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Moves and hires

  • Crooked Media has announced a number of new executives. Madeleine Haeringer has been named Executive Vice President and General Manager of News and Programming; Reid Cherlin has been appointed Executive Producer of Politics; Dariush Brizuela-Nothaft has been named Senior Vice President of Community and Partnerships; and Crystal Ponzio-Busto has been elevated to Executive Vice President of Marketing.Crooked Media

The Tech Stuff - with RSS․com

  • Want to make your show notes look lovely in the Spotify app? Here are Spotify’s formatting notes - bold and italic are only supported if you host with Spotify for Podcasters, interestingly. Spotify only supports https links, by the way, not http links.Spotify
  • Looking for automated ways to link to podcasts (and episodes) on a variety of players? Nathan Gathright’s podcast-platform-links is quite helpful.
  • In your app, how can you spot if a download has been blocked by an ad-blocking service? Normally it’ll be blocked by ad-blockers like Pi-hole, NextDNS or Control D - but because of the way these services interface with podcasts, they kill the whole download. You could see if the DNS has resolved to, which is the standard for Pi-Hole and ControlD (and then give the user a message); and/or force a DNS lookup with a known DNS server, like Google’s

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Uncomfortable Conversations with Josh Szeps
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Podcast data for Oct 9

#1 in Apple Podcasts
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#1 in Spotify
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Over the last week, 212,167 podcasts published at least one new episode (down 0.1%). source


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