"Pod track have released January twenty nine thousand nine figures for the top ten US podcast publishes and top twenty US podcasts using their service NPR remains at number one with a yearly increase in US unique audience from sixteen point three million to seventeen point nine million heart media has seen significant increases year on year as well. But their figures now include the stuff media purchase they made last year. So they're not quite compatible now portrait only measures podcast publishes who opt in to their measurement service. And so these numbers are incomplete. And additionally track have removed all global figures from these reports this month in December NPR achieved one hundred and forty seven million global downloads. Bob Pittman, the CEO of iheartmedia is interviewed in a recent addition of ad age ad lib, the podcast when cereal returns, it's focusing on the US public school system. It'll be hosted by someone new not by Sarah Kane. And for some reason, the producers are keen to highlight. This will be a limited series rather than your actual season. For chargeable think we're entering the global age of podcasts. They've published a lot of stats and data as to changing habits. We'd recommend you read it. It's in the show notes and in our newsletter today following her promotion, THEO bowel, come from the N Y tease interviewed in WW de about expansion plans for the daily and apple podcasts appears to have a branded imbedded player. It's called the mezzanine player prototype, and it's designed to be embedded in a web page. We saw a copy of it sent to us as part of a press release. Now of notice the audio is hosted by apple and it's available in both MP3. and Albright is a Google. Search reveals it's been used for beats one video clip as well in our newsletter. And in our show notes, we mentioned three new podcasts, including to live and die in LA. It's a brand new investigative Paul. Cast into the death of an aspiring actress hosted by Neil Strauss. The podcast is set to launch next Thursday. February twenty eighth from ten to foot TV cadence thirteen and megaphone by panoply,"