Welcome back to HeadStuff’s Podcast News Roundup, your go-to place for podcast news and recommendations. Let’s take a look at some of the big stories making waves on the podcast scene.
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Podcast Of The Week
Reel Detectives is the perfect film review podcast for you, particularly if you grew up in the 90’s or early 00’s. Listening to hosts Adam Howe and Gillian Roberts feels like sitting back and having a laugh with your best friends, reminiscing over old movies you used to love when you were still going to school.
Exploring the craze that was High School Musical or looking back on the mass obsession that came with The Twilight Saga or reliving old classics like Freaky Friday, Adam and Gillian lovingly review each film and are not afraid to hold back how they truly feel.
Their third season kicked off last week, and with new episodes releasing every two weeks, they are sure to bring plenty more laughs and nostalgia in the future!
Is NeutrinoWatch The Podcast Of The Future?
This experimental podcast changes every single time that you listen to it. Yep, you heard me. There are seven episodes of this partly fictional podcast, created by Martin Zaltz Austwick (known for his work on Maddie’s Sound Explorers and Answer Me This) and Jeff Emtman (Here Be Monsters). The audio changes every single day within each one, thanks to some nifty code contained within.
You have to delete each episode on your device to get the new audio, one episode containing a song that has 573,440 possible variations, depending on the day you hear. It makes me wonder whether coding could be a benefit to other podcasts in the future, helping them feel more timely or personalised.
Could a news podcast contain news or weather dependent on your exact location? That would be handy. Will similar technology come to the forefront and change how we consume or look at podcasts forever? Watch this space!
You can listen to the NeutrinoWatch Podcast on their site.
The London Podcast Festival Returns
The London Podcast Festival is back for its sixth year and it will run from the 2nd – 12th of September with a programme that celebrates the best in UK and international podcasting talent.
The festival is being held at Kings Place and will mark the long awaited return of live shows to the UK with shows in the festival being performed in front of a live audience, as well as some exclusive live streamed events.
Some major shows already lined up for the bill are Tights and Fights, a wrestling podcast brought to you by Welcome to Nightvales Hal Lublin, a live performance of episodes one and two of the acclaimed drama podcast Mockery Manor, and the debut live show of The Three Bean Salad Podcast.
Tickets for all events are on sale now.
For Colored Nerds comes to SiriusXM’s Stitcher
The co-hosts of the popular Gimlet Media and Spotify show The Nod are back but they’ve ditched these production giants for greener pastures by signing exclusively to Stitcher to revive their black pop culture show For Colored Nerds, which last aired an episode way back in 2017.
Co-hosts Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings created, hosted, and produced the show before working for Gimlet, and though the pair has signed a deal with Stitcher the show will not be exclusive to this platform and will be widely available.
Most notably, the two creators have retained total control over their show with their new deal. They own the audio masters, the feed, and rights to derivative works, and they’ve landed on a revenue sharing agreement with Sirius. This is a groundbreaking agreement for the podcast world as the industry still faces challenges around IP and ownership. Hopefully this deal will set a precedent for future deals to the benefit of creators.
We’ll back back next week with more podcast news. In the meantime, we have plenty more articles on our site to keep you entertained!