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Blubrry's Official Podcast

    Live Demos and Webinars Galore

    Live Demos and Webinars Galore

    Recently we've been quite busy with live demos, webinars and virtual events. Podcasters are no stranger to live recordings, and the industry is buzzing with collaboration and information sharing. The Blubrry team is hosting some webinars and demos this week and next.



    Welcome Todd back this episode, as he and Mike chat about podcast listening being at an all time high, updates from SiriusSM and Google Play Music and more. And if podcasters themselves are looking to expand into different directories, we now offer Podcast Index and Amazon Music.



    In podcasting, and as in life, what can go wrong, will go wrong. The important thing is how you react to it, that's our best practice tip this episode.



    Live Facebook recording.



    Thanks for joining us this episode of Podcast Insider. Looking to be a guest on the show? Let us know.



    Recorded live from two well-separated and socially distant podcast studios in northern and southern Michigan; here’s Podcast Insider.

    News



    PM20 Virtual going on this week and next week, end Oct. 29.



    Joe Rogan show on hold for positive COVID test of a producer.



    Podcast listening at an all-time high. Given how 2020 is going, this is somewhat to be expected.



    SiriusXM’s purchase of Stitcher is complete. Stitcher's podcasts now are now available on Pandora.



    Google Play MUSIC is Dead, Dead, Dead.



    Podinstall, another podcast PWA. See our listing here.



    Spotify removed four QAnon related podcasts.



    NPR announced their 3rd annual Student Podcast Challenge.





    Best Practice:

    What can go wrong will go wrong, don’t sweat it.



    Blubrry News:



    Live exhibitor demos will be happening next week, streamed on Facebook as well. 4pm Tuesday the 27th and 3pm Thursday the 29th.

    Private Internal Podcast webinars tomorrow,  Friday the 23rd at 10am for Business and 11am for Indie Podcasters.  Find information here.



    Submit to Podcast Index from Blubrry Podcaster Dashboard.

    Submit to Amazon Music from Blubrry Podcaster Dashboard.

    Podcast namespace by PodcastIndex.org, soon Blubrry will support the new tags. 

    Professional hosting webinar on Friday, Oct. 30. 11 AM EST.





    Interview:

    Blubrry podcasters, let us interview you for the show! Tell your story of podcasting right here on Podcast Insider. Email Todd@blubrry.com, Mike@blubrry.com or MacKenzie@blubrry.com.



    Support: 



    Where to find our documentation: create.blubrry.com. That site has a TON of information about Blubrry, PowerPress and our services plus a lot of general information about podcasting, including our Podcast Manual.



    WordPress sites have a Media Library, designed for photos or other files you want to be available on your site in pages or posts. This is not meant for podcast episodes/files. Blubrry hosted podcasts, using PowerPress, have another box lower in the post called “podcast episode”. That is where your podcast media goes, not the WordPress media library.





    Promo code INSIDER for a free month at Blubrry.com



    Coming at you this week from Blubrry Studios in Columbus, Ohio and Northern Michigan. Produced by the Blubrry Pro-Production team.



    Schedule a one-on-one with Todd (hosting customers only) Email todd@blubrry.com

    Schedule a tech checkup with Mike (hosting customers only) Email mike@blubrry.com

    Send us your podcast sticker and a self-address stamped envelope (SASE) and we will send you a Blubrry care package.



    Our mailing address is:

    Blubrry – MacKenzie

    150 E. Campus View Blvd. #180

    Columbus, Ohio 43235

    • 22 min
    Minor but Important Additions to Podcast RSS Feeds, featuring Stacey Mack

    Minor but Important Additions to Podcast RSS Feeds, featuring Stacey Mack

    It's worthwhile to have a podcast host that implements new features in a timely manner, for instance new tags that seem minor can have significant importance to podcast RSS feeds.



    Filling in for Todd this week, MacKenzie and Mike discuss the Podcast Academy awards, just what is going on currently with Podcast Index and elements of RSS, new information from Google Podcasts Manager and more.



    Looking to improve your SEO? We recently wrote about how to make the best of podcast SEO, in a few easy ways. Thanks to Stacey for being a Blubrry customer and chatting with Todd.



    Thanks for joining us this episode of Podcast Insider. Looking to be a guest on the show? Let us know.



