There are dozens of dedicated podcast listening apps, and podcasters spend a lot of time declaring which one is the best (or just their favorite). And in some cases, podcasters actively encourage their listeners to switch apps.
This is a bad, bad idea.
Look, I get that some of those dedicated apps give a lot more bells and whistles for power listeners. But most people don't want/need/care about increasing listening speed, trimming silence from audio, or building custom playlists.
Again, your listeners -- including potential listers -- do not care. Which means you shouldn't care either. At least not so much.
In this short episode, I talk about the importance (and simplicity) of putting yourself in the shoes of listeners by listening to your show the same way they do.