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.

Insider: May 15, 2020

  • BBC Sounds Data
  • Times Radio Hires
  • Audio in China… and more!
May 15, 2020

Insider: May 14, 2020

– Trouble at Luminary

– Apple News Audio

– iHeartMedia Earnings

May 14, 2020

Going Live(stream)

Of all the changes that podcast creators have had to grapple with over the last few months, figuring out how to adapt live shows, typically staged in theaters, for the live streaming context has to be among the most dramatic. Selling tickets for live episode tapings and associated performances has provided a solid chunk of […]

May 12, 2020

The Really, Really Short Podcast

Maybe it’s my diminishing attention span, or the seemingly endless supply of available podcasts these days, but whatever the reason, I’m finding myself gravitating more and more these days towards shorter episodes whenever I’m queueing up something to listen to. And by “shorter,” I mean significantly shorter, as in under seven minutes, often under five. […]

May 5, 2020

How One Podcast Critic is Listening in Lockdown

Miranda Sawyer is one of the UK’s most high profile podcast critics, with a good write up in her weekly “radio and podcasts” column in the Observer being a highly sought-after review spot for newly launched shows. Now, like many of the rest of us, she has found her listening routine completely disrupted by the […]

April 28, 2020

A Modest Proposal for Podcast Book Clubs

I’ll be upfront about this: I have never been part of a successful non virtual book club. My friend tried to start one in a pub in Clapham, South London, in 2012; we waited all afternoon but nobody from the Facebook invite turned up so we downed the “for the table” wine ourselves and I […]

April 21, 2020

Insider: April 17, 2020

  • Scripps leadership pay cuts
  • New BuzzFeed Daily News Pod
  • UK Emergency Fund… and more
April 21, 2020

Insider: April 10, 2020

  • Articles of Interest Returns
  • Office sounds
  • A Zombie Hit… and more!
April 14, 2020

How Much Should You Cover Coronavirus?

What do podcasts owe their listeners at a time like this? This is a question I’ve been turning over in my mind for the past few weeks, as the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic rippled out around the world. For those working in the current affairs space, the answer is pretty clear: rigorous, well sourced […]

April 7, 2020

For Sports Pods, What Now?

No matter what industry you’re part of, work at the moment feels completely alien and bizarre. But if that industry happens to be sports media, well, then that sensation is especially strong, because the very thing you cover has literally stopped happening. (For the most part.) As far back as January 22, sporting events that […]

March 31, 2020