Murder case reopened, thanks to a true-crime podcast
December 3, 2018 · 2.5 minutes to read
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In Australia, the ABC's true-crime podcast Trace has resulted in a 38 year-old murder case being reopened. The podcast included revelations about possible suspects and a forensics bungle.
There are now 609,000 podcasts in the Apple Podcasts directory. Daniel J Lewis posts that 158,000 podcasts have three or fewer episodes; and that 43% of all podcasts haven't released a new episode in 2018.
Jack Rhysider posts how blackhat marketers are ruining the Apple Podcast Charts. In case you missed it, the latest episode of his podcast Darknet Diaries focuses on the people who manipulate the charts. Separately, AV Club is the latest publication to highlight the manipulation of the chart, which we first reported in May.
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Registration is open for Podcast Day 2019, by Radiodays Europe. The event is in June in central London; and the link above goes to a "super early bird" ticket. Podnews is a media partner.
The Google Podcasts app is preparing an 'episode search' feature, allowing you to search within episodes (presumably, search the show notes for guests and topics discussed). The feature was first seen in the source code in July.
Lots of data about podcasts in Puerto Rico. The most popular hosts for the podcasts surveyed are Anchor, Libsyn and iVoox.
Apple Music is now available on Amazon Echo smart speakers.
Koo! is a "social network for short-form podcasts", profiled in TechCrunch. It's similar to what was once called Audioboo, the original incarnation of Anchor, and SoundMite.
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