RAIN Notes: Monday, October 2

Jottings of note:



Thirty-six judges, 27 categories, 84 awards bestowed — The British Podcast Awards have concluded for 2023. As usual with podcast award programs, the results provide outstanding podcast discovery in a field whose topline success is generally stacked into a relatively short list of hits. See the results HERE.


Down Under Demos

Australian podcast listening is most frequent among young respondents (25-34 years) in a YouGov survey promoted by Australian news outlet Radio Today. Sixty percent of respondents reported that they listen to podcasts, with weekly listening being the dominant level of engagement. In the 25-34 group, though, weekly listening claims 33 percent. There’s also information about favorite podcast listening apps. READ


Crime Truth

Putting the “True” in True Crime, the Lava For Good podcast network “amplifies the voices of contemporary social justice champions and inspiring action towards a more informed, empathic, and just society.” Two new shows will join the growing collection of O&O productions in 2024: Earwitness, and Erased; The Murder of Elma Sands. See the company’s tidy and high-minded portfolio HERE.


October 2, 2023

Brad Hill