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Buzzcast

English, News, 1 seasons, 131 episodes, 4 days 17 hours 29 minutes
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Buzzcast is a roundtable discussion about podcasting from the people at Buzzsprout. We'll cover current events and news, podcast strategy, tools we are using, and dip into the Customer Support mailbag to test our podcasting knowledge. If you want to stay up-to-date on what's working in podcasting, Buzzcast is the show for you.
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The Ethical Dilemma Of Automatic Ad-Skipping

We discuss our plans for Podfest's 10-year anniversary and how we aim to bring a large group of Buzzsprout podcasters along. So, if you've been tuning into Buzzcast regularly, this is your chance to join us at the year's biggest podcasting event!Have you ever wondered how to leverage social media to expand your podcast? We've got some answers for you. In our discussion, we introduce Social Octopus, the game-changer in creating social media clips for podcasts. We also dissect the rebranding of Podinbox to Fanlist and why fans are the real powerhouses in the podcasting world. Then, we dive into the top podcasts of the year according to Spotify and Apple, and the exciting Podroll feature that empowers users to recommend their favorite podcasts. We steer the conversation to a more controversial aspect of podcasting - ad-skipping. We unpack the ethical and legal implications of ad-skipping on podcasts and how the Audia app, which allows users to sk
08/12/20231 hour 4 minutes 4 seconds
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Buzzsprout's Support Shift Project + What Makes Our Support Remarkable!

Ever wondered how customer support could shape your podcasting experience? This week on Buzzcast, we're joined by the head of our support team, Priscilla Brooke. We're buzzing about a new project where every team member, from co-founders to developers to designers, will be working support shifts for the next month! We believe this will bring everyone closer to our podcasting community and foster fresh improvements to our platform and services. Our team members working support shifts is more than just a change of routine. It's a deep dive into the mind of our podcasting community, the highs and lows of their content creation journey, their challenges, and their triumphs. It's the essence of the empathy we harbor, which we believe fuels great customer support. We're also eager to share what we've learned about effective, friendly and supportive communication with our customers. Listen in as Priscilla unveils the four pillars of communication tha
24/11/202348 minutes 43 seconds
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Podroll: Buzzsprout's Newest Feature For Podcast Discovery!

In this episode, the hosts unveil a unique podcast recommendation feature called Podroll and how it could reshape podcast discoverability.We&apos;re also thrilled about the newest Buzzsprout Conversations episode featuring Jack Rhysider, the man behind the popular Darknet Diaries podcast. And finally, from transcription services to the greatest gear RØDE has to offer, we hear from podcasters what they have on their holiday wishlist. View the DISCUSSION THREAD on Twitter/X!Links mentioned in this episode:Buzzsprout Podcast Stats Delay: What Happened?Buzzcast Episode: The Day Podcasts StoppedBuzzsprout Conversations: How Jack Rhysider Creates Darknet Diaries<a href='https://youtu
10/11/20231 hour 12 minutes 16 seconds
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Everything We Know About Podcasts On YouTube

We&apos;ve scored an opportunity to peek into YouTube&apos;s RSS ingestion process, and we&apos;re taking a detailed look at the challenges podcasters face with YouTube integration. We compare YouTube views to podcast downloads, understanding YouTube&apos;s terms of service and discussing the technical prowess needed for Buzzsprout to fetch YouTube stats. We&apos;ll also debate the pros and cons of YouTube&apos;s podcasting strategy and the impact it has on content creators. As we wrap up, we&apos;ll explore the ripple effect of iOS 17 on podcast downloads and the potential repercussions of Spotify&apos;s guest tagging feature.  And in the Sound-Off segment we&apos;ve got a special surprise - we&apos;re gifting one lucky listener their wishlist item! View the DISCUSSION THREAD on Twitter/X!Stories mentioned in this episode:<a href='https://podnews.net/press-r
27/10/20231 hour 13 minutes 29 seconds
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Podcast Burnout: How To Hit Pause Without Losing Your Audience

Taking a break from podcasting may sound impossible, but we have some advice that could help make taking time off a reality! Buzzsprout co-founder Tom Rossi joins us this episode to share stories from Rails World in Amsterdam last week and discuss why podcasters feel the need to never stop producing content.  We&apos;re also sharing some invaluable insights from Jack Rhysider&apos;s  recent three-month hiatus from Darknet Diaries. Get ready to dispel fears about losing listeners and income streams during breaks as we unfold how stepping back can reboot your mental well-being as well as your podcast&apos;s health.View this episode&apos;s discussion thread on Twitter/X!Links mentioned in this episode:Rails WorldBuzzsprout Conversations<a href='https://www.bloomberg.com/news
13/10/202358 minutes 5 seconds
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Buzzsprout Meetup: Our Epic Adventure Recap And This Month's Top Podcast Stories!

We&apos;re back! Join us as we recount our adventures at the Buzzsprout meetup in sunny Orlando, Florida, and explore the transformative power of team retreats!In this episode, we discuss the demise of Google&apos;s podcast platform and its impact on third-party apps. Then we take a deep-dive into the newest updates to Apple and how to leverage B2B podcasting to get hired for a branded podcast. Moreover, we raise the alarm on a disconcerting new trend plaguing the industry – podcast scams, including the notorious Kast Media scandal.View the DISCUSSION THREAD on Twitter!BUZZSPROUT COMPANY MEETUPCheck out our podcast-themed breakfast!GOOGLE PODCASTSGoogle Pod
29/09/20231 hour 14 minutes 2 seconds
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Buzzcast Mailbag: Strategies for Podcast Guests, Cover Art, Subscriptions, and More!

While the hosts are out, the team at Buzzsprout is answering the listener-submitted questions about podcasting, from understanding episode types to creating eye-catching cover art and tackling the enigma that is podcast metrics.Links mentioned in this episode: Episode Types:How to make a great podcast trailerCover Art:OnlyPod Cover Art PreviewGoogle FontsMyFontsWhat the FontGIMP Image EditorAdobe ExpressCanvaFiverrMidjourneyStats:<a hre
15/09/202335 minutes 1 second
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The Biggest Stories From Podcast Movement 2023

What was it like to spend three days in the midst of a bustling expo hall with six stages? That&apos;s precisely what we tackled at the Podcast Movement Conference in Denver. The experience was full of highs and lows, from the confusing Denver Airport and emergency evacuations, to making heartening connections within the podcasting community.  Through it all, we heard updates and announcements from podcasting&apos;s heavy-hitters; YouTube, Spotify, and Apple! View the DISCUSSION THREAD on Twitter!YOUTUBEYouTube announced that by the end of the year, they will ingest RSS Feeds, podcasts will be available globally, and users will even be able to add RSS Feeds to YouTube Music (including private ones!)SPOTIFY</
01/09/20231 hour 8 minutes 40 seconds
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Discover Your Podcasting Strengths And Weaknesses

 We&apos;re talking about Podcast Movement, and we&apos;ve got the insider scoop on everything from our plans to the meetup we&apos;re hosting for Buzzsprout podcasters. And if that isn&apos;t intriguing enough, we&apos;re unraveling the mystery of Denver Airport. From gargoyles and secret messages to conspiracy theories about aliens and the New World Order, we&apos;re diving headfirst into the enigmatic lore surrounding this locale.Do you know your strengths and weaknesses as a podcaster? We took the PodScore quiz from PodPros and really loved the results! Then we congratulate Descript and Squadcast for their integration and take a look at podcast tattoos. View the DISCUSSION THREAD on Twitter/X!PODCAST MOVEMENT DENVERWe&apos;re hosting a Buzzsprout Meetup at Podcast Movement and would love to see you there! To get on
18/08/20231 hour 9 minutes 44 seconds
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Why Fake Podcasts Are Taking Over Social Media with Tom Rossi

Tom Rossi joins us as we take a deep-dive into the bizarre world of fake podcasts on platforms like TikTok and Twitter, unmasking the intentions behind these deceitful strategies. From an analysis of Twitter&apos;s recent rebranding to a conversation about the sponsorship opportunity to Rails World, this episode is loaded with insights for all podcast enthusiasts.We&apos;re thrilled to announce a new Buzzsprout Conversations video with the incredible radio host, MTV VJ, and co-founder of podcasting, Adam Curry. Also, we delve into the potential of TikTok&apos;s new feature that allows podcasters to link their RSS feed to the platform. And did you know that some libraries offer recording booths for patrons? Discover more such intriguing nuggets in this episode of Buzzcast!View the DISCUSSION THREAD on Twitter!Special thanks to Tom Rossi for joining us! You can find him on Twitter (X)
04/08/20231 hour 14 minutes 23 seconds
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Should You Promote Your Podcast On Meta's Threads?

In this episode, we explore Cohost AI&apos;s newest features and how these tools can help you become a more efficient podcaster. We dive into Meta&apos;s new social media app, Threads, examining its features and considering its potential as a promotional tool. Then, we take a look at Pocket Cast&apos;s Wear OS app for Android watches. Lastly, we discuss the Huberman Lab podcast and its interesting effect on Americans&apos; obsession with health.  Join us in this exciting episode as we navigate through the worlds of tech, podcasting, and outdoor adventures. One thing&apos;s for sure - you&apos;re in for a treat!View the DISCUSSION THREAD on Twitter!NEW COHOST AI TOOLSCohost AI now helps with your podcast marketing workflow! It creates three tweets and writes a draft blog
21/07/202355 minutes 28 seconds
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The Secret To Long-Term Podcasting: What Sets Successful Podcasters Apart

In this episode, we kick things off with a spotlight on KidsPod, an interactive platform that lets kids draw and color while they listen. We also draw a comparison with another kids podcast app, Kids Listen, highlighting the unique features and benefits that make KidsPod stand out. But that’s not all; we also delve into Apple Podcasts&apos; efforts to improve discoverability for niche podcasts, and SXM&apos;s shut-down of the popular podcast app, Stitcher.Then we discuss strategies for overcoming podcasting hurdles, emphasizing the importance of playing the long game, letting passion lead, and the significance of co-hosts in podcasting in terms of the accountability and consistency they bring. And finally, we discuss a new Guinness World Record set by a podcaster and wonder what records we could break. View the DISCUSSION THREAD on Twitter!KIDSPOD<a href='https://ki
07/07/20231 hour 7 minutes 28 seconds
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Could AI Turn Your Podcast Into A Best-Selling Book?

Can you spot the difference between a real podcast and a fake one? Join us on this episode as we put our skills to the test in a thrilling game of podcast fact or fiction. Then discover Podium&apos;s innovative new product, Podbook, which offers a new way for podcasters to repurpose their content. Finally, we examine way podcasts have shaped the entertainment industry over the last 20 years. View the DISCUSSION THREAD on Twitter!PODBOOK BY PODIUMPodbook is an AI-powered application that will transform your podcast into a book! It is currently in closed beta. Add yourself to the waitlist to try it out.Read the Huberman Lab example20 YEARS OF PODCASTING<a href='ht
23/06/20231 hour 2 minutes 46 seconds
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Apple Podcasts Puts Episode Artwork in the Spotlight!

