Spreaker helps old and new users find a plethora podcasts from a variety of podcasters and stations. If you’re looking to start and host a podcast of your own creation, then Spreaker can facilitate that as well. There are several premium plans that new users can jump into once they’ve tried out the free version. Pick out the accompanying Android or iPhone app to download, follow, and listen to podcasts on the go. Content creators have the ability to publish and share their podcasts on a multitude of platforms to increase their potential audience reach, such as YouTube and iTunes.
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Google has made a game-changing announcement for podcasters, unveiling its plans for Google Podcasts, a complete podcast ecosystem. Google Podcasts – and its future updates – will offer podcasters the chance to potentially double their audience numbers by publishing across the myriad of Google platforms: Google Search Results, Google Podcasts App, Google Voice Assistant and […]
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The countdown has begun to the beginning of the world’s largest and longest running podcast event – the Podcast Movement is happening in just a few days in Philadelphia! From July 23rd to July 26th, all the best podcasters will gather around the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown to discuss the recent podcasting trends and network with […]
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As a podcaster, you know how important social media is to spreading your audio’s message as widely as possible. And Facebook needs no introduction as a crucial tool in your strategy. With over 2 billion active users, Facebook is the farthest reaching social media site and can undoubtedly help you increase your listeners. That’s why […]
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As probably every podcaster already knows, at the end of May, Apple communicated that they will soon require secure podcast feeds as part of publishing podcasts with them. This means that podcasters who have already submitted their show to Apple Podcasts will need to ensure they are using a secure podcast feed with an SSL […]
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Personalised podcasting is what we’re about and we’re always looking for new ways to give you podcast fans the most intuitive user experience possible. That’s why we’re pleased to say that one of the most requested features has finally arrived; the ability to see which episodes you’ve already listened to and how many minutes you […]
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When you attended your last conference, did you notice people mentioning social media channels? For example, did guest speakers give attendees a hashtag to follow? Or did workshop hosts ask participants to “like” their Facebook pages? If so, you’ve witnessed individuals maximizing their offline activities, in order to increase their online personas. These methods keep […]
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You asked and we listened. Now it’s even easier to get your podcast heard by more people, as we’ve enabled automatic embedding across a range of platforms. Whatever your subject field, we want to make it possible for you to speak to more listeners and most importantly, the right ones. What’s more? The process is […]
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Heroine podcast is where to tune-in if you want to be inspired by creative and amazing women from all over the world. Sailors to CEOs, artists to authors – there are women from all fields of work and all walks of life. This week we’ve been chatting to its founder and host, Majo Molfino, about […]
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True crime podcasts draw listeners from all over the globe and are some of the most well-known podcasts about, just think Serial. As our #YEPS campaign continues, this week we talk to local journalist turned true-crime podcaster, Richard O Jones, who relays crime stories in a historical context, about how he got his show off […]
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Our #YEPS – Your Epic Podcast Story campaign has kicked off with nurse and advisor on all things cosmetic and aesthetic, Paula Young, who gets things started by sharing with us her epic podcast story! It’s A Young Thing demonstrates that also the more specific podcast topics can gain mainstream popularity with listeners and even […]
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If you’re a person who loves to plan and hates leaving things to the last minute, then our latest updates will be right up your street! At Spreaker we’re aware of how much easier things are when you have the opportunity to get things done ahead of time, and podcasting is no different. That’s exactly […]
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Listening to podcasts is becoming increasingly popular, with more and more people turning to them for their fix of series to binge on. In The Infinite Dial’s latest report, 24% of Americans said that they had listened to a podcast in the last month – a staggering number. The rising interest in podcasts, is down […]
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I have a fear that podcasters are taking the “build it and they will come” approach. One’s attitude could quickly become cavalier once their newest episode is uploaded. Sit back, put your feet up, and wait for people to come find it, right? Wrong. If you try to make the argument that your podcast is […]
So, you’ve got the podcast but you’re still not seeing the listener engagement you were hoping for. Never fear! We’ve rounded up five of the best tactics to help you see your podcast participation go up, all it requires from you is a little time and planning and you should start to see the broadcaster […]
So, you’re thinking about starting a company podcast but you haven’t got round to doing it yet, we give you three reasons why this form of audio content might be just what your business’s content strategy needs in 2018. In this digital age, podcasts make marketing sense, less people are reading and more people own […]
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls and Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 have been the runaway hits of 2016 and 2017 and now the Rebel Girls movement has been turned into a podcast – ten amazing adventures read by ten captivating storytellers for inspiring girls (and boys!) everywhere to be their own person and […]
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“Video killed the radio star,” sang The Buggles in 1979. For almost 40 years they were so right that some people might have thought that they were soothsayers. Recently, something’s changed and the radio stars — or the podcast stars, to be precise — are finally having their revenge! Podcasts are becoming increasingly popular, and […]
Want to finally get the ball rolling on your podcast business? The Podcast Host Academy provides helpful coaching and courses that can help you launch, grow, and earn an income from your content. We spoke with Colin Gray, founder of The Podcast Host Academy, about podcasting’s latest shift in focus. ThePodcastHost.com has always been a […]
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After launching on Amazon’s Alexa last October, we have been working hard to expand the abilities available to listeners, making for an even more intuitive, enjoyable and involving user experience – all you need to do is sit back and enjoy some of the best podcasts around. In case you aren’t already aware of what Amazon’s […]
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This February 8th-10th, Orlando, Florida will be taken over by Podfest Multimedia Expo. A conference created for independent podcasters (from beginners to veterans) by podcasters, with the aim of building and developing an international podcast community through networking, events and exchanging of ideas. This year is the event’s fourth year and will see over one […]
People fall into two categories around the Christmas period: those who are overly prepared and have their shopping sorted and the tree up before December 1st, and those who leave everything to the last minute and are frantically running around the shops on Christmas eve. Whichever category you fall into, the holiday season is about […]
The big question is whether you should or shouldn’t plan your podcast script and there are people who sit in both camps. Some believe that scripted podcasts make speech feel stiff and rehearsed, others believe it’s the key to being confident, concise and keeping the content flowing. The answer is to plan, but to plan […]
Get straight to the point, and straight to the podcasts. We’re adding a new feature that will have you listening to your favorite and most listened to podcasts in no time at all. Introducing the new Spreaker Podcast Radio home screen widget. Your tried and true podcasts will be clearly laid out for you and […]
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Velvet ropes are seductive. We all want to be in on the mystery, to be one of the few to enjoy what’s behind them. Their very appeal lies in their exclusivity; not everyone gets to go back there. And it’s an ingenious, while simple, marketing tactic that both rewards current fans and clients and draws […]
