5 minutes | May 20th 2020

Badass Female Network raises $8m, Always Close with a CTA, Niche Podcasts are Here to Stay, and More.

Episode 35 is inspirational.


We can dig it. Data from Edison Research’s quarterly Podcasts Consumer Tracker says fans today are listening to podcasts for roughly the same amount of time as they were back in January before the lockdowns.


We agree with Podcast Business Journal’s Traci DeForge who explains what to include in your episode closing to keep listeners engaged until your next episode.


We raise a glass to Dear Media, the largest female podcast network, for their recent $8 million in funding from Magnet Companies.


We follow Guardian writer and radio critic Miranda Sawyer down memory lane, as she landscapes the podcast industry back from 2006 when the word “podcast” was added to the dictionary and was marked as “the next big thing”.


And we congratulate the staff of This American Life for being honored with the first Pulitzer Prize for Audio Journalism. A BFD.


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