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Earbud.fm Is NPR's Guide To The Best Podcasts

Podcasts are on the rise these days, but as with everything on the internet, garbagecasts proliferate just as quickly as sweet audio excellence. Doesn’t in make sense to let the radio mavens at NPR curate the goods for you?

Google Play Music Will Soon Have Podcasts Too

Earlier this year, Spotify beat Google to the punch when it announced its own recommendation engines for podcasts and video — not just songs. Now, Google Play Music is playing catchup and adding podcasts into its own audio offering.

Use SoundCloud To Start Your Own Podcast For Free

A couple months ago, SoundCloud opened its podcasting service up to everyone. There are limits to what you can do with a free account, but it’s a great way to dip a toe into the podcasting waters without spending any money, and you don’t necessarily need any in-depth technical knowledge.

Jennicam: Why The First Lifecaster Disappeared From The Internet

Exactly 19 years ago today, a 19-year-old woman name Jennifer Ringley started streaming photos taken from her dorm room and inadvertently invented lifecasting. Then, she disappeared from the internet.

Burn Through Your Podcasts Faster Than Ever With The New Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts has long been one of our favourite cross-platform podcasting tools, and there’s a new Android version out today with a Material Design overhaul and even more ways to cut down the amount of time it takes to burn through your podcast queue. You can also get statistics on the amount of listening time you’ve saved overall.

WNYC Explains Why It Deleted A Controversial Podcast On Women In Tech

Earlier this month, we asked a question: Why did WNYC delete an episode of its internet-focused podcast TLDR that criticised Vivek Wadhwa, a professor frequently quoted as an expert on the issue of women in technology? The updated episode is now available online, complete with a painfully tense interview between host Meredith Haggerty and Wadhwa.

Remixing The Serial Theme With Notorious B.I.G. Is Surprisingly Perfect

Did you listen to the Serial finale yet? Good for you, now please don’t tell me what happens. Instead, you should listen to this Notorious B.I.G. remix featuring the Serial theme. Fafu, the New York-based producer behind this little work of genius, even made it downloadable so you can listen to it on the go — just like Serial podcasts.

Spotify Might Be Getting Podcasts

Today in rumours we hope are true, Spotify might be getting podcasts. This could be a great thing to loosen Apple’s stranglehold on the medium.

Podcasts: Where To Start, What To Listen To, And How To Do It Yourself

Podcasting has long since broken out of the niche corners of the internet. If you haven’t gotten into it yet, it’s time to. Here’s what you need to know to get started not just enjoying the vast selection of content available online, but to create your very own show as well. Internet stardom is just a few clicks away.

Apple's Podcasts App No Longer Has Horrible Reel-To-Reel Skeuomorphism

Apple’s Podcasts app has long been a horrid example of Scott Forstall’s most epic crime as a software designer: skeuomorphism. Why do I need a graphic of a reel-to-reel tape machine in my app? HOW CLEVER! Get it? Yes, radio used to be recorded and edited on reels of tape, but that design reference doesn’t do anything good for consumers.

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