155 The Issue Is Privacy And Podcasting With a Slice of Birthday Cake

We celebrate Libsyn’s 15th bday! Spotify stats passthrough update, more information on guests and hosts features in Apple Podcasts, as well as how to prepare for Apple Podcasts during our upcoming end of year season, a massive Rob soapbox on privacy in podcasting, tips on whether or not you should join a network, don’t have the rights to music? Watch out! Insider info on the new AirPods Pro and of course tons of stats discussion!

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Quick Episode Summary

  • :07 Intro!
  • 2:51 PROMO 1: Forensic Inservice
  • 3:20 Rob and Elsie Conversation
  • What were Rob and Elsie doing 15 years ago?
  • 7:19 Happy Birthday from Based On A True Story
  • Transitioning from Spotify rehosting to pass through
  • 11:48 Paul Colligan shares some insight into Apple Podcasts hosts and guest features
  • 20:08 PROMO 2: Video Fuzzy
  • It’s that time of year to prepare for Apple Podcasts holiday schedule!
  • 24:41 Happy Birthday from Hope To Recharge
  • Rob soap box about privacy in podcasting
  • 32:33 Happy Birthday from the Bigg Success
  • A bit of an update and explanation about Google Play Music and Google Podcasts
  • Clarifying there is no way to ‘enable’ the option to have guest and host images featured in Apple Podcasts
  • 37:37 Happy Birthday from Jim Harold from The Paranormal Podcast
  • To join a network or not to join a network?
  • 42:32 Happy Birthday from The Engineered Network
  • PEX will now track music in Podcasts via the Podcast Business Journal
  • 46:58 Happy Birthday from The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
  • Insight into Apple’s AirPods Pro from Rob!
  • Stats from the CEO of Listen Notes
  • 55:38 PROMO 3: Blind Luminations
  • 56:09 Happy Birthday Fighting Through WW2
  • Stats, mean and median numbers for September through October
  • Where have we been?
  • Where are we going?

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Thank you to Nick from MicMe for our awesome intro!


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