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Norman Lear has Launched a Podcast



Norman Lear is the producer of TV shows such as “Good Times”, “All in the Family”, “The Jeffersons”, “Maude”, and more. He is also the producer of “The Princess Bride” movie. Norman Lear has now launched his own podcast, which is on PodcastOne. This is an accomplishment that few 94-year-olds can claim.

All of the Above with Norman Lear takes listeners on an enlightening ride of conversation, from comedy to family, current events, music, social issues, and more. The show will always feature the unique perspectives of celebrities, politicians and everyday folk. Celebrity guests include Julia Louis Dreyfus, Jerrod Carmichael, Amy Poehler, and more.

The podcast released a trailer on May 1, 2017, and has had four episodes since then. The newest one (at the time I am writing this blog) features actresses Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda. They are there to talk about “Grace and Frankie”, a Netflix original series that is now in its third season. This episode of All of the Above with Norman Lear also includes discussion about how laughter keeps you young, how social media affects activism, and the state of America’s affairs today.

New episodes of All of the Above with Norman Lear will be available every Monday on PodcastOne.com, the PodcastOne app, and iTunes.


Forbes Sports Money Podcast Now on PodcastOne



PodcastOne has launched a new program in the Forbes on PodcastOne series. Forbes Sports Money joins Forbes podcasts that had been previously released on PodcastOne this year: The Forbes Interview, Forbes Under 30, and Forbes Lists.

Forbes Sports Money is hosted by Forbes Executive Editor, Mike Ozanian. He speaks with team owners, athletes, and industry leaders about the money and enterprise born of supreme athletic competitions. The podcast gives listeners an in-depth look at the business of sport.

Mike Ozanian is also a co-host on the TV version of Forbes Sports Money (which is obviously what the podcast was derived from). The TV show is a four-time New York Emmy Award winning television on the YES network. If you like the Forbes Sports Money TV show, it seems very likely that you will also enjoy the podcast. Forbes Sports Money will release a new episode every Thursday.

At the time I am posting this blog, Forbes Sports Money has released six episodes (and a trailer). The first episode is titled “Highest-Paid Athletes of All Time”. Host Mike Ozanian is joined by guest Kurt Badenhausen, who is a senior editor at Forbes. The most recent episode is titled “Jeanie Buss: All About The Lakers and Its Legacy”. In that episode, host Mike Ozanian is joined by President and part owner of the Lakers, Jeanie Buss.


Four Forbes Podcasts are Joining PodcastOne



PodcastOne LogoForbes has announced that a quartet of Forbes podcasts about business, women and tech will debut on PodcastOne in early October of 2016. PodcastOne has over 200 podcasts on a wide variety of subjects.

AdWeek reported that Forbes had been testing its Women@Forbes podcast series on its own properties for a few months and had decided to ramp up its efforts in podcasting. It appears that Forbes is expecting to see “plenty of ad revenue” from the agreement with PodcastOne.

There are a total of four Forbes podcasts that will soon make their debut on PodcastOne.

The Limit Does Not Exist is hosted by Cristina Wallace and Cate Scott Campbell. They believe that creativity and STEM can and should hang out together all the time. Why limit yourself to one side of your brain… or one career path? The Limit Does Not Exist includes plenty of guests.

Mentoring Moments is hosted by Denise Restauri. The main idea of the podcast is “women you may never meet will be become your mentors”. The show includes stories by women from multiple generations who share their “wow, you need to know this” stories that propelled their careers.

The Premise is hosted by Parmy Olson. This podcast is a business leader’s dashboard for what’s next. Each week, Forbes writers and editors explore the technology changes affecting your company, industry, or portfolio.

Hiding in the Bathroom is hosted by Morra Aarons-Mele. The show features successful entrepreneurs who share the strategy tips that you won’t learn in business school. This podcast is for entrepreneurs who want to embrace their introverted selves while building strong relationships and achieving success.

 


PodcastOne Hires Jim Berk as New CEO



PodcastOne LogoPodcastOne, the podcast production company started by Westwood One founder Norm Pattiz, has picked up a new CEO named Jim Berk. Pattiz will remain in his role of Executive Chairman at PodcastOne. Jim Berk will also join PodcastOne’s Board of Directors.

Berk may seem like an outsider when it comes to podcasting. But he has many years of experience in the media business. He was previously the CEO of Participant Media, where he oversaw the release of over 60 major films like The Help and The Kite Runner.

