SCRATCH TEST before every recording

Always do “the Scratch Test” before hitting record. Check to make sure whatever software, service, or device you are using has picked up your microphone. If you are interviewing someone over the internet, ask if they can hear you scratch the top of the mic. If they can… GREAT! Now ask them to do the…

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The Free Apple Podcast Embed Player…is it worth it?

Apple podcast website player

This email just came in from a client: Is there any benefit to embed the Apple Podcast media player on my website vs Libsyn’s? NOTE: The Apple player is not displaying for mobile on this post. This may be an incompatibility with my website theme. What Apple’s player looks like: Here is the Libsyn Custom…

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10 Best Practices for Glitch-Free Podcast Recordings


Congratulations! You’ve booked a really important guest for your podcast. It’s important that you impress them and provide a great episode for your listeners. Don’t let simple tech problems get in your way. Best Practices for Recording Over the Internet 1. Perform a sound check Ask your future guest to do a quick test with…

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5 Biggest Mistakes New Podcasters Make

5 mistakes new podcasters make

We don’t know what we don’t know. That’s why I’m sharing the biggest mistakes I see people make when launching new shows. The good news is these issues are easy to fix — or avoid altogether. Knowing these are mistakes is more than half the problem. So here we go…. Mistake #1: Volume levels You…

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Top 10 Places to Submit Your New Podcast

how to submit my podcast to apple, spotify, google, amazon

Congratulations! You’ve decided to launch a podcast! You’ve recorded a trailer or your very first episode. Now you’re asking, “How do I get my podcast into Apple and Spotify?” You don’t upload your mp3s directly to iTunes or Spotify. For that you need a media host. I recommend *Captivate, *Buzzsprout, or Libsyn (*I earn commissions…

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