Exclusive: Podcasts promoting call girls are appearing within Spotify, as free plans from podcast hosting companies flood platforms with advertising for sex workers. We’ve a list of more than five hundred shows, many still live. RSS.com has implemented an automated process to combat these podcasts; however, shows are still on many other hosting companies. Apple Podcasts, which operates an approval process for new podcasts, is not showing these podcast titles. Spotify did not respond to our request for comment.
Spotify added advertising banners to many podcasts on Saturday for Wild Turkey, a bourbon whiskey. The ad, which on some platforms included an “order now” button for the liqour, was even placed on a podcast for recovering alcoholics. A Spotify spokesperson told Podnews: “On Saturday, Spotify made a technical error that caused ads featuring the Wild Turkey brand to be incorrectly placed on a number of podcasts. We identified the cause and swiftly resolved this matter.” We contacted Wild Turkey’s owners, Campari; they did not respond. This raises trust issues for podcasters and brands alike.
Exclusive: PodInbox is now to focus on producing a “fan page” for podcasters, with fan audio messages, donations, leaderboards, message tips and more. The service launched in August last year as a voice messaging service, a tool included in the expanded service.
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Want to convert Twitter Spaces to YouTube? A new, automatic tool to do just that is launching today from AudioLabs. Among the benefits: unlike Twitter Spaces, YouTube videos aren’t deleted after 30 days. Here’s an example.
SupaPass, a tool to make a website and mobile app for your podcast, has launched on ProductHunt. The product promises one place to send your audience for your podcast, courses, blog, videos, membership and subscriptions.
First look: AudioAudit, a service to check online audio quality, has launched today. The service includes a check for loudness, swear words, encoding issues, and metadata. Here’s Podnews’s score.
Tortoise, a “slow news” service in the UK, is the subject of a profile at Apple Podcasts. They’re selling paid subscriptions through the service (and learning lots from it).
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There’s a new podcast ranker in New Zealand today for April. Compiled by Triton Digital, it lists participating publishers only, and omits RNZ, the country’s largest podcaster.
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