The power of podcasting; and Beasley hires Podcast Captains

The power of podcasting; and Beasley hires Podcast Captains

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  • The power of podcasting. Comedy podcast We Fact Up got sent the above email recently; who’d have thought that Dave and Redd’s “discussion and general stupidity” could help in this way?

  • All aboard! US commercial radio broadcaster Beasley Broadcasting has named four Podcast Captains - Mike Thomas (Boston), Chuck Damico (Philadelphia), Steve Black (Detroit), Roy Brown (Charlotte). The job is “helping build the company’s podcasting presence, including partnering with local content providers” - the four named are also employed as hosts or Program Directors.

  • Podtrac has released July 2018's top (US) podcasts. No change in the top 3; TED Talks Daily gets a new entry at #20.


    Aug 5 2023: This broken link now points to the Internet Archive.
  • Filling a gap in health-related podcasts in the UK comes Deliciously Ella: The Podcast, which Acast launched today.

  • B7 Media, a UK independent producer, has announced a deal with Eyewear Publishing to produce a range of audiobooks. (44% of Americans have listened to an audiobook; the same number as who’ve listened to a podcast - Edison Research Infinite Dial 2018)

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  • Instreamatic·ai have launched voice activated advertising within Russia, and have signed Gazprom-Media Radio, one of Russia’s largest radio groups. (Do you use a bespoke app? They’d like to hear from you.)

  • In The Word from Mouth this week: insights and opportunities from venture capital investments in podcasting: and a weekly audio version of Podnews.

  • How do jails affect your community? 70 Million, a new podcast from Lantigua Williams & Co and supported by The Safety & Justice Challenge digs deep into criminal justice reform, often one jail--and story--at a time.

  • Recommendation: in a tweet, Paul Sylvester - Content Director of Absolute Radio in the UK - claims Walking the dog, an interview podcast with a twist, is his favourite podcast.

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