the company was listed as "Stitcher Media" or "SXM Media", but we're told they "saw an opportunity to unify our naming conventions across these trackers in order to improve SiriusXM's overall brand equity and recognition in the industry, and raise awareness and understanding of our robust podcast content network."
February 1, 2023:

Stitcher, Audible, The Daily, WaitWhat, Pivot, California Love and Lemonada Media, and shows like Song Exploder, And That’s Why We Drink, Ologies with Alie Ward and more.

January 6, 2023:
December 13, 2022:
December 2, 2022:

Crooked Media, Spotify, VOX, The Daily, Pivot, California Love and Stitcher to name a few.

November 18, 2022:
November 4, 2022:

Stitcher, Audible, The Daily, Pivot, California Love and Lemonada Media, to name a few.

October 28, 2022:

Crooked Media, VOX, The Washington Post, The Daily, Stitcher, California Love and Lemonada Media, to name a few.

October 26, 2022:
    Peter Clowney has joined Pushkin Industries as VP, Content. He will executive produce and edit Revisionist History while developing new episode formats, envisioning live experience extensions, and formulating strategy to usher the show into a new era. He joins from Stitcher.
October 21, 2022:
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September 15, 2022:
August 25, 2022:
August 19, 2022:
    Opinion: SiriusXM claims that Stitcher has transcripts available for "some but not all" podcasts, and has "been working diligently to identify and select the technology to implement closed captioning". Let's save them the time - the solution is the podcast:transcript tag, which is in production in a number of podcast hosts, including Buzzsprout, Captivate and others. An already-supported, creator-friendly, open tool that allows both transcripts and closed-captioning could certainly help.
July 29, 2022:
July 13, 2022:
July 12, 2022:
    Daisy Rosario will be the new Senior Supervising Producer at Slate. She's worked for WAMU, 60dB and NPR, and joins from Stitcher where she was Executive Producer.
June 29, 2022:
June 28, 2022:
June 15, 2022:
    Welcome to Provincetown launches today, from Rococo Punch, Room Tome and Stitcher. Recorded last summer, it follows seven local people, each with their own agenda, in Provincetown MA, USA - a two-street beach town known as a gay vacation hotspot. Blending the style of reality TV with storytelling, the show's available everywhere.
June 3, 2022:
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April 1, 2022:
March 25, 2022:
March 17, 2022:
February 21, 2022:
    Last Podcast on the Left, which announced a switch from Spotify to SiriusXM/Stitcher last year, is launching its SiriusXM radio show today. Called Open Lines, the show invites listeners to open their mind to questions of the mysterious and the paranormal; it's tonight at 7pm ET on SiriusXM’s Faction Talk channel 103, a comedy and uncensored talk channel.
February 10, 2022:
February 4, 2022:
    Missed Last Podcast On The Left? It's now back in your regular podcast apps. The show was a Spotify Exclusive, but signed with Stitcher last October. It's still in Spotify, too.
January 27, 2022:
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January 12, 2022:
December 29, 2021:
December 21, 2021:
    Another day, another podcast deal for SiriusXM, which has signed with YMH Studios, the podcast network owned by Tom Segura and Christina P. The multi-year agreement integrates the YMH Studios staff into Stitcher, where they will continue to operate Your Mom's House and the rest of the network's slate. Shows will continue to be made available everywhere, and ad-free versions will be in Stitcher Premium.
December 17, 2021:
    Triton Digital's November US Podcast Report says that Stitcher is still #1 for podcasts. NPR News Now remained the #1 podcast itself. The ranker contains participating publishers only.
December 16, 2021:
December 10, 2021:
    For Colored Nerds has relaunched - with NPR doing a feature on the show on their Morning Edition show. The show is now with Stitcher. - read more
December 8, 2021:
December 3, 2021:
