This Week in Podcasting / African Podcast News 28 May

Welcome to This Week In Podcasting/African Podcast News. We’re your one-stop shop for the freshest updates from the podcast universe, especially those shaking things up in the African podcasting scene. Here’s the lowdown for this week:

#1: Edison Podcast Metrics Unveils USA’s Top 30 Podcast Networks

Edison Podcast Metrics just dropped their report listing the top 30 podcast networks in the USA. This report covers the fan spread from Q4 2022 to Q1 2023. The chart-toppers during this time were:

1. Spotify

2. SiriusXM Podcast Network

3. iHeartRadio

4. Wondery / Audible / Amazon Music

5. Audioboom

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#2: Rutendo Nyamuda Hits the Spotlight on Expresso Show

Did you catch Rutendo Nyamuda, the brain behind the Podcast Sessions, on the Expresso Show? This ain’t just any show, folks. It’s one of South Africa’s most-watched lifestyle morning programs.

Rutendo gave us the inside track on podcasting in Africa and took us behind the scenes of the Podcast Sessions. You can check out the interview here.

#3: Tony Doe Dishes on “Podcast Advantage for Radio Stations”

Tony Doe, a podcasting whiz, dropped some serious knowledge in his talk, “Podcast Advantage for Radio Stations,” at the 2023 National Guild of Radio Managers: Annual Business Summit Uyo. Tony Doe, spoke on innovative strategies for radio stations to boost audience engagement, widen their listenership, and coin it with podcasting.

#4: Award Season Buzz for Black Podcasters

The Black Podcasting Awards is now open for nominations. Podcasters, you’re invited to throw your hat in the ring for up to five categories. Apply at before July 31, 2023, to be in the running. Winners will be announced at a live ceremony on Sunday, September 24, streamed directly to the Black Pod Awards’ YouTube and Facebook Page.

Also, APVA awards (Association of African Podcasters and Voice Artists) is calling for nominations. If you’ve been sitting on the fence, now’s the time to nominate yourself or a fellow podcaster before the May 31 deadline.

#5: The Podcast Sessions Gears Up for Upcoming Magazine Release

Hold onto your headphones, The Podcast Sessions is about to drop its latest magazine issue this week, putting a spotlight on a trailblazer in the African podcast arena.

The Podcast Sessions, a pan-African podcast magazine extraordinaire, regularly brings us up close with pioneers in the podcasting world. This includes the likes of Zweli Mbhele and Andy Maqondwana from Netflix’s “Never Late | African Time,” Phil Chard and Danis Dube from “Broke Twimbos,” and Josephine Karianjahi and Melissa Mbugua, the dynamic duo behind Africa Podfest. Stay locked on The Podcast Sessions for hot-off-the-press updates about the magazine’s release.

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