The top podcasts of 2017 revealed
December 11, 2017
Podtrac publish the top (US) podcasts of 2017 - the top 10 new podcasts of 2017 include many now household names, while the top 20 podcasts of 2017 includes one podcast at #2 that didn't even release an episode in 2017. 12 of the top 20 are radio programs, incidentally.
Remember Omny Studio claimed they'd worked out how to get podcast analytics out of Apple Podcasts? Here's how they did it. Clever idea of using rate limiting to force the player to get "just enough" data to play, but no more.
Noted: a podcasting analytics company, Backtracks. "The ultimate in podcast analytics and hosting".
Radiodays Europe announces its second Podcast Day, 12 June 2018, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Last year's attendance was over 200.
A white paper from Triton Digital on the impact of caching on the podcast industry, and why it's an issue.
A long interview on Longform with Michael Barbaro from the New York Times Daily podcast.
If interviews with podcast hosts are your thing, you might also like this interview with Terry Gross. "I don’t want a world of just podcasts. I don’t want a world where everything is boutique-y and fragmented. I want a world where there’s an All Things Considered and a Morning Edition — the kind of things you can only do with the kind of model that NPR has."
How to write a great podcast episode heading, and show notes, according to Be Media Production.
Apple's apparently acquired Shazam, the music recognition service.
The New Yorker discovers In Our Time in their podcast column. "It’s just four intelligent people in a studio, discussing complex topics that are, as a friend of mine once said of Bragg’s openers, aggressively uncommercial."
What to get the podcaster who has everything? Their podcast pressed on vinyl. Melbourne-based Small Run, who could make you 10 for AUD$38 (USD $28) each, aren't accepting any more Christmas orders though.
Beatles fans: a podcast all about The Magical Mystery Chord. Roll up to the ABC.
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