• PODCASTS
    The PHOENIX’s Five Podcasts to Listen To

    From true crime to in-depth film discussion, here are five podcasts to check out. Podcasts have revolutionized the radio industry. Students can listen to them at any time, whether they’re commuting downtown, walking along Lake Michigan, shopping or working out. Podcasts can tap into largely unaccessed chunks of time in someone’s day and provide entertainment, […]

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    A former candidate joins a growing local trend: Podcasts

    Keith Hannon during an appearance on local radio station WRFI. Photo online Everybody’s got a podcast these days, covering everything from the mysterious inner workings of a car’s engine to the mechanics of throwing a baseball. But even as they’ve grown in popularity, there has been a lack of podcasts dealing with community issues and […]

  • Branded Podcasts Are The Ads People Actually Want To Listen To

    Brands aren’t just blanketing podcasts with discount codes—they’re taking over entire podcast series in the hopes of turning avid listeners into buyers. [Photo: Rawpixel] BY MELISSA LOCKER6 MINUTE READ Podcasts are becoming big business not only for creators, but for advertisers. Podcast advertising is on track to hit more than $220 million in 2017, up 85% from 2016. And now […]

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    The 12 Best True Crime Podcasts Of 2018

    The top true crime podcasts of 2018. Picture: iTunes True crime podcasts are some of the most popular in the world – just think of the runaway success of Serial. But which crime-related podcasts do you need to listen to in 2018? Here are the podcasts we’re keeping an eye on…The Casefile ‘Fact is scarier than […]

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    The Season’s Hottest New Podcasts

    Illustration by Erik Carter All of us here at the SoundsGood Audio Podcast Network are thrilled to announce our exciting new lineup of shows. Get amped for . . . “Downton Crabbey”: Dave Grohl hosts this, for some reason! Every week, he and a guest break down an episode of “Downton Abbey,” from beginning to end, but the […]

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    The 5 Best Podcast Apps for Android and iPhone

      Podcasts apps can help elevate your listening experience. Phone: Getty Images From true crime murder mysteries like S-Town to shows that provide smart commentary on culture, technology, and business like Still Processing, there’s reason to believe we’re in the golden age of podcasts. But without podcast apps to organize your podcasts and easily discover new favorites, digging into […]

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    Advertising on podcasts and online audio media has tripled: IAB research

    The number of media agencies using podcast advertising regularly has nearly tripled in the last year (from 5% in December 2016 to 14% in December 2017). A further seven in ten agencies are either experimenting with podcasting or looking to experiment with it this year. The emergence of new audio advertising options “is invigorating the whole […]

  • Could A Very Fatal Murder kill off the true-crime podcast?

     S-Town reporter Brian Reed. Photograph: Andrea Morales ‘Do you know the girl who was shot then brutally stabbed over and over until her face was barely recognisable?” If you’re familiar with the gory juggernaut of a genre that is the true-crime podcast, you will know this scenario is only a slight exaggeration – and that […]

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    5 podcasts to listen to this February

    DAVE KLEINSCHMIDT/FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS Each month the KPCC podcast team will be sharing what they’re listening to that month. Remember the staff picks section at the indie video store you used to love? This is like that, but for podcasts! This month we’ll be launching our first investigative podcast, “Repeat.” Here are some things to listen to […]