Podcast Insider by Blubrry

Blubrry's Official Podcast

By Todd Cochrane, Mike Dell & MacKenzie Bennett



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 weeks' 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 -...


Tommy Savoia – Cube Command – PCI 176

January 30, 2020

Todd and Mike take a stab at politics and their relation to podcasts. They also discuss some recent issues with Apple and Spotify. Thanks to Tommy Savoia for being the guest this week, showcasing a topic we haven't focused on often, gaming!


Gordon Firemark – Entertainment Lawyer – PCI 175

January 23, 2020

As many podcasters are hobbyists, the legal aspects of podcasting are often a mystery. Gordon Firemark has made a name for himself in the podcast industry by sharing his knowledge as an entertainment lawyer.


Daniel J. Lewis – The Audacity to Podcast – PCI 174

January 16, 2020

Three long-time podcasters on the show this episode of Podcast Insider; Todd Cochrane, Mike Dell and special guest, Daniel J. Lewis. They discuss current industry news and even get into a case from many years ago concerning patents and podcasting. -


Steve Ford, WB8IMY – ARRL Audio News – PCI173

January 09, 2020

This episode is a bit more tech oriented than normal, feature Shawn Thorpe from the support team to cover Todd and an interview from an experienced radio expert from ARRL Audio News. Todd is out this week enjoying CES in Las Vegas for the Tech Podcasts...


Dan Moyle – Storytellers Network – PCI 172

January 02, 2020

Welcome to 2020! Podcast Insider is here with some great information to keep your podcast running smoothly this year. Including some privacy information you might not be aware of. Todd and Mike are here to talk about CCPA,


2019 Wrap Up with the Blubrry Team – PCI 171

December 26, 2019

We hope you all had a wonderful holiday. As a year-end episode, we decided to grab as many of the Blubrry team members as possible and ask them what their favorite podcast of the year or decade. Maybe you'll hear about a new show you'd like to check ou...


Charles McFall – Rock God of Podcasting – PCI 170

December 19, 2019

Todd and Mike discuss a few significant Apple team changes and Amazon Alexa capabilities concerning podcasts. They've also included their predictions for 2020. If you host an interview podcast they have some tips on how to excel at this format.


Beth O’Connor – Rural Health Voice – PCI-169

December 12, 2019

If you've ever dreamed of winning a Pulitzer, but you're not a writer, you might be able to squeeze in with your podcast. MacKenzie stumbled upon some new podcast apps that are very niche oriented. We're getting closer to the holidays and have some adv...


Lois Melkonian – More to Life with Faith and Lois – PCI – 168

December 05, 2019

After a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, Mike and Todd are back with a full episode and interview this week. Those of you interested in the nitty gritty tech support  details will enjoy this RSS feed heavy discussion.


Toby Goodman – Blubrry Pro Production – PCI-167

November 28, 2019

MacKenzie talks with Toby Goodman from the Blubrry Pro-Production team on this shorty episode. Blubrry Pro-Production is now available for all of our professional hosting customers to help you launch your podcast or simply put your show on auto-pilot –...


Scottye Moore –  BS Network – PCI-166

November 21, 2019

We're inching closer to Thanksgiving here in the U.S and podcasters and companies are busy with lots of releases before the end of the year. The Blubrry team released a new product and service this month, and Todd and Mike discuss some changes that are...


Nick Howell – Orbital Jigsaw Network – PCI-165

November 14, 2019

Nick Howell, shares his trials and tribulations of podcasting, and being involved in multiple shows. Since Todd is attending and speaking at Digital Hollywood, Angelo Mandato guest hosted this week. He's got lots of Blubrry information to share and inf...


Joshua Manley – Nerd On! The Podcast – PCI-164

November 07, 2019

Lots of podcasting news to discuss, specifically well-known organizations making changes to their podcasting plans. Mike and Todd talk about some failed or difficult services at the moment and how best to deal with those challenges.


Teachercast Network – Jeffrey Bradbury – PCI-163

October 31, 2019

Podcast Insider, Halloween edition


Brian Basilico – The Bacon Podcast – PI 162

October 24, 2019

MacKenzie joins Todd for this episode as Mike is out for a few days. They talk about how Sirius XM and Pandora are dipping their feet into the content side of podcasting, they're launching a Marvel set of shows. Women and female listenership is up,


Dan Smolen – The Tightrope – PCI-161

October 18, 2019

Thanks to Dan Smolen for joining our team this week to talk about his show, The Tightrope, you can catch his feature shortly after the beginning of the episode. Mike and Todd discuss some issues with Apple's latest OS release,


Eric Hunley – Unstructured – PCI-160

October 10, 2019

Our guest today is Eric Hunley (@hunleyeric) of Unstructured, whose authentic, well researched interviews deliver more insight and understanding than structured shows allow. Hunley cuts to the quick in his interviews to explore why his guests dared to ...


