Ep. 098 - Lockdown Listens: What COVID-19 Quarantines Did to Podcasting | David Hill - Acast, Spotify
A lot of industries have been damaged or made irrelevant by the onset of COVID-19 lockdowns across the world. Podcasting isn’t one of them. Despite a lack of commuting, there has been a significant shift in the creation and consumption of podcasts, in everything from wellness to true crime. In this episode, we’re joined by David Hill, account manager at Acast and previously of Spotify, to lean how people’s behaviour with podcasts has changed in the last three months, which behaviours are here to stay and which will revert back to normal one day in the hopefully not-too-distant future. Acast’s primary data on podcast listeners across all demographics is a crucial resource for creators and brands, which includes insight on sponsored reads versus branded shows and the time of day that people tune in.