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General Podcasting Tips

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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4 Tips to Staying Up-To-Date on Podcasting News

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If you’re a podcaster or are somehow involved in the field, you probably find it a bit frustrating to easily stay up to date with the hottest podcasting news, whether or not it’s coming from a content or industry point of view.

As someone who works daily with podcast-related news, it’s kind of hard to find fresh, good news about what’s going on. Researching via Google means spending several minutes filtering out fake news about new podcasts from the real, quality news about the last updates. That’s why we’ve decided to share some useful tips on how to stay up to date without any effort, or almost, with you!

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General Listening

3 Gardening Podcasts

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Is there anything more gratifying than a beautiful personal garden? As someone who masters the art of gardening better than writing this blog post, “July means the start of summer holiday and a new rich colour palette, as dahlias, agapanthus and cosmos come into flower.” It’s that time of year when you can enjoy your free time in your garden, filling it with colorful flowers and plants. But, what if you’re a beginner, or don’t feel like a real pro? 

As a first step to becoming a green thumb, we’ve selected 3 of Spreaker’s best gardening podcasts that will show you the way. You’ll learn how to do things like divide plants, plant a second round of vegetables, deadhead flowering plants, and more.

So, get to your garden, tune in to these podcasts, and sunbathe until you’ve learned what to do. You can start gardening with an unbeatable tan! Perfect plan! (But don’t forget to use sunscreen!)

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Spreaker BBQ Sauce – The Full Recipe

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You may say that nothing beats a simple burger on a warm summer evening. Actually, there’s better than that: tasty, savory, tender grilled meat marinated in the best BBQ sauce ever. What’s better than that? Nothing at all!

So, this 4th of July, elevate your culinary barbecue skills and astonish the entire neighborhood with the best, most fragrant, and tastiest grilled meat ever by following our recipe step by step. No worries: it’s been approved! We tried it (and enjoyed it) during our last company retreat!

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General Listening

3 Podcasts to Get Those Entrepreneurial Juices Flowing

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How much time do you spend during your workday thinking, brainstorming, and talking with your team about how to grow and improve your business strategy? If you’re someone who wants to stay up to date with business news, probably more than half. We agree with Brandon Turner, contributor at Entrepreneur.com, when he says that “sometimes it’s the unexpected things that can truly revolutionize a business”, so we’ve picked some of our favorites business podcasts to help you make your next move.

We’re sure you’ll find at least one episode that will inspire you to do something new, or something even better, to grow your endeavor.

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Podcasting Tips

3 Easy Steps for Submitting Your RSS Feed to iTunes

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One of the reasons why podcasts are so hyped and popular these days is that once they’re online, you can share them everywhere and through any platform or device. This means that once you’ve published the newest episode of your podcast, thanks to your RSS feed, you’ll be able to get it automatically shared on every platform or network you’ve set it on, including iTunes, which is still one of the largest web services for listening to podcasts.

An RSS feed (Really Simple Syndication), which is set up like a URL, sends regularly updated or changing content from say a blog or a podcast, to other web services. A “podcast feed URL” is a document which contains all of your show’s information, and if you want to submit a podcast to iTunes, you’ll need to have it hosted on a website that is able to generate its RSS feed. The way it works is that every time an update is made to your podcast, the RSS feed gets automatically updated as well. Then, whoever is subscribed to your podcast’s RSS feed will be automatically notified that there’s new content. If you’ve submitted it to iTunes, or any other podcatchers that accepted RSS feed submissions, it will show up there, too.

What if you don’t have a website set up for generating RSS feeds? Well, no problem: you can set up your podcast on Spreaker, and it will automatically generate the RSS feed for you. In fact, we give you the ability to share both your Show and Profile RSS feeds. To do so, here are the three steps you need to follow:

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Interview: Anya Grundmann at Podcast Movement

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anya_no_bars_vignette_lowAnya Grundmann is the Vice President of Programming and Audience Development at NPR, leading the network’s programming center in creating and acquiring high quality content, as well as engaging and growing both its public and digital radios’ audiences.

In addition to program acquisition, evaluation, and developments, she also oversees NPR’s weekly quiz show “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me“, and manages NPR’s Worldwide Service and the network’s channel on Sirius XM Satellite Radio.

We decided to interview Anya to get an inside look at her work at the programming center, hoping to learn how to create high-quality and successful audio from the very best. Moreover, we’re sure that her vast knowledge of the podcasting field will be useful to whoever is reading this interview.

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How to Sync Skype with Spreaker Studio for Desktop

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As every podcaster already knows, tackling a topic from different points of view is a sure way to bring the quality of his or her content to a higher level. However, having different points of view usually means more voices to manage, with co-hosts and guests weighing in on your discussion. It can’t be said enough that mastering an excellent podcast interview or steering a heated conversation already requires good speaking skills, experience, organization, and the right equipment.

So what happens when you’re not all in the same place? Maybe your co-host is live-streaming right from the location you’re covering (like a sports match), or you work remotely (like we do at Spreaker, by the way), or, more often than not, the expert that you want to interview can’t get to your studio. In that case, the best solution is to use Skype, and with Spreaker Studio for Desktop it’s very easy to set up.

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Interview: Carole Sanek at Podcast Movement

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meCarole has been a freelance writer, content creator, ghostwriter, and a social media and PR consultant for over five years. She has won 3 blogging awards, and was recently featured in the top 10 Social Media/PR agencies as “Best in the Business” by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Carole created her podcast The Crazy Marketing Ladies Show in 2014, bringing together four savvy ladies to interview guests offering great advice for those who have “caught” the entrepreneurial bug. She is currently working on the project #cycleofjoy, where she is inspiring people to find their own cycle of happiness.

We decided to interview Carole because her double-threat experience in both podcasting and marketing can be really helpful to those willing to boost their own podcast. So, let’s just start with the interview:

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Interview: Kaitlin Prest at Podcast Movement

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IMG_1865Kaitlin Prest is an audio artist working in radio, performance and installation. She is the creative director and host of Radiotopia’s The Heart, where she explores intimacy through innovative approaches to sound and storytelling. In 2015 she was the first podcaster to win the prestigious Prix Italia Award, for radio play Movies In Your Head. Her documentary work was awarded the Hearsay Festival’s Overall Prize 2014, and the National Community Radio Awards Outstanding Achievement in Documentary 2011. She has presented her audio performance and installation work at documentary and audio festivals around the world.

We decided to interview Kaitlin because we believe that her ability to produce and create quality audio storytelling can be inspiring to those of you who are willing to create something similar. So, let’s just start with the interview:

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