    Recorded live from two well-separated and socially distant podcast studios in northern and southern Michigan; here’s Podcast Insider.

    News:



    The Podcast Academy announces The Ambies, the name of their awards.



    New podcast RSS namespace, adding elements to RSS.



    Google Podcasts Manager: New feature, Web Search Performance. “How people find your show.”



    NightBuds! A cool kickstarter project for those that like to listen while they sleep.



    Spotify will now allow full songs to be included in Spotify-exclusive podcasts.





    Best Practice:

    SEO for Podcasters? YES! Learn some tips here.



    Blubrry News:



    PowerPress 8.4 beta is out. Give it a try!



    Private Internal Podcast webinars are,  Friday Oct. 16th at 10am for Business and 11am for Indie Podcasters. Information and sign up here.



    Michael Harren of MikeyPod  is Blubrry’s October Podcaster of the Month!





    Interview:

     Stacey Mack  - Grateful Badass

    Blubrry podcasters, let us interview you for the show! Tell your story of podcasting right here on Podcast Insider. Email Todd@blubrry.com, Mike@blubrry.com or MacKenzie@blubrry.com.



    Support:



    Caching on your website





    Not related to browser caching



    Happens on your web server



    Can cause your feed not to update



    Can cause any website changes to not show up right away



    There are lots of caching systems. Ask your web hosting provider to explain how to clear, purge, delete, empty or otherwise delete the cache after you work on your site or publish a post (most of them will clear automatically).







    Connect with Stacey here...



    Website

    Podcast

    Facebook

    Twitter

    Instagram



    Promo code INSIDER for a free month at Blubrry.com



    Coming at you this week from Blubrry Studios in Columbus, Ohio and Northern Michigan. Produced by the Blubrry Pro-Production team.



    Schedule a one-on-one with Todd (hosting customers only) Email todd@blubrry.com

    Schedule a tech checkup with Mike (hosting customers only) Email mike@blubrry.com

    Send us your podcast sticker and a self-address stamped envelope (SASE) and we will send you a Blubrry care package.



    Our mailing address is:

    Blubrry – MacKenzie

    150 E. Campus View Blvd. #180

    Columbus, Ohio 43235

    • 56 min
    Powerful Women in Podcasting

    Powerful Women in Podcasting

    Last week Blubrry was lucky enough to have two sessions for International Podcast Day, one of which was hosted by MacKenzie Bennett, Powerful Women in Podcasting. She was joined by two guests, Candy O'Terry and Laura Wiese, both heavily involved in different aspects of podcasting.



    Check out the news update from Mike at the beginning of the episode and then replay of the IPD session. And we recently started out Instagram account, Blubrry_Podcasting. Go ahead and follow us for podcast tips, education on our services, info on events and more.



    Thanks for joining us in this episode of Podcast Insider. Looking to be a guest on the show? Let us know.

    News:



    Google announces its teams for the 2020-21 Google Podcasts creator program.



    ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) announced OzPod will not be taking place in 2020.



    IAB removes Apple Watch numbers from certified stats (including Blubrry) starting October 1st.



    Joe Rogan says Spotify is NOT muzzling him.



    Blubrry News:



    Private Internal Podcasting Webinars: Tomorrow, Friday Oct. 9. Business Podcasters 10AM EDT. Indie Podcasters 11AM EDT. Learn more here and sign up to attend!



    Take a look at our Podcast Movement 2020 virtual booth. If you are attending, check us out when the show opens on October 19-29th. Todd will be speaking,  join us and sign up to attend here. P.S, use the code Blubrry50 to get $50 off your ticket!





    Interview:

    Replay from International Podcast Day 2020

    Powerful Women in Podcasting with MacKenzie Bennett, Candy O’Terry and Laura Wiese

    Blubrry podcasters, let us interview you for the show! Tell your story of podcasting right here on Podcast Insider. Email Todd@blubrry.com, Mike@blubrry.com or MacKenzie@blubrry.com.



    Connect with Laura Wiese...



    Website

    Instagram

    Email



    Connect with Candy O'Terry...



    Website

    Facebook

    Twitter

    Instagram



    Promo code INSIDER for a free month at Blubrry.com



    Coming at you this week from the Blubrry North studios in Michigan. Produced by the Blubrry Pro-Production team.



