This startup could be the ‘Netflix for podcasts’—only better

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In a sense, calling Howl the “Netflix of Podcasts” sells short its ambitions. With Howl, Midroll is offering an app and Web player that hosts Earwolf (and its sister network, Wolfpop) shows, as well as renowned interview show WTF with Marc Maron Podcast. The free version has the last six months of shows. Spring for the premium version at $5 a month, though, and you get access to the complete archives of WTF, as well as Earwolf and Wolfpop shows, without ads. You also get an array of Comedy Central specials from comedians like Jim Gaffigan and Aziz Ansari, behind-the-scenes photos, live recordings, commentary, and other fan-enticing bonuses. – Patrick Caldwell, The Kernel