148 New Apple Podcasts Categories and Link Bait Galore

Everything that you know about the new updated Apple Podcasts categories! And how to update yours NOW on the Libsyn interface. Also covering that story from Bloomberg about Apple Podcasts exclusive content strategy and the plethora of derivative articles that spun and spun it, the Onion like article on podcasting by the NYTimes, discussing how the beauty of podcasting is creating a show that is exactly how you want it to be, and stats, this time centering on all the geographic and user agent data, plus plenty of other wonderful and helpful podcasting tips… Mostly inspired by you and your feedback!

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Quick Episode Summary

  • :07 Intro & how you can be featured by Libsyn!
  • 4:09 PROMO 1: The Rideshare Guy
  • 4:42 Rob and Elsie Conversation
  • 6:30 Apple Podcasts updated their categories and how to update them on Libsyn
  • 10:44 That Bloomberg article about the rumor Apple is looking to create exclusive content
  • What Elsie and Rob think is happening with Apple’s alleged podcasting strategy
  • 16:05 There was an INC article furthering the misguided narrative that Apple has done nothing for podcasting
  • 21:18 PROMO 2: Southern Gothic
  • 21:52 There was an Onion piece that accidentally was published in the NY Times about podcasting and Elsie and Rob have thoughts
  • 23:10 When the term podfading began, in 2005
  • 27:56 Peter asks about episode artwork help
  • Pandora only has podcasts on the mobile app, not on the desktop
  • 33:18 Making sure that episodes on Apple Podcasts show up at the exact time that sponsors want
  • Audio promo tips
  • 41:00 Follow up tip for mobile podcasting using the Tascam DR10L with lavs via Dave
  • Creating category custom players for your show!
  • Did we spoil a TV show?
  • Will we make The Feed 24 minutes long?
  • How to circumvent the problem of hitting number 300
  • 55:12 Liz from Ben Franklin’s World toured the Libsyn office and shared her insights
  • Someone did use the NASA audio and images that we mentioned in the last episode!
  • Listen Notes CEO Wenbin shared some cool tip about transcriptions and Listen Notes
  • A podcaster featured on C-SPAN Radio!
  • 1:02:30 PROMO 3: UNAPOLOGETICALLY DIFFERENT
  • 1:05:35 Stats, stats, stats! Geographic and user agent
  • 1:10:58 Where have we been?
  • 1:14:44 Elsie’s new show Sobre Podcasting
  • 1:18:06 Where are we going?

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Thank you to Nick from MicMe for our awesome intro!


Podcasting Articles and Links mentioned by Rob and Elsie

Where is Libsyn Going? (In Real Life)


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