One of the biggest podcasters in the world, Joe Rogan, recently made headlines by announcing he had reached an exclusive licensing deal with Spotify to make his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, only available on that platform. This decision set off a range of reactions, with concerns raised that this deal could potentially set a precedent of big money infiltrating a medium that has traditionally been the last free bastion for content creators to control their product, and potentially leading to a tiered class system for podcasts. Is this the case? Steve and Ben examine the issue of podcasts being licensed or bought by corporations, as well as an overview of the importance of decluttering your digital lifestyle.
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