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The show that takes it beyond how to podcast into keeping you podcasting with podcasting tips and information for the everyday podcaster + taking you inside Libsyn the largest podcast host and distribution network since 2004!

The Feed The Official Libsyn Podcast Elsie Escobar and Rob Walch

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 7 Ratings

The show that takes it beyond how to podcast into keeping you podcasting with podcasting tips and information for the everyday podcaster + taking you inside Libsyn the largest podcast host and distribution network since 2004!

    272 Restarting Your Podcast, Updating Your Podcast and YouTube Podcasts Strategies

    272 Restarting Your Podcast, Updating Your Podcast and YouTube Podcasts Strategies

    Spotify for podcasters now has comments; something we were not prepared for regarding AI & older tech blogs; what if you've podfaded because - life - and now you're ready to start back up again. What to do? More YouTube and video podcasting strategy; the Podcast Host's 2024 Podcaster Gear Survey! Stats, mean and median numbers and oh so much more
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    Audience feedback drives the show. We'd love for you to contact us and keep the conversation going! Email thefeed@libsyn.com, call 412-573-1934 or leave us a message on Speakpipe! We'd love to hear from you!
    Quick Episode Summary (4:21) PROMO 1: Video Fuzzy (5:03) Rob and Elsie conversation (6:14) Spotify has rolled out comments and how that might affect podcasters (14:44) A new Overcast drops today! We'll discuss in the next episode (15:10) AI coming for TUAW and the impact to historical websites (20:04) The International Women's Podcast Festival is happening in London in October (21:11) Switching podcast branding and content on the same RSS feed (27:06) Restarting your podcast after a significant life event: audio feedback (32:21) The way that YouTube handles music podcasts (35:36) New podcast and two YouTube channels, what to do? (41:54) Where are the YouTube stats within the Libsyn interface? (43:24) The Podcast Host's podcaster gear survey 2024! (48:05) How to make YouTube shorts work for your podcast (53:03) Video and audio podcasting gear for traveling (55:03) Chartable founder Dave Zohrob has exited Spotify (56:26) PROMO 2: Glass in Session (57:23) Stats: mean and median numbers Where have we been and where are we going? Featured Podcast Promo + Audio PROMO 1: Video Fuzzy PROMO 2: Glass in Session PROMO 3: Mark from The Repurpose Your Career Podcast on Spotify while he transitions! Where have we been and where are we going The Value of Outsourcing Podcast Creation (Sign up!) Learn Podcasting — Publish Your First Episode Today! - YouTube Podcast Movement 2024 Follow us on Luma! Thank you to Nick from MicMe for our awesome intro!
    Podcasting Articles and Links mentioned by Rob and Elsie
    Leave us voice feedback! Check out the new Overcast redesign! Comments on Podcasts Gives Creators and Listeners More Ways To Engage — Spotify Early Apple tech bloggers are shocked to find their name and work have been AI-zombified - The Verge International Women's Podcast Festival announces speakers • RedTech What Gear, Software & Setups Do (500+) Podcasters Use in 2024? Podcast News Bites: Alex Cooper, Dave Zohrob, Hilarie Burton, Clair Weaver. | News | podcastnewsdaily.com Libsyn Ads CPM rates June 2024 HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! If you dug this episode, head over to Podchaser and kindly leave us a review and follow the show and share it on social! It would mean the world ☺️
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    271 What's The Best Podcast Episode Length? And Restrictions For Podcasting CNN Content

