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A thousand episodes of Start Here from ABC News

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Caila Litman writes for Sounds Profitable this week with Gumball, looking at Good Data - highlighting growth in younger audiences and why listeners find podcasting compelling.

  • In the US, the flagship podcast from ABC News, Start Here, marks 1,000 episodes today. Since its launch in March 2018, the podcast’s host, Brad Mielke, has interviewed the country’s biggest newsmakers and earnt an Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Innovation. Speaking to Podnews, he said he’s learnt “how much importance simple facts carry … Facts needs to be the most important thing you’re imparting. … It’s a big deal.”

    • Hear a full interview with Brad Mielke tomorrow in the Podland podcast; and today in the Podnews podcast, how he learnt the former President had COVID.
  • Apple Podcasts has launched “Listen With”, a podcast playlist service to help listeners discover new shows. The first podcast guide is Jay Shetty; creators can request to be included in Spotlight, Listen With, and Kids & Family using this form.

  • Podca$h is giving $100,000 to budding podcasters, offering sponsorship to US podcasters. You’ve until March 4th to apply.

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