Podland News

Podland News

The last word in podcasting news. Every Thursday, James Cridland from Podnews in Australia and Sam Sethi, from 'Podcast First' River Radio in the UK, review and analyse some of the week's top podcasting news from around the world. They also interview some of the biggest names making the news. Sponsored by Buzzsprout and SquadCast.

Episodes

Special Guests

  • Carlos Diaz - Uncut.fm is a new podcast platform that lets you "mint, share and sell your content as NFTs".

  • Jake Warren  - UK podcast production company Message Heard has signed with CAA
  • Show Notes

  • Breaking: Acast+ has announced an integration with Facebook. It allows Acast+ subscribers to offer members-only Facebook groups, as a launch partner of new Facebook functionality

  • Fountain is now rewarding peop...
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  • Ken Miller - CTO Fathom 

  • New podcast app Fathom, designed for better podcast discovery, has been launched on iOS and in-browser.  It promises you can “ask any question and hear answers from your favourite podcasters and their guests.”

  • https://fathom.fm/podcast/podland-news
  • Show Notes

  • Breaking: Apple Podcasts has published details of how search in its app works. The post includes clarification that ratings and reviews aren’...
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    Special Guest

  • Alban Brooke - Head of Marketing at Buzzsprout. Buzzsprout the world’s second largest podcast host, has just formally announced Buzzsprout Ads, letting podcasters buy adverts for their shows (and other podcasters to earn revenue).

    We’re using them - automatically inserted by Buzzsprout Ads.
  • Show Notes & Links

  • Spotify had an Investor Day last Wednesday.
  • “Spotify share price slid 55% this year. Daniel Ek said Spotify wou...

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    Sponsors

  • Buzzsprout - last week, 3,210 people started a podcast with Buzzsprout 
  • Squadcast - Create high-quality audio and video content just using your browser and using Dolby Enhanced Audio Mastering, they’ll sound better than ever.
  • Special Guest

  • Dave Jones - Pod Sage from Podcast Index talks about ...
  • Value 4 Value 
  • Lightning Network
  • WebLN
  • Alby 
  • Hive's Podping
  • Podcast Index new tags <podcast:liveItem> and <podcast:block>
  • Sh...

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    Show notes are coming soon for this episode.

    Eat Sleep Nerd
    Listen in on the geeky conversions of three life-long nerds.

    Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify

    Defending The Edge
    Weekly cyber security news reporting and guest interviews with industry experts.

    Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify

    The Intermingle Podcast
    The Intermingle Podcast, hosted by Chris & Gene is a podcast for conversation,...

    Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify

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    Sponsors

  • Buzzsprout - last week, 3,282 people started a podcast with Buzzsprout 
  • Squadcast - Create high-quality audio and video content just using your browser and using Dolby Enhanced Audio Mastering, they’ll sound better than ever.
  • Special Guest

  • Ashley Carman  - Bloomberg
  • Show Notes & Links

  • James Cridland Radio Days Europe - Roundup

  • Selling paid subscriptions through Apple Podcasts? Until now, you’ve had to upload that audio separa...
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    Sponsors

  • Buzzsprout - last week, 3,437 people started a podcast with Buzzsprout 
  • Squadcast - Create high-quality audio and video content just using your browser and using Dolby Enhanced Audio Mastering, they’ll sound better than ever.
  • Special Guest

  • Tom Webster -  Sounds Profitable
  • Show Notes & Links

  • Tom Webster has announced he is to join Sounds Profitable as Partner.  
    Writing in Sounds Profitable, he outlines the future for Sounds P...
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    Sponsors

  • Buzzsprout - last week, 3,549 people started a podcast with Buzzsprout 
  • NEW: Squadcast - Create high-quality audio and video content just using your browser: and, using Dolby Enhanced Audio Mastering, they’ll sound better than ever.
  • Special Guest

  • Steve Jones -  Content Director at Crowd Network
  • Show Notes & Links: 

  • Facebook is pulling out of podcasts and will close the service starting Jun 3. The company will stop creators a...
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  • Buzzsprout - last week, 3,448 people started a podcast with Buzzsprout 
  • Guests

  • Tom Billington - Content Director for The Podcast Show
  • Neil Mody - CEO & Co-Founder Headliner 
  • Show Notes & Links: 

  • Spotify’s Anchor has rolled out proprietary video podcasts to all Anchor users in the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the UK

  • Paid subscriptions will be available for these shows, too; additionally, Anchor has integrated w...
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    Sponsor

  • Buzzsprout - last week, 3,684 people started a podcast with Buzzsprout 
  • Notes & Links: 

