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  • Over six months, Jon McLernon reviewed four different podcast guest booking platforms that help you be a guest on other shows. After all of this testing, he has a clear recommendation.

  • Not a podcast, but some great audio, The Prick and The Sting is a binaural audio experience created with, and for, blind and partially sighted audiences. A “darkly woven, gothic fable set in a shabby, crabby little theatre in the century before the century before last”, the show received funding from Arts Council England. It’s available until May 18, and was produced by Raucous, a Bristol-based immersive theatre company.

  • Podbean has extended the deadline to their Start Advertising on Podcasts contest. The competition is offering $2,000 of cash and promotion for your podcast, for making a creative-sounding ad.

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Edit Your Show in Real-Time at PODFEST — Podfest Expo has added an OJT Experience led by Steve Stewart and Mark Deal of the Podcast Editors Academy. The goal is to teach podcasters to edit their show in real-time at the event May 26-29.

Supercast: paid subscription built for podcasters — “After 7 years on another platform and 1 year on Supercast, the results are clear - we're growing 3x faster with Supercast.” - Jesse Brown, Canadaland. Isn't it time to diversify your revenue?

Get funding & mentorship from Google & PRX — Looking to level up your podcast? Get mentorship, marketing & business strategies and $15k in funding! Apply now through April 24(it's free!)for the Google Podcasts creator program from PRX.

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Sounds, songs and their stories: Nathan Wizard is the curator for The EarBuds Podcast Collective this week, featuring five episodes of podcasts where the hosts and guests dissect songs, soundtracks, artists, or stories that are good, bad, or wild and off the wall. Subscribe to EarBuds today!

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RSS.comRSS.com is the best place for your daily podcast. With unlimited data and automatic distribution, podcasters can reach their audience wherever and whenever they need. Host, monetize, and launch with RSS.com, the easiest podcast hosting platform in the world.
  • Downloads from an “AppleCoreMedia” useragent aren’t just from Apple Podcasts: but what are they from? Our podcast download stats page now identifies exactly where those downloads are coming from every day.
  • The OPAWG user agent list has been updated with a number of new services including Gaana’s iOS app, Bullhorn, Newsly, ProCast, and Anchor’s importing tool.
  • Are you WebSub/PodPing’ing updated shows? Tip: also ping when the RSS feed is deleted, which will also inform downstream systems that it can remove the feed from directories.
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OTHER PEOPLE'S STORIESOTHER PEOPLE’S STORIES is the focus of a piece in The Salt Lake Tribune. Hosted by Lauren “Lo” Peterson and Elizabeth Leach, the show interviews interesting people from the community.

Pod ChatPod Chat this week features AJ Churchill from Apollo, a fiction podcast app - how it’s driving podcast findability, and the future of podcast apps.

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