Tag: Podcasting

  • Brookings Institution continues its push to censor your podcast

    Brookings Institution continues its push to censor your podcast

    The Brookings Institution is not calling it censorship. They’re calling it moderation. But anyone paying attention over the past 6 years knows moderation is newspeak for censorship. The litany of stories from the Charlottesville “very fine people” bullshit, the Trump Russian Collusion hoax, the SARS-CoV-2 not created/created in a lab theory, effective/ineffective COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, […]

  • Team No Agenda or Team Scott Adams? Who cares… I’m team good audio!

    Team No Agenda or Team Scott Adams? Who cares… I’m team good audio!

    Episode 27 Somehow in all my blogging expertise I deleted my comments here while posting. I have no idea how it happened. In any case the gist of what I’m saying without listening to the audio of my rambling short podcast is that for all Scott Adams’ fuck you money, as he calls it, he […]

  • Brookings Institution is coming after podcasting

    Brookings Institution is coming after podcasting

    The Brookings Institution, partly funded by Apple and Facebook, is coming after podcasting. Why? Because anyone can be a podcaster and there is no major platform that controls content. The author calls out RSS as a problem for it’s open nature and difficulty of cutting the feed. If the feed is removed from one platform […]

  • Joe Rogan proves the paywall gives and takes

    Joe Rogan proves the paywall gives and takes

    Joe Rogan shows that going behind an exclusive paywall doesn’t pay in every respect. He has a secure contract that pays him likely way more than he was making before (otherwise why do the deal) but his influence in the social sphere seems to have waned. He gained money but lost popularity. It’s the same […]

  • I’d rather be lumped in with the crazies, freaks, nutcases, and crackpots than to live in a sanitized world

    I’d rather be lumped in with the crazies, freaks, nutcases, and crackpots than to live in a sanitized world

    Recently I got into a small back and forth with a prominent person in the podcast industry. Nothing heated but we had a fundamental disagreement with the direction of podcasting and the influence of advertising. One of the things that seem to offend him is the term “PLATFORM FOR FREE SPEECH”. The people that feel […]

  • Tech behemoths battle to wall off podcasting

    Aside from the news up in Minnesota other things are happening in the world and what happened today that has implications for free speech. Apple announced Apple Podcast Subscriptions. The purpose is to compete with Spotify and some of the latest upstarts in the podcast space. This has free speech implications because Apple controls the […]