Episodes
Send us a Text Message.After listening to this week's episode of Podnews Weekly Review, Jordan and Alban hop on real quick to clarify our stance on video podcasts. From the inefficiencies of downloading massive video files to the impact on your phone's storage and bandwidth, we break down the complexities that come with video in podcasting.Support the Show.Contact Buzzcast Send us a Text Message Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and @JordanPods Send a "boostagram" through ...
Published 06/14/24
Published 06/14/24
Send us a Text Message.We're sharing some things we've been working on at Buzzsprout, including episode backups, chapters for Spotify, and transcription editing tools. Then, we spied something new in Spotify's help articles: video episodes for podcasts not hosted on Spotify! View the discussion thread on Twitter/XSound-off question: Have you ever lost podcast files due to a lack of backup? If so, how did you handle it?Links mentioned in this episode:Podcast Movement Meetup in Orlando - Wednes...
Published 06/07/24
Send us a Text Message.Jordan and Kevin hop on a quick snapcast to celebrate Buzzcast's downloads going back up! Check out the Buzzcast OP3 page here. Kevin also reveals a little something new the team at Buzzsprout has been working on! Support the Show.Contact Buzzcast Send us a Text Message Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and @JordanPods Send a "boostagram" through Fountain or Castamatic Email us at [email protected] Thanks for listening & keep po...
Published 05/31/24
Send us a Text Message.As we try to solve the mystery of fluctuating podcast downloads, we delve into a more serious conversation sparked by recent trends on the Buzzsprout platform. Could it be the ripple effect of Apple's auto-download adjustments, or is something else at play? We offer up some troubleshooting tips for fellow podcasters. The discussion continues with a look at Spotify's latest features, including transcripts and chapter markers. We'll share firsthand experiences and ma...
Published 05/24/24
Send us a Text Message.*tap-tap* Is this thing on? We're scratching our heads over here at Buzzcast after discovering that our episodes are not showing on the Apple Podcast app. Let us know if you've experienced something similar!And don't forget to text us why it would be good to do a Buzzsprout meetup in your city!Support the Show.Contact Buzzcast Send us a Text Message Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and @JordanPods Send a "boostagram" through Fountain or Castamatic ...
Published 05/17/24
Send us a Text Message.This episode, we are revealing how we've made Buzzsprout Ads even better with a way for advertisers to have more control over what podcasts run their ads! Plus, we've rolled out Fan Mail for all Buzzsprout podcasters and are taking the time to answer questions about the new feature. Then, we toss around the idea of a Buzzsprout meetup in a town near you!View the discussion thread on Twitter/X!Sound-Off Question: Should we come to your town for a Buzzsprout meetup? ...
Published 05/10/24
Send us a Text Message. Jordan and Alban are hopping on to talk about the mishap that sparked a  big idea in listener interaction, Fan Mail, and celebrating getting the #1 spot in the PodPros AE Podcast Report!  Support the Show. Contact Buzzcast Send us a Text Message Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and @JordanPods Send a "boostagram" through Fountain or Castamatic Email us at [email protected] Thanks for listening & keep podcasting!
Published 05/03/24
Send us a Text Message.Buzzsprout's latest feature delivers listener love straight to your phone — Fan Mail! We dive into how we've been secretly testing this new tool and how you can turn it on for your own podcast. Then we discuss the difference between IAB certification and compliance, to celebrating the grind behind content creation success stories like Marques Brownlee. View the discussion thread on Twitter/X!📣 Sound-Off Question: Turn on Fan Mail for your podcast and let us know what yo...
Published 04/26/24
Send us a Text Message In this snapcast, we tease Buzzsprout's newest feature and invite you to put on your detective hats and send in your hunches. Who knows? If your guess is spot on, you might just find yourself with a free month on your Buzzsprout account! Support the Show. Contact Buzzcast Send us a Text Message Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and @JordanPods Send a "boostagram" through Fountain or Castamatic Email us at [email protected] Thanks for...
Published 04/19/24
Send us a Text Message. Alban is back from Podcast Movement Evolutions in Los Angeles! We discuss all the big stories and takeaways from the week, including how podcast downloads are down but listening is up, what YouTube's up to with podcasts, and why video is killing more podcasts now than ever before. View the discussion thread on Twitter/X! 📣 Sound-off question: What are your thoughts on adding video to podcasting? Is it a good thing or a bad thing for the industry? To have your...
Published 04/12/24
Jordan and Priscilla hop on to chat about an upcoming Netflix show 'Bodkin,' with its dark comedy and satirical take on true crime podcasting, before unveiling Buzzsprout's latest podcast creation, 'Happy to Help,' a bi-weekly exploration into the heart of customer support. Priscilla shares the ups and downs that come with sharing your voice with the world and the excitement of launching a new podcast. Don't forget to text us your response to last week's sound-off question, "what ways do you...
Published 04/05/24
Send us a Text Message Tom Rossi, co-founder of Buzzsprout, joins us for this episode as we dissect Spotify's TikTok-inspired podcast discovery feature and why podcasters may or may not want their follower count to be public. We also cover the potential ripple effects of a TikTok ban on promotion strategies, and whether it hinders expanding your listener base. Then we discuss why major podcasts are shifting from ad-supported to listener-supported models, revealing a fundamental change in how...
