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25 November 2022

November 2022 – Team Talk

Novembers Newsletter is here

Welcome to the November edition of Team Talk with all the latest news from the Sport Social Podcast Network. 

After months of build-up, we are just days away from the first match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Before that though, we’ve got plenty of other sports and competitions to get stuck into, including:

  • T20 Cricket World Cup in Australia
  • Men’s Rugby League World Cup 2021 in England
  • Women’s Rugby Union World Cup 2021 in New Zealand
  • 2022 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Liverpool

Big events in the sporting calendar can mean even more ears on your podcasts so please continue to make sure you are placing your ad markers in your podcasts, so that we can continue to help you make the most of your commercial inventory. For any assistance with this, or for other enquiries, please contact the team here. Link to podcast@sport-social.co.uk email.

We also celebrated reaching 4 million downloads across the network this month for the first time. Congratulations and a big thank you to you for helping us make this happen!

Meet Stefan Doyle, the new Head of the Sport Social Podcast Network

We have a new face leading the network into 2023 and beyond in Stefan Doyle. Some of you may have had the chance to catch up with him directly already, but for those of you who haven’t, we asked him some questions to find out more about who he is and how he sees the podcasting world developing next year.

Sport Social cover the Red Bull Street Style World Final

Working in partnership with the World Freestyle Football Association, the Sport Social team flew to Croatia in October to produce 6 special episodes on the All You Need Is A Ball podcast around the world final.

There were plenty of incredible flicks and tricks on display at the Pula Arena. Check out the Sport Social Instagram account here to see the skills for yourself and don’t forget to listen to the podcasts here too.


Premier League champion joins the network

Four-time Premier League winner Brian McClair has joined the Sport Social Podcast Network this month. The former Manchester United forward talks about anything and everything on “Life With Brian: The Brian McClair Podcast”. You can catch up on the latest episodes here

Sound Business – Should my podcast be visual content too?

Do you create a video version of your podcast to reach extra eyes (and ears) or do you focus purely on creating an amazing audio product? It’s a debate that always gets podcasters talking and with the recent launch of YouTube Podcasts in the US, the lure of video is greater than ever.

On the latest episode of Sound Busienss; Jim Salveson speaks to podcast strategist Evo Terra and discusses the pro’s and con’s of adding video to your current content offering – and the questions you need to ask before you do.

Prime time for podcast listening revealed

In the UK, the MIDAS Summer 2022 survey has been published by RAJAR. It suggests a new high of 19% of adults (10.5m) listening to podcasts every week (for a total of 69m hours). The peak time to listen to a podcast is around 9am. Is your upload schedule taking this into consideration? You can read more from the report here


Sport Podcasting Awards 2023

Nominations are now open for the global Sports Podcast Awards, which celebrate the very best of audio entertainment with creators around the world encouraged to enter.

There are 23 categories at this year’s awards, with nominations closing in mid-November and you can find out more here. Plus, as part of the Sport Social Podcast Network you are entitled to 50% off your entry fee!


For information on how to access the discount or if you would like the team to look over any application and give you advice, just drop an email to podcast@sport-social.co.uk and we’ll be in touch!

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