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The show that takes it beyond how to podcast into keeping you podcasting with podcasting tips and information for the everyday podcaster + taking you inside Libsyn the largest podcast host and distribution network since 2004!

The Feed The Official Libsyn Podcast Elsie Escobar and Rob Walch

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    • 4.3 • 127 Ratings

The show that takes it beyond how to podcast into keeping you podcasting with podcasting tips and information for the everyday podcaster + taking you inside Libsyn the largest podcast host and distribution network since 2004!

    Podcast Artwork Breakdown and Podcaster Tips for Leaving Twitter

    Podcast Artwork Breakdown and Podcaster Tips for Leaving Twitter

    Libsyn UI update, have you checked out Libsyn Studio, and OMGosh Libsyn Connect plus all of your questions answered in an upcoming Ask Me Anything with Dave our newly minted Director of Education and Yvette our Senior Product Manager! Welcoming Taylor Kirch as director of product management.
    Plus, all the Twitter alternatives, feedback on podcast artwork, what is the idea length of a podcast, rebranding and relaunching, oh that Samsung Dalvik stats stuff, and mean and median download numbers.
    Audience feedback drives the show. We’d love for you to contact us and keep the conversation going! Email thefeed@libsyn.com, call 412–573–1934 or leave us a message on Speakpipe! We’d love to hear from you!
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    Quick Episode Summary :13 Intro 2:40 PROMO 1: Business Strategy (For Weenie ADHDprenerus) 3:12 Rob and Elsie conversation 4:08 All the Libsyn updates! UI 5:14 Libsyn Studio 6:06 Libsyn Connect 8:28 Hey! We have an AMA with Yvette and Dave 9:58 Taylor Kirch is our new director of product management! 10:44 Updates on all the new Twitter options: Post and Hive Thoughts on podcasters leaving Twitter 19:20 Streamyard now has local recordings for their plans 25:26 The artwork breakdown! (you can watch the YouTube channel) 26:50 Back Look Cinema 31:12 Fit Fizz Podcast 32:20 The Language of Bromance 33:57 Route 66 Podcast 36:59 Mics that we use to podcast on the go 40:08 PROMO 2: Flowers for the Culture 40:46 What is the ideal length for a podcast? 42:00 Optimizing your shownotes when copy/pasting 44:03 Best practices for rebranding and relaunching existing podcasts 47:22 A message from Mike Russell 49:28 How much to charge for ads, feed drops, etc 52:30 Podcast listening is good for your mental health 55:41 Is listening to podcasts better than watching them? 56:31 Dalvik - Samsung spike of downloads, what happened and how it was resolved 1:00:42 PROMO 3: Telehell 1:01: 32 Stats mean and median numbers 1:03:15 Where have we been and where are we going? Featured Podcast Promo + Audio PROMO 1: Business Strategy (For Weenie ADHDprenerus) PROMO 2: Flowers For The Culture PROMO 3: Telehell Where have we been and where are we going Mic Basics — How To Make Your Voice Sound Amazing! - YouTube Schedule | PODFEST EXPO Podcaster & Podcast Industry Conference - Podcast Movement Evolutions | Las Vegas 2023 2023 NAB Show She Podcasts LIVE 2022 • She Podcasts The Podcast Show Thank you to Nick from MicMe for our awesome intro!
    Podcasting Articles and Links mentioned by Rob and Elsie
    Leave us voice feedback! Episode 232 - Google Docs Ask Me Anything W/ Dave Jackson & Yvette Menase – Crowdcast Libsyn appoints ex-SiriusXM executive to drive product development across integrated platform Home / Post. Your Profile / Post. Hive Social Mike Russell Audio Rescue - Libsyn Ecamm Live - Powerful Live Streaming Platform for Mac Local Recording – StreamYard Help Center 📹 Video in podcasting and what to do about it? 💡 A Movie & Entertainment Podcast | The Back Look Cinema Podcast with Zach & Zo Homepage - What You Will Learn listening SUPERPOWER podcast The Author Inside You Podcast - FitFizz Language of Bromance Podcast Route 66 Podcast – Talks with people living and working along The Mother Road Listening to podcasts may help satisfy our psychological need for social connection, study finds Why people listen: Motivations and outcomes of podcast listening | PLOS ONE Samson — Q2U Recording and Podcasting Pack MV88+ Video Kit - Stereo Condenser Microphone - Shure USA HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We’d love it if you could please share The Feed with your Twitter followers. Click here to post a tweet!
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Studio, Connect and The Great Twitter Migration

