What’s the ideal length for a podcast?

This is a key question for podcast producers, as getting the length of a podcast right can make a very big difference as to whether you’ll attract listeners. 

Review: Deezer

This is my review of the Deezer music streaming service, based on my experience of using the service for nearly a year. 

“I Remember” by AlunaGeorge

Today’s Hear This! track is I Remember by AlunaGeorge featuring Flume. Just in case you hadn’t noticed, AlunaGeorge is a London-based electronic pop duo comprising singer Aluna Francis and producer George Reid. They are joined on this track by Australian producer Flume, who adds some atmospheric beats to AlunaGeorge’s haunting vocals. It’s a catchy little…

“What If I Go?” by Mura Masa

Today’s Hear This! track is What If I Go? by Mura Masa. Mura Masa (or Alex Crossan, to use his real name – his stage name is apparently inspired by the Japanese sword-smith Muramasa Sengo) is a 20-year old British producer and songwriter from the Channel Island of Guernsey. He came 5th in the BBC’s…

Podcast Review: Serial, Season 2

Ok so you’ve almost certainly heard of Serial already and the second season has just ended. So why review it now? Well two reasons. Firstly this blog wasn’t around at the start of the season and secondly I thought it would be interesting to take a bit of a retrospective look at the series now that…

The Return of the Modern Mann

When I’m not listening to Spotify in the car, I like to listen to a really good podcast or two, especially if it’s a long journey. So last week I was delighted to hear that one of my favourite new podcasts of the last year was back with a second series.