Wondery has launched its own podcast app - no, you can’t be included in it, it’s just for their stuff. It’s iOS only for now, “Android coming later”. It’s free and quite pretty; the goal is to upsell to the WonderyPlus subscription service, at US$4.99/month.
Spotify stopped ingesting new podcast episodes for a while yesterday: delays of over five hours were seen for some new episodes. Spotify told Podnews: “We can confirm that we have experienced an ingestion issue this morning, resulting in some delays in certain podcasts episodes being uploaded to the service. The issue has been addressed and we expect to have everything back to normal shortly.”
Stitcher has launched a new system to get your podcast featured by the platform. (You can also pay). They’re especially looking for “podcasts about hobbies” and “podcasts to take to bed”, if you fit there.
Need an intro to your podcast? A company called BuildBubbles have produced a free podcast intro generator. Using speech-to-text, you can hear our free intro in our podcast (we play it in the middle, confusingly)
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Land of the Giants is back for a new season: focusing on Netflix, and how a tiny tech company disrupted Hollywood forever. Produced by Vox Media Podcast Network, it’s narrated by Recode’s Peter Kafka and Rani Molla.