We've been working with Audioburst for over a year now and are happy to offer you another new perk - their Premium Creators feature. Mike spoke with Amir, their CEO and they discuss what makes their new feature so enticing.
Meanwhile, once Todd and Mike joined to chat about things in podcasting like the Wondery sale to Amazon, Twitter buying Breaker, Megaphone getting themselves into some hot water and more, Todd's cat decided to join the show.
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Recorded live from two well-separated and socially distanced podcast studios in northern and southern Michigan; here’s Podcast Insider.
Live Facebook recording.
Amazon is buying Wondery for a reported $300 million.
Twitter is buying Breaker (and killing the app).
Five podcast trends to watch in 2021 from the Irish Examiner.
NPR Podcast Challenge: Open for middle and high school students, submit by March 15.
Megaphone now on block lists for the tracking of podcast listeners.
Rob Greenlee of Libsyn did not step down as chairman of the Podcast Academy. They elected new officers. He is still on the board of governors.
Is there a best day of the week or time to release new episodes?
New things coming in 2021!
Tips for Planning Your Podcast, from our Podcast insider blog.
Audioburst Creator’s Premium feature available in the Blubrry Dashboard (30 day free trial), learn more here.
Amir Hirsh, CEO/Co-founder
Question(s) of the Week:
Question: I published my episode just now. Why can’t I see it in the xxxx directory or app?
Answer: All podcast directories and apps run off your RSS feed. When you update your feed with a new episode, directories, apps and subscribers all check the RSS feed to see if something is new. This is not instant.
ALL these places and your subscribers PULL your feed. Yes, it's available in your feed cause you pushed it, but the directories haven't pulled anything just yet.
It asks for your feed when it gets around to it and PULLS your feed to update your listing (typically in bulk with other shows). Your listeners subscribe to your feed and after that never really touch Apple Podcasts or the other services again. They are just subscribed to your feed directly in their app of choice. As long as when you publish an episode, you get it if you are subscribed, everything is working. It works the same as every other directory or app (other than Spotify currently).
There is nothing we or you can do to make that faster. It takes whatever time it takes. To check your RSS feed to make sure it’s working and which episodes are in it, go to CastFeedValidator.com and put your RSS feed address in the box and validate. That will show you what is in the feed and as long as the episode you are looking for is there, it will get to all the directories and apps in time.
I just want you to understand, there is nothing wrong with your feed, anything Blubrry is doing or anything you are doing. It's all based on when your RSS gets pulled by these places. The important part is your feed is up to date and the rest of the world will update it when they want to. We can't force them (unfortunately).
On Saturday’s Podcast Help Desk episode, Creating Your Own Podcasting Platform.
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