Podnews Weekly Review

Podnews Weekly Review

The last word in podcasting news. Every Friday James Cridland (⚡james@crid.land ) and Sam Sethi (⚡sam@getalby.com) review and analyse the week's top podcasting news as covered on Podnews. We also interview some of the biggest names in podcasting making the news. Support the show at https://weekly.podnews.net - or hit the boost button! Sponsored by Buzzsprout: podcast hosting made easy.

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March 1, 2024 56 mins

We talk:

  • Podcast Search Optimisation,
  • New IAB guidelines
  • Court cases, and lots more
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James and Sam are at The Pod in Brisbane - https://edgestudio.productions/the-pod/ - to cover what's been going on this week in podcasting.

This week - an interview with Stew Redwine on what makes a good podcast ad; Anthony Nwaneri on his podcast Why Your Podcast Isn't Growing - and Sam gets some rants off his chest. Buckle up!

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While Sam wanders around Australia, James interviews David Locke from the Locked On Podcast Network on how they use SMS to make more loyal listeners; and Amelia Coomber from Podscribe on new data for podcast advertising.

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James is joined this week by Dave Jones of the Podcast Index. https://podcastindex.org/


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We talk with Wondercraft AI's Oskar Serrander, and Sam and James talk about the week's news in podcasting. Also, something fun from Buzzsprout.

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We discuss Rob and Elsie's criticism of Podcasting 2.0; the Digital Markets Act in Europe and what that means for podcasting; and Alby's outage. (This is a re-upload without 30 minutes of silence, d'oh)

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We speak with Andy Goldsmith from Adelicious; Sam starts singing old 1980s TV commercials; and has a bit of a rant about some data.

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Step into the future of podcasting with us as we unwrap the latest industry shifts and ponder whether tracking total listening hours trumps download counts. We're joined by Kevin Smith, CEO and co-founder of Snipd, for an exclusive look at his AI-driven app that's changing the way we listen to podcasts. 

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James and Sam look back at our predictions for 2023. How many did we get right? We also look at our highlights and lowlights of the year.

Then, we give our predictions for 2024! At least one of them won't come as a surprise.

We're back next week - 12th January 2024 -  with our first full show of the year.

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Highlights of 2023, and predictions for 2024, from our friends. Including:

Jennifer Han from Ausha
Brett Spencer from City University of London
Mark Asquith from Captivate
Dave Jones from the Podcast Index
Lauren Passell from Tink Media
Skye Pillsbury from The Squeeze
Arielle Nissenblatt from Descript
Sandy Warr from City University of London
Lizzy Pollott from Acast
Melissa Kiesche from...

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Ever considered what your attention is worth when you indulge in the latest podcast episode? You might just find out as we compare the value of podcast content with the likes of Netflix and Spotify, suggesting a fair satoshi range that listeners could shell out per minute of audio bliss. With podcasting's landscape constantly shifting, we're joined by Edward Brawer, CEO of Podcast AI, to delve into how automation and AI t...

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We look at the layoffs and show cancellations at the TWiT network; and at Paul Vogel's departure from Spotify. Plus, Ainsley Costello and JL about a live concert - and right at the end, Sam Sethi has news about Podfans.

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Can you imagine receiving a bill for using an image without a license? James doesn't have to imagine it, and he’s here to share his harrowing copyright enforcement encounter that could have major implications for all podcast directories globally. We also dare to dissect the recent turmoil at Spotify, a giant in the podcasting industry, grappling with workforce lay...

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We talk to Anna Sian from Spotify; Christiana Cromer from Descript; and Neil Mody from Headliner.

"Use the chapters, Luke."

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November 24, 2023 89 mins

We start with a dive into the stormy waves stirred up by Good Pods and the backlash against their AI-generated descriptions, our discussion provides a rich exploration of this hot topic. We're thrilled to be joined by Brendan Mulligan, the brain behind PodPage, who enlightens us on integrating podcasting 2.0 features, and Lisa Jacobs from AdResults Media, our expert guide on brand safety in podcast advertising.


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Ever wonder how a podcast episode gets broadcasted live? Alberto Betella, co-founder of RSSCom, will let you in on the secret from the recent Podcom MX event in Mexico. We'll traverse the exciting challenges and triumphs of using the live item tag for broadcasting in the first podcasting-only event live-streamed in Mexico. And that's not all, we'll also groove to the tunes of the music scene with Ainsley Costello, a ...

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Ever wondered how AI can lend a helping hand in podcasting? Stay tuned as we unfurl the fascinating features of Buzzsprout's new AI assistant, Co-Host - a revolutionary tool that can significantly streamline your podcasting process, and even add transcripts to your episodes! We'll shed light on the cost of incorporating this innovation into your Buzzsprout package and examine the progress of the Podcast Standards Project....

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The new features of RSS Blue for music podcasters and how they can leverage this platform to monetize their art - and lots more!

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Sam and James chat about Spotify's surprise profit; and we interview Caloroga Shark Media, a company producing short-form podcasts.

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"Get ready to unravel the power of YouTube in the podcasting realm with none other than @GeneBean, a part-time podcaster and home automation enthusiast. This episode is all about the major shake-ups and surprising insights in the podcasting industry with the massive entry of YouTube. Join us as we decipher the new rules of YouTube's podcasting game where advertising takes a back seat ...

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