#NOT the International Podcast Day edition, "only" the most important Latino podcasting news of the week...
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Today is International Podcast Day and there are lots of lots of stories around podcasts in Spanish-speaking media! This is very exciting and great for the industry but certainly not the best for a newsletter.
This edition will focus only on stories not related to this day´s celebrations. Later you will receive another one with the most important stories around International Podcast Day.
The most important Latino-podcasting news of the week
The famous Argentinian podcast which is one of the most listened in Spotify in the South American country, “El Método Rebord”, left the platform because they claim they are not being paid and moved to YouTube for economic reasons: "There they do recognize our work."
Almost 30,000 people filled up Madrid´s biggest sports arena last week to see the hosts of "Estirando el Chile" perform live. Once upon a time mainstream media didn´t have a place for them, so Carolina and Victoria launched their podcast, which is now the top podcast in Spain.
After filling up their live event, Carolina Iglesias says El CaroLate is almost ready. It will be a Spotify Original in collaboration with PRISA Audio that will explore new avenues in podcasting. It is "an experiment", she says, designed to be broadcasted on video, close to a late-night television show. It adopts "a more frenetic pace than normal" with a structure that is constantly changing. Each episode will have monologues, interviews, and segments with collaborators.
Newspaper Publimetro published that podcast consumption on Spotify has experienced a growth of 106 percent in Spain during the last year, a figure that reinforces the rise of this format on the platform and in the country.
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, Deutsch LA re-enters the world of podcasts with the launch of “Somos Advertising”, created by its Latino employee resource group, Teyquirisi. The new podcast hopes to inform and inspire young Latinos in the advertising industry.
"El Zoológico", Colombia´s most listened radio program in the 80s and 90s, is back after 17 years thanks to Spotify: it is now a podcast. Are other platforms going to leverage on nostalgia to bring new audiences to podcasts? We´ll see.
A new project from the creators of Babyradio was born as an alternative to the screen consumption excess among children. Babyradio, a children's radio created more than ten years ago, launched Nubba, which they claim is the first podcast and audiobook platform in Spanish aimed exclusively at young audiences.
The leading audio platform in Spanish, iVoox, incorporates into its catalog of exclusive and free iVoox Originals: "El Turista del Espacio", the first astronomy podcast that turns the listener into a space tourist. From the hand of the renowned science popularizer Álex Riveiro, and through a fictitious space travel agency.
A Mexican and United States co-production recounts the last days of the most famous Colombian druglord Pablo Escobar. The production companies Exile Content and Detective came together to tell the capo's story from the moment of his escape from La Catedral until his death.
Telemundo tells the story of how Odalys Jasmine García Arce seeks to publicize the diversity of the Latino community in the Bay area through her Hella Latin@ podcast.
On the 6 and 7 of October, the Trade Fair and Congress Center of Malaga (Fycma) will host the first edition of 'Prosodia: global meeting of audio in Spanish', an event where professionals from the audio industry in Spanish will analyze the present and future of the podcast sector and the production of digital audio formats, whose aim is to position podcasts as "a consolidated industry, thanks to its exponential growth in recent years"
Within the framework of the International Day of Scientific Culture, the “Crónicas del Antropoceno” podcast was launched, created by the Museum of Environmental Sciences (MCA) and the General Coordination of Social Communication (CGCS) of the University of Guadalajara (UdeG).
Sound design is one of the most important elements to take into account when making a podcast. Through it, a total immersion in the narrative universe of the audio is achieved. Knowing how to tell stories with sounds is an art and on this occasion, Teo Rodríguez, winner of the Ondas Award for best Sound Design with 'La Esfera', shares tips Spanish media.
After the mediatic couple of Laura Escanes and Risto Mejia announced their separation, the Podimo platform shared with Spanish newspaper El Mundo that podcast downloads have considerably increased.
Spotify seems to be reframing the genre of Spanish podcasts and the true crime category through the launch of their new original “El Sonido del Crimen”, says a Spanish magazine. Spain has experienced an increase in interest in podcasting in just twelve months, podcast downloads on the platform rose 42% more from last year.
Carmen Urbita and Ana Garriga are “Las Hijas de Felipe”, two Siamese friends who will perform live in Granada with their podcast around gossip of the 16th and 17th centuries during the celebration of the Filmmakers Festival.
Less than a month before the Ibero-American Festival of #PodcastAlOído, screenwriter Julio Rojas, one of the hosts at the event, tells Spanish media about the inconveniences when creating audio series. He also shares details of his participation in the Festival and of Spotify´s Caso 63, ahead of its third and final season that will premiere in October.
Top Sports magazine in LatAm publishes how former boxer champion Marco Antonio Barrera shared in the "Un Round Más" podcast why he punched Juan Manuel Márquez in Las Vegas in the famous 2007 fight even when his opponent was already on the ground.
Those responsible in LatAm for B2B marketing in technology companies prefer to do 'brand awareness' through content marketing (51.4%), events (45.9%), SEO (39.5%) and investment in specialized media (32 ,1 %). Podcast advertising hasn't convinced them yet.
National Geographic published a story on audio content whose producers don´t care if they are not paying attention, in fact, they want to put their listeners to sleep. There are 2,500+ meditation apps on the market that offer help with evening relaxation. Dozens of podcasts have jumped into this trend as well.
Living on the Arizona and Sonora border is different than what big media paints in the news. They most often lack the stories that portray daily life in the border, beyond the migration policies defined in the large and remote capitals of both countries. That is what "Cruzando Líneas" aims to do.
A top news outlet in Mexico publishes that podcasts have gained popularity in recent years, and thanks to them several Mexicans have reached fame. It names Martha Debayle, Antonio Badía, Eduardo Espinosa, and Mario López Capistrá, among others.
"Centroamérica, el presente y sus pasados" is the new podcast of the University of Costa Rica (UCR) that analyzes the Central American current situation from a historical perspective.
Top Mexican media conglomerate Multimedios launched a new podcast, they hope the irreverent talk full controversial moments with Suriel Sánchez in 'Derramando El Té' captivates younger audiences.
"Tell me that what you say in that podcast is not true", anxiety is much more invisible among men than in women, that´s why Jaime Rodríguez collects, in a podcast produced by Podium, his daily fight against this silent mental illness among men: "Men do not ask for help, it is difficult for us to show vulnerability"
The Chilean edition of Publimetro published how Gabriel Cañas was a guest on the “Reyes del Drama” podcast, where he revealed some details of the problems that were experienced off-screen during the recording of “Río Oscuro”. During the interview, the actor from "La Ley de Baltazar" confessed that the board of directors of Canal 13 decided to drastically change the history of some characters, including his own.
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