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  • The Podcast Index has more than 4.1m podcasts in it - but aren’t many of them abandoned shows not listed in other directories? No - there’s an automated removal process from their database. “90 days after birth, the podcast has to have at least 2 episodes, one of which is longer than 3 minutes. This criteria only applies to the free hosting platforms.”

  • As iOS 16 gets ever closer, and with it, AVURLAssetHTTPUserAgentKey, John Spurlock has posted code showing podcast app developers how to set their user-agent correctly (goodbye AppleCoreMedia). There was an issue, FB10073333, where it didn’t work if the server didn’t support HTTP range requests; that bug seems to have been fixed in iOS 16 beta 5, which was released last week.

  • Designed to be a documentation website and demonstration tool for the new podcast namespace, podcastnamespace.org is new from your friends at Podnews. (We’d love your help!)

  • Satoshis.Stream is working on a web version, removing the requirement to use Telegram to maintain your podcast on the system.

  • Thank you for the many, many boostagrams this week.

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