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November 3, 2021:
October 28, 2021:
October 27, 2021:
October 15, 2021:
October 14, 2021:
October 11, 2021:
September 17, 2021:
    Triton Digital has released the US Podcasting Report for August. Downloads are up 11% from July, as the Apple bugfix rolled out. Stitcher is #1 for podcasts, though NPR is just 70,000 downloads behind; it measures participating publishers only.
September 15, 2021:
    Simplecast founder and CEO Brad Smith has been promoted: he's been named Head of Podcast Products for SiriusXM. Simplecast was acquired by SiriusXM last year; SiriusXM also owns Pandora, Stitcher and Adswizz. Smith will be responsible for podcast strategy across platforms for creators and listeners. SiriusXM's CEO, Jennifer Witz, said on Monday that the company plans a broader set of podcasts available to Pandora listeners, and will continue to publish across multiple platforms, though also suggested some opportunities for exclusivity.
August 20, 2021:
    In the U.S. Podcast Report, Stitcher Media remained at #1. Weekly downloads from top 10 publishers fell 13.3% in July vs May. iOS has a 53% share in the US.
August 3, 2021:
July 29, 2021:
    First look: Podcast producer Jam Street Media has been acquired by Amaze Media Labs, in a deal announced today. No terms were given. Amaze Media Labs owns a number of podcast networks; Jam Street Media is run by Matty Staudt, a member of the start-up team at Stitcher and iHeartRadio's first VP of Podcast Programming.
July 20, 2021:
    Stitcher's iOS app has had an update, with a new player design, a skip episode button, and additional features.
July 16, 2021:
    The June 2021 US Podcast Report is out from Triton Digital. Stitcher are #1 for a second month, beating NPR (though iH eartRadio isn't measured). Average weekly downloads for the top 10 publishers were up by 5% year-on-year, in spite of an Apple Podcasts auto-download bug and a shift to IAB v2.1. (One investment analyst recently used figures from the competing Podtrac ranker to claim podcasting was in negative growth).
July 14, 2021:
July 8, 2021:
June 18, 2021:
    Stitcher Media is the new #1 podcast publisher in the US, according to the latest Triton Digital US Podcast Report for the four weeks ending May 30. The company, owned by SiriusXM, beat NPR for both average weekly downloads and listeners. NPR News Now is still the #1 podcast, though. It's the first to be compiled to v2.1 of the IAB Podcast Technical Guidelines: the result is a reduction in average weekly users by around 5% for the top 5 publishers. The ranker measures participating publishers only; iHeartRadio owns Triton Digital, but it is not included in the ranker.
June 8, 2021:
May 12, 2021:
May 11, 2021:
May 10, 2021:
April 29, 2021:
    Q1/21 revenue is 5% up at SiriusXM, which owns AdsWizz, Simplecast, Stitcher and 99% Invisible. Revenue was boosted by Stitcher and AdsWizz revenue. Pandora has lost 8% of its monthly users over the past year, though.
April 19, 2021:
April 13, 2021:
March 9, 2021:
March 4, 2021:
    Erik Diehn, the CEO of Stitcher is "winding down" to a new role as adviser to SiriusXM, who acquired Stitcher in October.
February 18, 2021:
    EW Scripps previously sold Stitcher to SiriusXM for $325m in July 2020. Stitcher and Midroll cost Scripps $54.5m in 2016.
February 3, 2021:
    SiriusXM has published their annual report. Their Pandora business (which includes AdsWizz, Stitcher and Simplecast) saw a 1% drop in ad revenue in 2020, and a drop of 2% for subscriber revenue.
February 2, 2021:
January 18, 2021:
    Last week, speakers from Stitcher, OTHERtone Media, iHeartMedia, Wondery, Cadence13 and Macmillan took part in a session at CES/Digital Hollywood. It's free to watch, and includes discussions on talent, internationalisation, and intellectual property.
January 12, 2021:
January 11, 2021:
    Stitcher: 21
December 31, 2020:

Wondery's success has been international in scope, reaching agreements with a variety of advertising partners outside the US, like Canada, Australia and the UK, where it launched a joint venture with Stitcher.

