Speed-listening, a 94 year-old podcaster, and release forms
July 18, 2017 · 1.2 minutes to read
Australia: PodcastOne and Southern Cross Austereo launch two new podcasts. A Plate To Call Home, about passion for food (but not a cooking podcast, they’re keen to point out); and Sex and Life from a relationship expert.
The Boston Globe notes the growing trend for listening to podcasts at 1.3, 1.5 or even 2.0 speed. Interesting note: you can do this with YouTube videos too. This tells you how.
A 94 year-old veteran in Canada has launched a podcast “to save democracy”. The podcast’s called Harry’s Last Stand. Note to the BBC: he’s a Brit. Note to the CBC: he’s from Canada. The podcasts are about ten minutes long.
A long interview with Nick Quah ('Hotpod’). A good overview of his thinking.
What podcasts need to do to go mainstream in India. The most popular podcast apps in India have a less-than-0.5% penetration.
A request to take part in a survey about podcasting if you live in South Africa.
Listicle: best family-friendly podcasts.
A Hawaii-based blogger notices local advertising in the national (NPR) podcasts he listens to for the first time.
Interesting discussion on Facebook about whether you ask your contributors to sign a release/waiver form. (I’ve done many podcasts as guests, and have never signed a waiver).
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