In this episode, we&apos;re excited to share updates to Co-Host AI, a feature that&apos;s received outstanding feedback from our podcasters and Facebook group. We discuss the advantages of this integrated feature, how it differentiates from other services, and improvements made to its transcription editor since its launch, covering the quality of the transcription engine, AI technology, and the innovative new editor functionalities, such as assigning speaker roles. Plus, we delve into the importance of episode artwork and how Apple Podcasts is making it a priority in the podcasting world, with unique and memorable artwork being the key to standing out.Lastly, we touch on YouTube&apos;s potential impact on podcast advertising and the consequences of their new approach. With YouTube&apos;s lack of pass-through RSS ingestion, will podcasters still be willing to distribute to their platform? Join us as we explore this fascinating topic, share our pre-recording rituals, and eve
09/06/20231 hour 4 minutes 52 seconds
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Elevate Your Podcast Game with Cohost AI

In this episode, we&apos;re diving into the groundbreaking world of artificial intelligence and its impact on podcasting with Buzzsprout&apos;s new Cohost AI integration. We share our thoughts on how this innovative tool automatically transcribes, creates titles, summaries, chapter markers, and more while saving you precious time and reducing stress in your workflow.But it&apos;s not just about the technical side of podcasting; we also discuss the vital role ratings and reviews play in connecting with your audience and providing essential social proof for potential new listeners. From our own experiences of reading reviews before deciding to listen to a new podcast, to creative strategies for encouraging your listeners to leave reviews, we cover it all.And finally, we explore the surprising benefits and connections that can arise from the act of podcasting itself. Listen as we highlight the unique relational aspects of podcasting and the low-risk, rewarding exper
26/05/20231 hour 3 minutes 37 seconds
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Apple Drops Episode Numbers: Why You Still Shouldn't Add Them To Your Title

In this episode, we discuss the recent updates in the podcasting industry, including Jordan&apos;s experience at Podconf, Buzzsprout&apos;s newest features, YouTube Music&apos;s official launch of podcasts, and the debate surrounding the inclusion of episode numbers in podcast titles after Apple Podcasts removed them in a recent update. Kevin also shares a cautionary tale about spoiler-filled companion podcasts.View the DISCUSSION THREAD on Twitter! 📣 SOUND-OFF QUESTION: What is an unexpected outcome you&apos;ve had from creating a podcast?To have your response featured on our next episode, leave a voice message at podinbox.com/buzzsprout, send a boostagram, or tweet the answer @BuzzcastPodcast!PODCONFJordan had a great time at
12/05/20231 hour 12 minutes 31 seconds
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RØDE Reveals Epic New Podcast Gear!

In this episode, the hosts review RØDE&apos;s newest podcast products, share tips on making an unscripted podcast sound professional, and read a hilarious listener email. View the DISCUSSION THREAD on Twitter!📣 SOUND-OFF QUESTION: What podcasting-related conspiracy to you believe? To have your response featured on our next episode, leave a voice message at podinbox.com/buzzsprout, send a boostagram, or tweet the answer @BuzzcastPodcast!Slow Clap For The Buzzcast Team Special thanks to Marcos for sending a listener email like we&apos;ve never seen before!Flipping The ScriptThe Art of Making a Good Unscripted PodcastRØDE&apos;s Biggest Product Anno
28/04/202349 minutes 11 seconds
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Buzzcast 100: Trivia, Tech, and Podcaster Dating Tips!

On this special 100th episode of Buzzcast, the hosts take a trip down memory lane with trivia and a look back at how the show started and progressed over time. They also discuss the latest in podcasting technology with a location-based audio app and creative ways AI can help improve your podcast workflow. And for all the podcasters looking for love, the hosts share some dating advice based on a recent New York Times article. View the DISCUSSION THREAD on Twitter!📣 SOUND-OFF QUESTION: What is the biggest mistake you&apos;ve ever made in podcasting, and what did you learn from it?To have your response featured on our next episode, leave a voice message at podinbox.com/buzzsprout, send a boostagram, or tweet the answer @BuzzcastPodcast!AUTIO
14/04/20231 hour 10 minutes 13 seconds
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Shaping the Future of Podcasting: Standards and Innovation

In this episode, Kevin explains why the Podcast Standards Project is important to the podcasting space, the hosts talk about Buzzsprout&apos;s newest features and updates, and test out how to add a podcast to YouTube. View this episode&apos;s DISCUSSION THREAD on Twitter!📣 SOUND-OFF QUESTION: What are some creative ways AI can help your podcast workflow? To have your response featured on our next episode, leave a voice message at podinbox.com/buzzsprout, send a boostagram, or tweet the answer @BuzzcastPodcast!PODCAST STANDARDS PROJECTThe Podcast Standards Project is an organization working to establish open standards in podcasting and enable innovation in the podcast industry. NEW BUZ
31/03/20231 hour 5 minutes 17 seconds
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Spotify's Latest Changes: What You Need To Know with Krystal Proffitt

In this episode, Krystal Proffitt joins Jordan and Kevin to talk about what happened at Podcast Movement Evolutions in Las Vegas and how to access all of Spotify&apos;s newest features. View the DISCUSSION THREAD on Twitter!Visit Krystal&apos;s website at https://krystalproffitt.com/ to find her amazing podcasting resources and follow her podcast! PODCAST MOVEMENT EVOLUTIONShttps://evolutions.podcastmovement.com/PODNEWS REPORT CARDPodtrac Podcast Platform DataPodnews Report CardSPOTIFY&apos;S NEWEST ANNOUNCEMENTShttps://podcasters.spotify.com
17/03/20231 hour 7 minutes 54 seconds
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Buzzsprout Conversations: How to Grow Your Podcast in 2023

In this episode of Buzzsprout Conversations, we interview Ross, host of the Smells Like Humans podcast. We discuss his process for using Buzzsprout Ads, how he grew to over 7,000 downloads per month, and why feedback is essential for podcast success.  Click here to watch the video version on YouTube!Smells Like Humans is a weekly podcast dedicated to bringing a humorous perspective to quirky and curious aspects of human behavior. Check them out here: https://www.smellslikehumanspodcast.com/<a rel="payment" href="https://www.buzzsprout.com/231452/s
03/03/202327 minutes 3 seconds
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Podcasts Finally Added To YouTube Music!

In this episode, Alban shares everything YouTube announced at Hot Pod Summit, the hosts talk about why NPR&apos;s student guide to podcasting should be integrated into broadcasting curriculum, and why podcasting is the loneliest medium. View the DISCUSSION THREAD on Twitter!HOT POD SUMMITAlban attended his first Hot Pod Summit in New York this year. PODCASTS ON YOUTUBE MUSICYouTube announced that podcasts are coming to YouTube Music. They&apos;re looking at having a cross-platform experience with both video and audio-only podcasts. <a href='https://support.google.com/youtube/thread/18138167?hl=en#:~:text=%5BFebruary%2015%2C%202023%5D%20Testing%20the%20ability%20to%20create
03/03/202352 minutes 48 seconds
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The Next Generation Of Podcast Editors

In this episode, the hosts play a game of Listen, Subscribe, Delete, test out Adobe&apos;s new Podcast Beta, and discuss a recent example of why the rss namespace is so important to the podcast industry.View this episode&apos;s DISCUSSION THREAD on Twitter!APPLE PODCASTS HOST &amp; GUEST IMAGESFor more information, check out the Guest &amp; Host Image Support PageFeatures like this could be easily implemented using the podcast namespace, Buzzsprout already has the host images ready for the platforms!ADOBE PODCAST BETATest out Adobe&apos;s new AI-powered software, Adobe Podcast, currently free while in beta!HINDENBURG P
17/02/202357 minutes 21 seconds
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The Best Buzzsprout Feature That You Probably Overlooked

In this episode, while Alban and Kevin share their biggest takeaways from Podfest Expo, Jordan gets excited about a new podcast conference in the Pacific Northwest. Find out what Buzzsprout feature most people don&apos;t notice, hear the newest Spotify conspiracy theory, and get an update on Buzzsprout Subscriptions. View this episode&apos;s DISCUSSION THREAD on Twitter!PODFEST EXPOKevin and Alban are back from Podfest Expo in Orlando! One of their main takeaways? People don&apos;t seem to know about one of our most powerful tools, Dynamic Content.  PODCONFJordan is going to the Pacific Northwest&apos;s first podcast conference, PodConf, which is happening in Portland on April 29th!CONSPIRACY: SPOTIFY ADS
03/02/202355 minutes 5 seconds
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Earn Passive Income With Buzzsprout Subscriptions! with Cameron Moll

In this episode, Cameron Moll (Buzzsprout&apos;s VP Design) swings by to chat about what went into this year&apos;s Buzzsprout Backtracks. Then the hosts unveil Buzzsprout&apos;s latest and greatest feature: Buzzsprout Subscriptions! View this episode&apos;s discussion thread on Twitter!ALBAN&apos;S POD-CAST Alban did, in-fact, break his wrist attempting to learn to snow board. Let it be known: Jordan was only joking about podcasters signing his arm cast at Podfest and she will not be held responsible for any sign-and-run incidents that occur during Alban&apos;s attendance.  BUZZSPROUT BACKTRACKSOur podcasters&apos; year-in-review email got a little upgrade! To find more Buzzsprout Backtracks in the wild, search #BuzzsproutBacktracks on socials. BUZZ
20/01/20231 hour 11 minutes 5 seconds
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Podcasting Trends That Should Stay In 2022

In this episode, the hosts go behind the scenes of the newest Buzzsprout YouTube video, review the beta of OP3&apos;s show stats page, and discuss which podcasting trends should never be brought back. View this episode&apos;s discussion thread on Twitter!PODCASTING: 2022 YEAR IN REVIEW VIDEOWatch the video that deep dives into the wild west that was podcasting in 2022!SHAMELESS ACQUISITION TARGET&apos;S FINAL EPISODEEp 6 | What Happened: The Musical! (Feat. Ira Glass)OP3 SHOW STATS PAGEhttps://op3.dev/Take a peek at Buzzcast&apos;s show stats page
06/01/20231 hour 8 minutes 52 seconds
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2023 Podcast Predictions

In this episode, the hosts share their listening rituals, finally settle which day of the week is best for publishing, and reveal their podcast predictions for 2023. View this episode&apos;s discussion thread on Twitter!AI VIDEOS FOR SOCIALAudioLabs is a service that lets podcasters make videos from audio-only podcasts. + FOLLOW ON APPLE PODCASTSiOS 16.2 update added the word &quot;Follow&quot; to the minimal plus button that comes with a nice animation when clicked.BUZZSPROUT YEAR-IN-REVIEW EMAILKeep an eye out in January for your Buzzsprout podcast review email! This will be a good one! KEY LISTENING MOMENTSAudacy recently published &quot;State of Audio: 11 Moments That Matter&quot;, which dives into how listen
23/12/20221 hour 9 minutes 26 seconds
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Why Our Last Episode Got 42.5% More Downloads

In this episode, the hosts experiment with growing their audience, try to reach the pinnacle of success on IMDB, discuss the benefits of spatial audio for podcasts, and let an AI bot write Buzzsprout&apos;s catchy new theme song. FOLLOW-UP: PODCAST RECORDED IN FIGHTER JEThttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_J040T9HiUMAKE IT IMDB OFFICIALGet credit as a &quot;podcaster&quot; on your own IMDB page. These professions can be selected by IMDbPro customers via the primary profession control page, and searched for in the IMDbPro Discover feature.THE LAST YARDRead the blog that made history:https://podnews.net/article/the-last-yard-adam-curry<b
09/12/20221 hour 15 minutes 18 seconds
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Apple's Hidden Project To Help Podcasts Get Discovered

