Mix Online: KCRW Preserves Trove of Unearthed Live Sessions

Mix Online: KCRW Preserves Trove of Unearthed Live Sessions. “On November 14, 2022, one year after KCRW released the critically acclaimed podcast Bent by Nature: Deirdre O’Donoghue and the Lost SNAP Archives, the station is releasing a trove of sessions, some of them unheard since they aired almost 40 years ago. This archive includes early live performance recordings from underground and alternative acts like R.E.M., Tom Waits, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Meat Puppets, Harry Dean Stanton, Pere Ubu, The Church, Blue Aeroplanes, Robyn Hitchcock, Shawn Colvin, Concrete Blonde, Daniel Lanois, Lyle Lovett, Dwight Yoakam, Sarah McLachlan, Suzanne Vega and many more.”

Matt Mullenweg: Open Source Podcasting Client

Matt Mullenweg: Open Source Podcasting Client. “Automattic acquired Pocket Casts last July, and since we’ve been tapping away trying to make the best podcast client for people who love listening to podcasts. And! The team has been working really hard to make those clients totally open source and available to the world, and it’s now happened.”

Google Blog: Made by Google, a new podcast about designing hardware

Google Blog: Made by Google, a new podcast about designing hardware. “Have you ever wondered what goes into the design of your phone camera? How to keep your personal information secure on your mobile device? Or what it means to build a sustainable tech device? Our new Made by Google podcast starts with questions like these to explore the latest thinking and design ideas behind Google devices.”

Brookings Institution: U.S. podcasters spread Kremlin narratives on Nord Stream sabotage

Brookings Institution: U.S. podcasters spread Kremlin narratives on Nord Stream sabotage. “Using a new Brookings dashboard and database, we are able to more systematically study how popular political podcasts shape the information environment. By spreading the idea that the United States was in fact responsible for the explosions, several leading U.S. podcasters have advanced the Kremlin’s preferred narrative while staying under the radar of researchers—until now.”

Variety: CIA Launches First Podcast, ‘The Langley Files,’ Which Reveals That Working at the Agency Is More Boring Than Hollywood Makes It Seem

Variety: CIA Launches First Podcast, ‘The Langley Files,’ Which Reveals That Working at the Agency Is More Boring Than Hollywood Makes It Seem. “It seems like everyone is launching a podcast these days — and now comes the Central Intelligence Agency. But don’t expect any major revelations from CIA’s ‘The Langley Files,’ which is really a PR-outreach initiative to burnish the agency’s image as well as dispel notions that it’s a glamorous line of work as often portrayed in pop culture.”

Oneida Daily Dispatch: Hamilton College releases new ‘Jazz Backstory’ podcast

Oneida Daily Dispatch: Hamilton College releases new ‘Jazz Backstory’ podcast. “Hamilton College Jazz Archive Director Monk Rowe has helped collect over 400 video and audio recordings of jazz greats, their band members, critics, writers, and composers who tell their personal histories in the world of jazz for the Hamilton College Jazz Archive. Rowe, who conducted the majority of these original interviews, combed through the interviews to focus on topics inherent to the creative life – inspiration, improvisation, training, back-stage dramas and touring challenges. The result was his creation of a new podcast series.”

CNET: You Can Now Listen to Podcasts on Twitter

CNET: You Can Now Listen to Podcasts on Twitter. “Podcasts are now available to stream directly from the Spaces tab on Twitter, the social media giant said in a blog post Thursday. Starting today, you can head over to your Spaces tab, which is essentially Twitter’s answer to audio-chat app Clubhouse, and listen to popular podcasts from around the world.”

WIRED: The Best Podcasts for Kids

WIRED: The Best Podcasts for Kids. “These are our top podcasts for kids. If you’re a podcast listener yourself, you might be thinking that spoken audio will never entertain your kids. But the best kids’ podcasts are more than just people talking, they’re more like radio plays, incorporating music, sound effects, and multiple voices to tell absorbing stories your kids will love.”

The Canadian Encyclopedia: How to Make an Oral History Podcast

The Canadian Encyclopedia: How to Make an Oral History Podcast. “This toolkit has been created to help you through the steps of creating an oral history podcast: how to conduct research, how to interview subjects, and how to incorporate an interview into a script that tells a story. It introduces activities, in-person or virtual, that guide students in planning their own podcast episodes.” A 12-page resource presented as a digital booklet. Looks like it would be useful for teachers, but also for genealogists; it provides lots of ideas about interviewing people for their oral histories.

Engadget: Your favorite podcast might be making thousands for inviting guests

Engadget: Your favorite podcast might be making thousands for inviting guests. “Bloomberg has learned that podcast guests are routinely paying big money to appear on popular podcasts. Guestio, a marketplace for these deals, has seen huge transactions in the past six months. Four podcasters made $20,000 from charging for appearances, while one made $50,000. The most profitable show, Entrepreneurs on Fire, regularly charges $3,500 for guest spots and has sometimes taken a cut of product sales.”

Newswise: New Missing Persons Website and Podcast Launched

Newswise: New Missing Persons Website and Podcast Launched. “A new website and podcast series are launching today (28 July) to tackle the myths and misunderstandings around missing persons issues. Missing Persons Uncovered seeks to empower the public to protect vulnerable loved ones with real-life testimonials and insights from practitioners in the field.”