December 29, 2020:
December 25, 2020:
    We've returned links to Stitcher back into our podcast pages. Here's an example for This American Life.
December 15, 2020:
    The Stitcher subreddit is not a pretty sight following the podcast app's redesign. Thread titles include: "This update has altered the meaning of 'premium'", "How can you make an update worse than the old version?" and "Rename it Shitcher". Ouch. (We're also on Reddit, and expect nothing to go wrong there.)
December 14, 2020:
November 20, 2020:
November 19, 2020:
    SiriusXM has become "the exclusive advertising representative and end-to-end ad tech platform for a broad slate of NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC podcasts", says a press release. The agreement includes Stitcher, AdsWizz and Simplecast, which the company owns.
November 18, 2020:
November 11, 2020:
November 10, 2020:
November 9, 2020:
November 5, 2020:
November 3, 2020:
    Stitcher rolls out "an all-new app" shortly. They're changing their "favoriting" button to read "follow" - so if you talk about Stitcher on your podcast, you'll want to say "follow us on Stitcher" from hereon in.
October 27, 2020:
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September 28, 2020:
September 25, 2020:
September 16, 2020:
    SiriusXM announces a new CEO and CFO. James E Meyer will retire at the end of this year to be replaced by Jennifer C Witz, who is currently the President of Sales, Marketing and Operations. Sean S Sullivan is appointed the new CFO; David J Frear is "pursuing other opportunities, effective immediately". The company owns Pandora, Simplecast and Stitcher.
September 10, 2020:
August 28, 2020:
    Lemonada Media is switching from Westwood One to Stitcher's Midroll for ad sales.
July 31, 2020:
July 24, 2020:
    Triton Digital have published their latest US Podcast Report. SiriusXM's Stitcher has overtaken Entercom's Cadence13 in the network ranker. For shows, the highest new entry is Stitcher's WTF with Marc Maron, at #32. Downloads (for the top 15 networks) are up 3.4% since the last report. The report measures participating publishers only.
July 14, 2020:
July 7, 2020:
    Sirius XM is in advanced talks to buy Stitcher. SiriusXM owns Pandora, a US-only music service and podcast app), AdsWizz, a programmatic audio ads technology company, and Simplecast, a podcast host and analytics service, along with the US satellite radio service. Stitcher encompasses Midroll, a podcast advertising company selling ads for 350 shows, podcast production networks Stitcher Podcasts and Earwolf which make 50 shows, and a podcast app.
June 29, 2020:
June 25, 2020:
    EW Scripps is, apparently, looking at selling Stitcher ($). Podnews is told, by someone familiar with the matter, that the company has been looking for buyers for some time.
June 24, 2020:
    Stitcher has launched a new system to get your podcast featured by the platform. (You can also pay). They're especially looking for "podcasts about hobbies" and "podcasts to take to bed", if you fit there.
June 18, 2020:
    Analysis: The podcast market appears to be horizontally consolidating. SiriusXM already owns Pandora and ad-tech company AdsWizz: their acquisition of Simplecast adds a capable podcast host and analytics company, and means they have capabilities in all sectors of the business. They join EW Scripps, who own Omny Studio, Triton Digital, Midroll and Stitcher; Spotify, who own Anchor, Gimlet et al; and Acast, who acquired Pippa and set up their own content studio last year. It's not enough, it seems, to be a great hosting company or a content-creator: the podcast companies of the future appears to need a foot in all parts of the business.
June 9, 2020:
    Jam Street Media, an LA-based production and consulting firm, has launched a podcast network. It was founded by Matty Staudt, former vice president of podcast programming at iHeartRadio and director of content at Stitcher.
May 29, 2020:
    California listens to podcasts more than any other US state, says Stitcher, which has posted a look back at the last ten years of podcasting. Among the pieces of data: two-thirds of podcasts are streamed rather than downloaded, the company says.
May 20, 2020:
May 11, 2020:
April 28, 2020:
    No Stupid Questions is coming soon from Stitcher and Freakonomics Radio. The podcast will explore topics ranging from friendship and parenting to immortality and whether dogs are better than people.
April 14, 2020:
April 3, 2020:
    Stitcher has told Nick Quah's subscription HotPod newsletter that overall listening has dipped by 7% over the past three weeks.
March 27, 2020:
    Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend - hosted by Omny Studio and produced by Stitcher's Earwolf - got a heavy promotion in Spotify's PR email this week. Curious.
March 24, 2020:
