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 […]
Acast continues its push into smaller European markets.
A look up North, and Down Under.
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?