8 August 2023 NZME's Flava and iHeartRadio have launched Island Roots Auckland Ways, a podcast celebrating Pasifika youth culture in Aotearoa New Zealand, hosted by Flava drive host Mariner (Maz) Fagaiava and academic and creative, Allyssa Verner-Pula.
7 August 2023 Australian true crime podcast Wanted has launched, with One Minute Remaining host Jack Laurence interviewing people who have been, or are currently, wanted by authorities in connection with alleged criminal activities.
7 August 2023 Delving into the complexities and myths surrounding weight in Aotearoa New Zealand, the NZ Herald and New Zealand Media and Entertainment’s (NZME’s) Podcast Network have launched Chewing the Facts, a podcast hosted by NZ Herald columnist Sasha Borissenko.
6 August 2023 Edison Research has released a Podcast Metrics ranker showing the top 50 Podcasts that reach the most people age 13+ in the U.S. for Q2 2023. I took the US version and compared it to the latest Australian Podcast Ranker to see how much overlap there was in what we are listening to.
31 July 2023 ANZ, audio agency Eardrum and creative agency Dave Clark are launching 5 in 5 with ANZ, a daily financial markets podcast hosted by Bernard Hickey featuring the news, trends and insights from ANZ economists based around the world.
31 July 2023 Edison Research’s Share of Ear survey measures what people listen to, for how long and where. They’ve taken a closer look at podcasting’s share of all listening by location in the US for all populations 13+ and the results are interesting.
26 July 2023 With podcasting allowing advertisers to better target their audience, Veritonic, the industry’s comprehensive audio analytics and research platform, and Acast have partnered to analyse commonalities and differences in how this advertising plays out worldwide.
21 July 2023 In a giant leap forward for the podcast industry, iHeartMedia and LinkedIn have announced a strategic partnership. It aims to leverage iHeartMedia's infrastructure and distribution capabilities with LinkedIn's global community, introducing new offerings to the business podcast space.
19 July 2023 Podcasts are also increasingly valuing the music that accompanies the conversation, with Joe Gould’s debut album Nobody Joins a Cult, the first example I can think of where compositions were specifically created for Sarah Steel’s Let’s Talk About Sects, an independent Australian podcast which takes a deep dive into one cult per episode.
19 July 2023 PodPoll 2023, the annual audio survey presented by Australian podcast production house Deadset Studios and market research firm Insightfully has confirmed our favourite listening genres but also some surprising emerging trends and untapped opportunities in the podcasting landscape.
19 July 2023 The latest Australian Podcast Ranker has shown little change in the rankings, with Hamish and Andy No 1, Casefile True Crime second and Mamamia Out Loud third for the second consecutive month. There was no change in the Top 10.