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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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Podcasting Tips

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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Podcasting Tips

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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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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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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