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“Dying for Sex” wins Ambies Podcast of the Year; 23 category awards bestowed; we count “top” networks

Dying for Sex won the Podcast of the Year award at the inaugural Ambies Awards, produced by The Podcast Academy. The Wondery-produced show posted its final episode 14 months ago, perhaps demonstrating how evergreen podcasts retain their currency. We analyze how many winners are from “top publishers.” Continue Reading

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The Podcast Academy resets Board of Governors

In what Rob Greenlee termed a “changing of the guard,” both he (as Chair) and Kerri Hoffman (as Secretary) are shifting out of their roles in the Board of Governors at The Podcast Academy. Greenlee told RAIN, “The leadership change in the Board of Governors was planned and is happening per our organization’s Bylaws.” Click through for more info about new Board officers and members. Continue Reading

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The Podcast Academy setting up as the Academy Awards of podcasting

In a kickoff webinar, The Podcast Academy publicly articulated its structure, goals, and membership details for the first time. The online event was hosted by Executive Director Michele Cobb (Forte Business Consulting) and Chairperson Rob Greenlee (Libsyn). After a brief introduction, most of the session was devoted to Q&A with attendees. Click through for details. Continue Reading