Thanks for your response, Otis. I’m aware of Chorus and other players focused on various “problems” with the current model. Chipping away at the flaws/gaps is a time-honored model, and I hope a good number of them are successful.
I need to get back to the promised “Next article”, where I share some thoughts on exploiting Apple’s current domination for better visibility and likely-to-listen rate. The good news is that while they are Apple-specific, they aren’t Apple-exclusive and should help regardless of what podcatcher is used by the consumer.