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Tag: UK

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The MIDAS touch

Earlier this week, RAJAR, the official body for measuring radio audiences in the UK, released the results of their MIDAS survey for 2018 Q4. From a podcast perspective, the Q4 MIDAS results have a few key takeaways worth unpacking.

January 25, 2019
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Five Tests for UK Podcasting in 2019

It’s a shiny new year, and I spent some of the festive break trying to think myself out of the somewhat glum state in which I ended 2018. As I’ve been chronicling in this newsletter over the last few months, there have been a lot of developments in the UK podcasting scene that hint of […]

January 8, 2019
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Decentralising Political Podcasting

Jennifer Tracey was trying to do something different. A longtime podcast observer and veteran BBC producer, she had spent nine years at BBC Radio 4 in London making and hosting the iPM podcast, the weekly digital accompaniment to PM, the drive time radio show. “It was an amazing space to have on Radio 4 tell […]

November 20, 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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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
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Hot Pod: Will the next wave of audio advertising make podcasts sound like (yuck) commercial radio?

Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue eighty-nine, published September 27, 2016. Panoply opens a London office. The Slate Group’s audio arm announced yesterday that it was expanding into the good ol’ United Kingdom. Specifically, the company is opening a new production office in London that will “facilitate closer collaboration with […]

September 27, 2016