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"Show notes" WNYC podcast episodes don't show the 'tease' -- instead it just repeats the title.

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jonfrankle
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"Show notes" WNYC podcast episodes don't show the 'tease' -- instead it just repeats the title.

I like Doggcatcher; one of the nice things is the ability to see more details about given titles in a feed, using "Show notes" for a selected episode. This feature works fine for many podcasts, e.g. This American Life, episode #601 shows
"A story about Hillary Clinton that offers a different picture than what we've been hearing from both sides during this campaign. And some funny stuff, because everyone's tired of the election"

But for Radiolab, the "One Vote" episode under "Show notes" shows simply "One Vote".

I contacted folks at WNYC, who say,

"All of our feeds conform to podcast RSS best practices. So it's up to the pod catcher to parse the RSS fields appropriately."
and in response to a followup,
"As far as I know, in some other pod catchers, our tease appears under the headline. But again, all of our feeds conform to podcast RSS best practices, so it is up to each pod catcher to parse the RSS fields appropriately. "

WNYC is the source of several of my favorites, e.g.
Freakonomics, Radiolab, Snap Judgment, Death Sex & Money, Note to Self, the Brian Lehrer Show,.

Could you diagnose/fix what's wrong with RSS parsing of feeds from WNYC?
Thanks!

quick background: I'm mostly on an Android, Samsung Galaxy 6, DoggCatcher version 1.2.4147

eric
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That sounds like a bug in the

That sounds like a bug in the way I'm scrubbing the notes to remove some things that don't display correctly in the notes view. I created a bug for this - http://mantis.doggcatcher.com/view.php?id=2250

jonfrankle
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Thanks!

I appreciate your filing the bug, and hope you can get it fixed. These are a lot of good shows, and it's quite unfortunate that folks can't read the notes before listening.
Thanks again.

jonfrankle
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Please take a look

The filed bug http://mantis.doggcatcher.com/view.php?id=2250 hasn't been touched, and it's now 5 weeks since I reported this. I don't understand the lack of attention. WNYC is the 2nd-leading podcast publisher in the world, according to http://analytics.podtrac.com/industry-rankings/ :
RANK PODCAST PUBLISHER US UNIQUE MONTHLY AUDIENCE GLOBAL UNIQUE STREAMS & DOWNLOADS ACTIVE SHOWS
1 NPR 9,207,000 69,230,000 36
2 WNYC Studios 6,701,000 35,262,000 43
Doggcatcher is not doing itself any favors by screwing up previews for all 43 of these shows!