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Podcast News

Everything You Need to Know About the New Apple Podcast App Update.

Everything You Need to Know About the New Apple Podcast App Update.

News | by Jason Peters | 29 Jun 2021

Did YOU Notice the Apple Podcast App Update? On June 15th Apple Podcasts released an update allowing for premium podcasts, paywall features, and subscription services. In a press release, Apple stated “Starting today, listeners in more than 170 countries and regions can purchase subscriptions for individual shows and groups of shows through channels.”  Along with

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The Best Podcast Microphones Available for Under $500

The Best Podcast Microphones Available for Under $500

Uncategorized | by Jason Peters | 20 Apr 2021

The world of podcast equipment can be confusing to novice audio editors and first time on-air talents. Dozens of brands tout the best microphone for podcasts, but which reigns supreme? That answer is multi-faceted, so allow Top Podcast to walk you through it.  One important distinction in choosing a podcast microphone is deciding USB or

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Podcast of the Month: James Acaster’s Perfect Sounds

Podcast of the Month: James Acaster’s Perfect Sounds

Uncategorized | by Jason Peters | 20 Mar 2021

The March 2021 Top Podcast “Podcast of the Month” is: James Acaster’s Perfect Sounds James Acaster’s Perfect Sounds is a music podcast where host & comedian James Acaster attempts to prove that 2016 produced better music than any other year. Acaster starts each show by explaining that in 2016 he experienced a breakdown and to

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Podcast of the Month: How Did This Get Made?

Podcast of the Month: How Did This Get Made?

Latest Industry News & Trends | by Jason Peters | 11 Feb 2021

The Top Podcast Podcast of the month is: How Did This Get Made? How Did This Get Made? is a movie podcast where the hosts recap terrible films and cult-classics. You may recognize the hosts from popular television shows such as The League, Grace and Frankie, and Black Monday. Hosts Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael,

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Podcast of the Month: Comedy Bang! Bang!

Podcast of the Month: Comedy Bang! Bang!

Podcast Research Center | by Jason Peters | 28 Dec 2020

The Top Podcast Podcast of the month is: Comedy Bang! Bang!  Comedy Bang! Bang! (CBB) is an improv comedy podcast hosted by Scott Aukerman. The show features a variety of comedians acting as strange characters, as well as famous actors and comedians who come along for the ride. CBB is approaching it’s 700th episode and

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Five Reasons Why Brands Have Fallen In Love with the Podcast Medium: Hosts Provide The Ultimate Referral!

Five Reasons Why Brands Have Fallen In Love with the Podcast Medium: Hosts Provide The Ultimate Referral!

Advertiser Success Stories | by Kurt Laufer | 22 Nov 2020

One quick glance at the brands that are currently advertising within the podcast space and you’ll find that main street has fully embraced the podcast medium. Brands such as Volvo, Chase, Master Card, Geigo, and L’Oreal are now aggressively advertising in the space. Before traditional household names, brands like Blue Apron, WIX, Casper, Square Space,

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Not Suprising News: Host-Read Podcast Ads Drive Higher Engagement than Non-Host Ads (per Nielsen)

Not Suprising News: Host-Read Podcast Ads Drive Higher Engagement than Non-Host Ads (per Nielsen)

Analytics & Data | by Kurt Laufer | 27 Oct 2020

Shocker alert. Nielsen is out with data that asserts host-ads are more effective than non-host read ads. Not that this is new to any of us who’ve been embedded in the podcast industry for years, but we figured we’d dive a little bit deeper into industry trends impacting host-read ads. To someone who’s been involved

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What is Anchor Podcast?

What is Anchor Podcast?

News | by Jason Peters | 06 Jul 2020

Anchor Podcast touts itself as “the easiest way to make a podcast” their tagline reads “Everything you need, 100% free.” Let’s dive into what Anchor.fm is all about. Anchor is a podcast app owned by Spotify. Anchor is attempting to be the “one stop shop” for podcasters without an extensive technical background. They follow a

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The Best Podcast Apps Available in 2020

The Best Podcast Apps Available in 2020

Podcast Research Center | by Jason Peters | 26 Jun 2020

There are a variety of seemingly similar podcast apps available for podcast listeners and creators. Top Podcast wanted to highlight some of the differences between the applications you’ve likely seen and heard about. iTunes Podcast App The term “podcast” is a portmanteau combining the word “iPod” with “broadcast.” Before iPhone apps, podcasts were just another

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Five Insightful and Entertaining Black Produced Podcasts

Five Insightful and Entertaining Black Produced Podcasts

News | by Jason Peters | 06 Jun 2020

As a summer of unprecedented unrest persists in major cities, a fractured country and the race divide is at the forefront of many conversations. One look at your social media feeds these days, and it’s unmistakable that we live in the most polarizing era of our lives (for most of us under 45). In this

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