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UPDATED: PodcastOne (and more) withdraw from Luminary; company responds

In what is shaping up as a daily Luminary update, today we report more podcasts which have withdrawn permission to be included in the Luminary listening app. We learn from Podnews that Barstool Sports, a top U.S. publisher according to Podtrac’s monthly ranker, has pulled its 26 shows from Luminary. Endeavor Audio, creator of Blackout and The Bellas, is also out.  Continue Reading

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Luminary launches with controversial tumult, delivers a modest start

After much speculation and apprehension, in which Luminary was fearfully criticized as a potentially ruinous force in podcasting which could blot out traditional free listening, the app is in hand. As of today, Luminary is a routine podcatcher that presents “hundreds of thousands” of shows, and offers a premium subscription for original, ad-free programs laced with celebrity names. Continue Reading