Usually my Tuesday episodes are 30 minute interviews. This week’s was an hour. I explain my thought process here.
Black podcasting awards: https://blackpodawards.com/?utm_source=podnews.net&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=podnews.net%3A2020-06-15
Don Lemon’s new podcast about the racial divide in America is called “Silence is not an option.”
Spotify’s venture into podcasting, as featured on CNN: https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/15/media/spotify-podcasts-risk-takers/index.html
Don’t neglect TuneIn, as their download numbers may be 8 times higher than you thought, says PodNews: https://podnews.net/article/eight-times-bigger-podcast-user-agents?utm_source=podnews.net&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=podnews.net:2020-06-16
Here’s a link to add your podcast if you haven’t yet. https://help.tunein.com/contact/add-podcast-S19TR3Sdf
Reuters, the wire service, has a new platform that gives podcasters access to half a million of their news clips to use in their show. Here’s the press release: https://podnews.net/press-release/reuters-launches-audio-services?utm_source=podnews.net&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=podnews.net:2020-06-17
Podcast listening at home jumped from 44% to 70% during the pandemic, no surprise there: https://www.edisonresearch.com/share-of-time-spent-listening-to-audio-at-home-in-the-u-s-increases-44-during-covid-19-disruption/?utm_source=podnews.net&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=podnews.net:2020-06-17
Sirius XM has bought Simplecast – my preferred hosting platform (disclaimer: I am a Simplecast referral partner). It shows me that yet another big media company wants in, and that I chose a desirable platform. SiriusXM already owns Pandora and ad service Adswizz, but they promise not to place ads in your show unless you want them.
Finally, Joe Rogan is not the only big name to land a deal with Spotify. Kim Kardashian West just signed a contract with them as well. I mention this so I can put both names in my show notes, and hopefully help my SEO.