This Week In The Podverse, April 22, 2022

  • Edmund Oris begins the tweet series, #PodcastTipOfTheDay. He says he wants to help every new content creator and podcaster. See First Tip
  • Nigerian Podcaster and host of The Grow & Glow Podcast, Gracie Imo launches podcast workshop. A Beginner’s Guide To Podcasting is a 2-day workshop slated for April 23 & 24, 2022. It focuses on starting, launching and monetizing a podcast.
  • Check out Afripod’s Molly Jensen and Kevin Y. Brown’s feature in Nairobi Garage tagged “Afripods, Together Let’s Amplify Africa One Podcast At A Time // #OnesToWatch”. Watch
  • iHeartMedia Plans To Triple Its Branded Podcast Output In 2022. Read More
  • Facebook appears to have lost interest in podcasting. Read More
  • Jason Yanowitz says he’s looking for a Director of Podcasts to head the “largest crypto podcast network in the world”. Read More
  • Spotify cancels Greenroom Creator’s Fund. Read More.
  • Here’s how the Spotify team chooses podcasts to promote. Read More
  • Inside Radio reports that Live Audio Tool Will Let Podcasters Host Live Streams On Main Spotify App. Read More
  • Bloomberg reports that the Obamas are leaving Spotify. Their production company, Higher Ground, is in the middle of negotiations with several potential partners, including Amazon’s Audible and iHeartMedia Inc. Read More.
  • The Brookings Institution has a paper on podcast content regulation called, “Policy recommendations for addressing content moderation in podcasts”. Read More
  • Ghost Island Media launches a multi-lingual podcast in French and Mandarin. Read More
  • Substack wants to monetize podcasts. Read More
  • Research finds that people who listen to podcasts are on average more open, intellectually curious, and less neurotic than those who don’t. Read More
  • PodX Group launches with the aim of investing in international podcast enterprises. Read More
  • Spotify Video Podcasts are now available on Anchor and in select countries. Read More
  • James Cridland of Podnews shares tips on how to use live captions in podcast apps. Read More.
  • Here’s a mini thread on making podcasts more accessible with transcripts.
  • This Reddit thread deals with Accessibility standards for audio drama transcripts.
  • 3 ways to entice your listener with a promotional post. Read More

Opportunites…

  • African podcasters living and working in Africa or the diaspora can now apply for the inaugural African Union Media Fellowship. The deadline is April 30, 2022. Read More.
  • An audio editor is wanted for a podcast project in Lagos Nigeria. Reach Mark Otabor on Twitter for more details.

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