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episode 70: Internationalise in order to profitise or use swap promos but never ever plagiarise. [transcript]


  • Buzzsprout - last week, 3,686 people started a podcast with Buzzsprout 

Special Guest

  • Lauren Passell - CEO TinkMedia talks about why she has launched a podcast swap database for podcasters interested in setting up a promo swap for their podcast.

Notes & Links: 

  • An Anchor podcast called Soldier of Misfortune has been accused of being a shameless rip-off by Brendan I Koerner, a journalist for The Atlantic . He accuses the podcaster, Jesse Rapaport, of knowingly stealing his work. 

  • Spotify says that they’ll continue losing money from their podcast acquisitions in 2022, but podcasting should begin to make a profit at a time “not too far away”.

  • Podcast host Anchor’s creator interface is now available in 35 different languages. Of the top five podcast hosts, Omny Studio is in six languages, Spreaker is available in four; Buzzsprout and Libsyn only offer English, though YouTube is in 82 different languages

  • Apple Podcasts has now added follower metrics for all your shows in Apple Podcasts Connect

  • Advertisers should move money away from podcasts that don’t provide transcripts, says Bryan Barletta in Sounds Profitable 

  • Spotify Live went live in the US.

  • iHeartMedia is making an NFT-based podcast network

  • Podchaser has launched an API for sponsors and ad spends


 2022-04-14  1h11m