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Hot News, Roundups, and Audio Fiction Articles
“Real Bourbon, No Apologies
.” Great job, Spotify. As Tanner Campbell says in Dispatches From The Booth, “Spotify Done Eff’d Up Big Time
,” when they slapped banner ads for Wild Turkey on zillions of podcasts in their app, some about sobriety. As of this writing, neither Spotify nor Campari Group has apologized. And, so we come full circle.
Do You Know Where Your Data Has Been?
Tom Webster makes an impassioned plea to everyone releasing research in and around the podcasting space: do better with transparency about the methodologies used. In other news, 97% of respondents surveyed said Overcast is the best podcast listening app of all time, 92% said that A Scottish Podcast is the best podcast ever, and 96% said that Sarah Golding should be crowned the next Queen of England.
UK audio producers: The 2022 Audio Production Census
will be open to all UK audio producers until May 23. The AudioUK initiative aims to capture the activities and ballpark income of podcast, radio, and audiobook creators. Results will be used to promote the sector for investment and policy gains.
(yeah but see here’s the thing: a podcast is like a capsule of data attached to an RSS feed, so they’re like peas of data in a pod file. Peas in a pod. Podcasts, get it?)
, May 28-29, Atlanta, Georgia. This 2-day conference will be a launchpad for the next wave of Black storytellers. Whether they’re behind the microphone, engineering the sound, or creating the visual identity, there is room for them to launch and grow. The world needs more Black stories. Our mission is to give Black creatives a platform to bring those stories and ideas to life.
LIVE Global Podcast Editor Chats
with Stephanie Fuccio of Podcast Editing Plus and friends. The LIVE Global Podcast Editor Chats are twice a month on YouTube and NOW they’re in podcast form too! We chat about the business AND technical side of podcast editing for clients.
Opportunities and Auditions
Casting Call: Out Of Sight
is a cyberpunk neo-noir about a psychic detective/petty thief solving mysteries while talking to ghosts. Deadline: 9 June.
Casting Gall: Century The Series
. Deadline, 16 June. a legal family drama in audio format.
Legacy - A Star Wars Audio Drama
Laresa, Jedi turned Sith must discover her way of navigating both sides of the force, while battling an Emperor gone mad and hidden enemy hell-bent on destroying the force.
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Then What Happened
? Ten things you need to figure out before writing a great story, according to a seasoned Podcast Showrunner, Midoadilman.
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The BBC seeks an Assistant Producer
in London, Great Britain. Go git 'em, Tiger!
Creatives To Support
The Love Talker
, a project by Keith Tims
. For centuries, women have been going missing around the isolated town of Kilruane in Appalachia where the people still practice old ways. One woman’s search will reveal the truth about the handsome man who wanders these woods and the history of violence the town has been keeping secret.
is your favorite hot spot for all the olympian gossip. A Greek Mythology retelling fictional podcast.
Electromancy Season 2
An award-winning audio drama about magic, friendship, and overthrowing totalitarian governments!
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Milestones, Debuts and Finales
Echoes (In) Between
, the debut audio drama from indie producers Brystal Studios, premiered on Tuesday 5/17 with two half-hour episodes. They will be releasing one episode a week on Tuesdays from here.
After a long wait and a few delays, season 5 of A Ninth World Journal
finally launches in May! No, seriously… for real this time! This season features some of your favourite voice actors as well! Releases on Patreon for patrons on May 22, then to gen pop on May 29.
Milestone: Congratulations to The Hacker Chronicles
for passing 100K listeners! They’ve finished part 1 of a series called The Hacker Chronicles, following Alice a barista who tries her first-ever cybercrime. Part 2 of Season 2 launches this week.
That Vampire Show
is an immersive storytelling experience told across multiple platforms (Twitter, Tumblr, AO3, and more), following a fanfiction writer meeting the creator of her favorite show. Tandon Productions
premiered the show this month, and release new episodes every Tuesday.
Launching June 7: 1972
, a new historical audio drama from Harlem Queen creator Yhane Smith, tells the powerful story of two highly respected and legendary Black women, Shirley Chisholm and Angela Davis.
Keep sharing good stories.