Why'd You Push That Button returns for a third season
October 11, 2018
Why bother with podcasting when you can just Facebook live? Paul Colligan checks the stats: average consumption for podcasting is much, much better.
In Los Angeles, NewFronts West contained announcements from the Los Angeles Times and Gallery Media Group about new podcasts.
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Podtrac have announced their top (US) podcast publishers for September 2018. The listing for "This American Life/Serial" is up from 19.3m to 37m global downloads: this would indicate that Serial, which launched on Sept 20, is responsible for around 17m global downloads, or approximately 1.7m a day.
The Third Coast International Audio Festival have posted the winners of their awards.
One of the more talked-about podcasts who recorded at Podcast Movement, WhiskyCast, has announced a partnership with premium Irish Whiskey brand Writers’ Tears – Copper Pot. The company will sponsor a section of the podcast for the next year.
Planet Broadcasting, Australia's largest independent podcast network, has signed with Triton Digital to deliver and monetise their podcast content.
A sci-fi audio drama, Tides, is currently raising money for a second series through Indiegogo.
The Ear Training Guide for Audio Producers is a very helpful article from NPR on spotting and correcting bad audio.
Some data from Nigerian podcast fans. Friday is the most popular day for listening; two-thirds listen to podcasts at home.
- Dan Granger, writing in The Drum, posts that radio has consumed the podcast world:
Six of the top seven publishers of podcasts by streams and downloads are radio companies ... the only exception is a newspaper company founded in 1851
- Broadcast and research veteran Adam Bowie writes about the Apple Podcast Charts, and what could replace them:
Both an overall chart and a chart of ‘breaking podcasts’ would probably both be of interest to a wider community of listeners. If we posit that the purpose of the chart is in part to aid discovery of new podcasts, then we need to consider both bigger and newer podcasts.
- Why'd You Push That Button, a podcast that examines the way technology influences our thinking, changes our behavior, and affects our social lives, returns for a third series. (The Verge / ART19)
- Steve McNair: Fall of a Titan is Sports Illustrated's first narrative podcast, and examines the July 4, 2009 death of 13-year NFL quarterback Steve McNair. (Cadence13 / Sports Illustrated / ART19)
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