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12% of all podcasts only have one episode

12% of all podcasts only have one episode

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  • 12% of podcasts have only published one episode, according to Pacific Content’s Dan Misener. Half of all podcasts have less than 14 episodes. Misener says that the most popular podcasts have about 200 episodes available.

  • iPhones have a new podcast app that Android users have had for years - Player FM is now on iOS.

  • About 40% of all commercial and Christian radio listeners say they never listen to podcasts, says Jacobs Media. They wonder why.

  • The Washington Post have added a number of staff for their new daily podcast, Post Reports.

  • The CBC cover the Hot Docs Podcast Festival, and the adaptation of podcasts for live events. Some work - some don’t.

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  • We reported that Apple had removed a crypto podcast, Off The Chain, from their platform on Nov 7th. Was it censorship? Well, the author tag was the spammy and keyword-stuffed Anthony Pompliano: Fund Manager Investing in Crypto (Blockchain, Crypto Assets, Tokens, Digital Assets) which was against Apple Podcast guidelines. It’s now been changed to simply Anthony Pompliano, and it’s now listed again.


    Play trailerA new season of the CBC’s Uncover investigative podcast focuses on the largest unsolved murder in Canada - the bombing of Canadian Pacific Flight 21. It returns on Nov 12.
    SciShow Tangents
    Play trailerWNYC Studios is launching SciShow Tangents with Hank Green and John Green. It’s based on their SciShow YouTube show. The company is also relaunching Dear Hank and John and The Anthropocene Reviewed
    Their Own Devices
    Play trailerTheir Own Devices looks at our kids’ use of new tech. Smartphones give our kids unprecedented educational, creative, and social value. But they also trigger waves of social and psychological maladies faster than we can combat them: anxiety, depression, addiction, loneliness, fear of missing out, privacy invasion, and risky behaviour. Are tech companies happy to exploit our kids’ natural weaknesses? (Podglomerate / Simplecast)

From your editor: Toronto

In Toronto ON, Canada? So am I. Friday (today!), I’ll be at C’Est What, a place that sells beer on Front Street East, from 4.30pm-ish for a few hours, as will a few other podcast types. +61 447 692743 will find me (WhatsApp works too).

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