Facebook is planning to start rolling out its podcast product next week, on June 22nd, and, eventually, add a feature that’ll allow listeners to create clips from their favorite shows.
According to an email sent to podcast page owners and viewed by The Verge, hosts can link their show’s RSS feed up to Facebook, which will then automatically generate News Feed posts for all episodes published moving forward. These episodes will show up on a “podcasts” tab that doesn’t appear to be live yet, but that the company teased in a wider announcement about audio initiatives in April. (You can see it below.) Podnews first reported the date earlier this month, and at the time, Facebook confirmed with The Verge that a limited number of page owners would have access. However, emails are still being sent to additional page owners, suggesting the rollout might be wider than initially anticipated.
I have finally made it through editing! The first episode of The Cult of the Crispy Geek Podcast is upon us! We have taken many posts from the front page and rabbited on about them for a bit over an hour and turned it into a podcast for you to listen to!
Guests this week are Kat, Qwerty and myself. Download the podcast to your PC here or listen online using the player below.