@Moon the Podcasting 2.0 podcast there on the front page is also good listening to understand better the mission of Podcast Index.
@dielan you're looking at it from the wrong direction. For starters, Apple is starting to hide the actual RSS feeds from users of their directory. For another thing, with the vast number of apps that simply rely on Apple's directory, that gives them far too much power.
This isn't a consumer thing, this is a producer and app thing.
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