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2014 – The Year in Podcasting

When I wrote my first “year in podcasting” post some twelve months ago I didn’t anticipate that we would end 2014 with nearly every local, regional and national news source in the English-speaking world having written breathlessly about podcasting, as has been triggered by the breakout success of Serial. But, as Radio Survivor readers and […]

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Deezer Acquires Stitcher

Deezer Buys Stitcher – What It Means for Podcasting

This morning the global #2 streaming music service Deezer announced that it is acquiring Stitcher, the audio platform focused on talk, entertainment and podcasts. In an interview Deezer Chief Marketing Officer Beth Murphy explained that the deal is intended to help introduce more talk listeners to streaming music, while also provide music listeners with talk […]

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Podcast Survivor 2014.05

Podcasting News: Podcasters in the Press; SoundCloud & Twitter

In this week’s podcasting news: Podcasting received a fair amount of press recently, primarily focused on the comedy side of things. It looks like rising podcast host Soundcloud almost got bought, and Stitcher debuts a new feature that isn’t quite the “Instapaper of audio.” Comedy Podcasters in the News Rolling Stone revealed its “20 Best […]

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Podcast Survivor

Podcast Survivor: This week’s podcasting news

In this week’s podcasting news: PRX launches podcast network focused on sustaining the medium Podcasts continue to dominate Stitcher Awards Podcasting veteran Rob Greenlee joins PodcastOne Patent troll demands “Save Podcasting” campaign donor info. PRX Launches Podcast Network I’ve been writing quite a bit about how podcasting and independent radio can become sustainable. This week […]

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Podcast Survivor: Stitcher Awards 2013 open for nominations, Tom Scharpling turned down a Best Show paycheck, +more

In this week’s podcasting news we learn some new data about podcast listening, Stitcher opens award nominations, Tom Scharpling almost got paid for The Best Show, and the A/V Club drops its top podcasts of 2013. Tom Scharpling Turned Down a Salary at WFMU? Current writer Andrew Lapin catches up with Tom Scharpling to discuss […]

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Podcast Survivor: Scharpling passes the torch, Stitcher announces 2nd annual awards

This week’s biggest podcasting news is that WFMU has found a suitable personality to take over The Best Show’s soon-to-be-vacant timeslot, but there’s more for the podcast enthusiast and producer alike. Scharpling Passes the Best Torch to Hill It’s a changing of the guard at New Jersey’s freeform WFMU. Last month Best Show host Tom […]

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iHeartRadio Talk

iHeartRadio Talk is Clear Channel’s move to become the Google of internet radio

Clear Channel has discovered the podcast, apparently, but wants to rename it the “audiosode.” Rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it? But don’t be fooled by the nincompoop neologism, this is a very serious move by the nation’s biggest radio broadcast company to dominate internet radio. Those “audiosodes” are part of the iHeartRadio Talk beta that […]

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Mobile radio apps jump from the smartphone to the dashboard at CES

Three years ago at CES car stereos started talking to smartphones to control apps like Pandora. This year radio apps are moving en masse from the smartphone into the dashboard. Smartphones still provide the critical mobile data link, although one auto manufacturer announced a deal to integrate that access directly in the dash. Two major […]

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