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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.

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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.

    Get Millions of Downloads by Gaming the System

    Get Millions of Downloads by Gaming the System

    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 IN DIRECTORIES
    Goodpods added!
    Stitcher & Pandora removed (for now).

    GAMING THE SYSTEM
    Podcasters Are Buying Millions of Listeners Through Mobile-Game Ads
    by Ashley Carman, Bloomberg
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-09-27/inside-podcasters-explosive-audience-growth

    155,000 PROLIFIC PODCASTS?
    https://www.amplifimedia.com/blogstein/the-most-prolific-categories-in-podcasting

    SERIAL IS BACK!
    Another episode of Serial is released following the release of Adnan Syed.
    https://www.npr.org/2022/09/19/1123878679/adnan-syed-released-serial

    FLIPPING THE SCRIPT
    Tenderfoot TV has struck a deal to adapt a short film into two podcasts.
    https://www.insideradio.com/podcastnewsdaily/podcasts-give-birth-to-film-now-tenderfoot-tv-is-flipping-the-script/article_7d496c96-3517-11ed-825a-337912be3e27.html

    STUDENTS SUE SCHOOL DISTRICT OVER PODCAST
    https://co.chalkbeat.org/2022/9/19/23362483/know-justice-know-peace-podcast-trademark-denver-students-lawsuit

    HELLO INTERNET VINYL
    http://www.hellointernet.fm/podcast/68

    Kevin (49%), Jordan (27%), Tom (24%)

    This episode of Buzzcast is hosted by Jordan Blair @jordanpods, Kevin Finn @kfinn, and Tom Rossi @tomrossi7. Thanks for listening & keep podcasting!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Buzzsprout Turns 13 + New Apple Podcasts Updates + Spotify Snuffs Out App Developers + Podcasts Now On Vinyl!

    Buzzsprout Turns 13 + New Apple Podcasts Updates + Spotify Snuffs Out App Developers + Podcasts Now On Vinyl!

    🎉 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 update comes with some great updates for Apple Podcasts! We really like the updated Now Playing screen, Sleep Timer, and Live Captions. However, with the update including the removal of podcast title in the Browse section, be sure that your podcast title is clear on the cover artwork.

    Buzzsprout's Artwork Resources:
    How to Design Stunning Podcast Artwork
    YouTube Cover Art Playlist

    BEST PODCAST SEARCH ENGINES
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7bYXS6bA9I
    Justin Jackson, founder of Transistor, posed the question "is podcast search broken?" & did some digging.

    SPOTIFY CHANGING BUSINESS MODEL
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2022-09-08/a-swedish-company-aims-to-spend-millions-acquiring-indie-podcast-networks
    Spotify pulled the plug on the use of their API for apps.

    PODCASTS ON VINYL
    https://www.insideradio.com/podcastnewsdaily/luminary-makes-dave-chappelle-s-the-midnight-miracle-podcast-available-on-vinyl/
    Luminary created a limited edition vinyl of Dave Chappelle's The Midnight Miracle podcast.

    BUZZBOOSTS
    Thanks for the boosts!
    @georgdahm
    @pocketparley
    @meremortalspodcast
    @andyflattery
    Dave Jackson
    Tom Raftery - Let the riches roll in!  https://www.digitalsupplychainpodcast.com/ & https://www.climate21podcast.com/
    GeneBean

    Alban (45%), Kevin (35%), Jordan (20%) 
    Buzzcast is hosted by Alban Brooke @albanbrooke, Kevin Finn @kfinn, and Jordan Blair @jordanpods

    Thanks for listening and keep podcasting!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    YouTube and Twitter and Crickets, Oh My! + New Apple Podcasts Subscriptions Charts + Joe Rogan Not Recommended by Spotify

    YouTube and Twitter and Crickets, Oh My! + New Apple Podcasts Subscriptions Charts + Joe Rogan Not Recommended by Spotify

    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://podcasters.apple.com/4085-introducing-new-apple-podcasts-charts
    The latest charts from Apple Podcasts allow listeners to browse the top 100 shows and channels with a subscription. 
    YOUTUBE PODCAST LANDING PAGE
    https://techcrunch.com/2022/08/22/youtube-launches-a-dedicated-podcasts-homepage-for-u-s-users/

    TWITTER PODCASTS
    https://blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/product/2022/listen-up-podcasts-are-coming-twitter
    SPOTIFY RECOMMENDATIONS
    https://wearebumper.com/blog/2022/08/22/spotify-episode-recommendation-algorithm/
    Interactive version of map: https://wearebumper.com/features/spotify-podcast-recommendations/

    Alban (45%), Kevin (36%), Jordan (19%)
    Buzzcast is hosted by Alban Brooke @albanbrooke, Kevin Finn @kfinn, and Jordan Blair @jordanpods

    Thanks for listening and keep podcasting!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    90's Televangelist Aesthetic

    90's Televangelist Aesthetic

    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-on-top-shows
    Podcasters charging guests for appearances could be in violation of FTC guidelines.

