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.

Burnout Reader Survey

I’m revisiting this subject one more time, in part because it’s an important and substantially complicated topic, but also in part because it feels really meaningful to a good portion of the Hot Pod readership. So, when I wrote my second column on burnout last week, I also directed readers to a quick survey form […]

March 19, 2019

Tracking: March 14, 2019

Selling out, RadioPublic Updates, Digiday on Guardian Pods

March 14, 2019

Responses to “Burnout”

The piece we ran about podcaster burnout in last Tuesday’s Hot Pod has given me the busiest inbox of anything I’ve done in this newsletter. I had dozens of responses, mostly from podcast producers, occasionally from podcast listeners, who had feelings about this topic. As I read and engaged with the messages, I noticed a […]

March 12, 2019

Burned Out

Alongside all the recent news of big acquisitions and new launches, I’ve become aware of another theme bubbling away. Plenty of podcasters are talking about experiencing burnout, or something close to it. Again and again, in private conversations with people who make audio, I’ve heard the same view expressed: there’s all this money being thrown […]

March 5, 2019

Tracking: March 1, 2019

Confusion over an Apple Podcast Update, a substantial upheaval in UK radio, and more.

March 3, 2019

Going Global

The BBC World Service looks to follow up Death in Ice Valley and My Indian Life.

March 3, 2019

Tracking: February 28, 2019

Pandora Stories, theSkimm’s daily news podcast, Audioboom raises again.

March 3, 2019

A Middle Market for Live Podcasts?

Live performance as a channel of growth for the U.K. podcast scene is something I’ve been tracking for a while, and the scene over here seems to have bubbled up quite a bit over the past few years. There are straightforward arguments as to why more creators would want to build the channel out: Live […]

February 26, 2019

Going Global

The BBC’s World Service, having found some momentum in podcasts, hoping to build on these successes with their next big launch: Parentland, a “global parenting podcast.”

February 22, 2019

The Funding Gap: A Primer on the UK’s New Audio Content Fund

A new Audio Content Fund has been announced for the UK, which takes the form of a non-profit backed by a three-year £3m government grant from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). It’s apparently designed to primarily fund public service material from production companies — especially independent ones — that would likely […]

February 21, 2019