Episodes
James is recording in a forest. Proof: https://twitter.com/JamesCridland/status/1451002189049040905 Bryan Barletta runs https://soundsprofitable.com - go subscribe! Apple Podcasts explains how podcasts work: https://podnews.net/update/apple-podcast-downloads-explanation Spotify to hire hundreds of adsales staff: https://podnews.net/update/nms-facebook-podcasting#:~:text=Spotify%20is%20hiring%20hundreds%20of%20ad%20staff Adam Bowie: trends to watch for in podcasting....
Published 10/21/21
Listen to James Cridland and Sam Sethi they talk to     GUESTS:   Dr Brian of London about his work on Podping and Hive. Genevieve Hassan about her podcast Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I DidNEWS:  Sounds Profitable en Español starts today, as Bryan Barletta explains in Sounds Profitable with Podsights. The podcast adtech newsletter will be translated and produced using technology from Veritone MARVEL․ai: and so will the Sounds Profitable en Español podcast, with Bryan sounding as...
Published 10/14/21
Listen to James Cridland and Sam Sethi as they talk to Chris Messina about his work on OpenWeb Standards such as ActivityStreams that became ActivityPub.  He wrote this seminal post on Medium about ActivityStreams and ActivityPub in 2008 GUEST: Chris Messina is the inventor of the hashtag as it is currently used on social media platforms.  In a 2007 tweet, Messina proposed vertical/associational grouping of messages, trends, and events on Twitter by the means of hashtags.  NEWS:  Spotify has...
Published 10/07/21
Listen to James Cridland and Sam Sethi as they celebrate 'International Podcast Day'.  GUESTS:: Ross Adams and Johan Billgren from Acast NEWS:  1. Twitter has launched crypto-tipping using the lightning network: the same tool used by Podcasting 2.0 Value4Value apps. The tool uses the Strike API. It’s “rolling out” on iOS. 2. iOS 15's “Private Relay” has gone live: but what effect will it have on your podcast stats, and on ad-tech?  There’s also a new 1.25x playback speed control in Apple...
Published 09/30/21
Listen to James Cridland and Sam Sethi GUESTS: - Richard Kramer - Arete Research - Bruce Supovitz - Nielsen - Arica McKinnon - Nielsen SHOW NOTES: 1. Edison Research - whilst podcast listening has grown, 44% of US Latinos haven’t yet listened to a podcast. 2. Triton Digital - US Podcasting Report for August. Downloads are up 11% from July, as the Apple bugfix rolled out. Stitcher is #1 for podcasts. 3. The New York Times - Cuban podcasts are booming 4. Interview: Nielsen released...
Published 09/23/21
Listen to James Cridland and Sam Sethi GUESTS Oscar Merry - talks about Fountain App (clips, boostergrams and chapters)Alex Jacobi - talks about OPAF (Open Podcast Analytics Format) SHOW NOTES  In a client note, Richard Kramer, an analyst from Arete Research has criticised Spotify. Our Editor asked Spotify for all his personal data, to discover Spotify knows what kind of car he drives, and what length podcast he prefers - and why Spotify will never know as much as Apple or...
Published 09/16/21
Listen to James Cridland and Sam Sethi GUESTS:  Valerie Wirtschafter  -  The Brookings InstitutionAndrew Craissati - AuddyNEWS HEADLINES:  Podcasting is "an ideal tool to inject false or misleading information into mainstream discourse while going undetected", according to research from Valerie Wirtschafter  The Australian High Court found that, by running the Facebook pages, the media groups participated in communicating defamatory material posted by third parties and were therefore...
Published 09/09/21
Listen to episode 40 with James Cridland and Sam Sethi NEWS HEADLINES: - https://podnews.net/ Has Google given up on podcasting? The founder of Google Podcasts, Zack Reneau-Wedeen, has left Google.  Gabe Bender, Google Podcasts’ product lead, left in April.  Amazon is copying ClubhouseClubhouse adds spatial audioSpotify adds another show to GreenroomTwitter adds an API for Spaces Does podcasting need policing?  The dangers of defamation and bullying in podcasting every host should...
