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.

Inside: November 20, 2020 – Staff Trouble at The Ringer, Refer-o-Matic, A YouTube for Audio

November 20, 2020

Who are Audiograms for?

Last week, my eye was caught by a press release about a newly formed partnership between Bitcast, an iOS podcast clip sharing app, and Podcast Notes, a website that summarizes podcasts. The story used phrases like “a new paradigm in social audio” and “podcast clips emerge as an incredibly powerful new medium” — market clichés […]

November 17, 2020

A New Union for the UK Audio Industry

As the US podcast industry continues to see more labor organizing, the podcast labor movement in the UK begins to take shape. The first union aimed specifically at UK podcast workers — both freelance and those already working in organizations — was established recently, situated within the Bectu union, formerly known as the Broadcasting, Entertainment, […]

November 10, 2020

Illustration: “It’s Tuesday, Tuesday, Gotta Get Down on Tuesday”

November 10, 2020

Insider: November 5, 2020

  • Megaphone and Pinna earnings
  • The state of Hindi podcasts
  • iHeart partnerships in Australia… and more!
November 5, 2020

Audio Art: Podcasting’s Pressure Valve

In search of an occasional break from all that listening to people talking generally required to keep up with podcasting, I’ve found myself increasingly interested in the more experimental, “sound art” corner of the audio universe. The term “sound art” is a broad one, of course, and can be stretched to include everything from soundscape-dominated […]

November 3, 2020

Insider: October 30, 2020

  • PRX investigation findings
  • NPR podcasts to radio
  • Political podcast spending… and more!
October 30, 2020

Insider: October 23, 2020

  • iHeart acquires Voxnest
  • Spotify’s morning show
  • James Purnell to leave BBC… and more!
October 23, 2020

Insider: October 16, 2020

  • Interim CEO for Chicago Public Media
  • Audio in Google Search
  • The NPR approach to news… and more
October 16, 2020

Insider: October 9, 2020

  • Podfront partners with NPR
  • Curtis Flowers speaks
  • BBC Chair row… and more!
October 9, 2020