“wheat is capitalism. brown rice is socialism. and then when you have white rice, that’s communism”
I’m not a man, I’m not a woman. I prefer masculine terms.
I’m a student of Marxism-Leninism.
I’m over 20.
Well, you can’t access the Joe Rogan show because it’s a Spotify exclusive. So no, but are we losing anything of value? Also no.
Podcasts publish new episodes on an RSS feed. There are many podcast clients that read the RSS feed link and present to you the episodes so you can stream or download them. This makes the podcast a decentralized media format. Spotify is trying to centralize it by hiding RSS feeds and creating exclusive “podcasts” that can only be accessed from Spotify.
If you can find the public RSS feed link then AntennaPod, Pocket casts, gPodder, whatever podcast client, can access it.
Many people probably hate Spotify for podcasts because it’s trying to kill an open format. If Spotify can get control over podcasts then they decide what can and can’t be created.
There’s an app called Secure PDF viewer that doesn’t need access to your storage. MuPDF viewer is a bare bones reader but I’ve had problems opening heavy PDF files.
An app like Librera Reader Pro (from f-droid) or ReadEra (from Google Store) requires access to your files but you can use them like a virtual library. Display information, create collections, delete them, etc. You can even exclude folders if you need to.
I use Firefox, so:
Text-to Speech: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/read-aloud/
Best video downloader: https://github.com/yt-dlp/yt-dlp
Improved readability: Mobile Dyslexic, Midnight Lizard, Pocket and the Firefox reading mode (it has a TTS feature as well).
Pocket saves articles for later. You can add tags and make highlights. With the phone app you can even read them offline.
This creates markdown files, for PDF I just use the print function: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/markdownload/
When it comes to note taking, there’s Evernote and it has an add-on for web-clipping. But I don’t use it because a text editor is enough for me.
It’s a consonant from Sinhala script that became a meme because it looks like… those things from Among Us. I don’t know what those things from Among Us are. Please help. It’s been years now and they’re everywhere.
Very recently tried out PocketCasts after many years, and the interface feel very similar to AntennaPod. But I still prefer and recommend AntennaPod over PocketCasts.