PodcastOne podcasts are now on Spotify
January 29, 2020 · 4.6 minutes to read
PodcastOne podcasts are now on Spotify, after the companies signed a partnership covering over 300 shows from both the US and Australia.
Spotify’s Daily Drive personalised playlist has quietly launched in Australia. Here is what your Editor’s playlist looks like. The service includes podcasts from News Corp, Mamamia, The Squiz and 7am, but sadly no podcasts from the ABC are available on Spotify, so our favourite, The Signal, isn’t available in this way. (Also, we don’t have a commute).
Podchaser has raised $1.65m to expand their database, and has launched a new service, Podchaser Connect. Podchaser Connect is a service that pairs guests with podcast hosts.
- Also today, Spreaker have unveiled a partnership with Podchaser. Their product now submits your podcast to Podchaser, and Spreaker are also promoting Podchaser’s creator credits to their podcast publishers.
- (As a side note: Podnews also automatically submits new podcasts to Podchaser, if we discover they’re not there.)
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Nielsen has announced their first agency client to subscribe to the Nielsen Podcast Listener Buying Power service - it’s IPG Mediabrands, who own media buyers like Universal McCann, Initiative and others. “IPG will have access to podcast insights spanning 18 genres and over 90 individual podcast titles that can be cross-referenced among a variety of consumer purchase behavior patterns and services usage,” the company says.
Podcast Radio, the London-based all-podcast radio station, has revealed it’s to launch on Feb 11. There’s some audio from it here. Meanwhile The Times of London is to launch Times Radio, a new radio station across the UK; their press release also says that the newspaper will launch a daily podcast, Stories of our Times.
Audioboom has revealed a slate of three new original podcasts, about science, film and wellness.
Podverse, a podcast app that lets you share clips of your favourite podcasts, is on Product Hunt today. The app, for web, iOS and Android, is fully available in open source, allowing (for example) a podcast network to use the code to launch their own podcast app.
Podfasting is the name given to the practice of listening to podcasts at high speed. Is there a maximum speed that our brains can deal with?
Spotify for Podcasters has released Gimlet Academy, a podcast first intended as an internal training tool for Gimlet staff. Hosted by Alex Blumberg, it’s a five-part podcast that explores how to make compelling audio stories. The podcast is exclusive to Spotify.
Breakmaster Cylinder posts on the Pocket Casts website about how he makes theme tunes for podcasts. You may recognise his work on Reply All or Today, Explained. It’s a fun piece and worth a read and a jive to. (By the way - all his stuff is on Spotify.)
Developer corner: Edge Case Special: Some podcasts are geo-locked in Apple Podcasts. The Adam Carolla Show in the US lives here, with an ID of 306390087. In Australia, because PodcastOne is run by someone else, it lives here, with an ID of 1471244702. Unfortunately, the Australian ID number fails when used as a lookup to the iTunes API, and therefore breaks our podcast pages. It isn’t documented, but you can add
&country=auto a lookup and it will work; but there doesn’t appear to be a method of knowing what ID number is available in what country from the iTunes API, except cycling through all 28 countries. Anyway, if you’ve spotted that some podcasts don’t work properly (in Podnews or some of the analytics websites) then this is the reason - we’ve no idea how to work round it.
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Shared by Podcast Movement, this piece from NPR about pronouncing foreign names on-air is worth a read. If you don’t know how someone pronounces their name? Rewrite the script to remove it, it says.
If you’re reporting on the Australian bush fires, which - yes - are still going on, ABC Australia’s pronunciation guide is free for everyone. It tells us that our home city is “BRIZ-buhn (not BRIZ-bayn)”, and we can confirm that is ,indeed, correct.
|Fiction podcast Six Cold Feet, which returns from its midseason break in a few weeks, has released a soundtrack EP featuring original songs from the fictional rock star Juliet Knives. (Podbean)|
|This is Uncomfortable, “the podcast about life and how money messes with it”, achieved more than 2.2m downloads in season one, says Marketplace; and it’s back for a new season tomorrow. (APM)|
|LuAnna: The Podcast is a new podcast with two UK reality TV stars: former Apprentice star Luisa Zissman, and Celebs Go Dating presenter, Anna Williamson. We’re promised “a healthy dose of uncensored rants, controversial opinion and hilarious stories of their latest antics.” It launches Feb 3. (Global)|
|A podcast for Deadheads: 36 from the vault focuses on the 36 live show releases from the band in 2005: telling the stories behind the shows and the trends of the time. Hosted by music writers Steven Hyden and Rob Mitchum, it launched earlier this month. (Osiris Media / Acast)|
|HISTORY This Week is the first original podcast from US television network HISTORY. It revisits historical events that happened “this week” in history, and is the first of several new podcasts to be launched by the channel.|
|A surprising amount of musicians died at the age of 27. Jake Brennan’s new music-meets-true-crime podcast, 27 Club, tells their story, starting with Jimi Hendrix. (iHeartRadio / Jake Brennan)|
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