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‘Crime Junkie’ Is Apple Podcast’s Most Popular Show of the Year

Crime Junkie, the true-crime podcast led by THR Next Gen 2022 honoree Ashley Flowers, was the most popular show on Apple Podcasts this year, the tech giant said on Monday. To populate the lists, Apple looked at user listenership and engagement between November 1, 2021, through Oct. 31, 2022. Crime Junkie, the flagship show of […]

Apple Podcasts Adds Top Subscriber Lists, With ‘Morbid’ and ‘SmartLess’ Topping Chart

Apple Podcasts on Thursday added charts for the top 100 most-subscribed shows and channels available on the platform. Though Apple is not releasing specific subscriber numbers for each show or channel, Morbid — the true crime show hosted by Alaina Urquhart and Ashleigh Kelley — is the top subscription show while Wondery+ is the top […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Lea Seydoux (‘Crimes of the Future’ and ‘One Fine Morning’) [LIVE]

Lea Seydoux is, at just 36, the reigning queen of Cannes. The distinguished French actress first attended the world’s most famous film festival in 2007 and has rarely missed an edition since, having had more than a dozen films in which she appears screen here — including two in 2022, David Cronenberg’s sci-fi Crimes of […]

Apple Podcasts to Allow Third-Party Providers to Upload Directly to Platform in Push for Subscription Product

Apple Podcasts will allow third-party hosting providers to upload shows directly onto the platform this fall — a move that is meant to make it easier for podcasters to upload their shows to Apple and encourage more creators to adopt the company’s subscription offering. Currently, podcasters are required to use the Apple Podcasts Connect dashboard […]

Apple Podcasts to Provide Follower Metrics Beginning in April

Apple Podcasts will provide follower metrics for podcast creators beginning in April, the company said on Tuesday morning. On Apple Podcasts, listeners are able to follow their favorite shows to receive alerts when new episodes become available. As part of the rollout, all creators with an Apple Podcasts Connect account will be able to see how many […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast [LIVE] — Denis Villeneuve (‘Dune’)

Denis Villeneuve, this week’s guest on The Hollywood Reporter‘s Awards Chatter podcast (which was recorded in front of an audience at Chapman University), is a 54-year-old Canadian who is now one of a select few filmmakers in Hollywood who makes movies that are consistently embraced by both critics and audiences. After directing his first four […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Daniel Craig (‘No Time to Die’)

“I did it knowing it would change my life,” says Daniel Craig, thinking back to the moment in 2005 when he accepted the part of James Bond, on The Hollywood Reporter‘s Awards Chatter podcast. Craig, one of only six people who have played the role, and the person who has held it longest of all […]

Wondery Tops Paid Subscriptions on Apple Podcasts

Wondery’s subscription offering, Wondery+, has topped the list of paid subscriptions on Apple Podcasts, the tech giant revealed for the first time on Thursday. Apple declined to share specific subscription numbers but said it tracked top paid subscriptions worldwide over the past three months, based on subscriptions to both channels and individual shows. The list […]

Marvel, SiriusXM Launch Paid Audio Subscription on Apple Podcasts

Marvel Entertainment and SiriusXM have launched a paid audio subscription, Marvel Podcasts Unlimited, exclusively on Apple Podcasts, the companies said on Tuesday. Subscriptions, which cost $3.99 a month, will give subscribers early access to new scripted and unscripted podcasts about their favorite Marvel characters, including Black Widow, Wolverine, Star-Lord, Hawkeye and Doctor Doom. Subscribers will […]