We’re making a podcast streaming service that allows listeners to create conversations around podcast shows.

Users will be able to passively listen to podcasts and create or join conversation threads generated at any moment across an episode’s running time - an audio annotation is one way to conceptualize it.

The social layer composed of conversation threads and other user activity will benefit 1) users who crave people and places to discuss their favorite podcasts, and 2) creators who want more actionable feedback from listener activity. This same social layer will help 1) power discovery and recommendation systems that connect listeners to creators, and 2) aggregate a collection of “soundbites” for each creator, show, and podcast episode.

Voice input and audio output will be treated as a first-class way for completing any application task. This will allow listeners to control the service entirely with their voices or smartphone touchscreen, giving access to every major fun...
We’re making a podcast streaming service that allows listeners to create conversations around podcast shows.

Users will be able to passively listen to podcasts and create or join conversation threads generated at any moment across an episode’s running time - an audio annotation is one way to conceptualize it.

The social layer composed of conversation threads and other user activity will benefit 1) users who crave people and places to discuss their favorite podcasts, and 2) creators who want more actionable feedback from listener activity. This same social layer will help 1) power discovery and recommendation systems that connect listeners to creators, and 2) aggregate a collection of “soundbites” for each creator, show, and podcast episode.

Voice input and audio output will be treated as a first-class way for completing any application task. This will allow listeners to control the service entirely with their voices or smartphone touchscreen, giving access to every major function of the service in any circumstance. This is crucial in moments of constrained hand-use or screen inaccessibility, the exact moments when listeners typically enjoy podcasts.
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Afika Nyati CEO I'm a designer disguised as an engineer with a passion for human-computer interaction and the ways it can be used to augment human ability.