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Every Thursday in Podland, James Cridland from Podnews in Australia and Sam Sethi, from Sam Talks Technology in the UK, join forces to review and analyse some of the weeks top podcasting news from around the world. They also interview some of the biggest names making the news.This podcast is sponsored by Buzzsprout and Riverside FM.

Podland News James Cridland, Sam Sethi

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Every Thursday in Podland, James Cridland from Podnews in Australia and Sam Sethi, from Sam Talks Technology in the UK, join forces to review and analyse some of the weeks top podcasting news from around the world. They also interview some of the biggest names making the news.This podcast is sponsored by Buzzsprout and Riverside FM.

    Dynamic ads and podcast networks - Rachel Corbett co-hosts; Mignon Fogarty is our guest

    Dynamic ads and podcast networks - Rachel Corbett co-hosts; Mignon Fogarty is our guest

    Rachel Corbett joins James Cridland to talk fiction podcasts; dynamic ad insertion; whether we're in a slowdown or not; GoodPods and indie podcasting; social audio networks; and the benefits of a podcast network. All the links are in the latest updates from Podnews, at https://podnews.net

    We're sponsored by Riverside, who make excellent software to remote-record your podcast (in video too), and by Buzzsprout, who are hosting this podcast and a great way to get podcasting yourself, like more than 100,000 other podcasters.

    Rachel runs the NOVA Entertainment Podcast Network: https://www.novafm.com.au/podcasts/ and runs PodSchool: https://podschool.com.au/

    James runs Podnews: https://podnews.net/go-subscribe/podland and a radio  newsletter too: https://james.crid.land/go-subscribe/podland

    Here is the Radiodays Africa session that James talks about: https://youtu.be/Pn2ODPJM2JM - it's all about the future of radio.

    Sam Sethi was away this week.

    Warning: this podcast also contains a small section of a National Tiles ad. Helloooo.

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    Podcast SEO: stuff the title and forget the description, it's only a B medium anyway!?

    Podcast SEO: stuff the title and forget the description, it's only a B medium anyway!?

    Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi

    With Special Interviews:
     Nick Hilton, CEO Podot with NEW Podcast " The Town That Knew Too Much" Zach Moreno & Rock Felder Co-Founders of  Squadcast.FMJemily Rime, BBC R&D (jir506@york.ac.uk)
    Podland News

    1.  Exclusive: Do podcast apps use your podcast’s description to help people find new shows? Should you put your guest’s name in your episode title? Which apps search which bits of your RSS feed? Three weeks in the making, Mark Steadman from podcast studio Origin has catalogued what every big podcast app indexes, and how to help listeners find your podcast.

    2.  The winners were announced for the British Podcast Awards 2021. We have a full list: Fearne Cotton won the Podcast Champion award for her efforts to open up the mental health conversation, and the Podcast of the Year was awarded to VENT Documentaries.3.

    3. Podnews has implemented the Podchaser API on our podcast pages, bringing back ratings and creators.

    4. Netflix has hired its first Head of Podcasts, N’Jeri Eaton. She had been Head of Content, Apple Podcasts for a year; and prior to that spent four years at NPR

    5. The Podcasting 2.0 team this week have been working on cross-platform comments for podcast episodes







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    Apple iOS 14.6, is it a bug or a feature exposing the dirty download secret? Ross Adams CEO, ACast explains 5 reasons why we need RSS, Is Audacity dangerous now it's Russian owned. Podcasts finally agree on episode notes. Interview with Jim Ballas, CTO

    Apple iOS 14.6, is it a bug or a feature exposing the dirty download secret? Ross Adams CEO, ACast explains 5 reasons why we need RSS, Is Audacity dangerous now it's Russian owned. Podcasts finally agree on episode notes. Interview with Jim Ballas, CTO

    Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi

    With Special Interviews:

    - Jim Ballas, LaunchpadOne

    Podland News

    1. Audacity, an open-source audio editor, is to share limited analytics data with their company in Kaliningrad in Russia, it has announced. The data shared, which you don’t appear to be able to opt-out of, includes your IP address but doesn’t include your name, address or email. The app was “acquired” by Muse Group, a company based in Cyprus,


    Audacity has posted “a quick statement to address the concerns around our new Privacy Policy”. “We do understand that unclear phrasing of the Privacy Policy and lack of context regarding introduction has led to major concerns about how we use and store the very limited data we collect. 
    2. First look: PodcastOne has launched LaunchpadOne, a new, free podcast host. The platform includes PayPal donations, a learning centre and the opportunity to get discovered by PodcastOne.

    3. Libsyn shows can now be added to JioSaavn, India’s largest music streaming service with more than 100m monthly users.

    4. RSS is the only way to reach everyone, and the only way to make money everywhere, according to Acast CEO Ross Adams, giving five reasons why you need an RSS feed for your show. 

    5.  How much do people in podcasting earn money? Misha Euceph writes a Twitter thread that tells you.
    6. For the first time, all major podcast apps display episode notes in the same way. As Podnews testing now reveals, in the field, all major podcast apps now support paragraphs, bullet points, and make URLs clickable automatically. You should keep episode notes below 4,000 characters, though, to ensure they display everywhere (Apple has a limit of 4,000, Google Podcasts has a limit of 5,000).

    7.  Have you voted for The Podcast Awards yet? Podnews is in the “Politics and News” category. We would really appreciate your vote.


