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 […]
A popular Australian true crime podcast brings us back to an old question: how far does this rabbit hole go?
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 […]
“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 […]
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.”
What’s up with paid podcasting in China, said to be contributing meaningfully to the country’s $7 billion FOMO industry?
The South China Morning Post reports: in China, podcasting offers a safe to bring up potentially difficult topics.
Plus: Cadence13 partners with UTA on an “influencer” podcast network
INFINITE DIAL CANADA. The Great North gets its own report from Edison Research and Triton Digital for the first time, and it’s long overdue. You can read the whole thing here, but I’m going to break out the most interesting data points with some comparisons to the U.S.: Podcasting: The share of Canadians that listened […]