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    The Engadget Podcast
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    The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast
    The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast has signed with Adalyst Media, a network of podcasts with predominantly female and mom audiences. Margaret Ables, Adalyst Media’s co-founder: “We are delighted to help Ginny’s show reach new listeners, and to help brands connect with her sizable, dedicated, and engaged audience of parents.”
    Staying Relevant
    Play trailerThe Staying Relevant podcast has seen a 70% increase on downloads week-on-week. How did they do it? One of the co-hosts, Sam Thompson, won the final of the UK version of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, which got 7.6mn viewers on Sunday night. “We can already see the impact his time in the jungle is having”, said Andy Goldsmith from Adelicious.

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Persephonica

Amazon Music held a Best Podcasts of 2023 celebration in London, attended by over 300 people. The Some Voices choir performed through the evening, even performing some podcast theme tunes; and a number of shows did live recordings. We spied Persephonica’s Dino Sofos in the guest photographs.

The mission, we’re told, was “to do something joyful for the podcasting community and industry in the UK, in an especially trying year”. Images are from Rachel Billings.

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Podcast data for Dec 12

#1 in Apple Podcasts
Mortal Sin (NBC News)
Hot Money: The New Narcos (Pushkin Industries)

#1 in Spotify
The Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan)
Stick to Football (The Overlap)

Over the last week, 189,922 podcasts published at least one new episode (down 7.0%). source

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