In this episode, the hosts reveal how Apple Podcasts is quietly helping listeners find more podcasts, discuss what the future holds for AI-generated podcasting content, and review YouTube&apos;s guide to podcasting on its platform. They also share what they&apos;re thankful (and maybe not-so-thankful) for this holiday season. SOUND TREATMENTEarthworks ETHOS Feltright Felt TilesKevin&apos;s Bass TrapsAPPLE EPISODE TOPIC TAGSBumper Blog: Apple is quietly tagging podcast episodes by topicSee if your podcast has been tagged using <a href='https://podnews.net/article/
25/11/20221 hour 15 minutes 29 seconds
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How Amazon Music Is Shaking Up The Competition

In this episode, the hosts fess up to which microphone is their guilty pleasure, talk about what&apos;s new at Buzzsprout, discuss why Amazon&apos;s latest move spells trouble for Spotify, and—wait, who&apos;s Breakmaster Cylinder?!PRETTY MICS &amp; STUFFRØDE XHyperX QuadCast S (Jordan&apos;s guilty pleasure)Shure Super 55 (picture of red &amp; black edition)Shure Super 55 (silver &amp; blue)Earthworks ETHOS <a href='https://focusrite.com/en/usb-audio-interface/vocaster/vocaster-one
11/11/20221 hour 1 minute 17 seconds
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Podcasting Horror Stories

In this episode, the hosts speculate on the future of podcasts on YouTube and TikTok, Jordan reads some mildly spooky stories of podcasting mishaps, and Alban and Kevin explain why Pocket Casts going open source is such a big deal to the industry.PODCASTS ON CASETTEhttps://podnews.net/press-release/canadian-politics-is-boring-cassettePOCKETCASTS NOW OPEN SOURCEhttps://blog.pocketcasts.com/2022/10/19/pocket-casts-mobile-apps-are-now-open-source/YOUTUBE ANNOUNCES AUDIO ADShttps://www.
28/10/202251 minutes 28 seconds
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The Importance of Owning Your Show: A Spotify Exclusive Cautionary Tale

In this episode, the hosts reveal the newest Buzzsprout feature (Episode Footers), talk about lessons learned after Spotify axes exclusive shows, Alban gives his take on the iHeart mobile gaming scandal, and Jordan shares how she stumbled upon the original (Victorian) Ghostbusters.GAMING THE SYSTEM (FROM 9/29/2022 EPISODE)https://www.buzzsprout.com/231452/11409852Podcasters Are Buying Millions of Listeners Through Mobile-Game Adsby Ashley Carman, Bloomberghttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-09-27/inside-podcasters-explosive-audience-growthNEW FEATURE: EPISODE FOOTERShttps://www.buzzsprout.com/new/74-episode-footerThe Episode Footer is the easiest way to add the same information t
14/10/202258 minutes 35 seconds
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Get Millions of Downloads by Gaming the System

In this episode, Tom Rossi joins Jordan and Kevin to discuss ways to celebrate International Podcast Day, why farming downloads isn&apos;t an effective growth hack, the significance Serial had on the podcasting world, what we can learn from audio fiction podcasts, and the importance of owning your podcast.INTERNATIONAL PODCAST DAYFriday, September 30thhttps://internationalpodcastday.com/WHAT&apos;S NEW IN DIRECTORIESGoodpods added!Stitcher &amp; Pandora removed (for now).GAMING THE SYSTEMPodcasters Are Buying Millions of Listeners Through Mobile-Game Adsby Ashley Carman, Bloomberghttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-09-27/inside-podcasters-explosive-audience-growth155,000 PROLIFIC PODCASTS?<a href='https://www.a
30/09/20221 hour 6 minutes 4 seconds
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Buzzsprout Turns 13 + New Apple Podcasts Updates + Spotify Snuffs Out App Developers + Podcasts Now On Vinyl!

🎉 Happy Birthday, Buzzsprout! In this episode, the hosts take a look back on some funny moments in Buzzsprout&apos;s history, review the latest and greatest Apple Podcasts updates, discuss the dilemma of businesses relying on Spotify, and decide whether or not vinyl is a viable product for podcasters.NEW APPLE PODCASTS UPDATEShttps://podcasters.apple.com/4359-ios-16-whats-new-for-apple-podcastsThe new iOS 16 update comes with some great updates for Apple Podcasts! We really like the updated Now Playing screen, Sleep Timer, and Live Captions. However, with the update including the removal of podcast title in the Browse section, be sure that your podcast title is clear on the cover artwork. Buzzsprout&apos;s Artwork Resources: How to Design Stunning Podcast Artwork</
16/09/20221 hour 1 minute 23 seconds
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YouTube and Twitter and Crickets, Oh My! + New Apple Podcasts Subscriptions Charts + Joe Rogan Not Recommended by Spotify

In this episode, the hosts recount their week in Dallas for Podcast Movement, review Apple Podcasts&apos; new subscription charts, weigh in on the new Twitter &amp; YouTube podcast announcements, and discuss Dan Misener&apos;s findings after mapping out the Spotify podcast recommendations.PODCAST MOVEMENThttps://podcastmovement.com/Crickets aside, it was a good time! NEW APPLE PODCASTS CHARTShttps://podcasters.apple.com/4085-introducing-new-apple-podcasts-chartsThe latest charts from Apple Podcasts allow listeners to browse the top 100 shows and channels with a subscription. YOUTUBE PODCAST LANDING PAGEhttps://techcrunch.com/2022/08/22/youtube-launches-a-dedicated-podcasts-homepag
02/09/20221 hour 6 minutes 36 seconds
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90's Televangelist Aesthetic

In this episode, the hosts discuss how podcasts are transitioning from pay-to-play to pay-to-work, find a bug in Apple&apos;s new social card updates, try some new angles with Riverside&apos;s updated features, praise the Shameless Acquisition Target podcast, and Kevin drops a bombshell that doesn&apos;t quite land.PODCAST PAYOLAhttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-08-03/podcast-guests-can-pay-big-money-to-be-on-top-showsPodcasters charging guests for appearances could be in violation of FTC guidelines. PODCAST INTERNSHIP RE-BRANDhttps://thisisthesqueeze.substack.com/p/unpaid-internship-rebrands-as-a-4000?utm_source=emailUnpaid internship rebrands as a training that charges $4000 to take part in. 
19/08/202250 minutes 39 seconds
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Armchair Treasure Hunter

In this episode, the hosts plan a Podcast Movement pop-up party, embark on a digital treasure hunt, discuss BJ Novak&apos;s new podcaster movie, decide that The Jerky Boys were the first podcasters, and give an exciting Buzzsprout Ads update.PODCAST MOVEMENT 2022https://2022.podcastmovement.com/Buzzsprout will be there! Come to our booth to sign up for the pop-up party &amp; play Mic or Mike? for the chance to win a super cool Buzzsprout tshirt!X MARKS THE SPOT PODCASThttps://www.xmtspodcast.com/A 9 episode series about Forest Fenn, a man who hid a 12th century bronze chest with $2 million worth of treasure somewhere in the Rocky Mountains in 2010. The twist? X Marks The Spot podcast is hosting their own digital treasure hunt worth $50k.AMAZON MUSIC STATShttps://podcasters.amazon.c
05/08/202255 minutes 48 seconds
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Stranger Than Fanfiction

In this episode, the hosts discuss &quot;The Standards Innovation Paradox&quot;, weigh the pros and cons of multiple Facebook profiles, wonder at fanfiction about podcast hosts, and the truth is revealed about which one is an internet creep.ACAST &amp; PODCHASER🎉 Congrats to both!https://podnews.net/press-release/acast-podchaserDeal totals $34 million ($27.2 million initial &amp; $6.8 million earn-out clause). Podchaser will operate as a separate brand and independent business. Will give Acast&apos;s advertisers better data to target ads. THE PODCAST QUIZhttps://podcastfont.com/Quiz.htmlPODDLEhttps://poddle.podchaser.com/HEARDLEhttps://www.spotify.
22/07/202256 minutes 7 seconds
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Failing Upwards with Matt Rideout & Tom Rossi

While Alban and Kevin are out, Jordan has Buzzsprout Facebook Group Moderator, Matt Rideout, and the Co-Founder of Buzzsprout, Tom Rossi, on the show. In this episode, the hosts hash out the results of Sounds Profitable&apos;s &quot;The Creators&quot; report, discover how to get featured in Spotify, &amp; chat about Reddit&apos;s new feature: Reddit Talks!Thanks to Matt Rideout for guesting on this episode &amp; telling us all about being in live radio!  You can find his podcast, Wax Wednesday, here: https://lnns.co/-X9lUBrtw4sBUZZCAST UPDATESThanks to Claire for writing in about your experience at the Podcast Show in London! Check out Claire&apos;s podcast, The Silent Why! https://www.thesilentwhy.com/Buzzsprout Ads payout has rolled out! https://buzzsprout.com/adsTHE CREATORS BY SOUNDS PROF
08/07/20221 hour 3 minutes 32 seconds
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Do Not Go Gentle Into That Metaverse

In this episode, the hosts share news of a new Buzzsprout feature, and discuss the Apple Podcasts search function, QR codes, AI tech in podcasting, and podcasts in the metaverse.Buzzsprout Share PageThis page contains all of your directory links and social media channels. This way followers can easily listen through their favorite podcasting app! https://www.buzzsprout.com/help/94-sharing-your-podcastApple Podcasts SearchApple Podcasts discloses how their search in the app works &amp; how to optimize your podcast for ranking in their resultshttps://podcasters.apple.com/support/3686-search-on-apple-podcastsPodcasting Q&amp;A Episode: SEO for Podcasts https://pqa.buzzsprout.com/328913/10675064-seo-for-podc
24/06/20221 hour 11 minutes 40 seconds
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The Great Splatter Debate

In this episode, the hosts get in a heated debate about the speckled design on the new Focusrite Vocaster, discuss podcast NFTs, speculate over the most recent announcements from Apple&apos;s Worldwide Developer Conference, and a listener&apos;s theory might be the solution to the decline of podcast ratings.Podcast NFTsIf you&apos;re curious about the sea-themed audio NFT website we discuss, check it out here (buyer beware): https://podfriends.ioTo hear the ReplyAll NFT, listen to their episode &quot;#185 The Rainbow Chain&quot; here: https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all/j4he7a7/185-the-rainbow-chainCrypto Island podcast: https://podnews.net/podcast/i9yktPodcast Show Londonthepodcastshowlondon.com<br/
10/06/20221 hour 5 minutes 58 seconds
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Do We Need To Mark This Explicit? with Jonathan Swenson

While Alban and Kevin are off to the Podcast Show in London, Jordan has Buzzsprout Facebook Group Moderator, Jonathan Swenson, on the show. In this episode, the hosts discuss the new Buzzsprout Ads rollout, the announcement of Apple Podcasts Delegated Delivery integration, Spotify&apos;s newest mishaps, the new RØDECaster Pro II, and play a friendly game of Poddle. Thanks to Jonathan Swenson for guesting on this episode!  You can find his podcasts here: Halfwit History: https://www.halfwit-history.com/Halfwits &amp; Failed Crits: https://www.halfwitsfailedcrits.com/Jonathan&apos;s Twitter: @jaygswensonBUZZSPROUT ADSBuzzcast Bonus Episode: https://buzzcast.buzzsprout.com/231452/10661774-buzzsprout-
26/05/202245 minutes 33 seconds
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Buzzsprout Ads Have Arrived!

