Regarding Amazon, “Alexa” means their Alexa Voice Service which includes third party services (like our skills) and other related Software.
When you use this skill you have to talk to Alexa. This voice input is sent to Amazon and us where we use it to understand what our skill should do for you. This is absolutely necessary for our service to give you an appropriate answer.
We never collect or share personal data with our skills. We do not save any data in our databases. We do connect to https://anchor.fm as they have the feed of a small podcast which is shared the information and then passed to Alexa.