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Non Life Sciences => Geek Speak => Topic started by: chris on 03/01/2019 09:25:11

Title: Is there an RSS aggregator we can offer pre-populated with our feeds?
Post by: chris on 03/01/2019 09:25:11
For many years I have always worried that we assume - and require - far too much knowledge on the part of some of our consumers. We blithely say on our programmes "subscribe to this podcast" and "sign up for that RSS feed", but there are many for whom this is a foreign language.

So I decided that it would be nice to place on our subscribe page an option for less experienced users to download / sign up for an RSS aggregation service that comes pre-populated with our feeds - or could be made so - and will work across devices.

Does any such exist? A quick scan of the interweb didn't turn up any immediate hits.
Title: Re: Is there an RSS aggregator we can offer pre-populated with our feeds?
Post by: evan_au on 03/01/2019 20:40:02
I have used a couple of podcasting apps on various smartphones over the years.

The ones I have used all included a search function which easily located a desired podcast, and allowed automatic downloads of all subsequent episodes (some also allowed the option of downloading all previous episodes - probably not a wise option for a long-running podcast like The Naked Scientists!).

PS: I heard the interview with Chris about the early days of The Naked Scientists podcast - I didn't realise how revolutionary podcasting was back around the year 2000...
...It has taken this long to find ways to monetise it, so now it can become mainstream!
Title: Re: Is there an RSS aggregator we can offer pre-populated with our feeds?
Post by: chris on 03/01/2019 23:11:20
Thanks @evan_au - and on the off-chance anyone else wants to catch it, this is the chat between myself and Lawrence Jones, CEO of UKFast, (https://www.thenakedscientists.com/podcasts/short/podcasts-chris-smith-talks-lawrence-jones) the company that were instrumental in helping us grow and operate this website (and continue to host us today) that Evan's referring to. I like Lawrence's interviewing style.