Editorial Board

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

CEO, 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

IAB Projects $2 Billion in Ad Revenue By 2023

According to the Interactive Advertising Bureau's U.S. Podcast Advertising Revenue Study, podcast advertising will grow as much in the next two years as it did in the past decade. Driven by a strong Q4 in 2020 (+37%), podcast ad revenues climbed to $842 million in 2020, up from $708 million in 2019.

The Ambies Was a Good Show

(By Joshua Dudley) The first-ever live broadcast Ambies, the awards for excellence in audio from The Podcast Academy, premiered last night and except for an occasional audio hiccups from streaming on YouTube and Twitch, it went off without a hitch. Here are all the winners...

Spotify Now Allowing Full Song Use

The New York Times reports on how podcasts on Spotify are taking a new approach to using licensed music to avoid copyright issues. Spotify allows creators to use full songs from Spotify's music library for free, with Spotify taking a greater cut of ad revenue.

Prince Harry in Hot Water Over ‘Expert’ Appearance

Fox News reports that following the appearance of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert podcast where Harry again criticized the throne, unnamed palace aids are asking Prince Harry to abdicate his title.

NPR Presents Middle School Winners

NPR reports on the eighth-grade winners of their middle-school contest as part of the Student Podcast Challenge for their podcast Whodunnit? from Sayre Middle School. Congratulations to Braeden Collett, Bo Porter, Brennan Williams, And Dominique Jannat for their fine work.

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Editorial Board

Mark Asquith

CEO, Rebel Base Media

COLUMNS

Dan Franks

CoFounder, Podcast Movement

COLUMNS

Elsie Escobar

Community Manager, Libsyn

COLUMNS

Rob Greenlee

VP, CONTENT & PARTNERSHIPS, LIBSYN

COLUMNS

Todd Cochrane

CEO, Blubrry

COLUMNS

Traci Long DeForge

Founder, Produce Your Podcast

COLUMNS

John Dennis

Chief Experience Officer, PODFEST MULTIMEDIA

COLUMNS

Danielle Desir

Co-Founder, WOC Podcasters

COLUMNS

Dave Jackson

CEO, School of Podcasting

COLUMNS

Rob Walch

VP of Podcaster Relations, Libsyn

COLUMNS

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.

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.

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?

NPR Presents Middle School Winners

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NPR reports on the eighth-grade winners of their middle-school contest as part of the Student Podcast Challenge for their podcast Whodunnit? from Sayre Middle School. Congratulations to Braeden Collett, Bo Porter, Brennan Williams, And Dominique Jannat for their fine work.

New: Systemic

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Colorado Public Radio announced a four-part audio documentary that looks at people working to reform policing from inside and outside the system. The first episode of Systemic, hosted and reported by CPR podcast producer Jo Erickson, will launch on May 19

Real Stories of Civil Rights from Alabama

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Alabama News reports that the Alabama State Tourism board has launched a podcast called The Alabama Civil Rights Trail that tells real stories of civil rights that happened in Alabama like the famous Selma to Montgomery March, from people who lived it.

She Launched To Talk About the Utah Jazz

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Deseret News from Utah reports on a podcast about the Utah Jazz from their reporter Sarah Todd called Unsalveagable: A Utah Jazz Podcast. She hosts the show as part of the Blue Wire Podcast Network.

New Podcasts Highlight Final Day of IAB Upfront

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The third and final day of the IAB Podcast Upfront was absolutely stuffed with new show announcements from Cadence13, Acast, Sony, CBS News, MTV, and Nickelodeon. The range of offerings was broad with kids programming, fashion, talk, advice, news, and comedy.