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.

British Broadcasting Vets beginning to make the jump

Another way the UK is mirroring the US scene.

September 21, 2018

Other British Organizations that are bringing audio in-house

One art house, one book publisher.

September 21, 2018

The BBC puts its marketing weight behind a new podcast-first production

Which, I believe, is the first time they’ve done so.

September 21, 2018

The Guardian makes a daily news podcast (again)

Last week, the Guardian announced that it was joining the cluster of publications currently developing a flagship daily news and current affairs podcast. It will be hosted by Anushka Asthana, a former senior political correspondent on TV for Sky News and the Guardian’s current political editor. (Asthana is actually one half of a job share […]

September 18, 2018

The People vs. True Crime

Australian police are currently conducting a five-day forensic search of a property in Sydney, the former residence of missing woman Lyn Dawson and her husband Chris. Police have said they will soon be pursuing charges against the latter. This case is the subject of the popular true crime podcast The Teacher’s Pet, made by The […]

September 18, 2018

What Xtrachat tells us about the BBC’s Podcast Strategy

Over the past year or so, a shift has taken place at the BBC, as Britain’s state-funded public broadcaster has started to think about podcasting strategically for the first time. We’ve seen the appointment of their first podcast commissioner, and the launch of a new app, BBC Sounds, intended to put all their live radio, […]

September 11, 2018

Career Spotlight: Lily Ames

This week, I got in touch with Lily Ames, who is a development producer at the Guardian and a familiar email presence to many podcast types in the UK because of her excellent work founding and curating the main UK audio listserv. She wrote about what inspired her to move from Canada to the UK […]

September 11, 2018

Exploring “The Receipts” on Radio 1Xtra

The BBC digital radio station recently picked up the women-of-colour-led conversational podcast.  It’s a smart move.

September 7, 2018

Slow Radio?

BBC Radio 3 parties with ASMR.

September 7, 2018

Free Spaces

The South China Morning Post reports: in China, podcasting offers a safe to bring up potentially difficult topics.

September 7, 2018