149 Your Mic Is A Lifestyle Choice

Going over the Apple Podcasts categories again, OMG a new Libsyn front end website! New look y’all! Super awesome. Breaking down deets of what’s going on with Libsyn and Podcast Movement, plus we answer what are the Top 5 things a Podcaster should do BEFORE recording their first episode? And what to do after publishing their first 5 episodes, and y’all we don’t stop there because we have 2 Rob mini soap boxes and the latest stats! Mean and median numbers!

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Quick Episode Summary

  • :07 Intro & how you can be featured by Libsyn!
  • 2:50 PROMO 1: History of the Bible
  • 3:19 Rob and Elsie Conversation
  • Right into more details about Apple Podcasts categories
  • Hey! We have a new Libsyn front-facing Libsyn website!
  • 13:20 A break down of when, where and what the Libsyn Team will be doing at Podcast Movement 2019!
  • Audio listeners in the UK survey
  • 24:42 PROMO 2: Your Brain on Facts
  • What exactly is the field NOT to fill out anymore, hint: Apple Podcasts Summary field
  • Making episodes disappear, on purpose and building a newsletter
  • 31:04 What are the top 5 things a podcasters should do before recording their first episode
  • 36:14 What are the top 5 tips for a podcaster after producing their first 5 episodes
  • Is there a rule within the Apple TOS that boots you for doing a giveaway in exchange for ratings and reviews?
  • Spotify and Apple Music are dueling, really?
  • The best place to put paranormal podcasts with the new categories
  • When a CEO compares podcasters to a flea market
  • To have a website for your show or not to have a website for your show
  • Rob goes Libsyn 301 in setting all kinds of special feeds!
  • The Lore TV show got cancelled
  • Why is there no Libsyn mobile app?
  • Worst email of the week
  • What we think of a business that is built on making money off of user feedback
  • 64:40 Oh yes, should you use Amazon AWS to host your podcast? #RobSoapBox
  • Shockingly, people lie about their podcast numbers
  • 76:08 PROMO 3: Project Woo Woo
  • 74:26 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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