Apple has pulled Anthony Pompliano’s podcast “Off the Chain” from its listings and searches in their iTunes app. Some sites report that it has been pulled out completely, but still other sources claim the podcast is still there but cannot be discovered by new users, limiting the reach of any podcast. This happened shortly after the last episode picked up steam and got to the fourth place in the investing category.
Apple Pulls Off the Chain from Listings and Searches
Anthony Pompliano is a popular cryptocurrency investor and writer who has a great deal of experience in cryptocurrency matters. His podcast “Off the Chain” is widely regarded as one of the most interesting views on the cryptocurrency phenomena. That is why many people were surprised when the podcast was not discoverable from the iTunes app, having recently earned fourth position in the “Investing” charts of the popular music platform.
Pompliano announced with a Tweet, “Last week we released a podcast discussing the ultimate argument for Bitcoin. It exploded & ranked #4 in US investing category before mysteriously being taken down by @Apple. We had no warning. We don’t know why. They took down our podcast, but they can’t take down Bitcoin!”
This quickly had a snowball effect and every cryptocurrency news outlet out there started picking the story. But it seems that the issue was not on that level. Other podcasters started reporting that they could still hear the podcast directly, but that it wasn’t discoverable in searches or available in listings, a thing that could point out to an Apple technical issue rather than a ban.
Another important cryptocurrency podcaster and writer Laura Shin, host of “Unchained,” pointed out she could find the podcast and that it definitely was not taken down from the platform. But she also referred to the strangeness of the situation.
Going On for a While
While Laura Shin commented that it could only be an issue that excluded it from listings and searches, Pompliano commented also that it has lasted 5 days, and he waited that long to make it public.
However, it was confirmed later that searching for the podcast in google did render links to the iTunes Store. Pompliano directed complaints to the Apple Podcasts team, but as of this writing there has been no help or response from them.
The podcast is still available for download and listen in alternative platforms like Soundcloud and Google Play Music.
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