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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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    • 4.9 • 162 Ratings

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.

    Quickcast: What Are We Talking About This Week?

    Quickcast: What Are We Talking About This Week?

    Alban and Jordan check in to discuss topics for the next episode. 

    Don't forget to text your podcasting keys to success for the year at 855-951-4230!


    Support the showContact Buzzcast
    Text the show: 855-951-4230 Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and @JordanPods Send a "boostagram" through Fountain or Castamatic Email us at support@buzzsprout.com

    Thanks for listening & keep podcasting!

    • 1 min
    Spotify's New Podcast Strategy

    Spotify's New Podcast Strategy

    With so many big players making moves, we dive into the shifting tides of the podcasting world. The joy of Spotify's move towards open podcasting is tempered by our wariness of their advertising tactics and data collection—concerns that resonate with anyone mindful of the digital footprint they leave behind. We share our experiences grappling with these ethical dilemmas, balancing the desire to reach a wide audience with the need to safeguard listener privacy and content integrity. Whether you're a budding podcaster or a savvy listener, this episode promises a thought-provoking journey through the cultural currents shaping our beloved medium.

    View the discussion thread on Twitter!

    📣 Sound-Off Question: What are your podcasting Keys to success for the year? To have your response featured on our next episode, send us a text at 855-951-4230!

    Links mentioned in this episode: 
    Joe Rogan & Call Her Daddy No Longer Spotify ExclusiveHow To Upload A Podcast To YouTubeHow To Make Money Podcasting: 11 StrategiesThe Power of Long Form Audio. With Kinda Studios.

    Support the showContact Buzzcast
    Text the show: 855-951-4230 Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and @JordanPods Send a "boostagram" through Fountain or Castamatic Email us at support@buzzsprout.com

    Thanks for listening & keep podcasting!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Everything You Need To Know About Transcripts On Apple Podcasts

    Everything You Need To Know About Transcripts On Apple Podcasts

    We're sharing what happened at Podfest 2024, from funny stories to meeting our amazing community of podcasters!

    Apple Podcasts just leveled up with new transcription features, and we're here to break down the details. Get the scoop on how their embrace of open standards is fostering a more inclusive listening environment and what it means for the podcasting industry, content creators, and fans alike.

    View the discussion thread on Twitter/X!

    Links mentioned in this episode:
    Podfest
    Buzzcast Support Episode with Priscilla
    Transcripts on Apple Podcasts
    Apple Podcasts Embraces the Crazy Ones
    (Post Show) Breadbasket303



    Support the showContact Buzzcast
    Text the show: 855-951-4230 Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and @JordanPods Send a "boostagram" through Fountain or Castamatic Email us at support@buzzsprout.com

    Thanks for listening & keep podcasting!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Charting Success in Podcasting Without Obsessing Over Stats

    Charting Success in Podcasting Without Obsessing Over Stats

    This episode covers how to stay grounded in a world obsessed with metrics. We delve into the looming shift of Google Podcasts listeners to YouTube Music and why listen time matters more than download stats.

    Then, our conversation takes an introspective turn as we discuss the No Stats 90 challenge by Mark Steadman, nudging podcasters to look beyond numbers to nurture their content and community. It's a lesson in the psychological impacts of constant performance tracking, and setting sights on the horizon without losing joy in the steps leading there.

    View the discussion thread on Twitter/X!

    📣 Sound-Off Question: If there were no stats, how would you measure your podcast's success? To have your response featured on our next episode, send us a text at 855-951-4230!

    Links mentioned in this episode:
    - We're going to Podfest next week!
    - RSS Feeds are out of beta on YouTube
    - OP3 Listen Time Metric
    - No Stats 90
    Support the showContact Buzzcast
    Text the show: 855-951-4230 Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and @JordanPods Send a "boostagram" through Fountain or Castamatic Email us at support@buzzsprout.com

    Thanks for listening & keep podcasting!

    • 1 hr
    There's Something Special About Podcasting

    There's Something Special About Podcasting

    Ever wondered why podcasting has such a magnetic pull, or what makes it so distinctively charming in the sea of digital media? Podcasting's simplicity and authenticity forge a connection that's tough to replicate.  We discuss the balance between staying true to traditional audio roots and embracing the visual domain, all while questioning what 'authenticity' really means when the production value climbs.

    View the discussion thread on Twitter/X!

    Links mentioned in this episode:
    Buzzsprout Blog: There's Something Special About PodcastingWhy Gen Z's Biggest Podcasters Are Working From BedTracking iOS 17 Download ChangesBuzzsprout Platform Stats📣 Sound-Off Question: What was the best podcast episode you listened to in 2023?
    To have your response featured on our next episode, leave a 30-second voice message at podinbox.com/buzzsprout, send a boostagram, or tweet the answer @BuzzcastPodcast!
    Support the showContact Buzzcast
    Text the show: 855-951-4230 Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and @JordanPods Send a "boostagram" through Fountain or Castamatic Email us at support@buzzsprout.com

    Thanks for listening & keep podcasting!

    • 55 min
    Podcast Growth Beyond Industry Trends

    Podcast Growth Beyond Industry Trends

    Ever wondered how to thrive in the marathon of podcasting, rather than sprinting for short-term gains?  In this episode, we defend the sustainability of podcasting, contrast the rich community of podcasting with the sometimes ephemeral interactions on social media, and encourage a more mindful consumption of the content we love.

    View the discussion thread on Twitter/X!

    Links mentioned: 
    Netflix shares top show dataTikTok gives up on podcastsPodcast layoffsNielsen Consumer Survey Report 2023📣 Sound-Off Question: What makes podcasting different from other mediums?
    To have your response featured on our next episode, leave a 30-second voice message at podinbox.com/buzzsprout, send a boostagram, or tweet the answer @BuzzcastPodcast!
    Support the showContact Buzzcast
    Text the show: 855-951-4230 Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and @JordanPods Send a "boostagram" through Fountain or Castamatic Email us at support@buzzsprout.com

    Thanks for listening & keep podcasting!

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
162 Ratings

162 Ratings

Alex J Sanfilippo ,

Buzzcast = the best way to stay in the know

I’ve been listening to Buzzcast since the first episode, and have enjoyed it thoroughly! It keeps me in the loop on what’s happening in the industry, helps me understand best practices/trends, and has been my go to for podcast motivation! I also love the evolution of Buzzcast. One of my favorite changes, was when Jordan was brought on as an official cohost during the April 29th, 2022 episode. She’s been a beacon of joy and rescued us from the weekly brofest. (Haha! That was fun too!) Love this podcast!!!

David AuClair ,

Great listen for other podcasters

I’ve listened to clips of this podcast before but today was my first time listening to a whole episode from start to finish. It’s really encouraging to hear about updates in the industry but also to know that other podcast are struggling with the same things that I do and none of us are alone in our journey. I’ll def be listening to more episodes of buzzcast! Keep up the great work y’all.

Stickler Critic ,

Great show to learn about podcasting!

This show has been very helpful as a new podcaster! They are funny and very informative. Great show!

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