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Podfund, IAB Certification, Growing the Podcast Ecosystem and Even More Endgame - AL416

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  • Podfund:  https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/7/18531565/podfund-launch-investment-podcasts

  • IAB Certification: 3 new companies join Blubrry and NPR - Art19 (whom everyone talked about on Friday), Voxnest (barely heard anything) and Australia’s Wooshka. Why did everyone talk about Art19 and not the other two? http://www.insideradio.com/podcastnewsdaily/growing-momentum-for-iab-certification-art-voxnest-latest-to-join/article_d754a390-7341-11e9-ab6f-53100537b161.html

  • And some great questions to consider from Nick Quah re: Google and Spotify moves:
    Assuming Spotify and Google does indeed each accrue meaningful podcast distribution power, should we read their podcast activities as competitive with, or additive to, the podcast world Apple has fostered? In other words: is this necessarily a zero-sum game?

  • Is it possible to sketch a theory of the ecosystem that sees “Big Podcasting” as a separate from “Open Podcasting/Everything Else,” the latter as perhaps mediated by Apple? Is it possible for the two things to exist in parallel?

  • With regards to Apple, there’s an obvious question, and there’s a less obvious question. The former: how will Apple respond? The latter: should they respond? This should bring us to a more root question: what is the game that Apple plays, and what is the best version of that game specifically within the podcast context?

  • If Spotify and Google do end up commandeering the bulk of new podcast listenership, what’s the move for third-party podcast apps? What new opportunities are they best positioned to pursue? Should they double down on niche communities?

  • There are other factors in here as well (I’m curious about Liz Covart’s promotion on Apple and it’s effect…https://blog.oieahc.wm.edu/getting-itunes-feature/ ) but I’m tired of hearing “New & Noteworthy” doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter in the way how many new people think it does - but it does matter being front and center to a majority eyeballs.
    https://blog.pacific-content.com/apple-featured-my-indie-podcast-on-their-front-page-heres-what-happened-next-e6c22e52fc42

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Luminary Apologizes, Paywalls Go Portable, Avengers Endgame Discussion Post-Show - AL415

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  • Just to be fair, Luminary listened and made changes. Not so sure about the apology, but better than before. Could still be too little too late because the next story I think has a better future.
    https://medium.com/hearluminary/updates-to-luminary-99806e782fd6

  • This could be a game changer. Why aren’t more people talking about this? Is it because they’re leary of it actually working?
    https://rainnews.com/acast-enables-podcasters-to-go-premium-with-portable-paywalls/
    And look at this company that got no coverage (until Podnews readers pointed it out):  https://www.supportingcast.co/?utm_source=podnews.net&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=podnews.net:2019-05-03

  • From James Cridland’s weekly newsletter (not Podnews):
    I’ve spent the week without my MacBook Pro, which after just 26 months began to suffer from the tell-tale signs of an expanding battery. I’m getting a bit worried, given I’m doing two presentations next week - one to Rogers on Wednesday, and one at Canadian Music Week on Thursday (and no, they won’t be the same). I sure hope it’ll be ready to collect when Apple told me it will.
    Instead of my AUD$2699 MacBook Pro, I’ve been using my AUD$640 Chromebook for everything over the past week (using the same keyboard and big screen in the office as I always do). It’s been very interesting how capable the machine really is, and in many ways I rather prefer it. If you use Chromebooks, ChromeOSv74, which came out last week, has audio playback from Linux apps, so you can use Audacity or the much more preferable Reaper to edit audio if you want. I’ve been using my USB microphone and Auphonic Edit, instead.
    Joel, as the resident expert on podcast production on different devices, would love to hear your thoughts.

  • Something to note here: Spotify has half a million more daily active sessions than Pandora. iHeartRadio is 3rd and Radio.com, Cumulus, NPR appear tied for last on this chart and if you combine the bottom 4 they don’t even account for half of Pandora. Once you pick an app...you stay on that app.
    https://rainnews.com/webcast-listening-january-2019/

  • This article both encourages me and infuriates me at the same time:
    https://rainnews.com/spotify-dramatically-revolutionize-podcast-advertising-earnings-follow-up/

Avengers Endgame Discussion (it’s all post-show, so you don’t have to worry about spoilers if you haven’t seen it)

We forgot to talk about it, but here is TMR (Matthew Berry)’s Avengers Endgame Cameo explained and discussed: https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-fun-story-behind-an-avengers-endgame-cameo-you-pro-1834418343

Rebuilding Ruston, Rebuilding Luminary's Reputation? - AL414

Photo via Kyle McKaskle, Ruston, LA 2019.

