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Patrick Fore

Spoken Word audio is now more popular than ever

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  • Spoken Word audio is now more popular than ever. Data from NPR and Edison Research suggests that both audience size and listening time are the highest they’ve ever been for spoken word content.

    Edison Research
  • Exclusive: On Android and the web, the YouTube Music app is rolling out support for adding a podcast using an RSS URL. This lets you listen to any RSS-based podcast within the YouTube Music app; it works as passthrough direct to the podcast host. So, even if your favourite podcast isn’t on YouTube… you can still listen, on YouTube Music. (The app is pre-installed on most new Android phones).

    YouTube YouTube Music
  • Podtrac released its top rankers for October. reVolver Podcasts were new in the publisher list at #19: president Jack Hobbs tells us it’s the first Latino platform to make the Podtrac listings. It measures participating publishers only.

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