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I’m in witness protection after criticising the Podcast Ranker: Daily Podcast’s Josh Janssen

Wednesday 29 January, 2020
On the Daily Talkshow podcast this week, Josh Janssen has criticised subscribers to the Australian Podcast Ranker for gaming the system.

After examining the way the ranker works, and criticising it for being limited to a select few broadcasters (see our earlier article about how it operates) Janssen says he has worked out how publishers are gaming the system to maximise their position in the ranking by releasing multiple versions of the same show

How does the Podcast Ranker work?

Thursday 05 December, 2019

One of our readers, known as Gumbuoy  on social media, responded sceptically to our recent article about the latest podcast ranker figures, questioning several aspects of the methodology.

Are you using chapters in your podcast?

Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Chapters are an underutilised feature of podcasting, but one that may help navigation and sharing of your content.

In a recent blog post, the podcast hosting platform Whooshkaa points out that chapters are now more readily supported by Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Overcast and others, making them very useful for podcast creators.

Acast scores with first original podcast

Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Acast, has launched its first original podcast series, The Score: Bank Robber Diaries, following the captivating story of Southern California’s most prolific bank robber Joe Loya, who went from an abused child to big-time criminal, and then a former convict with a shot at redemption.
 

It's been a big day for... Goat

Saturday 09 November, 2019

Like the world needs more popular culture podcasts... like, because there's not enough out there.

8 Podcast Tech must haves

Friday 08 November, 2019

In a recent presentation by Triton Digital, the company outlined 7 ‘must haves’ for successful commercially viable podcasting. And we have added one more.

What makes a successful (and profitable) podcast? #RadioAlive2019

Friday 18 October, 2019

Similar to the age old question of what came first the chicken or the egg, when we think of podcasting, we can ask the same question – what came first, the content or the revenue? 
 
Chaired by Jamie Chaux from Commercial Radio Australia, four speakers start discussing how people are using podcasts and how advertisers are integrating into on-demand audio.
 
“It was 12 months ago when we talked about podcasting on this stage.  So what has changed in the last 12 months,” begins Chaux.
 

Hedley Thomas talks about the making of Teachers Pet #RadioAlive2019

Friday 18 October, 2019
“I was always troubled that her death had never gone before a court. I felt a reinvestigation could deliver justice,” Teachers Pet podcast producer Hedley Thomas told today’s Radio Alive conference.

“I didn’t have a budget for voice actors so I pulled in people from everywhere, my wife, a friend from golf…” Hedley Thomas told Ben Fordham in a Q & A about how the award winning podcast was made.

Podcasts overtake music, radio stays on top in 2019 Share of Audio study #RadioAlive2019

Friday 18 October, 2019

Australians are spending seven minutes more time every day listening to audio entertainment than last year, with radio staying dominant and podcasts overtaking owned music for the first time, according to the fourth annual GfK Share of Audio study just released at the Radio Alive conference.

In a typical day, consumers spend three hours and 28 minutes listening to audio, seven minutes more than last year.

Women are closing the gap in podcast listening

Thursday 17 October, 2019

Westwood One’s Podcast Download – Fall 2019 Report, has been released and highlights some interesting trends, especially among women who continue to close the gap in time spent listening to podcasts.

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