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Listening Spotlight

Must Listen Podcasts for Pride Month

(Last updated June 17th, 2020). June is Pride Month, a month-long celebration of all things LGBTQ and human and civil rights. So, how can we celebrate the occasion? By highlighting the top 10 most interesting and exciting LGBTQ podcasts and podcasters, those who are committed to standing for LGBTQ rights and highlighting issues that still affect society today.

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General Listening

6 Terrifying Podcasts for Halloween

Bolt your doors, lock your windows and get ready to settle in for some of the scariest, eeriest and most terrifying podcasts around. There’s no better way to get into the Halloween spirit (pardon the pun) than to listen to a horror story, so we’ve picked a range of podcasts, from audio dramas to real-life accounts of paranormal activity, to send some shivers down your spine.

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Extraordinary Women Explained; An Interview With Heroine Podcast

Heroine podcast is where to tune-in if you want to be inspired by creative and amazing women from all over the world. Sailors to CEOs, artists to authors – there are women from all fields of work and all walks of life. This week we’ve been chatting to its founder and host, Majo Molfino, about how she got into podcasting.

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Listening Podcasting Tips

Rebel Girls The Podcast: An Interview With The Creators

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls and Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 have been the runaway hits of 2016 and 2017 and now the Rebel Girls movement has been turned into a podcast – ten amazing adventures read by ten captivating storytellers for inspiring girls (and boys!) everywhere to be their own person and unafraid of being different. We were lucky enough to get the chance to chat with the books’ authors, Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli, about it and what the future holds for Rebel Girls!

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Listening Podcasting Tips

How to Find the Right Tone of Voice for your Podcast

Whether you listen to Common Sense with Dan Carlin, PBS NewsHour, or The New Yorker to get your podcast news fix you’re aware of the big difference in how the presenters communicate their message; not just in the language they use but also their tone of voice. Tone can convey a thousand things to a listener and is key in getting what you want to say across correctly, how you use it will affect everything from how you’re interpreted as a person to the sincerity of the message you’re broadcasting. The Guardian says tone will “affect how we’re seen in terms of our personality, our emotional state, and even our professional competence”. Let’s take a look at some of the different podcast genres out there and see how you can use tone to create impact for yours!   

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Listening Mobile App News

Reverse Any Podcast’s Episode Order, Plus 3 Other Ways to Control Your Listening Experience

Easy, intuitive, and totally up to you. That’s exactly how you want your podcast listening experience to be: to find what you want easily, to not stumble through podcasts you’re uninterested in during your search, and to ultimately make the choices you want to make, even while you’re listening.

With Spreaker Podcast Radio, we’ve kept what you want in mind, every step of the way from the moment you open the app. A handy search bar and curated lists and channels pieced together with care get you to the podcasts you’re looking for quickly and painlessly—and things don’t stop when you press play. Even as you’re listening in you get to take charge of what flows through your ears.

Playback features allow you to listen to whatever you want, however way you want it. We’re happy to announce that you now have the ability to reverse any podcast’s episode order, as well as use the other great features already available on the app, like a playback speed toggle, a sleep timer, and notifications for your favorite episodes.

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Listening Podcasting Tips

Spreaker Podcast Radio Gets a New Sleep Timer and Playback Speed Settings

Great podcasts are easy to love, so why not make them easy to listen to? We know you’re fitting in your listening-time anywhere you can—like on the way to the movies or as you’re getting ready to go bed—so we’ve added a few extras to Spreaker Podcast Radio for both iOS and Android to facilitate things: introducing new playback settings!

Sometimes inconveniences like time restraints get in the way, but a great podcast listening experience means that time works around you, and not the other way around. Now, a new sleep timer and playback speed settings will help you manipulate those limits.

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Listening Podcasting Tips

Spreaker Podcast Radio for iOS Gets a New Addition

(Updated November 2019) Sometimes you’re not sure what to listen to but have a vague idea – you’re in the mood for true crime, or comedy, or maybe you’re looking for something on the light side, like pop culture talk. Looking for a podcast often takes as much time as listening to one.

So we at Spreaker are making a new contribution to your listening experience – introducing channels to Spreaker Podcast Radio for iOS. Since each channel is based on a particular theme and curated with the best content we’ve got, you can listen to exactly what you fancy without any fuss.

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

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 podcasts 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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Enhance Your Story and Create More Easily Accessible Podcasts with Chapters

Ask yourself: how accessible is your podcast? Can listeners follow your story, or get through your content in one sitting? Could they more fully appreciate your podcast with extra background information or references?

Accessibility isn’t just about making sure your podcast is available on every listening platform, or blowing up people’s social network feeds. It also lies in the structure of your content, how well you tell your story, and the marketing strategies you use to hook listeners in; your podcast needs to be easy to consume for listeners.

Spreaker is now giving you the ability to add chapters to your episode through our CMS. With chapters, you can delineate a clear outline of key points and favorite moments that listeners can get to easily, and create new ways to share your content.

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