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Episode October 07, 2021 00:28:55

Hosted By

Matt Medeiros Stuart Barefoot

Show Notes

On this episode of the Audience podcast, Matt talks with podcast veteran Nathan Gathright about his latest venture: Steno.FM. The podcast 2.0 movement is bringing a lot of great things to podcasters and listeners. This also means transcripts. Descript is great for podcasters who need to work on their own podcasts, but what about listeners? There are a limited number of podcasting apps that have transcript features. Enter: Steno.FM. But we’ll let Nathan talk about that.

Matt and Nathan also talk about the future of podcasting, the latest in podcasting news, what’s going on with Apple, and Nathan’s tips for new podcasters.

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Today you’ll learn about:

  • The story behind and development of Steno.FM
  • Where is the podcasting industry going?
  • Apple’s bumbling of podcasts
  • The “Twitter Tips” feature and getting paid 
  • Apple’s ruling and in-app purchases
  • Steno.FM and podcast transcripts
  • Why transcripts are so important to Nathan and why they should be important to podcasters
  • How Steno.FM works


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