Members Only Private Podcast – Enhance Your Memberships

You can further enhance their memberships by creating exclusive a member-only private podcast for your members.  This allows you to continue monetizing your content while you give members even more of what they love. As a new medium to turn to, it can also let your members listen offline, and let you keep track of how your members engage with your content.

1.  How Can I Use Private Podcasting For My Extra Content?

People who consume content love to see extra, behind-the-scenes content  and exclusive content that non-membership having fans don’t have access to.  By offering access to an exclusive members only private podcast, you’re giving your fans more ways to become immersed in your content.  Having members-only exclusive content is also a great way to attract new members.  

You might already have some of this content on hand.  Did you do an interview and write an article that only covered part of it?  Release the entire recording as a podcast episode. Have extra content on a certain topic, or dive deeper on a topic that you’ve covered?  Release it as a podcast episode. Utilize the content that you have on hand and might have cut before, allowing you to make the most of the work that you’ve already done while providing your members with more of the content they enjoy.

2. How Can I Integrate This With My Current Subscriptions?

Your current membership options may have various pricing tiers and rewards (different amounts per month, or tiers for specific time lengths) to choose from, so your members can decide their level of contribution.  With the addition of a members only private podcast, you can give access to different channels for different tiers, with each tier producing its own audio and video content.  

Build your membership podcasts into your existing tiers at certain price points, or have it as its own tier.  By offering it as part of your paid memberships, your members will be willing to pay for a higher tier to access this exclusive content.  

3. What Benefits Are There To Using Audio and Video Formats?

Whether it’s through Apple CarPlay or through the Podbean app on any mobile device, podcasts are mobile by nature and travel in ways that other media can’t.  Your exclusive content can now be experienced and consumed without binding your member to just one task at a time. Choose from audio and video podcasts to ensure that your content is explored and covered in the medium that best suits the topic.  

Podcasting also allows for offline listening.  It’s frustrating to have unreliable internet connections disrupting the engagement of your content, but by allowing your members the option to download and listen offline means that they can access it anywhere without worrying about interruption.  

4. What Podcasting Tools Can I Use To Enhance My Memberships?

With a members only exclusive podcast, you want to ensure that you’re giving them content they’re the most interested in.  With our Engagement Intel tools, see what content your members listen to the most and tailor your content to increase their level of engagement.  This also allows you to see opportunities to improve on content that’s not getting as much interaction as other content.  

You can also set expiration dates on time-sensitive content utilizing tools like Podbean’s Time Bomb service, which allows you to content just for your members for certain periods.  No longer do you have to worry about someone trying to use a coupon or discount code that’s expired – once you’ve set it to expire, the content gets removed.

5. How Can I Keep This Content Members-Only?

Security is a prime concern when it comes to any of your content, let alone your exclusive private podcast.  You want to ensure that only your members get access to your exclusive content in your private podcast – but how do you ensure that access is granted to only them?

SSO (Single Sign On) allows your members to use the same login credentials they use for your other content, so there’s no need to create new passwords or seperate emails.  This ensures that only members you’ve approved can access your exclusive content.

Your members enjoy your content on its own, but there are always ways to increase its impact.  By including an exclusive private podcast for your members, give them something extra to look forward to while giving yourself another way to monetize the content you’ve worked so hard on.

Podcast Network – Why Should I Start One?

Running many shows involves a lot of moving parts, especially when you’ve decided to turn your collection of shows into a podcast network.  There are added benefits to running a podcast network – especially when it comes to keeping your content organized and accessible.    

Why You Should Starting a Podcast Network

1. Multiple Channels

With all the shows that are part of your podcast network, you want to make sure that your shows organized in their own place.  Even if you’re very specific on the topics you offer in your network, you still want a way to organize your content so listeners can choose to listen to one particular topic over another.

Utilize different channels for your shows in your podcast network. You allow yourself another schema by which you can keep your shows in line.  This also allows your listeners to tune it to the show they’re looking for. Your listeners won’t have to sort through other topics to find just the episodes they want.  Even if your content is uniform in topic, you can still benefit from organizational tools.

2. Unlimited Storage and Unmetered Bandwidth

You’ve got a lot of content, and you want to make sure that it’s accessible to anyone and everyone.  But that can’t happen with caps on how much storage you have and how much bandwidth you have access to.

Podbean offers unlimited storage and unmetered bandwidth. Use as much as you need without worrying about overage fees. Your content won’t get deleted or lose quality as the month progresses.  

3. Dynamic Ad Insertion Tools

With a network, you have sponsors and advertising – you sometimes even run ads for one show on another show for the cross-promotional angle.  But manually going into each episode and inserting your ads can get tedious, and there may be other, more pressing matters at hand that you and your employees need to take care of.

Utilize dynamic ad insertion tools. You can upload your ad, set the time stamp, and have it inserted in all your uploaded episodes.  Or have it set to upload into any episodes as you post them. With something like Podbean’s PodAds service, you can set a start and end date to your advertising campaigns. You can also have different campaigns running alongside each other, monetize your back episodes, and so much more.

