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Listening Podcasting Tips

How To Keep Your Podcast Topic Sounding Fresh

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Exploring the different sides of your topic

How can you make sure that you never podfade or run out of things to talk about on your podcast? Most of the work you put into your podcast revolves around presenting your main topic in an entertaining and informative way – and it’s the core reason why your listeners tune in. It has to be multifaceted and provide numerous fresh angles.

While excellent storytelling skills can make anything sound interesting enough, bringing content that’s of value to your audience is what will keep them coming back. It’s all about drawing from the resources available to you, and finding those unique takes. You can refer to your listeners’ feedback and contributions, scrape show topic ideas from other media sources in your genre, subscribe to newsletters, set up google alerts, and run thorough keyword searches.

Learn about all the different ways you can make the most out of your podcast’s topic in this episode of the Spreaker Live Show.

Listen to “SLS99: How To Avoid Running Out of Show Topics” on Spreaker.

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Listen to podcasts offline with Spreaker Podcast Radio for iOS’ new downloading feature!

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Whether you’re in flight mode or stuck in the subway, you can always listen to your favorite podcasts, even when you’re offline — introducing downloading on Spreaker Podcast Radio for iOS!

Opt to pick and choose and then manually download episodes you want to listen to later, or set up auto-downloading on your favorited shows so that any new published episodes get downloaded straight to your iPhone. Now all you iOS lovers get to create your own listening experience tailored to your ears, even when you’ve disconnected (Android users, you’re already enjoying the feature).

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Listening Podcasting Tips

Looking Good When You Auto-Share

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Podcasting doesn’t end when you hit “Publish.” Your content needs to get to your listeners’ ears, and effective distribution means sharing your content quickly and looking good while you do it. But when your podcasting to-do list is already inundated with different tasks – mixing, editing, uploading, describing, tagging – some of the process risks falling by the wayside.

That’s why we’ve been focusing so much on the new CMS, to offer you a dashboard full of quality tools and features to help you every step of the way. Today, we’re eager to show you the newest addition: the ability to auto-share “camera-ready” episodes to all your social networks.

Here’s what we mean:

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General Podcasting Tips

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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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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4 Podcasts for TV Show Addicts

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It’s 8 o’clock, morning coffee already drunk, all set to go to work. Whether you’re trying not miss the bus or you’re squeezed in with about 1,000 people inside it, listening to podcasts about the latest tv shows is the new way to spend the most useless time of your day.

There are no statistics on the number of TV-based podcasts, but pop culture figures heavily in the podcast universe.  Like other fan-based platforms, podcasts range from the extremely granular and specific to the broad and thematic. (via mediapost.com)

So here’s a list of some of the funniest, most in-depth, addictive podcasts straight out of the Spreaker Community!

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Faith-based Podcasting – Spreaker Live Show #46

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In episode 46 of the Spreaker Live Show we focus on faith-based podcasting and the question “Is local community based church attendance being replaced or added to by podcasts?”.

We are joined on the show by Dr. Jerry Johnson, President and CEO, National Religious Broadcasters (NRB.org). Religion topic podcasts make up the largest number of series shows in the podcasting space today at places like Spreaker and iTunes.

The topics discussed from this February 17th, 2016 episode are also about the National Religious Broadcaster’s Proclaim16 Convention (NRBConvention.com) that took place Feb 22-26, 20016 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Click read more to see the specific topics and links discussed in this 25 minute interview.

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Come meet Spreaker at NRB’s Proclaim16!

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We’re excited to announce that Spreaker will be attending and exhibiting at NRB’s Proclaim16 Christian International Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee!

Faith-based podcasting is one of the largest genres in podcasting today, and from February 22nd to the 26th we’ll be in the thick of it, mingling with thousands of Christian communicators – from broadcasters to producers.

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Spreaker Live Show #42: Growth Hacking Podcasting, Geoff Colon, Microsoft Emerging Social Media

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Here is another episode of the Spreaker Live Show ,#42. Our Head of Content Rob Greenlee’s guest on January 20th, was Geoffrey Colon, Group Product Marketing Manager and Social Data Subject Matter Expert at Microsoft and podcast host of Disruptive FM on Spreaker.

In his Microsoft role, Geoffrey leads a scrum team of hybrid creative and analytical marketers who create, execute and measure digitally-driven communications to help drive education and adoption of Microsoft Search Advertising products. Geoffrey was VP of Digital Strategy at Ogilvy & Mather in New York City.

Geoffrey is host of the weekly marketing podcast for eccentric minds called Disruptive FM on Spreaker, producer and host of the video series “#AdHacks” and The Disruptive Marketer, is a LinkedIn influencer, and blogs regularly on Medium, DisruptiveMarketer.net and the Microsoft Search Advertising blog.

Colon’s first book Disruptive Marketing: What Growth Hackers, Data Punks, And Other Hybrid Thinkers Can Teach Us About Navigating The New Normal is due to be released on August 15, 2016 on AMACOM Books

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Introducing the new Spreaker Podcast Radio for Android

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We’re excited to introduce Spreaker Podcast Radio for Android, now available to be downloaded! It’s a unique, lean-back listening experience, tailored to your tastes.

Discover popular podcasts and find new favorites with the help of curated channels and lists, all created by special sponsors and partners, as well as Spreaker’s editorial team.

And now, content is personalized with new playlists, created according to what you like and want to listen to, even when you’re offline. It’s all at your fingertips, for your enjoyment.

Want to see how it works? Let’s walk you through the app’s four main sections.

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