The Podcast Host is where podcasters can find mentors, online courses, and general resources about podcasting. Their latest update is the launch of a great opportunity for students in Scotland: the Scottish Podcast Scholarship will help one winner produce and publish his or her podcast idea. We wanted to talk with Colin Gray, the founder, to understand what’s behind this interesting and educational project, and the importance of training and learning about podcasting.
Have an idea? Have an idea that’s great enough to turn into a podcast? Students in Scotland now have the opportunity to win The Scottish Podcast Scholarship, newly established by The Podcast Host.
“We’re committed to helping people find their voice, and their audience, through podcasting. We’re looking to find someone with a brilliant idea for an audio series, and help them to plan and launch it.”
All university and college students across Scotland are eligible, with no previous podcasting experience necessary – it’s all about what you’ll bring to the table and the great idea you want to pitch. Submissions are open over at https://www.thepodcasthost.com/pitch until Tuesday, January 31, 2017.
Spreaker’s been a part of the podcasting industry for almost six years now, and we’ve seen lots of changes in who’s trying it out and how the medium is approached. As its consumption continues to boom (at the beginning of 2016, Edison Research reported that 55% of Americans were aware of podcasting’s existence (compare that to 22% in 2006), and 36% had listened to one) we’ve seen it get adopted from both the bottom-up as well as the top-down. Podcasting has grown from a passion project to a full-time commitment for many, and corporations and broadcasting giants are turning to it for a more direct connection with clients and listeners.
You’ve got it all under control – introducing Spreaker’s new Content Management System!
The Content Management System, or CMS, is a powerful new tool that makes general podcast and content management a cinch, so that you can make quick changes as needed. We’ve taken care of the tech so that podcasters can stick to what they do best: podcasting.
You’ll find it all there – the CMS is a full view of your operation and output at a glance. It’s chockfull of new features that allow you to do loads of things, like customize your embedded player, manage multiple episodes at once, adjust cover image sizes, and much more.
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.
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!
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.
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.