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Whether you listen to Common Sense with Dan Carlin, PBS NewsHour, or The New Yorker to get your podcast news fix you’re aware of the big difference in how the presenters communicate their message; not just in the language they use but also their tone of voice. Tone can convey a thousand things to a […]
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Let’s set the scene: you’re home, you’re sitting back and relaxing, and you’re pretty set on never getting up off the couch again. Putting on a great podcast would be the cherry on the cake. Now you can fill your home with the sounds of your favorite podcast thanks to our new Spreaker Podcast Radio Chromecast/AirPlay […]
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So, you have the podcast and you have the listeners – the next obvious step is to start making some money from it. However, before you can start thinking about monetizing your podcast you need to make sure you have a proposal which will knock any potential sponsor’s socks off. To be well equipped to […]
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As a small business, it can be impossible to find your unique voice in the marketplace and successfully reach your audience. Consumers’ lives are saturated by advertising on a daily basis, so just how can you create brand personality and make your business heard? One answer is podcasts. Podcasts are increasingly being integrated into brands’ […]
Connect with your audience more directly with an exclusive experience, all while expanding on your brand, with a customized Mobile App dedicated to your show. It’s a seemingly small addition to your podcast’s overall distribution system that offers considerable benefits. It’s just about the closest you can get to your listeners, who can download your […]
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Listening just got even more hands-off. Spreaker is proud to introduce yet another way of engaging with its catalog of podcasts: a new Amazon Alexa skill! Amazon Alexa devices are wireless, voice-activated “smart speakers” that feature a personal assistant voice service named “Alexa”. These devices include Amazon Echo and Amazon Echo Dot. Similarly to Siri, […]
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Attention to detail. We know you’re into it. Especially when it comes to how your podcast is portrayed and played. After the recording itself, your website look is probably what you fuss over the most. And rightly so – brand consistency is key to appearing professional, and your embedded player is no exception. So here’s […]
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Spreaker Studio iOS 11 Make it Even Easier to Pick your Sounds for your Podcast Music libraries are increasingly becoming more like dispersed pockets of musical treasure: some albums tucked away in folders on your device, some songs just stored on iCloud, some tracks shared with you through Dropbox. So when you’re uploading music to […]
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Enthralling your listeners means nailing the details. Your word choice, split-second editing decisions, and the inclusion of chapters in each episode of your podcast can help pull together an expertly crafted story. But it’s also in how you present your story. How you divvy up and mete out each episode is a way of leading […]
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Approaching new podcasts to listen to is an exciting, though totally overwhelming endeavor. There are just so. Many. Podcasts. Thousands of them at your fingertips, to rummage through like an overflowing vintage sale that just received its last haul. How about this one? Or that? Are you in the mood for a true crime podcast […]
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How Full Control of Ad Injection is Revolutionizing Podcast Monetization Great content has real value: your engagement with your audience is precious. The more you feel empowered and in control of the true value of your podcast, the more you will be able to really give to it and make it thrive. That’s why feeling […]
Easy, intuitive, and totally up to you. That’s exactly how you want your podcast listening experience to be: to find what you want easily, to not stumble through podcasts you’re uninterested in during your search, and to ultimately make the choices you want to make, even while you’re listening. With Spreaker Podcast Radio, we’ve kept […]
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Statistics are vital to podcasting. They help you track your growth and (indirectly) guide your podcasting process and content. The more specific the stats, the better, and whenever new kinds of statistical data become available to podcasters, it’s like striking gold. Which is where Spreaker has set its focus. We’re thrilled to launch a new […]
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We have an innate need to tell stories. Stories provide a way to express our thoughts and ideas and to hopefully arrive at common ground with our audience while doing so, despite physical or metaphorical barriers. Good storytelling can be particularly powerful in getting our message across. If anything, it renders information more memorable: we’re […]
Here’s what NOT to do for your podcast’s success Do you ever look back to when you were starting out podcasting and kick yourself over things you wish you had done differently? Stuff that you later figured out were making it hard for your podcast take off? Setting up a podcast is a learning process, […]
What would your podcast be if your listeners weren’t there? It would just be a one-way conversation, a full-on monologue shared with no one but yourself. There’s almost no point in producing a podcast if there’s no one there to dialogue with. And so, once you’ve found the right words to say and have used […]
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How to increase your podcast listenership with enticing episode titles. Quick question – what made you want to read this article? Why are you here? Most likely, it was the title. What you name each episode of your podcast clearly reflects the contents and attracts listeners, both regular and new. You know the expression ‘It […]
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3 Essential Steps to Get Your Podcast Looking Great They say a picture tells a thousand words. Podcasters pride themselves on their ability to paint a compelling and detailed image of a topic with their voices. Podcasts are a powerful canvas for spoken word. But choosing images for your podcast does not pose a dilemma […]
Podcasting has been around for longer than you think (over 10 years now!), but the ways it has enticed people to tell their stories, as well as connect with others in a very intimate way, has never felt fresher. Yet, while there are lots of potential podcasters out there ready to try it out for […]
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Advertisers Have Found a Secret Weapon and it’s Called Podcasts Audiences and advertising are finding common ground: a passion for audio. Already last year a study by Bridge Ratings predicted that as marketers gain more and more confidence in podcasts, the market spend for the platform will grow at a consistent 25% a year through […]
Simply put “Dynamically Inserted Advertising” puts audio ads in podcast episode downloads and it stays there for a certain amount of time and then it stops being inserted when it’s reached a certain number of purchased impressions via downloads and plays. “But one must be hyper-cautious of annoying audiences with bad ads and too many […]
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Whether it’s a feature or a one-off, interviewing a guest is a great way to shakes things up on your podcast. You’re bouncing off one another as well as offering a frame of reference for the topic you’re discussing. But going about finding the right guest to interview can be tricky. Out of the thousands […]
Short, concise, intriguing: the ideal formula? With so many podcasts out there for people to choose from, it’s great to keep your audience tuned in and engaged. That means cutting straight to the chase. And it seems that duration really is key: the shorter, the better. Generally, listeners just don’t seem to get through hour-long […]
Sarah Rhea Werner is both a writer who has a podcast and a podcaster who talks about writing. Her podcast Write Now, which is also a blog, is an inspirational, binge-listening journey into what happens in a writer’s mind. Her podcast seeks to find a healthy balance between an author’s work, life and writing process. […]
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Great podcasts are easy to love, so why not make them easy to listen to? We know you’re fitting in your listening-time anywhere you can—like on the way to the movies or as you’re getting ready to go bed—so we’ve added a few extras to Spreaker Podcast Radio for both iOS and Android to facilitate […]
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Think about it: when you hear a good story or conversation, it sticks with you much longer than a Facebook post you glanced at does. This is because we engage with audio in a different way than we do with written content. As Emma Rodero, a professor at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, told The […]
