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Podcast Pontifications

255 EpisodesProduced by Evo TerraWebsite

Podcasting needs to be made better, not just easier. Because after 15 years, less than a quarter of the population listen to podcasts regularly. While new business models, discovery apps, and content curators will evolve, much of the responsibility --and work-- falls on us, the working podcaster. Th… read more

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Entanglement with Podcasting's Gatekeepers [Episode 81]

Spoiler: Podcasting has gatekeepers. Those gatekeepers? The hosting companies we podcasters use to host and distribute our media files to the world. 

Sure, anyone can pay a cheap price (heck, some are free) to have a podcast hosted and distributed. So it's not like they're being select on what kind of content they'll host.

The issue is entanglement, and it's the topic of this short episode. Because while these benevolent hosting companies never meant to limit you show's reach, that's what's happening. And it's something we need to talk about or it'll just become more problematic as we see new platforms enter the game.

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