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  • Who is the number one French-language podcast in Canada? We can’t mention it in our newsletter for fear of annoying corporate email systems; but it’s a runaway success story with more than half a million monthly downloads, says TPX.

  • A new edition of the pan-African Podcast Sessions Magazine is now available for download. Rodney Omeokachie, founder of 'the Young God’ podcast, is on the cover

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  • Audible announced a multi-project exclusive deal with Ashé Audio Ventures, a newly-formed podcast label from actor Viola Davis

  • The domain appears to have been withdrawn from auction. It still forwards to its owner, Audacy; it went on sale in January with a starting price of $2.5mn.

  • Blubrry has added badges for its podcast creators, which can be earned in a number of ways … Transistor has added dynamic ad campaign scheduling.


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Moves and hires

  • Gabriel Galaza is looking for full time or freelance opportunities within the podcast and YouTube marketing space. He writes: “I have 9 years of experience with video audience development and recently moved into podcast marketing. Most recently, I worked at SiriusXM marketing numerous Stitcher podcasts to increase audiences and downloads (The Fckry with Leslie Jones, How Did This Get Made? to name a few).” YouTube Stitcher SiriusXM

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Podcast data for May 31

#1 in Apple Podcasts
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#1 in Spotify
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Over the last week, 210,360 podcasts published at least one new episode (up 2.5%). source


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