Photo via Kyle McKaskle, Ruston, LA 2019.

Ruston, LA Hit with Tornado, Help the Rebuild and Recovery Efforts

https://www.ruston.org/storm-recovery.php?fbclid=IwAR308Kf-njC3XFy17_VynnQPf5Byqi7u2R-9a1gaLj4jF18ucKKK0LILwIU

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What Grinds My Gears...Staying in Your Lane - AL413

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  • Joel’s Pick - Welcome to Level 7 - Podcast about the Agents of SHIELD and the MCU. https://welcometolevelseven.com

  • Jay’s Pick - NFL Draft time - if you aren’t listening to my podcast, Next Fan Up, I highly recommend Scout’s Honor w/Dave Te’ Thomas (and Paul Crane). Dave has been writing the NFL Draft Prospect review book for the NFL for decades. He’s tied into a number of teams, including the world champion Patriots. He knows a thing or two about the NFL Draft. https://www.spreaker.com/show/scouts-honor

Podcast Consumer 2019 Reactions and Apple Podcasts on the Web - AL412

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Jay’s Pick - Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere. Only one GoT podcast had a new episode to react - Post Show Recaps w/Rob Cesternino. https://postshowrecaps.com

All’s Quiet on the Podcasting Front...Too Quiet - AL411

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Cleanfeed Multitrack & Podcasting Stats Dashboards - AL410

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Google Podcasts, Big Media Earnings Reports, Apple Event -AL409

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  • Google Podcasts is coming to the web! https://podnews.net/update/google-podcasts-web

  • But BBC Podcasts are leaving Google Podcasts: https://podnews.net/update/bbc-pulls-podcasts

  • Data on those listeners who use the almighty “pause” button:
    https://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/185027/data-nugget-on-finishing-a-podcast-listening-sessi?utm_source=podnews.net&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=podnews.net:2019-03-22

  • Quarter 1 is ending and earnings reports are in. Cumulus (Westwood One, CBS): Cumulus’ overall digital business – what’s called C-Suite – grew by more than 60% in 2018. Starting off at 46% growth in Q1 of 2018, digital revenue in Q4 grew by 76% according, to CEO Mary Berner, In 2016, according to Berner, Cumulus’ podcasting division generated $100,000 in revenue. In 2018 she says podcasting generated $12.5 million in profitable podcasting revenue.
    Libsyn: Libsyn says its podcasting revenue grew by 30%, and in total the company earned double the amount of revenue year on year: earning over US $22m. The company has $11m in the bank.
    Difference - Westwood One is running mostly re-purposed audio and according to my “money tree”, they are right on point with the numbers I could find that are public. Libsyn is mostly a podcast hosting company...their revenue is coming from people paying them to host their podcast. Which has bigger upside???

  • Also from the Libsyn statement (not sure why the news outlets skipped this part): In 2019, we plan to expand our Podcast hosting product to target Spanish speaking podcast producers as well as launch, what we believe to be, a revolutionary podcast advertising platform built specifically for the podcast industry.”

  • Apple Event - https://www.polygon.com/tv/2019/3/25/18202503/apple-tv-plus-channels-streaming-service

What are you Currently Listening to?

 Follow Jay on Twitter at @therealpodvader or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PodVaderPage/ and Joel at @therogueslife on Twitter or for everything else at ProPodcastingServices.com

Find us online anytime at AlwaysListeningPod.com and email us your questions to AlwaysListeningPod@gmail.com

You can subscribe to the show in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.
If you need help with your show, both Jay and Joel are available for consultation, just email us your needs.

