Interestingly, this isn’t coming directly from the Sounds team.
In the midst of the Google-BBC kerfuffle last week — in which the BBC pulled their shows from parts of the Google podcast ecosystem citing competition issues, catch up here — the corporation also released its annual plan, which sets out “intentions and future priorities for the year.” The plan has three intended audiences: firstly, […]
On the BBC’s “Annual Plan”
The BBC World Service looks to follow up Death in Ice Valley and My Indian Life.
The BBC’s World Service, having found some momentum in podcasts, hoping to build on these successes with their next big launch: Parentland, a “global parenting podcast.”
A new Audio Content Fund has been announced for the UK, which takes the form of a non-profit backed by a three-year £3m government grant from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). It’s apparently designed to primarily fund public service material from production companies — especially independent ones — that would likely […]
Hot Pod readers probably know that I’m based in the UK by now, but I’m not sure that it’s entirely clear that I don’t live in London. I moved away in the summer of 2017 after nearly a decade in the English capital, and nowadays I’m based in north west England, near Liverpool. That decision […]
At the top of February, I headed off to Birmingham to attend the first PodUK convention. There have been a few different podcast events debuting in the UK in the last few months, with new festivals in Brighton and Manchester and workshops in London, and I consider the viability of these things as a good […]
The acquisition by Gimlet and Anchor by Spotify really threw me for a loop, I must admit. And I don’t just mean because it’s a big story that happened to coincide with a busy period at Hot Pod when we had plans to cover other things. I have conflicting and unresolved opinions about the arrival of such a huge deal in the podcasting world that I’m still working out, so now you get to read me processing over the next few hundred words….