This Week In The Podverse, April 8, 2022

  • The APVA Awards are coming soon. Watch this space.
  • Afripods CEO, Molly Jensen launches a bi-weekly newsletter, “Africa X Podcasting: The Scoop.” It features occurrences in the African podcasting ecosystem focusing on innovation, discoverability, news, events, education & whatever else captures her mind. Do subscribe! It’s rich!
  • To build a more informed approach to podcasting in Africa, Africa Podfest asks podcast listeners in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa to take part in a survey.
  • Lina Macharia is reaching out to less represented in front of the mic/ behind the mic individuals, journalists and storytellers that would greatly benefit from being members of The Podcast Academy offering them the opportunity to apply for a year of membership fully sponsored by Spotify.
  • Anchor announces updates to its web app, empowering more creators to share their voices in their native tongues. Read More
  • For this year’s #Reviews4Good, Podchaser is donating 25 cents to World Central Kitchen for every review left on the platform throughout the month of April 2022! The donation doubles to 50 cents every time a podcaster replies to the review. Read More
  • Inside Radio reports that 6 podcast companies [Alitu, Buzzsprout, Captivate, Libsyn, PlayerdotFM, and Spreaker] are also joining the #Reviews4Good effort and agreeing to match Podchaser’s donations. Other companies like Apollo, Headliner, Podcast Guru and Squadcast are signing on as promotional partners.
  • According to Livewire Labs, Anchor (24.8%), Buzzsprout (9.8%) and Spreaker (8.1%) are the Top 3 Podcast Hosting Companies by Episode Share for the month of March 2022. Read More
  • Sony Music Entertainment appoints Serita Wesley to the newly created role of Head of U.S. Entertainment Podcasts. Read More
  • Bloomberg reports that four Patreon hit shows have been poached by Substack. Substack has also launched an app in the Apple store with a built-in podcast player. Read More
  • The same way they made it simple to start a paid newsletter, Substack says it’s making it just as easy to produce a paid, subscription-based podcast. Read More
  • Buzzsprout’s new Dynamic Content tool lets you easily add and remove short pre-roll (intro) and post-roll (outro) content to your episodes. Read More
  • Blubrry updates the onboarding process for PowerPress, its podcast plugin for WordPress. Read More
  • Spotify Union members threaten to strike over contract issues. Read more
  • Is PodMachine, “The simplest way to grow and edit your podcast”? Maybe. Your episode could be ready in just 48 hours and for $49, you could make 4 episodes per month. Try it for free, first.
  • If you’re looking for a free, personalised plan to start your podcast then get The Podcast Planner Tool.
  • I received two useful tools to help with writing better episode titles from Daniel J Lewis in the mailbox…👇🏾

The AI called Jasper for coming up with better title ideas and 👇🏾

Sharethrough, a FREE headline-analyzer to see how good your headline is.

  • Looking For Podcast Communities to Join on Twitter?

Consider these:

Podcasting Twitter

Indie Podcasters

Black Podcasters Association

NB: Please Abide By The Rules Of Each Community.

What Are Podcasters Tweeting About?

Are you a Nigerian Podcaster? Have you joined The Naija Pod Hub and submitted your podcast to the directory? Wetin you dey wait for na? Oya go here.

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Tony Doe™

Tony Doe™

Podcaster | Voice-Over Guy | Radio Shifu | Confam Arsenal Fan | Country Rep, [Association of African Podcasters and Voice Artists] |