RAIN Podcast Business Summit is next week
February 26, 2019 · 2.9 minutes to read
The RAIN Podcast Business Summit is next Tuesday in New York NY, USA, focusing on Unlocking the podcast mainstream. There are great speakers, including Google’s Zack Reneau-Wedeen, NPR’s Joel Sucherman, and Edison Research’s Tom Webster. We’ll be there, and you can be too - this Podnews-exclusive link will give you 50% off the ticket price.
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- Through an undocumented API call, we’ve now worked out how to link to individual episodes in Apple Podcasts (joining Google Podcasts, which is a base64_url encode of the GUID). If you scroll down to the bottom of any podcast page on Podnews, you’ll find a link to “episode links”, and one of those looks like this. Our quest continues: how does a Spotify episode link work?
- In other news, our podcast pages now correctly spot VBR encoded files, and tell you not to; and our press release pages now link to the podcasts they’re about.
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