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Every Thursday in Podland, James Cridland from Podnews in Australia and Sam Sethi, from Sam Talks Technology in the UK, join forces to review and analyse some of the weeks top podcasting news from around the world. They also interview some of the biggest names making the news.This podcast is sponsored by Buzzsprout and Riverside FM.

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July 22, 2021 37 min

Rachel Corbett joins James Cridland to talk fiction podcasts; dynamic ad insertion; whether we're in a slowdown or not; GoodPods and indie podcasting; social audio networks; and the benefits of a podcast network. All the links are in the latest updates from Podnews, at https://podnews.net

We're sponsored by Riverside, who make excellent software to remote-record your podcast (in video too), and by Buzzsprout, who are hosting...

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With Special Interviews:

  •  Nick Hilton, CEO Podot with NEW Podcast " The Town That Knew Too Much" 
  • Zach Moreno & Rock Felder Co-Founders of  Squadcast.FM
  • Jemily Rime, BBC R&D (jir506@york.ac.uk)

  • Podland News

    1.  Exclusive: Do podcast apps use your podcast’s description to help people find new shows? Should you put your guest’s name in your episode title? Which apps search which bits of...

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    With Special Interviews:

    - Jim Ballas, LaunchpadOne

    Podland News

    1. Audacity, an open-source audio editor, is to share limited analytics data with their company in Kaliningrad in Russia, it has announced. The data shared, which you don’t appear to be able to opt-out of, includes your IP address but doesn’t include your name, address or email. The app was “acquired” by Muse Group, a company based in Cy...

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    Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi as they talk about Why Amazon Podcasting bought Art 19.

    With Special Interviews:

    - Arielle Nissenblatt - Podcast Taxonomy
    - Don MacKinnon - Hark Audio
    - Hannah Blake - Entale

    This Weeks News Headlines from Podland:

    1. Amazon has bought enterprise podcast hosting and adsales company ART19, Inc.. This gives Amazon access to podcast hosting technology and a monetisation platform for dynamically-inserted ad...

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    Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi as they talk about Facebook Podcasting. It's alive but why can't you actually play them yet?

    SPECIAL GUESTS:
    - David Markowitz, Netflix
    - Niklas Hildebrand, Audry

    WE TALKED ABOUT:
    - Facebook launched its in-app podcast experience. To get listed, you need an invite directly from Facebook: and they’ll only play in the US?

    - Facebook’s Clubhouse clone, Live Audio Rooms has also launched: again for ...

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    Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi as they ask: Is Podcast hosting no longer a USP? It's fast becoming free. So how can podcast hosts survive? Should they go vertical with more paid features or simply be acquired by the big boys? #fightorflight.

    Special Guest:
    - 🎧 Mark Asquith - CEO, Captivate FM talking about Captivate v2.0 new platform and features.


    News Headlines:

    - Apple Podcasts launched Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and...

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    Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi as they discuss monetising podcasts through channels.

    Special Guest:
    Neil Mody - CEO HeadlinerVideo

    News Headlines:

  • Apple has set the launch date for Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and Channels June 15;  subscriptions best practices.

  • Podcast Day 24 a 24-hour conference about podcasting, from Australia, UK and North America. 

  • Adam Bowie, Business Development Manager at the BBC World Service, has published ...
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    NEWS:

    Title: Spacecasts v Apple Channels.
    Full Episode: https://www.podland.news

    NEWS:
    - Space Casts v Apple Channels v Spotify Lists -
    - Podchaser launched a new API - Bradley Davis
    - British Podcast Awards - Matt Deegan
    - Irish podcast The 2 Johnnies goes exclusive on Spotify from 14th June - James Cator
    - Stripe now lets you sell online without a w...

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    Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi as they discuss podcast piracy, theft, content moderation and licensing.

    GUESTS:
    - 🎙 Jake Warren 🎧 - CEO Message Heard
    - Will Page - author of Tarzan Economics
    - Dave Jones - Lead Developer Podcast Index

    NEWS:
    - Apple Podcasts Subscriptions, Channels and Affiliations launched

    - Spotify announces offline music, playlists and podcast downloads on Apple Watch

    - Spotify is about to get into aud...

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    Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi on this week's deep dive into .