In this bonus episode, Alban &amp; Kevin announce Buzzsprout&apos;s latest feature: Buzzsprout Ads, and go into detail about how it works &amp; its game-changing effect on podcast monetization. For more info about Buzzsprout Ads:https://www.buzzsprout.com/help/175-buzzsprout-adsSupport the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and @JordanPods• Send a &quot;boostagram&quot; through Fountain or Castamatic• Email us at [email protected] for listening &amp; keep podcasti
23/05/202232 minutes 23 seconds
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Best Podcast Ever! (3 Stars) + Industry Insights with Tom Webster

In this episode, the hosts get fact-checked about Apple Podcasts episode artwork, discuss the new IAB Podcast Ad Revenue Study, and argue that it&apos;s not podcasts, but the listeners, that are the problem when it comes to ratings.  Tom Webster also drops in to share some exciting news &amp; actionable insights for the indie podcaster. Conan Shares His Theory About “The Daily” Podcast | Conan O’Brien Needs a Friendhttps://youtu.be/4ws7L3F8-kcTweets:https://twitter.com/mikiebarb/status/1524173124987674625?s=21&amp;t=PNmHKyPt3-N8rN_B6kbtWQApple Podcasts Episode ArtworkIf you use Apple Podcasts, please unfollow this podcast &amp; see if the episodic artwork shows for you. (Then follow us again ASAP!)Tweet us @Buzzsprout or send an email to [email protected] titled B
13/05/202256 minutes 34 seconds
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Meanwhile, in the Land of "Who Cares?"

In this episode, we reveal the new cohost of Buzzcast, chat about podcast merch, the pros and cons of premium podcast subscriptions, the death of live audio, and answer some Buzzsprout Facebook Community Questions.  Links from this episode:How To Start A Podcast (The Podcast)Buzzsprout Cotton Bureau MerchApple Podcast: Prepare for annual subscriptioin plansApple Podcast: New listening reports for subscriptionsFacebook is pulling back from its foray into podcasting<a href='https://podnews.net/uploads/spotify-greenroo
29/04/202259 minutes 48 seconds
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Alban's Conspiracy Episode with Arielle Nissenblatt

Welcome Arielle NissenblattFollow upLast week we talked about Spotify&apos;s new TikTok style podcast discovery. If you&apos;d like to check it out on iOS open Safari and go to spotify:internal:podcastclipsExplainer on TikTokspotify:internal:podcastclipsApple Podcasts Releases Follower NumbersFollowers = clicked the ⊕ follow button (similar to download numbers)Listeners = listened to 1 second (22%, 18%, 22%)Engaged listener = 20min or 40% of episode (14%, 14%, 20%)ACast Spam turned up to 11One podcast consultant reporting that Acast had spammed his client within seconds of signing wit
15/04/202254 minutes 52 seconds
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Every Big Update from Podcast Movement Evolutions with Sam Sethi

In this episode, Sam Sethi (cohost of PodLand News) joins the crew to break down all the big announcements at Podcast Movement Evolutions from the rise of TikTok for podcast discoverability to new updates from YouTube, Twitter, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts. Learn everything you need to know on this week&apos;s episode of Buzzcast!Special BuzzBoost Shoutouts to Ross, Kyrin, Carol, Dave, and Kyle for supporting the show.If you&apos;d like us to drop a Podcast Promo for your show into a future episode of Buzzcast, simply:Record a 30-second promo (with or without music)Email the audio file alongside a title and relevant links to [email protected] from this episode:PME Infinite Dial Insights [Alban&apos;s Twitter Thread]Spotify is testing a new &quot;<a href='https://podnews.net/upl
01/04/20221 hour 9 minutes 31 seconds
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YouTube Starts Paying for Podcast Content + The Ethics of Spamming Podcasters

In this episode, Jordan Blair joins the crew to discuss several innovative audio apps, why YouTube is paying podcasters to create video content, Apple Podcasts&apos; newest feature, and why companies are sending spam emails to podcasters.Special BuzzBoost Shoutouts to Kyrin, Dave, and Andy for supporting the show.Be sure to check out Jordan&apos;s podcast Dreamful on your favorite podcast listening app.Links from this episode:Racket launches an app for 99-second micro podcastsRun the airwaves with Amp, the live radio app from AmazonYouTube is reportedly paying podcast
18/03/202255 minutes 50 seconds
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Twitter Podcasts Leaks + How to Start a Podcast in 2022

In this episode, the crew discusses Alban&apos;s TikTok stardom, some indie podcast apps that are on the rise, and what we think of Twitter jumping into podcasts.Special BuzzBoost Shoutouts to Kyrin, Dave, Chris, Nick, and Eric for supporting the show. Links from this episode:In Defense of Third-Party Podcast Solutions (Chartable Article by Bryan Barletta)How to Start a Podcast is refreshed for 2022 feat. Alban, Gilon, and TravisFollow Buzzsprout on TikTokListen to the Buzzcast episode where we discussed going viral on TikTokSubmit your Fiction podcast to Apollo (Twitter thread)<a rel="payment" h
04/03/202249 minutes 4 seconds
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Apple Clarifies the New and Noteworthy Section + How to Earn Cryptocurrency From Your Listeners (and maybe a little Spotify news)

In this episode, the crew discusses Spotify&apos;s recent murders and acquisitions (*sorry* mergers and acquisitions), how to submit your show to be featured in Apple Podcasts, and why streaming cryptocurrency to your favorite podcaster may be the future of monetization.Shoutouts to Dave Jones at Podcast Index and Kyrin from the Mere Mortals podcast for sending us our first Satoshis!Value 4 Value:See which podcasts support &quot;value 4 value&quot;Download Castamatic from the iOS App StoreDM Kevin on Twitter to earn some free SatoshisUse CashApp&apos;s refer a frien
18/02/202251 minutes 24 seconds
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Joe Rogan, Misinformation, and Spotify

Note: This episode was recorded on Wednesday, February 2nd so we only address the controversy around covid misinformation in the Joe Rogan Experience. Since then there have been additional controversies about racist comments resulting in many episodes of the Joe Rogan Experience being removed from Spotify.-------------In this episode, the crew discusses Apple Podcasts&apos; resurgence in Buzzsprout&apos;s Global Stats, what&apos;s going on over at Spotify, and what it takes to make podcasting a full-time job.Upcoming Podcast Conferences:Podcast Movement Evolutions, March 23-26Blk Pod Festival, May 28-29Podfest Expo, May 26-29Links from this episode:Buzzsprout&apos;s Global Stats for Janua
04/02/202246 minutes 42 seconds
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Monetization for the Rest of Us + Designing Our Dream Podcast Microphone

In this episode, the crew discusses Riverside&apos;s new Android app, Travis&apos; propensity to leave Apple Podcasts reviews on his own shows, how the landscape of podcast monetization is shifting, and what features we&apos;d include in our dream podcast microphone.Support the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and @JordanPods• Send a &quot;boostagram&quot; through Fountain or Castamatic• Email us at [email protected] for listening &amp; keep podcasting!
21/01/202254 minutes 6 seconds
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Spotify Adds Ratings + 2022 Podcast Predictions

In this episode, the crew discusses Spotify&apos;s new podcast ratings, how to start a successful podcast in 2022, and what we predict will totally happen in the podcasting industry this year.Links from this episode:HTSAP Audio PodcastHTSAP VideoBuzzsprout CourseNext Level Tools to Power Up Your Podcast [Buzzsprout Overview]7x Tips to Avoid PODFADE in 2022Mic giveaway postSupport the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at <a href='https://twitter.com
07/01/202259 minutes 20 seconds
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Are Podcast Ads Changing Forever? + How to Make Your Own Podcast Directory

In this episode, the crew discusses our holiday plans, new features that were just introduced inside of Buzzsprout, the future of the podcast advertising ecosystem, and how to create a podcast directory as a marketing strategy for your show.Check out the totally legit bios written using the new host/co-host feature for each of us on the official Buzzcast website.Links from this episode:Add host &amp; co-host information to your Buzzsprout siteSay goodbye to your favorite podcast promo codes (The Verge Article)Travis&apos; new podcast directory: ICOCPodcasts.com<a rel="payment" href="https://www.buzzsprout.com/23
17/12/202148 minutes 7 seconds
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Is YouTube Podcasts Imminent?

In this episode, the crew discusses the Buzzsprout global stats for November, the rumor mill surrounding YouTube&apos;s potential push into podcasting, and what the new Infrastructure Bill passed by Congress means for value4value monetization.Links from this episode:Buzzsprout&apos;s Global Stats for NovemberMythbusting: are downloads from &apos;AppleCoreMedia&apos; mostly from Apple Podcasts?How to do value4value and earn Bitcoin from your podcastSupport the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke
03/12/202148 minutes 51 seconds
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Launch Your Podcasting Career with Twila Dang

Twila Dang, founder of Matriarch Digital Media, shares her journey of transitioning from radio to podcasting, why it&apos;s important to dream big, and some things you should know before joining a podcast network.Check out Matriarch Digital Media and follow Twila on TwitterSupport the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and @JordanPods• Send a &quot;boostagram&quot; through Fountain or Castamatic• Email us at [email protected] for listening &amp; keep podcasting!
26/11/20211 hour 7 minutes 45 seconds
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80 Pro Podcasting Tips + When To Monetize Your Podcast

In this episode, the crew breaks down Instagram&apos;s new Link Sticker, Alban gives us an update on the Facebook Podcasts rollout, and we share our favorite tips and strategies from our most recent blog post.Links from this episode:80 Podcasting Tips to Start a Successful Podcast [Blog]How to make your mic sound BETTER [Video]Can a Samson Q2U sound like a Shure SM7B? [Video]When should you monetize your podcast? [Video]Support the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfi
19/11/202137 minutes 15 seconds
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Spotify Launches Video Podcasts + Facebook Podcasts Stats and Submission Process

In this episode, the crew reminisces on the origins of the Buzzsprout YouTube channel, we discuss several updates to Facebook Podcasts (Google Podcasts), Spotify introducing video podcasts, and reveal the podcast setups that each person uses to record Buzzcast.YouTube videos we mention:Rode PodMic vs Audio-Technica ATR2100Best Podcast Microphones Under $100How to Start a Podcast: The Step-by-Step Guide [2021]Boom Arms we mention:Rode PSA 1 and PSA 1+Blue Compass</a
05/11/202157 minutes 34 seconds
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Why Apple Podcasts Automatically Downloads Your Episodes

In this episode, the crew recaps our trip to ShePodcasts Live, Apple&apos;s new article detailing how auto downloads work in Apple Podcasts, and Eric Nuzum&apos;s article with relevant tips for indie podcasters.Links from this episode:Automatic Downloads on Apple PodcastsFive Pieces of Advice for Those Interested in Podcasting by Eric NuzumSubscribe to Eric Nuzum&apos;s newsletter: The Audio InsurgentSupport these Buzzsprout podcasts:Marked Safe: A Disaster PodcastEclectic Stories of the Paranormal
22/10/202141 minutes 57 seconds
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Facebook Podcasts Update + Listener Q&A

