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155 Paywalls, Discoverability And Accessibility In Podcasting

155 Paywalls, Discoverability And Accessibility In Podcasting

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That moment when the house is so quiet after bedtime that you simply do not want to go to sleep – that is where we begin the conversation, and THEN we jump straight into an intricate and passionate discussion about the roots of podcast discovery, distribution, VC funding, Angel Investing, reaching diverse and under-represented communities, the problem with pay-walls and walled gardens and much more!

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Super Quick Re-cap!

  • Jess and her sleeplessness, why? Because when everyone is asleep it feels so nice, she doesn’t want to go to sleep
  • Jess and the story of ‘Angela’ or how her toddler gets totally confused
  • Hey guys! You need to get your ticket to Podcast Movement STAT! Time is running out
  • Elsie is done working on the audiobook BodyThrive
  • 9:08 THE NEWS
    • The audience needs to sing the segments during our live PM re-cap, and shout-out to Ginger!!!
    • Discussing the non-discovery problem via Mark Ramsey, and it’s all about the chips
    • Elsie thinks that podcast listeners are actively looking for super fancy pants chips
    • We have to step out of what has generally worked in the past to promote your podcast and expand your reach #Elsieisms
    • Hey, podcasters! Get thee to the library! Why aren’t there listening stations?
    • And the venture capital, angel investor conversation begins
    • If podcasting isn’t worth diddles, then there must be some kind of diversification
    • Can we compare Netflix and podcasting? Are they kinda the same?
    • Netflix is in debt…and they are doing good stuff – – – how is this related to podcasting?
    • The paywall podcast problem, when will the audience rebel against the insane amount of ‘pay-walls’ to get the special content
    • It IS important to expand to different socio-economic statuses
    • Why podcast listening NOT being easy to consume is good for podcast advertising – – – influence matters, people!
    • Why podcast listeners are so special
    • Spotify is starting to promote some podcasts and have added podcasts from Omny in Australia
    • And Elsie abruptly has to go! So…there’s that

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