    Studio, Connect and The Great Twitter Migration

    Libsyn Studio update, a special live recording of The Feed, Libsyn 5 refresh is live plus feedback on Libsyn Connect, the great Twitter migration, clarifying platform TOSs, the impact of being everywhere, tools for podcast planning in 2023, getting fired because of your podcast, the indypod census and as always download stats, this time, geographic and user agent.
    Audience feedback drives the show. We'd love for you to contact us and keep the conversation going! Email thefeed@libsyn.com, call 412-573-1934 or leave us a message on Speakpipe! We'd love to hear from you!
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    Quick Episode Summary :13 Intro 1:08 Interested in getting access to Libsyn Studio email yvette(at)libsyn(dot)com! 2:35 PROMO 1: Copaganda 3:14 Rob and Elsie conversation 3:59 We'll be recording a LIVE EPISODE OF THE FEED on November 30! 5:24 The Libsyn 5 refresh is live - let us know if you have any feedback product(at)libsyn(dot)com 7:32 A Libsyn Connect testimonial 10:44 The great Twitter migration, and where podcasters are going 13:32 Diving into Mastodon 32:00 When TOS are scary and how Libsyn solves that problem 35:28 Audio feedback from Mark on why it's awesome to be everywhere 39:32 Tools for podcast planning in 2023 41:24 Follow up from Rob on podcast artwork feedback 42:56 Looking for a computer voice over solution 47:50 When you update an episode with a new file where does it remain, and where does it change? 52:22 PROMO 2: Within The Realm 53:02 Do you need help with fixing a piece of audio? 54:48 Is it possible to get fired for having a podcast? 55:49 Losing 2 podcast hosting companies, Hipcast and Sounder with a pivot 56:28 Deadline for the submitting for the 2023 Ambies is November 18 57:13 Are people listening to the audio or watching the video for podcasts? 59:54 Does the industry include video views as podcast downloads for shows? Or it is still seen as separate 1:04:02 How to gage podcast listenership 1:06:17 PROMO 3: That's All Funny 1:06:52 Stats: geographic and user agent 1:11:31 Where have we been? Where are we going? Featured Podcast Promo + Audio PROMO 1: Copaganda PROMO 2: Within The Realm PROMO 3: That's All Funny Where have we been and where are we going Breakthroughs In Podcasting Success - YouTube Special Live Recording of The Feed - YouTube Schedule | PODFEST EXPO Podcaster & Podcast Industry Conference - Podcast Movement Evolutions | Las Vegas 2023 2023 NAB Show She Podcasts LIVE 2022 • She Podcasts Thank you to Nick from MicMe for our awesome intro!
    Podcasting Articles and Links mentioned by Rob and Elsie
    Leave us voice feedback! Special Live Recording of The Feed - YouTube Elsie (@elsie@mastodon.coffee) - Mastodon ☕ podcast411 (@podcast411@mastodon.online) - Mastodon Podcasting Community on Discord The Lawfare Podcast: Decentralized Social Media and the Great Twitter Exodus - Lawfare How to Join the Twitter Alternative Mastodon Google and Twitter veteran maps out a Twitter alternative | TechCrunch Make an inventoy part of your podcast plan - Official Libsyn Blog Year end podcast planning - Official Libsyn Blog Typecast | Best Text to Speech AI Voice Actors for Video Terms of Use | Help Center Best Free Text To Speech Voice Reader | Speechify Mike Russell Audio Rescue - Libsyn When Nate from the Nate & Di show was fired (MP3) LIVE SHOW DETAILS — The Ambies® — Awards for Excellence in Audio IndyPod Census 2022 Podcast Advertising Rates 2022 CPM Rate Stays Steady - Podcast Business Journal HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share The Feed with your Twitter followers. Click here to post a tweet!
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    18 Years of Libsyn, Apple Podcasts Updates & Relaunching Your Podcast Tips