    The Suga was launched yesterday. It describes itself as "a brown mama’s guide to the sweet life with hosts Tika Sumpter and Thai Randolph", and is part of their new lifestyle brand Sugaberry. (Stitcher / Omny Studio)
March 4, 2020:
February 24, 2020:
    New from Stitcher today is Verified, an immersive true-crime series that "examines the trust we place in the sharing economy and the power that a simple checkmark or digital review can hold over our lives."
February 19, 2020:
    Free event (with student ID): podcasting conference WAVS will be in Providence RI, USA, Mar 13 and 14. The lineup features Andy Mills (The Daily), Nate DiMeo (Memory Palace), and speakers from Wonder Media Network, Stitcher, and WNYC, focusing on "young podcasters".
February 13, 2020:
    At Podfront, Conan O'Brien was one of the surprise special guests. His podcast with Stitcher, Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend, is "the greatest surprise of my career", he said. "Now I'm in the situation where I have a television show and big stars come on the show as a ploy to get on the podcast. Why is the podcast so successful? We're finding out that people prefer not seeing my face." Exactly Right, the podcast network run by My Favorite Murder's Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, also announced new shows with Stitcher
January 15, 2020:
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December 26, 2019:
December 24, 2019:
    Stitcher looks back at their 2019, with a list of best-ofs and data about the service. There were significantly more searches for "true crime" than "comedy", according to the numbers.
December 20, 2019:
    Triton Digital is to produce a podcast ranker in the US, called Podcast Reports. Already signed up are NPR, Entercom (inc Cadence13, RADIO·COM and Pineapple Street Media), Stitcher and Cumulus Media (inc Westwood One). The company is already producing a ranker in Australia, the Netherlands and Latin America, and has been producing a ranker for online radio for some time; Triton Digital uses logfiles to produce IAB certified data.
December 10, 2019:
December 5, 2019:
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. "
November 12, 2019:
November 11, 2019:
    Triton Digital paid $8.5m for Omny Studio, it was revealed in owner Scripps's earnings call. Triton Digital revenue is down more than 10% but is refocusing on core businesses. Revenue at Stitcher is up by 41.4%, says the iHeart-owned InsideRadio.
November 8, 2019:
October 24, 2019:
    Are subscriber-only podcasts on the rise? Digiday claims so, reporting on Slate's Supporting Cast and Stitcher Premium.
October 23, 2019:
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:
August 30, 2019:
    Plink, a podcast linking service, has now added Stitcher to its list. (We link to an example of Lore). Stitcher is in all paid pages, and will be rolled out shortly to free pages.
August 7, 2019:
    Podcast Movement's main stage will be streamed live all day Wednesday and Thursday. The last event of Thursday is a live taping of the New Media Show, with Todd Cochrane (Blubrry), Rob Greenlee and Rob Walch (Libsyn), Lindsey Bowen (Pandora) and Sarah van Mosel (Stitcher).
August 6, 2019:
    Stitcher have announced their Q3 2019 slate for Stitcher Originals and Earwolf. Expect new shows from Jameela Jamil, Aasif Mandvi, Joel Kim Oster and Mitra Jouhari; Verified investigates the potential dangers of the sharing economy; new seasons of The Dream, LeVar Burton Reads, Dead Ass with Khadeen & Devale, Science Rules! with Bill Nye, and more.
July 25, 2019:
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 11, 2019:
    Stitcher and Wondery have announced an expansion into the UK marketplace. They've hired Ruth Fitzsimons (ex Audioboom) as Managing Director of the joint venture, named Podfront UK. The company will "open a new path for podcasters to monetize their shows within the U.K. marketplace and will source high-quality podcasts and talent out of the U.K. for a growing international audience".
July 10, 2019:
    Breaking: Nielsen has just announced the launch of the Nielsen Podcast Listener Buying Power Service, a service that provides podcasters and brands with compelling insights matching podcast listeners by genre with their buying habits. Charter clients are iHeartMedia, Cadence13, Stitcher, Westwood One and Cabana.
June 27, 2019:
    Rob Walch from Libsyn has released the latest download figures for podcasts hosted on Libsyn on mobile apps: Apple Podcasts 59.9%; Spotify 10%; Overcast: 2.9%; Castbox 2.5%; Stitcher 2%; Podcast Addict 1.6%; Google 1.3% and Pocketcast 1.2%. This is the first time, he notes, that Apple have slipped below 60%. (Libsyn's podcasts aren't all in Spotify, incidentally.) You can hear commentary on this in The Feed.
June 13, 2019:
June 7, 2019:
    Another exclusive podcast, this time on Stitcher: Deep Dive With Dana, a miniseries from Dana Carvey and Conan O'Brien. (Is this a trend?)
