Caroline Crampton

Caroline Crampton is a UK based journalist who has been writing about podcasts since 2014. Her journalism has appeared in publications including the Guardian, Lenny, the New Statesman and the Millions. She is a regular speaker and media commentator on the state of the podcast industry.

Tracking: February 14, 2019

February 14, 2019

The Anfield Wrap does it themselves

Hot Pod readers probably know that I’m based in the UK by now, but I’m not sure that it’s entirely clear that I don’t live in London. I moved away in the summer of 2017 after nearly a decade in the English capital, and nowadays I’m based in north west England, near Liverpool. That decision […]

February 12, 2019

PodUK: Podcast Fans Unite

At the top of February, I headed off to Birmingham to attend the first PodUK convention. There have been a few different podcast events debuting in the UK in the last few months, with new festivals in Brighton and Manchester and workshops in London, and I consider the viability of these things as a good […]

February 12, 2019

Patreon Pain Ahead?

Patreon CEO Jack Conte told CNBC this week that there could be changes ahead at the platform as it seeks to deliver more revenue for investors.

February 9, 2019

Spotify-Gimlet: A View From Across the Pond

The acquisition by Gimlet and Anchor by Spotify really threw me for a loop, I must admit. And I don’t just mean because it’s a big story that happened to coincide with a busy period at Hot Pod when we had plans to cover other things. I have conflicting and unresolved opinions about the arrival of such a huge deal in the podcasting world that I’m still working out, so now you get to read me processing over the next few hundred words….

February 7, 2019

Why File Organization Matters

Preserve This Podcast (PTP), a project funded via an $142,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, started work in February 2018. It exists to help podcasters protect their work against digital decay. This, they argue, is a problem that is likely to hit podcasts harder than work made using other mass media because most cultural […]

February 5, 2019

Tracking: January 31, 2019

Cadence13 partners with Tenderfoot, You Must Remember This goes on hiatus, Publisher “seriousness” around podcast revenues

February 1, 2019

WNYC’s Werk It Launches Pay Transparency Survey

Werk It, the women’s podcast festival in New York city run by WNYC Studios, is today launching a pay survey aimed at the whole podcast industry in the US. They’re seeking feedback from all podcasters of all genders working in the US (or being paid in US dollars) about levels of pay and experience. The […]

January 29, 2019

“A Pickle of Listener Malcontent”: BBC Sounds and Disturbances around Exclusivity

Fortunately… with Fi and Jane, a BBC podcast with a loyal and vocal listenership, has been dealing with some fallout lately due to a new windowing strategy that saw the show move into the BBC Sounds app exclusively for the start of 2019. New content is not being uploaded to the original open podcast feed, […]

January 29, 2019

The MIDAS touch

Earlier this week, RAJAR, the official body for measuring radio audiences in the UK, released the results of their MIDAS survey for 2018 Q4. From a podcast perspective, the Q4 MIDAS results have a few key takeaways worth unpacking.

January 25, 2019