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I'm seeing what may be an issue with using Podtrac to track podcast metrics on our Squarespace hosted podcast.

Episodes that have the Podtrac metrics tracking prefix are not playable or downloadable through the website, and appear to be unplayable or downloadable through the Apple Podcast app as well. This appears to be affecting older episodes that were downloadable and playable, and I have confirmed that these episodes are following the instructions give on both the Podtrac site and Squarespace.

Here's an example that is not playing: [website] [Apple Podcasts]

Here's an example that is now playing after removing the Podtrac prefix: [website] [Apple Podcasts]

Is anyone else seeing these issues or have any ideas on workarounds or how to fix this?


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I'm seeing this, too. It's happening in all podcast apps, but it's only randomly affecting people. I can't reproduce it, but lots of people can. Removing the Podtrac prefix solves the problem. 


UPDATE: Now it's happening to everyone, myself included. 


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