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- Fonos, a Vietnam-based audio platform, has raised $1.8m to expand into podcasting. The service already includes audiobooks, meditation content and book summaries, and has 130,000 monthly active users.
- Acast is encouraging the use of visual descriptions in podcasts, to make content more accessible for blind or low-vision people. There's an example in the blog post we link to.
- Audiobooks are now available on Spotify in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. They'd launched in the US in September.
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- Wil Anderson and Charlie Clausen, long-time Australian indie podcasters, have been signed by LiSTNR. More than 400 episodes will move to the platform, though they'll continue to be made available elsewhere.
- Luminary has launched in India. US pricing is $34.99 annually; pricing in India is ₹999.00 annually (US$12.20).
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- In Brisbane, Queensland? Friday night at 6pm, come and find other podcasters at The Plough on Southbank. We'd love to see you.
- From CBC Podcasts #4 is: Kuper Island An investigative series about one of Canada’s most notorious residential schools – where unsolved deaths, abuse, and lies haunt the community and the survivors to this day. Hosted by Duncan McCue.
- VistaTalks has won a gold Viddy Award. The podcast focuses on trending business topics and features industry leaders and global experts.
- From Post Script Media, Climavores is a podcast for eaters who are trying to navigate the complex relationship between healthy food and a healthy planet. Read on to discover how you can watch a virtual live episode!
On November 30th, we’re putting together a virtual live episode of our podcast Climavores, featuring author and NYU professor Marion Nestle.
For decades, Marion has been a towering figure in nutritional science. In a field littered with fad diets and bogus studies, she’s been a voice of authority on the complicated relationship between food, politics and our health. Now she's written a book called “Slow Cooked” about the things you should and shouldn't eat – and who you should and shouldn't trust about food.
Marion joins Climavores hosts and renowned journalists Mike Grunwald and Tamar Haspel for a spirited conversation about food history, food justice, and how to eat for a healthy body and healthy planet. Stephen Lacey, co-founder and executive editor of Post Script Media, will moderate.
Register for free to join us online on November 30th, at 1:00 p.m. ET. And bring your questions for Mike, Tamar and Marion!
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