Podcast gets conviction overturned
June 24, 2019 · 2.1 minutes to read
A US true crime podcast, In The Dark, has been used in court to help overturn a conviction. The US Supreme Court reversed the conviction of Curtis Flowers on Friday; his story was covered in In The Dark's second season.
The Venn, a non-partisan podcast recommendation newsletter around the 2020 US elections, are redesigning their newsletter this week to focus more on their deep-dive topics.
Time magazine is reporting on podcasting - “Big Money Is Pouring Into Podcasting. Some Podcasters Love It — But Others Are Freaked Out”
Jim Harold's Campfire - Subscribe Today — Ten years of true stories of the supernatural. Ghosts, UFOs, & more. Real people sharing their true, weird stories w/Jim Harold, the OG of paranormal podcasting. Jim will be at PM19 too, so say hi!
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.
Submit your Podcast to Austin Film Festival — Seeking your stories! Austin Film Festival’s Fiction Podcast Script Competition is seeking entries for episodic podcasts. $1,000 grand prize plus meetings with executives at AFF. Final deadline July 5.
Interesting snippet of news from the Acast/RNZ online survey of podcasting in New Zealand, released last week: 25% of podcast listeners do not use apps at all (presumably listening on web pages). Our editor recommended podcast websites should have “a bloody big play button” last year.
- Curious what the Kiwis are into? Here’s a list
- Our Editor is speaking at The Power Of Audio, an invite-only conference tomorrow morning in Auckland, New Zealand.
Digiday covers the efforts from some parts of the podcast tech scene to get attribution for podcast advertising (i.e. “did this podcast ad work”).
MediaWeek Australia appears to launch a weekly podcast column, called Podcast Week. It discusses Acast, NewsCast (a podcasting arm of News Corp), and Brexitcast.
If you use it to produce podcasts, be aware that Google Hangouts On Air is going away later this year.
Podcast veteran Rob Greenlee has finally given up his Windows Phone. He’s shifted to an iPhone XS Max.
In the UK, the Sunday Times has a long piece from a self-confessed podcast addict, hidden behind their paywall.
The second most popular podcast app, Spotify, has decided that it paid songwriters and publishers too much in 2018, and according to MBW would “like their money back”.
- Jamie Pham from Onward and Upward writes on what he’s learnt from podcasting. He’s up to episode 40.
|The Real Podcast launches today, showcasing the voices of talented and empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.|
|Coming off the back of their second nomination in a row for 'Best Comedy’ at the Australian Podcast Awards, Welcome to Patchwork is back for season four.|
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