Hello podheads! When I started
So every fortnight, Saif and I will try to cover all the rumblings, in Indian
IVM Podcasts, India’s premier podcast network celebrated its 4th anniversary earlier this month. IVM has been nothing short of a pioneer in creating podcasts in India. It has played a huge role in bringing podcasts into the mainstream in India, which seems primed to hit critical mass. We wish the team at IVM all the best for the future.
NRI Woman podcast celebrates its first anniversary. A big shout out to the wonderful hosts
Hubhopper, an Indian platform for podcasts launched Hubhopper Studio. The feature allows podcasters to upload, host, and distribute podcasts
Podcasters will have a choice to make the podcast:
1. Exclusively available on Hubhopper free of cost, while receiving marketing, distribution, and monetization support or
2. Available on all other platforms like Apple podcasts, Google podcast etc, free of cost. You can reach out to the Hubhopper guys on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delhi meetup hosted by Proto
Earlier this month, Proto, a civic media research and training organization hosted a podcasters meetup in Delhi. which had a strong turnout. Some of the topics discussed included resources for starting up, programming, the state and potential of the Indian industry, and of course, monetization.
Are we illuminated?
Here’s what the Indian creators think about Luminary Media. Plenty of insights in the thread.
Music streaming service Spotify which launched to much fanfare in India said that signed up a million users across its free and paid tiers within a week of its launch. Here’s a Google Trends graph which show the search interest for Spotify in India.
Gulf News featured the hosts of NRI Woman podcast, talking about their journey and objective of the podcast.
Outlook India covered the Indian podcasting scene and how the ways of information consumption are changing in this digital world in a piece titled “All you need is Radio Ga Ga” with snippets from some Indie podcasters as well!
The new tribe of podcasters in India believes public radio isn’t meant only for the wine-and-cheese class. Increasingly, they are experimenting with diverse genres such as Indian history, beer adventures, wordplay, public policy, pop culture and children’s stories to appeal to a diverse set. A spurt in podcast networks over the past three years has also helped new actors host, distribute and monetise their content.
A show about architecture and architects from India brought to Eesha Bajaj. Season 1 covers the journey of young and aspiring architects from college to entrepreneurship. The
A raw, freewheeling conversation between 3 overseas Indians is sure to take you down the memory lane with a generous dose of nostalgia and banter. Topics range from sports and politics to food and life in Mumbai. The innate chemistry between the hosts makes the listener feel a part of the conversation, definitely a podcast to check out.
A very novel concept for a podcast by team Suno India of Dear Pari fame. 1 in 20000 is India’s first podcast on rare diseases. Hosted by Avantika Shrivastava, the podcast focuses on over 7,000 documented rare conditions in the world. It chronicles the lack of awareness, the gamut of challenges, and how people with these rare conditions are coping and overcoming these challenges. Kudos team #SunoIndia.