Major revelations about UK's prime minister come to podcasting
Britain’s former Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been revealed in a podcast as joking about flouting distancing rules: even as he publicly claimed he was unaware rules had been broken. The revelation comes from the UK’s ITV News in a new podcast launched today, called Partygate: The Inside Story.
- It’s notable this is released in a podcast; ITV News produces the main evening news bulletin in the UK on ITV, reaching an average of 3.2m viewers.
The Signal Award winners have been announced. Winners will be celebrated in an award ceremony on Jan 23. The awards, which aim to “celebrate the world’s best podcasts”, have a judging academy based wholly in the US.
“If you are a creator or entrepreneur, there has never been a better time for you,” says Spotify’s Max Cutler in a LinkedIn post today, designed to combat what he calls “pessimistic industry views around the future of podcasting”. However, he predicts that “there will be desperate M&A activity this year as companies with fundamentally bad business models will flirt with going bankrupt.”
For the Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford, Nic Newman has published Journalism, media, and technology trends and predictions 2023. Newman reports that 72% of media publishers plan to grow resources for podcasts and digital audio.
GreatPods released a “top critics of 2022” list. It seems that the UK is leading the way for podcast critics.
Podnews is always fun to do, even during a family holiday. Here’s the sun going down a couple of hours ago. It’s with that thought that we sincerely thank Mohammad Ali from Glassbox Media, and Mike Dell (from Blubrry, though this looks personal), for becoming our latest personal supporters. We appreciate you. You can be like Mohammad or Mike too, over here on Patreon.
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Podcast data for Jan 11
- #1 in Apple Podcasts: US: The Most Dramatic Podcast Ever with Chris Harrison (iHeartPodcasts) IE: The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett (Steven Bartlett)
- #1 in Spotify: US: The Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan) IE: The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett (Steven Bartlett)
- Over the last week:
188,439 podcasts published at least one new episode.
That’s up 8.4% weekly; down 8.8% monthly.Data: Podcast Index
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