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Another exclusive for Spotify

In this week's Podnews Weekly Review with Buzzsprout, Sam Sethi interviews Jay LeBoeuf from Descript, after the launch of a new version of the editing software and another funding round.

  • Spotify has signed another exclusive: Anything Goes with Emma Chamberlain, described as one of the world’s most listened-to podcasts, will be exclusive on Spotify early next year. The deal includes video podcasts. The show was with UTA and Cadence13's Ramble Podcast Network, and is another loss for owner Audacy which is threatened with stock market de-listing.
  • The Infinite Dial New Zealand was published by Edison Research. 39% of adults in the country are monthly podcast listeners, placing them (just) above the US. 30% are weekly podcast listeners; and radio continues to do particularly well in the country.

  • Dan Misener at Bumper has looked at the new topics that Apple Podcasts is automatically allocating to shows (see our coverage on Nov 15, including our topics viewer). He's produced a number of network maps, designed to show links between different shows; and produced episode topic maps for every category in Apple Podcasts.

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  • From CBC Podcasts #8 is: The Secret Life of Canada A podcast about the beautiful, terrible and weird histories of the 'Great White North'. 'The truth behind the boy in the picture' investigates one of the most referenced images connected to Canada's Residential School system. It's an episode worth listening to, no matter where you call home.
  • My Spouse Has Dementia is produced by Zita Christian, who started podcasting at 69 and is now 75. The show uses personal stories, occasional interviews, and simple rituals to support dementia caregiving spouses. Here's a separate post-produced short piece, My Alzheimer's Secret, which is worth a listen.
  • What do you do when you have audio you don't know what to do with? Launch a new podcast. Podnews Extra is here for extra interviews and audio from across the industry - including an interview that was too long for our normal weekly podcast, with Chris Messina: an inventor of ActivityStreams, which went on to become ActivityPub, powering Mastodon.
  • Patagonia and PRX have announced Patagonia Stories, a new podcast series hosted by Archana Ram, a managing editor on Patagonia’s editorial team. Ram will explore the foundational nature of knowledge, and ask the questions that matter about our relationship with each other and the natural world. It launches Dec 1.
  • FIFA Insight Live: A Training Centre Podcast is Arsène Wenger's official FIFA World Cup podcast. It dropped its first episode this week and will be publishing new episodes on the whistle after every game in Qatar.


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