Friday, January 18, 2019

How You Can Do A Great Podcast Interview

(By Richard Davies) I come to each podcast recording prepared, but ready to pivot; always aware that no matter how much research has been done, or how many questions are written on a briefing sheet, the conversation could fly off in a completely unexpected, wonderful new direction.

4 Facebook Communities You Must Join 

(By Danielle Desir) Online podcasting communities have made a big impact on my podcasting journey. Podcasting communities are my go-to when I have a question, crazy idea, need a shoulder to cry on, or when I’m celebrating a win like getting invited to the 2019 Facebook Communities Summit. 

Nominations Open For 2019 Podcast Awards

This is the 14th annual Podcast Awards organized by Todd Cochrane and his team. The awards are open to podcasters worldwide. There are some new rules to check out this year and an official timeline...

iHeart Podcast Awards Tonight

The first annual iHeartRadio iHeartRadio Podcast Awards are being held tonight at the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles beginning at 8 p.m. PT.

Spotify Launches App For Vehicles

It's called Car View and the goal of the new app is to make using Spotify easier while in the vehicle. When users connect to their car’s Bluetooth, the car view is enabled automatically as music or podcasts start playing.

Fired From Radio. Now He’s A Podcaster.

Eric Zane was once flying high as part of the Free Beer & Hot Wings syndicated radio show. After 15 years, he wore out his welcome and they let him go. Then in 2016, Cumulus hired him to host mornings in Grand Rapids. Earlier this year, he lost that job.

Tribune Partners With ART19 For Audio Network

Tribune Media will use ART19 as its official podcasting partner for the newly created Tribune Audio Network, which will include podcasts produced by Tribune's local and national brands. 

Political Relief For These Crazy Times

Let’s Get Civical is a new podcast on the More Banana Network made up of equal parts civics class and comedy show. It's hosted by Lizzie Stewart and Arden Walentowski.

6 Podcasts Ripe for TV Adaptations

Eddie Feeley at Discover Podcs says the success of Homecoming and other shows being adapted for TV was because they didn’t try to mimic the formula of the podcasts. They found what was the spirit of the podcast and converted that to a television format. He found 6 more shows ready for Television.

More Mainstream Coverage For Podcasting       

We're thinking about making this a regular series now that it's clear podcasting is in the news nearly every day now. The latest comes from The Boston Globe.