PodcastOne, launched earlier this decade, has made a name for itself by distributing some of podcasting’s most popular shows. Adam Carolla, Dan Patrick, and Shaquille O’Neal are just a few of the big names on PodcastOne’s roster. The company bills itself as an all-in-one platform that connects potential podcast advertisers with shows that can deliver results.

Last month, PodcastOne launched a premium subscription service that offers on-demand access to PodcastOne’s full archive of shows, as well as exclusive content from many of the network’s star producers. As CEO, Berk will undoubtedly work to bolster not only ad revenue, but also premium subscription sales.


Adam Carolla to Speak at DASH Conference



Adam Carolla Show LogoAt first look, the DASH Conference might look like an event devoted mostly to broadcast media. But the conference has been busy adding names from the digital side of the media fence. Recently, DASH announced it would be bringing Adam Carolla, PodcastOne CEO Norm Pattiz, and iHeartMedia CEO Bob Pittman to its upcoming conference.

This year’s DASH Conference is billed as “DASH 3.0: Radio & The Connected Car – A Survival Guide For Broadcasters.” The list of topics is heavily geared towards the changing nature of mobile media consumption with a focus on the connected car.

Some presentations that’ll take place during the DASH Conference include:

  • Breaking Down the Technology Divide: The Drive and the Dash
  • Keynote Interview With Norm Pattiz and Adam Carolla
  • Fasten Your Seat Belts: Here Come Apple and Android
  • Digital Marketing: Its Rapid Growth and How It’s Transforming the Way We Go to Market
  • The State of American In-Car Audio
  • In the Car/On Demand

The 2015 DASH Conference will be held on November 4-5, 2015, at the Westin Hotel at Detroit’s Metropolitan Airport. Registration is currently open.


Hubbard Radio takes 30% Ownership Stake in Podcast One



PodcastOne LogoSt. Paul, MN-based media company Hubbard Radio has taken a 30% ownership stake in PodcastOne, the podcasting network best known for its celebrity-driven shows. From a press release sent out earlier today:

The agreement maintains PodcastOne and parent company Courtside Entertainment Group’s independent control of all operations, as the network continues to expand its collection of more than 200 top-rated programs, delivering more than 400 million monthly impressions for advertisers. The network features many of America’s most popular podcasts, including Adam Carolla, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Austin, Dan Patrick, Chris Jericho, Penn Jillette, Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi, Shawn and Larry King, Laura Ingraham, Dr. Drew, TheCHIVE, the newly launched Mark Schlereth podcast, plus WNYC’s Radiolab, Freakonomics and many more.

Hubbard Broadcasting operates a variety of media outlets, including radio/TV stations, a satellite TV network called ReelzChannel, and the F&F Productions company. It seems natural that a company this established in traditional media would want to get a piece of the growing new media market. PodcastOne has proven its ability to create shows with big names that generate large audiences.

The press release is peppered with the usual corporate-speak of “synergies” and “brand development.” Could this mean some of PodcastOne’s shows will also be heard on terrestrial radio or other outlets controlled by Hubbard? It’s too early on in this partnership to know for sure. But this news, along with last week’s announcement of Scipps buying Midroll proves that legacy media companies are starting to take podcasting seriously.


5 Posts to Revisit from the First Year of Podcaster News



PCNNEW.fwToday marks the first anniversary of the unofficial launch date of Podcaster News (and that’s no April foolin’). We’ve presented a lot of news, how-to’s, and commentary on podcasting over the last year. And we’re looking forward to continuing that coverage into the future. I took a look back thru the Podcaster News archive and put together a list of posts from our first year that are worth revisiting. Here they are, in no particular order:

  • Beware of Podcast Snake Oil Sellers Promising Riches: This is the first post I contributed to the site that really got some attention. During the first quarter of 2014, it seemed like everyone and their other had launched a podcast training course. This post was a word of caution to new podcasters that they should be weary of teachers/consultants who charge high prices with the promise of great “podcasting riches” down the road.
  • 54 Seconds (The Wadsworth Constant): Jackson Rogers wrote about “The Wadsworth Constant,” a kind of law that dictates that the first 30% of any online video can be skipped in order to get to the real content. The Wadsworth Constant applies to more than just video. There’s definitely a lesson here for podcasters, too.
  • A Decade of Podcasting: Podcaster News founder and executive editor Todd Cochrane takes a look back at the first ten years of his podcasting journey.
  • Is Swapping Reviews Hurting Podcasting?: Dave Jackson takes a look at something that’s really turned into a phenomenon over the last year; iTunes review swapping. Dave breaks down what swapping is and offers some commentary on why it’s really not helping anybody.
  • Norm Pattiz of PodcastOne: “We were looking at acquiring Stitcher.” – PCN Show 008: It seemed only fair to include at least one episode of our fledgling Podcaster News Show. This episode turned out to be a real bombshell as I was able to interview Norm Pattiz during last year’s drama between PodcastOne and Stitcher.

