Blubrry's Official Podcast where we talk about the Podcasting industry, Blubrry news and interview podcasters on why they started their podcast.
By Todd Cochrane, Mike Dell & MacKenzie Bennett
Why You Should Have a Website for Your Podcast – PCI 226
January 14, 2021
There are plenty of reasons why you should have a website for your podcast. Blubrry has the No. 1 podcast plugin for WordPress, so we're obviously big believers in having your own website, but this episode we go over some of the important reasons why y...
Podcasting with Cats, featuring Audioburst CEO, Amir Hirsh – PCI 225
January 07, 2021
We've been working with Audioburst for over a year now and are happy to offer you another new perk - their Premium Creators feature. Mike spoke with Amir, their CEO and they discuss what makes their new feature so enticing. - Meanwhile,
Happy New Year – Hello 2021 PCI-224
December 31, 2020
Todd is solo this week, and he reflects on the past year along with giving insights for 2021. The future of podcasting is bright, and with audience growth on the rise, podcasters will continue to build bigger audiences as we bring 2020 to a close and u...
Happy Holidays from the Blubrry and Podcast Insider Team – PCI-223
December 24, 2020
Mike is flying solo this week. In the news, Netflix adds an audio-only mode in its android app; why your podcast needs a website; and some new destinations for Blubrry podcasters. PLUS, we have some of our team members chiming in with some holiday wi...
Podcast Intro Dos and Don’ts – PCI 222
December 17, 2020
A well crafted podcast intro can make a significant difference to the listeners, and as such, creators should learn some podcast intro dos and don'ts. Todd and Mike made intros the main focus of this episode but they didn't leave out some news going on...
Podcast Artwork Tips – PCI 221
December 10, 2020
Podcast artwork is often times the first thing potential listeners will see, before they even hear anything. It's an opportunity you don't want to mess up as a podcaster, so we've got some tips on how to make the best and don't hinder yourself. -
Choosing a Podcast Microphone and Elisa Birnbaum – PCI 220
December 03, 2020
Image by Podcast Movement. - Choosing a podcast microphone typically involves some testing. With such a wide variety of options to choose from, we tested some for you live and give recommendations and a clear understanding of condenser vs dynamic micr...
Improving Your Recording Environment Featuring Jennifer Fink – PCI-219
November 26, 2020
Oh, the noise, noise, noise, noise! If your environment is noisy, we have some tips today on how to set up your recording space. Todd and Mike talk about Rode's new Vlogger Kits, People Magazine's new daily podcast,
Do You Want to Be Part of a Podcast Network? Featuring Jen Rodd – PCI 218
November 19, 2020
The pros and cons of joining a podcast network are debatable, and that's exactly what we did in this episode. Before we get to that, Todd and Mike discuss Apple's new embeddable player for website and how their charts system actually works. -
Podcast Industry Consolidation – PCI 217
November 12, 2020
While podcaster creators might be hunkering down to finish more episodes for the holidays, podcast companies have been busy buying - each other. Spotify is buying Megaphone and Wondery is dealing with multiple potential buyers.
Who Owns Your Podcast, featuring Misty Phillip from Spark Conference – PCI 216
November 05, 2020
Ownership of your podcast is Blubrry's top priority, don't worry we tell you why it's critical as a creator. That's not all we talk about on this episode, we interviewed Misty Phillip, creator of the Spark Christian Podcast Conference,
When Your Podcast Needs A Refresh – PCI 215
October 29, 2020
Voxnest is being acquired by iHeart Radio, bringing together the publishing platform and well-known audio platform. Meanwhile, the She Podcasts team recently launched Super Squad, featuring virtual membership to make up for the canceled conference this...
Live Demos and Webinars Galore – PCI 214
October 22, 2020
Recently we've been quite busy with live demos, webinars and virtual events. Podcasters are no stranger to live recordings, and the industry is buzzing with collaboration and information sharing. The Blubrry team is hosting some webinars and demos this...
Minor but Important Additions to Podcast RSS Feeds, featuring Stacey Mack – PCI 213
October 15, 2020
It's worthwhile to have a podcast host that implements new features in a timely manner, for instance new tags that seem minor can have significant importance to podcast RSS feeds. Filling in for Todd this week,
Powerful Women in Podcasting – PCI 212
October 08, 2020
Last week Blubrry was lucky enough to have two sessions for International Podcast Day, one of which was hosted by MacKenzie Bennett, Powerful Women in Podcasting. She was joined by two guests, Candy O'Terry and Laura Wiese,
Podcasting History and Future with Adam Curry – PCI-211
October 01, 2020
Today Todd, Mike and Adam talk about the history and future of podcasting. They also cover some news stories and some advice for podcasters to keep up with your fans and listeners. **Warning - The interview part of this episode contains just a few cur...
