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In what is shaping up as a daily Luminary update, today we report more podcasts which have withdrawn permission to be included in the Luminary listening app.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


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