Last week, a good portion of the podcast community got glimmers of something they’ve long wanted: seemingly structural-level solutions to discovery, one in the form of playable Google search listings and one in the form of an upcoming Spotify app redesign. However, you don’t get without giving, and what is given, some would argue, is […]
A long time coming.
Automatically-generating transcripts, and a news initiative.
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 […]
This interview was conducted at the Third Coast International Podcast Festival, on October 5, 2018. It was originally linked to in the October 9, 2018 edition of Hot Pod. KERRI HOFFMAN, CEO OF PRX Q: Since announcing the program, how has the response been so far? A: In 24 hours, we’ve gotten applications from India, […]
The “Google Podcasts creator program” hopes to help “remove barriers to podcasting, increase the diversity of voices in the industry, and to make sure content is available for all audiences.”
And I’d pay some attention to this.
Does Google’s core expertise — as a search engine that powerfully indexes of the world’s information — gives it a clear and solid edge in addressing podcasts?
Plus: Cadence13 partners with UTA on an “influencer” podcast network