International Podcast Day Session – PCI-159

October 03, 2019

Todd, MacKenzie and Mike did a session for International Podcast Day 2019. A session titled, 'The Top Things You Should Know About Your Podcast.' Daniel J. Lewis, from the Audacity to Podcast, was in charge of our session - giving Steve and Dave Lee a ...


Dave Rosen – Host of Piecing it Together – PCI-158

September 27, 2019

International Podcast Day is just almost 48 hours away and we can't wait to get started. We have multiple slots throughout the day, and we're hosting a giveaway. If you haven't submitted your new show idea yet, you have a day or so left.


Tim O’Brien from The Shaping Opinion Podcast – PCI-157

September 19, 2019

Blubrry has lots of announcements and tips for podcast support this time around on Podcast Insider. Tim O'Brien from The Shaping Opinion podcast joins Todd to talk about his show.We're excited for our Audioburst webinar next week and reviewing submissi...


Stephane Deschenes – The Naturist Living Show PI-156

September 12, 2019

No shortage of podcasting news and tips this week on Podcast Insider. Including an interview with Stephane Deschenes from The Naturist Living Show, Mike and Todd discuss multiple podcasting events, the Webby Award show, and mic technique.


Dr. Justin Trosclair – A Doctor’s Perspective – PI-155

September 05, 2019

Todd and Mike are back on Podcast Insider this week discussing events, money and legal issues in podcasting and more. They're also sharing their tips for sharing your podcast - they suggest sticking to your website.


Dave Stachowiak – Coaching for Leaders – PI-154

August 29, 2019

Are you a fan of the RODEcaster Pro? You're in luck if so. They recently released a new update to their product, that makes transferring files much easier. That's not all we talk about though, MacKenzie guest hosts because Todd is out of town for Drago...


Lorna Bremner – Closure Optional – PI-153

August 23, 2019

We've got lots to talk about with podcast statistics, new deals, such as Sound Exchange, and confirmations from Podcast Movement. We start the episode with a fantastic interview from Lorna, and close it with Todd and Mike joined by Barry Kantz,


PJ Ewing – The Bee’s Knees Podcast – PI-152

August 16, 2019

From the show floor at Podcast Movement 2019, Todd and Mike go over some of the news and happenings at this years show in Orlando Florida. - This episode does not follow our normal format.  Next week, we will go over more of the news from the show and...


Jeremy Bassetti from All Over The Place Podcast – PI-151

August 08, 2019

  - With only a few days left until Podcast Movement we're getting antsy to head to Orlando. Before that, we've got lots to talk about in podcasting. The Podcast Awards, hosted by Todd, is announcing the nominees this weekend,


Lee Ball from This is Rammy – PI-150

August 01, 2019

Our guest Lee Rammy has a podcast on the happenings where he lives, Ramsbottom. Todd discusses his show and then catches up on podcasting news and best practices with Mike. We've got quite a bit updating with Blubrry at the moment,


Kami Guildner from Extraordinary Women Radio – PI-149

July 25, 2019

Significant changes coming from Apple this time around. Categories are changing and that includes throwing some out, adding new ones and a bit of consolidating. Podcasters don't need to worry, Blubrry has it all taken care of on their end.


Interview with Brandon Dawson from The Distiller Podcast – PI 148

July 18, 2019

The Distiller Podcast - Welcome to the New Podcast Insider! - Interview this week with Brandon Dawson from  The Distiller Podcast. - Contact US: todd@blubrry.com mike@blubrry.com mackenzie@blubrry.com (we make it easy that way 🙂 )


Welcome to Podcast Insider! Blubrry’s NEW Official Podcast

July 16, 2019

Just a short announcement. - PowerPress Podcast and Your Podcast by Blubrry are now combined into Podcast Insider.  (found at PodcastInsider.com). - If you were subscribed to one or the other, you do not need to do anything continue to get the new sh...


Music in Podcasting – YP61

July 08, 2019

Music in podcasting; there are many questions out there regarding the legality and capabilities, we're here to clear that up. A knowledgable and experienced podcaster looked into who is the fastest media host in podcast and shared their findings.


This Podcast is Changing Soon – YP60

June 24, 2019

Changes coming soon to this podcast. Todd and Mike talk about the changes coming for Your Podcast and PowerPress Podcast (but not telling you the new name yet!). Also, Triton Digital buys Omny Studio and Castbox plays within Waze app. -


Podcasting Future Valuations

June 17, 2019

Did you know that in 2018 podcasting was responsible for $479 million in revenue? The podcasting industry is predicted to break the billion mark in 2021, and in this episode MacKenzie discusses podcasting future valuations overall.


iTunes is Dead, Long Live Apple Podcasts! – YP59

June 10, 2019

iTunes may be dead, but Apple Podcasts is doing just fine. Changes are afoot at Apple, announced at WWDC last week and we've got all the information you need. Stick around to hear why you want to use WordPress and PowerPress to power your podcast.