Podcast Insider by Blubrry

Blubrry's Official Podcast where we talk about the Podcasting industry, Blubrry news and interview podcasters on why they started their podcast.


By Todd Cochrane, Mike Dell & MacKenzie Bennett

https://blubrry.com/podcast-insider/

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Apple Updates: Paying for Podcasts – PCI 248

June 17, 2021

Paying for podcasts, while uncommon is now also available directly through Apple Podcasts. The latest Apple update released channels and subscriptions for podcasts this week and we're anxious to see how many podcasters and listeners choose to dip their...

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Misconceptions of Podcast Advertising – PCI 247

June 11, 2021

Advertising is a vital part of keeping the podcast industry alive, however there are a few misconceptions on how advertising works concerning downloads and delivery. The Blubrry team clears up any confusion and clarifies how it works exactly.

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Podcast Best Practice: File Naming – PCI 246

June 03, 2021

Not everything about podcasting is fun and creative; but it's useful to keep up on a handful of tips, for example, a podcast best practice: file naming conventions. Todd and Mike discussed what's currently going on at Amazon Prime and Apple,

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The Technical Side of Podcasting – PCI 245

May 27, 2021

As a podcast hosting company, we know the finer details of how podcasting works and the importance of the technical side of podcasting, first and foremost the RSS feed. That's why this episode we brought in Angelo Mandato, Blubrry's CIO,

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And the Winner Is… Podcasting Awards Shows – PCI 244

May 20, 2021

The Ambies are considered to be one of the first major awards shows for podcasting and kicked off this past weekend. Guesting on the podcast this week, Barry Kantz from the team discusses multiple podcasting awards shows and interview techniques.

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Are You an Indie Podcaster? – PCI 243

May 13, 2021

How would you define yourself as a podcast host? Are you an indie podcaster? Or are you doing this for your career or leapt into what some might consider a professional podcaster? It's up to you as the host or creator to put such label on yourself if y...

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How Do You Listen to Podcasts – PCI 242

May 06, 2021

At the end of the day, a podcaster will be happy that they have listeners, regardless of where or how they are listening to their podcast. As a hosting provider, we wonder, how do you listen to podcasts and do podcast creators and hosts care where thei...

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Premium Podcasting from Apple and Spotify

April 29, 2021

Off to a somewhat bumpy start, Apple and Spotify are going to offer premium aka paid for podcast subscriptions. Apple promised an update in their latest iOS that would feature new functionality for premium shows,

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Apple is Making Podcast Changes – PCI 240

April 22, 2021

Every year the tech industry awaits Apple events, one of which was this week. And let's just say that Apple is making significant podcast changes for its app and more, and has already gotten started. This week loads of podcasts in their directory are f...

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Simplify Your Podcast – PCI 239

April 15, 2021

After you've been producing your show for a while you might yourself wondering, how can you simplify your podcast. Over the years we've had varying levels of production style and steps in our podcast routine, but in the end we tend to think,

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How Many Podcasters Are There? – PCI 238

April 08, 2021

As a podcaster, it's good to have an overview of the industry as a whole. Such as, how many podcasts are there? That's an easy answer, over 2 million as of spring 2021. However, once you start to look at the shows individually,

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Don’t Be A Fool – PCI 237

April 01, 2021

Happy April Fools Day! We promise, we do enjoy helping our customers. One thing we don't joke about at Blubrry Podcasting is copyrighted music or material. It'll get podcasters into hot water fast (seriously,

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How to Organize Your Podcast Production – PCI 236

March 25, 2021

Special Announcement: Samsung Podcasts — Blubrry is a launch partner. Organizing your podcast production helps to make sure your audience is getting consistent episodes and makes it easier for you, the podcaster.

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What Day Should You Release Your Podcast, featuring Diana Winkler – PCI 235

March 18, 2021

Many podcasters have this question: what day should you release your podcast episode. There isn't a straight answer on this, but a few solid recommendations that we go over in our experience and the overall industry.

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To Subscribe or Follow, That is the Podcast Question – PCI 234

March 12, 2021

Podcasting is always changing, and that's certainly been the case this week. Starting out with a change in Apple Podcasts, changing the option from Subscribe to Follow. Multiple acquisitions are in the works and the yearly Infinite Dial results were pr...

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Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline – PCI 233

March 04, 2021

You're not done once you publish your podcast. Next comes marketing the episode, typically on social media. But before you do that, you might want to do one more thing right after you publish. Make sure that the episode indeed plays.

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When to Update Your Podcast Website – PCI 232

February 25, 2021

If you're not a web novice, it can be hard to know when to update your podcast website. So, so many podcasters are doing their show because they are passionate and knowledgeable on their topic, but that doesn't mean they are familiar with all the behin...

