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How to promote your podcast

Want more listeners for your podcast? Here are some podcast marketing ideas for your show.

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How to start a podcast

Learn how to record and edit your show, buy the right microphone, upload your audio, submit to Apple Podcasts & Spotify, and promote your show!

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Have questions about podcasting?

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Videos: how to start a podcast

Video tutorials on podcasting

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A podcast about podcasting

A series by Chris Enns answering the what, why, who, when, and where of podcasting.

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Podcast equipment guide

Best podcasting gear for beginners and experts: microphones, pre-amps, mixers, headphones.

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Best podcasts for software developers

If you're a programmer, here are 10+ new podcasts for you to listen to.

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Alternatives to Libsyn for podcast hosting

Many podcasters who started with Libsyn are looking for better analytics, a modern interface, and better pricing.

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How to switch podcast hosting platforms without losing subscribers

Want to switch podcast hosting services? Here's how to do it without losing subscribers on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Stitcher.

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Podcast launch & promotion checklist

All the steps you need for launching a new podcast to Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.

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Black lives matter

Racism affects people in the podcasting community. We need to dismantle systemic racism. "Nobody's free until everybody's free." – Fannie Lou Hamer

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What does Joe Rogan's deal with Spotify mean for podcasting?

"The death of independent podcasting" – Matt Stoller

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Public podcast analytics

Want to know how your podcast's stats compare to other shows? Take a look at my podcast's download numbers.

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Why don't my podcast's full episode notes appear in Apple Podcasts?

Here's how to see your full show notes in Apple's Podcasts listening app.

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How to create a shareable video clip for your podcast (audiograms)

Learn how to make those short animated waveform podcast videos. These are short audio teasers you can share on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat or Instagram.

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How to save money on podcast hosting

With my old hosting provider, it would cost me $1,440 a year to publish eight podcasts. On Transistor, it costs me only $190 / year.

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Should you start a podcast to make money?

At Transistor, we're seeing a surge of interest. However, I'm worried that some folks want to start a podcast now because they're hoping to make some quick money.

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How to create a private podcast

Can podcasts be private? Yes! Here's how employers can create a private/internal podcast for their employees.

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Podcasts by broadcasters: radio, television, film

For experienced broadcasters, podcasting provides an exciting new opportunity: they can take their experience producing traditional media, and bring it to this new medium.

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How to automatically email your list when you publish a new podcast episode

This tutorial shows you how to automatically email your subscribers whenever you publish a new podcast episode.

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How to make money from your podcast

Here are some realistic ways to earn an income from your podcast this year. Learn how many listeners your podcast should have before you start looking for sponsors.

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Podcasts for bootstrappers and indie hackers

If you're bootstrapping, it's nice to hear from other folks who are also launching, building, and growing startups. Here's a list of bootstrapping podcasts.

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Podcast hosting – do you need it?

Besides a microphone, and audio editing software, what do you need to make a podcast? Well, just like you need "website hosting" for your website, you'll need "podcast hosting" for your podcast.

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Google Play and Google Podcasts – what's the difference?

Confusingly, Google has two platforms for listening to podcasts: Google Play (their music app) and Google Podcasts (which is built-in to Android).

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Transistor vs Anchor for podcast hosting

If you're getting serious about your podcast, here's what you should consider when choosing between Anchor and Transistor for hosting.

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How to get more podcast subscribers

Listeners who are subscribed to your podcast in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Casts, Overcast, or Google Podcasts will automatically receive new episodes when you publish them.

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How to choose your Apple Podcasts category

Choosing the right podcast category matters because it helps listeners find you! Don't choose these common categories; find a specific category that matches your show.

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Why Arnold Schwarzenegger should start a podcast

On Reddit, Twitter, and YouTube, Arnold Schwarzenegger has proven that he can connect with internet fans. Here's why he should start a podcast next.

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

Occasionally, you'll need to manually add a podcast to your app. Here's how to manually subscribe to a podcast on your iPhone or Android device.

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Free podcast intro music

Need to find some good royalty-free intro/outro music for your podcast? Here are some good sites to get music for your podcast.

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The best free Android podcast apps in 2020

Looking for the best podcast apps on Android? Want an app that has something similar to Overcast's smart speed? Find the best options here.

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DIY podcast studio

Check out Justin Jackson's DIY podcast space, and the podcasting microphone, pre-amp, software, and other gear he uses to record his shows.

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How does your podcast get on Apple Podcasts and Spotify?

Some people think you upload your podcast directly to Apple Podcasts / iTunes. Learn how a podcast works, and how to distribute it everywhere.

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Dana Carvey on Conan O'Brien's podcast: podcasting is a "different kind of sport."

In the most recent episode of Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend, he and Dana Carvey discussed podcasts as a form of entertainment, and how it's different.

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Tips for getting more Twitter followers for your podcast

Here are some practical ideas for growing the number of Twitter followers you have. These tactics will also help you get more listeners for your podcast!

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2019 podcast predictions

What will happen in the podcasting industry this year? Here are our 2019 podcast predictions: smart speakers won't be a big deal, Apple monetizes podcasts.

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Free SSL certificate for your podcast website – why you need HTTPS

Now you can get a free SSL (HTTPS) certificate for your podcast's custom domain. Apple Podcasts now requires that your podcast feed has an SSL certifcate.

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How to upload a podcast to iTunes and Apple Podcasts

Spoiler: you can't actually upload your podcast to iTunes. Apple doesn't host your podcast's audio! Here are all the steps you'll need to publish your show.

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How to embed a podcast in WordPress

Instructions on how to insert your podcast episode inside of a WordPress post or page. Also works with Gutenberg!

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What makes a good podcast?

Here are three ideas for making your podcast better.

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How do I get more reviews on Apple Podcasts?

The number of ratings, downloads, and subscribers you get will determine how you rank in iTunes (Apple Podcasts). Here's how to get more podcast reviews.

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Transistor vs Simplecast for podcast hosting

What's a good podcasting alternative to Simplecast? Transistor doesn't charge you for creating additional podcasts!

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What topic should you choose for your podcast?

Creative ways to get new ideas for your next podcast episode.

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