Thursday, August 11, 2022

Mark Asquith

CEO, Rebel Base Media

Dan Franks

CoFounder, Podcast Movement

Elsie Escobar

Community Manager, Libsyn

Rob Greenlee

VP, CONTENT & PARTNERSHIPS, LIBSYN

Todd Cochrane

CEO, Blubrry

Traci Long DeForge

Founder, Produce Your Podcast

Matty Staudt

President, Jam Street Media

Danielle Desir

Co-Founder, WOC Podcasters

Dave Jackson

CEO, School of Podcasting

Rob Walch

VP of Podcaster Relations, Libsyn

Allyson Marino

Founder, Lipstick & Vinyl


Acast Announces Amplified Winners

Acast has announced the three new podcasts that will be developed as part of its Acast Amplifier program. The podcast incubator program was created to discover and invest in the next generation of podcasters.

Report: Apple to Develop More Original Content

Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is spending more money original podcasts, signing a deal with Futuro Studios. The report says Apple is looking to add original content to its Podcasts app that will lead to more shows on Apple TV+.

Be Careful Who You Mess With

Not too many people are recognized by their first name around the world. Oprah Winfrey fits into that category. When you get to be as successful as Oprah, you have a tendency to want to protect your brand. Oprah's company is suing a podcast for infringing on that brand

Kevin Hart’s Monsters

Kevin Hart is joining with Neil Strauss for a new podcast. "Monsters and How to Tame Them: Taking Charge of the Voices in Your Head" this fall.

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Mark Asquith

CEO, Rebel Base Media

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Dan Franks

CoFounder, Podcast Movement

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Elsie Escobar

Community Manager, Libsyn

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Rob Greenlee

VP, CONTENT & PARTNERSHIPS, LIBSYN

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Todd Cochrane

CEO, Blubrry

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Traci Long DeForge

Founder, Produce Your Podcast

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John Dennis

Chief Experience Officer, PODFEST MULTIMEDIA

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Danielle Desir

Co-Founder, WOC Podcasters

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Dave Jackson

CEO, School of Podcasting

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Rob Walch

VP of Podcaster Relations, Libsyn

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Brian Benedik Joins Targetspot

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The former Katz Media and iHeart executive joins the audio solutions company as strategic advisor. Benedik's last position was Global Chief Revenue Officer for Spotify.

Former U.S Radio Star Joins Podcast Radio In The UK

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Gene Baxter co-hosted the Kevin and Bean morning show on KROQ in Los Angeles for thirty years. He retired at the end of 2019 and moved back to the UK, where he was born.

Audioboom Makes Interim CEO Permanent CEO

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Stuart Last is the new CEO for Audioboom. Last joined Audioboom in 2014 and launched the business in the U.S. He served as COO before being appointed the interim CEO in September. Last replaces Rob Proctor who resigned.

Megaphone Hires New CFO

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Podcast hosting company Megaphone has hired Cameron Jones as Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Jones held was CFO at REVOLT TV & Media, a cable network owned by Sean “Puffy” Combs.

Exclusive: Podsights Founder Speaks To PBJ

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Podcast attribution helps marketers understand how well their advertising dollars are working in podcast campaigns. Podsights, an advertising attribution platform, recently closed $4 million in seed money. We spoke to Podsights founder Sean Creeley about podcast attribution in an exclusive interview.

PBJ Spotlight: Dave Jones Explains Podcast 2.0

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Adam Curry and Dave Jones are hoping Podcasting 2.0 revolutionizes the podcasting industry. If you've been following along by listening to their podcast, you might find it a tad on the technical side. We know we did. So we interviewed Dave on our PBJ Spotlight podcast so he could break it down for us. LISTEN

How To Tell A Story Brilliantly

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Matt Shaer is the host of Over My Dead Body, a true story about a murder that takes place in Tallahassee. This bizarre story always leaves you wondering if the wife did it. That's because of how its told by Matt and produced by the team at Wondery.

The Story Behind Parcast

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Max Cutler grew up in a radio household loving audio content. His dad, Ron Cutler, was a radio producer. "Seeing him work had a huge impact on me and what I'm doing," says Max. He says even though podcasting is different than radio, a lot of the production is similar.

He Launched Because Life Threw Him A Curveball

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Dan Goldberg lost both his parents to rare cancers by age 25. He now interviews people who've struggled in building their dream life and discuss how those struggles have led to their greatness.

They Launched To Make You Comfortable in Your Own Skin

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In our latest edition of 'Why Did You Launch' we interview Brad Pritchett and Ryan Brockington who've been best friends for 25 years. Today they launched a new podcast called BFFU.

They Launched Because of Their Love For Sci-Fi

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The H2O Podcast is now in its seventh season with over 230 episodes. Hosts Jason Hunt and Tim Harvey have been around since 2009 and the show covers a wide variety of topics within the science fiction, fantasy, and horror space. So why did they launch?

She Launched To Help Others Build Wealth

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Helaina Jeannot launched her podcast Middle Class To Wealthy to bring awareness to a movement she started to help lower income people and the middle class strategically build wealth. 

Kevin Hart’s Monsters

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Kevin Hart is joining with Neil Strauss for a new podcast. "Monsters and How to Tame Them: Taking Charge of the Voices in Your Head" this fall.

NEW: Listening

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Listening is a new podcast from Talkhouse and Mailchimp Presents which invites musicians to create new compositions that allow listeners to experience a time and place in their lives.

Shining Light On Sunshine Place

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"The Sunshine Place" tells the story of the controversial California-based sobriety center Synanon. C13Originals has partnered with Team Downey and Wink Pictures on the eight-part series.

Headgum Announces New True Crime Comedy Podcast 

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Corked follows a brash winemaker with a secret past, his missing girlfriend, and a jilted roughneck from Louisiana who pulls an investigative journalist into a mystery that quickly consumes his life and career. The first episode will be release August 16th.

Freestyle Football Podcast

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The World Freestyle Football Association has announced a joint venture partnership with sports audio experts Voiceworks Sport. The two organizations will work together on the global governing body’s official podcast and audio strategy.