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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.

    Best Podcast Ever! (3 Stars) + Industry Insights with Tom Webster

    Best Podcast Ever! (3 Stars) + Industry Insights with Tom Webster

    In this episode, the hosts get fact-checked about Apple Podcasts episode artwork, discuss the new IAB Podcast Ad Revenue Study, and argue that it's not podcasts, but the listeners, that are the problem when it comes to ratings.  Tom Webster also drops in to share some exciting news & actionable insights for the indie podcaster.

    Conan Shares His Theory About “The Daily” Podcast | Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend
    https://youtu.be/4ws7L3F8-kc
    Tweets:
    https://twitter.com/mikiebarb/status/1524173124987674625?s=21&t=PNmHKyPt3-N8rN_B6kbtWQ

    Apple Podcasts Episode Artwork
    If you use Apple Podcasts, please unfollow this podcast & see if the episodic artwork shows for you. (Then follow us again ASAP!)
    Tweet us @Buzzsprout or send an email to support@buzzsprout.com titled Buzzcast Episode Artwork to let us know if it worked for you!

    IAB U.S. Podcast Advertising Survey Results
    https://www.iab.com/insights/u-s-podcast-advertising-revenue-report-fy-2021-results-2022-2024-growth-projections/

    Interview with Tom Webster
    Follow Tom on Twitter @webby2001 & listen to his podcast, I Hear Things https://tomwebster.media/

    Zoom Changes Free Account Duration
    https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/5809097508109-May-2-2022-Free-account-meeting-duration-changes
    Zoom users on the free plan are now limited to 40 minutes, even for one-on-one meetings.

    We recommend switching to Squadcast.fm or Riverside.fm!

    Are Podcasts Getting Worse?
    https://rephonic.com/blog/are-podcasts-getting-worse

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

    Thanks for listening and keep podcasting!

    • 56 min
    Meanwhile, in the Land of "Who Cares?"

    Meanwhile, in the Land of "Who Cares?"

    In this episode, we reveal the new cohost of Buzzcast, chat about podcast merch, the pros and cons of premium podcast subscriptions, the death of live audio, and answer some Buzzsprout Facebook Community Questions.
     

    Links from this episode:
    How To Start A Podcast (The Podcast)Buzzsprout Cotton Bureau MerchApple Podcast: Prepare for annual subscriptioin plansApple Podcast: New listening reports for subscriptionsFacebook is pulling back from its foray into podcastingSpotify axes its Spotify Greenroom Creator Fund

    • 59 min
    Alban's Conspiracy Episode with Arielle Nissenblatt

    Alban's Conspiracy Episode with Arielle Nissenblatt

    Welcome Arielle Nissenblatt

    Follow up
    Last week we talked about Spotify's new TikTok style podcast discovery. If you'd like to check it out on iOS open Safari and go to spotify:internal:podcastclipsExplainer on TikTokspotify:internal:podcastclipsApple Podcasts Releases Follower NumbersFollowers = clicked the ⊕ follow button (similar to download numbers)Listeners = listened to 1 second (22%, 18%, 22%)Engaged listener = 20min or 40% of episode (14%, 14%, 20%)ACast Spam turned up to 11One podcast consultant reporting that Acast had spammed his client within seconds of signing with a competitor. A majority of Acast’s mailings seen by Podnews omit a physical postal address, which is required by US law. One unsolicited Acast email claims that “you subscribed to our newsletter via the beefree·io website”, but BeeFree has denied any affiliation with Acast. Acast’s emails also reference Mailup Inc; but mail headers reveal that Acast’s emails are sent using a competitor, Mailgun (via customer·io).Hit Spam early and oftenTopics
    Spotify is promoting fake music artistsSpotify builds platform on the back of top music artistsSpotify convinces users to use their playlistsSpotify creates their own content and promotes it in their playlistsArtists are left with no distribution and no moneyBuzzsprout Platform Stats+5.8% listens across the platformApple is up to 37.4%, Spotify to 27.9%Spotify users listening to less podcasts (Edison Research)Or Spotify favoring owned content?Podcast download chartsTop 1% - 3,994
    Top 5% - 795
    Top 10% - 335
    Top 25% - 93
    Top 50% - 30How do Apple Podcasts charts work?listeningfollows completion rateRatings, reviews, and sharesWNYC built a bot to get their shows into Apple PodcastsNPR monitored when their show fell out of the rankings, ran Facebook ads to get it back, then turned them offAlban heard this story at Podcast MovementNPR issued a statementWNYCWe'll be heading to two conferences next month, and we'd love to see you there!The Podcast Show in London from May 25th-26thBlk Pod Festival in Atlanta, Georgia from May 28th-29thValue4Value + Review

