Keep podcasting open
As podcasting has grown in popularity, larger organizations are looking to find new ways to monetize podcasts at the cost of an open ecosystem. "Exclusive podcasts" are not podcasts at all.
The Open Ecosystem
Podcasts are a miracle of the open web. Here's why.
Any individual or organization can record and publish a podcast. There's no gatekeeper.
Podcasts are easily found on popular indexes but can also be added via a URL.
You can pick your favorite podcast client just like you do for email.
Why you should care
You love listening to podcasts and you can listen to them on your terms. Let's keep it that way.
When companies advertise exclusive podcasts, they're violating what it means to be a podcast.