Castro adds podcast clip sharing to its app: but does it help podcasting?
May 31, 2019 · 3 minutes to read
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Castro, an iOS podcast app, has added support for creating and sharing podcast clips to social media. It joins Overcast in offering this functionality natively within the app.
- How important is podcast clip sharing? This Twitter search shows 20 different Overcast videos being shared during a period of two days earlier this week. In total, 19 different podcasts were shared to a total, in just two days, of 113,689 Twitter followers. Wow. So - who’ll be first to enable this functionality from Android?
Podtrac have released their “top 20 podcasts” list for April 2019. The service is US-only, opaque, proprietary and self-selecting; but with that in mind, #3 is Stuff You Should Know; #2 is This American Life; and #1 is The Daily. The Ben Shapiro Show, which was #2 last month, is now at #5.
Backtracks, a podcast analytics company, has successfully concluded a US$2.1m funding round.
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An updated and current list of more than 300 Asian American podcasts is now available from the group Asian American Podcasters.
PodX has started in Nashville TN, USA. More than 1,500 people are expected at the event.
I Tried Luminary Podcast’s Premium Service for a Month. Here’s My Review, posts a Medium blogger, Bella K, who subscribed to the service because of Anthems. Spoiler: she doesn’t much care for the recommendations, but apart from that, she quite likes it.
The launch director of BBC Sounds, Charlotte Lock, is stepping down. It was expected that she would have assumed the role of “Controller Sounds”, a more senior role recently advertised by the Corporation.
Jack Rhysider highlights fourteen podcasters who “gave up the day job” to successfully focus on the platform full-time. One is making over $2m a year.
The Australian edition of Media Week profiles Kristofor Lawson, a “podcast pioneer” and producer of Moonshot. The article adds that Lawson Media “is also planning a subscription service with a daily update on the technology sector. The subscription fee will be US$9 monthly.”
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