Podcasts to Celebrate Pride Month 2019

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Pride Month is celebrated each year in June. All over the world, various events are held during the month as a way of recognizing the influence LGBTQ+ people have had around the world. June was chosen to mark the historic Stonewall Riots that happened in 1969. These riots were prompted by a raid that took place during the early morning, at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. The LGBT community held a series of demonstrations to protest the raid and calling for the establishment of places that gays and lesbians could go and safely be open about their sexual orientation.

Since that time, much has changed. Yet, along with the celebration, Pride month is an opportunity to peacefully protest and raise awareness of the continued/current issues facing the community.

In honor of Pride Month 2019, Podbean has selected some podcasts representing diverse voices. Some of these podcasts explore intimate coming-out stories and may discuss topics like commitment and relationships, talking to family members, and dealing with bias. Others address viewpoints on gender equality and gay marriage, while a few of the podcasts just have fun and laugh at the latest pop culture trends or explore life.

You can find this topic featured in the Podbean app to listen on the go. If you don’t already have the Podbean app, download it for free in the App Store or Google Play store. It’s the best way to listen and discover new podcasts you’ll love, with recommendations of hot topics plus personalized recommendations based on what you listen to most. You can also listen to these podcasts online here.

Podcasts Celebrating Pride Month 2019: Diverse Voices and Views

LeGaL LGBT Podcast

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Featuring lively discussion of the latest legal news affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community here and abroad. Interviews with LGBTQ lawyers, policy wonks and activists. Our monthly LGBT Law Notes episode with Professor Art Leonard digs into three of the most important new LGBT civil rights rulings. Eric Lesh, executive director of the LGBT Bar of NY hosts.

Gayish Podcast

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Nominated for Best LGBT Podcast, we break down one gay stereotype in each episode.

Your Queer Story: An LGBT Podcast

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Learn about queer history and the stories of the LGBT community with your hosts Evan Jones & Paul Hobbs.

Out Loud: LGBT Stories of Faith

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LGBTQIA+ individuals tell their stories about faith, community, and the divine, hosted by Greg Thompson.

Lez Represent Podcast

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Hello everyone, welcome to the Lez Represent Podcast. A podcast about all things lady loving queer, LGBT representation, and everyday stories from the queer community. Because who best represents you than you. Follow us on Twitter!

Making Gay History

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Intimate, personal portraits of both known and long-forgotten champions, heroes, and witnesses to history brought to you from rare archival interviews.

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BFF Kathy Tu and Tobin Low are super queer, super fun and ready to take over your podcast feed. Join them for provocative stories and frank conversations about the LGBTQ experience today. Because everyone’s a little bit gay. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Snap Judgment, On the Media, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others. © WNYC Studios

LGBTQ&A

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LGBTQ&A (recommended by The New York Times) documents modern queer and trans history. This weekly interview podcast from The Advocate gets beyond transition and coming out stories in order to get to know each person’s defining moments, their accomplishments, and how they got to where they are today. LGBTQ&A is hosted and created by Jeffrey Masters. This show is moving to Luminary! For more, go to LuminaryPodcasts.com.

Homophilia

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Hosts Dave Holmes and Matt McConkey grill LGBT celebrities on what they’re loving, and who they’re loving. This queer comedy party celebrates pop culture obsessions and interrogates guests on their personal experiences with dating, sex and love.

Throwing Shade

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Throwing Shade is the political comedy podcast hosted by Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi who deliver their fresh takes on pop culture, women’s rights, and LGBT rights with hilarity and vulgarity. Spend your Thursdays with the podcast called “the perfect combination of silly, intelligent, cynical and charming” by Entertainment Weekly and “Oprah’s #1 pick” by an iTunes reviewer who is not Oprah.

The Sewers of Paris

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Revealing stories about the books, movies, tv, music and more that have changed the lives of gay men. Each week, a guest plucks a piece of entertainment from their past, and answers the question: how did it change your life?

RuPaul: What’s The Tee with Michelle Visage

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In this podcast RuPaul and his cohost Michelle Visage discuss pop culture, advice, beauty advice and behind the scenes of their hit show, RuPaul’s Drag Race.