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We’ve got a mission to provide the most complete, all-in-one podcasting solution out there with our CMS. It’s a professional dashboard that covers editing, feeds, social media distribution, and monetization opportunities (amongst other things) so that you have greater control over your content. Now we’ve ticked one more thing off our list of features: introducing […]
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Exploring the different sides of your topic How can you make sure that you never podfade or run out of things to talk about on your podcast? Most of the work you put into your podcast revolves around presenting your main topic in an entertaining and informative way – and it’s the core reason why […]
Preventing Podfade Podfading is when a podcast slows down and is (eventually) abandoned about seven or eight episodes in. No one ever starts a podcast intending to podfade. It’s always so exciting to start out with lots of ideas about who to interview and how to get it to sound right. And yet, it’s a […]
The Podcast Host is where podcasters can find mentors, online courses, and general resources about podcasting. Their latest update is the launch of a great opportunity for students in Scotland: the Scottish Podcast Scholarship will help one winner produce and publish his or her podcast idea. We wanted to talk with Colin Gray, the founder, […]
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Sometimes you’re not sure what to listen to, but have a vague idea – you’re in the mood for true crime, or comedy, or maybe you’re looking for something on the light side, like pop culture talk. But looking for a podcast often takes as much time as listening to one. So we at Spreaker […]
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In any digital content industry, standards must be defined in order to protect advertisers – and ultimately the entire industry – against bad data practices. Advertisers can continue to pay and benefit publishers only if the industry, as a whole, agrees on a set of metrics with which data or stats can be measured. In […]
Have an idea? Have an idea that’s great enough to turn into a podcast? Students in Scotland now have the opportunity to win The Scottish Podcast Scholarship, newly established by The Podcast Host. “We’re committed to helping people find their voice, and their audience, through podcasting. We’re looking to find someone with a brilliant idea for […]
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You have to be passionate to podcast. To get a great show up and running you need to invest time, and sometimes even money, into the tech, show production, branding, and marketing. While connecting with audiences can be a reward in itself, wouldn’t it be great to get some monetary returns as well? Unfortunately, […]
Whether you’re in flight mode or stuck in the subway, you can always listen to your favorite podcasts, even when you’re offline — introducing downloading on Spreaker Podcast Radio for iOS! Opt to pick and choose and then manually download episodes you want to listen to later, or set up auto-downloading on your favorited shows […]
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Predicting the coming year of podcasting is a little more challenging than usual because, in my mind, the 13-year-old medium has been maturing very fast. Unfortunately, growth and innovation will be slow in coming this next year. “It is true that podcasting’s best days are ahead and we do have many developing trends that will […]
Spreaker’s been a part of the podcasting industry for almost six years now, and we’ve seen lots of changes in who’s trying it out and how the medium is approached. As its consumption continues to boom (at the beginning of 2016, Edison Research reported that 55% of Americans were aware of podcasting’s existence (compare that […]
Ask yourself: how accessible is your podcast? Can listeners follow your story, or get through your content in one sitting? Could they more fully appreciate your podcast with extra background information or references? Accessibility isn’t just about making sure your podcast is available on every listening platform, or blowing up people’s social network feeds. It […]
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It’s a podcasting renaissance, as we already know. I won’t reiterate how it can be affirmed, there’s already very looong literature available on that (sources here, here, and here). Besides its general increased use, podcasting has also landed on new content landscapes in the past two years, becoming a medium that content marketers can turn […]
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Podcasting has never been a one-sided affair – your content was made for an audience that could listen in and fully engage with it. Once you hit publish, your focus shifts from your own content to those out there waiting for you, and that includes reaching new listeners as well as those that have been […]
Podcasting doesn’t end when you hit “Publish.” Your content needs to get to your listeners’ ears, and effective distribution means sharing your content quickly and looking good while you do it. But when your podcasting to-do list is already inundated with different tasks – mixing, editing, uploading, describing, tagging – some of the process risks falling by […]
We totally understand what it feels like to find a new favorite podcast. You see an interesting title, the artwork looks great, and you think: sure, I’ll try listening to that! Ten minutes in, you’re completely hooked, and it takes you everything you’ve got to not binge on the entire season in one sitting. And we […]
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You’ve got it all under control – introducing Spreaker’s new Content Management System! The Content Management System, or CMS, is a powerful new tool that makes general podcast and content management a cinch, so that you can make quick changes as needed. We’ve taken care of the tech so that podcasters can stick to what […]
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Don’t just tell listeners your story, show it to them, too! Simply put, podcasting is storytelling via an audio medium. Not so simply put, podcasting is storytelling delivered via a number of various elements that also includes artwork, branding, and listening tools. Now, with Spreaker’s newest embedded player, the marriage of all those elements comes […]
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In episode #79 of the Spreaker Live Show, streamed on Wednesday, September 7th, we discussed three important podcasting topics with Spreaker Head of Content, Rob Greenlee: How To Be A Great Podcast Host The Benefits Of Transcribing Your Podcast’s Audio The Newly Released IAB Podcast Ad Metric Guidelines Read more to see show notes and links discussed in […]
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Every time I step into a car with an AM/FM radio, I am reminded about the concept of simplicity and ease of use as key reasons why radio grew to have such a large listening audience. When I contrast the current in-car radio experience with present podcast usability, the AM/FM radio experience is still winning […]
As content creators, podcasters must be able to measure the success and strengths of their product. Understanding the full scope of the stats and data available can be a challenge, but is necessary to improving the quality of your content. Essentially, the more resources you have on your listeners, the greater the possibility of creating […]
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Joe Pardo is a podcaster with a passion for hosting great events, that’s why back in December of 2014 he started setting up the Mid-Atlantic Podcast Conference. The initial idea was to bring podcasters together for meetups and through Google Hangouts, and then to eventually grow into conferences. After seeing the fervent interest in having a podcast (exclusive) […]
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If you’re wondering why you should transcribe your podcast, start by considering that the easiest way to find something on the internet (any kind of media – audio, video, images) is through text. By providing a text version, or a transcript, of your podcast’s episodes you can improve its accessibility, shareability, and be able to […]
In the new episode of the Spreaker Live Show episode #77 from Wednesday, August 18th show. We discussed three important podcasting topics with Spreaker Head of Content, Rob Greenlee: Keys to Growing your Podcast Finding Podcast Discovery and Listening Simplicity How Music and Sound Effects Make Your Podcast Better Read more to see show notes and links discussed […]
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If you think about all the books you’ve read, and how you chose them for their great covers, you know how important first impressions are. That’s especially the case when confronting any library of infinite content, like iTunes when it comes to podcasts. So how can you make a great first impression and get listeners […]
