Podland News

The last word in podcasting news. Every Thursday, James Cridland from Podnews in Australia and Sam Sethi, from 'Podcast First' River Radio in the UK, 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.


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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...



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...



episode 85: Good Morning Podcasters! Alby Wallet API delivers Value 4 Value. Hosts RSS.com and Castos deliver integrated wallets. Podchaser API delivers transcripts. Podcast Index delivers descriptions and Spotify delivers Q2 financial results.

Guest Interview

  • Alberto Betella - CTO RSS.com

Show Notes

  • Podcast host RSS.com is to announce integration with Alby this week: enabling value 4 value for thousands of podcasts. You’ll be able to activate and link your Alby account with your podcast in RSS.com’s dashboard...



episode 84: Acast buys Podchaser: we talk to both CEOs (and ask about spam); plus, Alby, the simple cryptowallet for podcasters

Special Guests

  • Moritz Kaminski - Alby
  • Ross Adams -  Acast
  • Bradley Davis - Podchaser

Show Notes

  • Acast is to acquire Podchaser, the “world’s most comprehensive and authoritative podcast database” in a deal worth $34m. Podchaser, which is expected to make a profit next year, will continue to operate as a separate brand: it contains data of more than 4.5m million podcasts, including advertising information...



episode 83: Hint: It's Really Simple to extend Standards

Special Guests:

  • Mitch Downey - Podverse
  • Mike Mignano - Angel Investor and ex-Spotify

Show Notes:

  • Michael Mignano, has written a piece about what he calls The Standards Innovation Paradox.

  • In response, James Cridland wrote a long article that basically points out that Apple took the RSS standard and enhanced it. The thing that Mike Mignano says is impossible...


 2022-07-14  1h15m

episode 82: Podverse supports LIT and Video. Fountain rewards users for listening to podcasts. Alby, a browser extension for cryptocurrency, adds its own podcaster wallet. [transcript]

Special Guests

  • Harry Duran -  Full Cast
  • Oscar Merry - Fountain App

Show Notes

  • Podverse adds support for LIT and Video Support. 
  • Podcast Host Ranking from John Spurlock 
  • Fountain rewards users for listening to podcasts
  • Blubrry has launched 'podcast media kits’ that update daily 
  • Libsyn Studio
  • Anchor podcast fraud...


 2022-07-08  45m

episode 81: Tom Webster tells us that "creators" are mainly white men under 45 but where are the women? Bloomberg say Spotify's podcast strategy is failing!? Squadcast launch all new v5 and Voiceworks partners with Crowd Network on the Sports Network. [transcript]

Special Guests

  • Tom Webster- Sounds Profitable
  • Zachariah Moreno & Rock Felder - Squadcast
  • Sophie Hind & Jim Salveson - VoiceWorks

Show Notes

  • Sounds Profitable released The Creators, a study of the people who create podcasts. Tom Webster revealed that US podcast creators are more diverse than the US population, but are significantly younger and more male...


 2022-07-01  1h11m

episode 80: Acast and GoodPods are building 'Community' by enabling comments. Fountain and UnCut are building 'Community' by rewarding your time & attention? And Spotify are building 'Community' by sharing your music listening with friends but not your podcasts?

Special Guests

  • Carlos Diaz - Uncut.fm is a new podcast platform that lets you "mint, share and sell your content as NFTs".

  • Jake Warren  - UK podcast production company Message Heard has signed with CAA

Show Notes

  • Breaking: Acast+ has announced an integration with Facebook...


 2022-06-23  1h18m

episode 79: Interview with Ken Miller from Fathom; Spotify buys an AI voice service, Google Podcasts slips up in Pride Month, Sam looks different to what Adam Curry thinks

Special Guest

  • Ken Miller - CTO Fathom 

  • New podcast app Fathom, designed for better podcast discovery, has been launched on iOS and in-browser.  It promises you can “ask any question and hear answers from your favourite podcasters and their guests.”

  • https://fathom.fm/podcast/podland-news

Show Notes

  • Breaking: Apple Podcasts has published details of how search in its app works...


 2022-06-16  1h1m

episode 78: Buzzsprout's Alban Brooke tells us all about their new mid-roll ads platform. Spotify describe RSS as “outdated technology." while claiming they will reach one billion listeners by 2030 and generate US$100 billion in revenue. [transcript]

Special Guest

  • Alban Brooke - Head of Marketing at Buzzsprout. Buzzsprout the world’s second largest podcast host, has just formally announced Buzzsprout Ads, letting podcasters buy adverts for their shows (and other podcasters to earn revenue).

    We’re using them - automatically inserted by Buzzsprout Ads.

Show Notes & Links

  • Spotify had an Investor Day last Wednesday.

“Spotify share price slid 55% this year...


 2022-06-10  49m