Podcast Platforms – PCI 210
September 24, 2020
There are a variety of podcast platforms available for shows to be found on and podcasters to submit to, but not all are created equal. They are all have certain features and quirks, Todd and Mike get into some pros and cons of the major directories cu...
Presidential Debate on a Podcast? – PCI 209
September 17, 2020
It's been a long seven months here in the United States (as it has been elsewhere), and we're only two weeks away from the U.S Presidential Debates - which was recently suggested to be hosted on Joe Rogan's podcast, with Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
Taking a Day Off From Your Podcast – PCI 208
September 10, 2020
A release schedule can be critical for a podcast, but so are breaks every once in a while. We promise, taking time off won't kill your podcast overnight. There are a few strategies and best practices for taking some time off,
Choosing A Podcast Title, featuring Mike Moreno – PCI 207
September 03, 2020
Choosing a title for a podcast is not always an easy thing to do, but it is an important part of a podcast. A crucial step in starting your podcast or any kind of rebranding, Todd and Mike provide some tips for podcasters to use when making this decisi...
More About the Blubrry Way Featuring Lori Reising – PCI 206
August 27, 2020
Audible's new podcast plans, Shaq changes podcast teams, Apple sends an email to podcasters and we ask you to help new podcasters by spreading the Blubrry Way! - Thanks to Lori Reising for joining Mike to tell her story about The Raw and Wild Hearts P...
Podcasting Ratings and Reviews, featuring David Mendes – PCI 205
August 21, 2020
Asking your audience to leave a podcast rating or review is not uncommon, but the benefits are not always what podcasters are meant to believe. Mike and Todd explain why this is the case in Apple, and discuss some new virtual podcast events. -
Making the Best of Virtual Events – PCI 204
August 13, 2020
Podcasting events are alive and well in 2020. The Podfest team is hosting a virtual event this week and Podcast Movement is looking for proposals for speakers for their virtual event come October. There isn't much time left to submit, so act now. -
Google Play Music Podcasts to Shut Down Soon – PCI – 203
August 07, 2020
The time has finally come, Google Play Music Podcasts will be shut down in the upcoming weeks. We've heard news of this in the past, but it appears late summer, early fall will be it's last days. On this podcast, we say god riddance.
Interview with Scotty Iseri – The Imagine Neighborhood – PCI – 202
July 30, 2020
Todd's back and discussing an array of new podcasts and events happening, with co-host Mike. Ford has a new podcast as a retired Chicago radio personality, and we can't forget Michelle Obama's new "podcast" is now out! -
Show Notes Tips from Tech-Minded Podcasters – PCI 201
July 23, 2020
Show notes are an important part of publishing podcast episodes and creating an online presence for your content. This week two tech-minded team members - Mike and Shawn from the support team - discuss some show notes dos and don'ts when it comes to Bl...
A New Milestone, 200 Episodes from the Blubrry Team – PCI – 200
July 16, 2020
Welcome to a special celebration episode of Podcast Insider, our 200th episode. Mike and MacKenzie hosted and shared some memories and past episode clips from over the years. Before they begin the reminiscing,
Stitcher Has Been Bought, Again. Featuring Stigma Free Vet Zone – PCI 199
July 09, 2020
Todd and Mike are Navy and Air Force veterans, respectfully, and recently spoke with a veteran podcast, be sure to stick around for this weeks interview portion. - Stitcher has recently been acquired by SiriusXM for a reported $300 million,
Utilizing WordPress and Podcast Host Changes – PCI – 198
July 02, 2020
It's well-known that we encourage podcasters to use WordPress for their podcast - website as well as RSS feed. With any service there are dos and don'ts, pros and cons. This episode Todd and Mike discuss those and more when it comes to maximizing resul...
The Blubrry Way and Guest Kevin Pannell – PCI – 197
June 25, 2020
Podcasting the Blubrry way - what does this really mean? - We strive to make our service as easy as possible for all podcasters, without losing the power that podcasting really has and that we want podcasters to have control over.
Choosing Podcast Gear and Guest York Campbell – PCI 196
June 18, 2020
Choosing podcast gear can seem overwhelming, and we break down some suggestions on what new podcasters should get. Not only do we provide suggestions on what to get, but also what not to purchase or focus on when getting your podcast started. -
Blubrry Podcast Hosting via AWS Marketplace – PCI – 195
June 11, 2020
The past few weeks have been crazy busy with releases here at Blubrry, and Mike and Todd review them in this episode of Podcast Insider. - Our most recent release, Blubrry podcast hosting now available via the AWS Marketplace,
PowerPress 8.3 Released – PCI – 194
June 04, 2020
Happy Birthday, Todd! - Here at Blubrry we're big believers that podcasters should have a website for their podcast, and it turns out we're not the only one. Check out the article listed below that details reasons why a podcaster should always have a ...
