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  • Buzzsprout now supports the podcast:person tag for hosts and co-hosts. It’s available to everyone (and added to Podland).
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  • NewsBTC writes a long piece about Podcasting 2.0 and its relationship with the lightning network.
  • Google Podcasts doing odd things? Our RSS Helper is a little bookmarklet which lets you see what RSS feed Google Podcasts has decided to use for your podcast this week. (For Podland, it’s currently preferring an old podcast feed that’s correctly 301-redirecting to the right one. Stupid Google Podcasts.)

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HISTORY This Week has hit 100 episodes, and to celebrate, today’s guest is Ken Jennings, a Jeopardy! legend, who takes listeners through the history behind quizzing contests like Trivial Pursuit, a game created by two Canadian journalists over a beer “this week” in 1979, and offers insight into what it is about recalling trivial facts that keeps people coming back for more.
New Media Show
In a recent episode of the New Media Show, Todd Cochrane asked us to mention their podcast in our newsletter. “That would be nice,” he added. Of course we will. Rob Greenlee and Todd Cochrane this week take a look at the latest podcast consumption numbers from the UK. Both have been talking about podcasting since October 2004.
We Interrupt This Broadcast
We Interrupt This Broadcast features Brian Williams as narrator and executive producer. Perhaps because Williams left MSNBC a few days ago, the show has seen a surge of success. The docuseries is planned to have 72 episodes; the first season was released earlier this year, including the Hindenburg disaster and the 2000 Presidential Election. Produced by i4 Media Ventures, it’s represented by Crossover Media Group Sales.
Shifting the Narrative
Shifting the Narrative is a new podcast from The Opportunity Agenda, looking at how the dominant narratives on major political issues have changed over time. Hosted by Ellen Buchman and Will Coley, the show has a mix of interviews interlaced with historic recordings from iconic events such as Resurrection City, the anti-poverty protest of 1968 that Martin Luther King Jr. was organizing before his assassination. - read more
Open-Door Playhouse
Open-Door Playhouse is a new podcast bringing new plays from new writers. Produced in the style of living Radio Plays popular in the 1940s & 1950s, plays are promised right through the holiday period; the latest available is 'Santa’s Secret’ - a young boy searching for the truth about Santa Claus.

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