Streaming comedy audio app LAUGHLY has hired three new executives, THE LAUGH BUTTON Managing Editor MARK SEMAN as Head of Programming & Original Content, ROOFTOP MEDIA Senior Producer, Content Management and Curation and former PANDORA comedy curator KELLY ANNEKEN as Head of Product, and former RDIO General Counsel ELLIOTT PETERS as acting General Counsel and Strategic Advisor. LAUGHLY Founder and CEO DAVE SCOTT said, “They say you should hire people who are better than ... more »
TAMPA-based podcaster RYAN HOPPE got ANTHONY CUMIA on his "HOPPE HOUR" show to talk about whether CUMIA, fired from SIRIUSXM's "OPIE AND ANTHONY" after a Twitter rant in 2014, can foresee working with his former on-air partner GREGG "OPIE" HUGHES again.
CUMIA told HOPPE he would like to work with OPIE again "in some capacity" but the O&A show "is done, it ran its course ... to tell you the truth, we couldn't do the O&A show ... more »
SERIAL spinoff podcast S-TOWN has released all seven of its episodes TODAY (3/28). The eagerly-anticipated show has debuted atop the iTUNES Podcast chart, jumping ahead of CROOKED MEDIA's duo of "LOVETT OR LEAVE IT" and "POD SAVE AMERICA." The series, which starts with a murder mystery in the town of WOODSTOCK, ALABAMA but takes a turn towards a different kind of story after another tragedy is revealed early on, is hosted by THIS AMERICAN LIFE Senior ... more »
FOX NEWS RADIO has launched a podcast hosted by "THE FIVE" and "THE GREG GUTFELD SHOW" host GREG GUTFELD.
The new show, "THE ONE WITH GREG GUTFELD," posted its first episode WEDNESDAY (3/22) at the FOX NEWS website, with guests KRIS FRIED and LORI PALMINTERI. For now, the show is available only at the website.
Actress and podcaster ANNA FARIS and SIM SARNA's UNQUALIFIED MEDIA has launched a second podcast, "MISSI AND ZACH MIGHT BANG!," hosted by actress MISSI PYLE and TV host/musician ZACH SELWYN.
The new show debuted WEDNESDAY (3/22) with two episodes, one featuring FARIS and the other with "MODERN FAMILY" actor ERIC STONESTREET.
FARIS has been hosting "ANNA FARIS IS UNQUALIFIED" since NOVEMBER 2015, and PYLE and SELWYN guested on her 13th episode. The new show was fed as a bonus sneak peek on FARIS' podcast feed on WEDNESDAY.
The PANOPLY podcast network's "PANOPLY PILOT PROJECT" has TODAY (3/23) posted four pilots for new podcast series and is asking listeners to vote for their favorites by subscribing or voting at panoply.fm/panoplypilots.
The four shows being previewed include FAMILY GHOSTS, SAM DINGMAN's stories of legends of family history; THE AWKWARD FAMILY PODCAST, from AWKWARD FAMILY PHOTOS and hosted by SUCHIN PAK and MIKE BENDER; DIRTY TACKLE, a soccer podcast based on the website of the same name; and BY THE BOOK, with comic JOLENTA GREENBERG and KRISTEN MEINZER diving into self-help books.
The FORBES ON PODCASTONE podcast network is adding "FORBES ON TRUMP," hosted by FORBES Editor RANDALL LANE and posting weekly on THURSDAYS. The debut episode includes LANE talking about visiting the president before his election last FALL, a look at TRUMP's business partner HARY TANOWSOEDIBJO and his possible run for office in INDONESIA, and an exclusive tip on a new TRUMP project from TRUMP business partner PHIL RUFFIN.
“This makes the fifth PODCASTONE-produced ... more »
After a long hiatus, DEADSPIN's podcast DEADCAST has returned from the (pardon the expression) dead, this time distributed through PANOPLY's MEGAPHONE platform. The show, hosted by the irreverent sports site's Editor TIM MARCHMAN and columnist DREW MAGARY, has been silent since last JUNE, when parent GAWKER MEDIA, in the wake of the HULK HOGAN verdict, was sold at auction to UNIVISION. Before the hiatus, DEADCAST was distributed via CBS RADIO's PLAY.IT network ... more »
Two new podcasts have entered PODTRAC's ranking of the Top 20 podcasts in the FEBRUARY 2017 results, ranked by unique U.S. monthly audience. Joining the list for the first time are THE NEW YORK TIMES' "THE DAILY" at 13th and CROOKED MEDIA's "POD SAVE AMERICA" in 14th place. "STARTALK RADIO" and "SERIAL" have dropped off for the month, although SERIAL's feed was activated to send out a teaser for the spinoff podcast ... more »
CUMULUS/WESTWOOD ONE Chief Insights Officer PIERRE BOUVARD takes to the company blog to comment on EDISON’s 2017 Infinite Dial Study. He writes, "When EDISON RESEARCH started the Infinite Dial Study in 1998, the goal was to understand how Americans use emerging forms of audio and new media. In the first study, only a tiny number of consumers had ever tried audio streaming over dial-up connection. Today, EDISON’s Infinite Dial is the longest-running survey of digital media ... more »
ABC NEWS is debuting another podcast TODAY (3/21) with the first episode of "UNCOMFORTABLE," a show on issues dividing AMERICA, with host AMNA NAWAZ and guests talking about race, gender, economics, religion, and other topics.
The show will post every other TUESDAY, starting with TODAY's episode with guest JARED TAYLOR, Editor of AMERICAN RENAISSANCE, who advocates for a place where whites are the majority even as he denies being a white supremacist or ... more »
MENTAL FLOSS co-founders WILL PEARSON and MANGESH HATTIKUDUR are exiting to join HOWSTUFFWORKS, where they plan to launch a new podcast later this SPRING.
PEARSON and HATTIKUDUR founded MENTAL FLOSS as a magazine while students at DUKE UNIVERSITY, expanding it to a website, books, and board games.
HOWSTUFFWORKS, which has become one of the largest podcast networks as well as a network of websites, recently launched FOODSTUFF with BLUE APRON as a sponsor.
TRITON DIGITALhas expanded its Webcast Metrics monthly online audience rankers to the LATIN AMERICA market. The first ranker for the region, representing JANUARY, was released TODAY and shows PRISA RADIO on top ranked by Average Active Sessions, followed by MEXICO's GRUPO ACIR, BRAZIL's GRUPO JBFM, COLOMBIA's RADIOPOLIS, ARGENTINA's CADENA 3 ARGENTINA, and MEXICO's MVS RADIO. RADIOPOLIS led for Average Time Spent Listening. “Webcast Metrics has been ... more »
VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO has upped local "ALL THINGS CONSIDERED" Producer/Reporter ANNIE RUSSELL to Deputy News Director.
RUSSELL, also a comedian and host of the "NO CHILL WITH ANNIE RUSSELL" podcast, came to VPR from the weekend edition of NPR's "ALL THINGS CONSIDERED" and WNYC/NEW YORK's "ON THE MEDIA."
THE HILL is debuting its first podcast TODAY (3/17) with the launch of "HISTORY-CAST," hosted by National Correspondent REID WILSON.
ADWEEK reports that the bi-weekly show, looking at American politics from a historical perspective, will post on a seasonal basis, with Season 1 lasting untl the AUGUST Congressional recess.more »