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Chris Welch at The Verge:

Pocket Casts, widely considered to be one of the best mobile apps for podcast listening, has been acquired by a collective group that includes NPR, WNYC Studios, WBEZ Chicago, and This American Life. “This unprecedented collaboration furthers public radio’s leading role as an innovator in audio discovery and distribution, while ensuring the continued support and growth of one of the most popular listening platforms on the market,” the companies said in a press release announcing the news. That team of stations and podcast producers are responsible for some of the format’s biggest hits like This American Life (duh), Serial, Radiolab, and Planet Money.

Glad I switched to Overcast for podcast listening at the end of 2017. My previous player, Pocket Casts just got acquired by a collective of podcast producing companies. Gruber’s take is that it’s about advertising and tracking. Ewww.

Glad I switched to Overcast for podcast listening at the end of 2017. My previous player, Pocket Casts just got acquired by a collective of podcast producing companies. Gruber's take is that it's about advertising and tracking. Ewww.

∞ https://marco.org/2018/04/27/overcast42 ∞ https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/3/17314866/pocket-casts-podcast-app-acquisition-npr-wnyc-wbez-this-american-life ∞ https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/05/03/pocket-casts-acquisition

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