The 'Serial successor you've been waiting for'
January 8, 2018 · Updated June 19, 2018
‘Atlanta Monster’ is the ‘Serial’ successor you’ve been waiting for, says The Daily Dot - it's a podcast from HowStuffWorks.
In Denmark there is a media support fund from government, and the Center for Podcasting is lobbying for podcasting to be included in it. "Would not it make sense to help podcasting reach all parts of Denmark and all generations, and possibly future-proof and renew the local radio order that is a cornerstone of Danish culture and our democracy?"
Podcast host Libsyn have turned their legacy stats off for their customers. The numbers still live there, but they're no longer being updated.
The Conversation posts Seven things to listen out for in 2018 as audio undergoes a revolution, including interactive audio dramas, audiobooks, and 'minisodes'.
Gary Vanyerchuck, LinkedIn star, has a two-minute video on why you should be investing in audio
Headphones by Google and Bose already have the Google Assistant built-in (and it's in Google's watches and phones); but Amazon wants to get Alexa in headphones too. They released a new developer kit to do that - apparently Bose and Jabra are evaluating it.
Audm is a company making audio versions of magazines. They're profiled in the Columbian Journalism Review.
Jordan: an arabic-language podcast network, Sowt, averages 2,000 listens per episode according to an article in Niemen Lab; it also covers a UAE podcast network, Kerning Cultures.
Podcasting pastors need to pause, according to an opinion piece in ChristianityToday. "By giving away their best material online, churches may actually be incentivizing their crowd not to attend."
Radio producer Jesse Cox died before Christmas, aged 31. He was executive producer of the Australian ABC's most successful podcast Trace, and his obituary is in the Brisbane Times.
We're grateful to Nick Quah for covering our iHeartMedia/Podtrac data story in his Hot Pod Extra! member-exclusive newsletter. Quote: "This is some sticky shit, folks". We're assuming that's positive.
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