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Todd Cochrane, Mike Dell & MacKenzie Bennett

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Podcast Insider

Podcast Insider

Todd Cochrane, Mike Dell & MacKenzie Bennett

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Blubrry’s Official Podcast

Latest Episodes

Stitcher Has Been Bought, Again. Featuring Stigma Free Vet Zone – PCI 199

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, only five years after it was bought by Scripps. Spotify and Omnicom are also working on a deal concerning advertising in podcasting, and Pandora is considering a paywall feature for podcasts. It's been a busy week for podcast purchasing. But, if there was any doubt, we now know that podcasting is at an all-time high, with more podcasts created in the first half of 2020 than all of 2019, thanks COVID. We've got some Blubrry updates and news, featuring an interview with Todd as CEO and the idea of podcasting with kids. Facebook Live Recording. Thanks for joining us this episode of Podcast Insider. Looking to be a guest on the show? Let us know. Recorded live from two well-separated and socially distant podcast studios in northern and southern Michiga...

63 MIN3 d ago
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Stitcher Has Been Bought, Again. Featuring Stigma Free Vet Zone – PCI 199

Utilizing WordPress and Podcast Host Changes

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 results using WordPress for your podcast. The Nod, has been a hot topic recently as the hosts would like to gain ownership over their show but have been met with resistance from the company behind the show - of which they worked for. Blubrry has always been big promotors of owning your brand, IP, RSS feed, etc - while not always easy and possible - it prompted a great discussion with this episode. Those of you in the U.S, enjoy your socially distant 4th of July! Facebook Live Recording. Thanks for joining us this episode of Podcast Insider. Looking to be a guest on the show? Let us know. Recorded live from two well-separated and socially distant podcast studios in northern and southern Michigan, here’s a Podcast Insider show LIVE. This wee...

30 MIN1 w ago
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Utilizing WordPress and Podcast Host Changes

The Blubrry Way and Guest Kevin Pannell – PCI – 197

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. This truly is a medium that you're able to have branding, marketing, and most importantly your own voice with, and in our own Blubrry way we set you up for success. Mike and Todd go on to discuss the positive ways we make this possible for all podcasters. This episode they also talk about some newcomers to podcasting and an update to Spotify for podcast ads and sponsors. And speaking of directories and apps, Scripps might be looking to sell Stitcher, less than five years after their acquisition. Thanks for Kevin Pannell for joining us this episode to discuss his podcast, People Process Progress. Facebook Live Recording. Thanks for joining us this episode of Podcast Insider. Looking to be a guest on the show? Let us know. Recorded live from two well-separated...

51 MIN2 w ago
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The Blubrry Way and Guest Kevin Pannell – PCI – 197

Choosing Podcast Gear and Guest York Campbell

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. There was quite a bit of news in podcasting this week including a SiriusXM acquisition, a new Spotify podcast and Podcast Academy update about submissions to apply to be part of the newly formed academy. And thanks for York Campbell for joining Todd to share the story about why he started his podcast. Lastly, a kind reminder that now is the time when many team members will take some time off, please be patient with the team. Facebook Live Recording. Thanks for joining us this episode of Podcast Insider. Looking to be a guest on the show? Let us know. Recorded live from two well-separated and socially distant podcast studios in northern and southern Michigan, here’s a Podcast Insider show LIVE. This week on Podcast Insider… News: Podcast liste...

68 MIN3 w ago
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Choosing Podcast Gear and Guest York Campbell

Blubrry Podcast Hosting via AWS Marketplace

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, a first in the podcast industry. And private internal podcasting is already in the works for podcasters. We can't forget that we also released PowerPress 8.3, which included a major look and feel overhaul. Before they get into Blubrry's news, they discuss podcast length, PocketCasts issues in China, a new audience donation option, equipment updates, and whats going on with Luminary. Note: We had some glitches on the live show, but Kate and the Blubrry Pro team fixed them in the recording! Facebook Live Recording. Thanks for joining us this episode of Podcast Insider. Looking to be a guest on the show? Let us know. Recorded live from two well-separated and socially distant podcast studios in northern and southern Michigan, here’s a Podcast Insider show LIVE. Thi...

