Radio Company Invests In Podcast Company

More outside money is coming into the podcasting space. Sound That BRANDS, a Los Angeles-based podcasting studio specializing in branded audio content for national advertisers, is to receive a round of funding from Emmis Communications.

The Best Outdoor Podcasts     

Outside Magazine editors pick 5 podcasts that share campfire tales, athlete interviews, and the occasional Bigfoot search. Among the 15 picks are The Tim Ferris Show, Ultrarunner and Dirtbag Diaries.

Pandora Rolls Out Beta Platform

The streaming company expects the finished product to be available to all Pandora users in a few weeks. The new platform is powered by Pandora’s Podcast Genome Project, a cataloging system and discovery algorithm

Two Big Wins For WNYC

WNYC has been honored with two duPont-Columbia Awards for its Trump, Inc. and Caught podcasts.

Jacobs Media Hosting How-To Webinar

Seth Ressler will host the webinar called "How to Launch a Podcast: An Introduction for Radio Stations," Thursday at 2:00 p.m. ET. Topics will include the creation process, tools needed, and how to promote. Register.

Is Gimlet Really Worth $230 Million

That's the question raised by Nicholas Qauh in his latest Nieman Labs column. While Quah wasn't surprised by the news that Spotify was looking to purchase Gimlet, he was certainly taken aback by the price tag.

Barstool Made $15 Million From Podcasts

According to Digiday the 25 Barstool Sports podcasts brought in $15 million last year and podcasting is playing a serious role in the Barstool business model.

Simplecast Debuts New Platform

Simplecast has launched its new podcast distribution and analytics platform that it says will give creators "the tools they need to thrive in the exploding audio landscape." The company has also raised $5 million in funding.

The Luminary Lineup

According to Engadget Luminary has locked down an all-star cast of podcasters that will soon be behind Luminary’s $8-per-month paywall.

Luminary CEO Says “My Bad”

After a week of testing the app, Luminary has launched. CEO Matt Sacks tells Ashley Carman at The Verge that when his company first announced, like a bull in a china shop, it was a mistake.