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  • John Spurlock has published all useragents for YouTube Music’s RSS playback feature, which we covered on Friday. The user-agents are part of the shared opawg user-agents-v2 repository, and will now be measured by OP3.

  • Extreme audio compression - can you fit a 45-minute podcast into just 40 kilobytes? It turns out you can - though it’s a bit of a cheat, requiring some reconstruction afterwards.

    • As a 12kbps Opus file, you can fit the same 50.4MB audio file into 4.9MB, incidentally. Opus, an open codec, is playable by default on Android and within Chrome. That’s not quite 40K though!
  • Speaking on the Podnews Weekly Review, Buzzsprout has announced support for the “podroll”, a simple way to link to other shows you think your audience might like. Podnews’s podcast pages support it - see it in use in the Buzzcast, under “Other shows you may enjoy”. We understand that Blubrry will also announce its support today; as a supported feature of the Podcast Standards Project, we expect other podcast hosts to follow soon.

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All Creatures Podcast
From Airwave: All Creatures Podcast aims to educate listeners on the diverse animals that share our planet. Each week, the show discusses a different species, conduct interviews with conservation experts from around the globe, and highlight recent conservation news.
Podnews Weekly Review
Play trailerIn the Podnews Weekly Review this week, we hear from sponsors Buzzsprout on their support for podroll; and we also hear about the new Podhome podcast hosting company.Podnews Buzzsprout
Play trailerRUN, FOOL! is new today from MrBallen, At Will Media and Campside Media - featuring a weekly compendium of grisly and harrowing tales guaranteed to make you scream. It stars award-winning writer, producer, and comic book creator Rodney Barnes.
The Pirate of Prague
Play trailerA new show from Apple TV+, The Pirate of Prague tells the story of Viktor Kožený, who smooth-talked his super-wealthy Aspen neighbors and a Wall Street titan into investing huge sums of cash to snap up Azerbaijan’s state-owned oil company, promising staggering returns. Sounds too good to be true? Of course it is.Apple

Podcast data for Nov 13

#1 in Apple Podcasts
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#1 in Spotify
The Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan)
What Now? with Trevor Noah (Spotify Studios)

Over the last week, 205,982 podcasts published at least one new episode (down 0.8%). source


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