Category Archives: PowerPress Podcast Episodes

NaPodPoMo – Podcasting for 30 Days Straight



National Podcast Post Month, better known as NaPodPoMo, begins on November 1st. Do podcasters have what it takes to podcast for 30 days straight? Here is the chance – no restrictions or rules – just a desire for podcasters to challenge themselves. This is the 10th anniversary of the challenge and if you’re a podcast alumni, you can schedule your interview to be part of the NaPodPoMo community with Jennifer Navarrete.

Learn about the Werk It Festival, a podcasting festival solely for women, not to mention the ONLY women podcasting festival out there. Hosted by the the WNYC team, Werk It is filled with keynotes, sessions and a podcasting bootcamp, women are able to network and learn from the best in the biz. Live podcast sessions were recorded, so be on the lookout for these online.

The Podfather Adam Curry did not write the article discussed at the end of the episode, focusing on the deadly sins of podcasting, but we do talk about him. There are some things about podcasts that seem to bother everyone, but what should podcasters do to actually change these things? Get creative with your advertisements, your format, and most definitely your logo.

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Show notes:

Werk It Festival: October 3-5, 2017
Hosted by WYNC Studios
NaPodPoMo: Created by Jennifer Navarrete
Learn more about NaPodPoMo: here and here
The Deadly Sins of Podcasting: Change some things up

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The America Out Loud Network and International Podcast Day



america out loud network international podcast dayMalcolm Out Loud, host and owner of the America Out Loud network sees the potential of podcasting and creating a network that provides something for everyone. Malcolm started his network a few years ago and has continuously added shows with about a dozen active at the moment. Recently the network wrapped season one of the podcast Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Pleasure; season 2 starts in November. He’s currently looking for new hosts for the show, check out his site if you’re interested.

Malcolm has found that by providing a network with content for all types of people that he is gaining a large audience and success. The entire network is run on PowerPress and has been vital to the expansion of the site and network of podcasts.

Dave Lee, co-founder of International Podcast Day explained not only what International Podcast Day is, but how it started and how it has evolved. On September 30th podcasters and podcast listeners from all around the world will celebrate the power of podcasts and their appreciation for the medium. This day of celebration is not just for podcasters, but for anyone that is fan of podcasts, interested in them, etc. Tune in for 30 hours of live streaming of people involved in podcasting all over the world. In it’s 3rd official year they will be representing 14 different countries with hopes for more next year. If you’re not available to watch live, all footage will be available on YouTube afterwards.

Blubrry is a sponsor of the event and will be involved in two segments: Podcast Problems: What To Do When Things Go Wrong and Proven Social Media Strategies. Get listening and start the conversation!

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Show notes:

America Out Loud Network
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Pleasure
What is International Podcast Day?
How to Get Involved and Benefits of Joining the Event
Full Schedule
Speakers Spotlight
Social Events and Meetups
Promotional Material and Twitter Cards
Merchandise

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Celebrating Two Years of the PowerPress Podcast



Back in September of 2015 MacKenzie was tasked with restarting Blubrry’s show, the PowerPress Podcast. With consistent bi-weekly episodes, it’s finally the two year anniversary of the show. The official date, birthday, whatever one wants to call it, is September 10th, 2015. Podcasting comes with highs and lows, regardless of how much support a podcaster has surrounding them. To help MacKenzie celebrate, she brought on Jane Ellen, a past guest to talk about what they’ve learned, experienced and changed over their time podcasting. Thanks everyone for listening and subscribing to the show for the past two years. Many good things to come!

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Show notes:

Glistening Particles – Take a listen to Jane Ellen’s show about conversations with random acquaintances and more.
Old PowerPress episode with Jane – From October of 2016.
She Podcasts – For any female podcasts our there, join this group. It’s full of great advise, conversations and ideas.
Editing – I was told Lynda.com is great for learning Audition.
Podcasters’ Hangout, Podcast Community – There are more Facebook groups as well, search for them!
Columbus Podcaster’s Meetup – We meet at the end of every month – in September we’ll be talking about monetization.
16 Personalities – MacKenzie started to take the test again after this podcast, still didn’t finish it.

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Podcast Movement 2017 Recap



Podcast Movement 2017 has officially come and gone, and thanks to everyone that Blubrry was able to meet, catch up with and discuss anything to do with podcasting last week. We were so happy to once again be able to head out to Anaheim and sponsor and participate in one of the largest gatherings of podcasters that happens every year. Shawn Thorpe was attending for the first time this year and MacKenzie got his opinion on how the entire event felt day by day. She has been to multiple events for podcasting over the years and they had lots to compare.

Blubrry Podcasting booth at Podcast Movement 2017 before the event started.

Little bit on Shawn Thorpe: He’s been part-time tech support for Blubrry since March of 2015 (the same time MacKenzie started). He has been podcasting for 12 years now, and yet this was the first event that he has attended concerning podcasting.

Don’t expect any news articles or a PowerPress tip this episode, those will be back next episode of the PowerPress Podcast. Thanks for listening and please subscribe!

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Show notes:

Podcast Movement 2017
Blubrry Services – Use the code PM17 for THREE FREE months of service! Don’t miss out on this opportunity new customers!
Hyper Nonsense – Shawn’s podcast.

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Podcasting is Here to Stay Without a Patent



All the podcasters out there, let’s give a big round of applause for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, as they just won their appeal against Personal Audio in the podcasting patent trial. This means that podcasting is here to stay, without a patent that podcasters would have to abide by. This is a big win for the entire podcasting community, and the broadcasting and media community. MacKenzie discussed what this could have meant for the podcasting community with her guest Abel. Abel A. Kay, writer, father, podcaster, lover of Rome – a man of many talents is host of two podcasts – both about the city of Rome and it’s evolution over time. See many of you soon at Podcast Movement. Thanks for listening and please subscribe to the show.