HOMOGROUND – queer music radio (LGBTQ)

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Your ultimate source for queer music, spotlighting queer (LGBTQIA) musicians and bands. The podcast was created to bring exposure & access to non-mainstream bands, especially those in isolated communities. We are building a network of queer musicians & music lovers. http://www.homoground.com

QUEERY with Cameron Esposito

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Sit in on an hour long-conversation between host and standup comic, Cameron Esposito, and some of the brightest luminaries in the LGBTQ+ family. QUEERY explores individual stories of identity, personality and the shifting cultural matrix around gender, sexuality and civil rights.

 

 

Podbean Launches PodAds — The SaaS for Podcast Advertising

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Podbean makes dynamic ad insertion and an advanced advertising management system available to podcasters without cutting ads revenue

NEW YORK, NY (MAY 30, 2019) – Podbean, one of the leading podcast hosting sites, is excited to unveil PodAds, their new SaaS (Software as a Service) for podcast advertising. PodAds simplifies advertising management. Podcasters simply set the start and end date for their ad campaigns, select ad placements (setting which podcasts, episodes, slots and timestamps for ads to run), and upload their ads. PodAds will take care of the rest, saving podcasters time and increasing earning potential. PodAds can even be used to run geo-targeted ads.

PodAds disrupts the traditional podcast advertising service model by offering podcast advertising technology as a Software as a Service (SaaS). Instead of taking a cut of ad revenue, Podbean provides an advanced podcast advertising platform with a flat service fee for use. Podbean will only charge a flat $1 CPM rate for the use of the service, with no setup fees.  Podcasters simply pay as they go, letting them focus on creating great content while PodAds helps automate their ad campaigns.

PodAds is available to Podbean Unlimited Plus and Business plan users immediately, and Podbean plans to expand services to more podcasts in the future. It will be a boon for any podcasters in search of a way to step up their advertising.  To learn more about how the PodAds system works, check out the how-to guide.

Watch the video “how to create a dynamic ad insertion podcast advertising campaign in PodAds“.

Podcasts for the NBA Playoffs

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The NBA playoffs are underway! Are you cheering on the Toronto Raptors or are you Golden State Warriors all the way? Watching the games is one thing, but true fans love digging into the analysis and extending the fun beyond gametime. Podcasts let you listen to your favorite color commentators, get excited or share your woes with fellow fans, and be in the know throughout the playoffs.

We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite NBA podcasts to celebrate the playoffs. You can listen easily by opening up the Podbean podcast app to find the topic “NBA 2019 Playoffs” throughout the playoffs.

If you don’t already have the Podbean app, download it for free in the app store or the Google Play store. It’s the best way to listen and discover new podcasts you’ll love, with recommendations of hot topics plus personalized recommendations based on what you listen to most.

NBA 2019 Playoffs: Recommended Podcasts

The Ringer NBA Show

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A daily breakdown of the latest story lines, trends, and important developments in the NBA. We promise to keep the Sixers and Celtics discussion to a reasonable amount … or to at least try.

The Bill Simmons Podcast

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HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons hosts the most downloaded sports podcast of all time, with a rotating crew of celebrities, athletes, and media staples, as well as mainstays like Cousin Sal, Joe House, and a slew of other friends and family members who always happen to be suspiciously available.

The Starters

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The Starters is a daily NBA podcast hosted by J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas that breaks down the league’s biggest games, story lines, and off-court antics.

The Lowe Post

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ESPN’s Zach Lowe talks to various basketball people about various basketball things.

The Woj Pod

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Adrian Wojnarowski, the most dominant force in NBA reporting, brings you inside the league with The Woj Pod. Woj is probing the biggest newsmakers in the sport – from the commissioner, to general managers, coaches and star players – to bring listeners inside the processes, personas and stories that impact the NBA. Beyond longer sit-down interviews in our New York studios, Woj will deliver real-time podcasts with league personnel built around breaking news.

Open Floor: SI’s NBA Show

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Hosted by Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver, SI’s Open Floor podcast brings you breakdowns of the biggest news, moves and more from around the NBA.