    • 54 min
    Every Big Update from Podcast Movement Evolutions with Sam Sethi

    Every Big Update from Podcast Movement Evolutions with Sam Sethi

    In this episode, Sam Sethi (cohost of PodLand News) joins the crew to break down all the big announcements at Podcast Movement Evolutions from the rise of TikTok for podcast discoverability to new updates from YouTube, Twitter, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts. Learn everything you need to know on this week's episode of Buzzcast!

    Special BuzzBoost Shoutouts to Ross, Kyrin, Carol, Dave, and Kyle for supporting the show.

    If you'd like us to drop a Podcast Promo for your show into a future episode of Buzzcast, simply:
    Record a 30-second promo (with or without music)Email the audio file alongside a title and relevant links to support@buzzsprout.com
    Links from this episode:
    PME Infinite Dial Insights [Alban's Twitter Thread]Spotify is testing a new "TikTok style scrolling" EarBuds Podcast Collective NewsletterYouTube podcasting plansApple Podcasts introduces Follower metrics, MP3 support for subscription audio, and moreValue 4 Value podcasts

    • 1 hr 9 min
    YouTube Starts Paying for Podcast Content + The Ethics of Spamming Podcasters

    YouTube Starts Paying for Podcast Content + The Ethics of Spamming Podcasters

    In this episode, Jordan Blair joins the crew to discuss several innovative audio apps, why YouTube is paying podcasters to create video content, Apple Podcasts' newest feature, and why companies are sending spam emails to podcasters.

    Special BuzzBoost Shoutouts to Kyrin, Dave, and Andy for supporting the show.

    Be sure to check out Jordan's podcast Dreamful on your favorite podcast listening app.

    Links from this episode:
    Racket launches an app for 99-second micro podcastsRun the airwaves with Amp, the live radio app from AmazonYouTube is reportedly paying podcasters to film their showsiOS 15.4: What’s New for Apple PodcastsDorktales Storytime podcast offers classic tales to raise awareness about autism

    • 55 min
    Twitter Podcasts Leaks + How to Start a Podcast in 2022

    Twitter Podcasts Leaks + How to Start a Podcast in 2022

    In this episode, the crew discusses Alban's TikTok stardom, some indie podcast apps that are on the rise, and what we think of Twitter jumping into podcasts.

    Special BuzzBoost Shoutouts to Kyrin, Dave, Chris, Nick, and Eric for supporting the show.

    Links from this episode:
    In Defense of Third-Party Podcast Solutions (Chartable Article by Bryan Barletta)How to Start a Podcast is refreshed for 2022 feat. Alban, Gilon, and TravisFollow Buzzsprout on TikTokListen to the Buzzcast episode where we discussed going viral on TikTokSubmit your Fiction podcast to Apollo (Twitter thread)

    • 49 min

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4.9 out of 5
115 Ratings

115 Ratings

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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.

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Like a “bro-cast” but packed with value

I love this show. The friendly banter cracks me up but it’s so much more than entertainment.

I learn something new about podcasting and the podcasting industry on each episode.

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