Spotify is buying up all the popular podcasts and removing them from the commons in order to drive you to their platform.
Podcasts have somehow stayed open access, built on standards, and just (mostly) work. Moving them to a proprietary platform just so a few people (ie: not you) can make money is bad for everyone who isn't making money. (ie: you.)
@dredmorbius Joe Rogan's podcast is just the latest. Here's an article from 12 months ago that mentions the trend. https://www.engadget.com/2019-06-14-spotify-podcast-exclusives-riggles-picks-rob-riggle-sarah-tiana.html
If you search "Spotify Podcast Exclusives" and scroll down, you'll find plenty of citations.
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