The Podcast Landscape Is a Fantastic Mess ➝

Justin Pot, writing for Lifehacker:

Similarly, podcasting is built on top of RSS, a protocol built in the early 2000s. Tech-savvy people like me love to tell you that the internet would be better if we ditched social networks and used RSS instead. The internet at large loves to ignore this advice—except when it comes to podcasts. When it comes to podcasts, everyone has a favorite app, and they’re all a little different. And, crucially, the difference isn’t which shows you can get. Every show worth listening to is on every podcasting app.

You can use Pocket Casts, Overcast, or Castro and I can subscribe to shows in Apple Podcasts and sync them to a twenty year old iPod for playback. Podcasts are dope.

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