Why Spotify needs a separate Podcast app

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Spotify has been serious about podcasting for some time now but it doesn’t feel like it. You can understand the rationale to keep their fingers in the multiple pies of the audio experience simultaneously but they are sacrificing quality for breadth. As an avid podcast listener, the Spotify listening experience is painful. The current UI makes listening to music easy and podcasts clunky. It’s reached a point where I…