Category: Audio

  • Two Recent “Seriously” Podcast Episodes

    Two Recent “Seriously” Podcast Episodes

    The Seriously podcast feed from BBC Radio 4 is always worth subscribing to, and I particularly enjoyed a couple of recent episodes. Dehumidified starts with a seemingly small-scale scam selling fairly useless dehumidifiers to the unwary. Producer Polly Weston does a quick Google to help inform her about which dehumidifier she should get to help…

  • Radio on the TV

    Radio on the TV

    Today comes news that Bauer is winding down the availability of its radio services on Freeview. This follows their previous departure from satellite and cable. So services like Absolute Radio, Kiss, Magic and Greatest Hits Radio will no longer be available on TV platforms – at least without using some kind of smart TV app…

  • Edison Podcast Metrics UK – Top 25 Q4 2023

    Edison Podcast Metrics UK – Top 25 Q4 2023

    Edison Research is back with some new updated podcast listening metrics for Q4 2023. This is the third release in the series following Q2 2023 and Q3 2023 releases. Here’s the latest data: But to make comparisons a bit easier, here’s a table logging shows over the three releases to date: Things to note: Edison…

  • The End of the Podcast Exclusive?

    The End of the Podcast Exclusive?

    In the last week or so, two of the biggest podcasts deals around have been renewed. Smartless has moved away from Amazon/Wondery to SiriusXM Media in a “multi-year” deal said to be worth $100m. While SiriusXM members will get early, ad-free access to the title, everyone else will still be able to listen on RSS.…

  • RAJAR Q4 2023

    RAJAR Q4 2023

    This post is brought to you in association with RALF from DP Software and Services. I’ve used RALF for the many years, and it’s my favourite RAJAR analysis tool. So I am delighted that I continue to be able to bring you this RAJAR analysis in association with RALF. For more details on the product, contact Deryck Pritchard via…

  • Edison Podcast Metrics UK – Top 25 Q3 2023

    Edison Podcast Metrics UK – Top 25 Q3 2023

    Edison Research has just released their Top 25 shows for Q3 2023 from Edison Podcast Metrics. This follows their initial Top 25 for Q2 2023, released last September. Rank Podcast Producer Up/Down 1 The Joe Rogan Experience Joe Rogan – 2 The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett  The Diary of a CEO –…

  • Most Popular Apple (& Spotify) Podcasts of 2023

    Most Popular Apple (& Spotify) Podcasts of 2023

    Updated to include Spotify’s Top Podcasts. See below. It may only be 28th November, but Apple is trying to get ahead of other streaming music and audio services by publishing its year-end round ups early. And today they’ve announced the Most Popular Podcasts of 2023… at least amongst listeners who use the Apple Podcasts app.…

  • RAJAR Audio MIDAS Research – Autumn 2023

    RAJAR Audio MIDAS Research – Autumn 2023

    RAJAR released its latest MIDAS research report at the end of last week, and it’s always worth examining. A reminder that MIDAS recontacts 2,410 previous RAJAR survey listeners to dive deeper into how they listen to digital audio. RAJAR publishes a summary report on its website, although subscribers get more detailed access to the data.…

  • RAJAR Q3 2023

    RAJAR Q3 2023

    This post is brought to you in association with RALF from DP Software and Services. I’ve used RALF for the many years, and it’s my favourite RAJAR analysis tool. So I am delighted that I continue to be able to bring you this RAJAR analysis in association with RALF. For more details on the product, contact Deryck Pritchard via…

  • YouTube Podcasts in the UK and the YouTube Advertising Conundrum

    YouTube Podcasts in the UK and the YouTube Advertising Conundrum

    This is something of a follow-up to my recent piece about YouTube and podcasts. As ever, these are my personal views and don’t represent those of my employer. This week, YouTube officially launched podcasts in YouTube Music in the UK. Separately, some details of how advertising in podcasts on the YouTube platform might work. From…

  • Edison Podcast Metrics UK – Addendum

    Edison Podcast Metrics UK – Addendum

    Last week I wrote about Edison Research’s newly published Top 25 UK podcasts in Q2 2023. Go back and read that if you haven’t already. Melissa Kiesche is Senior Vice President at Edison Research and is responsible for the data, and James Cridland interviewed her on this week’s Podnews Weekly Review and it’s well worth…

  • YouTube and Podcasts

    YouTube and Podcasts

    Introduction Earlier this week, Google announced that their Google Podcasts app will be discontinued in 2024. They are instead pointing listeners to YouTube Music: “Looking forward to 2024, we’ll be increasing our investment in the podcast experience on YouTube Music — making it a better overall destination for fans and podcasters alike.” To facilitate this…