In this blog post we’ll discuss how including music and sound effects throughout your recordings can create an engaging podcast, and offer a heightened audio experience for your listeners. When you first start podcasting or are looking to improve, there are a number of things you can do to really make it feel and sound professional; you can focus […]
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What’s the first and most recurring struggle for independent podcasters? Finding great, royalty-free music, sound effects, and jingles at a good price. Background music and sound effects are key to polishing up any show and provide each episode dimension and structure, adding emphasis to important moments in your story or interview. And, of course, you’re not looking for just any license-free music, but an endless […]
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Spreaker’s first incarnation of its recording and streaming tool was the web-based, browser console, and though it is the oldest piece of software in our ecosystem, it still continues to serve many podcasters to this day. However, since then Spreaker has continued to evolve. In fact, just last year we decided to build Spreaker Studio for Desktop, a […]
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Not long ago we told you what’s going on with Spreaker’s apps, and how we’re working on matching the listening and podcasting experiences on our iOS apps with our Android counterparts. Well, this very week we’re rolling out two new and exciting features on Spreaker Podcast Radio. Take a look: Find new curated lists with a freshened up Explore section Easily […]
If you’re a podcaster or are somehow involved in the field, you probably find it a bit frustrating to easily stay up to date with the hottest podcasting news, whether or not it’s coming from a content or industry point of view. As someone who works daily with podcast-related news, it’s kind of hard to find fresh, […]
Is there anything more gratifying than a beautiful personal garden? As someone who masters the art of gardening better than writing this blog post, “July means the start of summer holiday and a new rich colour palette, as dahlias, agapanthus and cosmos come into flower.” It’s that time of year when you can enjoy your free time in your garden, filling it with colorful […]
Sometimes ideas pour in like rain during a monsoon, while other times they lazily snooze, making us feel anxious. Everyone whose work depends on a continuous stream of fresh ideas is acquainted with these creativity ripples. Surely, there must be a way to take in inspiration and feel more productive, but how? They say that success is 10% talent and 90% […]
You may say that nothing beats a simple burger on a warm summer evening. Actually, there’s better than that: tasty, savory, tender grilled meat marinated in the best BBQ sauce ever. What’s better than that? Nothing at all! So, this 4th of July, elevate your culinary barbecue skills and astonish the entire neighborhood with the best, most […]
In this Spreaker Live Show episode 53, we discuss the great features of the FREE “Spreaker Podcast Radio App for Android“. Click read more to see the specific topics discussed in this 35 minute interview. Spreaker Live Show #53 Our Topic This Week is Spreaker Podcast Radio listening App on Android. We have another new “Spreaker […]
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How much time do you spend during your workday thinking, brainstorming, and talking with your team about how to grow and improve your business strategy? If you’re someone who wants to stay up to date with business news, probably more than half. We agree with Brandon Turner, contributor at Entrepreneur.com, when he says that “sometimes it’s […]
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As you may know, at Spreaker we are huge fans of extreme automation. Actually, it goes beyond that: automation is essential to our existence. It’s the only way we can handle our operations efficiently while continuing to deliver features and services to our users, even with a small engineering team. This was one of the big reasons we […]
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One of the reasons why podcasts are so hyped and popular these days is that once they’re online, you can share them everywhere and through any platform or device. This means that once you’ve published the newest episode of your podcast, thanks to your RSS feed, you’ll be able to get it automatically shared on every platform or network you’ve […]
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In this new Spreaker Live Show episode 52, we deep dive into the great features of the FREE “Spreaker Studio for Mobile iOS/Android apps” and guest interview with Podfly’s and The Podcast Producer series host Corey Coates. Click read more to see the specific topics discussed in this 33 minute interview. Host: Rob Greenlee, Head of Content, Spreaker […]
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If you care about users enjoying your service from their mobile devices, then you should ask yourself: is it enough or necessary to make an amazing responsive website to answer their needs? Probably not. So you go ahead and build a great iOS app version of the website. But is that enough? Well, not exactly, since there are currently more Android than iOS […]
Spreaker launched in 2010 as a product available only on the web, used mainly on desktop computers. But with the subsequent rise in popularity of smartphones and tablets, users wanted to also enjoy a similar experience on their mobile devices. We released our official Spreaker Android app in September 2013, allowing our users to listen to their favorite podcasts, enjoy […]
Anya Grundmann is the Vice President of Programming and Audience Development at NPR, leading the network’s programming center in creating and acquiring high quality content, as well as engaging and growing both its public and digital radios’ audiences. In addition to program acquisition, evaluation, and developments, she also oversees NPR’s weekly quiz show “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me“, and manages […]
As every podcaster already knows, tackling a topic from different points of view is a sure way to bring the quality of his or her content to a higher level. However, having different points of view usually means more voices to manage, with co-hosts and guests weighing in on your discussion. It can’t be said enough that mastering an excellent […]
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Originally posted on newmediaeurope.com, the official site of the New Media Europe conference, taking place in London, June 18th and 19th. Connecting with clients in a meaningful way is essential to growing your business, and it can also prove to be one of the most difficult tasks. Podcasting is a great solution to building that bond, […]
Spreaker is known for its easy to use yet powerful service for both podcasters and listeners. Every day, millions of people across the globe listen to podcasts hosted on the platform, either through the website, the mobile apps, or the widget. As an engineer, it’s amazing to see how many different ways people use Spreaker. And yet, while the level of […]
Carole has been a freelance writer, content creator, ghostwriter, and a social media and PR consultant for over five years. She has won 3 blogging awards, and was recently featured in the top 10 Social Media/PR agencies as “Best in the Business” by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Carole created her podcast The Crazy Marketing Ladies Show in 2014, […]
We all know that working remotely is great, so I don’t think I’ll have to keep convincing you about that. Is it a viable option for every organization? Probably not, but it has been working well for us so far, and we’re happy to share our experience with it and continue the conversation around it. As we’ve already discussed, […]
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Kaitlin Prest is an audio artist working in radio, performance and installation. She is the creative director and host of Radiotopia’s The Heart, where she explores intimacy through innovative approaches to sound and storytelling. In 2015 she was the first podcaster to win the prestigious Prix Italia Award, for radio play Movies In Your Head. […]
In the past few weeks we’ve been pushing out some new releases to our iOS Apps; some of you have reached out because they couldn’t find the statistics screen on the Spreaker Podcast Radio app anymore. As of now, listener analytics are only displayed on Spreaker Studio and this means that if you are a content producer you […]
What’s better than knowing there’s a great movie (or movies) to watch during the weekend? Here’s your plan: go to the closest grocery store and grab your favorite snacks and drinks. Bring along your smartphone, iPod, or whatever gear you use to please your ears, and listen to these three podcasts to get some trustworthy suggestions on what to watch this week. 1. The John Campea Podcast […]
Heben and Tracy, hosts of BuzzFeed’s podcast Another Round, are two of the main speakers at the upcoming Podcast Movement on July 6th-8th. Heben was a senior editor at BuzzFeed and now works on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and Tracy is a writer and humorist at BuzzFeed. Together on Another Round they cover everything from race, […]