Dunc’d On Basketball NBA Podcast

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Nate Duncan hosts the most in-depth NBA basketball podcast, featuring detailed game breakdowns, salary cap analysis, and scouting.

HORSE

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On HORSE, we don’t analyze NBA wins and losses. We talk beefs, dig into Internet drama, and have fun. The NBA is now a 365-day league and it’s never been more present in pop culture. From Kevin Durant’s burner accounts to LeBron taking his talents anywhere to trusting the Process, the NBA is becoming a pop culture requirement. At the same time, sports can have gatekeepers that make it insular and frustrating for people who aren’t die hard fans. We’re here to prove that basketball is entertaining to follow for all fans, whether you’re actively watching the games or not. New episodes every other Monday.

The Jump

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Rachel Nichols and a rotating cast of ESPN NBA Insiders and analysts keep tabs on everything around the league.

NBA Hang Time

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Veteran NBA writers Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann analyze the latest NBA news, storylines, and more with guests from around the NBA world.

Locked On NBA

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Your daily NBA podcast giving you all the news, updates and analysis in 30 minutes from the hosts of the Locked on Podcast Network. Highlighted by the guest Ben Golliver of the Washington Post, Sam Amick of the Athletic, plus Josh Lloyd’s Monday show of local experts on the biggest stories with the hosts of the Locked on Podcast Network.

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

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Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix provides a weekly window into the world of basketball, from breakdowns of the biggest news and trends to conversations with players and personnel.

 

Podcasts for Mental Health Awareness Month

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month (also known as Mental Health Month), celebrated in the U.S. since 1949. One in five people will be affected by mental illness in their lifetime. Each year this designated month serves as a special way to educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.

This year, Mental Health Month continues to focus on the previous year’s theme of #4Mind4Body, but expands to explore the topics of animal companionship, spirituality, humor, work-life balance, recreation and social connections as ways to boost mental health and general wellness. Some of the key messages are:

  • Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and wellbeing, and mental illnesses are common and treatable.
  • A healthy lifestyle can help to prevent the onset or worsening of mental health conditions, as well as chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. It can also help people recover from these conditions.
  • Humor, spirituality, recreation, animal companionship, and work-life balance are important for everyone but may be of special importance to people also living with chronic health conditions and those who care for them.

Podcasts offer insightful stories about mental illness, resources for mental health, and outlets for humor, meditation and balance. Many Podbean listeners (and podcasters) share how much podcasts have helped them with mental health struggles. They might use podcasts to help relax before bed or calm anxiety. Hearing others’ stories helps people dealing with mental illness feel less alone. Podcasters have often found an outlet for creativity and a sense of community through podcasting as well.

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we’ve put together a special topic in the Podbean app and have listed some of our top choices below.

If you don’t already have the Podbean app, download it for free in the app store or the Google Play store. It’s the best way to listen and discover new podcasts you’ll love, with recommendations of hot topics plus personalized recommendations based on what you listen to most.

1. Anxiety Slayer with Shann and Ananga

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https://anxietyslayer.podbean.com/

2. Anxiety is Real

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https://anxietyisnormal.podbean.com/

3.  The Depression Files

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4. Biblical Counseling Today

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https://biblicalcounselingtoday.podbean.com

5. Working Out The Inside: The Myths, Truths, and Essential Work of Psychotherapy

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https://workingouttheinside.podbean.com/

6. Through the Eyes of a Therapist

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https://throughtheeyesofatherapist.podbean.com/

7.The Radical Therapist

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8. MQ Open Mind

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9. The Addictionary Podcast

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http://www.theaddictionarypodcast.com/

10. The Angry Therapist Podcast

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https://theangrytherapist.podbean.com/

11. The Blemished Brain

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https://mattiekk.podbean.com/

12. Happiness Spells 

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https://happinessspells.podbean.com/

13. Bryony Gordon’s Mad World

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14. The Daily Do

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Loved Avengers: Endgame? Recommended Podcasts for Marvel Fans

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Were you first in line to see Avengers: Endgame? Love all things Marvel Comics and never missed a film by Marvel Studios?

