I do wonder why the American way is to denigrate other products instead of about about your own.
For the record: podcasting is growing; SiriusXM is in profit and has been for many years; and “that thing in the middle of the dashboard” is listened-to by 93% of all Americans, or thereabouts — young, or old.
I’m sure Anchor is a good product. But if the first thing I read is “WHAT YOU USE RIGHT NOW IS SHIT” then it hardly endears me to a new thing. So why do it?
There’s incredible power in social audio. If this product is anywhere near as good as AudioBoo, a social audio product in 2008/9 that had real promise, then I wish it well.
But to be truly social, you don’t tell 93% of your neighbours that their current choices are dumb.