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July 2018

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June 2018

Popular podcast app Castbox altered RSS feeds and is still removing links
Castbox has been republishing unauthorised and altered versions of podcast RSS feeds, and deliberately removing links to the websites of the podcasters they link to.

Podcast app user-agents
We wondered what useragents were being used by which apps. Here's a full list.

Google Podcasts app: an FAQ for podcasters
All you need to know about the Google Podcasts app: the default way of listening to podcasts on an Android phone.

How to get your podcast into Google Podcasts and Google Home
How to get your podcasts into the Google Podcasts app, and onto Google Home and other smart speakers

Apple kicks out a republisher of 'top 5' podcasts from Apple Podcasts
Apple acted swiftly to kick out a republisher this week. But should they have approved the podcasts in the first place?

May 2018

How to see if Google has indexed your podcast, without an Android phone
Not got an Android phone, but want to see if Google knows where your podcast is? Here's how to find out.

British Podcast Awards: 2018 winners
The British Podcast Awards 2018 took place on Saturday 19th May at Kings Place in King's Cross, London.

COO Stuart Last on Audioboom's future
'The future is good', he says

Is this proof that Apple's Podcast Charts are being manipulated?
Does this show strong evidence that it's easy to game the iTunes Chart?

Placings on Apple's Podcast Chart can be bought
A company promises to get you into the Apple Podcast Charts. All they want is money.

April 2018

Where to find our podcast - and where to add yours
We have a daily podcast. Here's where to find it - and all the directory links to add your podcast, too

March 2018

Podcast subscribe pages for everyone
How to get a simple page to link to your podcast from social media, letting people subscribe and listen instantly

February 2018

Technical analysis of the top podcasts
What bitrate are some of the most popular podcasts in the world using? And what LUFS value do they run at? We were curious: so, we decided to take a look at the top 100.

January 2018

Is iHeartMedia really the leader in 'snackable' podcasts?
A configuration error means that their Podtrac stats could be thousands of times too large

December 2017

Chapter points in podcasts: a waste of time?
Which podcast apps support chapter points? Is it worth your while spending time and effort on them?

October 2017

How podcast show notes display in 19 different apps
Podcast show notes display, it turns out, in many different ways in different apps. Here's what to do to make sure they work best.

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