177 It’s Beta Time!

Covering, the Libsyn 5 beta! Get the scoop! News about Player.FM,
new hires at Apple, what’s up with iOS 14 for podcasters, what podcast apps support video podcasts? The Podcast Index
and of COURSE the latest user agent stats with some surprising preliminary Amazon Music numbers!

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Quick Episode Summary

  • :13 Intro
  • 4:05 PROMO 1: Diabetes Connection
  • 4:45 Rob and Elsie Conversation
  • Elsie has fiber internet!
  • Libsyn wants YOU! Join the beta
  • New destination! Player.FM is here!
  • Apple has a new Head of Creator Partnership for Apple Podcasts
  • What’s up for podcasters on iOS 14?
  • Amazon Music is live with podcasts! Did you submit yours?
  • 27:54 PROMO 2: Good Patron Podcast
  • Shout-outs to our newsletter subscribers!
  • The Overcast update is live with their privacy functionality
  • More on Anchor and pirated content
  • What apps support video podcasts?
  • There’s a new thing called the Podcast Index!
  • Spotify has released some updates to make podcast consumption a bit better on their app
  • Westwood One’s Podcast Report and some intriguing stats about blogs making money
  • 58:34 PROMO 3: Couch To Active
  • Advanced Stats! Geographic, user agent and preliminary Amazon Music!
  • Where have we been?
  • Where are we going?

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