As many have stated, we all know how frustrating soundcloud is on iOS. Some are UX things and some are Back-end things, but I think you did a great job exploring the options and doing the research to back your decisions.
This is an amazing experiment for a designer to do, maybe I’ll do this with an app I frequently use down the road. Thanks for the inspiration!
Some food for thought:
I’m still not sold on the concept of moving the stories into the messages feature. As a user it wouldn’t be intuitive to go to a…