PowerPress Podcast

PowerPress Podcast
By Blubrry Podcast Team
About this podcast
The Blubrry team shares bi-weekly new podcaster tips, podcasting news, pro podcaster topics, new and notable podcasts to share with your audiences. A podcast on podcasting by the team powering your podcast.
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Latest episodes
Feb. 15, 2018
Podcasts do not truly belong on Youtube, and you most likely should not be putting your episodes on that video platform. Most podcasts are audio and by putting them on YouTube you are risking your content rights, channel and more. Daniel J. Lewis explains why podcasters should shy away from this practice. The two hosts, Chase and Bradley, of the show Some Guy and the Bug Man joined MacKenzie to discuss the multiple reasons why YouTube can hurt your podcast and share information on their show(s). Both shows in the Some Bug Man Studio are quick and to the point. They're hoping to make some changes soon. Lastly, the group talks about how Blubrry is now offering submissions to Spotify to it's hosting customers. Stick around for the PowerPress tip at the end of the episode, courtesy of Shawn Thorpe. Thanks for listening and please subscribe via your favorite podcast platform. Want to be on the show? Email MacKenzie and tell her why you think you would be a great fit. Fan of PowerPress? Leave us a review here! Show Notes: Why You Should NOT Post Your Audio Podcasts on YouTube: From Daniel J. Lewis, Audacity to Podcast Some Guy and the Bug Man: Listen to their episodes here. Twitter: @somebugman Facebook: /somebugman YouTube Archive: Some Bug Man Chase (Some Guy) Twitter: @chasetherev Bradley (Bug Man) Twitter: @BugMan_Bradley Get on Spotify via Blubrry: Hosting customers only.
Jan. 29, 2018
Big changes are coming to some 30 radio stations around the country. E.W Scripps is cutting their radio department and will be selling off their 34 stations. In a move to focus more on podcasts, the multimedia company is also restructuring in other departments to improve all resources. Adam Symson, Scripps' relatively new CEO, has been influential in the move to podcasts. Edible-Alpha, a podcast from the Food Finance Institute in Madison, Wisconsin is making waves with the food business. Tera Johnson, host and Zac Smucker-Bryan, producer, began this podcast in November of 2017 and have been sharing crucial information for those aiming to gain investors and finance knowledge for their food business. They have unique persepctives as a former radio host and someone coming in fresh to the entire industry. Thanks for listening and please subscribe to the show.   Fan of PowerPress? Leave us a review here. Show Notes: Scripps Reshapes for 21st century: Including employee cutbacks. Food Finance Institute: Learn about their organization. Bigger things to come for the Edible-Alpha podcast: What they're planning for 2018. Zac's most proud of episode: A Steady, Slow Growth Path for Quince and Apple's Niche Domination. Edible-Alpha: Edible-Alpha is a digital resource hub providing consultants, lenders, investors and entrepreneurs with actionable insights, training, resources and tools that empowers them to build and fund the next generation of profitable food, beverage and value-added farm businesses. Tera Johnson: Serial entrepreneur whose mission is to create the next generation of environmentally and economically regenerative food and farming businesses. The founder of teraswhey®and host of the Edible-Alpha podcast, Tera participated in the full arc of creating a successful investor-financed company. Now the founder of the Food Finance Institute at UW-Extension and winner of the Chancellor’s 2017 Wisconsin Idea Award, Tera is a frequent speaker, teacher and financial consultant to sustainable food and farming businesses, social venture funds and investors.
