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Going Global

The BBC World Service looks to follow up Death in Ice Valley and My Indian Life.

March 3, 2019
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BBC Podcasting in 2018

I think of the BBC as a huge, old-fashioned ocean liner. The analogy works a few ways. The ship is beautifully made and it makes going somewhere really worthwhile, but the journey itself can get a bit rough sometimes. Across the sprawling structure, there are so many different teams on different decks doing different things, […]

December 4, 2018
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In the UK, the podcast-to-TV pipeline is budding

A look at “Storypunk,” one British television writer’s gambit to make this a thing across the pond.

December 2, 2018
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The BBC Sounds App: Initial Impressions

On Tuesday night, at a glitzy event on London’s South Bank, there was a launch party for the BBC’s biggest product launch in a decade. The app in question, BBC Sounds, is intended to be a single location for all audio output from the corporation — radio, podcasts, music, archive material. Execs have been doing the media rounds all week, talking up the significance of this moment.

November 1, 2018
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What Xtrachat tells us about the BBC’s Podcast Strategy

Over the past year or so, a shift has taken place at the BBC, as Britain’s state-funded public broadcaster has started to think about podcasting strategically for the first time. We’ve seen the appointment of their first podcast commissioner, and the launch of a new app, BBC Sounds, intended to put all their live radio, […]

September 11, 2018
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Exploring “The Receipts” on Radio 1Xtra

The BBC digital radio station recently picked up the women-of-colour-led conversational podcast.  It’s a smart move.

September 7, 2018
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Slow Radio?

BBC Radio 3 parties with ASMR.

September 7, 2018
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Where is Podcasting up to in the UK?

Some things change, some things stay the same.

August 31, 2018
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A Top 40 Chart for UK Podcasts, or at least a dream of one.

James Purnell, the BBC’s Director of Radio and Education, raises the need for a UK podcast chart.

July 20, 2018
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The Curious Problem of the BBC Sounds App

An uncertain rollout leads to bigger questions about the role of the public broadcaster in an on-demand audio world.

July 5, 2018