Podcast advertises on London's tube, and Post Reports debuts
December 4, 2018 · 3.2 minutes to read
Radio Stakhanov podcast The Football Ramble is being advertised across thirteen subway stations in London. They were visible yesterday and today (and will be again on Dec 7) in stations like Oxford Circus and Waterloo. (video)
The first edition of Post Reports, the Washington Post's new daily podcast, was published yesterday afternoon. Chartable report it's #17 in the US Apple Podcast trending charts. Of note: you can subscribe to the podcast by email.
Voxnest's Spreaker has partnered with Deezer to increase the amount of podcasts available on Deezer's platform, especially in Latin America. The region has a population of 640m people, and is experiencing rapid growth in streaming services. (We also list Deezer's submission page in our big list of where to add your podcast).
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The IAB has released their 2019 Digital Audio Buyers Guide, "an excellent resource for marketers looking to invest in Digital Audio".
Scripps has formally concluded the purchase of Triton Digital. Scripps also own Stitcher and Midroll; the purchase of Triton Digital was US$150m, and Triton Digital's current management team will continue to head up the company.
A podcast festival has been announced in Brighton, UK. Wave: Brighton Podcast Festival, which bills itself as the "UK's first podcast festival in the South East", features hit podcasts like No Such Thing As A Fish, Ctrl Alt Delete and Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast. (The annual London Podcast Festival was held for the third time earlier this year).
There'll soon be new podcast studios in Sheffield, UK. "With space for up to four podcasters using state-of-the-art podcasting equipment, Rebel Base Studios will open in Q1 2019 and will be supported by our other Rebel Base Media brands & technical teams to ensure that podcasters have a full suite of tools available to them to launch and grow their show out of the UK".
MD, USA-based BitPlatter promises "search and analytics" for podcasts, according to a profile in Technical·ly.
Google Hangouts, a popular choice for podcasters wanting multiple hosts from across the world, looks set to either close at some point or seamlessly merge into a new product, says a confused set of rumours. Meanwhile, Google Play Music Podcasts is bizarrely still available and has no closure date set, in spite of Google's launch of an entirely separate app, Google Podcasts, earlier this year.
He's kind of a big deal: Ron Burgundy is coming to podcasting.
Serial season 3 was the biggest ever for the show, with an average 5.23 million downloads per episode.
|Becoming a parent can be the greatest and the hardest thing you’ll experience, says the description of Navigating Parenthood, a new podcast from Australian health insurance company HCF, hosted by broadcaster Gretchen Miller. (Hardie Grant Media / Nearly / Omny Studio)|
|Classical music fans rejoice: Aria Code is produced in partnership with The Metropolitan Opera, and "pulls back the curtain on some of the most famous arias in opera history, with insight from the biggest voices of our time", says the press release. (WQXR / The Metropolitan Opera / WNYC Studios)|
|The Female Gaze "spotlights culture that views women and nonbinary people as subjects-not-objects, through conversation with filmmakers, musicians, authors and other thought leaders and creators." It launched this week.|
|Podchaser write a profile on Curiosity Daily, a short daily podcast that helps you understand the world better with "a timely blend of cultural trends, life hacks, and developments in science and technology". One of the hosts bought us a coffee once.|
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