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.

Career Spotlight: Kate Osborn, VICE Media

Ever since I wrote about VICE News’s podcast about the Chapo trial last year, I’ve been interested in what Vice is brewing, podcast-wise. What better way to find out more than to hear from the person heading up the audio operation? Kate Osborn also gets extra props for being the first Career Spotlight participant to […]

December 10, 2019

Insider: December 6, 2019

Podcasts (and radio show) can now win Pulitzers; My Fav Murder duo strikes $10M+ deal with Stitcher; Acast in Ireland.

December 6, 2019

A Third Way for Discovery

Thanksgiving week is a weird time on the internet for me. A lot of the people I work with and follow log off for the American holiday, yet where I live in northwest England there’s no particular reason that explains the online tumbleweed. The whole predicament reminds me just how US-centric my internet consumption is. […]

December 3, 2019

Acast Opens Up

Since Acast acquired Pippa back in April this year, it’s been expected that there would be some kind of integration of the two. Acast has operated on an invite-only basis since its founding in Sweden in 2014, mostly choosing to work with existing publishers moving into audio — like the Financial Times and the Guardian […]

December 3, 2019

Insider: November 22, 2019

– Spotify in India

– Whooshkaa in Asia

– Keep an eye on something called Pex… and more!

November 22, 2019

In the UK, the election pod season is here

How do you know when a news event is significant in 2019? Why, when multiple podcasts are launched to cover it, of course. (See all the Epstein pods.) Sometimes, depending on the news event, a few of these podcasts will even adhere to a daily publishing cadence. That’s how you know it’s especially important. I’m […]

November 19, 2019

Primal Stream

This one needs a wind-up. Back in June, I interviewed Alan Bennett from the HeadStuff podcast network in Ireland, who had just taken over a historic recording studio in Dublin and was about to reopen it as a podcast studio complex. We were talking about the state of Irish podcasting more generally, speculating as to […]

November 12, 2019

Insider: November 8, 2019

– The BBC’s flagship political podcast, Brexitcast, has ended up at the centre of a big debate in the British media over what “shitposting” is

– As promised, I am now going to talk about James Purnell’s latest blog

– Stitcher and Wondery’s Podfront UK announces a new head of sales… and more!

November 10, 2019

Insider: November 7, 2019

– Manoush Zomorodi is the new face — voice? — of the TED Radio Hour

– NYT’s The Daily picks up its first DC staffer

– NPR’s Up First is expanding to six days a week

November 10, 2019

Illustration: “Cake Cake Cake”

November 5, 2019