181 Soapy History

Who is the Soapy the libsyn mascot? iHeartMedia, Spotify, Voxnest and Megaphone news, Stitcher issues, more fun new gear from Zoom, search in Audible, pro-privacy former presidential candidate fails at podcasting privacy and of course, the latest in geographic and user agent with a bonus of Q3 breakdowns of Apple Podcasts’ top categories!

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Quick Episode Summary

  • :13 Intro
  • 3:20 PROMO 1: Notnerd
  • 3:51 Rob and Elsie Conversation
  • Congrats to President Elects and Happy 16th Birthday to Libsyn
  • Audio feedback from Kamuela asking about Soapy!
  • iHeartMedia buys Voxnest
  • Spotify buys Megaphone
  • What do you when you’re podcast consultant quotes download number results that are awfully high?
  • Oh no! Stitcher had some issues with their URLs
  • Terry’s audio feedback on Gaana and Amazon Music
  • Apple seems to have dropped support for a couple of iTunes feed tags
  • Fun new toys from Zoom – again
  • PROMO 2: Memories With A Beat
  • Feedback on the experience of sharing podcasts from Audible
  • Elsie has some thoughts about how search in Audible works at the moment
  • An update on exporting stats from the Libsyn stat page
  • Do NOT make your trailer episode a 2 1/2 minute song because Spotify will kick you out
  • Audio feedback – Terry asks about Alexa
  • Some support for episode artwork!
  • Worst email of the week all about Spotify not owning podcasting
  • Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang gets called out for not taking responsibility to protect his podcast audience’s privacy
  • PROMO 3: The Freelance Roadtrip
  • Stats! Geographic and user agent
  • Q3 2020 Breakdowns by Apple Podcasts Top Categories
  • Where have we been?
  • Where are we going?

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Thank you to Nick from MicMe for our awesome intro!


Podcasting Articles and Links mentioned by Rob and Elsie


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