Companion show to Podcast Insider by Blubrry, Weekly Podcasting tips, opinions, gear, technology and news from a Veteran podcaster of over 16 years. Have a podcasting question? Ask here at the Podcast Help Desk.
The Podcast Landscape is Changing
One thing you can always say about how podcasting works, it's always changing. The last couple of weeks it seems that there is a sort of shift in how it works on basic levels. Or, does it work the same and only some apps are changing?
Apple changed Subscribe to Follow for free podcasts.
Apple added "Subscribe" for premium podcasting.
Spotify say "Me too!" and adds Premium Podcasting for a very limited number of people.
Apple may have changed how their app works when it comes to "followed" (ie. subscribed) podcasts work. *still not sure about that
Apple really hid the "Add show by URL" function in Apple Podcasts.
What do we indie podcasters have to do to insure our shows remain free of gatekeepers and the cancel culture?
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Apple Paid Subscription Podcasts – PHD162
Apple announced "Subscriptions" after changing the name of subscribing to a free podcast to "Follow". We have more details about that system. Today I will attempt to tell you, technically, how this is going to work and what it will not do.
Airing My Top 10 Podcasting Grievances – PHD161
100% my opinion. I air my podcasting grievances.
More Podcast Namespace Talk with Andy Lehman – PHD160
I love it when people correct me! Andy Lehman tells me all about what I didn't get quite right about the Podcast Namespace.
Podcast Namespaces in RSS – Explained – PHD159
In the history of podcasting, there have been a few Namespaces added to RSS to make podcasting work. Apple added the namespace, Google added the namespace and even Blubrry added the namespace. Now there is a new one done by independent podcasters, app developers, companies and other interested people called the namespace. It's done by the Podcast Index people at https://podcastindex.org.
I explain what a namespace is and go over the new tags being added by the "podcast" namespace.
How Podcasting Works – Back to Basics – PHD158
Today I want to go back to the REAL basics of how podcasting works. So, without going into a history lesson, podcasting has worked the same way since it started 16 years ago. (some say longer).
I really don’t know where we’d be without Mike’s insights. If you worry about not being up-to-date on the latest developments in podcasting, and how to make the most of the Blubrry platform, this is a must listen.
Keep up the incredible work!