Times of Israel: Yale launches Holocaust survivors podcast. “The series launched this week with the testimony of Martin Schiller, a Jewish man from Poland who described his experiences in the concentration and slave labor camps of Plaszow, Skarzysko-Kamienna, Buchenwald and Theresienstadt.”
The Verge: YouTube creators are turning the site into a podcast network. “Several YouTubers — including Logan Paul, Marques Brownlee, and Emma Chamberlain — have launched podcasts in the last year. They’re all available through traditional audio platforms, like Apple Podcasts and Spotify, but many also offer video versions that live on dedicated YouTube channels where they’ve become incredibly popular.”
The Verge: Angry Fans Keep Wrecking Podcasts With One-Star Reviews. “Podcast reviews can be easy to game, and Apple Podcasts has become the main target for angry fans interested in taking down a show. Apple’s service is the biggest name in podcasting, and it’s one of the few major platforms that allows listeners to leave public reviews. While hosts abused that feature in the past to beat the system with fake positive reviews, others have used it to inundate hosts they don’t like with a barrage of one-star marks, making the shows look like a bust.”
Slashgear: Spotify loves podcasts so much it could start helping users make them. “Yes, it may not be long before you see Spotify prompting you to create your own podcast and get it uploaded for the world to listen to. Jane Manchun Wong, known for reverse engineering apps and sharing the secrets she finds while doing so, has discovered a ‘Create Postcast’ button lurking within the app.”
Mashable: 4 podcasts to teach kids about history, identity, and current events . “As your child heads back to school, you may be looking for appropriate ways to bolster the education they’re getting in the classroom. But how do you determine what’s suitable for their grade level but also inclusive and entertaining enough that they won’t be bored to tears? Try podcasts.” It’s only four, but they’re thoroughly described and I want to listen to them now.
TechCrunch: Pandora opens up podcast submissions to all creators. “The battle for podcasters among music streaming services continues. A day after Spotify announced the launch of its podcast analytics dashboard, Pandora is today expanding its own podcasting efforts with the arrival of a self-service online hub for creators. The new Pandora for Podcasters will allow creators to submit their shows for inclusion on the streaming service, where they can be discovered through Pandora’s show and episode-level recommendation system.”
MakeUseOf: Spotify Wants to Help Podcasters Get More Listeners . “Spotify has launched Spotify for Podcasters, a dedicated platform just for podcasters. With podcasting growing as a medium, streaming media companies are desperate to become the home of podcasts. Hence Spotify reaching out to podcasters in this way.”