You'll get thought provoking analysis, storytelling, and commentary on everything from news and politics to arts, culture, technology, and entertainment. Discover new shows you never knew you were missing. Listen on Apple Podcasts. But with new customers being born every minute, how do they maintain a stronghold? Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts and bonus episodes of shows like Dear Prudence and Slow Burn. Sign up now to listen and support our work. Learn more about your ad choices.
In theory, premium podcasts should be a great tool for publishers that want to retain and grow their subscriber bases. Workarounds are labor-intensive, expensive or leaky. Over the past five years, podcasting has grown from a desktop-dominant medium to a mobile-dominated one. More than three-quarters of podcast listeners say they typically listen to podcasts on a mobile device rather than a desktop, up from 42 percent in , according to Edison Research. Creators are left to deliver the content through a standalone mobile app; create a separate RSS feed, then share it only with subscribers; or hide an embeddable player on an owned and operated site. Moving to a standalone app comes with its own problems.
Here's how to access the Slate Plus ad-free podcasts and bonus audio content. You won't find the Slate Plus versions of shows by searching in the public directories of iTunes or other podcast players. They're special, private feeds that you'll need to add into your podcast player—don't worry, you can do so in just a couple of taps! You can also listen inside Slate's iOS app—log in once with your Slate Plus account and all member podcasts are available. Learn more about that here. Repeat for each of the shows you'd like to add. Your Plus episodes will appear under the show's new icon in your podcast app library. Need more help? Here are detailed instructions for a selection of popular podcast players.
Welcome to the Unofficial Pocket Casts Subreddit! This is the place to discuss Pocket Casts, the online and mobile podcast service from Shifty Jelly that syncs your favorite shows to all of your devices. Slate Plus podcast feeds not working in Pocket Casts?