Google aiming at improved podcast quality with discoverability incentives for properly formatted RSS feeds with better feed content. https://support.google.com/podcast-publishers/thread/120525009/upcoming-changes-in-google-podcasting-requirements?hl=en
@dave @jamescridland I asked specifically about episode chapters and chapter art. Here's the response: "This is definitely something we're thinking about for future updates but no plans to share at this time. Thanks for flagging it as a request and good to know that you are supporting this!"
It sounds like they have at least have some interest.
It would be a hell of a coup of we got them anywhere near this even if they were just watching the stream somewhere and triggering their bots with it.
I really should set up a canary rss feed. Perhaps James could monitor who his his feed immediately after a podping?
Intended for all stake holders of podcasting who are interested in improving the eco system