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This week in Podland, @samsethi and @jamescridland answer the question that's on everybody's lips: β€œHow does Apple Podcasts compare with Podcast Index and their value 4 value cryptocurrency thing?”
(They also mention my Podcast Movement 2021 talk with Marilyn Zakhour and I am thankful for that.)

August 3rd! Podcast Movement 2021 starts today!
Thank you @adam for reminding everybody about my presentation: β€œPodcastindex: How to unleash your value thanks to the Podcast Namespace”
It is already online and available here:

All your podcasts hosted for 3€/mo: I successfully tested OVHcloud
VPS starter (3€/mo) + Debian 10 + CloudPanel
1.0.6 + @Castopod v1.0.0-alpha.67.
(Castopod is multi-tenant, CloudPanel allows several domain names: You may host as many podcasts as you want to on 1 VPS!)

I had bookmarked that clip from @evoterra’s Podcast Pontification.
β€œBig organizations [are] pulling the best parts of podcasting out of podcasting and into their own closed orbits and ecosystems.”
Listen now to the full episode and subscribe!

Yesterday in @podnews by @jamescridland: β€œPodcast Index is working on cross-app comments; Podfriend has some test code. The tests use the #ActivityPub standard.”
Well done @martin! πŸ‘

Ten days ago in Podland, @jamescridland wished that we could get cross-application comments for podcasting up and running: Wish granted by @martin & @Castopod, thanks to all the PodcastIndex fellowship! 🧞 πŸ™ πŸš€ πŸ’¬ ✊

β€œFirst cross-app comment loaded in Podfriend , Wohoooo!”
Thank you @martin for making cross-application comments for podcasting a real thing! πŸ™ πŸ₯³
Now the audience can interact with a podcaster with no middleman. βœŠπŸ’¬

First cross-app comment loaded in Podfriend, Wohoooo!

Thanks a lot to @yassinedoghri and @benjaminbellamy for their pioneering work on the host side!

Castopod v1.0.0-alpha.67 is out! πŸš€
Minor correction: allow cross origin requests on episode comments πŸ”€

Castopod v1.0.0-alpha.66 is out! πŸš€
βž• Adding the Podcast Namespace β€œcomments” tag to link to episode comments. πŸ’¬

@agates @dave /cc @benjaminbellamy @martin

Also, just to clear things up & sum up:

We ought to have a Youtube like - decentralized - commenting system under each episode, this means:

1. Having the same comments show up on all (listening) apps
2. Apps and hosting platforms would have to talk to each other. Which one keeps track of comments? Host? App? Both?
--> app users should be able to comment directly on an episode from their favourite app
3. Comments would have to be moderated


Is the podcast namespace brought by PodcastIndex (and already supported by many apps and services) that important? Listen NOW to @evoterra podcast now to understand why it is! ✊

Today on Podnews by @jamescridland, Podcasting 2.0 brings cross-platform comments and tips with comments to open podcasting! βœŠπŸ’¬πŸ’Έ

Let's keep open podcasting open! ✊
β€œIt's like that's what's going on in the podcast world. Everybody's so accustomed silos and walled gardens. And that's how you make money is by capturing part of the industry not by serving it, that they can't decide, they don't know how to think about it.” @dave in Podcasting 2.0

Podcast cross-platform comments are now a real thing! ✊ πŸ’¬ 🌎
@Castopod is already implementing them!
β€œBut it seems like there was a lot of consensus for a reference implementation of #ActivityPub with the special Mastodon bit, so it would be compatible, a lot of this is based on a presentation that was given to us by @yassinedoghri” @adam with @aric and @dave on Podcasting 2.0

This week in Podland.News: Ross Adams, Acast CEO, explains 5 reasons why we need RSS!

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