Mar 042019
 

Luminary Premium: Ad-Free Podcast Listening & Exclusives:

“How to change your podcasting life:

Sign up early (before 4.22.19) for: A chance to win experiences with your favorite podcast creators. Savings when you refer friends. Bonus: first month is always free.”

(Via.) An ad on Google. Yes, I clicked on the ad.

Mar 042019
 

With Big Stars and Paid Subscriptions, Luminary Aims to Be the Netflix of Podcasts – The New York Times:

“Most podcasts are free, but the Luminary app — set to arrive by June — will focus on subscriptions. For $8 a month, subscribers will gain access to Luminary’s ad-free lineup. “

*Another monthly subscription to pay for? If people start to add up their subscription costs they might be surprised. 

Wonder if Apple will try something similar with podcasts and have it part of Apple Music with exclusive podcasts. Apple has the cash to try something like this. Perhaps you could even use third party apps to access this service that helps you make playlists and compelling content.