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New Apple Podcast Launch Options

Apple Podcasts is getting more and more updates recently and as 2020 rolls around, I've no doubt the team at Apple are lining up more and more sweet features for us. So, what have they just done with this new podcast launch function?

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Why Do Podcasting Companies Try to Complicate Things?

Being in podcasting now for 6 years or so, I can honestly say that one of the biggest things holding the industry's reputation back is that many of the ‘old school' people in the industry still try to hold on to podcasting being complicated, generally making newer podcasters feel bad about themselves and treating them like fools. This has to stop.

Why Does it Take A While for Apple Podcasts to Show My New Episode?

By far one of the biggest support questions that we see via Captivate.fm and Podcast Websites is “I've published a new episode but it's not on Apple Podcasts yet, why is that?” – well, here's why.

Why Does it Take A While for Apple Podcasts to Show My New Episode?

By far one of the biggest support questions that we see via Captivate.fm and Podcast Websites is “I've published a new episode but it's not on Apple Podcasts yet, why is that?” – well, here's why.

The ONLY Thing You Need to Be a Podcaster is Nothing to Do With Tech

I bloody love Star Wars, and I bloody love DC Comics. In fact, I love reading so much that I'd rather do that than watch TV any day of the week. And it got me thinking that podcasters, often, are being taught to spin up shows without too much thought – but to podcast, you need to be able to tell a story, just like George Lucas, Scott Snyder and Stephen King.

The Case Against Free Podcast Hosting

Rightly or wrongly, people start their shows using free podcast hosting and the reason is simple – it is free! But, there comes a point (usually very quickly) when you should be moving from that free hosting to something that you control, own and can scale with.

The Case For Free Podcast Hosting

Free hosting such as Anchor gets a bad rap at times and more often than not, that venom is directed from podcast purists from a defensive angle. Whilst I hear that and understand it, free podcast hosting has its place – but it's a very specific place…

Why Are Podcast Statistics Affected by the IAB?

Although contentious at times, the IAB (or Interactive Advertising Bureau) governs the way that we measure “downloads” in the podcasting industry and as the major hosts move toward IAB certification (a fairly new certification), what does this mean and what are the alternatives to the IAB, if any? In fact, do we even need podcast measurement standards?!

What is a CDN and Why Should You Care?

Tech talk! CDNs are boring but vital to podcasting. I hear a lot of people being confused by the techy terms so figured I'd demystify some of them, starting with this one. Strap in, it's going to get crazy. Honestly. I'll try to at least brighten it up…

Introducing: Captivate Insider

Introducing Captivate Insider, covering news, feature release round-ups and behind-the-scenes of the Captivate.fm podcast hosting, analytics & marketing platform by Rebel Base Media.

The Importance of a Podcasting Vision

Do you have a podcasting vision? And I don't mean “Sure, I'll have a bazillion downloads and be an ‘entrepreneur' in 4 days” – I mean a brand vision, because that's what you are – you're a brand and every brand has a vision. Let's dive in…

9 Unconventional Ways to Grow Your Podcast

Grow Your Podcast Today!

I'm not a podcast guru. I just try things and I'm fortunate enough to work with thousands of podcasters at Rebel Base Media who also try things. These are the things that we have found work.

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The thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news. This short-form show typically runs for between 7 and 15 minutes and releases every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Usually a solo show, every now and then, the show features expert podcast industry guests and release bonus episodes as the podcast industry continues to grow and develop.