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.

Acast expands into Canada

Acast has this week opened a new operation in Canada, with Heather Gordon coming over from the CBC to lead it as Managing Director. This is the tenth territory that the Swedish podcast company is now covering in this way, following moves into Ireland in December 2019 and Mexico in February 2020, and a continuation […]

September 22, 2020

Insider: September 18, 2020

  • Spotify Employees vs. Joe Rogan
  • New Sony Venture
  • Thirst Aid Kit ends… and more
September 20, 2020

When Archives Cause Regrets

On September 1, 2020, the Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations podcast released a curious episode that contained an interview with Rihanna. After the pre-roll ads and a generic introduction to the show, the very first piece of audio that a listener hears is Oprah saying, “I just recently came back from Barbados with Rihanna…” What follows […]

September 8, 2020

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September 4, 2020

Can you build a podcast business in the UK independent of the BBC?

In some respects, the UK podcast industry has grown pretty fast in a relatively short span of time. Five years ago, you wouldn’t be wrong in characterizing the place as a mosaic of rehashed radio programmes, legacy media brand offerings, a handful of successful indie shows often (though not always) hosted by comedians, and the […]

September 1, 2020

Insider: August 28, 2020

  • NBA picks Audible
  • Spotify-Influencers
  • Apple expands search… and more!
August 28, 2020

How does the Pandemic affect Physical Podcast Spaces?

Building out a physical space associated with a podcast business used to be a really good idea. For one thing, it offers an alternative revenue stream — through studio rentals and in-person events, among other things — that could check against the growing but volatile advertising revenue pool. It’s also a really good fit for […]

August 25, 2020

Insider: August 21, 2020

– Anchor and Gaming the System?

– Audio Articles 2.0

– KCRW Cuts… and more!

August 21, 2020

Race, Diversity, and the BBC

Like many big legacy broadcasters — and many other types of big organizations — the BBC is currently grappling with its legacy and responsibilities on race. The global protests over racial injustice, catalyzed by the murder of George Floyd, have intensified these discussions, certainly, but within the context of the BBC, there have been long-standing […]

August 18, 2020

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August 14, 2020