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.
I’m not very good at regularly exercising, partly because, while I like running, I’m rubbish at self-improvement and I get bored easily without some external form of entertainment. My quest to overcome this has lead to some exploration at the intersection of fitness apps and podcasting, which largely takes the form of finding things to […]
This week I spent some email time with Arlie Adlington, a producer in London with a wide and interesting portfolio, who is also part of the steering group for a recently launched accessibility and diversity initiative for the audio industry here. Arlie wrote about moving into audio after a career in another industry, working on […]
The BBC is developing a “public service algorithm” to deliver users more varied recommendations in its BBC Sounds app, according to a speech given by James Purnell, the corporation’s director of radio and education. Huh.
A new startup, called Podfund, has launched with a plan to “invest in creators that are poised for growth.” Interestingly enough, Podfund is headed up by Jake Shapiro, the CEO of RadioPublic, and the startup is positioning itself as “a strategic partner” of Shapiro’s podcast platform. The fund will operate on a for-profit basis — […]
As has been widely reported, Luminary was until very recently removing links from the show notes of podcast episodes displayed in its apps. The broad reason given for this was “security,” a pronouncement which raised eyebrows across the podcast industry, especially since other apps (including Apple Podcasts) manage to display podcasters’ links without difficulty. The […]
On 30 April, NPR made a change to their web server caching configuration that caused the same RSS to be served for all of their feed urls. The end result of this, as they described in a statement they published on the matter, was a distribution sequence that “caused podcast apps to act as if […]
The results of a pay survey among UK audio producers has been published. A summary of the findings can be viewed now on the UK Audio Network’s resources page (UKAN, in case you’re not familiar, is the main UK audio email listserv started by Lily Ames to “promote transparency, industry growth and community building” and […]