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Can You Moderate a Podcast? PCI – 231

February 18, 2021

Podcasters can say anything they want; that's a good thing and a bad thing sometimes. Moderating or moderators for podcasting currently does not exist and is questionable of whether it ever will. Mike and MacKenzie discuss this and more,

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What Is In A Podcast Name? – PCI 230

February 11, 2021

What is in a podcast name? And why can they be so challenging to choose sometimes. One of the most basic and first things you must do when creating your podcast, is choosing a name for your show. We've got some recommendations on how to handle the situ...

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Future Podcast Related Releases from Apple – PCI 229

February 04, 2021

There are some podcast related releases coming from Apple in the near future, and Todd and Mike are here to discuss them. For Apple Watch and Apple iPhone, look out for new content as well as UI. - Don't miss the BLK Pod Collective virtual summit next...

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Trust and Advice in the Podcast Community – PCI 228

January 28, 2021

Podcasting is great because no experience is necessary to get started, but that means you run the dilemma of 'how do you know who to trust for podcasting advice'. Finding the right people to trust and get advice from in the podcast community can take s...

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Best Practices for Podcast Show Notes – PCI 227

January 21, 2021

As podcasters ourselves at Blubrry Podcasting we have real firsthand experience on the matter and can provide best practices for podcast show notes. We also have changed the way we do show notes over the years, so there is no one template. -

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Why You Should Have a Website for Your Podcast – PCI 226

January 14, 2021

There are plenty of reasons why you should have a website for your podcast. Blubrry has the No. 1 podcast plugin for WordPress, so we're obviously big believers in having your own website, but this episode we go over some of the important reasons why y...

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Podcasting with Cats, featuring Audioburst CEO, Amir Hirsh – PCI 225

January 07, 2021

We've been working with Audioburst for over a year now and are happy to offer you another new perk - their Premium Creators feature. Mike spoke with Amir, their CEO and they discuss what makes their new feature so enticing. - Meanwhile,

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Happy New Year – Hello 2021 PCI-224

December 31, 2020

Todd is solo this week, and he reflects on the past year along with giving insights for 2021. The future of podcasting is bright, and with audience growth on the rise, podcasters will continue to build bigger audiences as we bring 2020 to a close and u...

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Happy Holidays from the Blubrry and Podcast Insider Team – PCI-223

December 24, 2020

Mike is flying solo this week.  In the news, Netflix adds an audio-only mode in its android app; why your podcast needs a website; and some new destinations for Blubrry podcasters.  PLUS, we have some of our team members chiming in with some holiday wi...

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Podcast Intro Dos and Don’ts – PCI 222

December 17, 2020

A well crafted podcast intro can make a significant difference to the listeners, and as such, creators should learn some podcast intro dos and don'ts. Todd and Mike made intros the main focus of this episode but they didn't leave out some news going on...

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Podcast Artwork Tips – PCI 221

December 10, 2020

Podcast artwork is often times the first thing potential listeners will see, before they even hear anything. It's an opportunity you don't want to mess up as a podcaster, so we've got some tips on how to make the best and don't hinder yourself. -

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Choosing a Podcast Microphone and Elisa Birnbaum – PCI 220

December 03, 2020

Image by Podcast Movement. - Choosing a podcast microphone typically involves some testing. With such a wide variety of options to choose from, we tested some for you live and give recommendations and a clear understanding of condenser vs dynamic micr...

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Improving Your Recording Environment Featuring Jennifer Fink – PCI-219

November 26, 2020

Oh, the noise, noise, noise, noise! If your environment is noisy, we have some tips today on how to set up your recording space. Todd and Mike talk about Rode's new Vlogger Kits, People Magazine's new daily podcast,

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Do You Want to Be Part of a Podcast Network? Featuring Jen Rodd – PCI 218

November 19, 2020

The pros and cons of joining a podcast network are debatable, and that's exactly what we did in this episode. Before we get to that, Todd and Mike discuss Apple's new embeddable player for website and how their charts system actually works. -

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Podcast Industry Consolidation – PCI 217

November 12, 2020

While podcaster creators might be hunkering down to finish more episodes for the holidays, podcast companies have been busy buying - each other. Spotify is buying Megaphone and Wondery is dealing with multiple potential buyers.

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Who Owns Your Podcast, featuring Misty Phillip from Spark Conference – PCI 216

November 05, 2020

Ownership of your podcast is Blubrry's top priority, don't worry we tell you why it's critical as a creator. That's not all we talk about on this episode, we interviewed Misty Phillip, creator of the Spark Christian Podcast Conference,

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When Your Podcast Needs A Refresh – PCI 215

October 29, 2020

Voxnest is being acquired by iHeart Radio, bringing together the publishing platform and well-known audio platform. Meanwhile, the She Podcasts team recently launched Super Squad, featuring virtual membership to make up for the canceled conference this...

