If you ever wanted to know how podcast feeds operate, then listen to Dan Benjamin’s third episode of The Podcast Method. This show is mainly geared to podcasters looking to improve their technique, but the first part of this episode includes very beneficial information for the podcast listener community. You will have a better sense of how podcasts succeed or fail, depending on the reach of listenership, which largely depends on the traffic podcasts get on iTunes.
So, if you solely use a third party app to listen to podcasts, you are not helping out the podcasters audience stats. Dan explains why.
This should matter to listeners. If you want the shows you like to continue, then you can help them out. It doesn’t take long. With a little know-how, you can help others that might benefit from the podcasts you listen to. ∞