May 21, 2019:
May 20, 2019:
May 17, 2019:
    Stitcher have announced two new senior hires: Sarah van Mosel (Market Enginuity, Acast, WNYC) has been hired as Chief Revenue Officer, and Daisy Rosario is Executive Producer.
April 29, 2019:
April 25, 2019:
    The List, a US nationally-syndicated TV program, featured Stitcher in a story recently. They tell us this is "a good step in raising awareness for the medium as a whole", and it's certainly a nice piece to link others to. (Both The List and Stitcher are owned by EW Scripps).
April 24, 2019:
    "We’re giving our art away and then complaining about being broke." A challenging read, Tanner Campbell suggests that we redefine how podcasting works to fix what he calls podcasting's monetisation problem: calling on us to "create a singular publishing platform that podcast directories like Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, iHeart, and all the rest have to pay to access and make available on their platforms."
April 12, 2019:
    Dr Phil is to launch a true crime podcast with Stitcher. "Listeners will travel inside the minds of the nation’s most notorious murderers through exclusive interviews guided by the expert forensic analysis of Dr. Phil."
March 29, 2019:
    Chartable say that we've just hit a total of 700,000 available podcasts. The company monitors Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and other podcast apps. (Interesting fact: our average lifespan, in hours, is also 700,000).
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 22, 2019:
    Stitcher's CEO, Erik Diehn, was interviewed about the benefits of podcast advertising by Yahoo! Finance.
March 18, 2019:
    Our podcast pages now include direct links to Stitcher. We've also updated our podcast availability snapshot to include Stitcher links. As at publication time, Google Podcasts lists virtually everybody; Spotify has about 75% of the most recently published podcasts; and just under half are in Stitcher.
March 13, 2019:
    Listen calls itself "the only podcast app built with multi-tasking and beauty in mind." The first version features unique gesture-based navigation for on-the-go listening, including a queue system, and it's available for iOS here. Meanwhile, the iOS app for Stitcher has also had an update.
March 5, 2019:
    Scripps, who own Triton Digital and Stitcher, have seen revenue grow by 41% in Q4 2018, according to new results from the company. Revenue for Stitcher, which includes Midroll, was up 64% to $16.7 million.
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 21, 2019:
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January 10, 2019:
January 3, 2019:
    Bad With Money is back for a fourth season, with a trailer featuring host Gaby Dunn and Suze Orman. And the book of the podcast is now available, too. (Stitcher/Midroll/Megaphone)
December 27, 2018:
    In a new episode of Chartable Radio, we learn that there have been 200,000 new podcasts in 2018. A quarter of all podcast reviews (on Apple and Stitcher) were written this year, too.
December 21, 2018:
    Comedy was listened-to twice as much as true crime podcasts on the Stitcher platform - from Stitcher's 2018 year in review.
December 13, 2018:
December 4, 2018:
    Scripps has formally concluded the purchase of Triton Digital. Scripps also own Stitcher and Midroll; the purchase of Triton Digital was US$150m, and Triton Digital's current management team will continue to head up the company.
November 19, 2018:
November 6, 2018:
    Marvel and Stitcher have announced Marvel’s “Wolverine: The Lost Trail” - the second season for the "critically-acclaimed scripted podcast series". It will be available exclusively on Stitcher Premium starting in Q1 2019, and will be released on other podcast platforms later in the year.
October 30, 2018:
    Waze has launched a new 'audio player', a way of listening to audio while using the app to avoid traffic on your commute. In addition to Spotify, the partner list includes Pandora, Deezer, TuneIn, and podcast platform Stitcher. Google Maps added Spotify a few weeks ago (but not Google Podcasts, because...).
October 5, 2018:
    A Stitcher Premium exclusive comes on Oct 11: a scripted podcast created by NY-Times best selling author Zane. The NSFW trailer for the podcast is over here. We'd mention it by name if the corporate email scanners wouldn't instantly consign us to your spam box.
September 25, 2018:
    Podkite have added Spotify and Stitcher chart rankings to their service. They also monitor Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.
September 24, 2018:
September 12, 2018:
    Stitcher has a new logo. "A bit more modern, a bit bolder. Representative of the continuing evolution of podcasting, yet still harkening back to our roots." Podcasters are asked to update their listen badges: visit the partner portal and then hit "promote this show". Stitcher is also now the parent brand of Midroll and Earwolf.
