Disrespectful of long time listeners
I get the attempted move to a subscription-based model. I’m sure you had some well-paid consultants make the case to you. Unfortunately you are a few years too late. People are sick of new subscriptions, with ever increasing costs — especially for things they are happy to listen to for free with paid advertisements. The move that led me to move to post a negative review, however, was the bait-and-switch story in the Thanksgiving/Black Friday episode — in which you began to tell the story of china and the Dalia llama, only to then abruptly cut it short to push YET ANOTHER a half-off your subscription offer. At this point who is going to believe the full-value price of your subscription? And at this point what high-value listeners haven’t already decided to sign up. A bait-and-switch ad presented as a story isn’t the way to get me to sign up. It’s the way to get my to dig in my feels and refuse to sign up.
Mets228 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/25/23
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