To subscribe or not to subscribe that is the question. Interviews with Sean Glynn from Novel, Rob Loewenthal from Whooshkaa, Jess Kupferman from She Podcasts and Agnes Kozera from Podcorn

Apologies some of the sound recordings on Sam's interviews were not clear due to a broken mic. 

Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi on this week's show

INTERVIEWS:

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NEWS:

  • Entercom has acquired Podcorn, valuing the company at $22.5m. Entercom, a US radio broadcaster, owns Cadence13 and Pineapple Street Studios. Podcorn gives advertisers access to podcasters. In 2016 Google purchased the founders’ previous company, FameBit, for $36m.

  • Playing with the beta, it appears the new Apple Podcasts app will not automatically download new episodes when you follow a new show: bringing it into line with Spotify and Google Podcasts.

  • The clubhouse has added an option for higher quality audio, and recurring “clubs”. (Just update the app). Clubhouse has rewritten its terms of service to now allow recording with “the express consent of all the speakers involved”. It previously required written consent. (h/t Daniel J Lewis)

  • Twitter says it will let people record Twitter Spaces in future. And scheduled Spaces are coming.

  • Spotify has announced a new focus on women creators. Called EQUAL, it includes a set of new playlists and content, and also establishes an EQUAL Board, offering a grant to fifteen organisations across the world to work on making the audio industry more equitable for women creators.

  • ART19's “Director of Data”, Chad Hollowed, says that we’re now seeing 72,000 new podcast episodes per day (that’s five new podcasts every six seconds).

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