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Its ironic that the majority of people upset about HTG being cancelled and saying Leo is a fool were watching the shows in a way that was difficult at best to monetize the show . They posted most podcasts on youtube to get them out in wider view , not to generate revenue from youtube . Their sponsors want numbers , whos listening or viewing at "x" time , and the way they do that is subscriptions to their podcasts and views from their website .
Relying on Youtube for your business is a risky proposition , your content can be pulled , they can decide to change terms , run competing advertising to your advertisers effecting your potential revenue , etc.
As for Leo being foolish and doesn't know what hes doing , he's employing 20 or so people , owns property , and can take extensive vacations whenever he wants to , and has been doing it for a number of years . You can say he's annoying and abrasive , I find him annoying sometimes too , but I would say that he is successful in his endeavor .
Podcasts aren't radio , if you have a podcast you enjoy , spend a minute to find out how it's monetized , if it isn't strictly through youtube or whatever source you get it from , take the time to either support it (patreon) or subscribe directly so they have the numbers for potential sponsors , or don't be surprised if it ends . People have to eat .
Turn that $*!# UP!! --Beethoven