If a podcast is too long, a fifth of listeners never return
March 22, 2019 · 2.9 minutes to read
If a podcast is too long, two-thirds of weekly podcast listeners do return to a podcast later and continue listening when they have more time, according to a survey of radio fans. 21%, though, say they never come back. (Here’s our advice).
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