As the highest grossing movie of 2019, Avengers: Endgame has many fans…but if you are a true Marvel/Avengers fan, you probably want to continue the fun and fandom. Well, if you can’t get enough of the Avengers and want to know what other fans are thinking or hear the latest Marvel news, we have some awesome podcasts for you.

You’ll find a banner with the full list of Podcasts for Marvel fans in the Podbean app. If you don’t already have the Podbean app, download it for free in the app store or the Google Play store. It’s the best way to listen and discover new podcasts you’ll love, with recommendations of hot topics plus personalized recommendations based on what you listen to most.

Recommended Podcasts for Marvel Comics Fans and Anyone Who Loved Avengers: Endgame

The Nerd Room – A Star Wars, Marvel, & DC Podcast

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https://thenerdroom.podbean.com/

This Week in Marvel

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https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/yqitv-3e80f/This-Week-in-Marvel-Podcast

Marvel Movie News

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https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/92e3f-2f30b/Marvel-Movie-News-Podcast

Legends of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/ebfsw-4f746/Legends-of-S.H.I.E.L.D.-An-Unofficial-Marvel-Agents-Of-S.H.I.E.L.D.-Fan-Podcast

Inside Marvel: An MCU Podcast

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https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/i8383-8dba0/Inside-Marvel-An-MCU-Podcast

Level 7 Access: A Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and MCU Podcast

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https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/xu6j8-4f742/Level-7-Access-A-Marvel%27s-Agents-of-S.H.I.E.L.D.-and-MCU-Podcast

MCU Rewatch

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https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/n8eaj-82b36/MCU-Rewatch-Podcast

Pop Culture Leftovers

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https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/xcdji-27b73/Pop-Culture-Leftovers-Podcast

Marvel Cinematic Universe Podcast

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That Might Be Cool: The Road to Endgame

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Podcast Marketing Plan: 5 Tips to Grow Your Podcast

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Rise Above the Noise With These 5 Techniques

Let’s face it: Maybe nobody’s heard of your podcast.

It’s not entirely your fault.

With over 660,000 active shows and 28 million episodes, it can be difficult to cut through all of that noise, both literally and figuratively.

Besides, up until this point you were probably preoccupied with more important matters—that is, making a great podcast, finding your niche, and working out the kinks.

But now it’s time to introduce your baby to the world, and see if it will sink or swim.  

Fortunately, we’ve got some tips to make sure your podcast not only swims but climbs its way to the top of the podcast rankings.

Tip 1: Podcast SEO is Critical. Here’s How to Do It.

SEO stands for “Search Engine Optimization,” or as I like to call it: The art of making Google love you.

Basically, Google indexes every webpage on the internet—including your podcast website—and ranks them based on how well they answer user search queries (also known as “keywords”). And rankings matter – the top ranking post on Google gets 36.4% of SEO traffic.

Your goal: Tinker with every page on your website so that Google recognizes it as a worthwhile result for the keywords you want to rank for.

This is a multi-step process, with the first step being figuring out which keywords you wish to rank for. Based this on keywords with high monthly search volume and low competition.

This should already be fairly obvious, as your keywords are related to whatever your podcast is about. So if you have a podcast where you review Game of Thrones, you’ll want to rank for terms like “Game of Thrones review,” and “History of Westeros,” and “Winter is Coming” and “Jon Snow knows nothing” (okay, maybe not that last one):

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Another great strategy is to figure out keywords your competitors are ranking for, and go after those keywords. This way, users will go to your website before your competitors. You can do this using a service like SpyFu, which not only gives you your competitors’ most profitable keywords…

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…but also where they get backlinks from (i.e. other websites that link to their site).

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Armed with this information, you can campaign to those websites to get more backlinks to your site—another important part of SEO.

You can use a free website builder or a podcast host site to build posts around the keywords you wish to rank for. This can be done in a few different ways, including adding the keyword to your podcast episode titles and descriptions, using it in well-crafted blog posts promoting your podcast, and using it in the meta description for your webpages.

With the SEO Meta Tags PodBean app, this can be done in seconds without any coding knowledge:

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One of the best examples of this is from Copy Weekly, a marketing podcast that not only lists their audio on their site but accompanies said audio with a long-form blog post transcription:

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Boom, now that’s podcast SEO.

