A platform and social network just for podcasts | Pune News – Times of India

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Pune: The idea for PODTUBE.in — described as both a platform and social network just for audio content — was born out of “a gap” in the current social media environment.
“Right now, you can’t share audio content directly onto platforms Facebook or YouTube unless you convert it into a video clip. That is where we felt there was a gap, especially with the development of audio content recently,” Bijoy Banerjee, founder of BBCOM consulting, which developed the platform, said.
Banerjee launched the platform mid-2021, which now has thousands of registered users and hundreds of engagements per post. The platform does not commission any content on its own, but provides a platform for content creators, the vast majority of whom use it free of cost. The podcasts feature everything from parenting to financial literacy to the work of Indian classical music legends, as well as the occasional deep-dive into recent, headline-making events.
Also popular is the art of storytelling, from ancient Indian and overseas fables, to even original stories published and read out by users on PODTUBE. Banerjee himself has a podcast on the platform, titled ‘Under the Hood’, in which he talks about stories and people out to make a difference. The most recent episode of the podcast talks about Suryakant Bhandepatil, who helps rescue kidnapped children, and whose own child was once kidnapped.



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