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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. Recently Apple has been causing quite the conversation on whether or not they’re going to be starting a paid s…
 
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 you should have one. Many podcasters man the entire show, website, marketing, etc, and is often a t…
 
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, once Todd and Mike joined to chat about things in podcasting like the Wondery sale to Amazon, Twitter buying Breake…
 
Podcast Number 421 SHOW NOTESAs we move forward into a new year, we can do so with some hope that the pandemic will end in 2021 and the travel business will make a strong return because of the pent-up demand. In considering the topics for December, I wanted to focus on a topic that will help us reach out to those travelers who have been stuck at ho…
 
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 usher in 2021. We do thank you for your continued business and trust in making your shows the Blubr…
 
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 wishes and, a special treat, some holiday music from Aaron Hope on our design team! Happy holidays to …
 
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 such as some new podcasters joining Spotify, estimations on how long Rogan will stay there, and r…
 
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. And it’s getting to that time of year, when everyone releases their predictions for the coming year and w…
 
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 microphones. Wondery is still up for grabs, Joe Rogan is now Spotify exclusive and QCode just gained a fo…
 
Podcast Number 420 With Zoë Wood SHOW NOTESWith the thought in mind that it’s time for some humor in this all too serious world of Covid, I wanted to take a light-hearted look at travel for this month’s show. I was fortunate to have found Zoë Wood’s articles on “The Dis” so I shot her off an email asking her to be on the show and she graciously agr…
 
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, who the largest advertiser in podcasting was last month and more. Thank you to Jennifer for sitting down with Todd to talk about her s…
 
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. Thanks to Jen for speaking with Todd about her show and how she got started. Thanks for joining us this episo…
 
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. The podcast industry consolidation isn’t necessarily a good or bad thing, but it’s worth weighing the pros and cons of new…
 
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, happening all day Friday, November 6 2020. We’re excited to be be sponsoring Spark as well as a keynote speaker. T…
 
Podcast Number 419 With Gary Ebels SHOW NOTESGary Ebels made two trips to Disney World within the past six weeks and he joins The Show to talk about what he experienced during those trips. Gary discusses how things have changed with the Covid restrictions and also has several tips that are valuable for you or your clients if they are planning a tri…
 
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 fall. The NaPodPoMo challenge starts this weekend, get your podcast episodes prepared now for eas…
 
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 week and next. Welcome Todd back this episode, as he and Mike chat about podcast listening being …
 
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, MacKenzie and Mike discuss the Podcast Academy awards, just what is going on currently with Podcast Index and elements of RSS, new informat…
 
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, both heavily involved in different aspects of podcasting. Check out the news update from Mike at the beginning of the episode …
 
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 curse words. Nothing terrible, but may not be safe for work or children ** News: People’s Choice Podca…
 
Podcast Number 418 With Barry Kantz SHOW NOTESWouldn’t it help you in your travel business if you could know your clients before you have even met them? I’m talking about potential clients. Those people who are outside of your sales funnel. The people who you would like to get know, and people who you want as clients. Imagine, if you could take you…
 
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 currently available and relevant. Don’t miss some virtual events coming up real soon, including Inte…
 
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. We ask, is a presidential debate on a podcast a good idea? Don’t worry we discuss more than just poli…
 
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, whether it be unexpected or the foreseeable future. Mike and Todd discuss podcast days off among event details, webinar info…
 
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 decision. Keep up to date on podcasting events, including some happening very soon. Thanks to Mike Moren…
 
Podcast Number 417 Interview with Gary Ebels SHOW NOTES Are you tired of looking at the same old four walls? This pandemic has almost everyone looking for a get-a-way that’s reasonably safe and entertaining. Disney World may be the answer for some of your clients. Disney World is open and they have taken measures to make a visit to this magical pla…
 
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 Podcast Thanks for joining us this episode of Podcast Insider. Looking to be a guest on the show? Let …
 
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. Congrats to Glenn the Geek and team for celebrating 2,500 episodes recently. Thanks to David Mendes for join…
 
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. Speaking of virtual events, Todd and Mike discussed some tips on how to stand out and the ability to cr…
 
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. Todd and Mike also chat about some upcoming virtual podcast events you don’t want to miss such as Podfest and The Po…
 
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! Big news from some industry events, including switching to virtual, 2021 updates and speaking opportunities. Thanks to Scotty Iseri…
 
Podcast Number 416 Interview with Steve Brass of Street Smart Defense. SHOW NOTESAs your clients return to their traveling adventures, or as you work in your home office, there is nothing better than knowing that you are prepared for the unexpected. Many people do not consider the possibility of becoming a victim of a crime until the worst happens.…
 
