Should Apple Podcasts Help Hosts Make Money?

According to Bradley Chambers at 9to5Mac, Apple Podcasts is perfect for a Patreon-like revenue stream for podcast hosts. Chambers writes, "it's time for Apple to allow podcast donations right inside of Apple Podcasts with options to get bonus content.

Acast Adds Open Podcasts To The Acast Marketplace

Acast today announces that any show on its Acast Open platform can now apply to be part of the Acast Marketplace. This means any Acast Open podcast can now request that dynamically inserted ads run throughout its episodes, with the potential to generate revenue.

You Can Launch…At Any Age

Thanks to Jeannette Paulson Hereniko who reached out to us to tell us about her new podcast called Wild Wisdom. Jeannette just turned 80 years old and she's sharing her decades of experience in a new storytelling podcast.

Fast Company Highlights Spotify Podcast Program

The magazine points out how Spotify's Sound Up accelerator program, which was launched in 2018, helped women of color launch new podcasts (3 have original podcasts on Spotify). The program is now expanding to Sweden and Brazil. Read about it HERE.

The Producers Meets Gimlet’s ‘Startup’ Podcast. 

LIVE! FROM TOMORROW is a musical comedy about tech and innovation. Recorded in the style of a cast album, the show combines studio recordings with live performances and interviews.

NEW: In The Loop

Alexa Shaw, Jordan Giorgio and Sara Perlman are all on-air personalities for NBC Sports Washington. Elle Hvozdovic works on the network’s Ravens and Capitals coverage. Their new podcast is called In The Loop, where the friends and co-workers discuss not just sports, but pop culture, reality TV and work life.

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PodFund Invests In Lauren Shippen’s Atypical Artists

Atypical Artists is getting an investment from Podfund. Atypical will use the capital to fund original new shows from both in-house talent and their network of writers, directors, actors, composers, sound designers, and engineers.

Podcast Radio Does A Deal With Evergreen

London-based Podcast Radio has announced a content deal with US podcast producer Evergreen Podcasts, an Ohio-based podcast production company, and will start airing several of their podcasts over the summer.