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Show notes:

Personal Audio loses its appeal for podcasting patent – Thanks to the efforts of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, podcasters will not have to pay to use a patent for podcasting.
Podcast El Cuento de Roma – The Spanish version of the Tale of Rome, that already has lots of episodes.
The Tale of Rome – The English version, which very recently was put on hold for release of September 30th, 2017 – International Podcast Day
Podcast Movement – Use the code ‘Blubrry’ for a 10% discount

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Be in Control of Your Original Podcast Content



orbital jigsawLook out podcasters, Hollywood is coming for your original content! Be in control of your original podcast content, and don’t let anyone tell you any different. Podcast Movement is coming up quick, in about three weeks, and don’t wait to permanently move or redirect your feed. Nick Howell joined MacKenzie on episode 50 to share how he has used PowerPress and what’s changed for his shows over the years. Check out multiple shows on his network, the Orbital Jigsaw. Join Nick and MacKenzie at Podcast Movement next month. Thanks for listening and please subscribe. If you’re discovering the show now, go back and check the past episodes!

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Show notes:

Where is Hollywood Looking for it’s Next Hit? Podcasts! Is this a good thing or a bad thing?
Orbital Jigsaw podcast network Big thanks to Nick for sharing the details on his shows and how he got his start in podcasting back in 2011.
The Concession Stand: TV, movies, pop culture
Busted Wide Open: Weekly show about pro wrestling
Tune in to the past 49 episodes of the show
Podcast Movement: Get 10% off your ticket using the code Blubrry
Show intro and outro courtesy of: Phonophage

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Podcasting Services Updates, Advice and Experiences



Blubrry recently updated PowerPress, Ryan Wheaton of the Branding Brews podcast shares his podcasting experience, and Aaron Mahnke of Lore gives podcasting advice. MacKenzie and Ryan discuss the changes that came in the PowerPress 7.1 update – including the Apple RSS feed tags – and you’re able to download the latest version now. Ryan tells about why he started his show and who he thinks will benefit from listening. If you’ve ever thought about diving into a podcasting network, Lore host Aaron Mahnke, has some advise for you.

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Show notes:

PowerPress Update
Branding Brews
How Aaron Mahnke Makes A Living Podcasting (And How You Can Too)
Printful – After the recording Ryan thought of a useful company for merchandise. You can connect it with a number of website platforms. Customers order a product on your site, it gets sent to Printful, they print and ship it to your customer. You don’t even have to pre-order products so no inventory or big up-front costs!

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Advertising Revenue and Using PowerPress Multiple Times



In 2017 podcasting revenue is making a huge jump and PowerPress can be used in so many ways. Catch up with MacKenzie and her guest, Ken Gagne, as they discuss how much money podcast advertising is slated to make this year and Ken’s podcasts over the years. Podcasting advertising has been a topic of conversation on the PowerPress Podcast multiple times, and it was time for an update on the increasing monetary platform. Ken has never dabbled in podcast advertising, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t able to bring up some good questions and provide some insight about the entire process.

Ken has been podcasting for many years and has been involved in a number of shows. Currently he is the host of Polygamer, which discusses diversity and equality in the gaming industry. When he’s not working on that show it’s common for him to be contributing to other shows as well as teaching about podcasting. He teaches publishing at Emerson College in Boston and includes not only podcasting but Blubrry’s beloved PowerPress as well. Thanks for listening and please subscribe!

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Show notes:

Podcasting Revenue Will Jump 85%
Polygamer
Ken’s PowerPress Presentation
Emerson College – Ken’s courses

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The Next Track and Apple’s RSS Feed Tags



Big thanks to Kirk McElhearn and Angelo Mandato for being on this episode of the PowerPress Podcast. Before the discussion about new rss feed tags, they start the episode talking about some of Apple’s announcements from WWDC earlier this month as well as the show that Kirk co-hosts, The Next Track. His podcast dissects how people listen to music and has featured many well-known authors, artists and music lovers. They have lots to say on the topic of preparing for your podcast, so if you’re looking for advice and what to do before you start your show, make sure to listen.

Angelo was kind enough to explain the technicalities of Apple’s new RSS feed tags that will be in PowerPress very shortly, and work well with the new iOS Podcast App release in the fall. Be on the lookout for a release of PowerPress very shortly. Thanks for listening and be sure to subscribe to the podcast!

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Show notes:

Apple Podcast Statistics Info
Will Apple Fix the Podcast Statistics Issue?
The Next Track
Preparing for and Launching Your Show
Eight Rules for Effective Podcasting

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Apple’s Conference, a Twist on a Physical Therapy Show and Music in Podcasts



The guest on this episode of the PowerPress Podcast is Jimmy McKay, host of the PT Pintcast. He chats with MacKenzie about the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, starting Monday June 5th, through Friday June 9th, and the fact that for the first time, they’ll be having a podcaster studio for recording. Jimmy shares why he started his show and how it has and still is changing. They end the show with a passionate discussion on licensed music in podcasts – just don’t do it! Thanks for listening and please subscribe. If you’d like to be on the show, email MacKenzie!

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Show notes:

Apple WWDC 2017 – Podcaster Studio
PT Pintcast – Jimmy McKay
Why Can’t Music Be Played In Podcasts?
Phonophage – Alex Card
Email MacKenzie
Blubrry Twitter

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