    PODCAST INTERNSHIP RE-BRAND
    https://thisisthesqueeze.substack.com/p/unpaid-internship-rebrands-as-a-4000?utm_source=email
    Unpaid internship rebrands as a training that charges $4000 to take part in. 
    APPLE PODCASTS SOCIAL CARDS
    About: https://podcasters.apple.com/support/4039-apple-podcasts-social-post-generator
    Social Post Generator: https://tools.applemediaservices.com/apple-podcasts-promote
    Share card customization appears differently based on if a show is charting, has podcast subscriptions, etc.

    NEW RIVERSIDE FEATURES
    Second Camera Angle: https://support.riverside.fm/hc/en-us/articles/5767459419549-Use-Mobile-Device-as-Second-Camera-Angle
    Live Call-In:  https://support.riverside.fm/hc/en-us/articles/5287448939549-Riverside-Live-Call-In-Overview-
    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 win a super cool Buzzsprout tshirt!

    Join the Podcast Movement Discord: https://discord.gg/aCd4VcAP

    THE JERKY BOYS SHOW
    https://soundcloud.com/the-jerky-boys

    SHAMELESS ACQUISITION TARGET
    https://www.shameless.biz/
    Listen to the podcast that sells itself!

    Buzzcast is hosted by Alban Brooke @albanbrooke, Kevin Finn @kfinn, and Jordan Blair @jordanpods

    Thanks for listening and keep podcasting!

    • 50 min
    Armchair Treasure Hunter

    Armchair Treasure Hunter

    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 win a super cool Buzzsprout tshirt!
    X MARKS THE SPOT PODCAST
    https://www.xmtspodcast.com/
    A 9 episode series about Forest Fenn, a man who hid a 12th century bronze chest with $2 million worth of treasure somewhere in the Rocky Mountains in 2010. The twist? X Marks The Spot podcast is hosting their own digital treasure hunt worth $50k.

    AMAZON MUSIC STATS
    https://podcasters.amazon.com/
    Connect to their podcaster dashboard to see their new metrics.

    VENGEANCE
    https://youtu.be/1GT1jFsNnPw
    https://www.focusfeatures.com/vengeance
    The "directorial debut" film from BJ Novak about a journalistic podcaster who investigates the death of a girl he was dating. In theaters July 29th. 
    PODNEWS SPAMTRAP
    https://podnews.net/article/podcast-industry-biggest-spammer
    In May, James Cridland updated the RSS Feed for PodNews with trackable email addresses and revealed who the top spammers in the industry were. 
    Spam results list:
    https://podnews.net/article/spammers

    WHO WAS THE FIRST PODCASTER?
    https://podnews.net/article/robin-williams-podcast
    Article by James Cridland

    The Jerky Boys
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jerky_Boys

    Who Let The Dogs Out Documentary
    https://www.hulu.com/movie/who-let-the-dogs-out



    Buzzcast is hosted by Alban Brooke @albanbrooke, Kevin Finn @kfinn, and Jordan Blair @jordanpods

    Thanks for listening and keep podcasting!

    • 55 min
    Stranger Than Fanfiction

    Stranger Than Fanfiction

    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-out clause). Podchaser will operate as a separate brand and independent business. Will give Acast's advertisers better data to target ads. 
    THE PODCAST QUIZ
    https://podcastfont.com/Quiz.html

    PODDLE
    https://poddle.podchaser.com/

    HEARDLE
    https://www.spotify.com/heardle/

    THE STANDARDS INNOVATION PARADOX
    https://mignano.medium.com/the-standards-innovation-paradox-e14cab521391
    The Standards Innovation Paradox is a blog post written by Michael Mignano about the trade-off of finding an audience quickly vs innovative development.

    FACEBOOK TESTING MULTIPLE PROFILES
    https://www.theverge.com/2022/7/14/23219030/facebook-multiple-profiles-meta-active-users
    Facebook will allow some users to have multiple profiles as part of a test. 
    Up to five profiles per accountCan use fake names for the extra profilesIf any one profile violates Facebook's policies, that profile or all tied to the account can be affected.Interaction-based (i.e. work profile, hobby profile, family profile, etc.)PODCAST FANFICTION
    https://audioboom.com/posts/8103609-podcast-famous-with-brian-park
    Audio Boom's Normal Gossip had an episode air on June 21st that detailed the story of three women who became a fans of a podcast that had a fan group on Reddit.
    The women in the story found out that there was a fan-fiction group for this podcast, and thought it was hilarious, so they started taking part in writing fan fiction about the hosts.
    It is definitely worth a listen!


    Buzzcast is hosted by Alban Brooke @albanbrooke, Kevin Finn @kfinn, and Jordan Blair @jordanpods

    Thanks for listening and keep podcasting!



     

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
118 Ratings

118 Ratings

Csirvatka ,

Podcast is good for daytime and nighttime!

I just listened to a recent episode where you read your worst reviews from your own individual podcasts. So funny! What a great segment! Definitely bring it back. Love all the helpful tips given in your podcast!

The Dudes ,

Valuable Information

I started podcasting with the exclusive help of Buzzsprout and Buzzcast. (My podcast is Network News on Location.)

I enjoy the personality of the hosts of Buzzcast, and the information presented, is in the least case, interesting to me, and in the best case; most of the info is very helpful on how I should think about the podcasting space. Best of all - each episode is interesting enough for a complete listen-through.

rhino73737733 ,

Amazing PODCAST!

So helpful and really fun to listen too!!!!!!

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