Podland News

The last word in podcasting news. Every Thursday James Cridland (⚡james@getalby.com ) and Sam Sethi (⚡sam@getalby.com) review and analyse some of the week's top podcasting news from around the world. They also interview some of the biggest names making the news. Sponsored by Buzzsprout and SquadCast.


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 59m. Bisher sind 96 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 days 56 minutes


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  • Podcast companies are buying short podcast plays within mobile game apps, causing official downloads of shows no one may be playing longer than twenty seconds according to Bloomberg's Ashley Carman. Time has also published the story outside a paywall.

    • Players get game tokens if they listen to a podcast for just twenty seconds...



episode 94: Spotify launch audiobooks, it costs extra. Acast layoff 15% seeking profitability. Transistor.fm supports the Open Podcast Prefix Project. Ivy.fm supports multiple Podcast Index Namespace tags. RSS Blue supports Alby and Fountain digital wallets.


  • Buzzsprout Ads can now Monetize Your Back Catalog, by finding insertion points in your entire back catalogue automatically. 

  • SquadCast invites you to join their new Slack channel, DM @SquadCastFM if you want to join.

Notes & Links: 

  • Spotify has launched audiobooks (in the US only). Audiobooks are an extra cost and you’ll be taken to a website to purchase them...



episode 93: Podland Extra Interviews: with Dino Sofos, Eric Nuzum and Mike Kadin [transcript]

Special Guests: 

  • Dino Sofos  - Founder and CEO, Persephonica 
  • Eric Nuzum - Co-founder, Magnificent Noise 
  • Mike Kadin - Founder and CEO at RedCircle



episode 92: Happy 20th birthday RSS, Alby launches profile pages. Spotify rolls out new Podcast UI and 'reasonably soon' will add Audiobooks.

Guest Interviews:

  • Eric Nuzum - Magnificent Noise
  • Alex Newall - Rusty Quill Ltd

Show Notes:

1. Spotify

  • Spotify is the top podcast network in the US based on reach, according to new data from Edison Research. 

  • Spotify now has separate home feeds for Music and Podcasts & Shows! 

  • Audiobooks are coming to Spotify “reasonably soon”, according to CFO Paul Vogel...



episode 91: "Keep Calm and Carry On". BBC R&D launch 'Adaptive Podcasting' and Alby launch a new SAT's dashboard.

Guest Interviews

  • Ian Forrester - BBC R&D - Adaptive Podcasting
  • Rene Aaron - Alby - New Dashboard

Show Notes

  • The BBC Global News Podcast's presenter Jackie Leonard, and producer Karen Martin, spoke at Radiodays Asia in Malaysia. The show, which is also recording a special edition at the event, is one of the top-rated shows in many Asian countries, with 33m downloads a month...



episode 90: You're everywhere or you're no where baby!? Podcasts are coming to YouTube and Twitter should you be on them? Spotify now have ads, transcriptions and maybe comments soon? [transcript]

 James Cridland and Sam Sethi return for this week's show


  • Adam Curry, the “podfather”, spoke with Dave Jones at Podcast Movement 2022, explaining the history of open podcasting, the Podcast Index and the features available with the new podcast namespace

  • Edison Research and Sounds Profitable issued reports at Podcast Movement, Dallas
  • The Podcast Broker, a new service for buying and...



episode 89: Live from Dallas: open podcasting, what to do with Spotify, and where the medium is going [transcript]

We're sponsored by Buzzsprout and SquadCast.

James Cridland joined Todd Cochrane from Blubrry, Rob Greenlee from Libsyn, Tangia Estrada from BIPOC Podcast Creators, and Heather Osgood from The Podcast Broker and True Native Media.
This week, the show is from the New Media Show, live on stage at Podcast Movement. This version has been lightly edited from the original. You can find the New Media Show in your favourite podcast app...


 2022-08-26  1h11m

episode 88: Podverse mobile supports Alby. Libsyn expands to Europe and Canada. Spotify filters music from podcasts. Podnews launches podcastnamespace.org. Oprah protects her trademark and ASA fines Steven Bartlett. [transcript]

This week's stories discussed by James Cridland and Sam Sethi

  • The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint against Huel and The Diary of a CEO with Steven Bartlett.

  • We asked Paul Chantler, one of the UK’s media law experts,  how should you keep your host-read podcast ad legal? 

  • Oprah Winfrey’s company has filed a lawsuit against fan podcast Oprahdemics from Radiotopia...


 2022-08-18  1h1m

episode 87: Podcast neighbourhoods, paying to be a guest, and podcast:verify. Evo Terra sits in for Sam Sethi. [transcript]

Evo Terra joins James Cridland this week, while Sam drinks wine in Europe somewhere. Evo's podcast is at podcast pontifications and he runs simpler.media

Special Guest: Dan Misener co-founder of Bumper

  • Podcast guests are paying up to $50,000 to appear on popular shows, and the podcasts don’t disclose it, according to a piece from Ashley Carman in Bloomberg...


 2022-08-11  1h2m

episode 86: Who should pay to play? Should guests pay hosts or should listeners pay hosts? #value4value #transparency #trust. Is Thread.land the best place to leave your comments?

Guest Interviews

  • John Spurlock - Thread.land  
  • Matt Maderios - Castos
Show Notes

  • Acast has released the company’s Q2/22 financial report.
    The Swedish company now hosts 66,000 podcasts (a record growth last quarter); the number of listens in the quarter increased 41% year-on-year...


 2022-08-05  1h15m