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September 13, 2019 · 2.7 minutes to read
The permanent nature of podcasting may not always be welcome: apparently racist comments made by a new cast member of Saturday Night Live, an American TV show, have been unearthed from the Matt and Shane Secret Podcast last year.
AdWeek (in the US) have launched their AdWeek Podcast of the Year Awards. Entries are open now.
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FastCompany feature Elysium Watch: The Podcast, apparently the world’s most esoteric podcast
Pandora has released a desktop app for users of Windows. It doesn’t let you stream podcasts though.
Spotify has bought SoundBetter, a music production marketplace. It will be integrated with Spotify for Artists, the company’s equivalent of Spotify for Podcasters, but for, er, music artists.
US music industry magazine Billboard writes a piece about music licensing for podcasts. As you’d expect, it’s more detailed than many, indicating that a “freelance music-clearance agent” is able to clear tracks; and pointing out that “every hour a consumer spends listening to a serialized story could be one less he or she spends hearing music on a streaming service.”
Of note: the dutch version of iTunes (on desktop) has a Podcasts In English page. Research in the country seems to suggest that most young people have no language barrier to English content.
Fireside have released a new web player, with a bunch of new features including speed controls and a waveform visualisation. Meanwhile, Transistor have also rolled-out their own new web player.
Spreaker Studio is now fully compatible with Chromebooks, the best-selling laptops on Amazon, and the most-bought for education. Spreaker Studio requires a Chromebook with Android support (which is most, but not all of them).
- If your Chromebook doesn’t have Android support, their blog recommends switching channel to the unstable developer release: as long-time ChromeOS users: don’t do that. It’s more likely that you don’t have Android support at all anyway, and the dev channel is a shortcut to a world of pain.
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- Wonder how Glow·fm works? It’s a method of charging people for a podcast subscription. Transistor’s Justin Jackson plays with it on YouTube.
- Podcasts on YouTube could open up a new revenue source for Google, says Market Realist.
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|Weird Work, a podcast about people who do strange things for a living, has taken a break from interviewing international pizza consultants and obituary writers to interview Ma’ayan Plaut, the podcast librarian from RadioPublic. (Hubspot / Libsyn)|
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