Jan. 15, 2018
Podcasting is not slowing down in 2018, at least that's what these pros and experts have to say. 2017 was a very successful year for many podcasters, networks, newbies, etc, and 2018 will be no exception, with quality content and delivery taking precedence this year, based on the predictions from experts in the media industry. Host of the show, Working Cows, Clay Conry discusses with MacKenzie what we'll see later on and how he got started with his show this past fall. Thanks for listening to the show and please subscribe. If you're interested in being a guest, please email MacKenzie (must be PowerPress user). Fan of PowerPress? Leave us a review here! Show notes: 20+ Blogging, Video, and Podcasting Predictions for 2018 from the Pros: Posted on Jan 11, 2018. Read up on what the people in this industry think will be happening this year - get in early on some of these ideas. Social Media Examiner, hosting the Social Media Marketing World conference: Learn social media marketing tips from some of the world's most knowledgable. Working Cows: From host Clay Conry. Thinking out of the box for the ranching industry, from someone whose been involved for countless years. Working Cows social media: follow on these outlets for updates on the show and blog - Facebook, Twitter
Jan. 1, 2018
It's a new year and you should have new goals for the year. Due to taking some time off for the holidays - which gave MacKenzie some time to think of new goals for herself - the following episode is a re-run. Past show notes from the episode release in September of 2017: Back in September of 2015 MacKenzie was tasked with restarting Blubrry’s show, the PowerPress Podcast. With consistent bi-weekly episodes, it’s finally the two year anniversary of the show. The official date, birthday, whatever one wants to call it, is September 10th, 2015. Podcasting comes with highs and lows, regardless of how much support a podcaster has surrounding them. To help MacKenzie celebrate, she brought on Jane Ellen, a past guest to talk about what they’ve learned, experienced and changed over their time podcasting. Thanks everyone for listening and subscribing to the show for the past two years. Many good things to come! Fan of PowerPress? Leave us a review here! Show notes: Glistening Particles – Take a listen to Jane Ellen’s show about conversations with random acquaintances and more. Old PowerPress episode with Jane – From October of 2016. She Podcasts – For any female podcasts our there, join this group. It’s full of great advise, conversations and ideas. Editing – I was told Lynda.com is great for learning Audition. Podcasters’ Hangout, Podcast Community – There are more Facebook groups as well, search for them! Columbus Podcaster’s Meetup – We meet at the end of every month – in September we’ll be talking about monetization. 16 Personalities – MacKenzie started to take the test again after this podcast, still didn’t finish it.
Dec. 18, 2017
Starting a podcast can be simple, if podcasters follow a few guidelines. A Blubrry intern, Justin Mosley, recently started his own podcast called Pressing Clarification and used a PowerPress Site to get started. Net Neutrality was repealed in a vote by the FCC on December 14th. For those that oppose the repeal, there is some hope. Many Congress members have stated that they will be doing all they can to fight against this repeal. Apple has released a beta of their podcast statistics, available for all Apple users in their Podcast Connect dashboard. Blubrry is getting these statistics at the same time as podcasters, so please bear with them as they analyze and scrutinize the new statistics. Apple mentioned an API, but did not make any promises or provide much detail, so that will come in time. Feel free to ask the team questions about the new Apple stats, but we're learning as we go as well. Happy Holidays! Thanks for listening and please subscribe to the show. Want to be a guest on the show? Email MacKenzie why you think you'd be a good guest and a link to your website. Fan of PowerPress? Leave us a review here. Show notes: Press Clarification: New podcast from Justin and Rebecca about science, philosophy and entertainment. Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know Now. What will happen now that it has been repealed? Apple's New Podcast Analytics. Jacob's Media analyzed what has been provided. Email MacKenzie: [email protected] PowerPress webinar: Getting started with Mike Dell.
Dec. 5, 2017
With all of the options out there for podcasters to choose from on what can be helpful to their show, and their audience, it can be a little overwhelming to figure out which services podcasters need and don't need. There are some out there worth their salt that are important everyday for podcasting, while others can easily be left behind. For instance, Spotify is currently not considered one of the necessary or crucial services to have for your podcast at the moment. Neither is a search engine devoted to picking apart show notes. Being accepted to Spotify will not suddenly give you the huge audience that you've been hoping for, and Listen Notes may be helpful to some, but not a service that your podcast won't work without. Net Neutrality on the other hand, that's a concept that is incredibly important to the podcasting world. Hear their opinions and see how you can get involved in the fight for Net Neutrality. Quick update on Blubrry, we've begun a campaign called #BuildYourBlubrry, and we can't wait for some of you to win some prizes. All month long we'll be giving away podcasting prizes and goodies - so check out our Twitter and Facebook pages. Hope to see some of you at PodCon this weekend, look out for Todd and MacKenzie at the Blubrry booth. Show Notes #BuildYourBlubrry: Win prizes from our social media. Twitter and Facebook PodCon: A conference for podcast who love podcasts. Spotify: Submit your podcast here. Doesn't have to be associated to a hosting company. Net Neutrality: Call FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai (202) 418-1000.
Nov. 21, 2017
Almost every podcast app out there offers the ability to listen to the episode at a faster speed. Speeds range from 1.5x to 10x. Buzzfeed went the extra mile to find out just how often people do listen at rates faster than normal. Mike Dell and MacKenzie don't seem too interested in listening this way, but read more in the show notes below. Make sure to head to PodCon to see Todd and MacKenzie in Seattle in early December. Podcasting requires quite a bit of different software at times and sometimes it's nice to find a free version of something you need. They're not too informed about these particular options, but it's always nice to know what's out there. If you have any interest whatsoever in fast food, don't skimp out on a new podcast, Fast Food History. Hosted by Blubrry's own Mike Dell, this weekly show will give you info on a variety of fast food chains. Enjoy Thanksgiving and tell us on social media about any Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals. Thanks for listening and please subscribe. Fan of PowerPress? Leave us a review here. Show notes: Meet the People Who Listen to Podcasts at Super-Fast Speeds: Catch up on episodes quickly by, well, speeding them up a bit. The best free audio editors of 2017: Free isn't always bad - these options might be the one for you. Fast Food History: First episode is out, tune in for episodes released every Friday.
