Buzzcast

Buzzcast

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.

Episodes

March 31, 2023 65 min

In this episode, Kevin explains why the Podcast Standards Project is important to the podcasting space, the hosts talk about Buzzsprout's newest features and updates, and test out how to add a podcast to YouTube.

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📣 SOUND-OFF QUESTION: What are some creative ways AI can help your podcast workflow?
To have your response featured on our next episode, ...

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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's newest features.

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Visit Krystal's website at https://krystalproffitt.com/ to find her amazing podcasting resources and follow her podcast!

PODCAST MOVEMENT EVOLUTIONS
https://evolutions.podc...

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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. 

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Smells Like Humans is a weekly podcast dedicated to bringing a humorous perspective to quirky and curious aspects ...

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In this episode, Alban shares everything YouTube announced at Hot Pod Summit, the hosts talk about why NPR's student guide to podcasting should be integrated into broadcasting curriculum, and why podcasting is the loneliest medium.

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HOT POD SUMMIT
Alban attended his first Hot Pod Summit in New York this year.

PODCASTS ON YOUTUBE MUSIC
YouTube announced ...

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February 17, 2023 57 min

In this episode, the hosts play a game of Listen, Subscribe, Delete, test out Adobe's new Podcast Beta, and discuss a recent example of why the rss namespace is so important to the podcast industry.

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APPLE PODCASTS HOST & GUEST IMAGES
For more information, check out the Guest & Host Image Support Page
Features like this could be easily impl...

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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't notice, hear the newest Spotify conspiracy theory, and get an update on Buzzsprout Subscriptions.

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PODFEST EXPO
Kevin and Alban are back ...

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In this episode, Cameron Moll (Buzzsprout's VP Design) swings by to chat about what went into this year's Buzzsprout Backtracks. Then the hosts unveil Buzzsprout's latest and greatest feature: Buzzsprout Subscriptions!

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ALBAN'S POD-CAST
Alban did, in-fact, break his wrist attempting to learn to snow board. Let it be known: Jordan was o...

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In this episode, the hosts go behind the scenes of the newest Buzzsprout YouTube video, review the beta of OP3's show stats page, and discuss which podcasting trends should never be brought back.

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PODCASTING: 2022 YEAR IN REVIEW VIDEO
Watch the video that deep dives into the wild west that was podcasting in 2022!

SHAMELESS ACQUISITION TARGET&...

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December 23, 2022 69 min

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.

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AI VIDEOS FOR SOCIAL
AudioLabs is a service that lets podcasters make videos from audio-only podcasts.

+ FOLLOW ON APPLE PODCASTS
iOS 16.2 update added the word "Follow&quo...

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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's catchy new theme song.

FOLLOW-UP: PODCAST RECORDED IN FIGHTER JET
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_J040T9HiU

MAKE IT IMDB OFFICIAL
Get credit as a "podcaster" on your own IMDB page. These pr...

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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's guide to podcasting on its platform. They also share what they're thankful (and maybe not-so-thankful) for this holiday season.

SOUND TREATMENT

APPLE EPISODE...

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In this episode, the hosts fess up to which microphone is their guilty pleasure, talk about what's new at Buzzsprout, discuss why Amazon's latest move spells trouble for Spotify, and—wait, who's Breakmaster Cylinder?!

PRETTY MICS & STUFF

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October 28, 2022 51 min

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 CASETTE
https://podnews.net/press-release/canadian-politics-is-boring-cassette

POCKETCASTS NOW OPEN SOURCE
https://blog.pocketcasts.com/2022/10/19/po...

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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/231452/11409852
Podcasters Are Buying Millions of Listeners Throu...

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In this episode, Tom Rossi joins Jordan and Kevin to discuss ways to celebrate International Podcast Day, why farming downloads isn'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 DAY
Friday, September 30th
https://internationalpodcastday.com/

WHAT'S NEW...

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🎉 Happy Birthday, Buzzsprout! In this episode, the hosts take a look back on some funny moments in Buzzsprout'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 UPDATES
https://podcasters.apple.com/4359-ios-16-whats-new-for-apple-podcasts
The new iOS 16 up...

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In this episode, the hosts recount their week in Dallas for Podcast Movement, review Apple Podcasts' new subscription charts, weigh in on the new Twitter & YouTube podcast announcements, and discuss Dan Misener's findings after mapping out the Spotify podcast recommendations.

PODCAST MOVEMENT
https://podcastmovement.com/
Crickets aside, it was a good time!

NEW APPLE PODCASTS CHARTS
https...

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August 19, 2022 50 min

In this episode, the hosts discuss how podcasts are transitioning from pay-to-play to pay-to-work, find a bug in Apple's new social card updates, try some new angles with Riverside's updated features, praise the Shameless Acquisition Target podcast, and Kevin drops a bombshell that doesn't quite land.

PODCAST PAYOLA
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-08-03/podcast-guests-can-pay-big-money-to-be...

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August 5, 2022 55 min

In this episode, the hosts plan a Podcast Movement pop-up party, embark on a digital treasure hunt, discuss BJ Novak's new podcaster movie, decide that The Jerky Boys were the first podcasters, and give an exciting Buzzsprout Ads update.

PODCAST MOVEMENT 2022
https://2022.podcastmovement.com/
Buzzsprout will be there! Come to our booth to sign up for the pop-up party & play Mic or Mike? for the chance to w...

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July 22, 2022 56 min

In this episode, the hosts discuss "The Standards Innovation Paradox", 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 & PODCHASER
🎉 Congrats to both!
https://podnews.net/press-release/acast-podchaser

  • Deal totals $34 million ($27.2 million initial & $6.8 million earn...
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