Data showing the increase

Monthly podcast listeners continue to grow

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  • The number of podcast listeners continues to grow in countries across the world , according to new data from the Reuters Institute. The Digital News Report 2024 says that “Podcasts continue to attract younger, richer, and better educated audiences, with news and politics shows heavily skewed towards men, partly due to the dominance of male hosts”, adding “Many markets have become saturated with content, making it hard for new shows to be discovered and also for existing shows to grow audiences.”

  • Libsyn has integrated YouTube Music’s API, which lets podcasters automatically upload shows to YouTube. The API, which was announced at Podcast Movement Evolutions in March, automates the process of telling YouTube where your RSS feed is: Libsyn also pulls in statistics from YouTube to a separate page in the Libsyn dashboard.

    • Notably, Libsyn supports video podcasts, and will automatically upload those to YouTube. (We think no other podcast host offers this?)
  • The first AI-powered podcast marketing tool, Capsho is to launch Capsho NextGen in open Beta. The tool includes self-learning, more flexibility and a custom tone of voice.

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Podcast data for Jun 18

#1 in Apple Podcasts
US flag The Weekly Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
ZA flag The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett (DOAC)

#1 in Spotify
US flag The Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan)
ZA flag What Now? with Trevor Noah (Spotify Studios)

Over the last week, 196,720 podcasts published at least one new episode (down 1.0%). source

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