Podcasting’s Cold War or Growing Up Comes w/Growing Pains - AL408

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Follow Jay on Twitter at @therealpodvader or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PodVaderPage/ and Joel at @therogueslife on Twitter or for everything else at ProPodcastingServices.com

Find us online anytime at AlwaysListeningPod.com and email us your questions to AlwaysListeningPod@gmail.com

You can subscribe to the show in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.
If you need help with your show, both Jay and Joel are available for consultation, just email us your needs.

2019 Infinite Dial, Apple's Money Tree and Podfest 2019 - AL407

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Followup

Podfest 2019 recap

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The 2019 Infinite Dial Report (free to download at www.edisonresearch.com)
https://www.edisonresearch.com/infinite-dial-2019/

Follow Jay on Twitter at @therealpodvader or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PodVaderPage/ and Joel at @therogueslife on Twitter or for everything else at ProPodcastingServices.com

Find us online anytime at AlwaysListeningPod.com and email us your questions to AlwaysListeningPod@gmail.com

You can subscribe to the show in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.


If you need help with your show, both Jay and Joel are available for consultation, just email us your needs.

Where is Podcasting Growing? - AL406

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Followup

Ad insertion in the middle of a sentence. It'll be fixed from now on. My apologies.

Podcast News

  • From HotPod:
    Lisa Chao is now a senior editor on The Daily, Leaving Gimlet where she was the host of the Startup podcast

  • Scripps, who own Triton Digital and Stitcher, have seen revenue grow by 41% in Q4 2018, according to new results from the company. Revenue for Stitcher, which includes Midroll, was up 64% to $16.7 million.  And yet Lex Friedman their former Chief Business Development Officer and Korri Kolesa their former CRO left for Art19.

  • Want to make it to Podfest 2019?: http://bit.ly/2ELBo9K

  • Want to get some deals, even though you can't go?: https://propodcastingservices.com/podfest/

What are you Currently Listening to?

Follow Jay on Twitter at @therealpodvader or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PodVaderPage/ and Joel at @therogueslife on Twitter or for everything else at ProPodcastingServices.com

Find us online anytime at AlwaysListeningPod.com and email us your questions to AlwaysListeningPod@gmail.com

You can subscribe to the show in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.
If you need help with your show, both Jay and Joel are available for consultation, just email us your needs.

Is This Big Podcasting? - AL405

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Year one of Paid Listens from Radio Public: 

https://about.radiopublic.com/2019/02/12/year-one-of-paid-listens/?utm_source=podnews.net&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=podnews.net:2019-02-14

Tom Webster is a very very very smart man:

https://medium.com/@webby2001/how-big-should-podcasting-be-fac8c2c7f85f

Trivial Warfare crew up for Trivia Hall of Fame - want to discuss podcasts looking for validation in their niche instead of just among their podcast peers. Vote for the TWA crew: http://www.triviahalloffame.com/vote/vote.php

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Joel & Jay’s Pick - 

The Ron Burgundy Show discussion https://www.iheart.com/podcast/the-ron-burgundy-podcast-30270227/

Follow Jay on Twitter at @therealpodvader or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PodVaderPage/ and Joel at @therogueslife on Twitter or for everything else at ProPodcastingServices.com

Find us online anytime at AlwaysListeningPod.com and email us your questions to AlwaysListeningPod@gmail.com

You can subscribe to the show in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.


If you need help with your show, both Jay and Joel are available for consultation, just email us your needs.

Live Shows, Spotify Predictions and iHeart Recommendations - AL404


Followup

  • Joel talks about the New Orleans MBMBaM Live show and supporting podcasters through live shows period.

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What are you Currently Listening to?

Follow Jay on Twitter at @therealpodvader or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PodVaderPage/ and Joel at @therogueslife on Twitter or for everything else at ProPodcastingServices.com

Find us online anytime at AlwaysListeningPod.com and email us your questions to AlwaysListeningPod@gmail.com

You can subscribe to the show in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.


If you need help with your show, both Jay and Joel are available for consultation, just email us your needs.

Gimlet AND Anchor are Bought by Spotify!!!! More to Come? - AL403

Jay and Joel hold an emergency podcast to discuss the titanic news that broke this morning. Spotify has aquired BOTH Gimlet Media AND Anchor. What does it mean for podcasting? Well, that’s what this episode is about.

