Podcasts for unlearning systematic racism, one legacy print publisher takes to audio, how to come up with fresh episode ideas, and more.

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Unacknowledged white privilege, racial injustice, and silence have gone on for too long. Now is the time to listen and make People Of Color’s voices heard. Here are some podcast resources for unlearning racism in our own lives and learning what we can do in the world to stop it:

  1. Code Switch by NPR
  2. About Race
  3. The Diversity Gap
  4. Pod for the Cause from the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  5. Pod Save the People by Crooked Media
  6. Pep Talks and Fufu on IG Live

We’re baking a cake in the shape of a microphone. Analysts at eMarketer expect the total reach of podcasting in the U.S. to hit 105.6 million listeners this year. Guess which state clocks in the most listening!

We wish we had this growing up. PRX, a public media organization, has created TRAX, a curated network of free podcasts and multimedia for audiences ages 9–13. Shows cover friendship, mental health, wellness, and race, personality, school, and more.

We cue up these beach listens. Meredith Corporation, the legacy print and digital media company, are bringing four popular magazine titles to the audio space. This summer, their launching spinoffs of Allrecipes, PARENTS, Southern Living, and Travel + Leisure.

We go for a bike ride. Having trouble coming up with new episode ideas? Daren Lake, guest blogger on the Podcast Host, helps solve your creative woes with science. He suggests ways to fall into a flow of unconscious, passive thought, making it “easier to passively solve a problem or come up with great ideas.”

Lastly, our random podcasting thought of the week highlights how RSS feeds came to be.

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Episode 4 - (TWIP) - The 3 E's of Podcasting, UK Podcast Loneliness, and More.

It’s Friday August 2nd. Welcome to This Week In Podcasting where we discuss this week's podcasting news and tips, all in under 10 minutes. This episode is provided by Sounder.fm, the Smartest way to Podcast. Let’s get started.


This week we discuss, it’s lonely listening to podcasts in the UK, put another shrimp on the podcast, the 3 E’s of podcasting and the top random podcasting thought of the week.


According to the MIDAS Audio survey, 92% of the UK respondents said they listen to a podcast alone. Of these, 45% said they listen to a podcast at home while 21% said they listen at work or a place of study. In the same survey, smartphones are the preferred device for listening at 65% of the listening hours and 71% of Podcast listeners listen to the whole episode while 65% listen to mostly all of the episodes they download.


According to the Edison Infinate Dial report for Australia 2019, as well as with commentary from Courtney Carthy, there will be an estimated 780 million podcast episodes downloaded in Australia in 2019. With that number of downloads in a year, the gross revenue in Australia’s podcast ad market would be $15.6 million. Compared to the US, this is relatively small but the audio consumption in Australia is growing rapidly and over the next few years the podcast ad revenue in Australia is expected to grow by an annual compounded growth rate of 86%.


Matty Staudt, wrote a Medium post entitled, “The Three E’s of Podcating.” In it, he writes that people love podcasts so much because of three things, empathy, education and entertainment. In it he writes, 


“Great podcasts evoke empathy. More than any other medium, podcasts generate shared experiences and emotions. When a person listens to a moving podcast, they are transported to the world that the creator paints for them with their words.” For education, he says, “ Podcasts are great teachers. When a person gets done listening to an amazing podcast, they leave a little more informed. They can also find out more about a brand through the stories their favorite podcasts tell.” and for entertainment he states, “At the end of the day, podcasts have to entertain listeners. They should be fun and groundbreaking in their sound. Entertaining both hardcore listeners and newbies is vital for the growth and overall reach of a podcast.”


It’s that time for the random podcasting thought of the week. We recently asked ourselves the following question, What is the future of Search Engine Optimization?