Google is continuing to play catch-up with Apple and Spotify - now launching their own podcast manager to give you detailed analytics on your shows. Super easy to set up - you just need a Google account and access to the email address associated with your show. https://podcastsmanager.google.com/
Apple and Spotify continue to be 1 and 2 in the space respectively though.And Spotify is making serious in-roads. They beat Apple in many foreign countries, lead the state of New Jersey, and momentarily took the lead in California and New York, according to Q1 data from Voxnest. https://blog.voxnest.com/apple-spotify-podcast-listeners-q1/?utm_source=podnews.net&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=podnews.net:2020-05-01
Rob Walch of Libsyn says downloads were down 15% in April. https://podcastbusinessjournal.com/downloads-down-due-to-coronavirus/
This American Life has won the first Pulitzer Prize for Audio Journalism- for their episode "The Out Crowd" about Mexican immigration. https://www.thisamericanlife.org/about/announcements/we-just-won-the-first-ever-pulitzer-prize-for-audio-journalism
I learned this week that I need to work ahead more in terms of booking and recording guests, and I started using Chartable Smart Links, Headliner for videos, and Calendly to book recording time.
Rode is giving away $150,000 worth of gear in the return of their My RodeCast competition: https://myrodecast.com/
Congrats to my boy Joel Saul-Sehy and the Stacking Benjamins podcast - now part of Westwood One's network!
Here are some great episodes to start with. Or, check out episodes by topic.