Podbean gets recommendations from Stabl
November 29, 2017 · Updated December 31, 2017 · 2 minutes to read
The Brisbane Podcasters group, above, held its first meeting today in the Pineapple Hotel (because Queensland). The meetup was organised by Lyndal Harris, Joe Lewis and Odell Harris. Brisbane (QLD, Australia) is the home to NOVA Entertainment’s podcasting unit, ABC News Online, as well as many independent podcasters. Podnews is also based in Brisbane, so I went too.
From Friday, the podcast hosting service and app Podbean will have editorial recommendations from podcast recommendation website Stabl. “Stabl aggregates podcast recommendations from a variety of choice sources into one clear and concise feed, and this move sees Podbean take the selection weekly.” Podcasters will have the opportunity to feature in the weekly list on the app in the near future.
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