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Where are you right now?

 

You’ve arrived at WhatPods. We’re building the Yelp for podcasts.

And we want you to join.

There are only 31 million people who listen to more than 5 podcast episodes every week.

And you’re one of them.

Which means you rank inside the top 6.9% with the knowledge and experience you’ve gained from your hobby.

You can fob off that statistic, but why would you? It’s a fact in your favor and it makes you an influential stakeholder in a media that’s still only a decade old.

What can you do on WhatPods now?

The best feature on WhatPods is our daily rankings of top episodes (not shows). These rankings live on the homepage and reset every day.

When you “endorse” an episode, you signal to the community that you vouch for it. A recommendation for others to listen.

Endorsing an episode on WhatPods is easy. Simply:

(1) Search for the podcast via the magnifying glass in the top navigation bar.

(2) Scroll down to the section of the podcast page that lists all its episodes.

(3) Find the episode you want to endorse and click “Endorse”.

 

When you make your endorsement the episode will be sent to the homepage, where it will be placed amongst the day’s rankings.

You will be credited EPs for each episode endorsement you make. And the more endorsements the episode gets, the higher its ranking will go.

Editorial Points are our currency. Every contribution you make to the community (endorsements, commenting, reviews, etc.) will earn you a bounty of EPs.

And when you accrue enough EPs you will unlock milestones that acknowledge your longstanding contribution.

So, if you’re ready to get started, and earn your first bounty of EPs, join WhatPods now and start endorsing podcast episodes as you listen to them.

 

JOIN WHATPODS

 

A final note

The very next thing we plan to build is a way to immortalise the work of our earliest members.

Any member who suggests a new feature that we build into the platform will earn a custom badge and a credential on their profile that records, forever, that they were the inventor of the feature.

Facebook, Twitter, Google have all immortalised the feature contributions of their earliest employees.

Chris Messina is famous for conceiving Twitter’s hashtag. Paul Buchheit is credited as the inventor of Gmail. A small team of engineers are revered within the walls of Facebook HQ for convincing Mark Zuckerberg to introduce a new feature into the product: the “Like” button.

In the same way, we will make famous the creative minds responsible for building the Yelp for podcasts.

Hopefully, that’s you.

If it is, we’ll credit your WhatPods account with a bonus bounty of Editorial Points. Plus, you’ll forever be acclaimed — like Messina and Buchheit — for the inventions you think up.

If that sounds fun to you, we’ll see you on the other side.

Best,

Kate & Tom.