Unravel returns with a con artist; Crime Junkie served legal letter
September 3, 2019 · 2.8 minutes to read
Accused of plagiarism, Crime Junkie was sent a lawyer’s cease-and-desist letter at the end of last week by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. The letter claims “unauthorized use and broadcast” of a podcast series from the newspaper, produced by Cathy Frye. Meanwhile, Tanner Campbell says, in a blog post, that Crime Junkie “were just ignorant” and this was “inevitable”.
Spotify appears to be generating automatic episode images from episode descriptions, we notice today. This week they’re rolling out podcast playlists to everyone: Dan Misener wonders what you could do with them.
Instagram appears to be temporarily banning links to Apple Podcasts, marking them as not allowed. (You should be linking to your website or a service like podfollow or plink anyway, we reckon).
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A third of radio personalities are doing a podcast, according to a survey from Jacobs Media.
In Boston MA, USA, the “educational audio conference” Sound Education is planned from October 9th-12th. Among the speakers is Helen Zaltzman (The Allusionist), Tony Phillips (WNYC Studios), and Julia Barton (Pushkin Industries).
In Australia, the ABC have released an improved search function that uses automated transcripts from podcasts. They’re using AWS Transcribe, according to this technical article.
Coming in March 2020, Africa Podfest is Africa’s first podcast festival. It’ll be held in Nairobi, Kenya: and they’re looking for sponsors: email@example.com will find the organizers Paula Rogo and Melissa Mbugua.
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Podcast app Flick looks at the revenue being made by True Crime Obsessed, estimating that the podcast makes $1.2m a year.
Insurance company Geico was the #1 US podcast advertiser in July, according to Magellan. (They were #2 radio advertiser for 2018, too).
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