Published 09/02/21
Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi INTERVIEW:  Evo Terra - Podcast Pontifications - he lists his helpful commandments here.PODNEWS HEADLINES: How’s podcasting doing for Spotify? Internal Spotify podcast consumption data has been leaked to Business Insider. If Spotify Isn't getting much value from Gimlet, that feeling’s mutual Matt Deegan writes more about the figures and the strategy of exclusives Spotify has expanded “Music and Talk” shows to fifteen more countries Spotify will let all...
Published 08/26/21
Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi INTERVIEW:  Bryan Barletta - Sounds ProfitableNEWS HEADLINES: “Nearly one in five weekly listeners say that YouTube is their primary service for podcasts. This is why I twitch a little every time I hear a podcast tell listeners to 'subscribe or follow us wherever you get your podcasts.' Are you sure?” - in his latest newsletter, Tom Webster shares some data that might convince you to get your podcast onto YouTube. James has written how to auto-publish your...
Published 08/19/21
Who knew premature publishing was a thing ;-) Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi INTERVIEWS:  James Bishop  - One Fine PlayMartin Mouritzen -  PodFriendNEWS:  At Podcast Movement, Mark Cuban and Falon Fatemi spoke about their new storytelling platform Fireside Chat. Cuban described podcasting as being “old, tired and beat up,” adding “…there’s only one way to monetize - by lying your ass off to secure sponsorships.” The app is available now on iOS. Edison Research’s Tom Webster said: "Cuban...
Published 08/12/21
Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi All the links are at Podnews at https://podnews.net/podcast/i5hv2 1.  Spotify’s podcast ad revenue has jumped 627% year-on-year, according to their revenue announcement. 2.  Apple has confirmed a download bug has been fixed in iOS 14.7. 3. There are now at least 1,000 paid shows in Apple Podcasts Just six weeks after the feature was publicly launched. We’ve discovered more than 500 different channels in Apple Podcasts and more than 30% of those channels are...
Published 08/05/21
Sharon Taylor is Managing Director of Triton Digital, and looks after Omny Studio, an enterprise podcast host. Find out more at https://omnystudio.com/learn Our guest is Ron Baetiong, founder and CEO of Podcast Network Asia. He's at https://podcastnetwork.asia/ We're sponsored by Buzzsprout - they're at buzzsprout.com and will be at Podcast Movement next week ... and by Riverside FM, which has a new Riverside FM 2.0 coming out shortly. All the links for the stories are at...
Published 07/29/21
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. We're sponsored by Riverside, who make excellent software to remote-record your podcast (in video too), and by Buzzsprout, who are hosting this podcast and a great way to get podcasting yourself, like more than 100,000 other podcasters. Rachel runs the NOVA Entertainment Podcast...
Published 07/22/21
Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi With Special Interviews:  Nick Hilton, CEO Podot with NEW Podcast " The Town That Knew Too Much" Zach Moreno & Rock Felder Co-Founders of  Squadcast.FMJemily Rime, BBC R&D ([email protected]) 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 your RSS feed? Three weeks in the making, Mark Steadman from...
Published 07/16/21
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 advertising. Kintan Brahmbhatt, GM of Amazon Podcasts...
Published 07/01/21
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 the US only, and live rooms are only available on iOS. “Later...
Published 06/24/21
Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi as they ask is Podcasting hosting is 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 Channels. - New EU copyright rules went into law on June 7,...
Published 06/18/21
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 a transcript of his talk made at Podcast Day 24 -...
Published 06/10/21
Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi as they discuss monetising podcasts through channels.  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 website. Podland $3 link:...
Published 06/03/21
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 audiobooks - Anchor is hosting pirate podcasts; such as Message...
Published 05/27/21
Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi on this week's deep dive into . SPECIAL GUESTS:  Lindsay Tjepkema, CEO & Co-Founder at CastedAdrian Spataru, CEO & Co-Founder at  Cleanvoice.aiIN 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 winners, Amazon’s Wondery was the winning studio of the night,...
Published 05/20/21
Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi on this week's deep dive into subscription services. SPECIAL GUESTS:  Brandon Blackburn, POD TVIN 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 say that US podcast ad revenues grew to $842m in 2020, up from...
Published 05/14/21
Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi on this week's deep dive into subscription services. 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 is now available to (almost) everyone, on iOS and Android,...
Published 05/06/21