Category: Podcast News

Spotify Releases its Wrapped 2019 with New Podcast Data

Each year, Spotify releases its "Wrapped" summary of the year in listener data, and 2019 is no different. Here's some of what we can learn from the data for Spotify's Wrapped 2019. Courtesy of Spotify While much of the data relates to Spotify's music, a handful of interesting facts can be pulled from their podcast ...

Submitting to This Week in Podcasts

About This Week in Podcasts Each week, the column will have a Highlights section discussing exemplary episodes from the week. Other sections will be added as applicable each week: Pitfalls: Discussions of lackluster episodes or disappointing trends in a podcast overall, including why they fell flat and what could have adjusted to make them feel more ...

Lauren Shippen, Briggon Snow, and Jordan Cope Launch Production Company

The Bright Sessions veterans Lauren Shippen and Briggon Snow and Patreon's Jordan Cope have launched a fully in-house production company, Atypical Artists. With a focus on fiction storytelling in podcasts, Atypical Artists aims “to make the most compelling stories, you need to empower a diverse and passionate set of creators; in other words, make neat ...

“Limetown: The Prequel to the #1 Podcast” A Deep Dive into Lia Haddock, Emile Haddock, and the Feel of Limetown

There is a certain feeling to Limetown--a sort of gray, cold feeling that has moments of brightness in shining character moments or especially lovely choices in production. The feeling, when you steep yourself into listening, is almost tangible, like you can feel the dust coating Limetown's ruins, feel the exhaustion after Max and Deirdre's fights, feel ...

The McElroys WILL Be In “Trolls 2”

As reported today in Vanity Fair, the McElroys' quest to appear in Trolls 2, as documented in their sparsely uploaded podcast The McElroys Will Be In Trolls 2, has hopefully come to an end; the McElroys will be in Trolls 2. This also means that now, the brothers must focus on not being cut from the film. In The McElroys Will ...

Celebrate Your Podcast Love with International Podcast Month

September 2018 marks the first annual International Podcast Month, in which podcasters from the actual play and audio drama/fiction communities have come together to create new episodes, write blog posts, and share their love of podcasting. I sat down with IPM's founder, Tess Cocchio, to talk about what listeners and readers can expect from IPM. ...

Fall Podcast Preview: Night Vale Presents, Greater Boston, and More

Photo credit: Gavin Whitner, MusicOomph.com This Fall, a large number of podcasts have gone on hiatus between seasons, but many are just getting started or returning for new seasons. This post will highlight some of the most exciting new and upcoming releases for Fall 2018. New Podcasts Mythos: August 31st Mythos is an audio fiction that ...