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June 7, 2017
HotPod 122 contains details about a new podcast app from Apple, linking to a few leaks on Reddit. Particularly it appears to enable "seasons" for shows - requiring some work on your RSS feed, it would appear, in time for "this fall" (Australians - they mean "next spring"). Plus a Gimlet acquisition Quah calls 'curious'. Reading time for this issue is 18 minutes.
GeekWire produces a new podcast about "health tech", sponsored by the digital team at Providence Health & Services, a religious healthcare company.
The BBC is getting ready to add enforced sign-in for its iPlayer Radio product, which includes on-demand programming as well as live. The web will have enforced sign-in globally, but the app will only enforce sign-in for the UK due to legal issues, apparently. Of note (and I've no idea how long it's been there) there's a service called "My Radio" on the website, allowing you to 'follow' shows to get on-demand updates and recommendations.
Australian commercial radio group NOVA Entertainment conducted a competition to find new podcasters in the country - 'Podquest' has just announced the winner. The winner is from Queensland, and here's the entry.
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