Netflix is going to make movies available as an audio only experience. Will this pull people away from podcasts?
Stories discussed on this Round
Title: Podcast predictions with Rob Greenlee
Main Takeaway: gender diversity in podcasting and the no gatekeeper approach to indie podcasting
Title: ‘New York Times’ Retracts Core Of Hit Podcast Series ‘Caliphate’ On ISIS
Main Takeaway: NY Times messes up on the reporting, does not “really” take down podcast
Title: Podcasting in the time of COVID-19
Main Takeaway: Podcasters and content creators are finding ways to stay creative at home. Although COVID-19 has presented artists with multiple challenges, they continue to keep their art alive.
Title: Netflix’s audio-only mode could threaten podcasting
Main Takeaway: they’re called motion pictures for a reason. “The app also has variable-speed playback, and a feature called audio-description, which, on selected shows, tells you what’s happening on screen. The company will hope you don’t listen to a podcast, when you can listen to a movie or TV show instead.” So the Netflix of podcasting is…Netflix but without podcasts? I don’t think so.
Title: How Podcasts Are Becoming A Hollywood Gold Mine
Main Takeaway: fits with previous story but podcasts are being turned into shows/movies not the other way around because audio is not video and vice versa…the same reason people, generally don’t listen to podcasts on YouTube
Title: How to use Substack for podcasts
Main Takeaway: Be sure to ask about redirects, stats, and niche podcast things. When non podcasting companies (Squarespace, Soundcloud, Wistia,) get into their podcast their support team may not have a clue about the mechanics of podcasting.
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