Thanks to all of the readers and contributors here at Podcaster News for making it a spectacular first year! If I missed anything memorable from the last twelve months, let me know in the comments.


Norm Pattiz of PodcastOne: “We were looking at acquiring Stitcher.” – PCN Show 008



Norm PattizIn response to the article I posted yesterday about the recent dust up between PodcastOne and Stitcher, I was contacted today by a PodcastOne rep who said that the company’s Chairman/CEO, Norm Pattiz, was willing to do an interview to try and shed some light on the situation. I’m presenting that interview today (with Norm’s permission) as my November contribution to the Podcaster News Show.

Some highlights from our discussion:

  • PodcastOne was, at one point, considering acquiring Stitcher.
  • Stitcher is still syndicating some of PodcastOne’s show, despite PodcastOne’s request that they stop.
  • PodcastOne hasn’t seen any significant decrease in downloads since Sitcher removed PodcastOne’s shows.
  • Pattiz says Sitcher doesn’t have a “robust” revenue generating system.

Hear all of this and more in the full podcast episode below.

Original image by PeteSessa from Wikimedia, used under Creative Commons license.


PodcastOne vs. Stitcher: Shots Fired



PodcastOne LogoCelebrity-driven network PodcastOne made podcasting news yesterday when it announced it will be removing all of its shows as well as shows it represents to advertisers from the Stitcher streaming-media app. From a statement released by PodcastOne:

Stitcher continues to sell and distribute programming without the proper rights, consent and compensation PodcastOne and its talent are due.

And that:

(PodcastOne) has repeatedly tried to work with Stitcher, and requested the removal of programming without verbal or written consent to distribute, in addition to the discontinuance of video ads as post, pre-roll and pop-ups attributed to these podcasts. Stitcher continues to make PodcastOne programming available on the home screen of their app to listeners who are already ‘following’ the programs.

Also, PodcastOne CEO Norm Pattiz was quoted as saying:

In some cases, Stitcher has absolutely no rights to carry our programs, and in others, no rights to sell or monetize our exclusively represented content in any way. This has been an ongoing problem, and enough is enough. You can’t just steal content without permission. Podcasting is breaking through big time, not only with consumers but with advertisers as well. I see new players coming into the market, all touting technology that will allow them to grab podcasts for their subscribers. Let this be a message – make sure you have secured the rights from content suppliers before you distribute programing you don’t have the rights to.

I surveyed PodcastOne’s “Top 25” shows and found that most of them are no longer listed with Stitcher. Exceptions include podcasts that don’t originate with PodcastOne, such as Radiolab and The Laura Ingraham Show.

PodcastOne’s stance is that Stitcher was using PodcastOne’s shows without the company’s consent. Given Pattiz’s statement, it looks like he’s unhappy with Stitcher running ads against PodcastOne’s content. Speculation has flooded podcasting forums since the news broke as to what exactly is happening here. Is PodcastOne falling back on its roots as a radio syndicator (Westwood One) and trying to get Stitcher to pay PodcastOne to distribute its shows? Did Stitcher offer PodcastOne any kind of revenue sharing for running ads against its content? If so, could the two parties not reach a mutually beneficial agreement? How do the shows PodcastOne represents for advertising feel about PodcastOne wanting them to leave Stitcher as well? The mind reels with possibilities.

Regardless, this isn’t the first time that Stitcher has run afoul of a notable podcast network. Back in 2011, Nerdist had its own drama that ended up in its shows being removed from Stitcher. That situation has since been cleared up, so there’s some potential for PodcastOne and Stitcher to heal their divide.

One thing is certain. As podcasting enters its tenth year, we can expect more of these types of disputes. Big players are here and in some cases, big money is at stake. This case of PodcastOne vs. Stitcher is only the beginning.