37 MINJUN 12
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Blubrry Podcast Hosting via AWS Marketplace

PowerPress 8.3 Released

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 website for their show. Submitting your podcast to directories is critical so people can find your show everywhere, and owning those listings is important is any issues come up and the directory team needs to contact you. We've been talking about our PowerPress update for a while now and earlier this week it finally went live. PowerPress 8.3 is ready and available for all users, with significant user interface changes. And we've got a webinar coming up to review all of the changes made, sign up here. Facebook Live Recording. Thanks for joining us this episode of Podcast Insider. Looking to be a guest on the show? Let us know. Recorded live from two well-separated and socially distant podcast studios in northern and southern Michigan, here...

29 MINJUN 5
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PowerPress 8.3 Released

PowerPress 8.3 in Final Beta and Featuring The Urban Astronomer – PCI 193

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. Todd and Mike discuss the latest on the Podcast Academy, such the newly appointed board of governors and membership updates. Podnews shared information on the most popular Android podcast apps and Larry King is coming out with his own podcast soon. Lastly, Adam Curry weighs in on the Joe Rogan Spotify deal. Our support team would like to remind podcasters that we don't submit your podcast to directories, but we can help you get there, and that a little politeness goes a long way. Facebook Live Recording. Thanks for joining us this episode of Podcast Insider. Looking to be a guest on the show? Let us know. Recorded live from two well-separated and socially distant podcast studios in northern and south Michigan, here’s a Podcast Insider show LIVE. This week on Podcast...

62 MINMAY 29
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PowerPress 8.3 in Final Beta and Featuring The Urban Astronomer – PCI 193

Private Internal Podcasting Launch

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, we're still looking for additional testers. Before we discuss our new product, they chat about the new exclusive licensing deal Joe Rogan signed with Spotify. Many podcasters and podcast listeners had lots to say on the matter. And if you're a current podcaster, considering starting a second show, take our advice and ensure that you have the time, money and motivation to manage two or more shows at the same time. Live Facebook Recording. Thanks for joining us this episode of Podcast Insider. Looking to be a guest on the show? Let us know. Recorded live from two well-separated and socially distant podcast studios in northern and south Michigan, here’s a Podcast Insider show LIVE. This week on Podcast Insider… News: Joe Rogan signs deal with Spotify...

44 MINMAY 22
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Private Internal Podcasting Launch

Say Goodbye to Google Play Music Podcasts

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. Luminary is burning cash quickly, about 4 million a month and recently had to secure more money to continue. They secured almost 200 million for the future. It's a privilege to be able to present to podcasters on our expertise, and Todd was a keynote speaker at Outlier, and we've included a recording in our episode today. His presentation, 16 Years of Podcasting and Strategies to Succeed Today is a wonderful combination of showcasing some history and how it continue podcasting now, in 2020. Live Facebook Recording. Thanks for joining us this episode of Podcast Insider. Looking to be a guest on the show? Let us know. Recorded live from two well-separated and socially distant podcast studios in northern and south Michigan, here’s a Podcast Insider show LIVE. This week...

70 MINMAY 15
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Say Goodbye to Google Play Music Podcasts

Google Podcasts Manager is Available Now

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. Hosts are able to log into the new site and begin reviewing their stats data, such as listener retention. Jetpack released a new update to its plugin, featuring a podcast playlist and podcasting has finally entered the Pulitzer Award list, a first for the audio reporting category. Todd and MacKenzie also talk about a new deal with Fox News and Spotify, as well as 20 additional countries that now feature Apple Podcasts. The Blubrry team is working hard on our PowerPress plugin, with a bug fix release soon and a new full version beta release later this month for 8.3 with a significant dashboard upgrade. Live Facebook Recording. Thanks for joining us this episode of Podcast Insider. Looking to be a guest on the show? Let us know. Recorded live from two well-separated and sociall...