    271 What's The Best Podcast Episode Length? And Restrictions For Podcasting CNN Content

    What you need to know if you want to cover politics using clips from CNN! Yes, google podcasts is going away, and what impact will it have on your podcast; Spotify and transcripts; How to make sure that the transcript that you uploaded shows up on Apple Podcasts; How do you get the stats we cover on each episode to reference? We cover it for you! Stats! Discussing the length of the top 200 episodes in Apple Podcasts and what that tells us about the "right" episode length.
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    Quick Episode Summary (3:06) PROMO 1: The Youth Development Center Podcast (4:04) Rob and Elsie conversation (4:39) What if you want to cover the debates broadcast on CNN on your podcast? We've got info! (9:20) Getting clear about what kind of impact Google Podcast disappearing will have on your podcast and the YouTube of it all A message from the Google Podcasts team (18:46) Spotify and transcripts (21:27) New a live theater space to hold LIVE podcast recordings in Pittsburgh: Poduty (24:48) How to make sure that the transcripts that you uploaded are the transcripts that go out to Apple Podcasts (26:52) The first steps to take to make sure that your RSS feed is redirected to a new feed (28:47) Guess where we publish our mean and median download numbers? (31:27) The best podcast conferences to attend in the U.S. (35:58) PROMO 2: Civilla Morgan (37:39) Worst email of the week! (44:40) Congratulations to the Mongabay's Podcast! (45:56) The key players and elements to have on your website to promote your podcast (48:53) PROMO 3: FranchiseU! (50:00) Stats: what is the "right" episode length based on Apple Podcasts' top 200 (57:23) Where have we been and where are we going? Featured Podcast Promo + Audio PROMO 1: The Youth Development Center podcast PROMO 2: Not Just Another Religion and Politics Podcast and Childless Not By Choice PROMO 3: FranchiseU! Where have we been and where are we going Advanced Strategies for Podcast Creators - YouTube Libsyn’s Rob Walch Has Watched Podcasting Grow From Infancy to Audio Juggernaut - Barrett News Media Podcast Movement 2024 Follow us on Luma! Thank you to Nick from MicMe for our awesome intro!
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    Leave us voice feedback! CNN Threatens YouTube Channels and Podcasts Covering Trump-Biden Debate - Valuetainment Connect Your Show to Publish Episodes to YouTube – Libsyn 5 Easy Podcast Publishing to YouTube Music - Official Libsyn Blog Elevating Your Podcast with YouTube Podcasts: A Walkthrough - YouTube Viewing episode transcripts - Spotify Where to Find the Best Live Podcasts in Tarentum, PA | Poduty.com What Indigenous knowledge can teach the world about saving biodiversity HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! If you dug this episode, head over to Podchaser and kindly leave us a review and follow the show and share it on social! It would mean the world ☺️
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    270 WWDC Highlights Through Podcasting Lens, Apple Intelligence, and Podcast Economics

    270 WWDC Highlights Through Podcasting Lens, Apple Intelligence, and Podcast Economics

    All the podcast-centric WWDC announcements including Apple Intelligence and being able to record phone calls; should you scheduled 3 podcast episodes to go out at the same time? Questions about Libsyn supporting video and where it goes; breaking down how many downloads per episode you need to start monetizing with Libsyn; how much podcast production costs; geographic and user agent download numbers plus May's average CPM numbers from Libsyn Ads.
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    Quick Episode Summary (2:33) PROMO 1: Offstage Acting (3:51) Rob and Elsie conversation (5:09) Why does Elsie always get Legends From The Pacific podcast name wrong? So sorry (8:33) More on the Libsyn YouTube API integration (15:46) Breaking down the WWDC keynote for podcasters (26:58) Apple Intelligence (33:39) Apple ID is now Apple Account! (39:38) PROMO 2: Journey into Yoga (40:22) Scheduling multiple episodes to go live at the same time, dos and don'ts (41:40) Does Libsyn publish video to Spotify and YouTube? We get to it! (45:46) How many downloads per episode are needed to start monetizing with Libsyn, and how much revenue is expected? (48:49) Ashley Carman covers podcast production costs (57:29) Steph Curry is doing a podcast (58:32) PROMO 3: Worm Hole Podcast (59:42) Stats! Geographic and user agent (1:03:59) Libsyn Ads CPM rates (1:06:21) Where have we been and where are we going? Featured Podcast Promo + Audio PROMO 1: Offstage Acting PROMO 2: Journey into Yoga PROMO 3: Worm Hole Podcast Where have we been and where are we going Lights, Camera, Podcasting! Movie Dumpster's Formula for Video Podcast Success on YouTube! Follow us on Luma! Advanced Strategies for Podcast Creators with Dave Jackson! Podcast Movement 2024 Thank you to Nick from MicMe for our awesome intro!
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    Leave us voice feedback! Easy Podcast Publishing to YouTube Music - Official Libsyn Blog Apple's iOS 18 will let you record phone calls without a third-party app | ZDNET How AirPods Pro will know when you're trying to silently interact with Siri Apple Intelligence privacy can be independently verified; here's how Blog - Private Cloud Compute: A new frontier for AI privacy in the cloud - Apple Security Research What is Apple Intelligence? Here’s everything you should know - 9to5Mac 'Apple ID' Renamed to 'Apple Account' Across iOS 18 and Other Updates - MacRumors podCast411 - Learn about Podcasters and Podcasting News: Podcast Apps that Support Video Podcasts Automatic Podcast Ads | Libsyn - Libsyn Heat Check: Steph Curry Is Latest Athlete To Launch A Podcast. | News | podcastnewsdaily.com Podcast Advertising Rates 2024 Libsyn-Ads-May-24-Ad-Rates.pdf HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! If you dug this episode, head over to Podchaser and kindly leave us a review and follow the show and share it on social! It would mean the world ☺️
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    269 Can You Be on YouTube Music and Not YouTube? And Thoughts on Section 230

