Behind the theme tune at The Daily
March 14, 2018 · Updated June 19, 2018 · 1.7 minutes to read
Song Exploder produced a bonus episode last week, all about the theme tune to The Daily, and how they produce the program. Worth a read and listen: it encapsulates why it doesn't sound like NPR or the BBC.
...and if you love hearing from podcasters, Listen Notes has a great list of interviews with podcasters - and you can also take part there.
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A write-up of a podcasting workshop last month at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, in Surrey BC, Canada.
Congratulations to NPR's Hidden Brain which celebrates its 100th episode today. The episode interviews Daniel Kahneman, the behavioural economist. It's Kahneman's birthday, in a strange coincidence.
- Also: NPR's Planet Money has two new hosts: Sarah Gonzalez (WNYC), and Karen Duffin (This American Life).
French publisher Lagardère Publicité has selected AdsWizz for programmatic ad insertion and analytics. Lagardère runs, among others, Europe 1, RFM and Virgin Radio France. Stats: Europe 1 is seeing 25m downloads per month, a figure which has doubled in two years. Lagardère claims it is the most podcasted commercial radio company in the country.
A South African podcaster is excited at the opportunities for podcasting in Africa. "The continent, in particular, has less affluent markets who are extremely familiar with the radio. Literacy rates are not a stumbling block."
HotPod 155 is out. Nick discusses the Infinite Dial 2018 figures, and a different set of data from Atlantic Re:think. There's also some nice stuff in there about Techmeme's new daily wrap. He's on holiday next week: we hope he's going somewhere nice.
Pocket Casts has a web player in beta, and they posted their keyboard shortcuts for it the other day on Twitter.
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