In this episode, the crew discusses the fallout of the FB and IG blackout, what&apos;s going on with Facebook podcasts, why Heavyweight is going exclusive to Spotify, and answer some listener questions from Podcasting Q&amp;A.Register for ShePodcasts Live in Arizona and RSVP for the Buzzsprout meetup.Review Buzzcast in Podchaser or Apple Podcasts to let us know what you think of the show.Support the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, <a href='https://twitter.com/kfi
08/10/202145 minutes 59 seconds
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Going Viral on TikTok + Buzzcast's First Game Show

In this episode, Travis is back from paternity leave to discuss the new features rolling out to Buzzsprout customers, Alban breaks down how one podcast leveraged TikTok to 10x their audience, and we play the very first edition of &quot;This or That&quot;Links from this episode:The viral TikTok video that catapulted Marked Safe Podcasts&apos; downloads (mildly explicit)Alban&apos;s full breakdownReview Buzzcast in Podchaser or Apple Podcasts to let us know what you think of the show.Support the showContact Bu
24/09/202143 minutes 42 seconds
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*face palm*

This is what happens when Travis goes on Paternity Leave...Support the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and @JordanPods• Send a &quot;boostagram&quot; through Fountain or Castamatic• Email us at [email protected] for listening &amp; keep podcasting!
17/09/20211 minute 59 seconds
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Podcasting 2.0 with Dave Jones + Video Buzzcast Update

In this episode, the crew discusses why we&apos;re hitting pause on uploading Buzzcast to YouTube, Dave Jones joins the show to talk about Podcasting 2.0, and we open up the mailbag to answer your podcasting questions.Links from this episode:Check out Podcast IndexZapier for automated social media postsHow to Rebrand Your PodcastReview Buzzcast in Podchaser or Apple Podcasts to let us know what you think of the show.Support the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, <a href='https://twitter.com
27/08/202158 minutes 45 seconds
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Branded Podcasts and Getting Featured in Apple with Fatima Zaidi

Fatima Zaidi, founder of Quill Podcasting, shares why brands are creating podcasts to connect with customers, the power of building a personal brand as a podcast, and a little known strategy for getting your podcast listed in Apple&apos;s New &amp; Noteworthy section.Fill out the Apple Podcasts Promotion Request form for a chance to be featured in New &amp; Noteworthy.Check out Quill Podcasting and follow Fatima on Twitter.If you are part of a company looking to create a branded podcast, check out the Listen In Conference coming in 2022.Review Buzzcast in Podchaser or Apple Podcasts to let us k
20/08/20211 hour 39 seconds
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Podcast Movement 2021 Recap + Apple's Woes Continue

In this episode, Kevin explains the new custom RSS tag feature inside of Buzzsprout, the crew recap the big news coming out of Podcast Movement (especially pertaining to a certain Mark Cuban-owned Clubhouse clone), and we talk about what all of Apple&apos;s problems mean for indie creators.Links from this episode:Check out Podcast IndexAlban&apos;s slides from his talk on podcast artwork and Apple&apos;s New &amp; Noteworthy criteriaSubmit your show for promotion consideration in Apple PodcastsCheck out our marketing series over at Podcasting Q&amp;AApps that support the new podcast namespaceReview Buzzcast in <a href='https://www.podchaser.com/po
13/08/202151 minutes 41 seconds
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The Life-Changing Power of Podcasts with Elsie Escobar

Elsie Escobar shares what it was like being a podcaster before it was &quot;cool,&quot; how to capitalize on having your podcast featured or promoted, and the unique struggles facing female podcasters.Listen to Elsie&apos;s show, &quot;She Podcasts,&quot; and join the She Podcasts FB Group.Review Buzzcast in Podchaser or Apple Podcasts to let us know what you think of the show.Support the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and <a href='https://twit
06/08/20211 hour 19 minutes 47 seconds
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Spotify Launches Open Access Monetization + Dynamic Content 2.0

In this episode, we discuss several new features that just rolled out in Buzzsprout, how to make the most of Podcast Movement 2021, and Jason from Supercast joins the show to dive into Spotify&apos;s new Open Access monetization feature.Watch the video of this episode on our new Buzzcast YouTube channel!Links from this episode:Expanded Canva IntegrationDynamic Content Library and StatsPodcast Movement 2021Spotify&apos;s new Open Access Feature<a href='https://www.supercast.
30/07/202158 minutes 13 seconds
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Is Audacity spying on you?? + The truth about Podcast SEO

In this episode, Kevin returns to talk about the new Buzzcast YouTube channel, an update on the new Apple Podcasts app rollout, and what really matters when it comes to SEO in podcast listening apps.Watch the video of this episode on our new Buzzcast YouTube channel!Links from this episode:Clarification on Audacity&apos;s new privacy policyWatch our review of the top podcast editing software optionsRead Mark&apos;s write up on SEO in podcast appsReview Buzzcast in Podchaser or Apple Podcasts to let us know what you think of
16/07/202149 minutes 15 seconds
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Lessons From 17 Years of Podcasting with Evo Terra

Evo Terra discusses the changes he&apos;s seen in the podcasting industry over the last 17 years, advice for independent podcasters, whether or not your mic makes a difference, and why you should totally go to a podcast conference.Listen to Evo&apos;s show, &quot;Podcast Pontifications&quot;Review Buzzcast in Podchaser or Apple Podcasts to let us know what you think of the show.Support the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and @JordanPods• Send a &quot;boostag
09/07/20211 hour 6 minutes 35 seconds
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Will Facebook be good for podcasting? + Amazon buys Art19

In this episode, Tom Buck joins the crew to discuss Amazon&apos;s recent acquisitions, Facebook&apos;s new social audio features, and going from a 9-to-5 career to being a full-time YouTuber.Check out Tom&apos;s YouTube channel and his podcast, The Enthusiasm Project.Links from this episode:Amazon buys the Smartless podcast for $60 MillionAmazon acquires podcast host Art19Listen to &quot;How to Start a Podcast&quot; on Buzzsprout&apos;s FB page (only works on the mobile app)Review Buzzcas
02/07/202155 minutes 32 seconds
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Creating Change Through Podcasting with Espree Devora

Espree Devora shares her journey as a perpetual early adopter, being the face of the Clubhouse app, founding the Los Angeles tech community, and how podcasting brings people together.Listen to Espree&apos;s podcast, &quot;Women in Tech&quot;Review Buzzcast in Podchaser or Apple Podcasts to let us know what you think of the show.Support the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and @JordanPods• Send a &quot;boostagram&quot; through <a href='https://www.fountain.f
25/06/202145 minutes 14 seconds
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Create Premium Content in Apple Podcasts + Growing a Niche Audience

In this episode, Jordan fills in for Kevin to discuss the new monetization strategy inside of Apple Podcasts, tips to get the most out of Affiliate Marketing, and how to grow your podcast to 1,000 listeners and beyond.Watch our Apple Podcasts Announcements playlist on the Buzzsprout YouTube channel.If you like this episode or want to see more like it, be sure let us know in the Buzzsprout Facebook Community.Review Buzzcast in Podchaser or Apple Podcasts to let us know what you think of the show.Support the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at <a href='https://twitter.c
18/06/202149 minutes 19 seconds
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It's a Buzzcast Takeover!

Get ready for a Buzzcast takeover! In this episode, Krystal + Jordan + Kerry Ann hijack Buzzcast from the guys to give their take on podcasting. Topics Discussed:Great ideas to help you podcast during the summer months (so you can take a vacation).The encouraging power of podcast communities.The latest curveballs in the Apple Podcasts updates saga. Links from today&apos;s episodeLink to see the Buzzcast video version on YouTubeThe top 3 podcasting platforms from Tom Webster&apos;s presentation (Airship One Conference)The Verge: Apple delays Podcasts subscriptions to JuneIf you like this episode or want to see more like
04/06/202143 minutes 20 seconds
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Is Clubhouse Dead? + Apple Podcasts Update

In this episode we discuss three brand new features you can find in your Buzzsprout account, an update on Apple Podcasts Connect and the buggy app rollout, and reminisce on the good ol&apos; days when Clubhouse was a thing.Links from today&apos;s episodeSee every new feature Buzzsprout has added recentlyWatch Alban&apos;s interview with Katie Piper from CanvaLearn about the new Canva artwork integrationWatch our Apple Podcasts Announcements PlaylistClubhouse users on the declineReview Buzzcast in <a href='https://www.
21/05/202148 minutes 18 seconds
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How I Built This: Buzzsprout

In this special edition of Buzzcast, hear from Buzzsprout&apos;s cofounders Tom and Kevin as they recount how the company was first started, important decisions that shaped the culture at Buzzsprout, and why the future is bright for podcasting.Special shoutout to the podcast that inspired the format for this week&apos;s special episode, &quot;How I Built This with Guy Raz.&quot;Join us inside the Buzzsprout Podcast Community on Facebook to let us know if we should do more fun episodes like this in the future.Review Buzzcast in Podchaser or Apple Podcasts to let us know what you think of the show.Support the show<
10/05/202142 minutes 22 seconds
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Apple Podcasts Subscriptions + Facebook Copying Clubhouse?

In this episode we break down all the announcements about Apple Podcasts and discuss Facebook&apos;s new venture into the world of social audio.[WARNING] Don&apos;t log in to Podcast Connect as there have been recent reports of people&apos;s shows being inadvertently removed from Apple Podcasts. We expect this bug to get fixed in the coming days.Links from today&apos;s episodeApple Podcasts for CreatorsCreate a Paid or Freemium PodcastCreate a Channel in Apple PodcastsFacebook pivots to audioReview Buzzcast in Podchaser or <a
23/04/20211 hour 5 minutes 29 seconds
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How to become a Full-Time Podcaster with Courtney Fretwell

Buzzsprout podcaster Courtney Fretwell shares her journey of leaving her job in criminal justice to pursue podcasting full-time.Listen to Courtney&apos;s Podcast, &quot;Forensic Tales&quot;Links from this interview:How to take a break from your podcastPatreonTeepublicPodcornPower Up Podcasting CourseReview Buzzcast in Podchaser or Apple Podcasts to let us know what you think of the show.Support the showContact
16/04/202140 minutes 20 seconds
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Spotify just passed Apple Podcasts (and why it matters)

In this episode we break down the Buzzsprout global stats from March (hint: Spotify is the new #1 app), discuss Podcorn&apos;s recent acquisition, and have some fun with a 3D podcast audience graph.Check out Buzzsprout&apos;s Global Stats for March 2021 and see what else Buzzcast listeners are subscribed to.Other links from today&apos;s episodeAlban&apos;s interview with Agnes Kozera [Video]Podcorn Review and Walkthrough [Blog]Rephonic&apos;s Podcast Audience GraphSubscribe to the Buzzsprout YouTube channelReview Buzzcast in <a href='https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/bu
09/04/202136 minutes 50 seconds
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How to Succeed in Podcasting with Pat Flynn

In this bonus episode, Pat Flynn shares his top tips for creating a successful podcast, building a tribe of Superfans, and how to monetize with a small audience.More resources from Pat:&quot;Power Up Podcasting&quot; Course&quot;Superfans&quot; BookSmart Passive Income PodcastPat Flynn&apos;s YouTube ChannelReview Buzzcast in Podchaser or Apple Podcasts to let us know what you think of the show.Support the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at <a href='http
02/04/20211 hour 1 minute 53 seconds
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Big changes coming to Apple Podcasts and Spotify?

