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April 13, 2023:
July 14, 2022:
    A reminder that Whooshkaa ceases to operate on 31 Aug. Check your email for your migration options.
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February 24, 2022:
    How much did Spotify buy Whooshkaa for? We're told, by someone familiar with how these things work, that it was around US $15m.
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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.
February 2, 2021:
    Whooshkaa's 'forever free' plan is not forever after all: it will close on May 1, the company has announced. The tier was reduced a year ago. Rob Loewenthal said in an email to customers: "We have big plans to continue adding features and functionality to Whooshkaa in 2021, which will require us to invest efforts previously used to support Whooshkaa Free."
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March 31, 2020:
    Podcast host Whooshkaa has announced a set of new hosting plans, which take effect on May 1 for existing customers. Its 'forever free' plan, which used to offer 10,000 listens a month, now only covers 1,000: podcasters with more than that will need to upgrade to a new "semi-pro" plan for US $29 which offers a number of additional features.
March 25, 2020:
    Fast Fiction is a short story fiction podcast, recorded in Brisbane, Australia. The latest episode, White Noise, features a story from a new writer, Steve Haynes. (Whooshkaa)
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February 18, 2020:
    What Shall We Do About, a solutions-based podcast "to improve and perhaps even solve some of the world’s less pressing issues", has Podnews Editor James Cridland as a guest in the latest edition - talking about what to do about radio. "We discuss the way in which radio has changed and will change, and what it is able to achieve that music streaming and podcasts cannot." (Whooshkaa)
December 23, 2019:
    Spotted: the hosts of Shameless - the "pop culture podcast for smart women who love dumb stuff" - in an Instagram ad for Australian clothes retailer Cotton On. (ht: Radionotes) (Whooshkaa)
December 11, 2019:
    Drinks Adventures has a new season - a podcast for adventurous drinkers of beer, wine, spirits, cider… and everything in between. The new season includes an interview with wine critic Jancis Robinson. (Whooshkaa)
December 2, 2019:
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November 15, 2019:
    PodSchool's back: short podcasts to help from Mamamia’s Head Of Podcasts, Rachel Corbett. This new season starts with the thorny subject of "how to record with multiple USB microphones". (Whooshkaa)
November 7, 2019:
    What shall we do about...? features a prominent Australian celebrity to try to improve or even solve some of the world's less pressing issues. Nothing too trivial will be left unturned, they say. (Whooshkaa)
November 6, 2019:
    Facebook's Face 2 Face is back for a third season - this time they're in New Zealand to discover inspirational tales and wisdom from creative leaders at the top of their game. (Whooshkaa)
October 22, 2019:
    After launching over 45 client's shows and publishing thousands of episodes, it's probably time for Lyndal Harris to launch her own podcast. Podcasting Tips & Tricks shares quick, actionable tips and tricks for launching and growing a successful podcast and is aimed at both new and seasoned podcasters. (Whooshkaa)
October 21, 2019:
    After launching over 45 client's shows and publishing thousands of episodes, it's probably time for Lyndal Harris to launch her own podcast. Podcasting Tips & Tricks shares quick, actionable tips and tricks for launching and growing a successful podcast and is aimed at both new and seasoned podcasters. (Whooshkaa)
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October 2, 2019:
    Media Sales Mastery is "the podcast for media sales professionals". From Brisbane QLD, Australia, it carries interviews with the world’s leading media sales thought-leaders. (Whooshkaa)
September 24, 2019:
    After an accident, Sarah Allely was unable to read, write, watch TV or even listen to podcasts. Brain on Nature covers her recovery - with the aid of the natural environment. The story of how nature changed her brain, it's released today. (Whooshkaa)
August 23, 2019:
    Squiz Shortcuts launches shortly - it's a new podcast in Australia for listeners who are interested in the news but sometimes find there is a whole lot of assumed knowledge in news reporting which makes it hard to get the full picture. It joins a daily podcast, The Squiz, which launched in May 2018. (The Squiz / Whooshkaa)
August 19, 2019:
    Drinks Adventures starts a new season examining Four Pillars Gin, a flourishing Australian distillery in Healesville VIC. (Whooshkaa)
July 30, 2019:
July 2, 2019:
    Whooshkaa, a podcast host, has updated its "free, forever" plan with free dynamic ad insertion, as well as free transcription, and posted more details. The company says they host for 6,000 podcasters across the world. (We thank them for their sponsorship of Podnews this month. Relevant disclosures)
May 16, 2019:
    Drinks Adventures focused on Stone & Wood for the first show of their new season. Founded in Byron Bay in NSW, Australia, Stone & Wood are makers of really very nice craft beer, which thankfully Podnews's local bar serves on tap. They're also the most successful brewing startup in modern times. (Whooshkaa)
May 13, 2019:
    We reported on Friday that ART19 had received IAB Certification. Also awarded IAB Certified status is Voxnest's Audience Network, and the first non-US company to gain certification is Australia's Whooshkaa - good on ya, good to know your stattos will be fair dinkum, mate.
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April 30, 2019:
    Whooshkaa, a podcast host, has announced availability of integration with Amazon Alexa smart speakers. They claim they are "the first global podcast hosting platform to enable podcasters to deploy their own Alexa skill for their podcast".
March 28, 2019:
    A podcast from a zoo keeper? Taronga Tales contains stories from Taronga Zoo, in Sydney and Dubbo NSW, Australia. (Whooshkaa)
March 22, 2019:
January 16, 2019:
    Whooshkaa, an Australian podcast host, is automatically applying audio normalisation for uploaded podcasts by a subset of users, with the aim of making this optionally available to everyone in a few weeks. "The feedback has been positive," the company says. Aussie competitor Omny Studio has had the feature since March. We ran analysis a year ago of podcast loudness, and have a full LUFS FAQ on the subject.
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 25, 2018:
December 6, 2018:
    Australian podcast host Whooshkaa's chief technology officer Semin Nurkic covers the growth of the company in an interview for Startup Daily.
December 3, 2018:
    Last week, Sydney's 2SER launched the second season of History Lab. It starts with a curious tale of the first deposit into the first ever bank in Australia. (Whooshkaa)
October 25, 2018:
    The Station Tapes, recorded in an old railway station, interviews musicians in a casual and honest atmosphere. (21 Soul / Whooshkaa)
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Thank you to the 99 new subscribers over the past week, including lovely people from Recode, ESPN, Corus, the BBC, Ad Results Media, Luminary, NDR, United Talent, Simplecast, Radioworks, FBI Radio, Red Bull, the CBC, Whooshkaa, How Stuff Works and AJC. Special thank you to Stargate Pioneer, the host of GonnaGeek, for your kind personal Patreon support.

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December 5, 2017:
    Podcasting on Amazon Web Services - a presentation from Amazon and Australian podcast company Whooshkaa, at the recent Amazon re:Invent conference in Las Vegas NV USA.
November 14, 2017:
    Relevant for the above story, Behind the Media is a podcast for media wonks from The Australian, published by Whooshkaa. 30-minute long-form interviews with journalists.
September 13, 2017:
September 11, 2017:
    Interactive crime podcasts get investigated by Whooshkaa's Corey Layton. Trace, an Australian true crime podcast, got 1.1m downloads in two months.
September 6, 2017:
August 15, 2017:
    Also in Australia, the 2 Guys 1 Cup AFL podcast has got a sponsor: Holden, the GM subsidiary. They'll be sponsoring the podcast right through the 2017 season. The deal was through Whooshkaa and Carat; the podcast will host with Whooshkaa.
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