This Week In The Podverse — April 1, 2022

  • To mark this year’s Mother’s Day celebration, The Young God, Rodney Omeokachie says, “For the first time in my podcast career I talked about motherhood and not only that, I released three high-quality episodes to celebrate mothers and how awesome they are. The episodes are, Ronald Nzimora: Mothers Who Raised Gods | Elsa Softic: Losing a Mother and Raising a Son | In Defense Of Mothers Who Stayed For The Kids.
  • Chavid Properties are the latest sponsors of Abuja’s most popular podcast, The Young God Podcast. In an Instagram post, they say they “believe in supporting individuals and platforms that distinguish themselves in their field and do good creative work.” See post
  • The Tony Doe Podcast returns for the second season of radio stories, on April 6, 2022. See the teaser.
  • Nigerian Podcaster, Itote Ifedayo, got her first 1,000 plays, after five months of podcasting. She enjoys every bit of talking and believes there is still room for improvement. Check out her podcast, Fridays with Itote here.
  • In this week’s Afrobeats Intelligence Podcast, Joey Akan chats with Africa’s most in-form music video director, T.G Omori, who has a lot to say. He walked away, from a struggling acting career, redefined himself, picked up a camera and started shooting free videos for his friends in the hood. Listen here.
  • On March 26, 2022, The Listening Sessions, a podcast hosted by Music Businessman, Obinna Agwu, made its debut on Nigerian radio. It aired at 4 pm local time on Lagos Talks 91.3FM. The episode featured was the conversation with Hip Hop artist IllBliss. It received rave reviews including this one from a fan who missed a 4 o’clock appointment to stay tuned!
  • The latest media grant by Africa No Filter will only fund women storytellers. This grant is for journalists, podcasters, TikTokers, bloggers, and vloggers; and for media organisations that amplify women in media. Deadline: 11 April. >>> Read More
  • In an 84-page presentation for podcast publishers produced by YouTube, and sent to Podnews, the company plans to ingest podcast RSS feeds directly, with a new podcasts homepage to be at youtube.com/podcasts (e never begin work yet). YouTube will also feature audio ads and possibly, split the revenue with publishers. YouTube is expected to supply analytics in compliance with best practices and will work with podcast attribution. >>> Read More
  • Audio content production studio Audio Up signs a publishing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) that will identify and sign songwriters to create original music for the company’s stable of podcasts. >>> Read more
  • Spotify has been working with USC and other top-tier universities to encourage and inspire students to enter podcasting, as well as help them get training, mentorship and professional development. The USC now offers a Podcast Minor course, designed to give students a grounding in the history, theory, production and business of podcasting.
  • Podcast Business Journal spoke to Podcast Movement co-founder Dan Franks about Evolution 2022, the vibe from the crowd, and the future of the industry.
  • From Podcast Movement too, Tom Webster shares a complete recap of the key podcasting stats for 2022. >>> Read more
  • iHeartMedia teams up with Collab Inc to launch a new podcast studio focused on family-friendly shows.
  • Nasdaq reports that Spotify’s stocks are thriving amidst the podcasting boom.
  • In a bonus episode of the Front Page Podcast, the Herald’s entertainment and lifestyle editor Jenni Mortimer wonders, “What punishment awaits Will Smith after Oscars slap?” A moment that will reverberate through Academy folklore for years to come. >>> Read more
  • What’s on the mind of podcasters? A survey released by The Podcast Host offers some insights. It shows a growing dichotomy between what podcast has been since its birth nearly two decades ago, and where it is going. >>> Read more
  • A fake guest fools Southern Cross Austereo by pretending to be a victim of the con artist featured in the documentary The Tinder Swindler. >>> Read more
  • Only Murders In The building returns for a 2nd Season on Hulu, on June 28. I don’t think James Cridland is a fan. In his podnews newsletter on Tuesday, he said, “The comedy show includes a not-very-flattering portrayal of podcasters and podcast fans.”
  • Bullhorn is looking for podcasters of the week for April.
  • Mark Asquith created a list to make it easy to find those doing amazing work in the podcast industry. This is to help others to find brilliant people and their content and it’s not for companies.
  • In episode 3 of The Pod Chat, host Danny Brown chats with Arielle Nissenblatt, about community, podcast taxonomy and diversity. Listen here.
  • James Mulvany’s Cue was awarded “Best New Podcast Company” at this year’s Quill Podcast Awards. The annual event celebrates podcasters and industry professionals for their production work, creativity, and efforts to elevate the medium. Here’s a list of all the winners.
  • At the same awards, Headliner was selected as the winner of the “Best Podcast Marketing Software”.
  • Are you a content marketer? Here’s what you need to know about podcasting.
  • Pat Flynn’s been podcasting for 13 years and has over 65 million downloads. When he decides to share “50 best tips for podcasting in 15 minutes,” best to pay serious attention. “Hopefully at least one of these can be a game-changer for you.”
  • Do you have a podcast, YouTube channel or small business and Looking for ways to grow your brand? Feel like you’ve tried everything and nothing seems to work? Watch Alec Kassan & Maurice Jones share their best tips and techniques for growth!
  • Do you want to Understand Your Show’s Audience and Demographic Data?. Watch this.
  • Podcasters pass the baton of tips once received.
  • This Twitter Media Page offers very useful insights on podcast growth.
  • Here are Four Tips To Make Your Podcast Content Stand Out from Award-winning Success Coach, Savitha Nanjappa.
  • If you have a WordPress website and you’re looking for the Best Free WordPress Podcast Plugins here’s a great collection available for you to use >>> Read more.
  • Could the new RØDE NTH-100 be the Best Headphones for Podcasting? | Review
  • Cleanvoice is an artificial intelligence that removes filler sounds, stuttering and mouth sound from your podcast or audio recording. Try it for free, with 30 minutes of audio.
  • Have you met Eddy from Headliner? He’s a text-based podcast editor. How does he work? Upload your audio, he transcribes it, then you edit it the same way you would a document — deleting a word or sentence deletes the underlying audio. It’s free in Beta and you can pay in feedback.
  • This thread details a list of podcasters, much older than the medium itself, sharing how they got their audio fix back in the day. Do you know what a vinyl player is?
  • Podcast producers share the quickest turnarounds they’ve had on episodes.
  • Check out Stephanie Fuccio’s comprehensive list of podcast editing communities.
  • Podcasters share how to get listeners.
  • A thread on the qualities of a good podcast host.
  • My good friend, Danny Brown wants to know if podcast awards affect podcast growth and if it’s worth paying to enter. I’m just as curious. See the replies
  • Watch How Podcasts are taking Africa by storm as Josephine Karianjahi and Melissa Mbugua discuss with Maurice Otieno and Doris Onyango why podcasts have become the preferred medium for alternative narratives and community building.
  • AfricaPodFest’s Josephine Karianjahi will be speaking at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia Italy from April 6–10, 2022.

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