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“Ultimately, we hope that a critical mass of podcasters, hosting providers, and apps/platforms will help shape and adopt PodPass as a generative strategy to expand podcasting — creating more value for listeners and creators alike.”
Kickstarter is also walking away from its attempt at Patreon-like recurring support: “You and I both know it’s going to take more than a drip of money to help journalism.”
Plus: Alex Jones gets deplatformed, a new alternative to Patreon for producers, and some contradictory data about how people use Alexa.
Plus: Everybody’s suddenly making podcasts for kids, a show reveals itself as part-fiction in its grand finale, and mixing podcasts and dating apps.
The platform focuses on ongoing support rather than one-time projects.
Plus: A subscription-first audio product doesn’t necessarily have to be big, grappling with politicians’ podcasts, and developments in podcast-to-broadcast.
“Problems news organizations will run into, we’ve run into before, we can help them with that, and we can hopefully help them get the same retention and engagement we did.”
A lot of startups have wanted to be “a great place for writers.” Longreads appears to actually be succeeding at this.
“I never have to consider if a story I run is going to make me take a financial hit. That lack of pressure gives us a huge amount of independence.”