The Siri podcast feature was designed for the HomePod in mind, and it’s designed for hands-free situations.
The short version of what this company does is making it possible to transcribe, organize, and search audio files.
If you are an iTunes U content creator, you won’t have to do much since Apple will be doing the transition. However, Apple recommends that institutions review current iTunes U Collections and remove outdated or unneeded content before the transition happens.
Apple changed the name of its podcast app from iTunes Podcasts to Apple Podcast. The move includes branding within iTunes, in the Podcasts app, and the Listen on Apple Podcast badge that replaces Listen on iTunes Podcasts.