Fun Kids launches children's podcast network; RadioPublic unveil PodPass
August 12, 2019 · 4 minutes to read
Children’s content producer in the UK Fun Kids has launched a podcast network, incorporating its own shows and other providers including Storynory and The Week Junior.
RadioPublic has unveiled a proposal for a new technical protocol called PodPass. The “simple protocol” could enable, for example, access to subscription podcasts, or bonus content, in your favourite podcast app. (So perhaps you’d subscribe to Fiasco, a premium podcast on Luminary, be a supporter of Alba Salix Royal Physician and get bonus content, and also get a podcast as part of your subscription to the Economist … but get all this content in Pocket Casts.)
The IAB has unveiled details of Digital Content NewFronts West, in early September. Podcast hosting company ART19 are one of the speaking companies, in an event to connect digital publishers with ad agencies.
- Expect to see more podcast hosts gain IAB Certification today. We’re here on Twitter.
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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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Podcast Ad Reps, a podcast sales representation firm for indie podcasters, is benefiting from added focus as the company’s founders concentrate full-time on the service.
ESPN claim their podcast audience increased 17% year-on-year in July. Additionally, content created specifically for podcasts grew their downloads 25%. The data is from Podtrac.
On Friday, we listed a special feed, full of podcast trailers (to help you find a brand new podcast to listen to). Today, another one to manually add to your podcatcher: the top 5 voted podcast episodes from Podhunt.
As people begin travelling to Podcast Movement, Ma’ayan Plaut writes how to market yourself at podcast conferences. We’ll be at #PM19, from late Tuesday afternoon.
Tool: Compare your podcast’s cover art with to other shows in your category. Written by Justin Jackson of Transistor.
Thank you to Danny in Cape Town, South Africa for becoming our latest personal supporter. Danny’s working on “a podcast-related product”. Be like Danny.
Formerly of 99% Invisible and NPR and now host of Bellwether, Sam Greenspan did a Reddit AMA last week. Among many things, we learn that he was born with the name Gordon.
I hope that the idea of what a podcast is begin(s) to transform. Right now they’re treated kind of like TV shows—they come out on a regular schedule, or have seasons, and have a very specific format. What would podcasting look like if they were thought of more like indy movies? Or records?
9to5mac wonder out loud what Apple’s motivations are in podcasting.
My theory is Apple wants to keep Spotify from getting enough power to take over the industry. Apps like Overcast and Castro are good for the industry in Apple’s mind. They keep the market open. An Overcast customer is not a Spotify podcast user.
In case you missed it, here’s what our Editor thinks Apple should do next, writing personally on Medium.
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