    18 Years of Libsyn, Apple Podcasts Updates & Relaunching Your Podcast Tips

    Happy 18th birthday Libsyn, Apple Podcasts holiday hours and the Libsyn holiday hours, iPadOS 16.1 and the new Apple Podcasts redesign! The new Apple Podcasts virtual workshops, Libsyn updated main navigation, all sorts of Twitter Spaces follow up, YouTube handles! Tips for "relaunching" your podcast, The new Rode x sub-brand for streamers, and of course the latest mean and median download numbers!
    Audience feedback drives the show. We'd love for you to contact us and keep the conversation going! Email thefeed@libsyn.com, call 412-573-1934 or leave us a message on Speakpipe! We'd love to hear from you!
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    Quick Episode Summary :13 Intro 2:29 PROMO 1: The Irish and Celtic Podcast 2:57 Rob and Elsie conversation 3:40 Happy 18th birthday Libsyn! 5:22 Apple Podcasts holiday hours 7:52 Libsyn holiday hours 9:49 iPadOS and the Apple Podcasts redesign 16:40 Virtual sessions from Apple Podcasts, what's new, setting up your subscription and marketing tools and resources 19:40 Third party content settings within the Libsyn Dashboard 22:51 Libsyn updated main navigation 25:07 More info on Twitter Space for podcasters 31:24 Audio feedback: thank you from the A&P Professor 33:51 YouTube handles 39:32 Bulk importing your episodes into YouTube from the Libsyn dashboard 41:45 Promo 2: Bone Valley 42:29 More image services to use to design your podcast artwork 43:15 Is it possible to run an episode only in a specific region? 46:01 Best practices for relaunching a show with a different theme 51:10 Tags within the Libsyn dashboard, where do they go 52:37 New gear from Rode for their new sub-brand for streamers 57:15 What is mean and what is median 1:00:08 Promo 3: The Snack Show 1:00:47 Stats, mean and median numbers 1:02:30 Where have we been 1:04:56 Where are we going? Featured Podcast Promo + Audio PROMO 1: The Irish and Celtic Podcast PROMO 2: Bone Valley PROMO 3: The Snack Show Kevin from The A&P Professor Where have we been and where are we going October 2022: What’s new - Apple Podcasts for Creators Apple Podcasts Zealous Latest Twitter Spaces LIVE now! - SpacesDashboard.com Download Twitter Spaces Recordings for Free | Flowjin Ileane Chris Nessi Jennifer Navarrete Beautiful Free Images & Pictures | Unsplash Free Stock Photos, Royalty Free Stock Images & Copyright Free Pictures · Pexels Making Ways: The Art of Music on Apple Podcasts NEW RODE X Microphones: XDM 100, XCM 50 & Unify Hands On! - YouTube Rode launches gaming division with mics, streaming software | Digital Trends Tips & Tricks from Jim Harold — A Professional Scary Podcast Host - YouTube Breakthroughs In Podcasting Success - YouTube Slumberland 100 Thank you to Nick from MicMe for our awesome intro!
    Podcasting Articles and Links mentioned by Rob and Elsie
    Leave us voice feedback! HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share The Feed with your Twitter followers. Click here to post a tweet!
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    Download The Feed App for iOS and Android Call 412-573-1934 Email thefeed@libsyn.com Use our Speakpipe Page

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Twitter Spaces For Podcasters and The Worst Podcasting Tips