Nov. 8, 2017
Blubrry has been collecting podcasting data since day one when they started in 2005. Our statistics allows us to collect information on how people are listening - the trends, what they do, what they don't do, etc. At the end of the day we regularly come to conclusions on this data and share it with the world. Recently, a blog post went out about some of this information, you can find it on PowerPressPodcast.com. An RSS feed can be confusing or a hassle to some, which is why services such as feed validators are so important and utilized. Recently, Blubrry acquired widely used and highly recommeneded, Cast Feed Validator. NaPodPoMo - Podcast for 30 days straight. This challenge is great for any podcaster, and MacKenzie has already failed at it. No worries, she has a different take on 30 days straight and will be working on a different type of podcasting initiative for the month of November. Lastly, MacKenzie shares her podcasting chronicle - setting a second goal for herself before December. The holidays can feel like a burden for your podcast, but don't let them get in the way - there are so many listeners out there that are utilizing their free time around the holidays to listen to new shows and catch up on old episodes. Thanks for listening and please subscribe! If you'd like to be on the show email MacKenzie, she's always looking for new guests. Show notes: FinCon: In case you missed out, it's a financial expo for media creators in the financial industry. Lots of potential podcasters attended. Cast Feed Validator: Now in Blubrry's hands, with no major changes coming to the service in the near future. Podcasting Data: Information you didn't know you wanted about the podcasting industry. Hint, more people are listening to podcasts. NaPodPoMo: Will you be podcasting for almost everyday of the month of November? Become a better podcaster simply by podcasting more.
Oct. 27, 2017
Non-profit organizations - have you ever thought about how many there are just in your neighborhood? Kyle Smith of the podcast, Everyday Superhumans, shares his experience as co-host of the show and how it evolved into focusing solely on non-profit organizations, and highlighting those that are trying to bring a little more humanity to the world. Give it a listen to hear about passionate humans in the Austin area. Government agencies and organizations are trying to improve their outreach via podcasts. Easier said that done to gets facts straight from the source nowadays, and this is a way to ensure that information is being shared with their desired audience. Are you listening to any podcasts hosted by a government source? Maybe one you're interested in will start a show soon. Advertising on a podcast, when you don't have a traditional sponsor. It's possible and prepares you for when the day an advertiser calls on your show. Advertisers are looking for a success story and they want reassurance beforehand that you'll be able to provide a quality ad for them. Give them no doubt you're ready for this by recording a sample. More tips are included in the episode, including leaving two seconds on air where it would be appropriate to slide an ad into the episode. Thanks for listening and please subscribe. If you're interested in being on the show or have any comments, reach out: [email protected] Show notes: Government Agencies Try Podcasting: Only seems fitting they give the audible medium a try, audiences are bound to show up soon. Everyday Superhumans: Restoring your faith in humanity. One episode at a time. Hosted by Kyle Smith and Charlie Hilton, based out of Austin, Texas. Advertising for the future: Learn why you should start advertising before an advertiser reaches out to you.
Oct. 9, 2017
National Podcast Post Month, better known as NaPodPoMo, begins on November 1st. Do podcasters have what it takes to podcast for 30 days straight? Here is the chance - no restrictions or rules - just a desire for podcasters to challenge themselves. This is the 10th anniversary of the challenge and if you're a podcast alumni, you can schedule your interview to be part of the NaPodPoMo community with Jennifer Navarrete. Learn about the Werk It Festival, a podcasting festival solely for women, not to mention the ONLY women podcasting festival out there. Hosted by the the WNYC team, Werk It is filled with keynotes, sessions and a podcasting bootcamp, women are able to network and learn from the best in the biz. Live podcast sessions were recorded, so be on the lookout for these online. The Podfather Adam Curry did not write the article discussed at the end of the episode, focusing on the deadly sins of podcasting, but we do talk about him. There are some things about podcasts that seem to bother everyone, but what should podcasters do to actually change these things? Get creative with your advertisements, your format, and most definitely your logo. Thanks for listening to the show and please subscribe! Fan of PowerPress? Leave us a review here! Show notes: Werk It Festival: October 3-5, 2017 Hosted by WYNC Studios NaPodPoMo: Created by Jennifer Navarrete Learn more about NaPodPoMo: here and here The Deadly Sins of Podcasting: Change some things up