    1. Spotify Selling Vapourware Again!?

  • In June 2021, Spotify announced the Spotify Greenroom Creator Fund for US creators to “support and reward creators for the communities they build and the experiences they create”, as part of the launch of Spotify Greenroom. However, the fund never launched; and yesterday, Spotify emailed applicants, ...
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    Sponsor

  • Buzzsprout - last week, 3,686 people started a podcast with Buzzsprout 
  • Special Guest

  • Lauren Passell - CEO TinkMedia talks about why she has launched a podcast swap database for podcasters interested in setting up a promo swap for their podcast.
  • Notes & Links: 

  • An Anchor podcast called Soldier of Misfortune has been accused of being a shameless rip-off by Brendan I Koerner, a journalist for The Atlantic . He accuses the podc...
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    Sponsor

  • Buzzsprout - last week, 3,847 people started a podcast with Buzzsprout 
  • Special Guest

  • Harry Duran talks about how he found a sponsor for his new podcast, raising $9k before launching  
  • SubStack

  • Substack is moving into podcasting - “but better”. The platform also lets you podcast for free
  • YouTube

  • YouTube is the third most popular podcast platform in America

  • Should your podcast be on YouTube? Rephonic crunch the data: revealing that ...
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    SPECIAL GUEST:  Chris Messina

    NEWS:

    YouTube:

  • Exclusive: YouTube is planning tighter integration, monetisation and analytics for podcasts.  Despite no announcement from YouTube’s director of podcasting, Kai Chuk, at Podcast Movement Evolutions last week

  • YouTube is looking at ingesting podcast RSS feeds directly with a new podcasts homepage to be at youtube.com/podcasts (a URL that doesn’t work, yet)
  •  Spotify: 

  • Spotify is working on a br...
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    Special Guest

  • Alban Brooke - Head of Marketing at Buzzsprout
  • News: 

  • Kai Chuk from YouTube presented but said nothing about their future plans

  • Matt Deegan writes more about podcasters using video in his newsletter

  • By the end of the year, it’s going to be essential that podcasters are creating proper video versions of their shows. - Matt Deegan

  • It’s also why nearly 20% of podcast listeners regard YouTube as their main podcast app.  - Tom W...
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    MONTY PYTHON: Spam Sketch

    SPECIAL GUEST:

    Marty Michael - CEO & Co-Founder Gumball 

  • Gumball has raised $10 million to expand its podcasting host-read advertising platform. The company was built by the team behind the Headgum Podcast Network. 
  • NEWS: 

  • Podcast host Acast is still spamming podcasters, even co-founders of rival podcast networks, or hosts of shows that ended three years ago. Libsyn's Rob Walch correctly notes "Fri...
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    GUESTS:  

  • James O. Boggs
  • Andy Bowers
  • NEWS: 

  • Spooler's "dynamic, real-time audio" publishing system launched last week. According to an analysis by John Spurlock, on its first day, Spooler helped The Refresh from Insider to produce five editions of their podcast. 

  • A new podcast platform, Spooler, has launched. It's founded by a who's who of podcasting, including CEO James O. Boggs, formerly Head of Podcasts at Apple; ...
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    Special Guest: 

  • Laura Ivey - Director of Research at Edison Research
  • News:

  • Will we see a podcast player in Twitter? Alessandro Paluzzi has spotted a podcasts option in the latest Twitter code, and Jane Manchun Wong has also unearthed a Podcasts tab. Nathan Gathright has brainstormed some ideas about what he hopes Twitter is up to - let’s hope it’s not just reruns of Twitter Spaces.

  • A new podcast platform, Spooler, has launched. It’s fo...
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    GUEST:

  • John Spurlock talking about implementing ActivityPub/Co-Comments  
  • LINKS: 

  • https://podcastsocial.org
  • https://minipub.dev/
  • NEWS: 

  • Anyone can claim to be a creator of any podcast within the GoodPods app, without any proof or validation, we’ve discovered. 

  • Acast has been been “spamming podcasters”, says competitor Buzzsprout, which has published an unsolicited email from Acast sent to many of Buzzsprout’s customers; we’re aware they’v...
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    GUESTS:

  • Gigi -  Closing the Loop - The Future of Value
  • Oscar Merry - Fountain Podcaster Wallet
  • Evo Terra - Hall of Fame Induction
  • Stewart Townsend - Podcast Hawk
  • NEWS:

  • Lightning Network is now available on Cash App. It's the fastest, free way to pay anyone in bitcoin. The Lightning Network is a new way to send BTC/SAT that's faster and free!!!

    Some legend gave 100 million sats (1 bitcoin) to Cinemuck, the people behind the movie &...
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