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Podcasts can help overthrow governments

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  • Asia Radio Today report on “the creepy podcast that helped overthrow a government”. The podcast is called 나는 꼼수다 and as you might surmise from the title, it’s Korean. It’s quite a story, including a live podcast with half a million people in the audience.

  • The British Podcast Awards happened over the weekend. Here’s a list of the winners. Of note: 13 of their 15 winners made it to the Apple Podcast Charts the day after the awards.

  • Jacobs Media release their Tech Survey 2018 - a survey of radio superfans across North America. Caution, therefore, with the data (since it isn’t reflective of the public as a whole), but slide 22 is good: top three reasons why (radio superfans) don’t listen to podcasts: 64% say “I’m just not interested”; 23% say “I don’t have time”; 21% say “I don’t know how to do it”. Perhaps we are too keen to fix the 21%, without really attracting the 64%?

    Aug 2 2023: This broken link now points to the Internet Archive.
  • RadioPublic launch “stations” in their iOS app - a hand-selected service designed to surface more new podcasts for people. Android users? Nah, not yet.

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  • Radiotopia just wrapped up its East Coast tour. Here’s a writeup.

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  • Dubious data wrapped up as a bit of fun - the most popular podcast by US state, where “most popular” means “most searched for on Google”.

  • Podcast host Pippa was contacted by another company offering to sell them a slot in the Apple Podcast Charts over the weekend. They live tweeted it. A reminder that our story only covered one such company.

  • Event: Wednesday, London: Smersh Pod. Possibly with the best ever writeup in excellent newsletter B3ta:

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    • SMERSH POD LIVE EVENT - Unless you’ve been living under a rock you might have noticed podcasts are now a big deal, it’s basically a way of the internet filling your brain when you’re not looking at a screen in a cunning ruse to make you buy mattresses and meal boxes. One of the best pods is Smersh Pod and they’re doing their first live Smersh next Wednesday, including a screening of some terrible old film to laugh at. We’re going and so should you.
  • Bustle publish “10 DIY podcasting tips” from Angela Ledgerwood, host of Lit Up.

  • In the golden age of television, can narrative podcasts compete? asks The Guardian. …

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