The Year in Podcasting

Everything That Happened in 2017 (as told in GIFs)

It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2017, but first, let’s take a look back at what a year it has been for podcasting.

  • The Infinite Dial drops some serious knowledge on us with new stats. The future of podcasting is looking bright!
  • The much-anticipated S-Town is released binge-style and becomes an instant hit. While Missing Richard Simmons heads into unusual territory and succeeds.
  • We officially launch cabana — bringing together podcast addicts, brilliant creators, and the brands that love them.
  • Apple announces new analytics in June, but we’re still waiting.
  • Hollywood is calling as beloved podcasts and their hosts hit the big and small screens.
  • The podcast space is further validated as companies like Art19, Anchor, and Gimlet receive funding.
  • Podcast Movement descends on Anaheim, uniting hundreds of creators.
  • PWC and IAB project ad revenue to hit $220 million in 2017.
  • cabana original, the Trim Healthy Podcast, reaches one million downloads in just 7 months.
  • But there’s more to celebrate as cabana officially turns one!
  • Ilana Levine brought some serious star power to her Little Known Facts podcast this year. One of our fave guests? Has to be the amazing Julianne Moore.
  • On September 30th, International Podcast Day takes over social to promote the medium.
  • Podcasting’s diversity game is on fire. Werk It in LA shows how the ladies are making their mark.
  • Also trending? Little ears. Panoply announces it’s new pod network for kids — Pinna
  • Apple buys AudioSear.ch, and we’re wondering what it all means.

Phew, what a year! Give us a clap if you can’t wait to do it again next year!


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