    Schedule a one-on-one with Todd (hosting customers only) Email todd@blubrry.com

    Schedule a tech checkup with Mike (hosting customers only) Email mike@blubrry.com

    Send us your podcast sticker and a self-address stamped envelope (SASE) and we will send you a Blubrry care package.



    Our mailing address is:

    Blubrry – MacKenzie

    150 E. Campus View Blvd. #180

    Columbus, Ohio 43235

    • 1 hr
    Podcasting History and Future with Adam Curry

    Podcasting History and Future with Adam Curry

    Today Todd, Mike and Adam talk about the history and future of podcasting. They also cover some news stories and some advice for podcasters to keep up with your fans and listeners.



    **Warning - The interview part of this episode contains just a few curse words.  Nothing terrible, but may not be safe for work or children **



     



     

    News:



    People’s Choice Podcast Award Winners! Congratulations!!

    Podfriend has released a Progressive Web App Podcast Player using the Podcast Index. - Check out our listing

    Megyn Kelly escapes the corporate overlords with her own podcast

    New Echo Dots from Amazon

    Apple buys Scout FM and kills it - New features in Apple podcasts because of it



    Best Practice: Follow up with your fans!

    Blubrry News:



    PowerPress 8.4 in internal testing. We should be ready for beta testers next week.  Email Support@blubrry.com if you would like to test it.

    International Podcast Day was yesterday. We had 2 sessions. Powerful women in podcasting with MacKenzie and Podcasting History / Podcasting 2.0 With Mike and Todd with Adam Curry.



    Interview: Adam Curry "The Podfather" - NoAgenda Show





    Connect with Adam Curry here...



    Website

    Podcast Index Social

    Twitter

    Email

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Podcast Platforms

    Podcast Platforms

    There are a variety of podcast platforms available for shows to be found on and podcasters to submit to, but not all are created equal. They are all have certain features and quirks, Todd and Mike get into some pros and cons of the major directories currently available and relevant.



    Don't miss some virtual events coming up real soon, including International Podcast Day, we're platinum sponsors!



    Live Facebook Recording.



    Thanks for joining us this episode of Podcast Insider. Looking to be a guest on the show? Let us know.



    Recorded live from two well-separated and socially distant podcast studios in northern and southern Michigan; here’s Podcast Insider.

    News:



    Spotify is testing listener polls in their app.



    Podcast Movement announced another keynote speaker, Mark Cuban.



    Zoom releasing is new soundboard designed for podcasting. Looks similar to the RODEcaster Pro. They will be available mid November.



    Spotify employees say they will strike if Joe Rogan’s episodes are not edited or removed.



    Charlotte Podcast Festival is October 5-30th, they'll have free sessions all month.



    Best Practice:

    What podcast apps do you want your podcast listed in? 

    You can choose what apps you want your podcast to be distributed to. You don’t need to be listed in all the major players. Why would you NOT want to be in a particular app? 





    Most of your potential listeners do not use that app, for example, a linux podcast may not need to be in Apple Podcasts although it doesn’t hurt anything. Or a podcast specifically about Apple Products, likely wouldn’t do well on Google Podcasts.



    The directory/app does things you don’t agree with, for example, they put ads in or around your episodes.



    The app does not attribute the show to you and makes it seem like they own your show.



    Terms of service, for example, some apps say you can’t say something bad about their company. Or you can’t talk about xx topic.



    You get an exclusive deal with an app/company to be only on their platform.





    Blubrry News:



    International Podcast Day is next week, September 30.  Schedule:



    Session 1: 11am PDT - Powerful Women in Podcasting: Candy O’Terry and Laura Wiese will be joining MacKenzie.

    Session 2: 5pm PDT - Todd and Mike will have Adam Curry on to talk about Podcast history and Podcasting 2.0 (podcastindex.org).





    The Blubrry website has been updated. The homepage and our main service pages were released, look for more changes the rest of the year. Tell us what you think!

    Our newsletter went out this week but it might have ended up in your spam folder. If it did, please mark it as safe!











    Interview:

    No interview this week.  

    Blubrry podcasters, let us interview you for the show! Tell your story of podcasting right here on Podcast Insider. Email Todd@blubrry.com, Mike@blubrry.com or MacKenzie@blubrry.com.



    Support: 



    You can have an account at Blubrry without any services. Services are subscriptions.



