Podcasts go live in Pandora
December 7, 2018 · 3 minutes to read
Podcasts are now live on Pandora, the US-only music service. "We are now introducing hundreds of podcasts", the official blog post says. Techcrunch also covers the news. The app has 76m users in the US.
- The bottom of their blog post contains details for submitting your podcast.
Google is trialling a news radio station - kind of - on your smart speaker. The company is planning an equivalent to NPR One, which lets you flick between individual news stories. It's unclear what this means for short-form podcasts currently available on Google's News Briefing; and may be where the 60dB team ended up.
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Spotify has published the most listened-to podcasts on the platform. Focusing on Spotify-exclusive content, Amy Schumer's much-promoted podcast only reaches #4. Most popular: Fest und Flauschig, a German-language podcast. Erstaunlich!
- Meanwhile, Canadian public service broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada have announced that selected podcasts are now available on Spotify.
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After Steven Goldstein's post yesterday about the apparent failure of Google Podcasts to make any headway, Seth Resler points out that they're the only podcast app without a Twitter handle, which speaks volumes.
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