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The Feed The Official Libsyn Podcast

Elsie Escobar and Rob Walch
202 episodes
The show that takes it beyond how to podcast into keeping you podcasting with podcasting tips and information for the everyday podcaster + taking you inside Libsyn the largest podcast host and distribution network since 2004!

Disclaimer: the content and artwork of this podcast are the property of its owner and are not affiliated with nor endorsed by Audiotrails.

192 Where Has Podcasting Been?

Starting off right off the bat with a ton of information and the mind-blowing amount of podcasting news: The Apple Event, subscriptions, Spotify, Facebook, Libsyn 5 & feedback, clarification about tags, keywords, and categories on Apple Podcasts, using the Zoom H2N as an external microphone, and of…

191 Inflection Points

Recap on acquisitions and of course Glow, iOS 14.5 (again,) listener privacy, Feedburner coming back from the dead? Amazon Music in more countries Shout-outs from Elsie, the RIAA busy with takedown notices and podcasters needing to get DMCA takedown lessons, plus of course stats, geographic and use…

Bonus: Glow!

Another BONUS episode and another acquisition! Libsyn has acquired Glow.FM and we have Founder Amira Valliani with inside scoop on what it is, who it’s for and why Libsyn! LINKS LINKS LINKS! Crowdcast Webinar with Amira from Glow.FM Interested in signing up for Glow? Fill out this form! Gl…

190 It's all About Us

All the Libsyn news! Libsyn 5 beta is released, Libsyn acquires Advertisecast, Samsung Podcasts are in the house 🔥 Plus Apple teams up with Common Sense Media, Audacy, email worst practices, breaking down the steps to DMCA takedown notices, Podstatus, and of course Mean and Median numbers! SIGN…

Bonus: Samsung

Announcing our new Samsung destination! We are once again a launch partner, this time with Samsung as they bring podcasts under the “Libsyn” tab in the Samsung Free application! Listen to get the scoop 🎧 Join the Libsyn Beta Community TODAY! Audience feedback drives the show. We’d love for you …

189 The Pendulum Swings Back

More acquisitions, breaking down iOS 14.5 updates, plus a bit of a clarification from Rob, the privacy conversation and when the pendulum swings back, The Feed was listened to in the Arctic! Podcasters on the cover of a magazine, the worth of festivals and awards, stats geographic and user agent pl…

188 Per The Word Subscribe

Updates! Apple Podcasts 14.5 and what you should expect, The most important information for podcasters from the Spotify event, Podcast Movement submissions are open, CDPA is signed into law and what that means for podcasting, no, Spotify is not bigger than Apple Podcasts, mean and median download n…

187 Acquisitions, Social Audio and Receipts

So many acquisitions! And this time we get in the game with acquiring Auxbus, chatting about Quilt, Spotify takedowns and patents, Vurbl, podcaster in the news, updates on the Google block tag, and Apple Podcasts podcasting strategy plus download stats, this time geographic and user agent! GET A…

186 Follow Us!

Covering iOS beta 14.5 and big changes to Apple Podcasts, a new strategy for promoting our podcast via blog, Stitcher search results, a changing podcast artwork, getting the video of your transcoded audio podcast, data privacy discussion inspired by Tim Cook and stats, this time, mean and median do…

185 Podcast Etiquette

Podcast etiquette, the power of clean HTML, Hopin acquisition of Streamyard, podcasters with COVID, Apple Spotlight and subscription speculation, clarifications, updated ad insertion tools, the power of Destinations, square vs wide format podcast art, geographic and user agent stats and oh, so much…

184 Privacy, Acquisitions and The Podcast Index

Starting off the year with more conversations about privacy, acquisitions of Wondery and Breaker, Clubhouse, lots of feedback from YOU, mean and median download stats and so much more, including a bonus discussion with Rob Greenlee about the Podcast Academy and the Podcast Index! Join the Libsyn …

183 Viral Goats and Predictions

The Feed 2020 is over! And we cover Elsie’s goat going viral, the iOS 14 privacy update, is there a benefit to doing ‘seasons?’ The Golden Crane Awards, Chartable updates, AirPods Max, Elsie & Rob 2021 podcast predictions, plus of course stats, geographic and user agent! Join the Libsyn Beta TODA…

182 You Might Also Like...

On this episode, the new Apple Podcasts Web player, do ratings for your show really matter? Why some platforms are great for some shows and not others, people downloading your back-catalogue is a thing, measuring podcast growth from your download data, and mean and median numbers! (With bonus insig…

181 Soapy History

Who is the Soapy the libsyn mascot? iHeartMedia, Spotify, Voxnest and Megaphone news, Stitcher issues, more fun new gear from Zoom, search in Audible, pro-privacy former presidential candidate fails at podcasting privacy and of course, the latest in geographic and user agent with a bonus of Q3 brea…

