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Spotify uses AI for cloned voice translation
Podcast Radio to launch in four US cities, including Detroit
The UK gets its first ever podcast ranker
Captivate launches a premium podcast subscription tool
Acast turns up criticism of Spotify’s ad analytics
Triton's US podcast ranker is out; and we've news about the Edison Podcast Metrics ranker for the UK...
Eddy’s ready in Headliner
And when life gives you lemons, Sarah Silverman jumps from Kast Media to Lemonada
Sony Music to lay off “significant” number in podcast division
Podcasting is rolling out to new countries on YouTube Music, too
iOS 17 brings episode art to Apple Podcasts
Acast adds music tracks for podcasters, and Canadian trends
Mostly a really helpful show
80% of their reporting is very helpful. That said, they definitely have big biases and favored people. They casually promote the launch of some shows, for example in todays update they promoted (for free) the sleepscape pod. they called it “the first of its kind”…which is objectively false. There’s tons of sleep soundscape podcasts. And they promote some shows for free, while others have to pay for ads to get in. And the ones they promote free usually aren’t good. It gives an air of nepotism and/or “old boys network”. Also every week you will hear something about Arielle niesenblatt..why? Idk. 99% of it is not newsworthy in the least. If you have a crush on her, I don’t care, but don’t waste your listeners time with it. Would appreciate fixing these kinds of things
Five stars the hard way
These guys usually talk about the same half dozen companies and maybe 20 high-profile podcasters every day. They like Adam Curry and open source geek stuff. They hate Joe Rogan and walled gardens. One of them comes off as fairly snarky and entitled, mostly mad at the industry. I appreciate their tenacity and dedication. Their long-form weekend show is good — lots of interviews. This short daily show is just podcast news headlines read with an attitude. It’s still better than your podcast.