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Acast raises $35 million in Series C funding

The money will apparently fund expansion into new content and territories, a push towards more non-advertising revenue streams, and an improved offering for smart speakers.

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Google wants to do for podcasts on Android what Apple did for podcasts on iOS

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What a podcast needs to do to put on a good live show (and why so many are trying)

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Hot Pod: What does an audio producer actually do, anyway?

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Hot Pod: Should Apple become a more useful middleman for the podcast industry — and if so, how?

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Hot Pod: Is podcasting about food the new dancing about architecture?

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Hot Pod: Is there an opening for budding U.K. podcast businesses to challenge the BBC?

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A new player aims to bring the podcast advertising analytics some want (and others fear)

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Is the BBC’s power to blame for the U.K. podcasting scene’s underdevelopment?

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Is the Stitcher deal a step toward a closed podcast ecosystem?

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We now have new, free rankings to show how podcasts stack up against each other

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How big are Audible’s ambitions in changing short-form audio? Really, really big

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Can podcasts move beyond talking heads to produce digital-first audio news?

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A few important new players are going to change what people think of as a “podcast”

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What should an on-demand news podcast look like?

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Podcasts about podcasts, a new player in sports audio, and a crowded election-podcast space

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Spotify is finally ready to bring podcasting to a new audience

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Mailchimp tries a new ad strategy, behind a paywall

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Is “Why doesn’t audio go viral?” the wrong question to ask?

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The Netflix-YouTube-Twitter-Starbucks of podcasting

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