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Brad Mielke, the host of ABC News’ flagship daily podcast Start Here, with his hotel room studio
ABC News: Start Here

Election season starts for podcasting

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  • As the US’s first election contest of 2024 takes place, news podcasters have flocked to Des Moines IA, like Brad Mielke, the host of ABC News’ flagship daily podcast Start Here, seen here recording yesterday’s episode from his hotel room “studio”. It’s said that podcasting will benefit with increased ad revenue during the election period; if this image is anything to go by, so will pillow manufacturers. Elections are also planned this year in the UK and India.

  • Flightpath

    Flightpath, a yield prediction and ad optimization platform, has unveiled a 12-month prediction feature, delivering a full year of trusted campaign projections across all shows on the platform.

  • The Whickers

    Making a factual or documentary podcast? The Whickers are open for entry: the deadline is Feb 25. Selected projects are invited to pitch in person during the festival in June and there is a first prize of £5000 and a second one of £2000, to be awarded by an independent audio professional jury.

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Podcast data for Jan 16

#1 in Apple Podcasts
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The Rest Is History (Goalhanger Podcasts)

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

Over the last week, 188,637 podcasts published at least one new episode (up 6.7%). source


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