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‘Netflix of podcasting’ off to a bumpy start as big names pull out

Luminary, a much-hyped podcasting app with more than $US100 million ($142 million) in Silicon Valley funding, launched last week. Luminary hopes to be the “Netflix of podcasting”, offering high-quality podcasts ad-free for an $8 monthly subscription, alongside your favourite, free, ad-supported podcasts. But the App was off to a bumpy start with some of the biggest names in podcasting, including New York Times The Daily and Gimlet’s Reply All, missing from the service at launch. (read more)