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Extended deadline for the Irish Podcast Awards 2022
The Irish Podcast Awards has extended its entry deadline to Monday 23rd May at midday. The original deadline, which was originally Friday 13th May, was extended after a high number of podcasters got in touch asking for more time to get their submissions in.
The Irish Podcast Awards are open to all Irish podcasters with a large number of categories to submit to. The application includes a reel of clips from your show, as well as a short description.
Matt Deegan from the Irish Podcast Awards said, “In the first year we want to make sure that every podcaster has had the chance to enter. By extending the deadline independent creators, businesses, non-profits and publishers have the time to get their entry in and shout about the great work that they’re doing”.
You can find out more about how to enter here.
Free BlindBoy Podcast show coming to Cork
Blindboy is taking his popular podcast, Blindboy Podcast, to Cork city for free for one night only. The event will take place at Crane Lane on May 18th as part of his podcast tour by Island Edge. He will be joined by special guest broadcaster Louise McSharry on the night.
Tickets were available for free on a first come, first served basis, according to Cork Beo, but are now sold out.
Blindboy, one half of The Rubberbandits, hosts the podcast. The show features interviews, short fiction and comedy, and discusses all sorts of topics, from current affairs to stories of living in Ireland.
Batman Unburied beats Joe Rogan as Spotify’s most popular podcast
The Joe Rogan Experience has frequently topped Spotify’s most popular podcast list since becoming Spotify exclusive in December 2020. However, according to Spotify’s The Podcast Charts, a brand new original podcast series by DC, Batman Unburied, has surpassed Joe Rogan as Spotify’s most popular podcast.
Batman Unburied released its first two episodes on May 3rd. The podcast is a story-driven series featuring a brand new Batman story with a twist:
“A serial killer known as The Harvester terrorizes Gotham City, but Batman is not coming to the rescue. In fact, Bruce Wayne has no memory of being the Caped Crusader at all. Instead, Bruce is a forensic pathologist, performing the autopsy on the latest victim when he’s attacked by the killer himself. As Bruce’s obsession with the Harvester consumes him, Dr. Thomas Wayne, head of Gotham City Hospital, orders his son to take medical leave and seek treatment from an unusual psychologist, Dr. Hunter. With Batman missing in action, Detective Barbara Gordon is left with no other choice but to seek help from Gotham’s second smartest detective: The Riddler. “
The podcast is created by David S. Goyer, an American writer and filmmaker well known for writing superhero screenplays including several other Batman stories such as The Dark Knight Trilogy and Batman v Superman.
The series features the voice talents of Winston Duke as Bruce Wayne, Hasan Minhaj and Gina Rodriguez.
Radiodays Europe 2022 begins May 15th
Radiodays Europe, a 3-day event aimed at anyone working in audio, podcasting and radio, kicks off May 15th and runs until May 17th in Malmö, Sweden.
The event has a wide variety of sessions and panels to choose from. For podcasters, there are plenty of sessions to attend as part of the Podcast Summit, such as “developing a new show,” “making podcasts pay”, “designing your podcast to be a success” and much more.
Videos from the conference will be made available to ticket holders for up to 30 days after the event.
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