Section: Global

Section: Global
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On Podcasting in China

I am, naturally, interested in China. Partly because I’m always going to be curious about what folks who look like me are up to, but mostly because when it comes to China, by some measures the largest economy in the world, you’re never quite unaffected by its machinations. Podcasting, and on-demand audio more broadly, is […]

May 29, 2019
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Acast continues its push into smaller European markets.

May 24, 2019
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Infinite Australians (and Canadians) 2019

A look up North, and Down Under.

May 12, 2019
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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
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An Arrest Down Under

A popular Australian true crime podcast brings us back to an old question: how far does this rabbit hole go?

December 7, 2018
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Notes from Toronto’s Hot Docs Podcast Festival

I spent much of the past week attending the Hot Docs Podcast Festival in the great city of Toronto, and I brought back a scattered collection of notes and observations on Canadian podcasting that I’m ill-equipped at the moment to string together into some unified clarifying narrative. But I’ll share what I have in the […]

November 6, 2018
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Curation in the Middle East

“We have a long history of the oral tradition in the region, and maybe more so than other cultures. Of course, storytelling is commonplace across communities, but here in the Middle East there’s always been this tradition of gathering around oral storytellers in the streets,” Hebah Fisher was telling me. “You would sit for hours […]

October 30, 2018
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Google Podcast Creators Program: Interview with PRX’s Kerri Hoffman and Google’s Zack Reneau-Wedeen

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, […]

October 8, 2018
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Google partners with PRX on… diversity?

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.”

October 4, 2018
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Pay for knowledge, please

What’s up with paid podcasting in China, said to be contributing meaningfully to the country’s $7 billion FOMO industry?

September 28, 2018