Podcast Graveyard - a show about dead podcasts
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Darkness falls across the land,
the midnight hour is close at hand.
Pitch black consoles, mikes and stands
suck colour from the podcast land.
Your studio would look quite all-right,
if only RØDE made things in white.
But now they do - for your inspection:
RØDE has launched the white collection.
Back in December 2021, the National Association for the Deaf and Disability Rights Advocates sued SiriusXM for “failing to provide podcast transcripts for deaf users”; a request SiriusXM’s lawyers called “misplaced and completely unreasonable” in August 2022. The case is due to reach a deadline on Dec 8; last week, Disability Rights Advocates wrote to the judge suggesting that SiriusXM may be working on “accessibility aids on the podcast content available on their platforms”.SiriusXM
The Futurum Group has acquired the Business Podcast Network, which carries 200 shows. No terms were given; Futurum has acquired five other companies over the past year or so, including other podcast networks. BPN’s founder and CEO, Cory Johnson, will be Futurum’s Chief Market Strategist, and will continue to host The Drill Down.
Libsyn’s AdvertiseCast has signed an ad partnership deal with Big IP Media to cover four popular reality-TV podcasts … PodcastOne signed multiyear extensions for On Display with Melissa Gorga, Gals on the Go and LADYGANG (which it renewed in March) … ARN’s iHeart Podcast Network Australia announced a multi-year sales partnership with 7NEWS, Australia’s most-watched television network for news and public affairs. ARN has launched a takeover bid for its rival SCA/LiSTNR.AdvertiseCast ARN LiSTNR
Coalesce is an open-source podcast editor, which lets you edit using text. “Coalesce is open-source and free to run on your own computer forever.” It’s currently in alpha, and requires users to be comfortable with Docker commands in the terminal.
In Australia, Shout Collective has launched, promising to match podcasts to brands. The company’s founder Liam Daly, formerly of Acast and News Corp, says he is working at a more personalised level with a select group of podcasters, focusing on integration across a podcast’s platforms including YouTube and social media.Acast YouTube
Last week, Podnews carried a story titled “nearly half of US kids listen to podcasts every week”. The press release, from talent agency UTA, incorrectly stated that their survey was produced by only asking 1,000 parents "whose children listen to and/or watch podcasts at least once a month", leading some to question the headline. The company has clarified that this data-point came from a nationally representative survey of 5,000 parents with kids aged three to 12. We’ve worked with the agency to correct the press release.Podnews
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Moves and hires
- Ellie Puckett has been named as CEO of Resonate Recordings. Co-founder and former CEO Jacob Bozarth is to focus on the AI editing tool Resound.
Podcast data for Oct 31
#1 in Apple Podcasts
The Kids of Rutherford County (Serial Productions & The New York Times)
Ghost Story (Wondery | Pineapple Street Studios)
#1 in Spotify
The Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan)
The Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan)
Over the last week, 208,538 podcasts published at least one new episode (up 0.5%). source