    269 Can You Be on YouTube Music and Not YouTube? And Thoughts on Section 230

    Integration with YouTube's podcast API, the latest Castro app update; what is happening with my downloads stats? How to find out what is up when you see those ups and downs; real time news about Gaana; talking about what's up with section 230; answering more questions about YouTube and podcasts; clean vs explicit; formatting your podcast shownotes; another mean and median download update!
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    Quick Episode Summary (2:22) PROMO 1: Fix It Home Improvement (3:10) Rob and Elsie conversation (5:15) The YouTube API + Libsyn integration (7:56) Castro App update! (13:54) How to find out what caused that change when looking at your download stats (19:01) Oh, no! What's going on with Gaana? (22:56) It's better to not do the podcast if you're not willing to do the work - you could be a guest (33:23) Is it possible to be on YouTube Music and not YouTube Music? And other YouTube for podcast questions (42:27) AUDIO FEEDBACK: explicit vs clean tips from John, host of the Trek Profiles podcast (49:30) PROMO 2: Back Look Cinema (50:19) Formatting your podcast shownotes and making them look nice (57:00) The problem when a platform rehosts your files and creates another RSS feed for your podcast (1:10:06) PROMO 3: Classic Movie Review (1:10:49) Mean and median numbers (1:12:25) Where have we been and where are we going? Featured Podcast Promo + Audio PROMO 1: Fix It Home Improvement PROMO 2: Back Look Cinema PROMO 3: Classic Movie Review Where have we been and where are we going Lights, Camera, Podcasting! Movie Dumpster's Formula for Video Podcast Success on YouTube! AI for Podcasters Learn To Podcast with Dave Jackson Podcast Movement 2024 Thank you to Nick from MicMe for our awesome intro!
    Podcasting Articles and Links mentioned by Rob and Elsie
    Leave us voice feedback! Connect Your Show to Publish Episodes to YouTube – Libsyn 5 Castro Podcast app The Undertaker Opens Up On Transitioning To Podcasting | 411MANIA A bipartisan bill is looking to end Section 230 protections for tech companies EFFector 36.7 | Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Section 230 - YouTube Record Hybrid Podcasts with M4 iPad Pro and RODECaster Duo | Step-by-Step Guide - YouTube Elevating Your Podcast with YouTube Podcasts: A Walkthrough - YouTube AI in Podcasting: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - YouTube HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! If you dug this episode, head over to Podchaser and kindly leave us a review and follow the show and share it on social! It would mean the world ☺️
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    268 How To Get Featured on Apple Podcasts Plus Mean and Median Numbers Are Back!

    268 How To Get Featured on Apple Podcasts Plus Mean and Median Numbers Are Back!

    If you want to be promoted by Apple Podcasts, we break it down for you! This is a must listen! Thoughts on the Apple's iPad event, from that crushing ad to the key updates to the iPad line. Apple Podcasts widget update on iOS 17.5; discussing the Q1 2024 Podcast Advertising benchmark Report from Magellan; What's a good podcast completion rate? The IAB released their 2023 US Podcast Revenue and growth projections plus, mean and median download numbers are back.
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    Quick Episode Summary Intro to the show (2:02) Rob and Elsie conversation Why video podcasting can feel like such a heavy lift (6:43) R.I.P. Bill Monroe from The Strokecast, you are missed (10:55) Venture capitalists are using podcast to bring in founders (13:27) The Apple Ad that crushed all the things (17:43) What happened during the Apple iPad event? (24:31) Promo 1: Strokecast (25:02) Updates iOS 17.5, keep the purple out! (29:27) All about the Magellan Q1 2024 Podcast Advertising Benchmark report (36:48) All the tips to get your show featured on Apple Podcasts! (50:34) IAB Podcast advertising revenue and projections (53:48) Promo 2: Accessing College (54:56) Mean and median download numbers! (56:59) Where have we been and where are we going? Featured Podcast Promo + Audio PROMO 1: The Strokecast --- no more link PROMO 2: Accessing College Where have we been and where are we going AI for Podcasters - sign up! Advanced Strategies for Podcast Creators Podcast Movement 2024 Thank you to Nick from MicMe for our awesome intro!
    Podcasting Articles and Links mentioned by Rob and Elsie
    Leave us voice feedback! How Venture Capitalists Are Using Podcasts to Lure in Founders | Vanity Fair Apple Says Sorry For Much Criticized iPad Ad Trashed By Celebrities Apple Releases Logic Pro for Mac and iPad Updates With New AI Features - MacRumors Thomas Jefferson University apologizes after graduation announcer mispronounces multiple names, including the name THOMAS! | Not the Bee @stephenrobles • Color-changing Apple Podcasts widget is back in iOS 17.5! • Threads Podcast advertising benchmarks: Q1 2024 | Magellan AI – Podcast advertising analytics Optimize podcast promotion requests - Apple Podcasts for Creators Apple Podcasts Promotional Request - Airtable: Fill out this form first! IAB: Podcasting Will Break $2 Billion Ad Revenue Barrier In 2024 - Radio Ink HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! If you dug this episode, head over to Podchaser and kindly leave us a review and follow the show and share it on social! It would mean the world ☺️
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    267 Re-certified for IAB metrics V2.1 and Ways To Name and Number Your Episodes

