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How do you manually add a podcast feed to iOS and Android

Most podcast players include a directory of podcasts that allow you to search and find the show you want. But occasionally, you’ll need to manually add a podcast to your app. This is true for private podcast feeds, or for podcasts that haven’t submitted their feed to Apple, Google, or Spotify for indexing. Note: this...

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The best free music for your podcast in 2019

If you’re looking for free, quality music for your podcast intro, here are some sites I recommend: Music for Makers – when you sign up for their mailing list you’ll get a new free track every week. There’s a lot of variety in the songs that Logan produces. I ended up upgrading to the paid...

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Public podcast analytics

How do our podcast stats compare to other users? While we can’t share all of our users’ podcast numbers, we can share our company’s podcast’s stats. Jon and I do a show together called “Build your SaaS.” Here are our numbers. Top-level analytics We’re estimating that we have 1,534 folks subscribed to the show. Update: Here’s...

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Why is Dr. Phil starting a podcast?

On Twitter, Allan Klement pointed out that established media entities, like Conan O’Brien, have started using podcasts to expand their brands. In a sense, this is something that traditional media has been doing for decades: expanding into other channels, offering “behind the scenes” content, increasing their distribution. But this most recent wave of podcasting is...

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How to make money podcasting in 2019

When people hear that Joe Rogan is making $25 – $50 million a year from his podcast, they take notice. However, most folks forget that Joe started his podcast back in 2009. “The Joe Rogan Experience” was one of the first comedy podcasts, and he did it for years before it made any money. It...

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The best free Android podcast apps in 2019

Is there a free app on Android that can download and play podcasts? For years, Apple has had a myriad of podcast players, but there haven’t been many good options on Android. But now, in 2019, there are a number of Android podcast player apps that we recommend: Google Podcasts – Google released its own native...

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DIY podcasting studio: Justin Jackson’s setup

When I started podcasting in 2012, my co-host and I just used the microphone on our Apple earbuds. I was recording in my basement at the time. Since then, I’ve upgraded my equipment and my studio setup, but it’s still not super crazy (or expensive). My studio I help run a coworking office in Vernon....

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How podcast distribution works – upload once and have it publish on multiple platforms

To upload a podcast, and have it distributed on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, and others, you’ll want to follow these steps: Sign up for a podcast hosting service (Transistor, Simplecast, Libsyn). Your podcast hosting platform will generate a podcast-ready RSS feed for you. Example: feeds.transistor.fm/build-your-saas Next, if you haven’t already, you’ll...

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Dana Carvey and Conan O’Brien think podcasting is a “different kind of sport.”

In the most recent episode of Conan O’Brien’s podcast, he and Dana Carvey discussed podcasts as a form of entertainment. (Link) Conan O’Brien: We were talking about this: we’re in this world now of podcasts. Just at this moment. Dana Carvey: Yes. Conan O’Brien: And what I’ve noticed, when I’ve seen people that do podcasts then go out...

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Tips for getting more Twitter followers for your podcast

On Reddit, a user asks: We have somewhere between 500-800 regular listeners, but only about 100 of them follow us on Twitter. What can we do to build up our Twitter followers? Remember, growing an audience on Twitter (or for your podcast!) is a long-term game. Thankfully, the rule for growing followers is the same,...

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