Survey: US public radio fans are heavy podcast users
August 30, 2018
Jacobs Media have released their US-based Public Radio Techsurvey 2018. It shows significant use of podcast and on-demand audio by younger public radio fans. Top reasons why public radio fans don't listen to podcasts: "I don't know how" (27%); "I'm just not interested" (55%). Download the full data.
Voice control could be the future of in-car radio, according to new research unveiled today in Zürich, Switzerland. "Most drivers felt they would explore more live radio and podcasts through voice, compared to their normal in-car listening habits."
US sportscaster ESPN has revealed their "three-pronged" podcast strategy. The company had 36m downloads in May 2018.
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Podcast host Simplecast has announced it is to move to IAB v2.0 compliant analytics. Meanwhile, Omny Studio has detailed how they filter and measure analytic metrics; they've incorporated Spotify stats to their analytics platform, and added an automated button for Spotify submission.
Opinion: "I might not have access to any profound, wise truths about the industry, but I am capable of calling bullshit on the sort of claims you’ll hear." Nick Hilton looks at all the lies you've been told about podcasting; and Matthew Moore is irritated by people claiming that they like "raw, unproduced podcasts".
Advice: "Mind your metadata" - Wil Williams highlights best practice for titles and descriptions; meanwhile, Circle270Media says that publishing your podcast notes is more important than you think
- Stitcher have announced their Q3 2018 programming slate.
- Uncover: Escaping NXIVM is released Wed Sep 5. NXIVM calls itself a humanitarian community… experts call it a cult. Over the past year, CBC documentarian Josh Bloch has been investigating it. Video trailer (CBC)
- Drunk Women Solving Crime sees a boozed up panel tackle personal crime stories, solve true crime cases, and seek justice for your listener crimes. Guests will include comedians Katherine Ryan and London Hughes to indie singer Nerina Pallot and lead vocalist of T’Pau, Carol Decker. (Acast)
- The History of Standup looks back at the evolution of standup from Vaudeville to Netflix, hosted by Wayne Federman and Andrew Steven. (The Podglomerate / Castbox / CastPlus)
- The Sound and the Story dives deep to uncover the story behind and inside your favorite records. It's returning for a second season. (Podcast Advocate Network / Podiant)
- Tech Tonic returns for a new season, and looks at the way technology is changing our economies, societies and daily lives. (Financial Times / Acast)
- The Monthly Hour is a new podcast launching from Australian magazine The Monthly. It's made available to subscribers tomorrow, and released to podcast platforms on Monday morning. Editor Nick Feik will be joined by _The Monthly'_s contributors and the people they write about. It's produced by Walkley Award-winning broadcaster Sharon Davis.
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