podcasting

Staples puts finger in podcast pie with recording studios at stores

Staples puts finger in podcast pie with recording studios at stores

Podcast producers are being invited by Staples to produce their shows at its new in-store recording studios.

Staples is opening podcast studios in six Boston stores

Staples' latest ploy to get people into its retail stores is podcast recording booths. This week, the podcasting company Spreaker announced that it's part of a collaboration bringing recording spaces

Want podcasts to remain independent? Support independent podcasts

Full disclosure one: I’ve hosted a lot of independent podcasts, with varying degrees of success. Full disclosure two: This story is being hosted on a site owned by a corporate media giant. There’s
Spotify mimics Apple’s design with new podcast show page updates

Spotify mimics Apple’s design with new podcast show page updates

Spotify’s ongoing investments in the podcast-streaming side of its business helped boost podcast listening on its service by 200% last year. But today, only 16% of Spotify’s monthly listeners are

The best podcasting gear for beginners

Starting a podcast is easy. Making one that actually sounds good is another story entirely. We can't help much with the bigger problems facing would-be podcasters -- finding a good topic and getting

Chinese podcasting and audio content app Lizhi debuts on Nasdaq

Lizhi, one of China’s biggest audio content apps, is debuting on Nasdaq today under the ticker symbol LIZI. It is the first of its major competitors, Ximalaya and Dragonfly, to go public (though

Luminary cuts the price of its premium podcast plan to $5/month

Less than 12 months after its rocky debut, premium podcast service Luminary has lowered its subscription fee. It's down to $5 from $8 per month, while the company added a $35 annual plan.
Top 25 Podcasts Designed to Make You Think and Grow

Top 25 Podcasts Designed to Make You Think and Grow

As part of the digital transformation era, the places where we previously looked to learn information and the sources of knowledge have changed. Online content, news portals, and feeds, and curated
The 3rd annual Quartz Casties: Our favorite podcasts of 2019

The 3rd annual Quartz Casties: Our favorite podcasts of 2019

For the 3rd annual Casties Awards, we recommend 16 podcasts from 2019. Is your favorite among them?

Luminary launches its subscription-based podcast network on Alexa devices

Luminary, a startup building a “Netflix for podcasts,” is now trying a new tack to gain subscribers for its premium service. The company is today launching an Alexa skill that will allow podcast

Spotify spent a lot of money on podcasting, so it wants you to start listening, please

Listen. Spotify’s tired of screwing around here. The company spent a lot of money on podcasts. Like, a lot a lot. And it really needs you to start listening to things, because it’s almost certainly
The Best Ways to Grow Your Podcast Audience

The Best Ways to Grow Your Podcast Audience

Launching your podcast is half the battle. Now you have to get people to listen. In the video above, I chat with expert podcasters about the three things you should do to gain listeners and grow your

These how-to podcast videos are designed to help beginners — and they come in six languages

Last month, public media organization PRX released a series of 10 instructional videos, called Podcasting 101. We produced the videos alongside Google Podcasts as part of the Google Podcasts creator
How to Make Your Podcast Sound Like NPR

How to Make Your Podcast Sound Like NPR

One of the first things listeners will notice about your podcast is the quality of the audio. Bad audio is a surefire way to sound unprofessional and lose listeners, so make it a priority to produce
How to Start a Podcast: Preparing for Your First Episode

How to Start a Podcast: Preparing for Your First Episode

Starting a podcast may sound easy, given the amount of bad advice out there. You’ll often hear phrases like “low barrier to entry” or “be yourself.” In reality, podcasting (like anything creative) is
How to Start a Podcast: Preparing for Your First Episode

How to Start a Podcast: Preparing for Your First Episode

Starting a podcast may sound easy, given the amount of bad advice out there. You’ll often hear phrases like “low barrier to entry” or “be yourself.” In reality, podcasting (like anything creative) is
You have three years (at most) to launch a podcast

You have three years (at most) to launch a podcast

Blogging in the early aughts has some pertinent lessons for today's podcasters, and podcasters-to-be.

Pandora adds podcasts to its web player and desktop app

Last year, Pandora introduced a library of podcasts which has grown from hundreds of shows to thousands. While the service offered many of the most popular series, the sticking point was that support
Only one in three chart-topping podcast hosts are women

Only one in three chart-topping podcast hosts are women

We looked at the gender and ethnicity of all hosts for the top 360 podcasts across UK iTunes—and the numbers are stark.