Buzzcast

Buzzcast

Buzzcast is a roundtable podcast about podcasting from the people at Buzzsprout. We'll cover current events and news, podcast strategy, tools we're 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. To learn more about what makes Buzzsprout the best place to host your podcast, visit Buzzsprout.com... Show More

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October 22, 2020 59 min

In this episode, Adam Curry joins the crew to talk about the origins of podcasting, what'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.

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October 8, 2020 53 min

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 sales@podlp.com if you'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.

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In this episode, Tom joins us to talk Buzzsprout stats, IAB Certification, adding Transcripts to the RSS Feed, and our reaction to watching "The Social Dilemma" on Netflix.

If you're an app developer or podcast host, here's Buzzsprout'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 ...

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In this episode, we'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's breakdown of the Amazon Podcasts launch on the Buzzsprout YouTube channel.

The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory and Mal - Episode 375 | "View from the SPOT"
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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 days

  • 98 downloads puts you in the Top 50% of podcasts
  • 302 downloads puts you in the Top 25% of podcasts
  • 982 downloads puts you in the Top 10% of podcasts
  • 2,373 downloads puts you in the Top 5% of podca...
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    In this episode, Krystal Proffitt joins us to discuss the newest long distance recording solution, Spotify's change of heart regarding formatted show notes, and Amazon'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 support@buzzsprout.com and let us know how yo...

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    Enjoy this bonus podcast episode where we went back through the Podcasting Q&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 quality
  • Podcast intros
  • Ideal podcast length
  • Go on other podcasts
  • Guest promotion tips
  • Use templates
  • Format your show notes
  • Do you need a website?
  • Promoting on social media
  • Batch your episodes
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    In this episode, we'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 support@buzzsprout.com to let us know how you'd like us to intro the next episode of Buzzcast.

    Podcast Recommendations:

  • Naval
  • Di...
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    In this episode, we'll discuss this week's big acquisition, Spotify'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 support@buzzsprout.com and let us know how you'd like us to intro the next episode of Buzzcast.

    Check out how easy it is to add transcripts to your podcast in Buzzsprout.

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    In this episode, we'll discuss India's newest podcast app PodLP, dive into Pandora'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 PodLP

    Learn more about Magic Mastering and what it can do for your podcast's audio quality.

    Articles referenced in this episode:

  • Podcast transcripts: who's in cont...
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    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 Creators
  • YouGov - How many Americans...
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    In this episode, we announce the five winners of our Buzzsprout Podcast Community 10k Member contest, discuss Buzzsprout'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're Here For The Boos
  • Mark Jacob Halberg, The Fandom Effect
  • Martin Co...
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    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' s...

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    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's guest appearance on the Smart Passive Income podcast. (Emergency Episode #4)

    Livestream Software:

  • Ecamm Live
  • Restream
  • Squadcast.fm

  • Places to find podcasting gear:

  • B&a...
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    In this week's episode, we'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 YouTube
  • 5MM Rebrand into Pod...
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    In this week's self-quarantine edition of Buzzcast, we discuss Kevin's new podcast recording studio, whether or not podcast downloads are bouncing back, what we think of Podtrac's newest data product, and why Hindenburg is the best software you've never heard of.

    Check out Kevin's write-up detailing his home podcast studio build-out.

    Watch our Hindenburg Journalist Pro tutorial on YouTube.

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    In this week'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" Foam Panels
  • Bass Traps
  • Sound Blanket

  • Remote recording software solutions:

  • Squadcast
  • Zoom
  • Skype
  • Blogs to help you podcast from home:

  • How to Record Lon...
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    This week we recap this year'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's slides from Podfest on "How to Monetize a Podcast with less than 10,000 Listeners."

    Companies we like a ...

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    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'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' slides from the Spark Christian P...

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    This week we talk about Buzzsprout's Podfest Party at Disney World, 2020 podcast trends across all of Buzzsprout's users, and answer an RSS feed question from Alex.

    Learn more about Feedburner and Apple's Mirror Links if you'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 Buzzspro...

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