In this episode, we discuss Apple Podcasts crossing 2 Million shows, the rumor mill on upcoming changes to both Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and dig into some listener questionsLinks from today&apos;s episodeApply to work at BuzzsproutReview Buzzcast in Podchaser or Apple Podcasts to let us know what you think of the show.Support the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and @JordanPods• Send a &quot;boostagra
26/03/202152 minutes 21 seconds
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How to Get Sponsors with Agnes Kozera

In this bonus episode, Agnes Kozera (co-founder of FameBit and Podcorn) shares her top tips for how to pitch your podcast to brands and pricing your show.Sign up for Podcorn and start securing sponsorships for your show today.Review Buzzcast in Podchaser or Apple Podcasts to let us know what you think of the show.Support the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and @JordanPods• Send a &quot;boostagram&quot; through Fountain or
19/03/202137 minutes 37 seconds
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Dynamic Descriptions + Making an NPR Podcast in Just 3 Days

In this episode, Alban shares his top tips for running an event on Clubhouse, we discuss the newest Buzzsprout features, dive into Apple&apos;s decision to abandon &quot;subscribers,&quot; and Travis explains what went into creating the last episode of Buzzcast in only 3 days.If you haven&apos;t listened to the last episode of Buzzcast, be sure to check out &quot;The Day Podcasts Stopped.&quot;New features from BuzzsproutDaily DownloadsEpisode Number HelperImages in Chapter MarkersDynamic DescriptionsLinks from today&apos;s episodePodnews: Apple Podcasts to stop using &quot;subscribe&quot;Tom Webster: <a href='https:
12/03/202153 minutes 3 seconds
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The Day Podcasts Stopped

Go behind the scenes of the first DDoS cyber attack in Buzzsprout&apos;s history and learn what we&apos;re doing to prevent outages like these moving forward.Read the full DDoS Technical Post-Mortem Report on our BlogCharities we supported:Feeding TexasFront StepsProject VestaSpecial thanks to:Jack Rhysider, host of &quot;Darknet Diaries&quot;Jordan Blair, host of &quot;Dreamful&quot;Review Buzzcast in Podchaser or Apple Podcasts to let us know what you th
26/02/202130 minutes 1 second
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How to Start a Podcast in 2021 + Buzzsprout's New Import Stats Tool

In this episode, we&apos;ll share behind the scenes stories from our latest YouTube video, discuss our thoughts on Vurbl&apos;s questionable marketing strategy, breakdown Buzzsprout&apos;s global podcast stats for January, and dive into some new features we just rolled out into Buzzsprout.Share our video &quot;How to Start a Podcast in 2021&quot; on your social media, blog, email newsletter, or podcast for a shoutout in the next episode of Buzzcast.Just take a screenshot and send it to [email protected] to get a shoutout!Links from today&apos;s episodeCheck out Keith&apos;s podcast &quot;The Cordial Catholic&quot;Buzzsprout Global Stats for January 2021Review B
12/02/202147 minutes 2 seconds
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How to Grow a Podcast to 6 Million Downloads + An Update from Lake Stevens, Washington

In this episode, we check in with our Lake Stevens field correspondent, discuss the differences between Clubhouse and Podcasting, and hear from Josh Kaplan on how he grew Morning Brew&apos;s podcast &quot;Business Casual&quot; to more than 6 million downloads within 18 months of launching.Links from today&apos;s episodeListen to &quot;The Stoic Jew&quot; podcast, hosted by Rabbi Matt SchneeweissListen to &quot;Business Casual&quot;Follow Josh on Twitter @jkaplan1Follow Kinsey on Twitter @kinseygrantReview Buzzcast in Podchaser to let us know what you think of the show.Support the showContact Bu
29/01/20211 hour 1 minute 29 seconds
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How serious should podcasters be about Clubhouse? + December Stats (feat. Krystal Proffitt)

In this episode, Krystal Proffitt from The Proffitt Podcast joins us to discuss the best ways to use Dynamic Content, shifts we noticed in Buzzsprout&apos;s December stats, and whether or not Clubhouse is the next big social media platform.Links from today&apos;s episodeAdd Pre-Rolls and Post-Rolls with Dynamic Content (Video)Announcing Dynamic Content for All Buzzsprout Accounts (Blog)Buzzsprout December StatsReview Buzzcast in Podchaser to let us know what you think of the show.Support the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at <a href='https://twitter.com/BuzzcastPodc
15/01/202155 minutes 5 seconds
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Dynamic Content is Here + Everything Buzzsprout Did in 2020

In this episode, we&apos;ll dive into Buzzsprout&apos;s new Dynamic Content tool and look back at all the projects we rolled out in 2020.Links from today&apos;s episodeLearn more about Dynamic ContentSubscribe to the Buzzsprout YouTube channelReview Buzzcast in Podchaser to let us know what you think of the show.Support the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and @JordanPods• Send a &quot;boostagram&quot; through <a href='https://www.fountain.fm/
01/01/202149 minutes 32 seconds
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Proven Growth Tactics with Jordan Harbinger

In this bonus episode, Jordan Harbinger shares his top tips for interviewing guests, growing your podcast, and turning your show into a meaningful side hustle.Links:Watch the conversation on our YouTube channelListen to &quot;The Jordan Harbinger Show&quot;Jordan&apos;s mini-course on how to be a great interviewerSupport the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and @JordanPods• Send a &quot;boostagram&quot; through Fountain or Cas
25/12/202055 minutes 25 seconds
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The Top 3 Stories in Podcasting This Year

In this episode, we discuss the impact the global pandemic has had on podcast creators and listeners, why this year featured more company acquisitions than usual, and why the future is bright for podcast creators with Podcasting 2.0.Join the Buzzsprout Podcast Community on Facebook for a chance to join the beta group for our newest feature.Listen to Alban&apos;s interview with Colin Gray about podcast growth and marketing strategies on Podcasting Q&amp;A.Check out Podland, a new podcast about podcasting from James Cridland and Sam Sethi.Subscribe to the Buzzsprout YouTube channel to watch gear reviews, software tutorials, and podcast strategy videos.Review Buzzcast i
18/12/202035 minutes 15 seconds
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Unraveling a Podcast Mystery in Lake Stevens, Washington + What Happened To Apple Podcasts?

In this episode, we investigate why so many podcasters are seeing downloads from Lake Stevens, discuss the sudden drop in downloads from Apple Podcasts, and answer listener questions from the Buzzsprout Facebook group.Links from this episode:Reply All Podcast - Episode #53 In The DesertBuzzsprout Platform Stats for November 2020Buzzsprout Blog - How to Get the Best Sounding Audio for Your PodcastLearn more about Magic MasteringCheck out our new Buzzsprout merch store on Cotton Bureau.Subscribe to the Buzzsprout YouTube channel to watch gear revie
04/12/202038 minutes 50 seconds
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The Average Podcast Episode Gets This Many Downloads in the First 7 Days (feat. Tom Buck)

In this episode, guest host Tom Buck joins us as we discuss balancing a 9-5 with 3x podcasts AND a YouTube channel, break down the download stats from every active Buzzsprout podcast in October, Apple Podcasts&apos; new embed player, and chat with Listen Notes founder Wenbin Fang on the new Global Rank and Listen Score.Links from this episode:Subscribe to Tom Buck&apos;s YouTube channelBuzzsprout Platform Stats for October 2020Apple Embed PlayerListen NotesCheck out our new Buzzsprout merch store on Cotton Bureau.Subscribe to the Buzzsprout YouTube channel to watch gear reviews, software tut
20/11/20201 hour 3 minutes 12 seconds
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2021 Podcast Predictions + Visual Soundbites Just Got a Whole Lot Better

In this episode, we discuss our new &quot;one click&quot; Podcast Index submission, custom artwork for Visual Soundbites, an easier way to use custom domains for your Buzzsprout podcast website, and answer listener questions about everything from guest release forms to predicting what will happen in podcasting in 2021.Click here to download a simple guest release form if you want to start using one for your podcast guests.Check out our new Buzzsprout merch store on Cotton Bureau.Subscribe to the Buzzsprout YouTube channel to watch gear reviews, software tutorials, and podcast strategy videos.Review Buzzcast in Podchaser to let us know what you think of the show.<a rel="payment" href="https://www.buzzsprout.com/23
06/11/202057 minutes 14 seconds
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The Future of Podcasting with Adam Curry

In this episode, Adam Curry joins the crew to talk about the origins of podcasting, what&apos;s going on with The Podcast Index, and what the future of podcasting looks like for independent creators.Listen to Adam on the No Agenda podcast.Subscribe to the Buzzsprout YouTube channel to watch gear reviews, software tutorials, and podcast strategy videos.Review Buzzcast in Podchaser to let us know what you think of the show.Support the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and @JordanPods• S
23/10/202059 minutes 28 seconds
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Buzzcast Q&A - Fan Question Edition

In this episode, we answer listener questions gathered from the Buzzsprout Podcast Community Facebook group. (Check the Chapter Markers to jump to a specific question)Email [email protected] if you&apos;re interested in running paid ads on PodLP to promote your podcast.Subscribe to the Buzzsprout YouTube channel to watch gear reviews, software tutorials, and podcast strategy videos.Review Buzzcast in Podchaser to let us know what you think of the show.Support the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and <a href='http
09/10/202053 minutes 39 seconds
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Podcasters React to "The Social Dilemma" + IAB Certified Stats

In this episode, Tom joins us to talk Buzzsprout stats, IAB Certification, adding Transcripts to the RSS Feed, and our reaction to watching &quot;The Social Dilemma&quot; on Netflix.If you&apos;re an app developer or podcast host, here&apos;s Buzzsprout&apos;s spec document for adding Transcripts to the RSS feed.Big shoutout to Brad and Jonathan who do a phenomenal job moderating the Buzzsprout Podcast Community on Facebook. Be sure to check out their podcasts!Gay Mystery Podcast hosted by BradHalfwit History hosted by Jonathan and KileySend an email to [email protected] to let us know which stats you&apos;d like us to discuss the next time Tom joins us for Buzzcast.<a rel="payment" href="https://www.buzzsprout.
25/09/202045 minutes 29 seconds
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Amazon Podcasts Update + Podcasting's First Open Source Directory

In this episode, we&apos;ll tell you how to test drive Magic Mastering for free on your next episode, Alban gives us an update on Amazon Podcasts, and we discuss the value of the newly launched Podcast Index for the future of podcasting.Watch Alban&apos;s breakdown of the Amazon Podcasts launch on the Buzzsprout YouTube channel.The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory and Mal - Episode 375 | &quot;View from the SPOT&quot;(Start at around 64 minutes)Send an email to [email protected] to let us know which stats you want us to discuss next time we bring Tom on the podcast.Subscribe to the Buzzsprout YouTube channel to watch gear reviews, software tutorials, and podcast strategy videos.Review Buzzcast in Podchaser</a
11/09/202045 minutes 59 seconds
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Find Out If You're In The Top 50% Of Buzzsprout Podcasts

