Amazon Launches Synchronized Podcast Transcripts (Podcast Roundup)

In Today’s Podcast News Report, Amazon Music bends select scripts from podcasts synchronized with audio playback; BBC Studios launches subscriptions to Apple Podcasts; and more.


amazon music On Tuesday, it released simultaneous podcast scripts in the US for the latest episodes of a selection of Amazon’s original and Wondery podcasts, including “SmartLess,” “Dr. Death,” and “Uncommon Ground With Van Jones,” as well as popular podcasts like “SmartLess,” “Dr. Death,” and “Uncommon Ground With Van Jones.” My Favorite Murder” for Exactly Right, “Crime Junkie” for Audiochuck, “Modern Love” and “This American Life” in The New York Times. Scripts will also be available for select additional podcasts from American Public Media, Cadence13, New York Times, Stitcher, Audiochuck, and TED. Podcasts are available in the latest version of the Amazon Music app on iOS and Android. The company says it’s the first time a music service has offered simultaneous podcast scripts. It’s similar to the lyrics feature Amazon Music introduced in 2013. While listening, customers can navigate an episode by scrolling through text to find a specific place, and tap to go directly to it.


BBC Studios launch today BBC Podcast PremiumIt is the first podcast subscription service for listeners in the United States and Canada. BBC Podcasts Premium offers ad-free listening to popular titles, as well as exclusive access to a new original audio series available exclusively on Apple Podcasts for iPhone, iPad and Mac (at this link). A monthly subscription to BBC Podcasts Premium costs $2.99 ​​and $3.99 (Canada). Podcasts available without ads on the subscription plan include “BBC Global News Podcast”, Melvin Bragg’s “In Our Time” celebrity interview series “Grounded With Louis Theroux”, comedy history show “You Dead To Me” and investigation series such as Who Killed Emma? ” , “Where’s George Gibney?” Intrigue: A Murder at the Lucky Holiday Hotel and The Job of the North Bank. Subscribers will also get exclusive access to new original audio series, including “Nuremberg: The Trial of Nazi War Criminals” starring Natalie Dormer (“Game of Thrones”); ‘5 Minutes On’ on BBC News with real-life stories behind the headlines; “Things Fell Apart” by bestselling author John Ronson (available November 9); and Environmental Investigations Series “Song of the Right Whale” (available early 2022).


SiriusXM’s Stitcher announced the return For geeks of color The weekly black culture show hosted by Eric Eddings and Brittany Luce, starting November 16. Each week, the hosts will take an in-depth look at a side of black culture ready for dissection, with an initial roster of guests including pop culture journalists Jason Parham, Tracy Clayton and Josh Gwen; Actor Jay Ellis. and Maya Kidd, creator of the Black Film Archive. Listen to the trailer at this link.

C13OriginalsThe documentary division of Audacy’s Cadence13 podcast studio has announced “Gone South”, A new investigative documentary franchise. “Gone South, Season 1: Who Killed Margaret Coon?” The first two episodes release on November 3, 2021 on all major podcast platforms. (Listen to the trailer and follow the show via this link.) The show’s first season explores the brutal murder of a crusader sex-crime prosecutor named Margaret Cohn, a former assistant district attorney in St. Tammany Parish, Los Angeles—a crime that has yet to be solved 34 years later. Episode 8 “Gone South, Season 1: Who Killed Margaret Coon?” Written and narrated by Jed Lipinski, a former New Orleans crime reporter and producer, on Hulu’s Fyre Fraud, Netflix’s The Pharmacist and Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.

An apple On November 3, the first three episodes of . will be released “hanging,” An audio broadcast that follows the story of Tony Hathaway, whose addiction to OxyContin – and later heroin – led him from being a six-figure Boeing engineer and flying around the world to becoming one of the most prolific bank robbers in US history, hunted by the FBI as he arrived to 30 Seattle-area banks in one year. “Hooked” is based on original reporting and interviews conducted over three years by Campside Media co-founder and journalist Josh Dean.

another thingin partnership with sony music entertainmentOn November 1, the new season of the investigative podcast series “Power” premiered. This season explores the story of the rise of legendary Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and the legacy he left behind. Hosted by journalist and author Amy Rose Spiegel, The Strength: Hugh Hefner It features conversations with many of the women involved directly with Playboy, including the Bunnies who worked in clubs and model/TV personality Holly Madison. The first episode is now available on all major podcast platforms via this link.

The inevitable entertainment It was launched on November 1 “Client,” A 12-part podcast series about the true story of Jack Barsky, a former KGB agent and No. 1 FBI spy target who hid in the United States for 10 years, while living a double life with family on both sides of the Atlantic. “The Agent” was created, written, and produced by Jason Hoch of Imperative Entertainment. Executive producers include Hoch, Jack Barsky, and Alden Ehrenreich. The series was narrated by Ehrenreich (“Solo”, “Hail Caesar!”) with an original recording by Gasha Kleib. “The Agent” is available on all major podcasting platforms and the Imperative Entertainment Premium channel on Apple Podcast subscriptions.


LiveOne’s one podcast Signed a “seven-figure high” renewal deal with podcast host and former Wall Street lawyer Jordan Harbinger For “The Jordan Harbinger Show”. The company declined to disclose the renewal period. The program was launched with PodcastOne in 2018 and is available on PodcastOne, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon, Facebook and other audio platforms.


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