Fan podcast sells out live season finale
August 26, 2019 · 2.3 minutes to read
Eyes on Gilead, a companion podcast to TV show Handmaid’s Tale, had a live season finale in Sydney NSW, Australia. “We booked out the 500-seat venue within 3 days, and had several hundred fans of the podcast and fellow Handmaid’s Tale obsessives attend for a season recap. There were amazing audience questions, and a few people dressed up in character.” Of note, listener feedback appears to indicate more TV viewing as a result of the podcast.
Alan Cross, a music journalist in Canada, writes about the upcoming music licensing for podcasts. There’s good news and bad news, he writes. (We updated how to use commercial music in podcasts, and also have our own overview on the licensing deal.)
A new service called Podcorn has launched: it says it’s a podcast marketplace for sponsorships, helping podcasts earn money. The company launches with $2.2m of seed funding.
70 Million is back for Season 2 — 70 million adults in the United States have a criminal record. How did we get here and what do we do now? The open-source podcast goes deeper this season into how people, neighborhoods, counties, and cities are breaking cycles of incarceration by trying bold solutions--starting with the local jail. Find episodes, toolkits, and other resources at 70MillionPod.com, and hear us on Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic or wherever you listen. (70 Million is produced by Lantigua Williams & Co. and funded by the Safety and Justice Challenge at the MacArthur Foundation.)
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New pod—never before heard music/comedy interviews — George Carlin, Billy Joel & Trey Anastasio are the first interviews in “The Tapes Archive,” a new podcast from Osiris that unearths never before heard conversations with musicians and comedians.
Podcast host Messy gets a profile on the LIFT Labs website: Molly Beck’s Bold Plan to Take Podcasting Mainstream.
You can advertise your podcast in Overcast - The Podcast Host explains how it works.
No word on Apple’s apparent exclusive podcasts yet. But we note they have a budget of $6bn for their upcoming Apple TV+ video streaming service.
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Is there a “guest conveyor belt” with podcast interviews? Stephanie Fuccio thinks there might be.
Starting a company podcast? Think first, says Inc Magazine.
Writing in dutch in de Volkskrant, columnist Peter Buwalda has changed his mind about podcasts - he previously derided them as “lazy entertainment”, but he’s now discovered that they’re good accompaniment to a morning walk.
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|ESPN has launched a new flagship college football podcast. It’s called, unsurprisingly, The College Football Podcast, and there’ll be three episodes per week.|
|Naxos, the classical music record company, are producing music podcasts. The Naxos Classical Spotlight is produced by Naxos of America every fortnight. (Libsyn)|
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