BBC Studios joins public media leaders with new investment into PocketCasts

PRESS RELEASE — March 3, 2020 New York NY, USA—As podcasting continues to grow, the world’s largest public media entities are joining forces to ensure that consumers get the best listening experience with new investment into Pocket Casts. Acquired in May 2018 by a number of U.S. public media institutions, Pocket Casts is a globally available […]

The Podcast Academy

Podcast industry leaders come together to launch The Podcast Academy, and announce annual awards and professional development program. PRESS RELEASE — February 17, 2020 Los Angeles CA, USA—Leaders across the podcasting community jointly announced the formation of The Podcast Academy on Feb 14, a new membership-driven not-for-profit organization of independent podcasters and industry professionals dedicated to […]

SheListens: Insights On Women Podcast Listeners

An estimated 90 million Americans are monthly podcast listeners, according to Edison Research’s The Infinite Dial ®, and 46% of those monthly podcast listeners are women. Edison Research SVP Melissa Kiesche presented the latest research on women podcast listeners on October 12 at She Podcasts LIVE in Atlanta.   Click below for a pdf version of the report. SheListens_Insights_on_Women_Podcast_Listeners_from_Edison_Research.pdf

The Quality of Audio Influences Whether You Believe What You Hear

A new study by USC and the Australian National University shows that audio quality influences whether people believe what they hear — and whether they trust the source of information. The findings are significant amid the recent rise of fake news and public distrust in science, said Norbert Schwarz, a co-director of the Mind & Society Center at the USC […]

WESTWOOD ONE AND AUDIENCE INSIGHTS INC.’S PODCAST DOWNLOAD

SPRING 2019 REPORT HIGHLIGHTS: PODCAST USAGE HABITS, ADVERTISER INSIGHTS, PODCAST DISCOVERY, AND MORE In May 2018, Audience Insights Inc. released The Canadian Podcast Listener 2018, a comprehensive study of 1500+ monthly Canadian podcast listeners. The study covered topics such as podcast origin timeline, podcast publishers, listener demographics, podcast discovery, listener behavior, and more. In America, podcasting has […]