Podcasting

  • Art19 gets $7.5 million in funding to build out its podcasting platform

    Art19 gets $7.5 million in funding to build out its podcasting platform

    Even in many podcasting circles, Art19 isn’t exactly a household name. The startup has largely operated behind the scenes, without much in the way of active promotion. Even so, the companies that have enlisted its hosting and ad technologies are among some of media’s largest. The New York Times, Vox and iHeartMedia all take advantage of its services, which are akin to something… Read More

  • Podcast network Gimlet Media scores $15 million in funding

    Podcast network Gimlet Media scores $15 million in funding

    Gimlet Media, the Brooklyn-based podcasting network behind shows like StartUp and Reply All, announced today that it has closed a $15 million round led by Stripes Group. The series B includes existing investors Cross Culture Ventures and Betaworks, along with newcomer, Emerson Collective.  Recode, which reported the story overnight, notes that the funding runs counter to the common wisdom… Read More

  • Sick of SoundCloud? Anchor offers podcast transfer with free hosting

    Sick of SoundCloud? Anchor offers podcast transfer with free hosting

    SoundCloud is on shaky financial footing, saying it only has enough money to last a few more months unless someone buys or invests in it. That’s sure to cause anxiety in content creators with their life’s work stored on SoundCloud. Now some new startups are nipping at SoundCloud’s heels by focusing on podcasting in ways the music streaming service never did. Anchor is a… Read More

  • Can podcasting save the world?

    Can podcasting save the world?

    As writers resort to attention-getting headlines to maintain readership it’s clear that the educated, mobile, and bored reader is now turning into a listener. While written news continues to flood us from every conceivable angle there is one small, quiet voice still speaking to us from our earbuds: the podcaster speaking truth to power, bullshitting about movies, or spinning long… Read More

  • Zencaster makes it easier to record high-quality podcast audio

    Zencaster makes it easier to record high-quality podcast audio

    With podcasting growing rapidly as a medium, a new generation of audio-recording tools are appearing. Zencastr is a great example. The company’s new product, launched today, is designed to make it easier to record high-quality audio for interviewees based anywhere in the world. Read More

  • Tascam debuts a pair of small soundboards for podcasters

    Tascam debuts a pair of small soundboards for podcasters

    The name “MiniStudio” should give you a pretty clear idea of what you’re in for with Tascam’s new offerings. The two devices are essentially little boards designed to recreate a radio studio on a small scale at home for podcasting purposes. Both boards are Windows and Mac compatible, connecting to a computer (and powering) via USB, and using the Apple Camera Kit… Read More

  • Cast is a full-service podcasting studio that lives in your browser

    Cast is a full-service podcasting studio that lives in your browser

    Traditionally, the largest barrier to podcasting has been the complexity of steps and multitude of programs it takes to go from recording to editing to publishing. Cast is simplifying this process with its web-based podcasting platform that lets you record, edit, and publish all without leaving your browser. Cast Studio, the recording portion of the site, captures hi-fi audio from the user and… Read More

  • “Twitter For Audio” App Spreaker Now Live On Android

    “Twitter For Audio” App Spreaker Now Live On Android

    About a month after its iOS debut, the self-described “Twitter for audio” app Spreaker is now publicly launching Android. The app, which lets users broadcast live over the Internet, is a DIY broadcasting/podcasting solution with social sharing mechanisms built in. You connect the app to your Twitter and Facebook accounts to broadcast live as a status update. Afterwards, you can… Read More

  • CES 2008: Belkin's Podcast Studio: You know, for podcasters

    Hands down, one of the coolest things I’ve seen at CES so far this week is the Belkin Podcast Studio. It’s a handheld unit that you attach your iPod to. Using a pair of swiveling integrated microphones on each side, the device records what they hear in stereo as an uncompressed WAV on to the iPod. You can even control the pitch and volume, as well as the stereo balance. Besides… Read More

  • Samsung Bundles Podcasting on Mobiles

    Samsung has announced today that they will be bundling VoiceIndigo‘s advertising supported Podcasting service with their phones. The first model to be shipped with the service will be the dual Samsung’s faced mp3 player/phone, UpStage. VoiceIndigo service is a mobile application that downloads podcasts to your phone so you can listen to the whole thing, whether offline or online. Read More