Ep. 27 - Why podcast apps suck
The "why" behind our company
We are starting to share bits of what we’re working on — a podcast app! The main topic of today’s episode is podcast listening apps and the things they suck at. Also in the episode: some backstory of how we decided to work together, golden handcuffs of a big tech, the working backwards approach, and importance of checklists.
A couple of things we referenced in the episode.
The email from Google stating that they’re simplifying the Google Photos and Google Drive experience by deprecating the feature I depended on.
The chat between Arnab and myself a few years ago, which ended up being prophetic (except the 8 years part, we started a lot sooner).
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[01:13] RSS feeds, the backbone of podcasting
[04:35] Why are we doing a podcast about podcasting?
[06:53] Why are we building yet another podcast app?
[12:22] Podcasts vs. YouTube videos
[17:35] Podcasts as a library of content
[20:10] Sharing content from podcasts with friends
[22:58] Taking notes while listening to podcasts
[29:01] Why podcast apps suck
[30:04] Working backwards and prioritization
[36:11] A prophetic screenshot from 4 years ago
[44:36] Golden handcuffs
[48:32] Going back to Amazon (hypothetically)
[50:19] Next episode spoiler
[52:57] The importance of checklists
[54:15] Call for inputs for our product
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