EFTM has published (the first?) video review of the Røde Rødecaster Pro. It looks a beautiful and highly-powered device. The reviewer, Trevor Long - - says "I'm ecstatic about it."
Megaphone's website has a new look, and a new logo. The podcast host, based in Washington DC and Brooklyn NY, USA, powers 1,200 shows.
Podtrac has posted their top (US) podcast publishers for November 2018. New in this chart is a verified tick showing...
Nielsen, a US research company, have released their Total Audience Report Q2 2018. That says that 19% of US adults listen to podcasts each week, and 45% of smart speaker owners claim to listen to podcasts and audiobooks. 43% of all available minutes in each day are being used to consume some form of media.
Exclusive: NPR's RAD open podcast analytics standard (which we reported yesterday) will be supported by Hindenburg, the audio editor built for audio...
NPR's RAD, a method of measuring consumption data for podcasts, has launched. A blog post describes the companies NPR have worked with to get to this point. There is also a tech spec website, including a simple introduction. NPR say they will soon release a web-based tool to help create RAD-compliant podcasts. The NPR One app for Android works with RAD today.
RAD works by podcasters adding specific time markers ('tags') to things they want...
How long should a podcast be? We look at advice from around the web, and give some of our own.
Video: The differences between podcasts and radio, explored in a session in the recent Radio Alive conference in Melbourne VIC, Australia
The Reaper Blog reviews Loopback 2, audio software for MacOS from Rogue Amoeba that routes audio without the need for a hardware mixer. AppleInsider calls it a must-have tool.
How to be the world's greatest...
Welcome to last week's new subscribers, including people from Entercom, Ad Results Media, Vox Media, Gimlet, Cadence13, Nielsen, Midroll, Global, the CBC and ESPN.
If you promote Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts equally, it turns out you get equal usage, according to our own figures.
Nick Quah reports that Gimlet Media is to work with the Wall Street Journal to produce a daily news podcast.
Anchor has shared how to record...
Podcasts are now live on Pandora, the US-only music service. "We are now introducing hundreds of podcasts", the official blog post says. Techcrunch also covers the news. The app has 76m users in the US.
blog postGoogle is trialling a news radio station - kind of - on your smart speaker. The company is planning an equivalent to NPR One, which lets you flick between individual news stories. It's unclear what this means for short-form...
A new radio and podcast conference has been announced: Radiodays Asia will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in August. From the same people who work on Radiodays Europe and Podcast Day, the two-day conference will contain items of interest for radio broadcasters and podcasters. Podnews is a media partner (and we'll be there).
Why is the Google Podcasts app failing so hard? Steven Goldstein asks some industry pros; nobody is very polite...
Chris Dawson, the subject of the podcast, was arrested this morning and is to be charged with his former wife's murder. A new episode of the podcast is being released today.
Could smart speakers give us podcasting's next big moment? The folks behind the Canadian Podcast Listener research crunch the data.
RadioPublic's "Paid Listens" feature is paying out at double rates in December. The loyal listener bonus is now at US$2 per listener who...
Radio Stakhanov podcast is being advertised across thirteen subway stations in London. They were visible yesterday and today (and will be again on Dec 7) in stations like Oxford Circus and Waterloo. (video)
The first edition of , the Washington Post's new daily podcast, was published yesterday afternoon. Chartable report it's #17 in the US Apple Podcast trending charts. Of note: you can subscribe to the podcast by email.
Welcome to new subscribers from Spotify, Acast, Mumbrella, Fairfax Media, NY Public Radio, Wondery, Enders Analysis, Gimlet, Westwood One, the BBC, Whistledown, and a large amount of UK book publishers.
In Australia, the ABC's true-crime podcast Trace has resulted in a 38 year-old murder case being reopened. The podcast included revelations about possible suspects and a forensics bungle.
There are now 609,000 podcasts in the Apple Podcasts...