In this episode, Tom Rossi (co-founder at Buzzsprout) joins us to talk about the new Visual Soundbite feature and help breakdown how many downloads the average podcaster in Buzzsprout gets in 2020.Total number of downloads in the last 30 days98 downloads puts you in the Top 50% of podcasts302 downloads puts you in the Top 25% of podcasts982 downloads puts you in the Top 10% of podcasts2,373 downloads puts you in the Top 5% of podcasts14,959 downloads puts you in the Top 1% of podcastsTop Podcast AppsApple Podcasts - 50.8%Spotify - 18.3%Castbox - 3.1%Podcast Addict - 2.7%Overcast - 2.5%Stitcher - 2.2%Top DevicesApple iPhone - 57.9%Android Phone - 23.1%Windows Computer - 4.3%Apple Computer - 2.3%Apple iPad - 1.3%<a href='https://www.youtube.com/buzzsprout'
28/08/202043 minutes 33 seconds
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Spotify Finally Fixed Your Show Notes + Buzzsprout's Custom Brand Mentions

In this episode, Krystal Proffitt joins us to discuss the newest long distance recording solution, Spotify&apos;s change of heart regarding formatted show notes, and Amazon&apos;s new podcast directory.Check out AvantLink to find affiliate programs for your podcast and use the Brand Mention feature in Buzzsprout to easily add affiliate links to your episode show notes.Send an email to [email protected] and let us know how you&apos;d like us to intro the next episode of Buzzcast.Subscribe to the Buzzsprout YouTube channel to watch gear reviews, software tutorials, and podcast strategy videos.Join the Buzzsprout Podcast Community on Facebook, so you don&apos;t miss out on the &quot;Free Year of Descript&quot; contest we plan on run
14/08/202046 minutes 55 seconds
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BONUS - 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started a Podcast

Enjoy this bonus podcast episode where we went back through the Podcasting Q&amp;A and 5 Minute Mondays archives to find the top 10 things we wish we knew before starting a podcast.10 Tips (Check the Chapter Markers for time stamps)Focus on audio qualityPodcast introsIdeal podcast lengthGo on other podcastsGuest promotion tipsUse templatesFormat your show notesDo you need a website?Promoting on social mediaBatch your episodesSupport the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and @JordanPods• Send a &quot;boostagram&quo
13/08/202012 minutes 34 seconds
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3x Ways to Monetize Your Podcast with Buzzsprout

In this episode, we&apos;ll recap several new features that just rolled out to all Buzzsprout users including Achievements in your Stats and the new Monetization section.Special thanks to Anna Jaworski, host of Heart to Heart with Anna, for providing our opening topic for this episode.Send an email to [email protected] to let us know how you&apos;d like us to intro the next episode of Buzzcast.Podcast Recommendations:NavalDitheringCreating a BrandHere&apos;s the video Alban mentions in the episode when we&apos;re talking about how to effectively pitch yourself to brands.Subscribe to the Buzzsprout
31/07/202040 minutes 19 seconds
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Spotify Introduces Podcast Charts + Stitcher Sells For $325 Million

In this episode, we&apos;ll discuss this week&apos;s big acquisition, Spotify&apos;s new podcast charts, and the ADA compliance lawsuit filed against Gimlet Media for failing to provide closed captions or transcripts of their podcasts.Send an email to [email protected] and let us know how you&apos;d like us to intro the next episode of Buzzcast.Check out how easy it is to add transcripts to your podcast in Buzzsprout.Articles referenced in this episode:SiriusXM to Acquire Podcast Platform Stitcher for up to $325 MillionGet discovered with Spotify’s new podcast charts<a href='https://medium.com/@JamesCridland/kahlimah-jones-vs-gimlet-the-fight-for
17/07/202039 minutes 7 seconds
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India's Newest Podcast App + Magic Mastering Update!

In this episode, we&apos;ll discuss India&apos;s newest podcast app PodLP, dive into Pandora&apos;s quirky stats package, chat about the importance of podcast transcripts, and explain how you can add chapter markers to your episodes in Buzzsprout.Submit your podcast to PodLPLearn more about Magic Mastering and what it can do for your podcast&apos;s audio quality.Articles referenced in this episode:Podcast transcripts: who&apos;s in control? feat. Kevin FinnPandora for Podcasters Introduces New Podcast Analytics Features for CreatorsSubsc
03/07/202037 minutes 28 seconds
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SiriusXM Buys A Podcast Host, Spotify Signs Kim Kardashian, and Ximalaya Threatens Chinese Podcasters

In this episode, we weigh the pros and cons of the new Podhero app (will it actually help podcasters make more money?) and work our way through the recent spate of podcast company acquisitions to discuss their impact on independent podcast creators.Check out Rabbit Hole, our new favorite podcast at Buzzsprout HQ.Articles referenced in this episode:Meet Podhero - The Easiest Way to Support Podcast CreatorsYouGov - How many Americans are willing to pay for podcasts?SiriusXM Acquires A Podcast Management
19/06/202045 minutes 31 seconds
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Amazon Podcasts? + Buzzsprout's New Descript Integration

In this episode, we announce the five winners of our Buzzsprout Podcast Community 10k Member contest, discuss Buzzsprout&apos;s new Descript integration, sit down for a chat with Heather from Descript, and ponder why Amazon is considering getting into the podcast game.Check out our full Descript review and walk-through.10k Facebook Group Winners:Cullen Reeves, We&apos;re Here For The BoosMark Jacob Halberg, The Fandom EffectMartin Cowan, Movie Probe: With Stewart and MartinKeila Cash, WrestleSoapTopiaProfessional Use Only Podcast<a href='https://www.fa
05/06/202056 minutes 32 seconds
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Joe Rogan Moves To Spotify (And What It Means For Independent Podcasters)

In this episode, we do a deep dive into the bombshell that Joe Rogan will soon be exclusively available on Spotify, what worries us about Podcast Addict getting kicked out of the Google Play store, the new Buzzsprout Transcripts feature, and some of our favorite podcasting tools for taking your show to the next level.Read the official press release put out by Spotify and Joe Rogan about the new $100 Million deal.Watch Travis&apos; session from the Outlier Podcast Festival on the Buzzsprout YouTube channel.Review Buzzcast in Podchaser to let us know what you think of the show.Have an idea for something we should talk about? Submit a topic in our Li
22/05/202058 minutes 25 seconds
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Google Podcasts Manager + Alban Makes An Appearance On The "Smart Passive Income" Podcast

In our first-ever live-streamed episode, we revisit the new Magic Mastering feature in all its glory, Alban shares his experience as a guest on Smart Passive Income, and we dive into Google Podcasts Manager.Claim your podcast on Google Podcasts Manager.Check out Alban&apos;s guest appearance on the Smart Passive Income podcast. (Emergency Episode #4)Livestream Software:Ecamm LiveRestreamSquadcast.fmPlaces to find podcasting gear:B&amp;H PhotoSweetwaterCrutchfield<
08/05/202039 minutes 57 seconds
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Magic Mastering + JJ From Goodpods Stops By

In this week&apos;s episode, we&apos;ll discuss exciting the videos and podcasts coming soon from Buzzsprout, all the projects we wrapped up in our last work cycle, and chat with JJ about what makes Goodpods a great opportunity for podcasters to grow their audience.Download Goodpods from the Apple app store (Currently available in the US and Australia)New Content from Buzzsprout:Audacity Tutorial series on YouTube5MM Rebrand into Podcasting Q&amp;AHindenburg TutorialX-Ray Cycle Projects:New subscribe buttons added to podcast episode pagesMore functionality on our mobile websiteOne-click submission to 4x new podcast directories<a href='https://www.buzzsprout.com/
24/04/202055 minutes 40 seconds
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Podtrac Starts Selling Podcast Data, Our New Favorite Audio Editing Software, and a COVID-19 Update

In this week&apos;s self-quarantine edition of Buzzcast, we discuss Kevin&apos;s new podcast recording studio, whether or not podcast downloads are bouncing back, what we think of Podtrac&apos;s newest data product, and why Hindenburg is the best software you&apos;ve never heard of.Check out Kevin&apos;s write-up detailing his home podcast studio build-out.Watch our Hindenburg Journalist Pro tutorial on YouTube.Review Buzzcast in Podchaser to let us know what you think of the show.Have an idea for something we should talk about? Submit a topic in our Listener Suggestions form or post it in the Buzzsp
10/04/202046 minutes 14 seconds
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How To Record Remote Podcast Interviews + Google Made A Podcast App... For iPhones

In this week&apos;s self-quarantine edition of Buzzcast, we discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on podcast consumption, how to conduct remote podcast interviews, and our thoughts on the new Google Podcasts app released for iPhones.Affordable sound treatment to improve your audio quality:2&quot; Foam PanelsBass TrapsSound BlanketRemote recording software solutions:SquadcastZoomSkypeBlogs to help you podcast from home:How to Record Long-Distance Podcast Interviews<a href='https://www.buzzsprout.com/blog/rec
27/03/202044 minutes 45 seconds
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How To Actually Make Money Podcasting + Podfest Recap

This week we recap this year&apos;s Podfest Expo, dive into the monetization strategies that are currently working for indie podcasters, and share about several companies we like that are innovating in the podcast space.Review Buzzcast in Podchaser and Travis will listen and review your podcast as well!Download Alban&apos;s slides from Podfest on &quot;How to Monetize a Podcast with less than 10,000 Listeners.&quot;Companies we like a lot:PodchaserSquadcastGoodpodsHave an idea for something we should talk about? Submit a topic in our <a href='https://forms.gle/c6eUt3
13/03/202040 minutes 3 seconds
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RIP Audio-Technica ATR2100 + We Made A Podcasting Course!

This week we recap the new Buzzsprout features we released in our Whiskey work cycle, take a moment of silence to commemorate the discontinuation of the Audio-Technica ATR2100, and reveal the innovative podcasts we&apos;ve been listening to recently.Join our free How to Start a Podcast online course.Check out the Samson Q2U, our new most recommended microphone for new podcasters.Download Travis&apos; slides from the Spark Christian Podcast Conference on Understanding Your Analytics (and sign-up for the Digital Access Pass to watch the keynote).Here&apos;s a list of the projects we wrapped up during the Whiskey work cycle:<
28/02/202043 minutes 36 seconds
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2020 Podcasting Trends + Should you own your RSS feed?

