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Podcasting News: EFF To Challenge Patent Troll at Public Hearing

Today the podcast patent troll faces a hearing at the US Patent and Trademark Office. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has patiently worked to chip away at the patent owned by Personal Audio LLC which the company claims covers the invention of podcasting in 1996, meaning all podcasters potentially would owe the company royalties. The EFF […]

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Podcast Survivor: Resources for Listeners, Enthusiasts & Podcasters

This week I want to share some resources for the podcast enthusiast. This might be an avid listener, a producer, or someone new to the medium who wants to learn more. While much has been made about the “discoverability” problem that podcasting has, after giving this a lot of thought I’ve concluded that it’s no […]

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Podcast Survivor: The Verge Goes Behind the Scenes of Gimlet, PRX and ESPN

I didn’t travel over the holiday weekend. Instead I had friends visiting from Chicago, so I’m a little chagrined to admit I didn’t listen to any podcasts. If you traveled, I hope your journeys were made a little more enjoyable by some good ’casts. If so, please comment on this post and share. This week […]

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Podcasting News and Shows for your Turkey Day Travels

It certainly seems like for the rest of the year I’ll be mentioning at least one or two press articles covering podcasting’s newfound popularity. However, I’ll focus on pieces that are notable, cover new ground, or suggest a novel angle. First, the New York Times’ inimitable media reporter and critic David Carr finally submits his […]

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Why Serial Represents the Podcasting “Renaissance”

PRX’s Radiotopia ended its Kickstarter last Friday at $620,412, which is 148% more than its initial goal of $250,000. The money will help fund four new podcasts–three hosted by women–along with financing a development fund for more new shows. On Tuesday Apple reported that the Serial podcast from This American Life has become the fastest-downloaded […]

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Radiotopia’s Kickstarter & Gimlet Media Pose Podcast Funding Options

Alex Blumberg’s podcasting company Gimlet Media just crowd-funded $200,00 in less than two days. Only the company didn’t use Kickstarter, Indiegogo or another familiar platform. Instead Gimlet invited qualified investors to become actual equity stakeholders under a provision of the 2012 JOBS Act. Gimlet ran this campaign using the help of a new platform called […]

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A Year of Podcast Survivor: More than Surviving; Thriving

I would be remiss if I did not mention yesterday’s debut of Wolfpop, the new popular culture podcast network from Earwolf that is curated by actor/comedian/podcaster Paul Scheer. I also must point out that I work for Earwolf/Wolfpop parent company Midroll Media, and specifically worked on the promotional campaign. That said, I do think it’s […]

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Podcast Survivor: Community Radio Must Podcast

First off, if you didn’t catch the big news that streaming music platform Deezer is acquiring Stitcher be sure to read my take on what it means for podcasting. I should also note that former WFMU host Tom Scharpling has announced that he is bringing back The Best Show “sometime in November.” This coincides with […]

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Podcast Survivor: The Business of Podcasting is Booming

The business of podcasting continues to attract serious coverage, which I report here each week. This week coverage comes from the Columbia Journalism Review and PBS’s MediaShift. There’s good reason for this attention: the business of podcasting is booming. This is a good thing for listeners, producers, and even stations The CJR piece focuses exclusively […]

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Podcasting News: The “Spotify of Podcasting,” Carolla’s Victory Strategy

In podcasting news this week: from Sweden “the Spotify of Podcasting”; Carolla’s Mike August opens up about podcast troll; Blumberg’s podcasting startup hits $1 million. From Sweden, “the Spotify of Podcasting” The Swedish podcast listening app Acast just launched in the UK, promising to be “the Spotify of podcasting.” At least the comparison point is […]

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