RD41: Apple now hosts 800,000 shows, the average length of podcasts is going down and the rise of the news category
7 min

Welcome to episode 41 of the Richard Dally podcast where I bring you a UK perspective on the latest news and developments from the world of podcasting and Internet Radio.

This week the podcast ecosystem hits the 800,000 mark, well-known podcaster Daniel J. Lewis launches a podcast statistics service, the news category expands quickly along with the rise of the daily news podcast, a bedroom DJ wins a slot on Radio 1 and the average length of podcasts is getting shorter.

Websites and articles mentioned in the show:

Daniel J. Lewis launches new Podcast Industry Statistics - https://mypodcastreviews.com/podcast-industry-statistics/

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism - Daily news podcasts punching above their weight but may struggle to reach mainstream audiences - https://podnews.net/press-release/reuters-institute-news-podcasts

Cornwall DJ who started in his bedroom to host Radio 1 breakfast show - https://www.cornwalllive.com/whats-on/music-nightlife/cornwall-dj-who-started-bedroom-3616039

Podcast episodes got shorter in 2019 - https://rainnews.com/podcast-episodes-got-shorter-in-2019/

Apple TV+ drama dives into murky world of true-crime podcasts - https://www.france24.com/en/20191204-apple-tv-drama-dives-into-murky-world-of-true-crime-podcasts

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