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We’re back to our homes and desks after an exhilarating four days spent together in a small village close to Bologna, Italy. This has been the first retreat of 2016 (our last one was this past December in Barcelona), and it’s become another testament to my personal feeling that the more we get to stay and play together, the more […]
Yesterday we released a new update for Spreaker Podcast Radio for iOS that caused issues for a few users due to the fact that from now on, stats will only be displayed on Spreaker Studio. What does this mean? Actually, nothing has changed apart from the new path you’ll need to take in order to get to your data. You’ll still get complete access […]
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Now that we’ve talked about how to use the auto-ducking feature, today we’ll take a look at how to schedule an episode on Spreaker Studio for Desktop. This is the second post in our new “How-To” blog series to help you better understand how to use Spreaker’s platform. Post by post, we’ll focus on each of the apps and features that […]
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Daniel is one of the main speakers at the upcoming Podcast Movement on July 6th-8th. As well as an award-winning podcaster, he also helps others launch and improve their own podcasts so that they can share their passions and find success. He creates training resources (like SEO for Podcasters) and podcasting tools (like My Podcast Reviews), and offers one-on-one consulting and […]
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Springtime is here, but we’re already fully scheduled with different projects all through the upcoming months, including participating in a summer must for podcasters: Podcast Movement. The annual podcasting event will take place from July 6th – 8th in Chicago and is going to be the gathering for anyone interested in or involved with podcasting. This year, more than […]
Springtime means holidays and scheduling travel plans, as we all know! But we also know that the best way to choose a destination is through the inspiring stories of our friends who have just traveled to an exciting new place. This selection of the 3 best podcasts for travelers is definitely an interesting way to learn more about how and […]
Your podcast intro is important… Actually, it is the most important audio element you will ever create for your podcast. Why? It is the very first thing a potential new listener will hear. You have approximately 30 seconds to grab their attention – if you mess that part up, that’s that. Your potential new listener […]
She’s cared for and watched over you your whole life – so what can you give your mom in return for Mother’s Day that she’ll definitely appreciate? Yourself of course! All joking aside, what’s better than taking the time to bond over some great podcasts with mom? Try these three out and enjoy the special […]
What we love most about our job is how connected we are with our users and their Spreaker experience, and how they help us improve our product – just like now! We’re excited to release a new feature that will keep any live, 24/7 streams you create always at the top of your custom Mobile App, an idea coming from one of our own users, FQ Radio, a […]
As cooking shows have taken over culinary media, many of us get our culinary inspiration from celebrity chefs on TV, but that isn’t the only way to stay abreast of new techniques, food news, and insight from some of the globe’s best culinary minds. The world of podcasts is exploding, thanks in large part to […]
There are a lot of different factors you need to keep track of when you’re producing a podcast: keeping audio levels in check, making sure you’ve correctly integrated different tools and software, not to mention the actual content creation and quality part. While we at Spreaker are proud of our apps’ usability and ease, we get […]
In the 60s Paul McCartney sang “Sit beside a mountain stream / see her waters rise/ Listen to the pretty sound of music as she flies.” Today, we could replace “music” with “podcasts” to give it an updated 2000s feel without taking away from its feeling and message. Listening to podcasts instead of songs can be […]
New Media Europe, the (now) annual conference dedicated to content creators, entrepreneurs, and the new media that will help drive them to success, is returning this year to London, on June 18th and 19th. And for a second year in a row, Spreaker is proud to be sponsoring the event! It will be a weekend […]
Here’s a list of some of the best Tech Podcasts from our Spreaker Community. For people who work with technology or are just tech-news followers, there are lots of choices to consider. That’s why we made up this list, for all of you who like to be updated about the latest tech news and can’t be […]
2016 is definitely the year of podcast advertising, especially considering our partnership with Triton Digital announced back in December. Even if it still has to scale before it becomes mainstream, big Internet brands like MailChimp and Amazon, along with plenty of startups like underwear brand Mack Weldon, have been using ads to pursue new customers through podcasts. According to estimates from ZenithOptimedia, ad spending on […]
This year the International Journalism Festival in Perugia (Italy) celebrates its tenth birthday and we’ll be there to help them blow out the candles. We’re pretty excited because we’ll also be part of two panels, one with CEO Francesco Baschieri on podcasting as a distinct medium, and another with one of our podcasters, Chiara Beretta Mazzotta […]
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NAB Show 2016, the trade show produced by the National Association of Broadcasters, will take place in Las Vegas from April 16-21. More than 103,000 media and entertainment professionals from 160+ countries will be part of it, and we’re excited to be there, too! Of course, we’ll focus on radio, podcasting and audio content events, so don’t […]
Whether you’re a passionate follower of football games or tennis competitions, the NBA leagues or baseball, we know what it feels like to talk, talk, and talk non-stop about your favorite matches, players, and play-by-plays. Consuming different types of media has become commonplace for sports fans. Television, Internet, radio and podcasts fuel opinions and provide information to the […]
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In this new Spreaker Live Show episode we have a great new co-host Alex Exum who is a Spreaker podcast host of The The Exum Experience Podcast. Alex joins Spreaker’s Head of Content Rob Greenlee to discuss and review the Spreaker Studio Apps for Desktop Windows and MAC. This is episode 51 from March 23rd, 2016. Click read more to see the specific topics discussed in this […]
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Do you think your show exemplifies creativity, great storytelling, and polished production? Is your dream to be touted with the likes of Love+Radio, 99% Invisible, and The Heart? It’s time to make that dream come true! Radiotopia is looking to diversify its network with fresh talent through an exciting competition. Behold Podquest, their initiative to […]
Spreaker Live Show host and Head of Content Rob Greenlee talks with Hollywood-based “After Dark with Julian Clark” show at The Second City Studio Theater in LA and on the Adore.fm Podcast Network. Julian Clark joins us to discuss his clip-centric late night experience complete with digital shorts, up-and-coming comedians and celebrity guests from television and film. This […]
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Wouldn’t it be great to work from home? How about a cozy café? What if you had total freedom to choose where to work? Doesn’t that sound like a breath of fresh air? I can give some insight on that as a Spreaker teammate, where remote-working, or telecommuting, is the mot du jour. In the […]
Let’s listen in to three vibrant podcasts hosted by passionate and amazing women. Isn’t that the best way to celebrate International Women’s Day? 1. Joan of Art Joan Vorderbruggen is the Cultural District Arts Coordinator for Hennepin Theatre Trust. An artist and organizer, Joan envisions possibilities for the most dejected spaces, connecting local and international artists with opportunities […]
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We’ve got an exciting update for Android users! Now you can enjoy our latest auto-ducking feature on Spreaker Studio! Auto-ducking is the ideal tool to help you regulate your vocal and track levels. By enabling it, track and music volumes will automatically lower as soon as you start talking into the microphone. It’s perfect for voiceovers […]
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Spreaker Live Show host and Head of Content Rob Greenlee speaks with radio industry legend and former Seattle Mariners owner Jeffrey H. Smulyan, Chairman, CEO, and Founder Emmis Communications Corporation, an Indianapolis–based radio and publishing company with operations in 9 U.S. markets. Jeff is widely recognized as one of the most visionary leaders in the radio industry. […]
