I found out some interesting things while looking at this. I downloaded Android Studio, which has an Android emulator(lets me create a software virtual phone to install software.) I am starting with Podcast Addict.
One thing I found is that the Podcast *IS* in the application index. The default search is set to "Relevance" for sort order.
Here is the Sort Order for Relevance. The podcast appears on the 3rd page(item 9). Their relevance algorithm makes no sense. Literally none.
Here is Sort for Episode Count, #High to Low
Here is Sort for Subscriber Count, #High to Low. You will see a new wrinkle in this image. That is the podcast appearing twice, from different urls. I'll get into that in a different post. I want to do some investigation on exactly what is going on here, but I need to plow through some Richsoil web logs pick out the different sources.
The app does offer in-app promotions for a price, but I wanted to nail down all the "copies" of the feed before I play with that solution.
Exploring doing "permaculture smackdown" again. There is a poll-like-thing on patreon right now - for the patreon peeps asking about stuff like days and topics and whatnot. So far the responses are encouraging and I think we will do it. But only the patreon peeps will be invited.
On saturday afternoon the patreon peeps will get in on a zoom call with me for "permaculture smackdown"
Post questions as a reply to this post. And even better, show up for the call. You can turn on your microphone, you can share your desktop, you can ask any questions you want. You can even just hang out and do the chat thing. Let's see if we can turn it into a regular thing.
The first smackdown will be just open Q&A. I get the impression that some people want to talk about SKIP and PEP. Some people want to talk about "the click".
There were lots of votes for a chapter-by-chapter book review. Maybe we can do that for our second show. Shawn and I have read a lot of chapters of the book into podcast form - maybe we can do some of that. Or maybe we can pick another book and do that. Sepp's "desert or paradise"?
I will send out a zoom link on this patreon post thing. Only patreon backers will see it.
Back either patreon thing for even a dollar to get in.
In a couple of weeks we will start a chapter-by-chapter review of a book. The choices are
finish "Building a Better World"
desert or paradise the sheer ecstasy of being a lunatic farmer
SKIP country comforts
back to basics
the $50 and up underground house book
the hand sculpted house
You can vote here as much as you want, but the only votes that count are the votes in the podcast patreon thing. Even if you put in $1 you can vote and participate.