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    Why Amazon podcasts start to splash the cash and bought Art19 and Smartless? We interview Arielle Nissenblatt from the Podcast Taxonomy board and we interview Don MacKinnon (Hark) and Hannah Blake (Entale) both help with podcast discovery

    Why Amazon podcasts start to splash the cash and bought Art19 and Smartless? We interview Arielle Nissenblatt from the Podcast Taxonomy board and we interview Don MacKinnon (Hark) and Hannah Blake (Entale) both help with podcast discovery

    Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi as they talk about Why Amazon Podcasting bought Art 19.

    With Special Interviews:

    - Arielle Nissenblatt - Podcast Taxonomy
    - Don MacKinnon - Hark Audio
    - Hannah Blake - Entale

    This Weeks News Headlines from Podland:

    1. Amazon has bought enterprise podcast hosting and adsales company ART19, Inc.. This gives Amazon access to podcast hosting technology and a monetisation platform for dynamically-inserted advertising. Kintan Brahmbhatt, GM of Amazon Podcasts says that the company is hiring. Podnews has been predicting the purchase since Amazon bought Wondery in December

    2. Amazon has bought the distribution and adsales rights for the SmartLess podcast for between $60-80 million. The show will not be exclusive, but will be published one week early on Amazon Music and Wondery+.

    3. Amazon Podcasts has launched in Australia and New Zealand, nine months after launching in the US and UK.

    4. Spotify has just announced it has made the Spotify Audience Network advertising marketplace available to advertisers and Megaphone publishers in Australia, Canada and the UK.

    5. Spotify has launched Sound Up in India, a training, mentoring and support program for women podcast creators.

    6. @Podjobs, Podnews’ jobs board, has integrated Podcast Taxonomy role descriptions into the service.

    7. Podcast Addict now supports the 'alternateEnclosure' tag and has also integrated privacy information for podcasts.

    8. Facebook is making a new podcast: 'Boz To The Future' available on Facebook itself (if you’re in the US, you’re running the latest app, and Facebook have let you use the podcast feature). Or it’s on Buzzsprout for everyone else.

    Previous Episodes:
    - https://www.podland.news

    Sponsored by:
    - Buzzsprout and Riverside.fm

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    Facebook Podcasting. It's alive but why can't you actually play them yet? We interview David Markowitz, Netflix amd Niklas Hildebrand, Audry.

    Facebook Podcasting. It's alive but why can't you actually play them yet? We interview David Markowitz, Netflix amd Niklas Hildebrand, Audry.

    Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi as they talk about Facebook Podcasting. It's alive but why can't you actually play them yet?

    SPECIAL GUESTS:
    - David Markowitz, Netflix
    - Niklas Hildebrand, Audry

    WE TALKED ABOUT:
    - Facebook launched its in-app podcast experience. To get listed, you need an invite directly from Facebook: and they’ll only play in the US?

    - Facebook’s Clubhouse clone, Live Audio Rooms has also launched: again for the US only, and live rooms are only available on iOS. “Later this summer, we’ll roll out additional features, like captions and the ability to create and share short clips of a podcast,” says Fidji Simo, Head of Facebook App.

    - Will Apple deprecate podcasts with adverts in favour of podcasts with subscriptions.

    - The Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2021 was released, it gives podcast consumption figures for 20 countries in a comparable manner, and says 31% of people (302 million) accessed a podcast in the last month. It also says that the platform mix is changing, with Spotify overtaking Apple in some markets.

    - Nielsen suggest that “light podcast listeners”, who listen three times or less per month, now make up half of all podcast listeners.

    - The Podcast Index hit 4 million podcasts with 640,240 active in the last 60 days.

    - The Apple Podcasts app has a thing called “Stations”.

    - Ariel Helwani has announced an exclusive show for Spotify’s The Ringer within Spotify Greenroom. “We’ll do a live show, with callers and taking your questions, and it’ll be made available as a podcast”: this sounds like the first announcement of Greenroom being used as a podcast source.

    - Squadcast launched v4. The remote recording service adds integration with Dolby․io, spatial audio, 1-click audio mastering, up to ten people in a session, screen sharing, an updated green room and plenty more.

    - Spotify has bought Podz, a podcast discovery platform


    Previous Episodes:
    - https://www.podland.news

    Sponsored by:
    Buzzsprout Podcast hosting and a whole lot moreRiverside.FM Podcast recording made simple. The easiest way to record podcasts in studio quality from anywhere.

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    Apple channels finally arrive. Facebook podcasts launch next week and who is in the Spotify Green Room? Our special guest is Mark Asquith CEO Captivate. And do we need a GUID for every podcast?

    Apple channels finally arrive. Facebook podcasts launch next week and who is in the Spotify Green Room? Our special guest is Mark Asquith CEO Captivate. And do we need a GUID for every podcast?

    Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi as they ask: Is Podcast hosting no longer a USP? It's fast becoming free. So how can podcast hosts survive? Should they go vertical with more paid features or simply be acquired by the big boys? #fightorflight.

    Special Guest:
    - 🎧 Mark Asquith - CEO, Captivate FM talking about Captivate v2.0 new platform and features.


    News Headlines:

    - Apple Podcasts launched Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and Channels.

    - New EU copyright rules went into law on June 7, they affect podcast hosting companies. The new law “shifts responsibility for any copyright infringement' by any podcast shared onto the host.

    - Anchor will no longer submit new podcasts to Apple Podcasts.

    - Spotify has released the Spotify Greenroom app. The app, similar to Clubhouse or Twitter Spaces, includes recording capabilities. It's available on iOS and Android.

    - The podcast:guid tag has been finalised. This is a simple method for a webscale ID for every podcast

    - Podpage has released v2.0 of their podcast website tool.

    - Facebook is launching podcasts next week.

    Previous Episodes:
    - https://www.podland.news

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