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Dave Jackson announces his Podcast of the Year

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  • Happy Christmas to Dave Jackson from The School of Podcasting, who announces today his podcast of the year - and why. “You know the show, you get notified in your app, and you immediately stop listening to whatever show and IMMEDIATELY go to theirs.”

    • Thanks, too, to Harris from Calm History who likes the Podnews Daily. Thanks, Harris!
    • Dave has been a long-term supporter of Podnews, too: he’s a great speaker and excellent at helping anyone understand the world of podcasting. Happy Christmas, Dave!
  • Voxalyze

    Happy Christmas from Voxalyze, which has decided to give its users just ten days notice - over a holiday period - to remove its analytics prefix from podcasts. The company sent an email to customers on Dec 21, saying it plans to discontinue the service and you should remove your analytics prefix by 31 Dec “to avoid any issue with delivery”. You didn’t have plans, did you?

    • OP3 is a great option if you want open analytics.
  • Spotify

    Jenny Hermanson has left Spotify - she was Managing Director for Spotify Nordics. “This decision to move on has been carefully considered”, she wrote on LinkedIn. The post appears to coincide with Spotify’s announced redundancies.

  • Swell AI
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    Blubrry has announced that it will support the alternateEnclosure tag, in a limited way, to help link to YouTube videos. That way, explains Todd Cochrane in the New Media Show, podcasters can link to YouTube videos directly (and use their bandwidth), while supporting SAT streaming, boosts and other things. This sounds fun - we might play with an example in our RSS feed.

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Podcast data for Dec 25

#1 in Apple Podcasts
Huberman Lab (Scicomm Media)
What It Was Like (Superreal)

#1 in Spotify
The Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan)
The Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan)

Over the last week, 185,025 podcasts published at least one new episode (down 5.3%). source


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