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YouTube Music Officially Rolls Out Podcasts for Listeners in the US

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YouTube Music is officially adding podcasts to its platform in the United States on Android, iOS and the web. The rollout comes a few months after YouTube podcasting head Kai Chuk revealed that podcasts would be added to YouTube Music soon.

The update allows users watching podcasts on the main app to continue listening to them on YouTube Music. The company notes that all users can listen to podcasts on-demand, offline, in the background, and while casting and can seamlessly switch between audio-video versions on YouTube Music.

“This podcast listening experience is different from our music listening experience where you need a Premium or Music Premium subscription to enjoy some of these features,” the company wrote in a blog post. “This new podcast listening experience complements the podcast video experience on YouTube.” Read More

Article originally written by Aisha Malik and published on TechCrunch

Community Hot Take

The number of podcast downloads is an oft-used measurement of success, and a Tampa Bay mom helping women increase their sense of calm and happiness just reached a very high number.

A global audience has downloaded Katie Krimitsos’ Women’s Meditation Network 100 million times in less than five years. Making the feat more remarkable: She achieved the momentous milestone from a closet.

According to thepodcasthost.com, just 5,097 downloads would put someone in the top 1% of hosts. Krimitsos found that only .1% of around 3 million podcasts reach 100 million downloads. Read More


Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms. Long gone are the days when it was simply a photo-sharing app. With 1.47 billion monthly active users, and 100 million posts uploaded daily, it’s one of the most popular marketing platforms too.

Video is an integral part of Instagram. Videos get more views than photos and they generate more comments and engagement as well.

If you are just getting started and want to know how to post a video on Instagram, here’s our comprehensive step-by-step instruction. Read More

Article originally written by Logan Baker and published on Shutterstock.

Podcast Growth

The podcast industry is booming. According to data shared by Podcast Insights, there are over 2 million active podcasts at the moment. What’s more, nearly 6 out of every 10 American consumers older than 12 listen to podcasts.

Not only do you have a huge audience that you can attract, but there’s also a long list of podcast topic ideas that you can put your own spin on. Whether you’re into art or science or tech, you can turn your passion into a revenue-generating podcast. To help you get started (or unstuck if you’ve run out of ideas), here are 40 podcast ideas that will help you to grow your loyal listener count. Read More

Podcast Career Opportunities

🎤 🎧   Check in at The Innsiders Podcast. Each episode we bring you an explicit account from the hotel, hospitality, and tourism industry.Sarah has spent over ten years working in the hotel industry collecting numerous job titles and accolades along the way. Rob has spent over seven years living outside of The USA, has visited 20+ countries collecting numerous awkward smiles along the way.With the help of hotel, hospitality, and tourism industry insiders, they bring you stories of the crazy, the haunted, the unhinged, the illegal, the OMG, and the WTF that you have to hear to believe.  

🎤 🎧 Congratulations to Scott Edwards, host of Standup Comedy "Your Host and MC" on breaking 100,000 downloads!

Celebration of 40+ years on the fringe of show business. Stories, interviews, and comedy sets from standup comics... famous, and not so famous. All taped Live on my Comedy stage.

The interviews will be with comics, old staff members, and Friends from the world of Comedy. Standup Sets by Dana Carvey, Jay Leno, Tom Dreesen, Jerry Seinfeld, Larry Miller, Mark Schiff, Bobcat Goldthwait, Paula Poundstone, Garry Shandling, Ray Ramano, Cathy Ladman, Willie Tyler & Lester, and MORE.

🎤 🎧 Roman Prokopchuk is the Founder and CEO of Nova Zora Digital and host of the Digital Savage Experience. Roman is the digital savage, a self made digital marketer that got into it out of necessity, and developed a passion for it, and for learning. Learn from Roman and his guests how to level up in all aspects of life.  

Learn what people had to overcome to get to where they are now. Find out what their journeys were like, what motivates them, and weaknesses they've turned into strengths. From ceos, and athletes, to everyone in between. Learn from them and grow with them.

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Morning meditations created for those who identify as women or anyone who feels called to listen. 💗 Start your day with a moment of mindfulness with the Morning Meditation for Women podcast. Whether you’re new to meditation, trying to kickstart your meditation practice, or a seasoned meditator, you’ll love these quick meditations designed to start your day with intention, love and a deep sense of peace. Brought to you by the Women’s Meditation Network and hosted by Katie Krimitsos.

Morning Meditation for Women

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