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"One Minute Remaining" Teams up with Acast and Wondercraft to Bring Hit Podcast to Spanish-Speaking Audiences Using AI

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Generative AI technology opens up podcasting to engage new audiences for global storytelling experiences

Acast, the world's leading independent podcast company, Wondercraft, the AI powered creative audio studio, and the hit true crime podcast "One Minute Remaining" are joining forces to introduce the originally English language show to Spanish speakers globally.

"One Minute Remaining," hosted by former Australian radio personality Jack Laurence, has captivated audiences with its unique take on the true crime genre, which features interviews with incarcerated individuals in the United States. Since its launch in September 2022, the show has amassed an impressive four million downloads, underscoring its widespread appeal. Recognizing the potential to reach new audiences, Laurence embraced the idea of creating a Spanish-language version of his podcast. 

"During a visit to the Acast offices in Sydney, Guy (Acast Australia's head of content) suggested exploring a Spanish version," Laurence said. "While I was initially hesitant about AI in the creative space, the technology has proven incredible, allowing my show to be accessible to Spanish speakers while preserving my voice and creative vision."

Guy Scott-Wilson, Acast Australia’s Content Director, shared his enthusiasm for the project.

 

"Stories created by humans, for humans, are what makes the creator economy so powerful. At Acast, we believe there is a place for generative AI to enhance that human storytelling

experience, rather than replace it. AI is helping break down barriers and bring popular podcasts to wider international audiences, opening doors to new listeners worldwide, and ultimately enriching the podcast landscape," Scott-Wilson said.

Oskar Serrander, co-founder and CEO at Wondercraft added: "We are on a mission to help more brands and storytellers voice their human ideas without expensive equipment or language barriers. Doing this with a fantastic creator like Jack on the leading global podcast marketplace makes us extra proud today.” 

The Spanish-language version, "Un Minuto Restante” is available now on all major podcast platforms.

About Acast

Since 2014, Acast has been creating the world’s most valuable podcast marketplace, building the technology which connects podcast creators, advertisers and listeners. Its marketplace spans nearly 125,000 podcasts, 2,700 advertisers and c. 400 million monthly listens. Crucially, those listens are monetized wherever they happen - across any podcasting app or other listening platform.

The company operates worldwide and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. Acast is listed on the Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market (ACAST.ST).

About Wondercraft

Founded in mid-2023, Wondercraft is the AI-powered creative audio studio for brands and storytellers. With tech that leverages versatile AI script- and copywriting, hyper-realistic AI voices, seamless music and sound mixing, and multilingual validation by 150+ human language experts, Wondercraft’s easy-to-use platform enables anyone to craft professional, studio-quality audio content and advertising across multiple languages, simply by typing. The company operates globally from offices in London and New York.

Generative AI technology opens up podcasting to engage new audiences for global storytelling experiences

Acast, the world's leading independent podcast company, Wondercraft, the AI powered creative audio studio, and the hit true crime podcast "One Minute Remaining" are joining forces to introduce the originally English language show to Spanish speakers globally.

"One Minute Remaining," hosted by former Australian radio personality Jack Laurence, has captivated audiences with its unique take on the true crime genre, which features interviews with incarcerated individuals in the United States. Since its launch in September 2022, the show has amassed an impressive four million downloads, underscoring its widespread appeal. Recognizing the potential to reach new audiences, Laurence embraced the idea of creating a Spanish-language version of his podcast. 

"During a visit to the Acast offices in Sydney, Guy (Acast Australia's head of content) suggested exploring a Spanish version," Laurence said. "While I was initially hesitant about AI in the creative space, the technology has proven incredible, allowing my show to be accessible to Spanish speakers while preserving my voice and creative vision."

Guy Scott-Wilson, Acast Australia’s Content Director, shared his enthusiasm for the project.

 

"Stories created by humans, for humans, are what makes the creator economy so powerful. At Acast, we believe there is a place for generative AI to enhance that human storytelling

experience, rather than replace it. AI is helping break down barriers and bring popular podcasts to wider international audiences, opening doors to new listeners worldwide, and ultimately enriching the podcast landscape," Scott-Wilson said.

Oskar Serrander, co-founder and CEO at Wondercraft added: "We are on a mission to help more brands and storytellers voice their human ideas without expensive equipment or language barriers. Doing this with a fantastic creator like Jack on the leading global podcast marketplace makes us extra proud today.” 

The Spanish-language version, "Un Minuto Restante” is available now on all major podcast platforms.

About Acast

Since 2014, Acast has been creating the world’s most valuable podcast marketplace, building the technology which connects podcast creators, advertisers and listeners. Its marketplace spans nearly 125,000 podcasts, 2,700 advertisers and c. 400 million monthly listens. Crucially, those listens are monetized wherever they happen - across any podcasting app or other listening platform.

The company operates worldwide and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. Acast is listed on the Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market (ACAST.ST).

About Wondercraft

Founded in mid-2023, Wondercraft is the AI-powered creative audio studio for brands and storytellers. With tech that leverages versatile AI script- and copywriting, hyper-realistic AI voices, seamless music and sound mixing, and multilingual validation by 150+ human language experts, Wondercraft’s easy-to-use platform enables anyone to craft professional, studio-quality audio content and advertising across multiple languages, simply by typing. The company operates globally from offices in London and New York.

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