8 July 2023 So much has happened with rival social media apps and services in the last fortnight that it felt time to evaluate, check in with everyone and suggest to Mark Zuckerberg that the soon to be defunct Stitcher podcast app and website would be a good domain purchase to go with his new Threads.
6 July 2023 ABCTV made a funny, tongue in cheek video in the midst of the pandemic and lockdowns advising people to stop making podcasts because they had nothing better to do. The video is unavailable now sadly, as is, according to recent Listen Notes data, the will and time to create new audio products.
6 July 2023 Toni Lodge and Ryan Jon Dunn, from the Spotify Toni and Ryan podcast begin a marathon 50+ hour livestream this Friday July 7 at 9am. Each minute marks a Patreon member who has signed up and that number, and thus the livestream time, keeps growing.
30 June 2023 If you are having reservations about using AI in your podcast creation, don’t. A new Acast survey indicates that listeners are supportive of this new technology towards making content more accessible and a better listening experience.
28 June 2023 Acast continue to provide tailored options for Australian podcasters and advertisers. After allowing advertisers to utilise their first-party data towards more effective campaigns, they are now expanding their self-serve podcast advertising platform to let advertisers buy host-read sponsorships across the Acast Marketplace.
22 June 2023 In February 2021 Spotify announced that Spotify HiFi was on its way to premium subscribers. May that year Apple Music and Amazon gazumped Spotify by both offering high res, lossless audio music tracks for no extra change. I will note that both also increased their standard monthly subscription costs by $1 in the US and £1 in the UK per month late last year. All the while Spotify have kept the blurb about HiFi coming on their website and chosen not to talk about it, if asked.
18 June 2023 Edison Research and SXM Media have studied the listening habits of just over a thousand US Gen Z (13-24) people with responses showing enthusiastic and even binge consumption, preparedness to take action on podcast advertisements and a resonance with topics they want to explore or are a unique perspective and authentic hosts.
14 June 2023 Hamish and Andy have taken top spot of the Australian Podcast Ranker in Triton Digital’s latest release, with previous top Casefile True Crime having greater monthly downloads, just shy of 3 million. Both also cracked the million mark for monthly listeners for the first time.
30 May 2023 The Australian, Hedley Thomas, David Murray, Claire Harvey and Matthew Condon have released a third instalment called The Teacher’s Accuser, to follow on from The Teacher's Pet and The Teacher's Trial podcasts.
24 May 2023 98Five Sonshine FM in Perth has launched two new and uniquely different podcasts, What’s Up Doc? And Sandgropers, with Executive Producer and announcer at Sonshine, Leah Tindale saying, “Bespoke podcasts by community radio and media companies are long overdue.”
23 May 2023 I saw the story yesterday about how the iHeart Podcast Australia and ARN’s new release podcast Your News Now was “the most technically advanced” show of its type. I’ve given it a listen and gained a far greater appreciation for both the technology and what it offers the daily news cycle.
22 May 2023 9News Queensland presenter Melissa Downes and Nine Producer Jess Lodge have launched a six-part podcast series called ‘Hannah’s Story’. It explores of the murder of Hannah Clarke and her three children at the hands of Hannah’s estranged husband, the children’s father in February 2020 and the nationwide anger and conversation around coercive control that resulted.
16 May 2023 Casefile True Crime has resumed top position on Triton Digital's Australian Podcast Ranker. The top ten features an array of genres including crime, comedy, pop culture, news and catch-up radio with only one, Stuff You Should Know at No 9, produced outside Australia.
9 April 2023 Younger people don’t listen on radios but they do listen to radio., we have to be on any device of their choice. “The longer they stay in our ecosystem the more they discover what else we offer and spend more time with all our content. Listnr represents their AUDIO world, not just their radio or podcast world… Forget the platform and talk about the world of audio,” urged SCA’s Grant Blackley.