39 MINMAY 8
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Google Podcasts Manager is Available Now

Latest Episodes

Stitcher Has Been Bought, Again. Featuring Stigma Free Vet Zone – PCI 199

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, only five years after it was bought by Scripps. Spotify and Omnicom are also working on a deal concerning advertising in podcasting, and Pandora is considering a paywall feature for podcasts. It's been a busy week for podcast purchasing. But, if there was any doubt, we now know that podcasting is at an all-time high, with more podcasts created in the first half of 2020 than all of 2019, thanks COVID. We've got some Blubrry updates and news, featuring an interview with Todd as CEO and the idea of podcasting with kids. Facebook Live Recording. Thanks for joining us this episode of Podcast Insider. Looking to be a guest on the show? Let us know. Recorded live from two well-separated and socially distant podcast studios in northern and southern Michiga...

63 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Stitcher Has Been Bought, Again. Featuring Stigma Free Vet Zone – PCI 199

Utilizing WordPress and Podcast Host Changes

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 results using WordPress for your podcast. The Nod, has been a hot topic recently as the hosts would like to gain ownership over their show but have been met with resistance from the company behind the show - of which they worked for. Blubrry has always been big promotors of owning your brand, IP, RSS feed, etc - while not always easy and possible - it prompted a great discussion with this episode. Those of you in the U.S, enjoy your socially distant 4th of July! Facebook Live Recording. Thanks for joining us this episode of Podcast Insider. Looking to be a guest on the show? Let us know. Recorded live from two well-separated and socially distant podcast studios in northern and southern Michigan, here’s a Podcast Insider show LIVE. This wee...

30 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Utilizing WordPress and Podcast Host Changes

The Blubrry Way and Guest Kevin Pannell – PCI – 197

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. This truly is a medium that you're able to have branding, marketing, and most importantly your own voice with, and in our own Blubrry way we set you up for success. Mike and Todd go on to discuss the positive ways we make this possible for all podcasters. This episode they also talk about some newcomers to podcasting and an update to Spotify for podcast ads and sponsors. And speaking of directories and apps, Scripps might be looking to sell Stitcher, less than five years after their acquisition. Thanks for Kevin Pannell for joining us this episode to discuss his podcast, People Process Progress. Facebook Live Recording. Thanks for joining us this episode of Podcast Insider. Looking to be a guest on the show? Let us know. Recorded live from two well-separated...

51 MIN2 w ago
Comments
The Blubrry Way and Guest Kevin Pannell – PCI – 197

Choosing Podcast Gear and Guest York Campbell

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. There was quite a bit of news in podcasting this week including a SiriusXM acquisition, a new Spotify podcast and Podcast Academy update about submissions to apply to be part of the newly formed academy. And thanks for York Campbell for joining Todd to share the story about why he started his podcast. Lastly, a kind reminder that now is the time when many team members will take some time off, please be patient with the team. Facebook Live Recording. Thanks for joining us this episode of Podcast Insider. Looking to be a guest on the show? Let us know. Recorded live from two well-separated and socially distant podcast studios in northern and southern Michigan, here’s a Podcast Insider show LIVE. This week on Podcast Insider… News: Podcast liste...

68 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Choosing Podcast Gear and Guest York Campbell

Blubrry Podcast Hosting via AWS Marketplace

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, a first in the podcast industry. And private internal podcasting is already in the works for podcasters. We can't forget that we also released PowerPress 8.3, which included a major look and feel overhaul. Before they get into Blubrry's news, they discuss podcast length, PocketCasts issues in China, a new audience donation option, equipment updates, and whats going on with Luminary. Note: We had some glitches on the live show, but Kate and the Blubrry Pro team fixed them in the recording! Facebook Live Recording. Thanks for joining us this episode of Podcast Insider. Looking to be a guest on the show? Let us know. Recorded live from two well-separated and socially distant podcast studios in northern and southern Michigan, here’s a Podcast Insider show LIVE. Thi...

