25,000 new podcasts since April
June 6, 2018 · Updated August 13, 2018
Data: Apple Podcasts now has over 550,000 shows - 25,000 added since the last announcement on April 30. Stuff You Should Know has officially become the first podcast to be downloaded over 500 million times, according to announcements at WWDC.
Google's DoubleClick's BidManager now lets you buy audio ads on "Google Play Music, Spotify, SoundCloud and TuneIn — with Pandora coming soon."
Facebook is doing something with music, involving lip synching.
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Nick Quah is back, and HotPod 163 is out (reading time: 13 minutes, 32 seconds).
Listicle corner: Best podcasts of 2018 so far (Time)
Audible is celebrating ten years in Berlin; the company moved from previous offices in Munich. There was a big party last month, including two gold discs being given to author Sebastian Fitzek and narrator Simon Hunter. The current #1 in Germany is "The tyranny of the butterfly" which sounds like a bad dream.
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