4. Find New Sponsors

Sponsorships for your podcast can be extremely beneficial. They can help you monetize (and even cross promote in many cases) your podcasts.  There are elements to finding sponsors that are time-consuming and take your attention away from other elements of producing content.  Often times, sponsorships are negotiated via communication (email, web form submissions, etc). However, there are ways that you can ease this process and be paired with sponsors to help your show.  

By taking advantage of a tool such as Podbean’s Ad Marketplace your podcast network shows are placed at the attention of dozens of different sponsors.  It’s a free, simple way to earn money using Podbean’s platform. Best of all, you can join Podbean’s Ads Marketplace for free.  You are notified when your podcast has been selected for a campaign, but you can also opt out at any time. 

You’ve put a lot of work into your shows, and making the decision to create a podcast network.  By utilizing the tools and services offered, you can take advantage of the benefits and keep your content organized and accessible.  

5 Ways Podcasts In Education Can Enhance Your Learning Environment

By using podcasts for education, you can offer a new learning system that benefits mobile and non-traditional students, while providing long-distance learning opportunities to those that wouldn’t otherwise have them.  It can also provide room for extra content, teaching aids for traveling or otherwise absent teachers, and a new learning style that benefits all learning styles.

People crave knowledge the way they crave a good meal or a warm bed.  From questioning “why the sky is blue?” to “how does centrifugal force work?”, we’re constantly questioning and learning about everything.  Education is a cornerstone of our society, and with the leaps and bounds we’ve made with modern technology, we can rework the way it fits into our lives.

1. Mobility

It’s easy to picture the average college student as someone who goes to campus, attends class all day, and then returns home to study or go to work.  However, According to statistics from the AASCU, nontraditional students were practically the norm – hitting as high as 86% in 2010.  In the past decade, the numbers have shown that older students with careers and families are a huge college campus demographic. 

Even beyond the classroom, people desire knowledge.  In the last ten years, modern mediums such as YouTube channels have highlighted a desire for a mobile, audiovisual solution that can often be devoted to educating everyone on a wide range of topics from sewing and changing tires to astrophysics and complex mathematical theories.  

People aren’t bound to classrooms, so their access to knowledge shouldn’t be either.  By introducing podcasts in education, you provide a mobile way for people to learn, no matter the topic or skill level.  With just a few clicks, they can play and pause at their leisure and let the podcast work with their schedule, instead of trying to work their learning around it.  Options are available for iOS and Android, and allow integration with Alexa devices and Apple Carplay, meaning that your podcast is reachable no matter where your listeners are at.

2. Audio and Video Podcasts

Certain areas of study my benefit from either an audio or video explanation.  There are also people who learn better being shown over just hearing the explanation.  While you try to adapt a teaching style that benefits everyone, there’s always a chance that someone is going to get confused or not properly understand the material.

With video and audio podcast hosting, you can create podcasts for education in the format that best fits the content you’re teaching.  Create content to approach topics from another direction to add nuance and additional material to ensure that any and all students understand the subject.  

3. Philanthropy Opportunities 

Universities, schools, and other educational programs often offer philanthropy and crowd-funding opportunities as a way for their community to give back to a program that provided them with a valuable education.  

Built-in crowdfunding tools such as Podbean’s Patron Program and Premium Podcasts allow listeners to donate to your podcast.  Using these built in crowdfunding tools, you can create a platform to crowdfund special projects that couldn’t be otherwise accomplished.  

4. Cost-Effective Tools 

Educators often find themselves in the situation of wanting to provide the best education with the best tools, but not having the funds to provide for said tools.  Some teachers have even been known to crowdfund for necessary tools like paper, glue, and markers.  

There are various price options for budgets of all shapes and sizes.  No surprise fees means that predictable pricing and works well into cost planning for the school semester or year.  With the added benefit of being able to record straight from the Podbean app, anyone – no matter the time, place, or monetary constraints – can easily record and publish a podcast.   

5. Keeping Track With Private Podcast Options

If you want to make your educational podcasts available only to your students, as well as keep your content sorted and your classes organized, you may want to consider our private podcast solution.  

With our private podcasting solution, you can easily sort students into groups and set access to one channel or multiple according to what classes your students are enrolled in.  Have a student that’s in two of your classes at the same time? Grant them access to both podcast channels at the same time.

Our User Engagement intel can help you gain insight into how your students interact with the content.  You can review your student’s engagement with your podcasts such as plays, replays and where they’re pausing.  With this, see who’s accessing the material and opportunities to expand on topics the class or course may be having trouble with.

Education and knowledge are highly valued, but sometimes there are roadblocks when it comes to going through the educational system in a world full of variables like jobs and families.  But using podcasts for education, you can help ease the roadblocks and let everyone – no matter what they do at home – access the knowledge to move forward in life.

2020 Presidential Candidates’ Podcasts

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Podcasting has made it all the way to the top…the president! Both former and current presidents and presidential candidates are sharing their messages and stories in podcast format.

