Backstage Backstage #17

Consuming podcasts like PB&J

Adam and Jerod sit down to answer a listener question (Hi, Alex! 👋) about how we podcast. Not how we create podcasts, but how we consume podcasts. Along the way we share an update on our comments feature, discuss the Apple Podcasts rollout debacle (and how it affected us launching Ship It!), and give a few personal recommendations of podcasts we’re listening to.


Discussion

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2021-06-10T15:58:24Z ago

Nice! A look behind the curtain with our favorite celebrity podcasters :D Just want to throw in a plug for my fav podcast player: iCatcher. Has all the right switches, sliders and knobs to allow me to just press play and hear everything in my own custom, auto-sorted order.

I know you guys don’t, but I love the idea of you doing videos! Put some faces to the familiar smewth warm tones. I wanna see if it’ll be like the first time I saw Teri Gross on TV. Oh wait, you already live stream your eps. I can watch those already.

Anyway, thanks for all the hard work, I love the whole changelog offering!

Jerod Santo

Jerod Santo

Omaha, Nebraska

Jerod co-hosts The Changelog, crashes JS Party, and takes out the trash (his old code) once in awhile.

2021-06-10T18:44:01Z ago

Thanks for saying so! I haven’t heard of iCatcher before, will def check it out.

(I love that there’s a rich ecosystem of podcast apps to suit everyone’s needs/likes)

Yup, we stream to YouTube for some of our shows, but we never have with Backstage before. Open to it, though. Why not?!

Alex R

Alex R

https://elrey.casa/me

2021-08-02T12:12:12Z ago

Hey guys 👋,

Thanks for putting on this episode for me! This is the first time that I have ever had a whole podcast about a topic that I have written in to a podcast before, so this was very cool for me to hear! 😁

I loved listening to this episode, and all the different features that you two use! Glad it was more engaging than @jerod had thought 🙂.

Those are such cool features that you both have for those apps! Especially being able to upload your own mp3s to apply the same things you normally use your podcast app for, that is really cool! Also, I didn’t realize that you all use a podcasting app for the intro clips ( IIRC, that is what Jerod said in the podcast ).

I had saved the URLs for the two apps that you both mentioned ( https://overcast.fm/ & https://www.castro.fm/ ), and I realized that they are both Apple only 😢. I actually have an android phone, but it was cool to see the features that are possible if people are creative enough 🙂

Also, that sucks about the Apple Podcast situation! I am glad that you got it all resolved though. I have listened to every episode of Ship it! it has been awesome! 😁

Also, really like the title and hearing your preferences about speed and what you listen to, thank you again! 🙏 🙌

Jerod Santo

Jerod Santo

Omaha, Nebraska

Jerod co-hosts The Changelog, crashes JS Party, and takes out the trash (his old code) once in awhile.

2021-08-02T13:18:38Z ago

I loved listening to this episode, and all the different features that you two use! Glad it was more engaging than @jerod had thought 🙂.

Happy to hear you enjoyed it! We should do more like this.

I realized that they are both Apple only 😢. I actually have an android phone, but it was cool to see the features that are possible if people are creative enough 🙂

Yeah, unfortunately the indie podcast app scene is more vibrant on iOS than Android, but I’ve heard good things about Podcast Addict. What app do you use to listen?

I have listened to every episode of Ship it! it has been awesome! 😁

That’s great! I have to agree with you. @gerhard is doing an excellent job with it.

Alex R

Alex R

https://elrey.casa/me

2021-08-03T04:26:23Z ago

Happy to hear you enjoyed it! We should do more like this.

Definitely! I just submitted another one asking about “How you produce podcasts”, because it seems like a really cool workflow ( from what I remember hearing on disparate episodes ) 🙂

Yeah, unfortunately the indie podcast app scene is more vibrant on iOS than Android, but I’ve heard good things about Podcast Addict. What app do you use to listen?

Cool, I will check it out! I use castbox, but there are a lot of lacking features that I wish I could have. Also, this episode opened my eyes as to other features that I didn’t even know of/think about 😅. The main thing that I like ( from castbox ) is that I can comment on each episode with timestamps, and it will jump to that time in the episode.

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