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Come join Spreaker in Paris at Le Palais des Congrès as we participate in one of Europe’s biggest international radio conferences, Radiodays Europe! Taking place on March 13-15, the annual event will be bringing together over 1,300 radio professionals from 60 countries to discuss today’s best radio, as well as what’s in its future. The goal is to spread good […]
It’s been 8 months, and now it’s time to update you all with fresh data on Spreaker’s audience. We know how important it is to be aware of who the average listener is and what they do. We updated our last infographic with the goal of helping you get to know Spreaker’s audience better, which should also help you better engage with your […]
Announcing another new feature for our listener community: starting from today you can have new episodes of your favorited shows automatically downloaded to your device! What does it mean? That from today you’ll always be able to listen in to your favorite podcasts offline. Even when you’re in the middle of nowhere during your daily run, or even when […]
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Spreaker Live Show host and Head of Content Rob Greenlee speaks with Matt Thomas, Executive Director of “Know The Truth” (KTT.org) who was on the radio/podcasting panel session at NRB’s Proclaim16 religious media conference on February 25th, 2016. “Know The Truth” is a nationally syndicated radio show airing on over 450 radio stations. Produces the “Know The Truth […]
Spreaker Live Show host and Head of Content Rob Greenlee speaks with Wayne Shepherd, President, Wayne Shepherd Communications who moderated the radio/podcasting panel session at NRB’s Proclaim16 religious media conference on February 25th, 2016. Wayne Shepherd’s voice is heard widely in Christian radio and television, as well as numerous audio books and special projects. With over 40 years […]
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It’s 8 o’clock, morning coffee already drunk, all set to go to work. Whether you’re trying not miss the bus or you’re squeezed in with about 1,000 people inside it, listening to podcasts about the latest tv shows is the new way to spend the most useless time of your day. There are no statistics on the number […]
Know what you want? Know what you like? Want to tell us at Spreaker exactly what you’re thinking? Have your say and help us improve our apps by joining our Android Beta Testing Program! We get that the best way to understand our apps’ shortcomings, as well as how to make the next best move, is to hear […]
In episode 46 of the Spreaker Live Show we focus on faith-based podcasting and the question “Is local community based church attendance being replaced or added to by podcasts?”. We are joined on the show by Dr. Jerry Johnson, President and CEO, National Religious Broadcasters (NRB.org). Religion topic podcasts make up the largest number of series […]
We’re excited to announce that Spreaker will be attending and exhibiting at NRB’s Proclaim16 Christian International Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee! Faith-based podcasting is one of the largest genres in podcasting today, and from February 22nd to the 26th we’ll be in the thick of it, mingling with thousands of Christian communicators – from broadcasters to […]
Spreaker Live Show host and Head of Content Rob Greenlee answers comments and listener discussion about the new controversial podcasting research called “Podcasting at a Crossroads” and discusses Music in Podcasts with Aaron Roden, Host of the “Air-Raid Podcast” since 2010 and now part of the Adore.fm Podcast Network in episode 45 from Feb 10th, 2016. Click read more to see the specific […]
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Spreaker Live Show host and Head of Content Rob Greenlee discusses new controversial podcasting research called “Podcasting at a Crossroads“. This Spreaker Live Show #44 is from Feb 3rd, 2016 with guest Dave Van Dyke, President of Bridge Ratings and long-time radio industry station manager and consultant to the industry. Bridge Ratings provides guidance research services to media companies and […]
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We know it’s been a hard week: whether you’re single or taken you probably feel a bit overwhelmed by all the heart-shaped stuff everywhere. While the worst part about Valentine’s Day is trying to ignore it, we might have a solution for you: just focus on your love of podcasts and listen to these three in particular to survive this Valentine’s Day. […]
Josh Nielsen is the founder of Zencastr – a podcasting production tool for quality conscious podcasters. As an entrepreneur, audiophile, and podcast lover, he is currently directing his efforts into maximizing the sound quality of podcasts everywhere. Josh has an interest in all things business, development, and marketing. He has worked to help many companies […]
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Can’t keep your voice and music levels…well, level? Now you can enable auto-ducking! That way the volume of a track you’re playing will automatically reduce as soon as you start speaking into the microphone. Don’t miss your listeners’ witticisms as you manage effects and tracks in the console. Now you can opt to open up […]
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Do you remember how, ten years ago, we were all obsessed with blogs? And how many times you said (or you’ve been told) “you should start writing a blog”? Suddenly, even your grandma had a blog about gardening tips. Don’t you think it’s the same now, with podcasts? And doesn’t it seems awkwardly amazing to listen to your grandma’s […]
Paul is founder and CEO at Gorilla Technology, coordinator of the Asia Pacific Podcast Conference and is building a podcast network focused on the Asia Pacific region. The NZ Tech Podcast, which Paul co-founded, reached #1 overall on iTunes in New Zealand by its 3rd episode – and his NZ Business Podcast saw similar success. His […]
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Here is Spreaker Live Show #43 from Jan 27th, 2016 with guest Erin Sharoni, Host of “The Evolver Show” on Spreaker and Adore.fm. Spreaker’s Head of Content Rob Greenlee asks Erin about her arts, science and broadcast TV media background that has lead her to podcasting. Erin also discusses the reality that her podcasting is all about storytelling and her passions for […]
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Will Fleming is a full time Studio Director by day and a passionate podcaster by night. He lives each day to the fullest, using every hour to balance family, work, fun, and personal growth. With over 8 years of experience in the New Zealand television industry, Will has rubbed shoulders with New Zealand’s finest, working on the […]
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In December 2005, Cliff Ravenscraft, together with his wife, Stephanie, founded the Generally Speaking Production Network (gspn.tv). Since then, he has produced over 3,300 of his very own podcast episodes devoted to Entertainment, Family, Faith, Business and Technology. In December 2006, Cliff launched PodcastAnswerMan.com where he has since helped thousands of individuals and organizations launch […]
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The Asia Pacific Podcast Conference is an event that aims to build the podcasting community across the Asia Pacific region. What better than an event featuring the best experts in podcasting? We’re sure it will be an incredible and inspiring mix of content that will invigorate everyone attending, from existing podcasters, broadcasters and media, to marketers, […]
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Here is another episode of the Spreaker Live Show ,#42. Our Head of Content Rob Greenlee’s guest on January 20th, was Geoffrey Colon, Group Product Marketing Manager and Social Data Subject Matter Expert at Microsoft and podcast host of Disruptive FM on Spreaker. In his Microsoft role, Geoffrey leads a scrum team of hybrid creative and analytical marketers who create, […]
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Well, January is almost over and now that the holidays have passed we’re all back to our everyday lives. Nevertheless, some of us are still drawing up our New Year’s resolutions, and while we all know it’s fun making to-do lists, it’s really hard to keep them up during the year. But not to worry, Spreaker’s there for you! Whether you’re a podcasting pro […]
We’ve got big news about Spreaker’s Podcasting Tools today! Thanks to our partnership with Colin Gray’s Podcast Host, you can now get professional help (at a discounted price!) to power your podcast. Colin Gray is a podcaster by passion and a teacher at heart. With The Podcast Host he teaches businesses and individuals how to podcast and use it as a […]
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Here is another episode of the Spreaker Live Show #41. Our Head of Content Rob Greenlee’s guest on the Jan 13th, 2016 episode was Seth Resler, Digital Dot Connector at Jacobs Media and writes for the JacobsMediaBlog.com and AllAccess.com “Broadcaster Meets Podcaster” column. He is interviewing with radio and podcast industry leaders at SethResler.com and is also 20-year broadcast […]
