podcasts

iHeartMedia plans podcast for 2020 celebrity commencement speeches

iHeartMedia plans podcast for 2020 celebrity commencement speeches

Audio company iHeartMedia is planning a special podcast for the 2020 graduation class, which will miss their graduations due to the coronavirus pandemic. This special will include recorded speeches from a large number of celebrities and notable figures, including Chelsea Handler, Eli Manning, Hilary Clinton, Jimmy Fallon, John Legend, and more.

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Google Podcasts for iOS release reveals big new redesign

Google Podcasts for iOS release reveals big new redesign

Google Podcasts has arrived on iOS, promising another distraction for iPhone-owning listeners currently on coronavirus lockdown. The app follows Google Podcasts for Android, and is also joined by an updated version of the service for web, which now supports subscriptions like its app counterparts.

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iHeartMedia is turning its most popular podcasts into books

iHeartMedia is turning its most popular podcasts into books

iHeartMedia, the company behind iHeartRadio, has teamed up with Flatiron Books to establish a new imprint for podcasts turned into books. The new imprint is called 'Stuff You Should Read: An iHeartBook,' according to Flatiron, which reports that it will kick things off with four books based on popular podcasts from the iHeartPodcast Network. 'Stuff You Should Know' is among the first podcasts to have reached one billion downloads.

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Spotify’s redesigned podcast show pages add featured trailers

Spotify’s redesigned podcast show pages add featured trailers

Spotify has 'refreshed' its Podcast Show page with new tools to help users find the content they're most interested in. In addition to the new category tags that simplify finding similar content, the Podcast Show page also now features show trailers, which are exactly what they sound like. With these, users can get a quick preview of the show before deciding whether to stream or download.

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Overcast update adds major new features for podcast enthusiasts

Overcast update adds major new features for podcast enthusiasts

Overcast, the podcast app that was introduced in 2014, has been updated with some major new features that'll appeal to people who regularly listen to podcasts. In addition to making the entire listening experience more pleasant by normalizing audio, Overcast now also makes it easier to get directly to the meat of each episode, scrubbing the obnoxious parts of the audio track.

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Apple Podcasts on Amazon Alexa and Echo devices now

Apple Podcasts on Amazon Alexa and Echo devices now

Starting today, the Apple Podcasts system is available Amazon's latest version of Alexa software on all Echo devices and other Alexa-enabled devices. This is not the only way one can listen to podcasts on an Echo device, but it is the first time that the Apple Podcasts ecosystem is available with Alexa. This system provides another pathway for Apple and Amazon users to share with one another.

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Pandora finally brings podcasts to its desktop app

Pandora finally brings podcasts to its desktop app

Nearly one year ago, music streaming service Pandora launched podcasts on its platform, but they were only available through its mobile apps. That has finally changed with the arrival of podcasts on its desktop app for Windows and Mac, as well as the Pandora.com website. With this change, users can easily access podcasts while working on their laptop, streamlining their activities.

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Netflix will release a scripted podcast based on Daybreak next month

Netflix will release a scripted podcast based on Daybreak next month

Netflix is getting into the podcast market with the launch of its own scripted podcast, according to a new report. The company plans to release a podcast based on its Daybreak original show, the report claims, one that will have half a dozen episodes designed to build upon what the video series. The work will join other originals from companies like Marvel.

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Law & Order team announces Hunted scripted podcast show

Law & Order team announces Hunted scripted podcast show

The team behind hit television crime show Laws & Order have announced a new original podcast called Hunted that will tell the story of a fictional Deputy Marshal named Emily Barnes. The podcast is described as a scripted audio fiction series, one that will be produced with Wolf Entertainment, the company that produces Wolf TV shows like Chicago Fire, Law & Order: SUV, Chicago PD, and more.

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Marvel will create several exclusive podcasts for SiriusXM and Pandora

Marvel will create several exclusive podcasts for SiriusXM and Pandora

Marvel has announced that it will create a large number of exclusive podcasts for the SiriusXM and Pandora services under a new multi-year deal between it and SiriusXM. This is the company's largest podcast deal ever, joining one penned with Stitcher earlier this year. Marvel universe fans can expect the new podcasts to arrive on the platforms starting next year.

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Spotify loves podcasts so much it could start helping users make them

Spotify loves podcasts so much it could start helping users make them

If you haven't noticed by now, Spotify is really excited about podcasts. For quite some time now, Spotify has been offering podcasts alongside its vast music library, letting Premium users subscribe to their favorites and download episodes for offline listening. Spotify also allows pretty much anyone to list their podcasts, but it may soon take that one step further by offering easy access to tools to actually create a podcast.

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Marvel plans to release a new fictional podcast series with Stitcher

Marvel plans to release a new fictional podcast series with Stitcher

Marvel has announced plans to release a new fictional podcast series called Marvels that will take place 'in the aftermath of the Fantastic Four’s battle with Galactus, high above New York City, for the fate of the world,' according to the company. The podcast series will be launched with Stitcher, the company best known for its podcast listening app.

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