Arizona State University: Podcast helps make sense of nonsensical time

Arizona State University: Podcast helps make sense of nonsensical time. “…a rise in the spread and abundance of misinformation has made even the savviest among us stop and scratch our heads more than a few times before retweeting. That’s the bad news. The good news is that we’re not alone, and there are ways to help make sense of a seemingly nonsensical time. That’s what Arizona State University professors Michael Simeone and Shawn Walker want to help listeners of their new podcast be able to do.”

MIT News: New website features podcasts from around MIT

MIT News: New website features podcasts from around MIT. “The Office of Open Learning has created MIT Podcasts, an app that gathers all of MIT’s podcasts onto one page, with a list of new episodes updated daily. With some 30 podcasts from over a dozen departments, initiatives, offices, and clubs, the content represents a wide range of interests and expertise from across the MIT community.”

Tubefilter: Amazon To Begin Hosting Podcasts, Sets Exclusive Series With DJ Khaled, Dan Patrick, More

Tubefilter: Amazon To Begin Hosting Podcasts, Sets Exclusive Series With DJ Khaled, Dan Patrick, More. “Millions of podcast episodes are now available for free within Amazon Music in the U.S., U.K., Germany, and Japan — and can be accessed whether or not listeners are paying Amazon Music subscribers. (Amazon Music offers both ad-supported and paid tiers, with an ad-free membership coming complete with an Amazon Prime subscription). Podcasts will be available via the Amazon Music app on Android and iOS, on the web, and via Amazon’s Echo smart speakers.”

Google Blog: Playlists that bring the news home

Google Blog: Playlists that bring the news home. “Podcasting is more popular than ever, and news is the fastest-growing category in podcasts. But there often tends to be a focus on national and broader news topics; it’s harder to find on-demand quality audio journalism at the local level, or about things that are personally relevant to listeners…. Last fall, we launched our smart audio news playlist Your News Update on Google Assistant. Now, Your News Update is coming to Google Podcasts to make it easier for millions of podcast users in the U.S. to easily discover and listen to the news that’s especially timely and relevant to them.”

Library of Congress: American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress Launches Podcast ‘America Works’

Library of Congress: American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress Launches Podcast ‘America Works’. “Each 10-minute episode of ‘America Works’ introduces listeners to an individual worker whose first-person narrative adds to the wealth of our shared national experience. On Thursday, Sept. 3, the first four episodes will become available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and at loc.gov/podcasts. A new episode will be released weekly and featured on the Library’s social media channels beginning Thursday, Sept. 10.”

Wired: How to (Finally) Listen to All Those Podcasts in Your Queue

Wired: How to (Finally) Listen to All Those Podcasts in Your Queue . “WITH COMMUTES CUT, gyms closed, and pandemic cleaning completed, you might be finding it difficult to keep up with all of your podcast downloads. Episodes for your existing subscriptions accumulate while your idle time on the internet means you discover new podcasts to try, such as shows dedicated to Covid or those recommended for kids stuck at home. With more than a million podcasts to choose from, including our own brand-new Get WIRED podcast and our Gadget Lab podcast, you can use these tips to manage a flood of streams.”

Revelstoke Review: Revelstoke’s forestry museum launches podcasts and new website

Revelstoke Review: Revelstoke’s forestry museum launches podcasts and new website. “Gary Xie started working for the [BC Interior Forestry Museum] in mid-May from his home in Surrey, Ont. He has never seen the museum and never been to Revelstoke. He was supposed to move to Revelstoke at the half-way point of his contract, however, he had trouble finding safe, single-space accommodation. However Xie continued to work remotely, updating the museums website and eventually, creating a podcast for the museum, featuring professionals in the local forestry industry.”

National Library of New Zealand: Introducing the Library Loudhailer

National Library of New Zealand: Introducing the Library Loudhailer . “The first podcast off the rank will be a conversation with Paul Diamond, one of the curators of the Pūkana exhibition (Te Ihi, Te Wehi, Te Wana – Moments in Māori performance) currently on show at the National Library in Wellington until the 30th of July 2020. We talk about developing the exhibition, what Paul learnt about the exhibition process and the joy of working in a team. Among Paul’s whirlwind description of the exhibition, he elaborates on the intricacies and purpose of the traditional Māori carved karetao (wooden puppets), delves into the power of haka, looks at the photography of Māori school pupils by Ans Westra, and grapples with the explosion that is the te reo singing heavy metal band Alien Weaponry.”

NiemanLab: With masks and sanitized mics, podcast pros tiptoe back into in-person interviews

NiemanLab: With masks and sanitized mics, podcast pros tiptoe back into in-person interviews. “Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 267, dated July 21, 2020. Hey everybody, Caroline here — Nick’s taking a break this week, so this edition is largely coming to you from me and some excellent contributors. Let’s get into this one.”

Not just listening: Podcast monitoring tools find their place in the dashboard (PR Week)

PR Week: Not just listening: Podcast monitoring tools find their place in the dashboard. “Nearly 90 million Americans are listening to podcasts each week, according to Edison Research. And while the media type has been on the scene for more than a decade, monitoring capabilities have appeared much more recently amid growing demand.”

The Verge: Anchor will now let you make video calls into audio podcasts

The Verge: Anchor will now let you make video calls into audio podcasts. “Anchor, a podcast-making app owned by Spotify, will now let you take recordings of your video calls and chats and turn them into podcasts (via TechCrunch). If you’ve been doing a regular Zoom meetup with your friends to talk about Animal Crossing: New Horizons town designs, for example, this new tool could help you turn those conversations into a podcast you can publish and share.”

TechHive: Spotify rolls out curated podcast playlists for true crime fanatics, foodies, and more

TechHive: Spotify rolls out curated podcast playlists for true crime fanatics, foodies, and more. “Spotify’s new podcast playlists feature categories ranging from celebrity interviews and climate change to dating advice and true crime, with playlist selections updated on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis.”

Google Blog: Discover podcasts you’ll love with Google Podcasts, now on iOS

Google Blog: Discover podcasts you’ll love with Google Podcasts, now on iOS. “We’ve redesigned the Google Podcasts app to make it easier to discover podcasts you’ll love, build your list of go-to podcasts, and customize your listening. To support listeners on more platforms, we’re also bringing Google Podcasts to iOS for the first time and adding support for subscriptions on Google Podcasts for Web.”

MakeUseOf: Anchor Makes It Easier to Record Podcasts With Friends

MakeUseOf: Anchor Makes It Easier to Record Podcasts With Friends. “There has never been a better time to start a podcast. With many countries in lockdown due to the spread of COVID-19, recording a podcast is a more productive use of your time than watching Netflix 24/7. And Anchor wants to help you get started podcasting. Everyone either already has a podcast, or has ambitions to start one. However, talking into a microphone by yourself isn’t as much fun as chatting with friends. Which is where Anchor’s Record With Friends 2.0 comes in, making remote podcasting a breeze.”