Podcast

Ukraine’s Public Radio Launches Podcast With an Episode on Bitcoin

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>In an attempt to expand and diversify its audience, the public radio of Ukraine has recently entered the world of podcasts. Listeners have been invited to choose among a variety of topics and genres. A podcast devoted to personal finance management and financial literacy kicks off with an episode about Bitcoin. </strong> …

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Engadget Podcast: How Reddit day traders blew up GameStop’s stock

If you were confused about how, exactly, a bunch of Reddit finance obsessives turned the beleaguered GameStop into a white hot stock, you’re not alone. This week, Cherlynn and Devindra chat with Mike Futter, author of the GameDev Business Handbook and co-host of the Virtual Economy Podcast, to make sense of this surprising story. Are …

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Podcast: Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21 Ultra review

We’re back in review mode this week! Cherlynn dishes her thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21 Ultra, and whether they’re worthy upgrades over last year’s phones. Do all those cameras make a difference? And is there a point to releasing a Galaxy Note this year? Also, Devindra discusses the virtual inauguration for Joe …

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Twitter is buying a podcast app to help build its audio Spaces

Last month Twitter publicly announced it’s testing Spaces, which operate as audio-enabled chat rooms within the social networking site. Now it’s acquired the team behind Breaker, a podcast app that focused on community and social elements since it started in 2016 (1.0 versions of its apps launched in early 2020 on iOS and Android). According …

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Amazon has purchased podcast network Wondery

Amazon As expected, Amazon has acquired one of the few remaining large and independent podcast networks in the US. On Wednesday, the retailer announced that Wondery, best known for producing shows like Blood Ties and Dying for Sex, will join Amazon Music as part of its latest acquisition. Amazon didn’t disclose the terms of the …

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Bad Bunny is Spotify’s most-streamed artist of 2020

Spotify ‘Tis the season for top 10 lists, so nearly every streaming service or content-hosting website will release its “best of” roundups between now and the end of the month. Spotify is one of the regulars, and as part of its annual Wrapped festivities, the company has revealed its top charts for the year. For …

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Apple Podcasts now has support for web embeds

Savusia Konstantin via Getty Images Apple Podcasts now has a player you can embed across the web. Anyone can now grab an embed code for a show or episode from the more than 1.5 million podcasts on the platform. You can find an embed code from Apple Podcasts Preview pages on the web. Just click …

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Stitcher redesign brings cleaner look and new features to the podcast app

Stitcher has revealed a new look for its podcast app, which boasts several useful features and upgrades. The service says the revamped web, iOS and Android app has better user control and navigation along with its more streamlined design. You’ll be able to organize shows however you like into custom categories and see recent and …

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Ubisoft debuts Viking history podcast ahead of ‘Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’

Ubisoft To whet your appetite a bit more for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Ubisoft wants to teach you about the history of Vikings. It made a podcast called Echoes of Valhalla and all five episodes are now available on Spotify. Ubisoft described the documentary series as “the first immersive audio historical documentary series in audio for …

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What we’re listening to: ‘Mockery Manor’

Long Cat Media In this installment of our audio confessions, senior editor Daniel Cooper explains his love for a British thriller podcast that had him hooked almost immediately. I could be wrong, but I feel like everyone has a childhood experience of visiting a shitty regional theme park. You know, they’re an hour away from …

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