Section: Global

Section: Global
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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
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Free Spaces

The South China Morning Post reports: in China, podcasting offers a safe to bring up potentially difficult topics.

September 7, 2018
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Follow-up to Digital News Report and Google Podcast App

Plus: Cadence13 partners with UTA on an “influencer” podcast network

June 23, 2018
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True podcast love, in all of us command: This is how Canada listens to podcasts

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 […]

April 10, 2018
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Acast raises $19.5 million in Series B funding

Plus: Adaptation deals, PRX expands its garages, and a formal TuneIn strategy takes shape

September 22, 2017