Published 03/29/24
While Alban is out for spring break, Jordan and Kevin hop on to discuss Podmatch's innovative move to increase transparency in charging for interviews and Spotify's TikTok-style UI that now shows follower counts. If you're scratching your head wondering why you can't spot this feature, worry not—we've got troubleshooting tips to bring you up to speed.  Plus, a sneak peek at next week's topics: how big is Joe Rogan's podcast, the ripple effects of TikTok's potential ban on podcasters, and a...
Published 03/22/24
Send us a Text Message Join us as we unveil the long-awaited Buzzsprout iOS app that's set to revolutionize your podcasting workflow! We deep dive into everything you want to know, from why we decided now was the time to make an app, to what features we love about it, and ideas for future implementations. Then, we've got a story that’ll make you think twice about where to host your podcast. In a candid discussion on the pitfalls and triumphs of podcast hosting, we empathize with Spotify's...
Published 03/15/24
Kevin is taking charge of this snapcast! Next week we'll be talking about our biggest release in a long time, Buzzsprout for iOS 🎉 Download Buzzsprout from the App Store to experience it before the deep dive.  Support the showContact Buzzcast Text the show: 855-951-4230 Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and @JordanPods Send a "boostagram" through Fountain or Castamatic Email us at [email protected] Thanks for listening & keep podcasting!
Published 03/08/24
This episode covers a load of topics, so buckle up. We're back to tell your what that short podcast was in our feed last week and with more information for putting your podcast on YouTube. Then we delve into how "Acquired" podcast achieved success despite their unconventional approach of delivering lengthy episodes on an irregular schedule and maintaining a minimalist presence on social media. And finally,  Alban reveals his research into the ultimate sock to own. View the discussion thread...
Published 03/01/24
Alban and Jordan check in to discuss topics for the next episode.  Don't forget to text your podcasting keys to success for the year at 855-951-4230! Support the showContact Buzzcast Text the show: 855-951-4230 Tweet us at @buzzcastpodcast, @albanbrooke, @kfinn, and @JordanPods Send a "boostagram" through Fountain or Castamatic Email us at [email protected] Thanks for listening & keep podcasting!
Published 02/23/24
With so many big players making moves, we dive into the shifting tides of the podcasting world. The joy of Spotify's move towards open podcasting is tempered by our wariness of their advertising tactics and data collection—concerns that resonate with anyone mindful of the digital footprint they leave behind. We share our experiences grappling with these ethical dilemmas, balancing the desire to reach a wide audience with the need to safeguard listener privacy and content integrity. Whether...
Published 02/16/24
We're sharing what happened at Podfest 2024, from funny stories to meeting our amazing community of podcasters! Apple Podcasts just leveled up with new transcription features, and we're here to break down the details. Get the scoop on how their embrace of open standards is fostering a more inclusive listening environment and what it means for the podcasting industry, content creators, and fans alike. View the discussion thread on Twitter/X! Links mentioned in this...
Published 02/02/24
This episode covers how to stay grounded in a world obsessed with metrics. We delve into the looming shift of Google Podcasts listeners to YouTube Music and why listen time matters more than download stats. Then, our conversation takes an introspective turn as we discuss the No Stats 90 challenge by Mark Steadman, nudging podcasters to look beyond numbers to nurture their content and community. It's a lesson in the psychological impacts of constant performance tracking, and setting sights on...
Published 01/19/24
Ever wondered why podcasting has such a magnetic pull, or what makes it so distinctively charming in the sea of digital media? Podcasting's simplicity and authenticity forge a connection that's tough to replicate.  We discuss the balance between staying true to traditional audio roots and embracing the visual domain, all while questioning what 'authenticity' really means when the production value climbs. View the discussion thread on Twitter/X! Links mentioned in this episode: Buzzsprout...
Published 01/05/24
Ever wondered how to thrive in the marathon of podcasting, rather than sprinting for short-term gains?  In this episode, we defend the sustainability of podcasting, contrast the rich community of podcasting with the sometimes ephemeral interactions on social media, and encourage a more mindful consumption of the content we love. View the discussion thread on Twitter/X! Links mentioned:  Netflix shares top show dataTikTok gives up on podcastsPodcast layoffsNielsen Consumer Survey Report...
Published 12/22/23
We discuss our plans for Podfest's 10-year anniversary and how we aim to bring a large group of Buzzsprout podcasters along. So, if you've been tuning into Buzzcast regularly, this is your chance to join us at the year's biggest podcasting event! Have you ever wondered how to leverage social media to expand your podcast? We've got some answers for you. In our discussion, we introduce Social Octopus, the game-changer in creating social media clips for podcasts. We also dissect the rebranding...
Published 12/08/23
Ever wondered how customer support could shape your podcasting experience? This week on Buzzcast, we're joined by the head of our support team, Priscilla Brooke. We're buzzing about a new project where every team member, from co-founders to developers to designers, will be working support shifts for the next month! We believe this will bring everyone closer to our podcasting community and foster fresh improvements to our platform and services.  Our team members working support shifts is more...
Published 11/24/23