    Account: Your login email/password at Blubrry.com.



    Show listing: A listing for a podcast within your account.



    Subscription: Either Free Stats, Pro Stats or Hosting plans.







    More tags for Blubrry Publisher users.



    Subtitle (not used anywhere but populates the tag.



    The main text box populates the tag (which has live links and formatting).



    In the Advanced Apple Podcasts Options, there is now a “RSS Description” box.  That populates the tag for the episode.

    • 37 min
    Presidential Debate on a Podcast?

    Presidential Debate on a Podcast?

    It's been a long seven months here in the United States (as it has been elsewhere), and we're only two weeks away from the U.S Presidential Debates - which was recently suggested to be hosted on Joe Rogan's podcast, with Donald Trump and Joe Biden. We ask, is a presidential debate on a podcast a good idea?



    Don't worry we discuss more than just politics integrated into politics this episode. Such as news from Amazon Music / Audible, some moves to the Apple team, and some upcoming events.



    Live Facebook Recording.



    Thanks for joining us this episode of Podcast Insider. Looking to be a guest on the show? Let us know.



    Recorded live from two well-separated and socially distant podcast studios in northern and southern Michigan; here’s Podcast Insider.

    News:



    Amazon Music / Audible added podcasts in the US, UK, Germany and Japan.



    Jake Shapiro, CEO of Radio Public and PRX founder moves to Apple Podcasts.



    Kara Swisher joins the New Your Times with a podcast called Sway.



    Apple updates with iOS14 and iPadOS14.  Some new things in Apple Podcasts.



    Presidential Debate on a Podcast? For four hours?!



    Podfest is doing a Podcast Masterclass on Sept 28 - October 2nd.





    Best Practice:

    Audio levels and tools for editing/recording

    For Podcast insider, we use a lot of tools. 





    Auphonic for leveling + Blubrry Pro Production



    Audition, for editing and final file creation



    Recorded on each end with hardware recorders.  Rodcaster Pro and Dennon digital audio recorder as a backup.





    Blubrry News:



    Blubrry at 15!  We had a Facebook Live “party” celebrating 15 years in business. See the replay here.



    New website coming soon! Watch for it at blubrry.com in the next few weeks.



    International Podcast Day: Coming up shortly, Sept 30. Potentially still looking for a second guest to join the Powerful Women session with MacKenzie.



    Newsletter will be going out next week, keep an eye out in your inbox.





    Interview:

    No interview this week, we will replay our 15-year anniversary live steam at the end of the show. 

    Blubrry podcasters, let us interview you for the show! Tell your story of podcasting right here on Podcast Insider. Email Todd@blubrry.com, Mike@blubrry.com or MacKenzie@blubrry.com.



    Support: 



    Amazon Music / Audible podcasts: YES, we will be building in support for Amazon in our products. If you'd like to submit your show now, head here.



    Push vs. Pull: RSS (and podcasting) is a PULL. You create your show and create an RSS feed.  All the directories and apps PULL your show when they can. It can take 24-72 hours. This is normal. That is why you want your listeners to subscribe; if they do they get episodes as soon as their app pulls your feed (normally within an hour).



    Promo code INSIDER for a free month at Blubrry.com



    Coming at you this week from two very separate podcast studios in Michigan. Produced by the Blubrry Pro-Production team.



    Schedule a one-on-one with Todd (hosting customers only) Email todd@blubrry.com

    Schedule a tech checkup with Mike (hosting customers only) Email mike@blubrry.com

    Send us your podcast sticker and a self-address stamped envelope (SASE) and we will send you a Blubrry care package.



    Our mailing address is:

    Blubrry – MacKenzie

    150 E. Campus View Blvd. #180

    Columbus, Ohio 43235

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

App Rover ,

Ok except for creaky voice

Content is usually good and I like Mackenzie's personality, but she often ends her statements with creaky voice. Argh. Makes it hard to listen to. Please end statements in a normal vocal tone rather than creaky tone.

Bigredrobot ,

Podcasters Podcast

For those who are podcasters, I think the topics and industry news is valuable. Other reviews say its not flashy but coming from a video podcaster, no audio podcast is going to have as much production value. The audio is clear and polished. If I could give any feedback, make your guests review on iTunes to help water down bad reviews.

Me  ,

Great show with a Great Host

PowerPress team is the best!

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