Bill McKibben writes about the new age of radio programming, journalism, and how there’s no money in podcasting.
I wonder how much of a backlash there would be if your favorite podcast broke off and started charging. Say that This American Life, or Democracy Now, or whatever your favorite program is charged $10 a year (or month) for access to all their programs. For a lot of them you can already do this, but at $5 a month they wouldn’t be podcasts anymore. They’d be something else.
And Apple would probably take a 30% cut.