Free podcast host closes
Libsyn has closed its free podcast hosting platform, Libsyn Studio. Launched nine months ago, it offered ad-supported free podcast hosting: the recording tool is now a feature for all paid Libsyn plans. The service lets you record directly from your computer into Libsyn, and assemble a show with custom intro and outros. Libsyn Studio accounts have been migrated to Libsyn 5.
RØDE is virtually giving away its streaming software Unify. “A powerful virtual mixing solution that allows streamers and gamers to take full control of their audio, including routing up to four microphones and six virtual audio devices into one easy-to-use mixer, creating fully independent sub-mixes for every output, adding studio-quality processing to microphones, and much more” normally costs AUD $69 for twelve months, but the price is just $1 for the year until Nov 30.
“Crazy”, “Wow” and “Exactly” are some of the most popular words used in Joe Rogan’s podcasts, according to a language study by Preply, while My Favorite Murder favours “Wow”, “Totally”, and “Man”. The company has also done analysis on the most popular podcast searches by US state, and the most popular words in political podcasts: liberals like the word “family”, while conservatives like “money”.
In the UK, the Radio Academy has released details of the 2023 ARIAS Awards, including additional judging pools specifically for indie podcasts.
- Also in the UK, the Audio Production Awards take place tonight. (Good luck!)
Zeitpedia is “a new kind of podcast network”, using Generative AI voices to produce audio news digests. Updated through the day, here’s an AI-generated podcast called World Cup 2022 News Now.
The UK’s Podcast Radio has signed a content partnership with the National Trust.
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Podcast data for Nov 23
- #1 in Apple Podcasts: US: Rachel Maddow Presents: Ultra (Rachel Maddow, MSNBC) AU: The Confession (The Age and Sydney Morning Herald)
- #1 in Spotify: US: Quiet Part Loud (Gimlet) AU: The Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan)
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