Podcast Blast - Download the latest - June 29, 2021

Chris Pash
By Chris Pash | 29 June 2021

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The latest top 100 podcast ranker shows total downloads of shows by participating publishers at 52 million for May 2021, up from 48 million the previous month. 

The top 10:

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NOVA's original podcast for children about an Artificial Intelligence prototype

NOVA Entertainment has created a podcast in partnership with the federal government’s Stop it at the Start campaign, which aims to positively influence young people around acceptable behaviour and respectful relationships. The podcast was written by Australian author and screenwriter Nat Amoore. 

David Attenborough on the importance of human eyebrows for communication

Life Stories, from Sir David Attenborough, is now on LiSTNR as part of SCA’s recently announced partnership with the BBC.  The podcast is a series of talks on the natural histories of creatures and plants from around the world told by one of the most recognisable and charming voices.

I Catch Killers to become a live show

Former homicide detective, and host of top-rating podcast I Catch Killers, Gary Jubelin will be touring Australia in October and November presenting a live show. Australian fans will hear first-hand accounts from Jubelin as he is interviewed by actor Rob Carlton. 

Husband and wife Talk Thirty To Me

Home and Away actress Christie Hayes and husband Justin Coombes-Pearce are launching a new podcast, Talk Thirty To Me.  Upcoming guests include Georgia Love, Tammin Sursok, Lola Berry, James Mathieson, Madeleine West, and Rebekah Elmaloglou. Christie previously co-hosted the podcast Year One for Mamamia. 

LiSTNR active streams up 20%

SCA’S LiSTNR network hit a new record high of 10.9 million active streams in May, up 20% on the same month last year. SCA chief sales officer Brian Gallagher: “Our unique ability to understand our users provides advertisers with quality data to plan and execute digital audio campaigns, validated by the incredible 64% growth in advertisers who have taken advantage of digital audio campaigns in the last year. 

ARN to represent New York Times’ podcasts

ARN will become the advertising sales representative for The New York Times’ podcast portfolio in Australia. As part of the deal, which covers podcasts such as Serial, This American Life, and The Daily, Australian brands will be able to connect with Australian listeners for the first time.

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