    SPECIAL GUESTS: 

  • Lindsay Tjepkema, CEO & Co-Founder at Casted
  • Adrian Spataru, CEO & Co-Founder at  Cleanvoice.ai
  • IN THIS PODCAST:

  • The Ambies, the first podcast awards from The Podcast Academy. The podcast of the year went to Wondery’s Dying For Sex. The awards seemed to be a streaming success, too, with 25,000 people watching at peak. 

  • For the full list of winn...
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    Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi on this week's deep dive into subscription services.

    SPECIAL GUESTS: 

  • Brandon Blackburn, POD TV
  • IN THIS PODCAST:

  • Spotify is adding a way to share timestamps when you share a podcast - a way to share a particular point to start listening.
  • Links work on desktop, iOS and Android: here’s a link to economist Will Page’s interview on Podland to see how it works.
  • Despite a shrinking economy, the IAB and PwC...
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    SPECIAL GUESTS: 

    - Will Page - Author of Tarzan Economics, Visiting Fellow at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Former Chief Economist at Spotify and PRS for Music.

    - Charles Van Winkle - Former Senior Computer Scientist II at Adobe Systems and now Senior Software Engineer at Descript 


    IN THIS PODCAST:

  •  Twitter Spaces ...
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    Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi on this week's thought-provoking show about Spotify's new subscription service.


    NEWS:

  • Spotify has announced their Paid Subscriptions service, which is hosted on Anchor

  • Spotify’s Paid Subscriptions tool sounds nice when compared with Apple - who can argue with free. But it isn’t quite as straightforward as that. Or, even, free.

  • It’s not actually free. Standard payment processing fees still app...
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    Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi on this week's jam-packed show about Apple subscriptions and Facebook's entry into podcasting with the help of Spotify. 


    NEWS

  • Apple Podcasts is adding paid Podcasts Subscriptions in May. As a podcaster, you can set your own price for your own show.

  • Apple Podcasts will take a 30% commission of the subscription price for a subscriber’s first year, dropping to 15% for additional years. Podcasters...
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    Join Sam Sethi and Matt Deegan on this week's jam packed & informative show

    INTERVIEWS:

     - Elsie Escobar - Libsyn talking about Libsyn 5 beta 1

     - Juliana Meyer - Supapass - one website and app for your content, community and paywall.

    NEWS

     - Google Podcasts has hit 100m installations on Android.

     - Amazon Podcasts launched to more than 1.5bn potential listeners in France, Italy, Spain and India.

     - Libsyn has acquired Glow, Inc

     -...

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    Join Sam Sethi and Matt Deegan on this week's highly informative show

    NEWS:

  • James Cridland launches his new project the PodClock

  • The British Podcast Awards has closed entries for this year. Organiser Matt Deegan says it was the best ever year, with entries up a third since 2020.

  • Last week we talked about how podcasting had hit 2 million shows in Apple Podcast

  • Spotify is to hold a new round of Sound Up programs: a global program that...
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    INTERVIEWS:

  • Donald Albright, Chair, The Podcast Academy
  • Corey Layton, Head of Digital Audio, Australian Radio Network and iHeart Podcast Network
  • Nadav Keyson, CEO& Co-Founder, Riverside.FM
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    NEWS:

  •  We just hit 2 million shows in Apple Podcasts, according to Daniel J Lewis's Podcast Industry Insights tool. Overnight, the total number of shows hit 2,004,462. H...
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    Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi on this week's jam-packed show

    INTERVIEWS:

  • Jake Warren  - Message Heard
  • Benjamin Bellamy - Ad Aures
  • Norma Jean Belenky - PodBean
  •  --- 

    NEWS:

  • Next week, Podbean is to run a Finance Podcast Week: a week-long livestream and podcast event focused on finance podcasts (with many podcasters lined-up to speak). A full pass is normally $39, but use the code PODNEWS and you can get in free.

  • Podcast Movement has ...
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    Apologies some of the sound recordings on Sam's interviews were not clear due to a broken mic. 

    Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi on this week's show

    INTERVIEWS:

  • Sean Glynn - Novel
  • Rob Loewenthal  - Whooshkaa
  • Jess Kupferman  - She Podcasts
  • Agnes Kozera - Podcorn
  •  --- 

    NEWS:

  • Entercom has acquired Podcorn, valuing the company at $22.5m. Entercom, a US radio broadcaster, owns Cadence13 and Pineapple Street Studios. Podcorn gives adver...
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