New podcast players for the web
February 19, 2018 · Updated June 19, 2018 · 1.3 minutes to read
For your commute home (Americans) or for slightly older news when you wake up (the rest of us), a reminder that Vox's Today Explained launches today.
Melbourne-based podcast network Nearly and podcasting agency Placard Media have merged, effective today: the company will be known as Placard Media from hereon. Courtney Carthy is now Placard Media's Chief Creative Officer; Andy Hayes continues as CEO/CTO.
The Bookseller covers Entale, a platform "enhancing the current podcasting technical standards and introducing a new form of audio storytelling with enhanced media and richer metadata". Clients include Universal Music and Condé Nast.
Similarly, The Guardian is experimenting with a new podcast player for the mobile web, which also offers enhanced media and richer metadata. They have written it up on Medium; and here's where you can try it.
The Chicago Tribune says that the podcasting boom is "still just getting started".
Live podcasts ruin everything that makes podcasts great, opines Rosie Spinks in a column in Quartz. She feels they're less intimate, and the hosts concentrate on the live audience, not the listener.
A new book, "The Book on Podcasting: An Insider's Guide to Recording Success", has been released. The Podcaster's Coach Alexander Laurin's new book offers advice for new and experienced podcasters on how to achieve a life of success through the creation of a podcast.
Christopher Peterson writes a piece on how he produces a podcast on Linux. Worthwhile reading irrespective of your operating system of choice.
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