Dr Death tops podcast charts across the world
August 20, 2019 · 2.9 minutes to read
Wondery’s Dr Death has hit the #1 spot in Apple Podcasts worldwide, after translated versions were released last week at Podcast Movement. They’re the first to launch a set of translated podcasts across the world. (Here’s how the Apple Charts work).
16% of the UAE listen to podcasts weekly, and they spend a quarter more than non-podcast listeners on food and drink. Thirsty work, true crime. The full research from markettiers 4DC is now out.
Spotify is adding podcast playlists, allowing anyone to share playlists with their friends. Zach Kahn has spotted this, and added this playlist including some episodes of Today, Explained. Meanwhile, Spotify is also working on Stories for Playlists, says Jane Manchun Wong, including video clips and tracks from a Q&A from an artist.
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Of the 39% of smart speaker owners who’ve tried to listen to a podcast through it, only 26% have succeeded, according to Voicebot.
Podtrac have released their top 20 podcasts list for July. iHeartRadio’s Stuff You Should Know has dropped to #3, being overtaken by This American Life at 2. The Daily still remains at #1. The data is opt-in and US-only.
PodHunt - like ProductHunt but for podcasting - officially launches today, on ProductHunt, naturally.
Gimlet had a rebrand at the end of May. Here’s more about that from a design website. “With its typography, it gives the company a feeling of authority, but its colours and use of imagery mean it still feels playful and approachable.” The company responsible is GrandArmy.
The team behind The Fantasy Footballers are working with US satellite radio broadcaster SiriusXM. A new live show featuring the hosts will go to air every Thursday on the Fantasy Sports Radio channel, and the podcast, which remains independent, will also be aired weeknights.
In an opinion piece, Tony Compton highlights the false premise of the podcast craze: “Sticking ill-prepared people in front of a microphone and calling it a podcast: all the technology in the world won’t make those podcasts successful.”
The second round of the Google Podcasts PRX creator program is underway. So far, they’ve been to a Red Sox game. They lost.
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