The holiday retail season is delivering an early gift to podcasters. Despite a more challenged economy, Magellan AI says retail industry spending on podcasting more than doubled from a year ago during October when the category’s spending totaled $8 million. That compared to $3.5 million a year earlier. Retail ad spending also grew by a third month-to-month. Read moreHoliday Retail Ad Spending On Podcasts Off To Strong Start.