As a podcast publisher, we’ve made a decision to reorganize our episodes. We had to change all episodes’ sound files as well as rename their metadata (e.g. titles) including the GUIDs. However, this resulted in a situation that all our episodes seem to be duplicated in the podcast feed in AntennaPod. However, if someone subscribes newly, there seems to be no duplication in their feed list. So, this problem affected our old subscribers which are more than tens of thousands.
I saw that this issue indicates that changing GUIDs results in that expected behavior. However, we had to change GUIDs because we splitted some episodes into multiple ones etc. That means, continuing with old GUIDs was not an option for our case. This is our podcast XML file: SÃ¶zler - Risale-i Nur Since we don’t want to lose our current subscribers, publishing reorganized version as a new podcast is not desirable for us.
I want to get some suggestions if there is a way to remove our old episodes from subscriber’s list in AntennaPod? Can we label our old episodes in our podcast XML file as deprecated and change the behavior of AntennaPod to not show them at all or delete them?