Hot News, Roundups, and Audio Fiction Articles
Why do people listen to podcasts? Podcasts vs Other Media: What’s The Appeal
? by Calla Litman for Sounds Profitable. “Context is everything. Modern media diets are all about curation and predictive algorithms. In a departure from past generations, I’d argue that “fitting in” means something different to a nineteen-year-old than it does to a forty-nine year old. Younger generations would rather “find their tribe” as [Amy Poehler describes] than “fit in” with blanket social constructs.”
When Did Podcasts Start
? Some say that The New York Times invented it last week. The truth, however, is more complex than that.
The Obamas are leaving Spotify
, apparently. “the Obamas reportedly found it difficult to get their ideas for shows accepted by Spotify management - and Spotify declined to renew.” Y'know, when you’re so desperate to drive up numbers that you can’t stop to think about slow growth and enduring appeal, that’s how you get flash in the pan misinformation campaigns.
is the new podcast host for folks who want to share and listen to African podcasts.
Along similar lines: remember the Spotify Greenroom Creator Fund
, when Spotify was going to “support and reward creators for the communities they build and the experiences they create?” That was fun, wasn’t it? On or about 18 April, Spotify sent a message to applicants telling them the fund is cancelled
Podcasting’s Most Important Investment
by Tom Webster It’s not NFTs. It’s not celebrities. It’s not crypto. Here, I found it for you: it’s us. “Ultimately there is no "discovery” problem. There is a “don’t care enough about podcasting to search” problem. Each of us has to be a one-person solution to that problem. No one is coming to save us.“ Recommend a podcast episode to someone, today.
Radio Boot Camp Presents: “Introduction to Audio Fiction”
on April 25. Producer and director Gisele Regatão
(Radiotopia Presents: a hit dog will holler
) will lead “a backstage tour” of the professional landscape, process, and fundamentals.
Opportunities and Auditions
The Stitcher Breakthrough Fellowship
will accept applications until April 28. The 6-month paid role (July-December) is open to podcasters with 3+ years of experience. Under the LA-based Earwolf team, the fellow will learn audio engineering, Pro Tools, script editing, and more.
The Pasithea Powder is casting
for the first half of its third season. Paid, deadline 24th of April.
Casting Call: Echobox
is a fictional podcast that retells the Greek myths in the beautiful - or not so beautiful - world of Los Angeles. Deadline: May 7?
Everyone who reads this likes fiction podcasts. Your podcast description and link could be right here. Get a Classified Ad for $28, and promote your podcast to well over twelve hundred and eighty fiction podcast enthusiasts.
Lauren Passell has a podcast marketing Substack, Podcast Marketing Magic
. “Making a beautiful show is only half the battle. How do you get people to listen to it?”
is an upcoming newsletter featuring podcasts by trans and nonbinary podcasters. If that’s you, submit your podcast for consideration. If that’s not you, subscribe to find some excellent shows.
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. It’s not just for people who make podcasts, either. People who don’t make podcasts but love listening to podcasts are interested in your process, too.
Creatives To Support
is a new urban fantasy podcast, which currently has three episodes available. The show is crowdfunding
to finish its first season.
Milestones, Debuts and Finales
Is this a podcast? The Prick and The Sting
is a web-based immersive listening experience with binaural sound and original music.
The Author’s Anathema
Natalie just got a narrating gig for a mysterious and reclusive author to record an eerie audiobook. As she reads, however, she realizes with dawning horror that each tale holds an unsettling personal connection.
Detective May Adamos has just been transferred to the police precinct in Ojai, Ca to digitalize cases from the long-closed-down department of investigations. Join her in this weekly horror fiction podcast.
is a fictional horror/comedy podcast featuring zany ideas for interviews with monsters from the cast and crew behind Twin Strangers Productions, makers of the Syntax podcast.
The 100 Handed
: The tattooed magician Evan Wexler and his werewolf partner V spend their nights prowling a shadowy Texas underbelly full of frenzied monsters and mad sorcerers.
Keep sharing good stories.