True crime podcasts draw listeners from all over the globe and are some of the most well-known podcasts about, just think Serial. As our #YEPS campaign continues, this week we talk to local journalist turned true-crime podcaster, Richard O Jones, who relays crime stories in a historical context, about how he got his show off the ground and what keeps him going.
Our #YEPS – Your Epic Podcast Story campaign has kicked off with nurse and advisor on all things cosmetic and aesthetic, Paula Young, who gets things started by sharing with us her epic podcast story! It’s A Young Thing demonstrates that also the more specific podcast topics can gain mainstream popularity with listeners and even get you recognized in unexpected places!
If you’re a person who loves to plan and hates leaving things to the last minute, then our latest updates will be right up your street!
At Spreaker we’re aware of how much easier things are when you have the opportunity to get things done ahead of time, and podcasting is no different. That’s exactly why we’ve made it possible to share episode links, schedule social sharing and embed episodes in your blog – all of which are unpublished and all well in advance.
Listening to podcasts is becoming increasingly popular, with more and more people turning to them for their fix of series to binge on. In The Infinite Dial’s latest report, 24% of Americans said that they had listened to a podcast in the last month – a staggering number.
The rising interest in podcasts, is down to a combination of factors: celebrities using them to express their opinions, TV comedy shows being based around the medium and hit shows grabbing the attention of the masses. All of this is great news for podcasting, and what better way to reach this new market of listeners than Spotify?
So, you’re thinking about starting a company podcast but you haven’t got round to doing it yet, we give you three reasons why this form of audio content might be just what your business’s content strategy needs.
In this digital age, podcasts make marketing sense, less people are reading and more people own mobile devices, meaning you need to adapt your content strategy to cater to these changes and when done right, this easily shareable content will allow your business’s message to reach far and wide.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls and Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 have been the runaway hits of 2016 and 2017 and now the Rebel Girls movement has been turned into a podcast – ten amazing adventures read by ten captivating storytellers for inspiring girls (and boys!) everywhere to be their own person and unafraid of being different. We were lucky enough to get the chance to chat with the books’ authors, Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli, about it and what the future holds for Rebel Girls!
“Video killed the radio star,” sang The Buggles in 1979. For almost 40 years they were so right that some people might have thought that they were soothsayers.
Recently, something’s changed and the radio stars — or the podcast stars, to be precise — are finally having their revenge! Podcasts are becoming increasingly popular, and some of them are so well-followed that even companies are using this medium as a way to conquer new audiences and drive the product they’re selling.
Babbel, the world’s leading language learning app, started an Italian podcast called 4 Verticale in February 2016. The two hosts, Stefano and Giulia, are storytellers who share their experiences with listeners: living abroad, being expats, making fools of themselves in foreign languages, and also sharing Venetian words that are used all over the world and Italian vintage insults. It’s all about being interesting, funny and engaging their audience.
Want to finally get the ball rolling on your podcast business? The Podcast Host Academy provides helpful coaching and courses that can help you launch, grow, and earn an income from your content.
We spoke with Colin Gray, founder of The Podcast Host Academy, about podcasting’s latest shift in focus.