Welcome back to HeadStuff’s Podcast News Roundup, your go-to place for podcast news and recommendations. This week’s roundup features HeadStuff’s Podcast Of The Week and also looks at YouTube’s plans for the future of podcasting on the site, PodcastOne’s partnership with Adori Labs, and a brand new Morrowind podcast.
Podcast of the Week
From Pain to Power is a brand new podcast by Lisa de Jong aimed at women and all who identify as female to explore the journey of healing and recovery from all types of pain, whether that be physical, mental, emotional or even spiritual pain.
The podcast discusses topics that support women on their journey from pain to power, and how to find the power within your body and sense of self. Lisa will offer advice and share her experiences on how to heal, recover and build your inner power.
The first episode of From Pain to Power is out now, talking all about beginnings, how to avoid burnout and lessons that can be taken from the Menstrual Cycle Awareness journey.
YouTube Looks Ahead to the Future of Podcasting
In their newsletter posted on Wednesday, Podnews shared the news that YouTube will soon change how podcasts are uploaded to the video sharing website. According to the post, YouTube is aiming to improve the way in which podcasts are shared by allowing podcast publishers to ingest RSS feeds directly to the site, with a new podcast homepage being planned to separate the audio content from video uploads.
In line with their video content, audio ads will be played as part of the podcast episodes, both sold by Google and partners. Metrics will be provided to the podcast publishers and will be working with podcast attribution, to “integrate YouTube data into industry-standard podcast measurement platforms,” as seen with Podtrac, Chartable and Nielsen.
PodcastOne Partners with Adori Labs
Speaking of which, in another story shared by PodNews, PodcastOne, a podcast platform and network, has partnered with Adori Labs, allowing them to import podcast episodes directly from their RSS feeds onto YouTube, along with visual elements and assets. PodcastOne is now the first podcast network to take advantage of Adori’s YouTube interface, aiming to reach a wider audience and increase podcast downloads.
Adori’s unique interface technology allows podcasters to embed contextual visuals, multi-format ads, AR experiences, buy buttons, polls and plenty of other call to actions within the audio stream.
Adori co-founder and CEO, Nathan Iyer said, “We are excited to partner with PodcastOne, the leading advertiser-supported on-demand digital audio network in the industry. Adori’s technology can help to significantly increase their revenue and audience through YouTube, the fastest growing podcast listening platform in the world.”
New podcast series celebrates Morrowind’s 20th anniversary
Video game fans will be very familiar with the Elder Scrolls series by Bethesda. Although there has not been a new Elder Scrolls game since Skryim originally came out in 2011, fans eagerly await any updates on the highly anticipated sixth instalment of the series.
In the meantime, you might want to check out the brand new Elder Scrolls-inspired podcast, 20 Years of Morrowind, to be released in May. The series will focus on the third game in the series, Morrowind, to celebrate its 20th anniversary on the first of May 2022.
The new podcast will be produced by DanaePlays and released on YouTube.
In the series, Danae interviews popular creators within the Morrowind modding community, game developers and artists who have been heavily influenced by the game.
Alongside the podcast, Danae will release a digital booklet with a collection of memories and anecdotes from the Morrowind community, including developers, modders, streamers, artists, website owners and other community members.
“Morrowind is a journey we all took, but on separate roads and 20 years later, it’s about time we met! Through interviews (more like informal chats) with modders, artists, authors, programmers, and content creators, I am hoping to show the many facets of Morrowind and its legacy,” Danae said via PCGamer.
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