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Live Demos and Webinars Galore – PCI 214

October 22, 2020

Recently we've been quite busy with live demos, webinars and virtual events. Podcasters are no stranger to live recordings, and the industry is buzzing with collaboration and information sharing. The Blubrry team is hosting some webinars and demos this...

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Minor but Important Additions to Podcast RSS Feeds, featuring Stacey Mack – PCI 213

October 15, 2020

It's worthwhile to have a podcast host that implements new features in a timely manner, for instance new tags that seem minor can have significant importance to podcast RSS feeds. Filling in for Todd this week,

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Powerful Women in Podcasting – PCI 212

October 08, 2020

Last week Blubrry was lucky enough to have two sessions for International Podcast Day, one of which was hosted by MacKenzie Bennett, Powerful Women in Podcasting. She was joined by two guests, Candy O'Terry and Laura Wiese,

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Podcasting History and Future with Adam Curry – PCI-211

October 01, 2020

Today Todd, Mike and Adam talk about the history and future of podcasting. They also cover some news stories and some advice for podcasters to keep up with your fans and listeners. **Warning - The interview part of this episode contains just a few cur...

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Podcast Platforms – PCI 210

September 24, 2020

There are a variety of podcast platforms available for shows to be found on and podcasters to submit to, but not all are created equal. They are all have certain features and quirks, Todd and Mike get into some pros and cons of the major directories cu...

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Presidential Debate on a Podcast? – PCI 209

September 17, 2020

It's been a long seven months here in the United States (as it has been elsewhere), and we're only two weeks away from the U.S Presidential Debates - which was recently suggested to be hosted on Joe Rogan's podcast, with Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

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Taking a Day Off From Your Podcast – PCI 208

September 10, 2020

A release schedule can be critical for a podcast, but so are breaks every once in a while. We promise, taking time off won't kill your podcast overnight. There are a few strategies and best practices for taking some time off,

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Choosing A Podcast Title, featuring Mike Moreno – PCI 207

September 03, 2020

Choosing a title for a podcast is not always an easy thing to do, but it is an important part of a podcast. A crucial step in starting your podcast or any kind of rebranding, Todd and Mike provide some tips for podcasters to use when making this decisi...

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More About the Blubrry Way Featuring Lori Reising – PCI 206

August 27, 2020

Audible's new podcast plans, Shaq changes podcast teams, Apple sends an email to podcasters and we ask you to help new podcasters by spreading the Blubrry Way! - Thanks to Lori Reising for joining Mike to tell her story about The Raw and Wild Hearts P...

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Podcasting Ratings and Reviews, featuring David Mendes – PCI 205

August 21, 2020

Asking your audience to leave a podcast rating or review is not uncommon, but the benefits are not always what podcasters are meant to believe. Mike and Todd explain why this is the case in Apple, and discuss some new virtual podcast events. -

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Making the Best of Virtual Events – PCI 204

August 13, 2020

Podcasting events are alive and well in 2020. The Podfest team is hosting a virtual event this week and Podcast Movement is looking for proposals for speakers for their virtual event come October.  There isn't much time left to submit, so act now. -

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Google Play Music Podcasts to Shut Down Soon – PCI – 203

August 07, 2020

The time has finally come, Google Play Music Podcasts will be shut down in the upcoming weeks. We've heard news of this in the past, but it appears late summer, early fall will be it's last days. On this podcast, we say god riddance.

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Interview with Scotty Iseri – The Imagine Neighborhood – PCI – 202

July 30, 2020

Todd's back and discussing an array of new podcasts and events happening, with co-host Mike. Ford has a new podcast as a retired Chicago radio personality, and we can't forget Michelle Obama's new "podcast" is now out! -

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Show Notes Tips from Tech-Minded Podcasters – PCI 201

July 23, 2020

Show notes are an important part of publishing podcast episodes and creating an online presence for your content. This week two tech-minded team members - Mike and Shawn from the support team - discuss some show notes dos and don'ts when it comes to Bl...

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A New Milestone, 200 Episodes from the Blubrry Team – PCI – 200

July 16, 2020

Welcome to a special celebration episode of Podcast Insider, our 200th episode. Mike and MacKenzie hosted and shared some memories and past episode clips from over the years. Before they begin the reminiscing,

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Stitcher Has Been Bought, Again. Featuring Stigma Free Vet Zone – PCI 199

July 09, 2020

Todd and Mike are Navy and Air Force veterans, respectfully, and recently spoke with a veteran podcast, be sure to stick around for this weeks interview portion. - Stitcher has recently been acquired by SiriusXM for a reported $300 million,

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