    267 Re-certified for IAB metrics V2.1 and Ways To Name and Number Your Episodes

    Re-certified for IAB metrics to V2.1, discussing the State of Podcast Agencies, talk about the best naming conventions, the power of shout-outs and how to make Apple Podcasts better. Plus, stats, the lastest geographic and user agent download data, and updated Podcast Advertising Rates. Also, featuring all kinds of awesome audio feedback from you. Big love to those that did send that audio feedback ❤
    Audience feedback drives the show. We'd love for you to contact us and keep the conversation going! Email thefeed@libsyn.com, call 412-573-1934 or leave us a message on Speakpipe! We'd love to hear from you!
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    Quick Episode Summary (2:38) PROMO 1: Video Fuzzy (3:34) Rob and Elsie conversation (7:23) We are re-certified for IAB metrics to V2.1 (12:08) Chatting about the State of Podcasting Agencies report (16:36) Libsyn at the IAB Upfronts 2024! (20:37) A quickie email from the Apple Podcasts team (22:13) Is YouTube the only destination that requires naked links? (29:04) It won't be so hard to install Audio Hijack anymore! Have you given it a go? (34:41) Elsie shares a conversion rate from the podcast to a sign up (40:18) Thoughts on the best ways to name and number your podcast episodes (49:04) AUDIO FEEDBACK: the power of the shout-out and feedback on the Apple Podcasts subscription feature (53:31) AUDIO FEEDBACK: doing better with acronyms is good for all! (54:47) We will report on anything podcasting relevant released at the Apple Event (56:49) PROMO 2: Legends From The Pacific, Episode 14 (57:32) Stats: geographic and user agent download numbers (1:06:09) The latest Podcast Advertising Rates (1:08:25) Where have we been and where are we going? Featured Podcast Promo + Audio PROMO 1: Video Fuzzy PROMO 2: Legends From The Pacific - Episode 14 Paul from Fighting Through WWII Judy from Homeowners Best Real Estate Moves Where have we been and where are we going AI for Podcasters - sign up! Advanced Strategies for Podcast Creators Podcast Movement 2024 Thank you to Nick from MicMe for our awesome intro!
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    Leave us voice feedback! IAB Tech Lab - Podcast Measurement Guidelines IAB Tech Lab - Compliant companies Libsyn to Take the Stage with Nick Viall & ABC Audio at the 2024 IAB Podcast Upfront RFK Jr.’s VP pick Nicole Shanahan launches podcast to court Gen Z voters Rogue Amoeba - Under the Microscope » Blog Archive » Rogue Amoeba’s 2024 Status Report Apple promoting May 7 keynote as a ‘different kind of Apple Event’ Podcast Advertising Rates 2024 Advanced Strategies for Podcast Creators - YouTube HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! If you dug this episode, head over to Podchaser and kindly leave us a review and follow the show and share it on social! It would mean the world ☺️
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    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Daniel_Hatch ,

The oracle!

If you're in podcasting, this podcast is a must-listen. Frankly, as a podcast producer, I consider it part of my job to listen to this show. Rob and Elsie know their stuff - and they're also great when it comes to interacting via email and social. I can't recommend this podcast highly enough.

JustMePaul ,

Entertaining and Informative

I now regard Libsyn as my regular magazine regarding all things Libsyn but plenty of general stuff too, especially on stats, which makes the show relevant to most podcasters. Else and Rob are a great team who make the show very accessible and enjoyable. Paul, Fighting Through Podcast

The Mad Humanist ,

I look forward to this

This podcast has lots of information that is useful to know as a podcastr. I also like the promotions as occasionally I find one of interest. I also find the style of conversation a good mixture of serious and joking around. It will be of most interest to those who host with libsyn, but even if you don't you might find useful infomration especially if you search the show notes.

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