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: July 24, 2020

July 28, 2020

When should in-person tape syncs resume?

Back in early March, the audio industry moved quickly to adapt to the remote working practices required by the spread of coronavirus. We covered some of the practicalities of this in this very newsletter, back when producers all over the world suddenly got very familiar with the inside of their closets. Five months on, ideas […]

July 21, 2020

Tracking: July 21, 2020

Apple News Today. Caroline here again: Apple has announced some new audio features for the Apple News app and its subscription layer, Apple News+. These include a new daily “audio news briefing” called Apple News Today hosted by Apple News editors Shumita Basu and Duarte Geraldino, audio versions of featured stories in the app, and […]

July 21, 2020

Insider: July 17, 2020

  • Calm App to TV
  • Entercom-Twitch Radio Deal
  • More Job Cuts… and more!
July 17, 2020

Burnout while Parenting and Podcasting

Burnout is a topic we’ve been consistently keeping tabs on for a while here at Hot Pod, especially since the substantial reader response we got to this piece last spring. From all the conversations I’ve had about this since, I’ve come to realise that there are several traits specific to podcast work that can amplify […]

July 14, 2020

Insider: July 10, 2020

  • Hollywood Scrambles
  • Hanna Rosin to New York
  • Canadian Expansions… and more!
July 10, 2020

Consider This

In late June, NPR launched another daily news podcast. But instead of a fresh product push, this new project is actually a pivot from something that already exists. Coronavirus Daily, the daily podcast NPR launched on 18 March to cover the pandemic, is being rebranded as Consider This, an afternoon counterpart to its morning news […]

June 30, 2020

Insider: June 26, 2020

– “Movies” for your “Ears”

– New BBC Podcast Unit

– Freelancer Pay… and more!

June 26, 2020

The Case of Another Round’s Archives

Negotiations between creators and corporations around intellectual property usually happen behind closed doors, and it isn’t too much of a stretch to argue that the structural inequities of any creative industry typically thrives on that opacity. But over the past week, the former hosts of BuzzFeed’s Another Round, Tracy Clayton and Heben Nigatu, brought that […]

June 23, 2020

Insider: June 19, 2020

– Apple Podcast and Personalization

– IP ownership

– Twitter Audio… and more!

June 19, 2020