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BBC launches Podcasting House

Corporation is the second-largest podcast producer in the world

The BBC has launched a new hub for its podcasts, covering everything from Blue Planet II to Simon Mayo’s Confessions.

Podcasting House is described as a “sampler feed” of the BBC’s multiple podcasts and including new launches as well as older material.

New podcasts will be uploaded to the hub every Monday – including pilot episodes of new podcasts.

Writing on the BBC’s blog, Bob Shennan, director BBC Radio & Music, said, “There’s a new, young audience for UK podcasting that doesn’t necessarily listen to BBC Radio on air and they’re developing the habit of listening to programmes available whenever they want them and wherever they happen to be.”

“We’re taking the next step to make sure that we also cater for those who like brilliant audio content but might not currently have a radio habit. It’s always been part of the BBC’s remit to experiment in the digital space for the benefit of the licence fee payers, and our podcast plans are very much part of that. 

“So we have commissioned a handful of new programmes that are intended to be podcasts first, and broadcasts second – if at all. They’re not designed to sit within a radio network, but are simply podcasts from the BBC,” said Shennan