PowerPress 8.3 in Final Beta and Featuring The Urban Astronomer – PCI 193
May 28, 2020
The Blubrry team is putting some finishing touches on the latest version of PowerPress which features a major UI/UX overall. We can't wait to see what you think of the changes, and big thanks to all of our beta testers. -
Private Internal Podcasting Launch – PCI – 192
May 21, 2020
The team is proud to announce the launch of Private Internal Podcasting by Blubrry. We've nicknamed it PIP and go over all the details on what we offer in this week's episode. Our plugin, PowerPress also has a new beta available for 8.3,
Say Goodbye to Google Play Music Podcasts – PCI – 191
May 14, 2020
Todd and Mike caught up on Google Podcasts Manager, and reviewed how people will be able to transfer their information from Google Plays Music Podcasts to the new Manager. Youtube Music comes into play in this transfer. -
Google Podcasts Manager is Available Now – PCI – 190
May 07, 2020
Google Podcasts, which has gained prominent use with Android podcast listeners has finally released a host dashboard. Todd was able to interview a Google team member earlier this week to get inside information.
Jewells Chambers – PCI – 189
April 30, 2020
We've got a wonderful interview with Mike and Jewells where they discuss her show All Things Iceland, catch it about halfway or so through the episode. Before that, they go over a new podcast finally available on Spotify,
Blubrry Team Members – Featuring Barry Kantz – PCI – 188
April 23, 2020
On this special episode of Podcast Insider, Barry Kantz, podcaster and Blubrry board member, join Todd and Mike. The team talks about recent news in podcasting, how transcriptions can be useful for podcasts, affiliate payments,
Live Blubrry Team and Evangeline Hemrick – PCI – 187
April 16, 2020
Publishing podcast episodes is best done with a routine, that's why we shared ours. Todd and Mike touch on some podcasting events, many virtual that are coming up soon. Blubrry also has some important things coming up, including a new service.
Live from Facebook – Dave Clements – PCI – 186
April 09, 2020
We hope you're enjoying the live recordings of Podcast Insider on Facebook recently. We're keeping this up until the world calms down a bit. Without a Blubrry podcaster guest this week, we had Dave Clements from the support team join Todd and Mike to d...
Live From Michigan – Kelly Ann Gorman – PCI – 185
April 02, 2020
In an effort to keep socializing online, Todd and Mike recorded this episode live, and will continue to do so as long as we're still on lockdown. They discuss how COVID-19 is affecting content creators, RODEcaster has been up to a few things recently,
Live Recording – Michael Harren – PCI – 184
March 26, 2020
How is everyone holding up on weeks one, two, three or longer of lockdown? To keep in contact and to showcase remote recording, Mike and Todd did another live recording of Podcast Insider, and this version includes an interview with Michael Harren.
Live Show and Joe Pardo – PCI – 183
March 20, 2020
Todd and Mike recorded this podcast live to change it up a bit and to showcase how easy it can be to record a podcast during a time when almost everyone that can work from home, is. We've got PSAs available to all podcasters to use in their podcast abo...
Anibal Ruiz – Non-Profit Luminaries – PCI – 182
March 12, 2020
Todd and Mike talk about podcasting events, including some canceled ones, the results of our Nominate Your Favorite Woman Podcaster contest, and it's a COVID-19 world, be diligent and safe stay out there folks! -
Win Charles – Ask Win and Diary of a Fashionista Podcast – PCI – 181
March 05, 2020
Blubrry's legal counsel graciously stepped in to join Mike on Podcast Insider to fill in for Todd, who is attending Podfest. They discuss equipment updates - such as AudioTechnica - and some podcasters, new and old.
Jim Malliard – The Malliard Report – PCI – 180
February 28, 2020
The team has been busy attending podcasting events recently, but Todd is back this episode to chat with Mike about new Edison Research tracking, Sony, and Oprah have announced new ventures in podcasting and more.
Trevor Bell – The Iron Fist and the Velvet Glove – PCI – 179
February 20, 2020
Kate from Blubrry's Pro-Production team joined Mike Dell on this episode of Podcast Insider to discuss the new Podcast Academy, smart speakers, show notes and more. The announcement of the Podcast Academy brought many reactions - good and bad.
CJ Boat – Geek I/O – PCI – 178
February 13, 2020
Lots of things happening in the podcasting community this week, including Podcast Evolutions in Los Angeles. With Todd attending the event, Angelo Mandato, CIO of Blubrry, stepped in during his absence. Mike and Angelo talk about Chartable's IAB certif...
Bill Fairchild – Run Jump Stomp – PCI – 177
February 06, 2020
Podcasting can be a very lucrative business for some. That includes the hosts as as well as the companies involved in content creation and distribution. Some numbers have been released letting us know that some popular hosts are able to make millions -...