Friday, December 2, 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

Podtrac Announces Top 20 Shows of 2022

The end of the year is approaching which means we'll be seeing a lot of best-of lists. First out-of-the-gate, with a full month to go, is Podtrac which has released it's Top 25 shows for the year. The Podtrac list is based on average downloads per episode. Check it out HERE.

Webinar Set to Present Podcast Report

Yesterday we reported on the details of a new report released by SiriusXM and Edison Research about women and podcasting. The two organization's will dig deeper into the data in a a webinar scheduled for December 14.

Report: SiriusXM Plans Job Cuts Amid Sales Slump

SiriusXM is planning to reduce its headcount as the company grapples with a slowdown in sales and long-term economic uncertainty, according to a report published on Thursday. SiriusXM currently has around 5,600 employees across several divisions.

Ausha Crosses IAB Finish Line

Podcast marketing platform Ausha is now IAB Tech Lab Podcast Measurement 2.1 certified, according to a company press release.

Greenlee Leaves Libsyn For Podbean

Industry veteran Rob Greenlee announced on LinkedIn that he's taken a new position with Podbean as SVP for Content and Partnerships. Reach out to Rob to congratulate him at his new e-mail address robg@podbean.com

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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. 

How About Some Football?

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American Football is a new eight-episode series exploring the origins of America’s most popular sport. Produced for Audible by The HISTORY Channel, SMAC Productions and Misher Films, the show is narrated by actress Kate Mara and presented by former pro football player Michael Strahan. TRAILER

Basketball Coach Launches

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Effemm Digital Media has announced a new show with former LSU basketball coach Will Wade. Set for a 12/5 release, the Will Wade Podcast will be co-hosted by longtime media veteran Jordy Culotta.

NEW: Gaslighting

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"The gaslight effect" is what happens to someone over time when they have been intentionally psychologically manipulated to question their own character, perception of reality, and ultimately their sanity.

NEW: Y Connect

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The (Y) Connect Podcast, hosted by Allison Toller, Zarinah Winston, & Robert Wright, includes conversations with people sharing personal connections and stories of what connects them to the YMCA.

NEW: Estrangement

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On Wednesday Death, Sex & Money – a WNYC Studios podcast about the big questions and hard choices left out of polite conversation–debuts a new three episode series, called Estrangement. The show is hosted by Anna Sale.