Is this one word we should all stop using?
April 15, 2019 · 1.6 minutes to read
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Steven Goldstein says “Subscribe” is a bad word for podcasting, highlighting one of the pieces of data from the Edison Research Podcast Consumer study. He’s not alone: Megaphone also says we should banish the verb “subscribe” from our free service. (Our podcast pages have never used it - we like the word “listen”. You?)
Podtrac’s March figures are out. #5 Wondery, #4 New York Times, #3 PRX; #2 iHeart and #1 NPR. Of note - NPR is now, once again, the leader in both US and global charts; PRX has a nice increase caused by merging with PRI.
After launching it and then rolling back, Apple Podcasts now appears to have properly launched their new show pages, which work on the web (and, indeed, Android phones). This is our podcast page, and here is a typical episode page. Matthew Passy notes that the redesigned pages have removed links to the podcast’s website, which is a disappointment.
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Adonde Media interviews four podcast networks in Latin America about how to grow the podcast business there.
Our Editor wrote a piece recently on What Apple Should Do Next in podcasting, and suggested a subscription service for podcasts. 9to5Mac suggests that an Apple Podcasts Plus service could be a hit. We’d agree.
The Australian Federal Election has been called on the day of the Australian Podcast Awards, Saturday 18th May. The Aus Pod Awards weren’t consulted on this first, but they want you to know they’re OK with that - and they’ve some information on how to vote, too.
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