This week we talk about Buzzsprout&apos;s Podfest Party at Disney World, 2020 podcast trends across all of Buzzsprout&apos;s users, and answer an RSS feed question from Alex.Learn more about Feedburner and Apple&apos;s Mirror Links if you&apos;re interested in controlling your RSS feed outside of your podcast host.Have an idea for something we should talk about? Submit a topic in our Listener Suggestions form or post it in the Buzzsprout Podcast Community on Facebook.Support the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast</
14/02/202044 minutes 17 seconds
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Stats, Stats, and Stats (feat. Krystal Proffitt)

This week we talk about the launch of Buzzsprout&apos;s Advanced Podcast Statistics and how to leverage them to grow your podcast audience.Get early access to Buzzsprout&apos;s new advanced podcast stats by subscribing to our YouTube channel.If you know you&apos;d benefit from working with a podcast coach, get on the waitlist for Krystal Proffitt&apos;s &quot;Proffitt Podcasting&quot; course and get early access to her podcast book coming out later this year.Check out our recently revamped How to Start a Podcast guide if you&apos;re new to podcasting.Have an idea for something we should talk about? Submit a topic in our <b
31/01/202034 minutes 52 seconds
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The Key to Making Your Podcast Stand Out // Eric Nuzum

In this special bonus episode, Travis sits down with one of the godfathers of podcasting - Eric Nuzum.Eric created and developed podcasts such as TED Radio Hour, Invisibilia, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and many others and he shares that wisdom and expertise in his new book Make Noise: A Creator&apos;s Guide To Podcasting And Great Audio Storytelling.Support the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and @JordanPods• Send a &quot;boostagram&quot; through <a href='https://www.fo
24/01/202035 minutes 54 seconds
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New Stats Are Coming + Spotify Misbehaves... Again

This week we talk about Spotify&apos;s new podcast ad tracking (ugh), early 2020 podcast conferences we&apos;ll be going to, and why podcast critics shouldn&apos;t be in your target audience.Get early access to Buzzsprout&apos;s new advanced podcast stats by subscribing to our YouTube channel.Q1 Podcast/Marketing Conferences:PM EvolutionsSpark Christian Podcast ConferencePodfest Expo 2020Traffic &amp; Conversion Summit 2020Check out our recently revamped How to Start a Podcast guide if you&apos;re new to pod
17/01/202040 minutes 16 seconds
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2020 Podcast Predictions

This week we took a deep dive into stats and trends we&apos;re seeing across all of our Buzzsprout podcasters from 2019 AND offering our takes on some of the 2020 podcast predictions floating around the web.Two articles worth reading:20 Podcast Predictions for 2020 from Top Industry LeadersPodcast Trend Predictions For 2020Have an idea for something we should talk about? Submit a topic in our Listener Suggestions form or post it in the Buzzsprout Podcast Community on Facebook.Support the showContact Buzzcast<b
03/01/202059 minutes
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Cracks In The IAB Armor + Buzzsprout 2019 Recap

This week we offered our take on the latest IAB stats hiccup and recap a monster year with a rundown of all the new features we released for Buzzsprout in 2019.Check out our unreleased (but quite hilarious) PodMic vs ATR2100 YouTube thumbnail.Wanna see our newest Top Secret project? Watch the &quot;Podcast Editing Tips&quot; video on YouTube to spot the new feature coming in 2020.Here&apos;s a list of all the new features we mentioned in this episodeBuzzsprout APIExport your statsAchievement EmailsPodcast Gear Review videosResources Section<a href='https://www.b
20/12/201933 minutes 35 seconds
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The Newest Podcast Monetization Platform + Best Podcasts of 2019

This week we offer our take on the RSS expansion discussions, Podcorn&apos;s new monetization platform, we review the 2019 Discover Pod Awards winners, and jump into the Customer Support Mailbag with Priscilla.Do you want Priscilla to start a Taylor Swift Podcast? Write into us at [email protected] (10 emails and she&apos;s gonna do it!)Check out the 2019 Discover Pod Awards winners to find your next favorite podcast.Podcasts we&apos;re into:The Happiness LabSpermcastREWORKHave an idea for something we should talk about? Submit a topic in our Listener Suggestions form or post it in the <a href='https://www.facebook.com/grou
06/12/201942 minutes 31 seconds
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Did Spotify Fix Podcasting's Findability Problem? + The Curse of Knowledge

This week we cover some new updates from Apple Podcasts and Spotify (hint: one could be a pretty big deal), talk about the &quot;curse of knowledge&quot; and its impact on your podcast, and share some uncommon podcast growth strategies.Check out our epic marketing blog where 50 podcasters share the tactics they use to grow their shows.Have an idea for something we should talk about? Submit a topic in our Listener Suggestions form or post it in the Buzzsprout Podcast Community on Facebook.Have a question? Shoot us an email at [email protected] the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, <a href='ht
22/11/201941 minutes 59 seconds
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Dealing with Podcaster Burnout + Why Are My Episodes Out Of Order?

This week we cover tips for breaking through the &quot;podcast plateau,&quot; what to do if you&apos;re experiencing burnout, and answer some frequently asked questions with Priscilla.Customer Support Mailbag:What is an RSS Feed? (And where can I find mine?)Why are my episodes out of order?Have an idea for something we should talk about? Submit a topic in our Listener Suggestions form or post it in the Buzzsprout Podcast Community on Facebook.Have a question? Shoot us an email at [email protected] the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, <a href='https://twitter.com/albanbro
08/11/201938 minutes 16 seconds
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Uniform Cycle Recap + What File Format Should I Upload To Buzzsprout?

This week we cover some frequently asked questions and go through every feature we added to Buzzsprout over the last several weeks, including:Multiple Team MembersAffiliate MarketplaceBlog RSS FeedBuzzsprout Creator ProgramYou can subscribe to our blog by entering https://www.buzzsprout.com/blog.rss into your favorite feed reader.Interested in applying for the Buzzsprout Creator Program? Learn more about it and submit your application at buzzsprout.com/creatorHave an idea for something we should talk about? Submit a topic in our Listener Suggestions form or post it in the Buzzsprout Podcast Community on Facebook.Have a question? Shoot us an email at [email protected]<a rel="payment" href="ht
25/10/201939 minutes 38 seconds
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The Buzzsprout Affiliate Marketplace + Targeted Ads in Podcasting (Good or Bad?)

This week we announce the details (and origin) behind the new Buzzsprout Affiliate Marketplace and discuss the long-term impacts of targeted advertising tools in podcasting.Have an idea for something we should talk about? Submit a topic in our Listener Suggestions form or post it in the Buzzsprout Podcast Community on Facebook.Have a question? Shoot us an email at [email protected] the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and @JordanPods• Send a &quot;boostagram&quot; through F
11/10/201944 minutes 21 seconds
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Alban's Secret News + Why We Can't Measure Podcast Subscribers

This week Alban shares secret news, we discuss why it&apos;s impossible to measure &quot;podcast subscribers,&quot; and reveal how many downloads you need to be in the Top 1% of all podcasts.Check out the 2018 Discover Pods Awards.Make sure to subscribe to the 5 Minute Mondays podcast to hear our upcoming miniseries on podcast monetization strategies.Have an idea for something we should talk about? Post it in the Buzzsprout Podcast Community on Facebook and tag one of us to let us know!Have a question? Shoot us an email at [email protected] the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast</
27/09/201946 minutes 5 seconds
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The Best Podcast Microphones + Where Are My Spotify Stats?!?

This week we discuss what to do if you miss publishing a podcast episode, our favorite microphones, and jump back into the customer support mailbag with Priscilla.Make sure to check out our new Best Podcast Microphones blog post to see which microphones we recommend and why.To see in-depth Spotify stats, go to https://podcasters.spotify.com/Customer Support Q&amp;A Leader Board:Kevin - 1Alban - 1Travis - 0Have an idea for something we should talk about? Post it in the Buzzsprout Podcast Community on Facebook and tag one of us to let us know!Have a question? Shoot us an email at [email protected] the showContact
13/09/201940 minutes 53 seconds
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Podcast Movement 2019, Work Cycle Tango, and Rookie Mistakes (feat. Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown)

This week we share our main takeaways from Podcast Movement 2019, review some new Buzzsprout features from this past work cycle, and discuss the rookie mistakes we see podcasters making all too often.Special thanks to Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown for sharing her two cents in this episode. You can learn about Kerry-Ann and her podcast network at breadfruitmedia.comRegistration is open for next year’s Podcast Movement conferences.Have an idea for something we should talk about? Post it in the Buzzsprout Podcast Community on Facebook and tag one of us to let us know!Have a question? Shoot us an email at [email protected] the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at <a href='https://twi
23/08/201940 minutes 47 seconds
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YouTube Podcast Case Study + How to Measure Success

This week we talk about Apple&apos;s new podcast categories (which ones disappeared and which ones they&apos;ve added, our takeaways from Pat Flynn&apos;s new conference &quot;FlynnCon,&quot; some behind-the-scenes numbers from our &quot;podcast on YouTube&quot; experiment, and how to measure success for your podcast.Articles we talk about in this episode:&quot;Apple Podcasts Categories (2019 Update)&quot; at Buzzsprout.com/blog&quot;Podnews&quot; by James CridlandWatch our 5 Minute Mondays podcast on YouTube to model what we&apos;ve done to grow our audience by 40% the last 2 1/2 months.Beginner YouTube Gear:iPhone X<a href='https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-BRIO-Conf
09/08/201940 minutes 55 seconds
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Apple Original Podcasts, Remote Podcast Interviews, and Customer Support Q&A

This week we dive into some Apple Podcast rumors, talk in-depth about our favorite remote podcast interview solutions, and jump into the support mailbag with Priscilla.Articles we talk about in this episode:Our new blog post &quot;How to Record Long-Distance Podcast Interviews&quot;&quot;Apple Plans to Bankroll Original Podcasts to Fend Off Rivals&quot; from BloombergOur Top 3 remote interview solutions:ZoomZencastrSquadcastCustomer Support Q&amp;A Leader Board:Kevin - 2 ptsAlban - 1 ptTravis - 0 pts :
19/07/201937 minutes 57 seconds
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Buzzsprout Sierra Update + Social Media Tips

We just wrapped up a bunch of new features now available in Buzzsprout, so we talk about why we created them, how to use them, and where you can find them. We also chatted about how to succeed on social media and our biggest social media pet peeves!Have an idea for something we should talk about? Post it in the Buzzsprout Podcast Community on Facebook and tag one of us to let us know!Support the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and @JordanPods• Send a &quot;boostagram&quot; through Fountain or Castamatic•
05/07/201935 minutes 7 seconds
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Big Money and Spotify Concerns

How &quot;big money&quot; is impacting the podcast space, more concerns about Spotify, and why we&apos;re no longer listing Buzzsprout podcasts on Spotify.Have an idea for something we should talk about? Post it in the Buzzsprout Podcast Community on Facebook and tag one of us to let us know!Support the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and @JordanPods• Send a &quot;boostagram&quot; through Fountain or Castamatic• Email us at [email protected] for listening &amp; keep podcasting
04/07/201933 minutes 24 seconds
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What Makes a Good Podcast?

In this episode, we discuss all the aspects of what makes a &quot;high-quality podcast&quot; and why it&apos;s not what you&apos;re probably thinking.Have an idea for something we should talk about? Post it in the Buzzsprout Podcast Community on Facebook and tag one of us to let us know!Support the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and @JordanPods• Send a &quot;boostagram&quot; through Fountain or Castamatic• Email us at [email protected] for listening &amp; keep podcasting!</em
03/07/201950 minutes 1 second
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Apple Podcasts News from WWDC

Apple makes some potentially huge announcements about the future of podcasting, better search is coming to Apple Podcasts, new podcast categories, and a discussion about Spotify&apos;s ulterior motives.Have an idea for something we should talk about? Post it in the Buzzsprout Podcast Community on Facebook and tag one of us to let us know!Support the showContact Buzzcast• Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and @JordanPods• Send a &quot;boostagram&quot; through Fountain or Castamatic• Email us at [email protected]<b
02/07/201937 minutes 15 seconds