Midroll Podcasts Win Webby Awards

NEW YORK CITY – Two of Midroll Media’s owned-and-operated podcasts are Webby Award winners in the Podcasts and Digital Audio category, taking top honors out of more than 13,000 entries submitted from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. Top food podcast “The Sporkful,” a long-running series hosted by Dan Pashman, won the People’s Voice award for Best Lifestyle Podcast. The…

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Stitcher launches slate of original podcasts

NEW YORK CITY – Top podcast listening service Stitcher has launched a lineup of original podcast programming, with a handful of popular shows joining together to form a new network. Shows on the new Stitcher network are available for free everywhere listeners access podcasts, including iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Soundcloud and Stitcher itself, and are supported through advertising. The offering is part of Stitcher’s long-term strategy to build a robust library of content that is…

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Monthly Podcast Audience Grows 17.5% to 67 Million

“It’s time for advertisers and brands to see this as a mainstream channel.” The “this” that Tom Webster, Vice President of Strategy and Marketing at Edison Research, was talking about is podcasting, as he co-presented the 2017 Infinite Dial report on online audio listening. That’s because the monthly audience for the medium jumped to 67 million people this year, up a sizeable 17.5% over the 2016 report. The number of Americans who have ever listened…

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John Tesh, Connie Sellecca and Gib Gerard launch podcast, ‘Intelligence For Your Life’

The unique, research-driven program delivers real-life knowledge and expert advice on health and wellness, personal development, relationships and more. LOS ANGELES – John Tesh, Connie Sellecca and Gib Gerard are bringing their “Intelligence For Your Life” to podcasting. The podcast is based on the hugely popular syndicated radio programs, “The John Tesh Radio Show” and “Intelligence for Your Health with Connie Sellecca,” heard on more than 350 stations nationwide by 23 million listeners per week.…

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Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Cal Calipari Launches ‘Cal Cast’

John Calipari, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame coach and head coach of the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team, is launching a new weekly podcast in partnership with Midroll. Cal Cast will feature a variety of topics and high-profile guests from the world of sports, leadership, business and entertainment. “This podcast is a new way for me to connect with people and to talk honestly with high profile guests who all have very interesting…

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