    Twitter Spaces For Podcasters and The Worst Podcasting Tips

    Get ready for all kinds of Libsyn Connect follow up, experiences from a podcaster as a Twitter Spaces newbie, a too good to be true service, making a podcasting intro and outro interesting, how to keep podcasting through the end of the year, who is a winner of the podcast influencer award for 2022, fictional characters doing it wrong in podcasting, wanna land a sponsor? We got you covered and of course stats, geographic and user agent!
    Audience feedback drives the show. We'd love for you to contact us and keep the conversation going! Email thefeed@libsyn.com, call 412-573-1934 or leave us a message on Speakpipe! We'd love to hear from you!
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    Quick Episode Summary :13 Intro 2:26 PROMO 1: On The Road Rob and Elsie conversation 4:27 Libsyn Connect feedback 7:49 Elsie's experience in using Twitter Spaces 14:59 Rob shares about Pixabay 18:24 "How can I make my podcast intro/outro sound interesting and not repetitive and boring?" 22:51 PROMO 2: Legends of the Pacific Ep 12 23:42 Taking time off at the end of the year and not losing audience 31:20 She Podcasts influencer of the year! 33:27 Podcasting has made it now that podcasting is being recognized as not being done right by other media 38:28 How can one find sponsorships for your podcast 44:14 Google Podcasts Manager is asking you to re-verify the feed for your podcast 45:26 PROMO 3: Piecing it Together 46:11 Why does a podcast keep stopping? 48:46 Fake AI Joe Rogan and Steve Jobs? 52:44 The worst podcasting tips 54:47 PROMO 4: Awesome Movie Year 55:39 Stats: Geographic and user agent 1:00:41 Where have we been and where are we going? Featured Podcast Promo + Audio PROMO 1: On The Road PROMO 2: Legends From The Pacific Ep 12 PROMO 3: Piecing it Together PROMO 4: Awesome Movie Year Where have we been and where are we going The Benefits of an Advertising Marketplace for Podcasters & Advertisers - YouTube Tips & Tricks from Jim Harold — A Professional Scary Podcast Host - YouTube Create a podcast that's scary good - Official Libsyn Blog Breakthroughs In Podcasting Success - YouTube Afros and Audio Thank you to Nick from MicMe for our awesome intro!
    Podcasting Articles and Links mentioned by Rob and Elsie
    Leave us voice feedback! Play recording: Podcast Advertising Deep Dive (follow-up and re-cap) Play recording: Breaking the Podcast Growth Plateau (Recap and follow-up!) Pixabay License Tips for taking time off from podcasting - Official Libsyn Blog Podcast Awards - The People's Choice In TV and movies, suddenly everyone’s a podcaster - Vox FBI Retired Case File Review Podcast Fake Joe Rogan interviews ghost of Steve Jobs on AI-made podcast | AppleInsider podcast.ai Worst podcasting mistakes on Twitter Podcast Advertising Rates 2022 The Benefits of an Advertising Marketplace for Podcasters & Advertisers - YouTube Tips & Tricks from Jim Harold — A Professional Scary Podcast Host - YouTube Create a podcast that's scary good - Official Libsyn Blog Breakthroughs In Podcasting Success - YouTube HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share The Feed with your Twitter followers. Click here to post a tweet!
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    FEEDBACK AND PROMOTION ON THE SHOW You can ask your questions, make comments and create a segment about podcasting for podcasters! Let your voice be heard.
    Download The Feed App for iOS and Android Call 412-573-1934 Email thefeed@libsyn.com Use our Speakpipe Page

    • 1 hr 4 min
    All The Buying of Listeners

    All The Buying of Listeners

    Feedback for Libsyn Connect, that Bloomberg article from Ashley Carman, more on localization and Spanish support, how to start and how to promote your podcast - yep. We cover so many bits and bob and of course stats, mean and median numbers!
    Audience feedback drives the show. We'd love for you to contact us and keep the conversation going! Email thefeed@libsyn.com, call 412-573-1934 or leave us a message on Speakpipe! We'd love to hear from you!
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    Quick Episode Summary :13 Intro 2:17 PROMO 1: The Teardown 2:48 Rob and Elsie conversation 3:51 Follow up on Libsyn Connect! Who wants in? 9:26 All the buying of listeners through mobile game ads 18:23nLoving on the Spanish support for Libsyn 21:10 What kind of content would you love for us to create? 24:19 Rob's session recap on starting and growing your audience 36:06 Rob also got feedback on his session and he reads the feedback on the show! 41:05 PROMO 2: The Springfield Three 41:52 Season questions! Changing the show artwork per season, and how to set the numbers for a season 43:46 CNN and their Audio Podcast division 47:29 PROMO 3: Modem Mischief 48:11 Stats! Mean and Median download numbers 49:48 Where have we been and where are we going? Featured Podcast Promo + Audio PROMO 1: The Teardown PROMO 2: The Springfield Three: A Small Town Disappearance PROMO 3: Modem Mischief Where have we been and where are we going Afros & Audio Podfest NAB NYC Thank you to Nick from MicMe for our awesome intro!
    Podcasting Articles and Links mentioned by Rob and Elsie
    Leave us voice feedback! Inside Podcasters' Explosive Audience Growth - Bloomberg Podcasters Are Buying Millions of Listeners With Mobile Ads | Time Rewarded Traffic: The Inorganic User Engine Driving Ad Campaigns on Major Websites and Podcasts - DeepSee.io CNN Cuts Down Podcast Programming and Audio Department Manage your podcast effectively feat. Rob Walch - Should I Start A Podcast | Podcast on Spotify Don't Plateau! Keep Increasing Your Podcast Audience - YouTube Great podcasting tips from Dave Jackson - Podcast Guests The Benefits of an Advertising Marketplace for Podcasters & Advertisers - YouTube HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share The Feed with your Twitter followers. Click here to post a tweet!
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    Download The Feed App for iOS and Android Call 412-573-1934 Email thefeed@libsyn.com Use our Speakpipe Page