37 MINJUN 12
Comments
Blubrry Podcast Hosting via AWS Marketplace

PowerPress 8.3 Released

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 website for their show. Submitting your podcast to directories is critical so people can find your show everywhere, and owning those listings is important is any issues come up and the directory team needs to contact you. We've been talking about our PowerPress update for a while now and earlier this week it finally went live. PowerPress 8.3 is ready and available for all users, with significant user interface changes. And we've got a webinar coming up to review all of the changes made, sign up here. Facebook Live Recording. Thanks for joining us this episode of Podcast Insider. Looking to be a guest on the show? Let us know. Recorded live from two well-separated and socially distant podcast studios in northern and southern Michigan, here...

29 MINJUN 5
Comments
PowerPress 8.3 Released

PowerPress 8.3 in Final Beta and Featuring The Urban Astronomer – PCI 193

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. Todd and Mike discuss the latest on the Podcast Academy, such the newly appointed board of governors and membership updates. Podnews shared information on the most popular Android podcast apps and Larry King is coming out with his own podcast soon. Lastly, Adam Curry weighs in on the Joe Rogan Spotify deal. Our support team would like to remind podcasters that we don't submit your podcast to directories, but we can help you get there, and that a little politeness goes a long way. Facebook Live Recording. Thanks for joining us this episode of Podcast Insider. Looking to be a guest on the show? Let us know. Recorded live from two well-separated and socially distant podcast studios in northern and south Michigan, here’s a Podcast Insider show LIVE. This week on Podcast...

62 MINMAY 29
Comments
PowerPress 8.3 in Final Beta and Featuring The Urban Astronomer – PCI 193

Private Internal Podcasting Launch

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, we're still looking for additional testers. Before we discuss our new product, they chat about the new exclusive licensing deal Joe Rogan signed with Spotify. Many podcasters and podcast listeners had lots to say on the matter. And if you're a current podcaster, considering starting a second show, take our advice and ensure that you have the time, money and motivation to manage two or more shows at the same time. Live Facebook Recording. Thanks for joining us this episode of Podcast Insider. Looking to be a guest on the show? Let us know. Recorded live from two well-separated and socially distant podcast studios in northern and south Michigan, here’s a Podcast Insider show LIVE. This week on Podcast Insider… News: Joe Rogan signs deal with Spotify...

44 MINMAY 22
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Private Internal Podcasting Launch

Say Goodbye to Google Play Music Podcasts

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. Luminary is burning cash quickly, about 4 million a month and recently had to secure more money to continue. They secured almost 200 million for the future. It's a privilege to be able to present to podcasters on our expertise, and Todd was a keynote speaker at Outlier, and we've included a recording in our episode today. His presentation, 16 Years of Podcasting and Strategies to Succeed Today is a wonderful combination of showcasing some history and how it continue podcasting now, in 2020. Live Facebook Recording. Thanks for joining us this episode of Podcast Insider. Looking to be a guest on the show? Let us know. Recorded live from two well-separated and socially distant podcast studios in northern and south Michigan, here’s a Podcast Insider show LIVE. This week...

70 MINMAY 15
Comments
Say Goodbye to Google Play Music Podcasts

Google Podcasts Manager is Available Now

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. Hosts are able to log into the new site and begin reviewing their stats data, such as listener retention. Jetpack released a new update to its plugin, featuring a podcast playlist and podcasting has finally entered the Pulitzer Award list, a first for the audio reporting category. Todd and MacKenzie also talk about a new deal with Fox News and Spotify, as well as 20 additional countries that now feature Apple Podcasts. The Blubrry team is working hard on our PowerPress plugin, with a bug fix release soon and a new full version beta release later this month for 8.3 with a significant dashboard upgrade. Live Facebook Recording. Thanks for joining us this episode of Podcast Insider. Looking to be a guest on the show? Let us know. Recorded live from two well-separated and sociall...

39 MINMAY 8
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Google Podcasts Manager is Available Now
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