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.”

Android Community: Google launches new Apps, Games, and Insights podcast

Android Community: Google launches new Apps, Games, and Insights podcast. “If you’re interested in the inner workings of the developers of some of your favorite apps and games and this multi-billion industry, there are a lot of materials that you can search for out there. But Google is making it a bit easier for you by launching a new podcast called Apps, Games, and Insights. It will bring listeners “insights, stories, and learnings” from the industry experts and the people and companies behind some of the most popular apps and games out there.”

How to start a podcast in 2020: A step-by-step guide for beginners (Creative Boom)

Creative Boom: How to start a podcast in 2020: A step-by-step guide for beginners. “Well, it’s been three weeks since The Creative Boom Podcast went live, and I have to say, it’s been hugely rewarding. It’s already opened doors. People are approaching me, sending me lovely messages, and I’m growing my network. It’s given me a real boost. If you’ve wanted to launch a podcast, but something has held you back – whether that’s fear, lack of time or not knowing how – I’ve pulled together some beginner tips to help.”

Fanta Tracks: Be a part of the Fantha Tracks Star Wars fan created video database

Fantha Tracks: Be a part of the Fantha Tracks Star Wars fan created video database. “From its launch, Fantha Tracks have supported our fellow Star Wars podcast creators in promoting their shows, and our readers in discovering new and exciting audio content in the form of our Podcast A-Z Database. Now, Fantha Tracks wants to expand that to the realm of Star Wars fan made videos.”

TechCrunch: Want podcasts to remain independent? Support independent podcasts

TechCrunch: Want podcasts to remain independent? Support independent podcasts. “With corporate involvement in podcasting come things like exclusives — company-produced programs that only exist on specific paid services (yes, I’m fully aware that I’m writing this on a site that recently launched a premium content tier, but we all need to monetize in the way we see fit). But the truth is the same with podcasters as it is with creatives in virtually ever medium: The people making the thing generally want as many people to engage with it as possible. But the lure of a living wage is a powerful one.”

Motherboard: Someone Turned 50,000 Hours of UFO Podcasts Into a Searchable Database

Motherboard: Someone Turned 50,000 Hours of UFO Podcasts Into a Searchable Database. “a UFO enthusiast and barrister in England who goes by the pseudonym Isaac Koi is transcribing archives of UFO-related shows. So far, he’s catalogued over 50,000 podcast episodes and videos.”

Tennessee State Library and Archives: Welcome to the Stories from the Sixteenth State podcast!

Tennessee State Library and Archives: Welcome to the Stories from the Sixteenth State podcast!. “The Tennessee State Library and Archives is happy to announce the creation of a new podcast called Stories from the Sixteenth State. The title references Tennessee’s 1796 admission to the Union as the 16th state. The podcast will examine the people, places, and events that have shaped Tennessee’s history.”

Newswise: American Society of Anesthesiologists Launches New Podcasts

Newswise: American Society of Anesthesiologists Launches New Podcasts. “The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today announced the launch of two new monthly podcasts. ‘Central Line,’ which focuses on providing physician anesthesiologists, the anesthesia care team and anesthesiology community with lively discussions on the latest issues impacting the field, and ‘Residents in a Room,’designed to provide residents and medical students with entertaining, yet vital, conversations about the essential tools needed to succeed in residency and in their career.”

Google Classroom (still) to the rescue: Blogging, vlogging, and podcasting (Ditch that Textbook)

Ditch that Textbook: Google Classroom (still) to the rescue: Blogging, vlogging, and podcasting. “My top performing post by far debuted in January, 2018, and deals with how to use the new Google Sites for blogging while combining it with Google Classroom to provide our students with the authentic audience they need and the feedback via comments that are still safe. Since then, I’ve opened up the platforms to include Adobe Spark Page and Wakelet, giving my high school students control over which platform they prefer, but I still sitesmash (like an app smash…but with websites) with Google Classroom to give me the control over the comments that I prefer.”

Poynter: Podcasting has a discoverability problem. Here’s a tool that can solve that.

Poynter: Podcasting has a discoverability problem. Here’s a tool that can solve that.. “You name a topic and there’s a podcast about it. The big problem is finding what you’re looking for or, maybe moreso, finding what you don’t know you want to hear. A tool called Headliner is solving the discoverability issue in podcasting in a couple different ways, for both consumers and creators.”