Thank you Corey, you have built a remarkable institution and community with enduring meaning and impact. I’m so proud of what Matter has achieved and grateful for all that I’ve learned and gained from your leadership, and from the amazing team — staff, board, partners, mentors, and especially the entrepreneurs we have supported.
Congratulations Vivian, exciting opportunity. At the very least I’ve found that “blockchain for…” has invigorated an incredible amount of deep re-thinking of the systems, incentives, relationships, platforms and value we have felt saddled with — and that alone will start some real change. And then maybe the technology will coalesce to make it come true!
Hi Ian, I loved what you created with Bumpers and sorry to see it go. Very appreciative of all the hard work and ingenuity that goes into this, thank you to you & your team & stakeholders & users who made it all go. Landmark in the history of podcasting!
Thanks for the suggestion. We actually don’t require producers to upload/publish separately to RadioPublic, all you have to do is affirm that you are the one who owns/controls the podcast so we can make sure to pay you and send you stats on your Paid Listens. You can continue to publish the same RSS feed to Apple, Stitcher, etc. Some podcast hosting…
Thanks for the question. At this stage podcasters won’t have any control of those messages, other than opting out of Paid Listens (or not opting in) in which case no ads will run. Two things to note: the ads will be clearly marked with audio/visual cues as coming from RadioPublic, and will not be presented as if they are part of the podcast itself…
Yes, definitely agree there’s lots of value locked up and lost in podcasts. We’ve prototyped some ways of opening up a “link economy” for info/data/actions within episodes. Also recently came across this, perhaps helpful for the YouTube crossposting: https://podhero.io/social_video_feature
Thanks for sharing this David, definitely agree that podcast discovery remains a problem. At RadioPublic episode-level podcast playlists are already proving to be really effective at helping listeners find new shows, and now listeners and producers can create their own.
We also have seen producers using gateway episodes, universal links, and embed players gaining more audience.
A Public Media Act for 2017?
Thank you for sharing this @ev — a bolder approach to creating an informed society is needed and Medium has an opportunity to develop a new model at Internet scale.
This moment reminds me of Newton Minow’s famous “Television and the Public Interest” speech (1961), in…