Do The Right Thing returns; Spreaker launches Spreaker Prime monetisation
July 30, 2019 · 4 minutes to read
Spreaker have launched Spreaker Prime, a service that offers free hosting, a 60% cut of advertising sold, and access to Spreaker’s podcast marketing team. They describe it as a “white-glove” service. (They’re also supporting our “Podcasts” section).
Nederlandse Podcastluisteraars, research into Dutch podcast consumption, has been released today. In English, here are some of the highlights, notably that the most popular way of discovering new podcasts is “from the host of podcasts I already listen to”.
It’s now day seven without any categories in Apple Podcasts apps while the company reworks them. Spreaker has supported them since last week; podcast app Player FM has completed integration, though points out that their own categories are more detailed. Podnews podcast pages, like this for The Thing About Cars, now display the Apple primary genre (in this case, 'comedy’).
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Podcast host Podigee has launched redesigned, IAB-compliant, “Unified Podcast Analytics”. It “not only makes us fully compatible with the IAB guidelines, but also goes much further in some areas - with technical specifications that, in our opinion, have not been described concretely enough by the IAB.”
RadioPublic’s Podsite product, which gives any podcast a website, has received a number of updates.
Jacobs Media has unveiled their schedule for Broadcasters meet Podcasters, a multi-day track at the Podcast Movement 2019 conference in Orlando that promises to “combine the energy and electricity of the podcasting space with the expertise, talent, and reach of the broadcasting world”.
The Dave Ramsey Show has moved offices, to a new, six-story headquarters just outside Nashville TN, USA. Meanwhile, The Willard, a historic hotel in Washington DC, USA, is to get a multimedia production facility later this year.
Edison Research has won an award for The Infinite Dial, the company’s media consumption study.
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Podcasts - with Spreaker Prime
|Spreaker Prime - Switch, Pivot or Quit is a podcast that lets you sit in with your girlfriends and chat all things career changes and challenges. These influential women often find themselves in Apple Podcasts’s curated list of “Inspiring Women.” They’re using Spreaker Prime to earn money and cut their hosting costs.|
|Do The Right Thing, a comedy panel show, returns for season 7. Guests will include Aisling Bea, Sarah Millican, Miles Jupp and Joe Lycett; they’ve just posted a best-of compilation of season 1-6. (comedy·co·uk / Acast)|
|The Paranormal Podcast is celebrating its fourteenth anniversary today, with 597 episodes to date. The host, Jim Harold, started producing the podcast on July 29th 2005, and went full-time in 2012. (Libsyn)|
|How To! with Charles Duhigg is new from Slate. Each week, Charles Duhigg, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, takes on listeners’ toughest problems and with the help of experts finds the answers to questions you’ve always wanted to ask, but couldn’t. First up is “How to withstand pain”. (Megaphone)|
|Meditative Story, a “a genre-making podcast that combines the emotional pull of first-person storytelling with the immediate, science-backed benefits of a mindfulness practice”, launches today. (WaitWhat / Thrive Global / ART19)|
|The Big Ones, a podcast that ponder life’s pressing ethical questions with Earios founders Maria Blasucci and Amanda Lund, has returned for a new season. (Earios / Acast)|
|Daditude is a “parenting advice series for dads by dads co-hosted by fathers and Australian media personalities, Vic Lorusso and Al Del Bene”. (Global Story Network / Whooshkaa)|
|About Time is a look at our complex relationship with time. The second episode, currently out, has a quantum physicist, Carlo Rovelli, clearing up misconceptions about how time works. (Timely app / Buzzsprout)|
|Podnews is our own podcast, but we mention it here because it now has bespoke music, thanks to Devaweb. We think it sounds ace.|
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