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We’ve got news for you! We just released an updated version of Spreaker Podcast Radio for Android, and it includes an exciting new feature. Introducing the Newsfeed section! Never miss what your favorite podcasters and networks are up to again. In the newsfeed, you’ll get a continuous stream of updates, from new content created to what everyone’s been […]
Here is another episode of the Spreaker Live Show #40. Our Head of Content Rob Greenlee’s guest on the Jan 6th, 2016 episode is Jason Hawes, host of Beyond Reality Radio on Spreaker and is founder of The Atlantic Paranormal Society, which is based in Warwick, Rhode Island. He is also one of the stars and co-producers of SYFY’s […]
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Here is another episode of the Spreaker Live Show, #39 from Dec 30th, 2015. Our Head of Content Rob Greenlee’s guest this week is Joel Zammit, Business Manager and Host at SansPantsRadio.com in Australia. Joel is co-host of SansPants’ “Plumbing The Death Star” podcast, and is also a Media Lecturer/Tutor at La Trobe University in Melbourne. Joel has been […]
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2015 has been an amazing year, with so much happening with us at Spreaker, as well as the podcasting community at large. It was a great year to become a podcaster, or learn how to be a better one, with new information and tips abound – many of which were featured on this very blog. From the moment […]
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In this weeks 29 minute pre-recorded “Spreaker Live Show” episode #38. We speak with Karin Hoegh, a very long-time Podcast Consultant at Podconsult.dk/english out of Denmark. Karin is very well known in the podcasting community and has been a vocal advocate for podcasts in Europe for many year. She joined me on the show from Copenhagen […]
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“If you build it, they will come.” The only person that ever worked out for was Kevin Costner. If you’re a podcaster and the only thing you’re doing to build your audience is publishing your podcast, then you may be living in your own “Field of Dreams.” There are upwards of 180,000 podcasts currently […]
Enjoy an eclectic collection of today’s best podcasts with curated channels featured on the Spreaker Podcast Radio app for Android. You’ll find 29 channels based on different topics pumping with outstanding shows chosen with care by both Spreaker’s team and our esteemed partners. Take your pick from different themes like news, public radio shows, storytelling, and much more. Channels work similarly to traditional radio […]
Spreaker’s web-based console is part of our history. It began back in 2009, debuted with Spreaker’s launch, and has since been used by thousands of users recording podcasts and broadcasting live every day. Now it’s time to take another step forward. Several suggestions made by Spreaker’s users over time have helped us in improving the service and developing Spreaker Studio, a brand new […]
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As most of you know, Spreaker‘s teammates work remotely, connecting from 5 different countries and three different time zones. This means lots of emails, Skype calls, Google Hangouts, Slack channels, and one retreat a year when we can finally get together to have face to face meetings and brain storming sessions. And it’s finally that time again; we’re about […]
In this weeks pre-recorded “Spreaker Live Show episode #36, I speak to writer, 11-year podcasting veteran and inaugural inductee to the Podcast Hall of Fame Mur Lafferty. She talks about her current podcast shows “I Should Be Writing” and “Ditch Diggers” that are on Spreaker and shares her thoughts about a writers’ life from the standpoint of a […]
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Monetization in podcasting is an exciting prospect for platforms and networks alike. As a medium, podcasting is an ideal vehicle for bringing advertisers and engaged audiences together. And so, we’re excited to announce Spreaker’s new partnership with Triton Digital, and our induction into their a2x® Ad Exchange program. Triton Digital is a global digital audio technology and advertising […]
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About one month ago, when we released the first version of Spreaker Studio for Mac and Windows, we got a lot of downloads and received a ton of feedback that helped us develop the new release we’re introducing to you today. Broadcasting with Spreaker Studio for Mac and Windows will never be the same! Update: Listen to this […]
We’re getting ready for another live podcast episode today 11/25 at 3pm PST / 6pm EST! In episode 35, our Head of Content Rob Greenlee will be behind the mic together with Mat Kaplan, Planetary Radio Producer/Host is an official show from “The Planetary Society” led by CEO Bill Nye. The show visits with a scientist, engineer, project manager, astronaut, […]
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Spreaker is your all-in-one podcasting platform, with specialized tools and features to help you set up and manage your own podcast. But where to start? There’s a lot there to take advantage of, and we don’t want you to miss any of it. We’ve created this helpful guide giving you a full overview of exactly what Spreaker has to offer. […]
We’re getting ready for another live podcast episode today at 3pm PST / 6pm EST! In episode 34, our Head of Content Rob Greenlee will be behind the mic together with the inspiring Steven Goldstein as his guest, discussing the relationship between podcasts and radio content. Steven, CEO of AmplifiMedia.com, is recognized as a thought leader in audio programming, […]
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We’re excited to introduce Spreaker Podcast Radio for Android, now available to be downloaded! It’s a unique, lean-back listening experience, tailored to your tastes. Discover popular podcasts and find new favorites with the help of curated channels and lists, all created by special sponsors and partners, as well as Spreaker’s editorial team. And now, content […]
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While attending a podcast conference this summer, I managed to have a sidebar with a prominent executive at a broadcasting company. I was relatively new to podcasting, having only been at it for a few months and I wanted his take on how many downloads were needed to consider things like sponsorship. He told me […]
Spreaker Partners with Radioline to Reach Out to French Listeners Podcast platform will supply its unique catalog of 27,000 shows San Francisco, October 19th, 2015 — Spreaker, the leading podcasting and live audio streaming platform, announced today that it is partnering with French company Radioline to expand its podcast distribution in Europe. Radioline is a […]
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Today we are happy to introduce our latest tech milestone that will give you the chance to record and stream live in an even more professional way, in a stabler environment. The new Spreaker Studio app is now available for download on Windows and Mac. You’ll have all that you need to stream live or record a professional podcast, using a […]
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Spreaker releases podcasting app Spreaker Studio” for Windows and Mac OS X Users can stream audio live, record and add guests or co-hosts using Skype. San Francisco, CA, Oct 14, 2015 – Spreaker, the leading podcasting and live audio streaming platform, announces the availability of its audio recording and live streaming app “Spreaker Studio” for […]
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Promoting your podcast can be really hard work. It takes time sharing to multiple networks and the time you spend sharing can add to the overhead and workflow of producing a quality podcast. Speaking of promoting your podcast if you missed my last post about Promoting Your Podcast on LinkedIn to Build Authority you […]
While attending Podcast Movement this summer, I will never forget the words of Podcast Answer Man, Cliff Ravenscraft. During his session on building deeper relationships with your audience, he said, “until you know the value of one listener, you will never know the value of 1000.” Many podcasters mistakenly equate “downloads” with listeners. A […]
In general, when people think of faith, they tend to think of churches, preachers, bibles, and brimstone. Religion, along with money and politics is one of those “American taboos” that are generally forbidden to speak of around the dinner table. However, with the popularity of films like War Room, which leapt to #1 at the North […]
We’re only a few hours away from International #PodcastDay’s official kickoff, and we’re thrilled to be taking part in the long audio marathon starting today at 3 PM PDT. Our own Rob Greenlee will take the stage, tomorrow, September 30th at 12 pm PDT, and you can tune in to the live stream here, as well as subscribe to the event! Podcasters from […]
You asked, and we listened! Now you can add branded Spreaker buttons to your site and give your listeners the right call to action. Use our icons to let your audience know where they can listen to you, as well as give your podcasting page a professional tone. Here’s an example of how it could look: Choose the […]
