Is podcast search broken?
Is podcast search broken? Justin Jackson took a tweet from Sounds Profitable’s Bryan Barletta as inspiration to test the search facilities in podcast apps.
- Podnews did some research on what podcast search engines actually index.
Trebble has launched an online audio editor. The new tool lets you edit audio as if it’s a word processor, removes filler words and exports audio for your podcast hosting company.
What does the podcast industry look like in Japan? Otonal, a Japanese adtech company, published this study of Japanese podcast listening earlier this year. Spotify is the most-used platform; Apple Podcasts at #2, and Amazon Music at #3.
The Podcast Academy has launched a special package for independent podcast creators. The package provides free TPA membership (with masterclasses, networking events, and a mentorship programme) and a free submission to The Ambies. You can apply on the TPA website.
Cumulus Media, which sells ads for The Daily Wire and broadcasts the Ben Shapiro Show, has pulled out of future Podcast Movement events. The company released a statement:
- At Cumulus Media, our tenet is that Every Voice Matters and we support conferences and trade events where differing political viewpoints can be expressed and received with respect. As such, we were dismayed and disappointed by Podcast Movement’s handling of the reaction to our partner, top podcaster, and conservative talk leader Ben Shapiro’s mere presence at Podcast Movement. After giving the leaders of Podcast Movement sufficient time to appropriately address their misstep, we are disassociating from Podcast Movement, including canceling our 2023 sponsorship plans.
Since the Shapiro thing has resurfaced: Dave Jackson, a member of the Podcast Hall of Fame and podcast consultant, has written his thoughts. After reflection, Podnews has consciously avoided publishing “hot takes” from both sides, but unlike many, Dave’s piece is balanced, respectful, and written with humility and curiosity.
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