Free Podcast Hosting or SPHaaS (Subsidized Podcast Hosting as a Service)? [Episode 161]

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History hasn't been good to free podcast hosting companies. But for some startups, hosting podcast files for free is an integral part of their business model.

That's causing old-school podcasters to scratch their heads. Because the conversation is shifting away from "how do I make money with my podcast?" to "how can I discover a business model with where I subsidize the costs of media hosting as part of my overall service offering?"

In this short episode, I'll quickly discuss three new(ish) companies who've taken that approach and what that means to the health of the podcasting ecosystem as a whole.

(Hint: It's a very, very good time to blend podcasting and startup culture!)

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