Another important approach to improve SEO is enhancing your website’s behavior metrics. This includes things like the amount of time a user spends on your website, and the number of pages they view each time they visit.

An easy way to improve behavior metrics is by adding a knowledge base to your site.

What’s that? It’s defined as:

“A knowledge base software helps you document tutorials, DIY guides, and answers to frequently asked questions in one place. A well-indexed Knowledge Base empowers customers to discover answers and fix easy problems by themselves allowing your business to focus on the tough problems.”

Knowledge base software providers like FreshDesk allow you to build an area on your site where you can house FAQs, guides, and tutorials that give users a better on-site experience.

Plus, knowledge bases are indexed by Google, meaning users Googling questions related to your field can discover you and your podcast.

Win-win.

Tip 2: Get Social

SEO is the foundation of any good podcast marketing campaign. All your other tactics should build upon it—including your social media strategy.

Creating social media posts consistently builds your brand and gets the word out about new episodes.

It helps your brand awareness, reach, and social footprint.

The first step in creating a social media strategy for your podcast is to know which networks to leverage. If you’re a business podcast, you’ll want to use LinkedIn, whereas comedy podcasts are probably better off sticking to Twitter and Facebook.

Depending on what podcast type you are, you’ll want to tailor your messaging strategy to that, too. For example, serious business podcasts will probably want polished grammar and a formal tone. Meanwhile, comedy podcasts can be more relaxed and informal.

Always be sure to schedule your social posts in advance and post whenever you publish new episodes—and don’t just do it on your main social media account. Everyone who participated in the podcast should share it on their account. If you had a special guest, be sure to include their handle in the post (and encourage them to share it too!):

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As for the content of your social media posts, interesting quotes from episodes are always a good way to draw a reader’s attention. Those who leverage PodBean’s video podcasting platform should post video clips, as video posts get 48% more views than regular posts.

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Finally, stick to the tried and true social media tactics: Use hashtags to promote your content, and be sure to follow other accounts related to your brand. Plus, you can use Facebook Messenger and other live chat tools to talk with your listeners quickly.

If you host your podcast with PodBean, you can leverage the built-in sharing tools to post your podcasts automatically to Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Tumblr and more.

Tip 3: Slide Into Your Listener’s Inbox

Social media is a key tool for promoting your podcast, but email is still the most direct route to a majority of people.

Email marketing has the highest ROI of any marketing channel, is cost-effective, and is not beholden to algorithms like most social media networks.

As far as what to put in your emails, it’s important to consider your audience and what might be valuable to them. Ask yourself what questions your customers might have, or what you can do to enhance your relationship with them. They’re allowing you into their inbox, which is more personal than their social media feed, so reward them with special promotions and early access to events:

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Emails are an especially good space to distribute your blog content, too.

As for frequency, there is no right or wrong answer to how many emails you should send out. What matters more is that you do it consistently. So if you send an email every time you publish a new podcast, stick to it.

One great podcast I listen to is the Side Hustle Podcast by Ryan Robinson. In Ryan’s personalized emails about his podcast episodes, he provides links to his website, a link to his podcast episode, and a preview of what the listener should expect.

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In terms of best practices, set expectations when a user signs up for your email. Tell them how often they’ll get your email and what to expect in it. Also, A/B test all of your emails: Send out two different versions of your email to a small portion of your audience with different subject lines. Track which subject line readers open more, as this can give you valuable insight into how to craft future subject lines.

Fortunately, email marketing services like MailChimp have A/B testing built into their platform:

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What’s more, MailChimp integrates with PodBean, allowing you to automate email marketing for your podcast episodes.

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Tip 4: Don’t Forget About Youtube

Google is the most popular search engine, but Youtube is the second most popular.

That means you need to be posting your podcasts on Youtube and optimizing them so they rank highly.

If you’re already using PodBean’s video platform, you have podcasts ready to upload to Youtube. You can also turn your audio files into video files by uploading them to iMovie or Final Cut Pro.

