Tom Webster: Let's put on a show
September 2, 2019 · 2.6 minutes to read
Tom Webster from Edison Research has published a version of his Podcast Movement speech, Three Ways To Survive Podcasting’s Existential Crisis. He suggests that listeners don’t care about RSS, and just care about the show: however it’s delivered. Webster recommends that we be on whatever platform listeners want us to be.
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