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...

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...

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...

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...

They’re coming for the podcasters

It’s time for anyone with a podcast to get listed with podcastindex.org, stop using Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and move to Podcasting 2.0 compliant apps. Traditional media and the government will soon be coming for podcasts and podcasters. If podcasting is going to be a platform for free...

Ad supported media continues to be detrimental to free speech

Watch what you say. Be careful who you offend. Someone is always out there looking to boycott the people that advertise with you. Podcasting, the last bastion of free speech in media, is now going to be under the watchful ears of Madison Avenue and “The Media Roundtable”. They...

“Cancel-Adjacent” When progressives eat their own

I’m read this New York Times article about a podcast series surrounding the disintegration, due to progressive woke-ism, of Bon Appetit called “The Test Kitchen” and how itself got canceled due to progressive woke-ism. The mental machinations these people go through in the name of trying to please everyone...

Online advertising model smells like fraud

Facebook, Google, Twitter, Instagram, Apple, Spotify, Amazon, and more shove ads into your content. I always had the opinion that online advertising and the way these companies make money with it smells like bullshit. Online advertising dollars has always been bullshit. Starting all the way back in the early...

Fireside: another social platform you don’t need

You may or may not have heard of Clubhouse. It’s all the rage in the social media space and is being closely watched by the podcast industry. I posted about this earlier. You didn’t need that service and you also don’t need the copycat Fireside. Let’s set aside the...

The “N-word” is so toxic you get fired for just debating its use

We’ve reached the point in American society where a single word (we’re talking about the dreaded and oh so powerful “N-word”) is so toxic that not only can you not use it in any context you can’t even debate the IDEA of a legitimate use by non-black people (aka...