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Finding Podcasting’s Listening Simplicity

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carradioEvery time I step into a car with an AM/FM radio, I am reminded about the concept of simplicity and ease of use as key reasons why radio grew to have such a large listening audience.

When I contrast the current in-car radio experience with present podcast usability, the AM/FM radio experience is still winning the simplicity test and audiences today.

We have seen usability and simplicity gains of on demand audio and podcasting technology over the past 10 years. These usability improvements have started to erode the listener base of in-car radio and is causing a gradual increase in on demand audio podcasts usage.

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How to Measure Your Podcast Analytics with Spreaker

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As content creators, podcasters must be able to measure the success and strengths of their product. Understanding the full scope of the stats and data available can be a challenge, but is necessary to improving the quality of your content. Essentially, the more resources you have on your listeners, the greater the possibility of creating better, appealing content, as well as connecting with sponsors and advertisers.

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“The Benefits of Networking for Podcasters” an Interview with Joe Pardo

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Joe Pardo is a podcaster with a passion for hosting great events, that’s why back in December of 2014 he started setting up the Mid-Atlantic Podcast Conference. The initial idea was to bring podcasters together for meetups and through Google Hangouts, and then to eventually grow into conferences. After seeing the fervent interest in having a podcast (exclusive) conference in the northeast, Joe Pardo jumped on the opportunity to make it happen.

We had a great conversation with Joe about how both hard and exciting it is to start podcasting, and how social media and networking are fundamental to turning your podcast into a real success. Read the interview to know more about the event and how to being part of it!

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The Benefits Of Transcribing Your Podcast

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If you’re wondering why you should transcribe your podcast, start by considering that the easiest way to find something on the internet (any kind of media – audio, video, images) is through text. By providing a text version, or a transcript, of your podcast’s episodes you can improve its accessibility, shareability, and be able to repurpose that valuable content later on.  It also improves your listeners’ experience, giving them an alternative way to consume your content when tuning in isn’t possible.

“Text is the secret. Converting podcast recordings into a transcript makes it possible for podcast producers to give listeners a better experience.” (Observer.com)

Moreover, as mentioned before, since web searches are text based, a transcript will open up new opportunities; you’ll be able to easily redact your content into blog posts, articles, presentations, and even books. Even your listeners will be able to quickly quote and share what they find valuable from your episode. Let’s take a deeper look at how transcriptions can benefit your podcast:

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The Keys to Growing your Podcast – Spreaker Live Show #77

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In the new episode of the Spreaker Live Show episode  #77 from Wednesday, August 18th show. We discussed three important podcasting topics with Spreaker Head of Content, Rob Greenlee:

  • Keys to Growing your Podcast
  • Finding Podcast Discovery and Listening Simplicity
  • How Music and Sound Effects Make Your Podcast Better

Read more to see show notes and links discussed in this 41 minute podcast episode.

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9 Steps To Making Great Podcast Cover Art

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If you think about all the books you’ve read, and how you chose them for their great covers, you know how important first impressions are. That’s especially the case when confronting any library of infinite content, like iTunes when it comes to podcasts.

So how can you make a great first impression and get listeners to tune in to your podcast? Follow these 9 steps to making great, eye-catching, and clear artwork for your podcast.

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How Music and Sound Effects Make Your Podcast Better

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In this blog post we’ll discuss how including music and sound effects throughout your recordings can create an engaging podcast, and offer a heightened audio experience for your listeners.

When you first start podcasting or are looking to improve, there are a number of things you can do to really make it feel and sound professional; you can focus on your niche, publish episodes regularly, use the right gear, get the right audio-editing software, as well as use music and effects.

Today we’ll focus on the ways different podcasters have used music throughout their content.

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Get the New Infinite Royalty-Free Music and Sound Effects Library

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What’s the first and most recurring struggle for independent podcasters? Finding great, royalty-free music, sound effects, and jingles at a good price.

Background music and sound effects are key to polishing up any show and provide each episode dimension and structure, adding emphasis to important moments in your story or interview. And, of course, you’re not looking for just any license-free music, but an endless resource of it that you’ll actually want to use.

Why you need a royalty-free library for your podcast:

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How Web Technologies Helped Build a Cross-Platform Desktop App

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Spreaker’s first incarnation of its recording and streaming tool was the web-based, browser console, and though it is the oldest piece of software in our ecosystem, it still continues to serve many podcasters to this day.

However, since then Spreaker has continued to evolve. In fact, just last year we decided to build Spreaker Studio for Desktop, a downloadable desktop app that brings a whole new look and feel to Spreaker’s podcasting tools.

So why the need for the update? The answer is simple: every piece of software has an expiration date…well, sort of. It doesn’t mean that one day that software will just stop working, but that technology moves so fast that the line between impossible and possible constantly shifts.
One of our missions is to give podcasters tools that are intuitive as well as feature-complete, so that the only thing they’ll ever have to worry about is creating great content. It’s up to us to provide state of art of technology.

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New Features on Spreaker Podcast Radio for iOS!

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Not long ago we told you what’s going on with Spreaker’s apps, and how we’re working on matching the listening and podcasting experiences on our iOS apps with our Android counterparts. Well, this very week we’re rolling out two new and exciting features on Spreaker Podcast Radio. Take a look:

Find new curated lists with a freshened up Explore section

Easily discover new and popular podcasts by browsing through curated lists based on different topics like tech, traveling, and pop culture. While most of these lists were put together by Spreaker’s own editorial team, others are contributions from our partners and famous publications. Listen to recommendations by The New York Times, Forbes, Business Insider, and more.

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