Engadget: The best audio editing software for beginning podcasters

Engadget: The best audio editing software for beginning podcasters. “For this review, we’ve focused on software intended for audio recording and mixing: the process of capturing sound from a microphone or other device plugged into an audio interface, and then processing it digitally. Since podcasters are typically looking to record voices and natural environments to support their storytelling, this is the type of software best suited to that process. This is also the workflow you’d use when recording musicians live, and many of the apps we looked at are well-suited to this type of recording, too.”

Nieman Journalism Lab: Anchor too? With a second big acquisition, Spotify shows it’s serious about podcasts — as both producer and platform

Nieman Journalism Lab: Anchor too? With a second big acquisition, Spotify shows it’s serious about podcasts — as both producer and platform. “Told you Spotify wasn’t done shopping. This morning, the Swedish streaming company announced that it has closed its acquisition of Gimlet Media and that it had also acquired another podcast company: Anchor, the podcast hosting-and-monetization platform founded by Michael Mignano and Nir Zicherman. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.”

New York Times: A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Into Podcasts

New York Times: A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Into Podcasts. “As a content-obsessed millennial, I have made podcasts part of my daily routine for years. I listen while commuting, cooking, running errands, putting away laundry, washing dishes or during any relatively mindless activity that can be done while wearing wireless headphones. My bond with podcasts is so cemented that it comes as a shock when someone I meet at a party — or someone in my family, or a friend I thought I knew — tells me that they, in the year 2019, do not listen to podcasts. And never have. And don’t really get what it’s all about. And, worse, don’t quite know how to start.”

TechCrunch: Anchor says it’s ‘powering’ 40 percent of new podcasts

TechCrunch: Anchor says it’s ‘powering’ 40 percent of new podcasts . “Podcasting’s greatest asset has always been its accessibility — for consumer and creator alike. But even the simplest medium requires a little know-how, and Anchor’s overarching goal has long been to further lower the barrier of entry for those looking to take the leap.”

Lifehacker: See What Podcasts People Are Listening to Right Now

Lifehacker: See What Podcasts People Are Listening to Right Now. “Listen Notes, Lifehacker’s favorite podcast search engine, has a new real-time feed that shows you what podcasts its users are currently listening to. These people are streaming the podcasts on the site, not in their usual player, so this won’t tell you the most popular podcasts overall. In fact, while you’ll see a lot of popular shows, you’ll also discover stuff that would never show up on Google or Apple’s top charts.”

New Yorker: How Podcasts Became a Seductive—and Sometimes Slippery—Mode of Storytelling

New Yorker: How Podcasts Became a Seductive—and Sometimes Slippery—Mode of Storytelling. “Eighty-odd years after [Walter] Benjamin wrote about the decline of storytelling, we are living in a new golden age of it, in the form of the podcast: on-demand audio that a listener can download and play while commuting or exercising or, given the right equipment, showering. A recent study conducted by Edison Research found that nearly a quarter of Americans listen to podcasts at least once a month.”

Rolling Stone: Pandora Wants to Recommend Your Next Podcast

Rolling Stone: Pandora Wants to Recommend Your Next Podcast. “Two decades ago, Pandora launched the Music Genome Project, a.k.a. the backbone of its Internet radio service, and changed music discovery forever. No longer did fans sift through clunky physical or digital record stores to find new artists to love; Pandora’s meticulous recommendation engine served that all up effortlessly to them. Now, the music company — which has been through tough times of late, reorganizing and figuring out a fresh identity after swinging back from the cusp of bankruptcy — wants to do the same for podcasts.”