    • 55 min
    Spanish Support and Libsyn Connect

    Spanish Support and Libsyn Connect

    Spanish support for Libsyn! Remote recording - what are we using? Hardware-wise the Samson Q2U, the Shure MV88+ and debuting, 📣 Libsyn Connect! Breaking down all the Apple Podcasts updates for iOS 16, Twitter rolling up podcasts into Twitter Blue, what's the best podcast app for Android? We need your help! A bit of commentary on video podcasts, longer episodes vs shorter episodes? And of course stats! This time geographic and user agents
    Audience feedback drives the show. We'd love for you to contact us and keep the conversation going! Email thefeed@libsyn.com, call 412-573-1934 or leave us a message on Speakpipe! We'd love to hear from you!
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    Quick Episode Summary :13 Intro 2:47 PROMO 1: Childless Not By Choice 3:15 Rob and Elsie conversation 4:06 Libsyn has just rolled out Spanish support! 12:30 Where are we and how are we recording this episode? 16:23 Introducing Libsyn Connect! 23:17 Apple Podcasts and all the iOS 16 features - we break it down 38:25 PROMO 2: Everyday Leadership 38:57 Twitter started rolling out podcasts to Twitter Blue 42:15 Voice feedback from Patrick: question about website URLs 45:38 What are some of the reasons why people unsubscribe from RSS feeds? 48:40 What is the best podcast app for Android phones? What makes it better than others, and what features does it have that others don't have? 49:35 Nick Quah and video podcasting takes 55:51 Please listen to a podcast episode before you pitch yourself or others to be a guest 57:15 What are the benefits and drawbacks of having longer episodes of a podcast (as opposed to shorter ones)? 1:01:06 PROMO 3: Nerds of Joy 1:01:39 Stats: geographic and user agent 1:05:36 Where have we been and where are we going? Featured Podcast Promo + Audio PROMO 1: Childless Not By Choice PROMO 2: Everyday Leadership PROMO 3: Nerds of Joy Patrick from The Big Seance Thank you to Nick from MicMe for our awesome intro!
    Podcasting Articles and Links mentioned by Rob and Elsie
    Leave us voice feedback! Amazon.com: Samson Technologies Q2U USB/XLR Dynamic Microphone Recording and Podcasting Pack (Includes Mic Clip, Desktop Stand, Windscreen and Cables), silver : Musical Instruments Amazon.com: Shure MV88+ Video Kit with Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone for Apple and Android : Musical Instruments Solid Arm | elgato.com iOS 16 Updates - Apple Podcasts for Creators Twitter starts rolling out podcasts to Blue subscribers | Engadget Top 25 B2B Content Marketing Influencers and Experts To Follow #CMWorld 2022 Why Are Podcast Studios Suddenly Obsessed With Video? Podcast Advertising Rates 2022 Podcast Advertising LWC Studios (@LWCstudios) / Twitter ♥ Elsie Escobar on Twitter: "Thanks to all that attended the #PodcastingSeriously Space from @LWCstudios! We chatted about all kinds of things regarding #podcastinggear on a budget. Wanted to share the biggest take away & resources mentioned! Here we go! The Elsie take on podcasting gear on a budget 👇🏽" / Twitter Ep 372 of She Podcasts: The Postponement HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share The Feed with your Twitter followers. Click here to post a tweet!
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    Download The Feed App for iOS and Android Call 412-573-1934 Email thefeed@libsyn.com Use our Speakpipe Page

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 Ratings

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