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Once your video is live on Youtube, add a description to it using keywords you want to rank for. It’s also a good idea to include timestamps, allowing users to jump to specific sections in the video. Another technique is to use what are known as “Cards”—clickable elements you can pepper throughout a Youtube video to increase engagement. This is a good way to add relevant links to your website and other calls-to-action during the video.

Tip 5: Add Your Podcast to Directories

SEO is extremely important, but arguably more important is adding your podcast to directories where people go to find podcasts.

We all know these places: iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, and TuneIn. In fact, over half of all podcast listeners get their podcasts through Apple Podcasts (iTunes’ podcast app).

Getting your podcast on these platforms is an absolute MUST if you want to have any level of distribution.

Fortunately this comes built in with PodBean: The platform provides your fully functional RSS feed for distribution on all the major podcast platforms, ensuring listeners will be able to find your podcast wherever they prefer:

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Conclusion

The podcast market is exploding and competition is fierce. If you want to rise above the crowd, you need a dynamite podcast marketing strategy that encompasses:

  • Choose the best podcast hosting and follow SEO best-practices, including keywords, backlinks, and a great user experience.
  • A consistent social media strategy that is engaging and matches the tone and style of your brand.
  • An email marketing campaign with content that will resonate with your target audience.
  • An active Youtube channel where listeners can come to “watch” all your podcasts.
  • Distribution of all your podcasts on major podcast directories

Guest Author Byline

Adam Enfroy is the Sr. Digital Marketing Manager at BigCommerce and a blogger. He lives in Austin, TX and writes about blogging like a startup at adamenfroy.com.

You can connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Upgraded Podcast Matching System for Podcast Advertising Marketplace

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Podbean’s podcast advertising marketplace has been given an upgrade to better meet the needs of advertisers and help podcasts bring in more revenue. Advertisers now have increased targeting options and a better review process for starting campaigns.

About Podbean’s Ads Marketplace

Podbean’s Ads Marketplace is a programmatic ads marketplace, where advertisers of all sizes can reach their ideal audience with the power of podcast advertising. By matching advertisers to listeners over a range of podcasts, Podbean’s Ads Marketplace makes podcast advertising more efficient and opens revenue opportunities to smaller podcasts. Podbean’s Ads Marketplace also allows advertisers to target appropriate listeners by geography, thus making podcast advertising more effective for regional and even local businesses.

The Simple Steps to Set Up a Podcast Advertising Campaign

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Podbean’s Ads Marketplace takes all the hassle and wasted time out of the podcast advertising process. Advertisers can have a campaign ready in minutes, and running within a day or two. Here are the simple steps with the recent upgrades:

1. Fill in the basic information for the campaign. Here, the advertiser can target their ideal listeners by setting preferred podcast categories, targeted geographies (down to the city level), and keywords (newly added, input 3-10 keywords). Advertisers can set a daily budget cap, CPM (cost per mille, i.e. advertising rate), and campaign start and end date (end date is optional, newly added in this upgrade; campaigns can also be paused or stopped at any time).

2. Next, the advertiser will select the podcasts for their campaign. Podcasts that best match to the keywords, category, and geo will be listed on the top and marked as “Recommended”. The list may contain additional podcasts for them to review and invite as well.

3. The advertiser then clicks on “Save and Continue” and the campaign will be created. They will need to authorize their payment method. After authorizing, the campaign will be “under review” by the Podbean team. Typically, your campaign will be up and running within 24 hours.

Advertisers can “manage campaigns” to add more podcasts, pause/stop the campaign, and view the detailed results of ad impressions served.

Learn more about Ads Marketplace and start running a campaign.

Top Podcasts to Listen to Before Bed

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About one in seven adults has chronic insomnia. And, up to one in four women have symptoms of insomnia. Podcasts have stepped in to fill the need for helping people unwind and get to sleep. They can be great for turning off the myriad thoughts that won’t stop after a busy day. Podcasters offer everything from meditations to calming bedtime stories, and the ever-growing popular genre of ASMR-trigger podcasts. We’ve compiled a wide-ranging list so you’re sure to find something you enjoy that will help you relax before bed.

Check out our complete list in the Podbean app…just look for the “Podcasts Before Bed” topic.

