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

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Podcast News

  • 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?

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

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Podcast News

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

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

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Followup

Podfest 2019 recap

Podcast News

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

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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

Podcast News

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

What are you Currently Listening to?

Joel & Jay’s Pick - 

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

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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.

Podcast News

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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.


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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.

Followup

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

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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.

Podcast News

What are you Currently Listening to?

  • 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

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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

Always Listening to Cocaine and Rhinestones with Tyler Mahan Coe

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It's not often that this show has guests. It's not often that Joel turns into a bit of a fanboy, but both of those things happen in this episode as Tyler Mahan Coe, creator and host of Cocaine and Rhinestones: The History of Country Music, joins Joel to talk about the creation of that show, it's future and how not to get sued (or thrown out of the family barbecue).

To hear more from Tyler, visit https://cocaineandrhinestones.com and don't forget to tell him we sent you.

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Always Watching Gamertag Radio: a Podcast Story with Joel AND Josh

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Josh is back in the studio for this one, as the boys discuss Gamertag Radio: A Podcast Story, a new documentary available on Twitch and YouTube about the podcast, Gamertag Radio. The podcast is celebrating 13 years of production from Danny, Pete and Parris.

Find the show at http://www.gamertagradio.com and watch the new documentary right here: https://youtu.be/pCFZvp9rX5E

Always Listening to Create Something Awesome Today by Roberto Blake

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Season Three starts with something different. Joel is on his own talking about community connections and the weird places you end up learning something new from.

Roberto Blake is the host of the Create Something Awesome Today Podcast, helping podcasters, bloggers and video creators up their game, while inspiring career professionals to create awesome in their own jobs.

Find everything from Roberto at http://robertoblake.com

Also, hear what’s next for Always Listening.

Always Listening to The Dollop (featuring Matt McKenney)

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Matt McKenney is the guest host for this episode of Always Listening as we cover The Dollop from Gareth Reynolds and Dave Anthony. Find out more about the show (as well as Dave and Gareth) at http://www.dolloppodcast.com/
Find Matt McKenney and The Roadhouse Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheRoadhouseShow/?fref=ts

 

And don’t forget if you’d like to order an Always Listening Nixon T-shirt for just $15, get that order in today right here: https://propodcastingservices.com/shop/tshirt

 

Always Listening to The Blood Drawn Chronicles (Patreon Review Special)

Josh is back in the studio with Joel to record this special Patreon-requested review of The Blood Drawn Chronicles. The boys cover this narrative audio drama podcast with a spoiler-free discussion before breaking a few parts of the first season's narrative down in a spoiler-light discussion (clearly noted in audio so as to not spoil you!) Find more about the show at https://www.blooddrawn.com

Always Listening to Timesuck with Dan Cummins (featuring Guest Host Jay Soderbergh aka Pod Vader)

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Jay Soderbergh, aka Pod Vader, joins Joel to discuss and review Timesuck with Dan Cummins. You can find the show and more about Dan at http://timesuckpodcast.com

Pod Vader is the award-winning producer behind the beginnings of ESPN's Podcenter and is currently the Head of Content for Blog Talk Radio. He's also the host of The Next Fan Up Podcast featuring super-fans from every NFL team.

Join Always Listening on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/AlwaysListeningPod/ and support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/Alwayspod

Always Listening 3rd Annual Christmas Special

'Tis the Season, for Josh and Joel to outsource their podcast. Every year we invite some other podcaster friends to share a podcast or episode they'd "give" to someone this holiday season. This year we're joined by Jennifer Briney from Congressional Dish, Aaron Mahnke from Lore and Jonathan, Carmela and Chris from Trivial Warfare. With a special appearance by the gang from Podcaster's Group Therapy. Podcasts mentioned in this episode: Congressional Dish - Jennifer Briney - Ronna and Beverlyhttp://www.earwolf.com/show/ronna-beverly/

Lore - Aaron Mahnke - Love and Radio “The Living Room”http://loveandradio.org/2015/03/the-living-room/

Trivial Warfare

Carmela - Hadron Gospel Hour - http://www.hadrongospelhour.com

Wooden Overcoats - http://www.woodenovercoats.com

 

Chris - The Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast - http://notsam.com/wrestlingpodcast/

The West Wing Weekly - http://thewestwingweekly.com

 

Jonathan - No Such Thing as a Fish - http://qi.com/podcast

 

Joel - Robot or Not - https://www.theincomparable.com/robot/

Josh - Podcaster’s Group Therapy - http://podcastersgrouptherapy.com