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Do Small Podcast Apps Really Have a Future?
Episode 516th April 2024 • In & Around Podcasting • Mark Asquith, Danny Brown & Friends
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In this episode, Danny, Sam Sethi, and Garry Aylott discuss the current state of podcasting apps and the recent closures of several apps. They explore the challenges faced by podcasting apps in terms of monetization and discoverability, and question whether this means some podcast apps have a future.

The conversation also touches on the need for apps to offer more features and interactivity to both listeners and creators, and the potential for larger apps to tap into their existing platforms and open up APIs to smaller apps, creating a more diverse and innovative ecosystem.


  • Podcasting apps face challenges in terms of monetization and discoverability.
  • Apps need to offer more features and interactivity to attract and retain listeners and creators.
  • Larger apps could tap into their existing platforms and open up APIs to smaller apps to create a more diverse and innovative ecosystem.
  • Education and communication are key to bridging the gap between the podcasting community and the mainstream audience. Listen to your audience and be selective about which features to use in your podcasting app.
  • App closures and consolidations are likely to occur in the future.
  • Support your favorite podcasting apps to help them stay in the game.

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