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  • Get ready for a brand new rewrite and redesign of popular independent iOS podcast app Overcast, according to developer Marco Arment on the latest Under the Radar podcast. It’s due to be released before Overcast’s tenth birthday, on July 16 - with a different look and feel.

  • This American Life is to be exclusively sold by National Public Media. The show had been represented by The New York Times. Ira Glass is also going to voice a host-read ad within the show for the first time. (That might explain why The New York Times is no longer listed as a publisher in Podtrac, as we noted earlier this week).

  • Plink now supports YouTube Music on its smart podcast link pages. This page for Stuff You Should Know is a good example. It should open YouTube Music directly on Android phones.

  • ai|coustics has launched an API for its audio quality enhancement tool. Similar to Descript’s Sudio Sound and Adobe Podcasts’s “Enhance Speech” tool, it can remove all background noise - the API allows easier access and enhanced tools.

  • Podcast listeners in the UK are more likely to listen while walking, or to listen while on public transport, than podcast listeners in the US, says Edison Research’s Podcast Metrics.

  • What’s up with TuneIn, which powers many devices including Tesla cars and Sonos speakers? On January 5, the company disabled their “add podcast” form - and that’s still the case more than six months later. The company tells us “Unfortunately, we are currently unavailable to provide you with any updates.”

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