Vietnamese audio company raises $1.8m for podcasting
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Fonos, a Vietnam-based audio platform, has raised $1.8m to expand into podcasting. The service already includes audiobooks, meditation content and book summaries, and has 130,000 monthly active users.
Acast is encouraging the use of visual descriptions in podcasts, to make content more accessible for blind or low-vision people. There’s an example in the blog post we link to.
Audiobooks are now available on Spotify in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. They’d launched in the US in September.
Wil Anderson and Charlie Clausen, long-time Australian indie podcasters, have been signed by LiSTNR. More than 400 episodes will move to the platform, though they’ll continue to be made available elsewhere.
Luminary has launched in India. US pricing is $34.99 annually; pricing in India is ₹999.00 annually (US$12.20).
- The company also appears to have a new logo: see it below in our supporters list.
Podcast music provider Studio Dragonfly is running a Black Friday sale of 50% of all podcasting and production music and sound effects on their website. Podnews uses them for our music.
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On November 30th, we’re putting together a virtual live episode of our podcast Climavores, featuring author and NYU professor Marion Nestle.
For decades, Marion has been a towering figure in nutritional science. In a field littered with fad diets and bogus studies, she’s been a voice of authority on the complicated relationship between food, politics and our health. Now she’s written a book called “Slow Cooked” about the things you should and shouldn’t eat – and who you should and shouldn’t trust about food.
Marion joins Climavores hosts and renowned journalists Mike Grunwald and Tamar Haspel for a spirited conversation about food history, food justice, and how to eat for a healthy body and healthy planet. Stephen Lacey, co-founder and executive editor of Post Script Media, will moderate.
Register for free to join us online on November 30th, at 1:00 p.m. ET. And bring your questions for Mike, Tamar and Marion!
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