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Hell yeah, gratz guy!
Whoa! Congrats!!!
You missed one question, will they want to stick adverts in it?
Congrats! I was scared at first but answering my questions with Simpsons references is a good way to calm me down. ๐Ÿ˜€
So what I'm getting is: you're doing something with some people but you aren't going to tell us, and nothing is changing but it probably will later and don't hate y'all please?
Congratulations! Looking forward to where this journey is headed… and glad to know I don’t have any more questions.
Congratz! I hope people that's paid won't be additionally monetized in the future ๐Ÿ˜ญ
I hope this turns to the better!
I love you guys, and I couldn't be happier for you. Count me in for all that's coming next; I know you'll do it right.
Congratulations, but I gotta say a “refine its business plan under Mr. Grover's direction in the coming months” makes me kinda nervous about ads.
Ha, why no? We’re still running it. Just going to get better and better over time :)
I want to believe.... but working in a big corporation myself, the overhead kills any creativity or moving fast. But will of course keep using the app that I love, love, love
We’re not working in a big corporation. The new entity is currently 6 people. The 5 original team and Owen. It’s a seperate entity
Oh, that makes sense, you guys will be the tip of the spear, NPR and the other shareholders (?) will use the app to raise the bar for great podcasting experiences.
Wish you and the team obviously all the best!๐Ÿ˜€ Don't want to switch to iOS after all ๐Ÿ˜‰
Given what Microsoft did for Wunderlist, after all the promises that it too was going to be “the next chapter”, I hope you guys do it differently.
I have no idea how that went down, but we’re still in charge of Pocket Casts.
Yes, I think this situation is different!
Ok, I’m cautiously optimistic.
That’s all we can ask. I hope we’ve earnt your trust over the years and we have to keep doing that.
You can say that.
Same here! And the air biscuit thing crack me up every time, even if I think it's underestimating a bit ;)
You and the team absolutely did and do an amazing job, all the best for the next chapter ๐Ÿ˜€
I'm happy for you and scared all at once. I hope nothing changes but I'm not holding my breath. ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ˜”
Please for the love of Podcasts no ads in the app (audio or visual) for those that paid for the app.
Were you sent here by the devil?
OMG IS EVERYTHING CHANGING?! ๐Ÿ˜ Seriously, though, congrats. Looking forward to whatever new stuff is in the pipeline. I've been using PocketCasts for years, hopefully it only gets better!
That's awesome guys! Wishing you all the best in this new chapter.
Congratulations! Please don't make ads unskippable ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Or better yet, allow me to pay a per-podcast subscription to get access to ad-free versions!
I’m happy for you guys; I felt like the tide was maybe about to turn, as big actors start to be interested in the market. I’m glad you’ll continue to be a part of it!
Congrats! Looking forward to an even more awesome app! I've been using Pocket Cast every day for many years :)
You had me at “brain dead slobs”. Good luck,
Congratulations ๐Ÿ˜ƒ... that's a great news
I like it ๐Ÿ˜‚ "bug fixes"
Congratulations! ๐ŸŽ‰
is not just the best podcasting app, it’s one of the best apps *period*. Excited for the team, & as a happy customer to see where this goes! Congrats! ๐Ÿ™Œ
Congratulations, sounds like a fantastic opportunity!
Congratulations Guys and good luck I’ll be watching to see what happens! Oh will the web player beta and apps still be developed?
For sure, the plan is to staff up and continue developing Pocket Casts
Excellent! Where’s the windows 10 app? I couldn’t find it in the windows store?
I’ve been hearing about a “big update” for months now. Is that coming anytime soon? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผ‍โ™‚๏ธ
Specifically this, back in March
Noted. I think you'll find our upcoming redesign to your liking then. It's better than both those screenshots :)
Still in the works yeah. Part of this whole thing is staffing up so we can get this stuff out faster. We want it out there just as much as you do!
Cool! I understand things like this take time, I was just worried it might have been abandoned. Hope the development is going well — look forward to testing it!
Very happy for you guys. Paid for iOS, Android and online streaming. My most used app. Hoping new direction doesn't undermine ability to skip ads, or use w/ any podcast feed, not a narrow subset of NPR subscriptions.
This new entity isn't a public radio thing, they are our partners, but we're running this on our own. NPR has their own app, that's not changing.
Panic averted. :) Excited to see how things evolve. Good luck!
Big win for @rustyshelf. Congrats big man!
Win for the whole team! Thanks.
Of course. I just don't know the rest of the team.
Congratulations! Really hope the app doesn't change too much; love it the way it is.
Also when you inevitably start collecting more detailed metrics on podcast listening, please make this opt-in and tread very cautiously <3
This sounds very exciting. Congrats to you all.
congrats?! I hope to visit you on your yacht or you can visit mine or something. :)
Wow! Big news in podcasts, @pocketcasts has been purchased by a group of public broadcasters (NPR, WNYC, WBEZ, This American Life). Shifty Jelly team is staying in place and it sounds like they aren’t going down the proprietary route that continues to worry many podcast fans.
All the best! I hope that just means a few extra developers for your team, but the same great service that you have provided in the past.
I've been a loyal customer since 2015 and I've gotten many of my friends to pay up too. Enjoy the success friends, you've earned it with such a great product.
Congrats to the team! Excited to see what the future holds.
Ok so love your app , paid for the android and iOS version. And I am happy for you lads . But being hired by a big corporation does this mean ,restricted content or something like that . I don’t want one of my favourite app to lose :/. I hope nothing changes that much :/
Congrats. Pocket casts is favorite video podcast player on iOS and Android ๐Ÿ˜
Hope this is good. PC is the most important & best app on all my devices. And your communication down to your changelogs is so fresh and amazing that I am looking forward to every update. So don't screw this or I will have to reactivate my Italian hitmen to come and get you. :-)
congrats with the incredible news! very happy user, hope this'll allow you to grow it even further
Time to pay atention to the respect you’d earned till now and believe in that change :) let this moment be the first step in an even brighter future! (I hope)
I’ve been a fan of you guys for over 5 years and I’m proud of what you’ve accomplished thus far. Here’s to a successful future! Cheers!