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 Blubrry services. And we’ll be seeing you online this year for Podcast Movement, instead of in perso…
 
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, they discuss a variety of podcast news articles – spending quite a bit of time on Spotify and Apple. Apple has released a new daily show, an…
 
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, only five years after it was bought by Scripps. Spotify and Omnicom are also working on a deal concerning adver…
 
It’s well-known that we encourage podcasters to use WordPress for their podcast – website as well as RSS feed. With any service there are dos and don’ts, pros and cons. This episode Todd and Mike discuss those and more when it comes to maximizing results using WordPress for your podcast. The Nod, has been a hot topic recently as the hosts would lik…
 
Podcast Number 415 Interview with Catherine Heeg of Customized Management Solutions. SHOW NOTESHave you wondered what travel will look like after the Covid-19 virus winds down, or maybe even before? There are definite signs that the virus is speeding the development of technological innovations faster than anticipated. Your clients may encounter ro…
 
Podcasting the Blubrry way – what does this really mean? We strive to make our service as easy as possible for all podcasters, without losing the power that podcasting really has and that we want podcasters to have control over. This truly is a medium that you’re able to have branding, marketing, and most importantly your own voice with, and in our…
 
Choosing podcast gear can seem overwhelming, and we break down some suggestions on what new podcasters should get. Not only do we provide suggestions on what to get, but also what not to purchase or focus on when getting your podcast started. There was quite a bit of news in podcasting this week including a SiriusXM acquisition, a new Spotify podca…
 
The past few weeks have been crazy busy with releases here at Blubrry, and Mike and Todd review them in this episode of Podcast Insider. Our most recent release, Blubrry podcast hosting now available via the AWS Marketplace, a first in the podcast industry. And private internal podcasting is already in the works for podcasters. We can’t forget that…
 
Happy Birthday, Todd! Here at Blubrry we’re big believers that podcasters should have a website for their podcast, and it turns out we’re not the only one. Check out the article listed below that details reasons why a podcaster should always have a website for their show. Submitting your podcast to directories is critical so people can find your sh…
 
Podcast Number 414 SHOW NOTESEven though tourism and travel aren’t back into full swing it is time to plant those seeds and inspire your clients. Many of your clients and potential clients are ready to get out of the house so now is the time to stay in touch by taking them on a mental journey with photos, videos, and stories about travel adventures…
 
The Blubrry team is putting some finishing touches on the latest version of PowerPress which features a major UI/UX overall. We can’t wait to see what you think of the changes, and big thanks to all of our beta testers. Todd and Mike discuss the latest on the Podcast Academy, such the newly appointed board of governors and membership updates. Podne…
 
The team is proud to announce the launch of Private Internal Podcasting by Blubrry. We’ve nicknamed it PIP and go over all the details on what we offer in this week’s episode. Our plugin, PowerPress also has a new beta available for 8.3, we’re still looking for additional testers. Before we discuss our new product, they chat about the new exclusive…
 
Todd and Mike caught up on Google Podcasts Manager, and reviewed how people will be able to transfer their information from Google Plays Music Podcasts to the new Manager. Youtube Music comes into play in this transfer. Luminary is burning cash quickly, about 4 million a month and recently had to secure more money to continue. They secured almost 2…
 
Google Podcasts, which has gained prominent use with Android podcast listeners has finally released a host dashboard. Todd was able to interview a Google team member earlier this week to get inside information. Hosts are able to log into the new site and begin reviewing their stats data, such as listener retention. Jetpack released a new update to …
 
We’ve got a wonderful interview with Mike and Jewells where they discuss her show All Things Iceland, catch it about halfway or so through the episode. Before that, they go over a new podcast finally available on Spotify, metadata and stats info from the support team, and more. Once last piece of advice, remember pants before any video call 😀 Live …
 
On this special episode of Podcast Insider, Barry Kantz, podcaster and Blubrry board member, join Todd and Mike. The team talks about recent news in podcasting, how transcriptions can be useful for podcasts, affiliate payments, and lots of insight into file naming. Don’t forget, Barry tells us all about getting started as a podcaster. Live Facebook…
 
Podcast Number 413 SHOW NOTESApril is Autism Awareness Month and in this show, Nicole Thibault is going to talk about how this relates to travel and to travel professionals. Most families with autistic children believe that it is not possible to take a vacation because of the challenges inherent in traveling with their autistic children. A well-inf…
 
Publishing podcast episodes is best done with a routine, that’s why we shared ours. Todd and Mike touch on some podcasting events, many virtual that are coming up soon. Blubrry also has some important things coming up, including a new service. And we’re hoping you’ll participate in our Ask Blubrry segment starting soon with Shawn Thorpe. We’ve once…
 
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