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Apple Analytics: One Year Later

Seventeen months ago, at its annual developer conference WWDC, Apple announced that it would finally be launching something that many in the podcast industry have desired for a long time: better podcast analytics. Or, more accurately, better audience analytics from the historically impartial steward of the podcast ecosystem that’s still believed to facilitate the majority […]

December 4, 2018
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Apple “exploring” iHeartMedia investment

This was certainly an unexpected development: The Financial Times reported yesterday that Apple is apparently “exploring” an investment into iHeartMedia, the financially struggling US radio giant that’s trying a whole lot of things to engineer a way out of its bankruptcy.

November 2, 2018
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Apple’s New Audiobook Imminent

Imminent!

October 15, 2018
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Has the Apple Podcast Charts felt weirder lately?

Here’s a familiar scene: I’m trying to pass the time, so I pull up the Apple Podcast charts to see what the youths are up to. (Ha.) This was my Sunday afternoon, and by that point, I hadn’t looked at the charts in a good few weeks. Part of this has to do with the […]

October 9, 2018
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A Curious Apple Podcast Bug

The episode listings for some podcasts disappeared on the platform this morning. A mystery for the ages!

October 4, 2018
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Apple Bug Resolved

Phew, back to normal

August 18, 2018
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Could Google’s new podcast app change the way we understand the Average Podcast Listener?

IN PLAY. The hope had always been for more. Or, at least, for another. On Tuesday, Google officially launched its standalone podcast app for Android. As of right now, it is available for download in the Google Play store. This was well expected, given the steady drumbeat of preview posts that Google had collaborated with […]

Plus: Dean Cappello leaves WNYC, Chris Hardwick accused of emotional abuse, and the global scene.

June 19, 2018
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Google wants to do for podcasts on Android what Apple did for podcasts on iOS

GOOGLY EYED. You might have already heard about Google’s new strategy around podcast servicing on Android devices — I briefly linked to it last week after my whole spiel on the Apple HomePod — that the search giant announced through the content marketing blog of Pacific Content, the Canadian branded podcast studio. The announcement was […]

May 1, 2018
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Turns out people really like podcasts after all (and now we have numbers to prove it)

Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 149, published January 30, 2018. One month in. When Apple rolled out its long-awaited in-episode podcast analytics last month, part of the anxiety (and excitement, really) was finding out whether, essentially, the world would end. Which is to say, whether this whole podcast thing […]

January 30, 2018
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Can sports turn the local podcast business into a green monster?

Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 137, published October 24, 2017. WBUR wades into the daily podcast grind…with sports. So, one of the structural advantages of on-demand audio — and of the internet more broadly, with the way it collapses physical space — is how it allows publishers to identify, […]

October 24, 2017