180 An Elsie Soapbox

Apple getting you ready for the end of the year via their holiday submission deadlines, getting their podcast strategy going with Jon Stewart, podcasts in Audible, when a podcaster is put into solitary confinement because of his podcast, an Elsie soapbox and of course stats, it’s mean and median nu…

179 Who is NR?

The iPhone event and what it means to podcasters, update on podcast apps that support video podcasts, Amazon Music troubleshooting, another easy win for podcast growth, speaking of growth, the difference between a spike and growth, recommending podcast artwork, a podcast privacy soap box, and geogr…

178 Top 10 Easy Podcasting Wins

A rundown of all the video podcast apps that actually support video, join the Libsyn 5 Preview! 10 easy wins for optimizing podcast growth, podcasting privacy discussion (of course,) The Zoom Podtrak P8, and mean + median stats! And of course so much more! Audience feedback drives the show. We’d …

177 It's Beta Time!

Covering, the Libsyn 5 beta! Get the scoop! News about Player.FM, new hires at Apple, what’s up with iOS 14 for podcasters, what podcast apps support video podcasts? The Podcast Index and of COURSE the latest user agent stats with some surprising preliminary Amazon Music numbers! Audience feedbac…

176 Well, That Didn't Take Long

Some important news from Amazon Music/Audible, the latest Overcast beta that’s all about privacy, Patreon becoming a unicorn, missing JRE episodes from Spotify, audio version of your episodes on YouTube, an email from Apple, why downloads are just one piece of measurement, Apple Watch no longer bei…

175 RSS Is The Path To Content

A bit on the the Zoom PodTrack P4, awesome vanity headphones, more on the Stitcher purchase, podcast artwork woes, rebranding your podcast advice, pirated podcasts on Anchor, there is no compliant only IAB certified stats, and of course Geographic and user agent stats! Plus so much more. Audience…

174 A Nashville Podcaster

Covering the Zoom PodTrak P4, Apple Podcasts directory troubles, Inside Podcasting news, more on the RIAA and podcast takedowns, tips on optimizing your podcast description, mean and median stats and so much more! Get your tickets to the Podfest Global Summit! Audience feedback drives the show…

173 Do Your Homework

Update on the Gaana Destination, and now Audible/Amazon Music! We answer FAQs, Gimlet being sued and how that could affect the rest of us, the RIAA and all those DMCA takedown notices to podcasters, episodes only going to the web player, do Apple chart positions really matter? Podcaster Bingo and t…

172 Hey, It's Tom!

We discuss Gaana, Stitcher sold to Sirius XM, follow up on show ownership + contracts, the Zoom H8, the evil of podcast attribution, the 300 episode limit in Apple Podcasts, and The Latino Podcast Listener Report data with special guest Tom Webster from Edison Research and of course stats! Who a…

171 Double The Robs

BTS of how Rob G ended up as Chairperson of The Podcast Academy, and you won’t believe it! Levelator updated for Catalina, SiriusXM acquires Simplecast, Spotify signs more exclusive deals, Skype/eCamm Call Recorder issues, call in number services for your show, does episode level artwork matter? Ep…

170 One Star Power

A round-up of cancelled podcasting conferences, embed player specific download numbers, the Rodecaster Pro firmware update, Zencaster has a new update, the best one star review ever, the Podcast Academy is opening up, Apple pulling podcast apps from China, first steps to start a podcast, getting yo…

169 The Indie Vernacular

A Special Intro. Joe Rogan/Spotify deal, Call Her Daddy, Apple and podcasting, public raw podcasting data, issues with pandemic-centric titles - yes AGAIN - its a total thing, feedback about We Are Podcasts, and we have the latest podcasting stats, this time focusing on COVID stats only - plus, of…

168 Pre-obituaries and Takedowns

Update on the Google Podcasts Manager, the new Libsyn Support Widget, PodcastOne acquired by LiveXLive, Luminary cash troubles, the pre-obituary of Google Play Music, Podcast Addict removed from the Google Play App store and so much more! Including geographic, user agent stats and an update on pand…

167 Cleanfeed With A Side of Google Podcasts

Tons of details on all things Google Podcasts Manager! It’s like Apple Podcasts connect but of course Google. Then, we move on to jobs in podcasting, so much about feedback about Cleanfeed, some very interesting Facebook updates, Libsyn player automation, what if someone uses YOUR podcast name, a m…

166 We Are Reviewing For Good

Covering, #Reviews4Good, the iPhone SE and podcasters, COVID–19 episode takedown updates AGAIN, ad buyer data, update on the Podcast Discovery survey, and of course stats stats stats! Geographic and user agent! Plus many, many more in between topics. Audience feedback drives the show. We’d love f…

165 Is it an I or a Y?

In this episode, the new redesigned Google Podcasts app and it’s in iOS, more clarification on Google Play Music, more on pandemic titles best practices, what if you want your podcast out of a specific podcast app, what do you do? Cool Ad Stitching functionality in Libsyn Pro. Should you use Zoom t…