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You know that thing we were talking about yesterday? - https://investors.spotify.com/financials/press-release-details/2019/Spotify-Announces-Strategic-Acquisitions-to-Accelerate-Growth-in-Podcasting/default.aspx

Follow Jay on Twitter at @therealpodvader or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PodVaderPage/ and Joel at @therogueslife on Twitter or for everything else at ProPodcastingServices.com

Find us online anytime at AlwaysListeningPod.com and email us your questions to AlwaysListeningPod@gmail.com

You can subscribe to the show in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.


If you need help with your show, both Jay and Joel are available for consultation, just email us your needs.

Gimlet Gets Bought!? - AL402

Followup

  • Sound issues - Joel was experimenting w/video, should be better from here on out. Good lesson not to put the cart before the horse.

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  • Joel’s Pick -

  • Jay’s Pick -

  • So cheating again because I’m a sports guy. Scout’s Honor is from Paul Crane (TV broadcaster) and Dave Te-Thomas who is head of scouting and has the ears of almost every NFL team. Good show to listen to now that the NFL offseason is here. Loads of inside info:
    https://www.spreaker.com/show/scouts-honor


Follow Jay on Twitter at @therealpodvader or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PodVaderPage/ and Joel at @therogueslife on Twitter or for everything else at ProPodcastingServices.com

Find us online anytime at AlwaysListeningPod.com and email us your questions to AlwaysListeningPod@gmail.com

You can subscribe to the show in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.


If you need help with your show, both Jay and Joel are available for consultation, just email us your needs.

Always Listening to Cameron Reilly, Australian Podcast Pioneer

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*Explicit Language Warning* Cam has a colorful manner of speaking and I don't edit it down for this episode. Watch the little ears!*

Cameron Reilly, cohost of The Bullshit Filter, Life of Caesar and more, joins Joel to talk about his life in podcasting, and independent media which started in 2004. With claims to "fame" as the first Australian podcaster and the first person to use a recorded Skype call for a podcast in the world.

Cam is a straight shooter who spends most of his days shooting straight at Ray Harris, his cohost for Life of Caesar, BS Filter and other podcasts and projects across the interwebs.

If you like learning about the beginning of things, hearing about the future of podcasting or learning some of the inside workings of a popular podcasting empire from Down Under, this episode is perfect for you.

Keep up with Cam's latest efforts at 

http://DeepDiveDocumentaries.com or

http://CameronReilly.com

And subscribe to any of his podcasts by visiting: http://thepodcastnetwork.com

Yep. He's THE podcast network. That's another thing Cam was first at.

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Always Listening to Jay “Pod Vader” Soderberg

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Joel’s podcasting hero, Jay Pod Vader Soderberg, joins the podcast to talk about his career in media, radio, podcating and life in and out of companies like ESPN, Blog Talk Radio, Spreaker and more.

'Podcasts don't have a "middle" ... radio is nothing but "middle."'

 

Pod Vader was the backbone of ESPN’s launch into podcasting producing dozens of shows at once and featuring in many of them on-air as well as behind the scenes. At the top of his field and working for the biggest player in the space, he leapt out to help independent producers with Blog Talk Radio (now Voxnest) helping small shows, big shows and everything in between make money right away using dynamic advertising.

Starting the next phase of his career, we look over all of his jobs and experiences while speculating about what’s next in the podcast space. To hear from Jay regularly, find The Next FanUp podcast or follow him on Twitter at @TheRealPodVader

Join us for a great conversation about radio, podcasting, the audio industry and more.

Picking up Hope at the Airport - My Podcast Movement 2018 Story

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Joel Sharpton, Chief Editing Officer for Pro Podcasting Services details his trip to and from Podcast Movement 2018 with the “point” coming in at around 15:00, so feel free to jump to the mushy part. We’re all more alike than we are different and travel has shown that to this country boy. Thankful and mis-quoting Mark Twain, Joel “rambles on” to the point about Podcast Movement, airport hours and antiseptic eventually. Stick with this kid, he’s going places.

If you’d like to get a taste of the Podcast Movement experience (or if you missed out on sessions while there) grab the Virtual Ticket and get ALL the sessions including mine: https://podcastmovement.teachable.com/?affcode=168037_zti6mzmg&utm_campaign=custom_email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=student_mailer