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Podcasts are coming to Twitter

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  • Podcasts are coming to Twitter, the company announced late Thursday. Shows appear in the redesigned Spaces tab. However, you’ll not be able to choose individual shows: the interface gives pre-selected shows in topic-based playlists, called “Stations”. It uses RSS, and is curated from what people you follow listen to. A spokesperson has told Input that there is no search facility nor any ability to add your own RSS feeds. Described as a “test”, it’ll be available to random users around the world in English.

    • What goes around, comes around: Twitter was built by a company whos first product was Odeo, a podcast directory and hosting service.
  • Most podcast producers use Zoom for guest interviews, according to new research from Interview Valet, announced at Podcast Movement. 74% of guest interviews have a video component; and 5% of shows charge the guest to appear.

  • The organisers of Podcast Movement have apologised after Ben Shapiro, a controversial right-leaning commentator and former editor-at-large of Breitbart News, was a surprise visitor to the event on Tuesday; and that his top 10 podcast company The Daily Wire was exhibiting. Online, there was both criticism of Shapiro’s presence, and of Podcast Movement’s apology.

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