Podcasting 2.0


<podcast:block>Request to not be consumable by an app or directory

Node value

The node value must be yes or no.



This element allows a podcaster to express which platforms are allowed to publicly display this feed and its contents. In its basic form, it is a direct drop-in replacement for the <itunes:block> tag, but allows for greater flexibility by the inclusion of the id attribute and by including multiple copies of itself in the feed.

Platforms should not ingest a feed for public display/use if their slug exists in the id of a yes block tag, or if an unbounded yes block tag exists (meaning block all public ingestion). Conversely, if a platform finds their slug in the id of a no block tag, they are free to ingest that feed for public display/usage.

In plain language, the sequence of discovery an ingesting platform should use is as follows:

  1. Does <podcast:block id="[myslug]">no</podcast:block> exist in this feed? Safe to ingest.
  2. Does <podcast:block id="[myslug]">yes</podcast:block> exist in this feed? Do not ingest.
  3. Does <podcast:block>yes</podcast:block> exist in this feed? Do not ingest.


Block everything:


Block nothing (same as not present:


Block only Google and Amazon:

<podcast:block id="google">yes</podcast:block> <podcast:block id="amazon">yes</podcast:block>

Block ever platform _except_ Google and Amazon:

<podcast:block>yes</podcast:block> <podcast:block id="google">no</podcast:block> <podcast:block id="amazon">no</podcast:block>

Platform support

Podcast apps

No podcast apps are known to support <podcast:block> at this time.

Publishing/hosting tools

Other apps and platforms

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