A podcast app for kids, plus Deezer gets AudioBoom podcasts, and S-Town's Brian Reed
July 28, 2017 · 1.3 minutes to read
In what they claim is a world first, Leela Labs launches a kids podcast app, Leela Kids. Nice idea to produce curated content for younger ears (in this case, 3-15 year-olds). Demo on YouTube. Their FAQ includes an email address for content submission.
AudioBoom, the UK-based podcast publisher, has struck a deal to get its podcasts in Deezer. The music service has 12 million active users worldwide.
Meanwhile, Gimlet is running ads in its podcasts, notably Reply All, saying that all of its podcasts are now available in Spotify. (Not new, but interesting to hear the sponsorship).
Former ABC Australia producers have launched a science podcast called Moonshot, "a podcast series exploring seemingly impossible technology ideas and the people trying to make them happen". Bespoke music is by Breakmaster Cylinder, who has produced music for Reply All.
Newsletter: Bello Collective, "a newsletter and publication about audio storytelling and the podcast industry".
Long interview with Brian Reed about the ethics in S-Town. Spoilers.
"My new fascination with podcasts" - Eze Vidra (VC) writes about podcasting. Notable for a rather excellent quote from British politician Tony Benn: “Broadcasting is really too important to be left to the broadcasters”, a quote from 1968. Researching that further, Benn was arguing for a plurality of views. It's an ideal quotation about podcasting.
Event: RAIN Summit Austin. 5 September. Includes "The How and Why of Podcasting for Commercial Radio".
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