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Keep your podcast page looking good and benefit from fully functional tools that will help you retain your listeners! Starting today, through our Spreaker’s Store page you’ll be able to get a special offer on Appendipity‘s WordPress themes for your podcast. With these specially set themes, you’ll find built-in features that will help grow your audience and keep loyal fans, whether […]
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In this episode, presented by Rob Greenlee, hear our Head of Content’s interview with Rob Cesternino during Podcast Movement 2015 event in Fort Worth, Texas. Topics: – Building community around his podcasting efforts – How producers can change a story with skillful editing – Using new up and coming platforms like Periscope and Meerkat to connect with your […]
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This episode’s very special guest is Todd Pringle, VP/GM of Stitcher/Deezer, talking with Rob Greenlee about the advancements made on devices designed for in-car listening. Let’s take a deeper look into what they discussed: Remember when you had to sync podcasts? It’s a sure sign of who has been around the scene since the early days. How Deezer is bitrate and quality […]
Great podcasts rely on great conversations. Interviewing guests involve more than just asking the right questions. Your audience wants to hear captivating content. “It’s about genuine interest, flow, vibe, sincerity, concern, digging deeper, defining the unclear, attracting stories, avoiding awkwardness and being conscious about all of that at the same time,” says Pat Flynn, host […]
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LinkedIn may not be your first choice with you think about promoting a podcast and getting listeners, but done correctly you will see an increase in listens, downloads and overall user interaction via this widely overlooked platform. I’m sure you’re curious; how do I upload a podcast to LinkedIn? I’m glad you asked. LinkedIn added […]
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Mobility is the best part about podcasting. Whether you’re attending a conference or enjoying a music concert, there’s an opportunity to capture excellent audio for your listeners. Anny Solway, a contributor at Business 2 Community, says, “One of the great advantages of podcasting is its flexibility in terms of time and format.” Mobile podcasting is […]
Podcasting continues to grow rapidly in this digital communication era. With several inexpensive and easy-to-use tools available, even a novice can produce high-quality content. Research found that 32% of businesses desire to learn how to use podcasting and 23% have plans to increase their efforts. Marketers recognize the untapped potential of expanding into the podcasting […]
RAIN Summit Atlanta is just around the corner, and we are happy to see our own Rob Greenlee as one of the speakers taking the stage there on September 29th. What is the RAIN Summit? RAIN Summit is a premiere educational and networking event for the internet radio and online audio industry, taking place as a partner event […]
As we’ve stated on a few different occasions, setting up your podcast is a challenging job. You have to think about content, your target audience, and the look and feel of your design. After that first glimpse of your logo, it’s the 2-3 seconds they hear of your podcast that will keep your listeners’ attention. In that short span of time, all […]
When you’re starting up your podcast you have to think about a lot of things: the right tools to use, where to store content, how to spread the word, and last but not least, how to build your audience. We know that this is one of the most challenging tasks to deal with, and setting up your mic to speak […]
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Android users, we have some good news for those of you using Spreaker Studio on a tablet. Starting today, you can play with the new fader, and fade in and out of your tracks on the console. I know, it’s great! With just a finger you can mix your favorite music, pump up the volume at just […]
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Did you miss the Spreaker Live Show’s last episode? No worries, you can still listen in to Rob Greenlee’s great chat with Colin Gray of ThePodcastHost.com. Colin told his story on how he jumped into the podcasting world, and explained what teaching new producers how to podcast means to him. Looking for some tech tips on starting up your […]
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New Media Europe is just a few weeks away, and as we get closer to the event, we’ll be bringing you news and information on what to expect, who to see, and what to listen to. Last week, on the Spreaker Live Show our Head of Content Rob Greenlee interviewed Mike Russell, one of the two […]
When thinking about the most widely covered American sports it’s the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals, and the World Series that immediately spring to mind. However, there is a myriad of other lesser known sports too that all have their own niche online audiences consisting of fans that are even more passionate than those of […]
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Forward thinking pastors and ministers are beginning to embrace the advancements in technology that are allowing them to spread the gospel further and faster than ever thought possible. Our world has become much smaller while our reach has become global, and online communication is often our preferred method. Our online world and new media is often […]
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A good title for your podcast episode is important – it sets up your listener for what you and your guests will be discussing, and is one of the most informative elements of your episode and show pages. Now, we at Spreaker are happy to tell you that we’ve introduced the ability to add longer episode titles! You’ll have the room to […]
Traditionally, election campaigns are filled with staged photo opportunities in neighborhoods across the country featuring all walks of life. The familiar site of politicians kissing any baby that moves now feels a little too contrived for comfort, especially when coupled with clichéd sound-bites to show the big picture to hard-working families of how they will […]
After our recent stops around the United States attending NMX and the Podcast Movement, it’s time to take it back to the Old World. And what do we mean by that? In other words, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be at New Media Europe this year! Aimed at content creators, entrepreneurs, and social media visionaries, this […]
According to “The Infinite Dial 2015,”a study produced by Edison Research and Triton Digital, researchers found that 49% of the public are familiar with the term podcasting and 33% have listened to podcasts. Moreover, Facebook is the most used social media channel with nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of people using the service. With podcasting […]
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Anyone that has been around since the beginning will find it hard to believe that it has been ten years since podcasts first arrived on the scene with iTunes 4.9. Although Apple cannot be credited with inventing the concept of digital audio episodes, there is no denying the iPod era paved the way and made […]
We’re almost there! The Podcast Movement is just days away, and we at Spreaker are getting ready for what’s become the podcasting industry’s most important conference. We’ll be converging with over 1,000 other podcasters at Fort Worth, Texas, acting as sponsors, speakers, and broadcasters. In fact, CEO Francesco Baschieri and Head of Content Rob […]
You’re not just a podcaster. You’re a content creator. In order to grow your audience, focus on delivering value and involving your subscribers in the podcast. Based on a study by Clammr, interest in podcasts has increased. Between 2014 and 2015, there was a 32 percent increase in the volume of Google searches for “podcast” […]
Social media is a powerful marketing tool. It opens doors to gaining personal connections with your podcast subscribers. To benefit the most, develop a strategy that will increase your reach and save yourself time. When email and Facebook are inaccessible, 45% of users feel “worried or uncomfortable.” Social media is rapidly playing a larger […]
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Presented by Rob Greenlee, Head of Content, Spreaker . Today show featured the co-host guest Robert Scoble, Rackspace’s Startup Liaison Officer and Tech Futurist. Topics: Talk about the current so called “Golden Age of Podcasting” “Virtual Reality”, growing “Contextual World”, 360-degree video experiences and Facebook. Whether “Podcasting” or “Podcasts” as a name for On Demand Audio […]
Next week we’ll be heading towards the Podcast Movement, where we’ll have quite the busy schedule between being involved in various panels and live streaming thanks to our own Rob Greenlee. Francesco Baschieri, Spreaker’s founder and CEO, will be presenting the session “Fear, Energy and Power of Live Audio Streaming“, and Rob Greenlee is currently scheduled as […]