Podcast Insider by Blubrry

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



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 c...


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 -...


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...