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NPR’s Feed Failure, Preamble

Flagging for a future deep-dive.

Wanted to flag for now: NPR has apologised for an error that saw all of their feeds hit with problems earlier this week. Apparently, a change to their “web server caching configuration” resulted in the same RSS feed being served across all of the broadcasters feeds, meaning that anyone with automatic downloads enabled in their podcatcher suddenly found their phone filling up with hundreds of random episodes by mistake.

I’ll be digging into this further in Tuesday’s newsletter and finding out how third party apps and platforms were affected.