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How to start a podcast

In this guide, I’m going to show you how to start a podcast. First, I’ll give you some microphone recommendations. Some folks assume you have to spend a lot of money on equipment, but that’s not true. For instance, you can buy a great podcasting mic for $65. Second, I’ll show you what software to...

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Transistor vs PodBean for podcast hosting

I just got this question on our live chat: Can you tell me what makes you different than PodBean? Podcast analytics on Transistor vs PodBean Transistor’s podcast analytics were built with brands and professionals in mind: Transistor’s podcast stats will show you: Average downloads per episode, organized by “first 7, 30, 60, and 90 days.”...

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Why Arnold Schwarzenegger should start a podcast

Arnold recently announced on Twitter that he’s starting an email newsletter. On his website he says: I have the best fans in the world, and I want to be able to keep you updated on what I’m doing. I’m sure you already follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and reddit, but I’d also love to...

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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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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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