Guided Sleep Meditations

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https://podcast.momentsofmagic.com/

Creative Whispers ASMR Podcast

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https://creativewhispers.podbean.com/

The Calm Kids Podcast

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https://calmkidspodcast.podbean.com/

Happiness Spells

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https://happinessspells.podbean.com/

The Meditation Podcast

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https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/y5pwf-2f0ed/The-Meditation-Podcast

Sleep With Me

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https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/quew8-36027/Sleep-With-Me-Podcast

Sleep Whispers

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https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/gwn43-3f672/Sleep-Whispers-Podcast

Sleep Meditation Podcast – ASMR Sleep Triggers

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https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/t2nnf-69b57/Sleep-Meditation-Podcast—ASMR-Sleep-Triggers—Calm-Nature-Sounds-and-Relaxing-Music

Deep Energy 2.0

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https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/3r29w-349c1/Deep-Energy-2.0—Music-for-Sleep-Meditation-Relaxation-Massage-and-Yoga-Podcast

Sleep with Silk: ASMR Triggers

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https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/cwy2m-3bd01/Sleep-with-Silk-ASMR-Triggers-Podcast

Nothing much happens; bedtime stories for grown-ups

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https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/kijdc-6b6d8/Nothing-much-happens-bedtime-stories-for-grown-ups-Podcast

Daily Meditation Podcast

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https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/xrtdg-5e122/Daily-Meditation-Podcast

Sleep and Relax ASMR

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https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/tvjti-4fcb7/Sleep-and-Relax-ASMR-Podcast

Stories from the Borders of Sleep

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https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/khsm6-358ce/Stories-from-the-Borders-of-Sleep-Podcast

Meditation Station by Stin Hansen

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https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/mpd6w-2f104/Meditation-Station-by-Stin-Hansen-Podcast

Meditation Minis Podcast

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https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/tcsw7-3abfb/Meditation-Minis-Podcast

Sleepy

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https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/p2p5c-6d2a2/Sleepy-Podcast

The Podbean Podcast App is Now Available on Apple CarPlay

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Wilmington, DE – March 20, 2019– Podbean has made it easier than ever to enjoy your favorite podcasts on-the-go. The Podbean app is now available on Apple CarPlay.

About CarPlay: Available on select cars, Apple CarPlay is a smarter, safer way to use your phone in the car. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, listen to music and podcasts, all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road. Just connect your phone and go.

CarPlay supports Siri voice controls or works with the touchscreen or car’s controls. So, you can safely and easily navigate the Podbean app to discover and play podcasts. You may not even mind being stuck in traffic anymore!

If you are a podcaster, make sure to share the good news with your listeners so they know how convenient it is to use the Podbean app while on the road.

Podcasts to Celebrate International Women’s Day

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8th. The theme this year is #BalanceforBetter. International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first​ ​IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland.

In celebration of this day and #BalanceforBetter, we’re highlighting some podcasts that celebrate women, highlight important women’s and gender parity issues and empower us all!

The Broad Experience Podcast

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Women’s experiences at work can be challenging, rewarding, and downright ugly – sometimes in the same week. The Broad Experience sparks candid conversations about women, men, careers, and success.

Fierce Girls

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From athletes to aviators, scientists to spies, this podcast tells the inspiring tales of some of Australia’s most extraordinary women.

Unladylike

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Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin (formerly of Stuff Mom Never Told You) share stories from rule-breakin’ ladies, tackle important questions and offer a solid dose of delightful feminist rage.

The Waves: Gender, Relationships, Feminism

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A weekly conversation about news and culture examined through the lens of gender and feminism. Join the hosts—including Invisibilia co-host Hanna Rosin, New York magazine’s Noreen Malone, Slate Podcasts’ June Thomas, Slate staff writer Christina Cauterucci, Topic’s Anna Holmes, and audio producer Veralyn Williams—for frank discussions about the ways gender shapes everything.

The History Chicks

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Women have been pushed to the fringes of significant cultural, scientific, and political achievements for a long time. The History Chicks aims to correct that imbalance and ensure that the legacies of amazing women are remembered today and in the future.

This is just the start…check out the Podbean app’s topic “Women’s Day” for a wide array of podcasts to help celebrate!