Episode 73 · 7 months ago
1M Podcasts Means for your Show, why we love the “Super Short” Podcast, Sounder Coaching Series Launch, and More.
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We learn from audio experts what hitting 1M shows in Apple Podcasts actually means for podcasters. A general consensus is that podcasters need to get better at promotion and social media marketing. Here are some articles to help with that.
We cheer for the NYT as they continue to see growth and invest in the audio space.
We take a look at the history and appeal of the “super short” podcast episode.
We introduce our Coaching Series on Medium, where we invite experts from around the podcasting industry to offer advice and answer common questions. This month, we welcomed Travis Brown from PodDecks to debunk several common interview and hosting myths.
And we took page after page of notes from this live stream all about music licensing.
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Alexa has changed the way audio is consumed and enjoyed. They have also forced others like Google into the audio market. All of this competition is making the audio market better.
However, in recent news, it has come to our attention, that Alexa keeps your voice data and audio transcripts forever and even shares it with third parties. In May CNET uncovered that Alexa keeps user’s audio interactions even after people have deleted it. Following this report, Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware, sent a letter to Amazon, demanding answers. Amazon's vice president of public policy, Brian Huseman, sent a response. In the letter, Huseman tells Coons that Amazon keeps transcripts and voice recordings indefinitely, and only removes them if they're manually deleted by users. However, this is a little misleading.
Huseman also noted that Amazon had an "ongoing effort to ensure those transcripts do not remain in any of Alexa's other storage systems." But there are still records from some conversations with Alexa that Amazon won't delete, even if people remove the audio. I am sure we will hear more about this in the near future.