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Are you bigger than a Netflix show?

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  • Netflix published consumption data for more than 18,000 shows for Jan-June 2023. We pulled the data in, and wondered how podcasts compare. So to compare your podcast to a Netflix show, we have written a quick comparison tool. You might be surprised at how big you are.

  • What does the outlook for podcasting in 2024 look like? Writing for Podnews today, we have a historical view from Marshall Poe, the historian and editor behind the New Books Network. He offers lessons from the past: and three things to make your podcast a success.

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    Tink Media has launched Podcast Group Therapy, a paid-for group session on marketing your show. The idea is to make podcast marketing accessible to all.

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  • If you’re a website for podcasting without an RSS feed, are you really a website for podcasting? On desktop, the Podnews website now proudly displays RSS feeds in the header - for news, events, jobs, articles, press releases and more. Like, subscribe, follow, etc.

  • Podnews is on Mastodon (and other places), and this holiday period, we’d like to encourage you to follow us there (and the hashtag #podcasting perhaps, too). Megalodon works great for Android; we’re told Mammoth is a good app for iPhone. As of today, we’re posting on X thirty minutes late, as part of the x-last strategy.

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    Fight Night
    Play trailerFrom iHeartPodcasts, Doghouse Pictures and Will Packer Media, Fight Night is to be made into a TV show for Peacock. It’ll be made by Universal Television. The show is the story of how an armed robbery during the night of Muhammad Ali’s historic 1970 comeback fight changed not only one man’s life, but an entire city’s destiny.
    Africana Woman
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    'Tis The Grinch Holiday Podcast
    Play trailer’Tis The Grinch Holiday Podcast is to be back next year, after Wondery greenlit a second season. The popular podcast currently holds the #1 rank within the Kids & Family category on Amazon Music. Wondery’s Marshall Lewy said: “The Grinch told me that he found being a talk show host was a surprisingly satisfying experience! We look forward to bringing him back for more Grinchy snark next holiday season.”
    Truer Crime
    Play trailerTruer Crime has been acquired by Tenderfoot TV. Creator, writer and host Celisia Stanton has returned for a three-episode “Truer Crime” prequel series, in advance of season two slated for Spring 2024.
    Better Than Life: A Red Dwarf Podcast
    Play trailerSmeg! A lot of current comics have a soft-spot for Red Dwarf - and to reflect that, Better Than Life: A Red Dwarf Podcast launched on Friday. It’s an episode-by episode breakdown of classic sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf, featuring a rogue’s gallery of awesome guest comedians. The first season features Nick Helm, Bec Hill, Sooz Kempner, Guy Kelly, Matt Blair and Paul Foxcroft.

Podcast data for Dec 18

#1 in Apple Podcasts
Mortal Sin (NBC News)
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Podcast (Mark Manson)

#1 in Spotify
The Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan)
What Now? with Trevor Noah (Spotify Studios)

Over the last week, 194,809 podcasts published at least one new episode (up 2.6%). source

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