Google’s Zack Reneau-Wedeen: Doubling worldwide podcast listening (audio)

Steve Pratt and Zack Reneau-Wedeen

At the RAIN Podcast Business Summit on March 5, keynoter Zack Reneau-Wedeen (Founder and Head of Product, Google Podcasts) spoke with Steve Pratt (Principal and Co-owner, Pacific Content) about doubling worldwide podcast listening — Google’s podcast mission. Now anyone can hear that conversation (audio below).

When Google released the Google Podcasts app on Android phones last year, many people (and publications) regarded it as an entire strategy. In fact, Zack Reneau-Wedeen’s vision and product development go much deeper into making native podcast audio in Google Search results, speech-to-text transcripts in multiple languages, and more. This revealing session unpacks the details.

“Over a billion people every day are searching on Google. That’s a great opportunity to grow podcasting.” –Zack Reneau-Wedeen, Founder and Head of Product, Google Podcasts

Here is the keynote interview:


Want to hear more from the Podcast Business Summit? The event website now features recordings of all eight stage sessions in this year’s half-day event. GO HERE to listen.




Brad Hill