Congratulations! I look forward to the possibilities... And, surely, my stats are worth a tote bag! ๐Ÿ˜„
If we had a tote bag, I'd throw one your way.
good for you guys. It's a great podcast aggregate as I've been using it for, it feels like, 4 years now.
Thanks! I've been using it for 8, but 4 is impressive!
Well deserved.
Congrats team! Probably the best app I've ever purchased ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ
Great blog post, guys! Hilarious! Good to see you guys expanding & keeping the status quo! LOVE the app!
Congratulations chaps! I guess this is going to make the best podcast player even better. ๐Ÿ‘Œ
We certainly hope so!
Congrats on the cheque. As long as the product stays excellent, and continues to improve, and is fair to all content creators, this is truly great news.
This makes me uneasy.....
I can get why if you don't have all the details. But the same team is in charge with more resources and great new partners. We're still a seperate entity though. If you think we do good work, nothing should change.
I just worry about the political implications. NPR is clearly not an unbiased party.
Was always slightly concerned what @pocketcasts future would hold as it grew, and this is basically the best possible scenario! Congrats! Excited to see your more ambitious moves take shape :)
Congratulations! Huge fan of PC, a daily user, and one of the only apps that I’ve kept on my phone for a number of years. Looking forward to future developments! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
Thanks ๐Ÿ‘
Well deserved! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Love this app. Have learned and been entertained many times from this app.
Me too! Thanks so much.
This makes me happy for you!
It makes us happy too, thanks!
Does that lower or raise the chance on receiving the elusive "sort by time remaining" filter?
Funnily enough you're the second person to ask that. We'll slowly be ramping up and hiring, so maybe higher?
Might have asked from another account some time ago ;-) ... Am currently using podcast addict but like your UI way more. Will definitely go back to pocket casts when you get that feature.
Congrats on a well-deserved payday! I realize that this news only makes me nervous because Pocket Casts is such a delight and I think you're already perfect. Yer gorgeous, never change. ๐Ÿ˜˜
I can appreciate that, if I didn't have all the info I did I'd be nervous too. But I'm not.
๐Ÿ‘ You guys are great, I trust ya! Thanks as always for your work!
Congratulations! Well deserved. We will stay here with you whatever happens :)
Thanks, really appreciate that.
Legal, mas quando terá uma versão em Português - BR do aplicativo??
The new web beta has a BR translation. Baby steps :)
Não tenho o web. Comprei apenas o aplicativo para Android. Alguma previsão? Estou esperando a cerca de 3 anos pela tradução.
Congrats. One of the best apps on Android period, and I assume NPR will be a good steward going forward.
They are investors along with WNYC, WBEZ and This American Life, but we're still running things so I think we'll be ok.
Not good. Well, good for you and you’ve earned it But it will mean more adverts and tracking for us users. No matter what they buyers promise They aren’t paying good money for the brand alone
That's an incredibly cynical take. It's also wrong. We aren't doing ads, we're not doing tracking. Thing about it this way: it's about securing the future of an open podcasting world, protecting it from walled gardens. Not about ads. Not about data.
Ach. Sorry if I’m bringing your buzz down. Y’all are clearly enjoying the moment I know and trust you have no intentions among those lines. Zero But you won’t be around for ever. New projects will beckon. And when you drift…
I’m trying to think of an example where a cool kid got bought by the big guys and the product didn’t get polluted. But I can’t I do remember similar promises tho. Tweetie? Look at what happened there
But am genuinely impressed at speed of replay. I was scrolling through your feed and feeling bad because you are all so stoked As I say, you deserve any pay day. You’ve worked hard But people have been circling podcasts for a while. They will want revenue
And yes, I’m cynical. Not always voluntarily so! Stay in touch. In a couple of years if I’m wrong I’ll buy you all some beers
Sounds like good stuff! I’m happy to have been able to watch (listen?) Pocket Casts grow. Here’s to what happens next!
As an avid public radio and podcast(via pocket casts) listener for years, This is great news. Congratulations!.
Congrats, all! I am greatly relieved that the release notes won’t go beige. ๐Ÿ˜„
Congrats. Hopefully nothing changes but moving faster. I like you just the way you are ๐Ÿ˜
Hopefully the web page stay active or gets development :(
as in the web player? Definitely. Plan to hire someone dedicated to it.
Yeah sorry. That's awesome cuz I love the integration between that and the app. Helps transition from work to car super easy.
Congrats! Been a fan for a long time and has been my go to podcast app since the redesign around 2013. Anything that helps keep you guys going and this app is a good move!
I love your app, took me ages to find one that I love so thanks for not changing anything. Though.... does this mean BMW integration could happen?
Ha, ¯\_(ใƒ„)_/¯
Congratulations, very exciting to see two of my favorite things join up.
Congratulations... best podcast app ever!
Love the post. :-)
So what will happen to little ol’ @pocketweatherau ? ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
Congratulations ๐ŸŽ‰ by far the best android app I’ve ever used.
Congrats team! I for one welcome our new podcasting overlords. ๐Ÿ˜
Wow congratulations team, very exciting! Are you all staying in Aus?
Hope it works out for you guys. ๐Ÿ‘ You have teamed up with the good guys. All the best for your future endeavors and success. Love the App.
Promise not to tone down the changelog notes in the app stores?
Congrats. Amazing setup.
Congratulations, guys. This is well deserved.