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Canadian podcast research reveals requirement to help new listeners

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  • Michelle Guthrie, the Managing Director of Australia’s largest podcaster, the government-funded ABC, was sacked on Monday by the ABC Board. It’s since been reported that the Chairman of the Board, Justin Milne, requested that a journalist who’d reported stories critical of government policy should be fired. He’s been asked by employees to stand down. He hasn’t. Yet.

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  • The AFL (the Australian Football League) has inked a deal with Whooshkaa as podcast partner.

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  • A podcast promoter is bragging on Twitter about the podcasts he says he helped manipulate into the Apple Podcasts chart.

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