Castbox integrates with Waze
June 20, 2019 · 3.5 minutes to read
Podcast app Castbox has announced integration with Waze, a popular navigation service. Drivers can now listen to their favourite podcasts on Castbox while navigating to their destination with the Waze app.
New Zealand: one in three people listen to podcasts every week, according to figures released by RNZ and Acast. The figures also claim that listening has doubled in the last ten months.
The Google Podcasts creator program has announced their new round of teams who will be participating in the program - including six independent podcast production teams from Brazil, India, Spain, Lebanon, Colombia, and the US.
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People's Choice Podcast Awards — The 14th Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards Nomination Period opens on July 1st. Podcast need to register to participate! Sponsors are still needed as well. See details on the website.
Podcast Movement have published their full speaker schedule. The event is in mid-August in Orlando FL, USA (and we’ll be there). The organisers have also announced twenty scholarship recipients.
- Lipstick and Vinyl are sponsoring the Society, Culture and Advocacy track, “ensuring a place for diverse voices to speak at the conference”, they tell us. The company has fourteen podcasts.
Magellan have released May’s top (US) podcast advertisers. ZipRecruiter is still #1.
- Podtrac have also released May’s top (US) podcasts. The proprietary opt-in data claims The Daily is at #1, This American Life at #2, and Stuff You Should Know is at #3.
US radio broadcaster Emmis Communications has invested an undisclosed amount into Los Angeles-based Sound that BRANDS, a branded podcast company.
RadioPublic are working to expand Latin American podcasting, partnering with a podcast platform in Chile, Súbela Radio.
NPR and Edison Research are unveiling their new Smart Audio Report on June 25th at 2pm Eastern. You can register for the webinar here; it’ll be presented by Tom Webster and Joel Sucherman.
Post-production company Resonate Recordings have announced a sister company, Black Mountain Media, which will focus on pre-production aspects of podcasting, such as content creation and development of new shows. The company’s first podcast is Culpable, in partnership with Tenderfoot TV.
Further to our recent mention of the new Pushkin Industries podcast for Luminary, UK podcast producers Chalk and Blade contact us with the news that they’re producing a total of three shows for Pushkin this year - two for Luminary, and a further title for the Rockefeller Foundation. The company’s also working with other US networks.
Marshall Lewy from Wondery has been interviewed by Music Ally. “This really is its own medium”, he says.
Audioboom is to spend $4m on new podcasts, according to this piece.
One Voice, One Mic is a new film documentary about the rise of podcasting. It’ll be released on Amazon Prime on International Podcast Day, September 30th; and is screening at festivals before then. Here’s a trailer.
Spotifywatch: since the company released the “Your Daily Drive” playlist in the US, NPR News Now and PRI’s The World Audio Segments Feed both went to the top of the Top Podcasts chart on the service (The Daily was already there). (ht: My Spotify Ideas)
Event: Multitude Live in the Bell House, NYC is this Friday night - “showcasing segments of our most beloved shows and trying out new, live-only formats”
|Blinded Faith is a new podcast from Voiceworks and Social Chain. The podcast series holds “honest, frank and bold conversations around faith, belief and different lifestyles”, and is hosted by Yasser Ranjha.|
|The CBC have launched Chosen Family: it’s their first long-form interview podcast. The first episode is an interview with Special star Ryan O’Connell.|
|From the luxury retailer, The Barneys Podcast returns for season three with a new host: journalist and activist Noor Tagouri. The podcast promises “heartfelt conversations that challenge convention and celebrate people who are pushing culture forward”.|
|Bleeped is all about censorship - and some of the times when people have been censored and when they’ve fought back. It’s an independent podcast (so not beholden to censorship itself), and is fronted by Matthew Billy.|
|Sidedoor from the Smithsonian and PRX has kicked off a new season looking at the museum, with a new host - Lizzie Peabody.|
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