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Voce promises interactive show notes for podcasts

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  • A new app called Voce plans interactive show notes for podcasts. “The app has features including show notes that have been curated by experts, the ability to scroll through the timeline to replay important bits of audio, and voice recognition that automatically links to websites mentioned in the audio”.

  • In Germany, Audible is releasing a new audio drama, Die Meisterin, written by best-selling thriller and fantasy author Markus Heitz, and starring Bettina Zimmermann and Stephan Luca. It comes with an interactive Alexa skill.

  • Event: The Australian ABC is hosting a panel called 'How to Make a Hit Podcast' at this year’s Vivid Ideas Festival in Sydney NSW, Australia, on June 3rd.

  • In the UK, the majority of (live) radio listening is now on a digital platform - mainly DAB radio. Online and apps account for 9.3% of all radio listening. The 50% target means government will consider whether, and when, to turn off analogue FM radio.

  • The Podcasting Ad Opportunity Is Increasing – And So Are Its Growing Pains, says AdExchanger. “Many publishers in the US are still hesitant to sell programmatically for fear it will compromise the listening experience”

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  • SpareMin, a company that produces social videos from audio, has done a deal with Getty Images (in the United States, Canada, Australia, UK, Ireland, and Germany) for its Headliner product.

  • In case you wondered, from Jan 1st this year, Podtrac’s reports use GMT as their timezone. Until this year, they ran on New York time.

  • Josh Muccio, host and EP of The Pitch, posts an AMA on Reddit about the process of his podcast being acquired by Gimlet Media.

    Aug 2 2023: This broken link now points to the Internet Archive.Gimlet
  • Hacking Podcast Ads: How to Reach Podcast Audiences with Paid Social Ads is a quite clever way that advertisers might spend money on Facebook attracting your podcast fans and selling them stuff.

  • Podcasting is a terrible name, says Paul E King of Pocketables. “Let’s come up with a better one!” he asks. “Unfortunately I don’t have a better suggestion.”

  • Listicles: 25 podcasts to get you through the Charleston bridge traffic (Charleston Post Courier); 9 reasons your business should be podcasting (Lush)

  • Dave Winer links to a story in Berkleyside about Cooking By Ear, a cooking podcast. “This is the vision of podcasting. Look where media comes from now. From whoever wants to make media. Gone are the gatekeepers. Even better that it’s being reported by Berkeleyside,” Winer says.

  • Serial fans: HBO and European broadcaster Sky are planning a (television) docuseries: The Case Against Adnan Syed.

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