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The Week in Podcasting News: Podcasts Nominated for Webbys, and more

There’s good news for anyone who hasn’t yet heard the BBC’s radio documentary, Podcasting – The First Ten Years. Both parts are both now available for on-demand listening for the next year. The countdown timer threatening only a week of availability that I wrote about last week is gone. Curiously, however, the documentary is not […]

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Podcast Survivor: PRX’s Radiotopia – an “indie label” for podcasting

Last week the Public Radio Exchange announced Radiotopia, a new podcast network dedicated to featuring “the best emerging and established talent” in the public radio mold. Jake Shapiro, PRX[/caption]According to PRX Executive Director Jake Shapiro the idea for the network began a few years ago at a staff retreat, in discussions that included Roman Mars, […]

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Podcast Survivor

Podcast Survivor: The week’s podcasting news

This week I round up the latest podcasting news: Podcast Awards founder defends his methodology; Welcome to Night Vale live performance reviewed; Why no viral podcasts?. Why doesn’t audio go viral? Last week public radio journalist Stan Alcorn published a thorough and well-researched article titled “Is Thing On” exploring the question of why internet audio […]

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Podcast Prowler: Random Tapes, Quit It and the land of cover versions

On this lazy Sunday afternoon I’m listening to some new podcasts that I want to pass along to Radio Survivor readers. Random Tape I read Los Angeles magazine article about Dave Weinberg’s podcast that shares found home-recorded cassettes acquired at thrift stores, rummage sales and flea markets. As a fan of found ephemera I dived […]

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Winners announced for annual Podcast Awards

Two veteran podcasters took home the most awards at this year’s Podcast Awards, announced at the New Media Expo this past Sunday in Las Vegas. Scott Johnson and Brian Ibbot won both the Comedy and People’s Choice categories for The Morning Stream, while their Film Sack podcast won for the Movies/Film category. Film Sack also […]

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