September 7, 2018:
August 30, 2018:
August 17, 2018:
    This, of course, breaks dynamically-served content, including advertising, and means analytics will no longer be visible to podcast hosts. Spotify also caches files; but Stitcher no longer does after sustained criticism. While podcast use on smart speakers is otherwise negligible, the flash briefing feature can deliver significant traffic.
August 16, 2018:
    Our podcast pages now include recent chart information from Chartable, a new website that aggregates chart information from many different apps including Apple, Pocket Casts and Stitcher. The company offers email alerts for chart rankings and reviews. Search for your podcast within Podnews to see your information, including links to a variety of podcast apps like Google Podcasts, and technical advice.
August 8, 2018:
August 7, 2018:
    Buzzfeed News reports that Apple has now removed Alex Jones's podcasts from its platform, saying "Apple does not tolerate hate speech". Previously, Spotify had removed specific episodes. Infowars content has additionally been removed from Stitcher, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest. Spreaker, who describe themselves as the "secondary host" of the podcast, have also removed the podcast from their listings: "it violates our Terms and Service Conditions because of Hate Speech," said a spokesperson for the company. Spreaker's action will effectively pull it off most third-party podcast apps. In a response, the radio host claims "this is the modern day electronic equivalent of book burning"; as of press time, his self-hosted RSS feed is still available.
August 6, 2018:
    On Friday we reported that Spotify have removed 'selected episodes' of the Alex Jones Podcast. Stitcher has removed the lot.
August 2, 2018:
July 27, 2018:
    Business Insider and Stitcher launches Household Name, a podcast that "explores amazing offbeat stories about some of the most popular brands today".
July 6, 2018:
    Event: The Outlier Podcast Festival, in Los Angeles CA, USA, is on September 29 and 30, including speakers from Stitcher, Earbuds and The Ringer.
July 5, 2018:
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June 7, 2018:
May 30, 2018:
    Apple was responsible for 62.5% of all podcast downloads; Spotify was second with 6.18% of all downloads. Other larger apps: Overcast (2.9%); Podcast Addict (2.1%); Castbox (2.1%); Stitcher (2.0%); Pocket Casts (1.5%). Rob points out that only around 20% of all Libsyn podcasts are listed on Spotify.
May 8, 2018:
    Grammar Girl has joined Stitcher Premium. Subscribers get all 600+ episodes commercial-free, bonus episodes, and everything else in Stitcher Premium. One month free using the code-word GRAMMER. Or GRAMMAR. Both work. Meanwhile, Marvel's Wolverine: The Long Night (exclusively on Stitcher Premium) reached its season finale.
April 30, 2018:
    Stitcher is bringing back Unladylike for a second season, promising "what happens when women break the rules - those unwritten but all too real bullsh*t expectations of how we should live our lives." The podcast also has a live show on May 16 in New York NY; and a book coming out in Q3 2018. Stitcher has also done a deal with Freakonomics Radio.
April 26, 2018:
April 6, 2018:
March 28, 2018:
    HotPod 156 is out. Nick discovers more about Stitcher Premium, and highlights the daily news podcast trend.
March 13, 2018:
March 5, 2018:
    Earwolf has announced that episodes older than six months will be placed behind a paywall, and you'll need to be a Stitcher Premium subscriber to access them. It's $4.99/month.
February 7, 2018:
January 26, 2018:
    Radio is out, podcasting is in: US media company Scripps is restructuring. They're selling their 34 US radio stations. In future they want to focus on TV and podcasting, through their companies Midroll, Stitcher and Earwolf.
January 17, 2018:
    Podcasts "will be the saviour of radio", claims this piece from Distorted, except they don't like the name podcasts. "A “podcast” is a meaningless term left over from the historical piece of technology called an iPods. ... At Distorted, we don’t make podcasts, we make “radio shows” and “programmes”. These shows are usually delivered to listeners and fans via the podcast format through iTunes or Stitcher or Acast etc, but that’s just a small part of the picture."
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.
December 29, 2017:
    Stitcher publish a look back at 2017. They list the most popular podcasts, unusually in terms of total hours streamed. This American Life is #3.
December 6, 2017:
June 20, 2017:
June 1, 2017:
    Stitcher charges $4.99 for ad-free podcasting, a product soft-launched last year called Stitcher Premium. The service is seeing good results, according to the CEO, Erik Diehn.

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