PodMov Daily: Wednesday, January 8
Episode 116: Your Midweek Update
Matriarch Digital Media: A Rising Twin Cities Women's Network
Erica Pearson of the Minneapolis Star Tribune speaks to Twila Dang, the CEO and founder of Matriarch Digital Media. The Twin Cities-based network produces podcasts that “aim to change the conversation around women” in an uplifting, supportive context.
Dang shares the origin story of Matriarch, where she serves as “creative producer, top executive and everything in between.” After several years as a radio host and producer, Dang launched the new venture at a critical moment.
“We have a very specific mission for the company, and it is to change the way the world talks to and talks about women and girls,” Dang tells Pearson. “We deserve better, and we can set a better standard.” Matriarch currently produces six shows with “seven more on the way.”
PM's Weekly Community Recap: Speaker Announcements and Submissions
Curious about the similarities and differences between Podcast Movement and PM Evolutions? This new video rundown answers your questions and shares what’s on the horizon.
Speaking of PM20, the speaker submission period for our main event in Dallas will begin next week. If you’re interested in taking the stage this August, it’s time to prepare that presentation. As always, best of luck to all.
Foresight is 2020: Observations and Predictions from Hot Pod
Nicholas Quah and Caroline Crampton cover the “major story threads” of their industry predictions in Hot Pod’s “Foresight is 2020.” Alternative ad possibilities, creative worker conditions, and the goal of a shared, global industry language get well-deserved airtime.
“Between whatever’s happening with the platforms, the increasing inflow of money and eager new participants, the fact that there is still so much to do, and the 2020 presidential election cycle,” they assert, 2020 will be quite the rollercoaster.
In the preview issue, they dive into “10 major story buckets,” making note of related story threads before sharing creative and content-related observations.
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Here's what else is going on:
- Lasting cast: Podnews reports that the US Library of Congress is archiving podcasts “as part of its mission to collect and preserve sound recordings,” and that The British Library’s Sound Archive “is doing similar.”
- Small world: One of the largest podcasting players in the Hindi space, aawaz.com, has announced expansion into original shows in English. As of launch 10 programs are available, and new additions will be released each week.
- Keeping tabs: At the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, experts including iHeart Podcast Network President Conal Byrne weighed in on podcasting’s integration with social media, Facebook in particular.
- Dream guests: Leonardo DiCaprio and Marc Maron-superfan Brad Pitt join Maron on the most recent episode of his WTF podcast. Vulture shares hilarious, humanizing highlights of the “laugh-filled hour-long chat.”