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June 30, 2017
Nan Davies, who works on the Penguin Podcast, is one of the speakers just confirmed for Next Radio, the radio ideas conference on September 18th in London. Also confirmed is US audio consultant Valerie Geller, who is talking about podcasting; and Liz Jaynes from the BBC who is talking about effective artwork for audio clips. Cheap tickets end today at 2359 UK time (nine hours from this mail). Buy them here. [Disclosure: I'm an organiser.]
Want your podcasts in Spotify? They've just added this submission form. (While hosted on Google Forms, it is legit - at least, it was created "inside Spotify", according to the Google-produced footer.)
Want your podcasts on every Android phone? A teardown of the latest Google App (installed on virtually every Android phone) points to more podcasting activity - a string offering users "Add a Podcast shortcut to your Home screen"
Anchor, a "push to talk" type app - like the original AudioBoo, in many respects - now interfaces with Apple Podcasts and Google Play Podcasts. "Coming soon" - an RSS feed. Caution: they're doing this under their Apple/Google accounts, not yours, so don't expect any analytics.
Listicle of the day: the best podcasts of 2017 so far. From The Vulture, this is a good and considered piece.
First heard on CNet's Buzz Out Loud daily tech podcast, Veronica Belmont is the host of a brand new podcast from Mozilla (the folk behind Firefox). Episode 1 came out on Monday. 26 minutes long, and focuses on privacy online.
After just six episodes, Gimlet kills their Twice Removed podcast. It was just too complicated to make, the company says.
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