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  • Blubrry

    Blubrry has published a new Statistics Report for January, including data from the Blubrry directory, and popular podcast apps. Unlike similar data from Buzzsprout and Libsyn, Spotify achieves less than 2% of all downloads and is not listed in the top podcast apps.

  • Parcast

    Ex of Spotify and Parcast, Max Cutler has written his podcast and industry predictions for 2024. “Layoffs and restructuring freed up talent eager to make their mark. Some of these brilliant minds will launch startups with the potential to be truly disruptive.”

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  • Audacy
    Tenderfoot TV

    Last September, we reported that Tenderfoot TV was suing Audacy’s Cadence13 for breach of contract. A joint statement was released yesterday, saying: “Tenderfoot and Audacy have reached an agreement. Their work together on some of the biggest podcast franchises in the space continued uninterrupted throughout the litigation period, and the companies look forward to continuing their successful partnership on future projects.” Terms weren’t given; the relationship lasts until 2026. Audacy has filed for bankruptcy.

  • Voxalyze

    PSA: if your podcast uses the Voxalyze prefix (it looks like, you must remove it before the end of January, otherwise your podcast will stop working. Check for an email titled [Action required] Remove your Voxalyze Tracking Prefix for more information. The company has announced it is ceasing this service and has filed for insolvency.

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Moves and hires

  • In the UK, Listen has hired Zoë Edwards as Executive Producer. Zoë was previously Senior Producer at Sony Music Podcasts.

Tips and tricks - with Patreon + Spotify

Podcast News - with Airwave

    Well... That’s Interesting
    Play trailerFrom Airwave: Can hair grow between your teeth? And could we ever lose our Moon? Well… That’s Interesting tells us the answer (spoiler - yes); and promises a deep dive into bizarre and fascinating topics, with the occasional guest coming in cold and learning everything in real time just like you.
    Disturbed: True Horror Stories
    Play trailerDisturbed: True Horror Stories has been acquired by Evergreen Podcasts. The deal was negotiated by The Podcast Broker. The show covers true horror stories sourced from the depths of the internet.
    The BBC has launched Gangster: Catching the Kingpins, a new true crime podcast with the inside story of how the police infiltrated the EncroChat phone network. The secret encrypted network was popular with criminal gangs in the UK and Europe and the resulting bust led to thousands of arrests and hundreds of prosecutions. Slightly confusingly, it’s described as a BBC Radio 5 Live podcast, but it is airing on BBC Radio 4.
    Slaycation: True Crimes, Murders, and Twisted Vacations
    Play trailerSlaycation: True Crimes, Murders, and Twisted Vacations has been launched by the Emmy-nominated Atomic Entertainment. The show focuses exclusively on cases of murder and suspicious deaths that happened while the victims were on vacation.
    Well, Now
    Slate has launched Well, Now - a new podcast about health and wellness. Each week, expert hosts Dr. Kavita Patel and Maya Feller will tackle a new issue around wellness, from the latest exercise craze, to the controversy over BMI, to the best ways to promote sleep hygiene.
    Ballot : Politics but fun
    Ballot : Politics, but fun is new from Caloroga Shark Media - a fresh, sassy take on the biggest stories, candidates, and controversies for this (US) election cycle.
    Play trailerBanterly dissects contemporary films and TV shows to explore the many exciting, thought-provoking … and sometimes problematic elements of pop culture that many of us binge on a daily basis. It’s hosted by two Gen-Z co-hosts, taking on cultural critique and media analysis from an unfiltered and socially conscious Gen-Z perspective.
    Screen Time
    Now more than ever, misinformation is tearing the world apart and people are finding it increasingly difficult to determine what is reality. Screen Time dives into the murky world of online conspiracy theories, disinformation, and misinformation. The podcast series examines bad actors distorting the truth for personal gain, and ordinary people caught up in alternative realities. It’s new from TVO Today.
    DRIVE with Jim Farley
    Play trailerThe second season of DRIVE with Jim Farley launches today: with high-profile guests like Kelly Clarkson, Matthew McConaughey, Jimmy Fallon, and Sanjay Gupta, talking with Ford CEO Jim Farley, who turns out to be surprisingly curious and candid for the business leader behind one of America’s most iconic companies. It’s from Magnificent Noise.

Podcast data for Jan 10

#1 in Apple Podcasts
Dark Downeast (audiochuck)

#1 in Spotify
The Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan)
Store Penge (Ekstra Bladet)

Over the last week, 176,847 podcasts published at least one new episode (up 12.5%). source


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