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.

Spotify’s global podcast listenership?

A Voxnest study suggests gains across a few continents.

April 5, 2019

Tracking: April 5, 2019

April 5, 2019

Unpacking the BBC’s Annual Plan

In the midst of the Google-BBC kerfuffle last week — in which the BBC pulled their shows from parts of the Google podcast ecosystem citing competition issues, catch up here — the corporation also released its annual plan, which sets out “intentions and future priorities for the year.” The plan has three intended audiences: firstly, […]

April 2, 2019

The Parcast Number

Follow the money (?)

March 29, 2019

Fighting Talk

On the BBC’s “Annual Plan”

March 29, 2019

Acast’s French Expansion

The Swedish podcast company, which launched back in April 2014, is officially pushing into France. CEO Ross Adams hinted at the move when I spoke to him back in December, around the time of their 35 million Series C funding round that expansion into non-English language markets were a big part of the strategy for […]

March 26, 2019

Platform Neutral: Google v. BBC?

Well that’s interesting. The BBC has pulled its podcasts from parts of the Google Podcasts ecosystem, meaning that the People’s Programming is, at this writing, no longer accessible via Google Assistant on Google smart speakers and devices. In a blog published on Tuesday morning Kieran Clifton, the director of BBC Business and Development, explained the […]

March 26, 2019

On Accessibility: Q&A with Robert Kingett

Podcasts and the question of accessibility is a vital, important topic, and it’s something I’m always interested in. This recent article by the writer Robert W. Kingett about how he experiences podcast websites with his screen reader and how poorly many are set up for visually impaired people really grabbed my attention. I got in […]

March 26, 2019

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