Now Trending: Podcast All-Star Paul F. Tompkins’ Teaser for Spontaneanation

The cat is out of the bag, in a big way. On Thursday podcast All-Star guest extraordinaire Paul F. Tompkins dropped a teaser for his new Earwolf podcast on an unsuspecting Twitterverse. Excitement for Spontaneanation–which debuts April 1–is already pushing the show to the top of the iTunes podcast chart. The A.V. Club and Splitsider have both spread the news, further sparking anticipation amongst comedy podcast fans everywhere. But don’t let that April Fool’s Day…

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Catch Midroll Hosts and Shows at SXSW 2015

If you’ll be at SXSW be sure to catch hosts and shows from the Midroll roster, many participating in SXSW Comedy 2015. Check out the line-up below. If you can’t make it to Austin, don’t fret. You’ll be able to download the live episode recordings in the coming weeks. To get prepped for SXSW or to pretend you’re there we’re also suggesting some classic past episodes to listen to. Saturday, March 14 The Thrilling Adventure…

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Infinite Dial Survey Says Podcast Audience Is Valuable and Growing

“[T]he podcast consumer is a valuable advertising target and one that’s increasingly harder to reach with other audio [media], given the amount of time that they’re spending listening to podcasts.” That observation was made by Tom Webster, VP of Research at Edison Research, during a webinar unveiling the results of the new 2015 edition of the Infinite Dial survey of American listening habits. The headline numbers are that approximately 89 million Americans 12+ have listened…

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Free Whitepaper: “The Surprising Secrets of Successful Podcasters”

We are thrilled to announce the release of our first white paper for podcasters: “The Surprising Secrets of Successful Podcasters.” This free download is full of tips and thoughtful advice that will be useful for aspiring and experienced podcasters alike. We put this together because we want to support and encourage podcasters to grow this medium by helping them create, promote and make money from great shows. This paper comprehensively tackles the most important aspects…

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Midroll hires Chris Bannon as Chief Content Officer, Ready to Build on Podcasting’s Momentum

“We will concentrate on creating, aggregating, and nurturing the best content out there.” That’s what Midroll CEO Adam Sachs told me last month when I asked him to look ahead to 2015. Sharpening the point, he explained “we’ll focus on delivering the best.” Midroll is taking a leap forward to deliver on that promise by hiring Chris Bannon as our first Chief Content Officer. Chris brings a wealth of expertise to the table, with nearly…

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