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.

Year in Review: The New Independence

This year has done strange things to my memory. I can recall certain incidents with complete clarity — such as the face-to-face conversation I had with someone in early March about whether they should still fly overseas that weekend to attend a journalism conference, yikes — and yet I also struggle to remember what I […]

December 15, 2020

Insider: December 11, 2020 — Hollywood’s Gold Mine, This American Life at 25, Departures from Earwolf

December 11, 2020

Inside the System

As I was scanning the list of winners of the UK’s Audio Production Awards last week — one of the most coveted prizes for those working in audio over here — I was struck by the fact that I kept seeing one name: the Prison Radio Association (PRA), which scooped up three Gold awards, including the coveted […]

December 8, 2020

Insider: December 4, 2020 — The Daily’s Next Step, Joe Rogan Goes Exclusive, Public Media For All

December 4, 2020

Eyes Wide Shut

Like a lot of people this year, I’ve been struggling to sleep. The “coronosomnia” phenomenon has been well documented, perhaps most prominently in audio by Radiolab in an episode that underlined just how not alone I am in this problem. My usual audio triggers haven’t been working as well — indeed, my favourite Norwegian train sleep […]

December 1, 2020

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