As the 2020 presidential race heats up, Podbean has put together a list of podcasts from the current presidential candidates. We pulled what we could find from the notable declared candidates, but if you know of others we invite you to contact us to add them to the list. Not all the podcasts are current, so we’ve listed the last episode date for those. We also included a few non-official podcasts covering the specific candidates.

We hope to see more presidential candidates share their messages via podcast, and updating their podcasts from the campaign trail. Of course, you can also find the presidential candidates being interviewed regularly on a wide range of podcasts and tune into podcasts covering the campaigns and elections. We’ll share a future topic with some of those podcast recommendations.

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.

Bernie Sanders

Hear the Bern

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The current podcast by presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and campaign press secretary Briahna Joy Gray “about the people, stories, and ideas that are driving this political revolution”.

The Bernie Sanders Show

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Bernie Sanders’ previous podcast, designed to help people “stay informed on the political revolution, our focus in the fight for a progressive agenda and how Bernie and others are fighting back against the Trump administration”.

Donald J. Trump

Donald J Trump Podcast

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The new official podcast of President Donald J. Trump, with commentaries, news insights, interviews, news updates and live recordings from Trump campaign rallies.

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Biden’s Briefing

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Former Vice President and 2020 Presidential candidate Joe Biden looks to the news across the nation that’s sparking conversation, sharing the articles and opinions that he’s reading and might be of interest to you. Last episode: October 2018.

Cory Booker

Lift Every Voice

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U.S. Senator and 2020 Presidential candidate Cory Booker talks with grassroots activists, stakeholders, and organizers who are overcoming injustices and making positive change in their communities. Lift Every Voice is dedicated to shining a light on overlooked issues of injustice and inequality and sharing inspiring stories of change. Last episode: February 2019.

Podcasts about the Candidates

Pete Buttigieg

Good Guy Pete Buttigieg

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A relatively new podcast following South Bend, Indiana mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on his journey across the nation, from the “South Bend perspective”.

2020 Election: Meet The Candidates

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British host Paul Duddridge wants to talk to every candidate in the 2020 Presidential race. The show features interviews with the candidates and key players, columnists and data analysts.

Trump Watch

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Hosted by Jon Wiener, contributing editor at The Nation, this podcast explores what is happening in Trump’s White House and various opposition perspectives.

The Trump Report Podcast

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A whole show dedicated to focusing on the presidency and the Trump Administration. Join host Christian Bladt for weekly news, announcements and possible scandals surrounding President (and 2020 incumbent candidate) Trump, including news from the campaign trail.

New Apple Podcasts Categories: Updated in Podbean

As you may have heard, Apple Podcasts has announced new podcast categories. You can view the detailed list of updated categories and information from Apple here. Apple will be rolling these out in the coming weeks. Therefore, Podbean has updated the available category options in the Podbean dashboard to reflect these changes in Apple Podcasts.

What do I need to do to update my categories for Apple Podcasts?

Go into your Podbean settings to review your channel category and the full list of options. Log into your Podbean account and go to Settings→”Channel Category”. To change your category, select your preferred category and click the “Update Options” button at the bottom. This will make the appropriate changes to your feed, which will be picked up by Apple and implemented as they do their roll out later.

If you’re starting a new podcast, you can now submit feeds in Podcasts Connect with the updated category values. So, simply follow the normal steps for setting up your podcast and submitting to Apple Podcasts.

Additional categories: You can also go to Settings–>Feed/iTunes and find iTunes: Categories to choose a 2nd and 3rd Apple Podcasts category. Please note as per Apple’s documentation: “Although you can specify more than one category and subcategory in your RSS feed, Apple Podcasts only recognizes the first category and subcategory.”

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the Podbean Support team.

Using Private Podcasts For Training and Internal Communication – VMware

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While there’s nothing wrong with newsletters, emails, and group conference calls, some companies like VMWare have taken a step further and implemented internal podcasts for communication and training purposes.  

According to Marty Boyzuck, Director of Enablement Technology Architecture & Design of VMWare, it’s not a new concept.  Out of all the careers he’s had and places he’s worked, several things led him to use private podcasting through audio and video podcasting.

“One was a great experience I had in a past life working, actually, with a group in HP Software, where we had done – and this was many years ago – we had done kind of an internal version of podcasting . . . very manual, very difficult, we weren’t able to leverage ease of publishing and the simplicity that you get on a podcasting platform like Podbean, you had to do it all manually.  We had great success in the field with our audience.  

“And as I moved into the world here at VMWare, we’d been pushing this agenda for many years and finally got the right combination of people who believed in the need for greater and better communication, as well as a little extra budget available for one quarter.  We got to try the pilot and, as expected, it was as successful with the field as we want it to be, and it’s just kind of grown from there.”

VMware creates their podcasts on a quarterly system, according to Marty, to allow for the fact that not everyone can sit down at the same time to listen, especially when employees are traveling or out of the office.  

“Our learning management system and our other communications tools really didn’t have a good offline playback experience available within them.  So as people, especially this technical audience that does a lot of traveling, you know, they’re not able to sit down and take their training or review information when they’re on a plane.  Whereas everyone else loads up some podcasts to have available for their plane ride, you get to enjoy episodes while you’re logging miles. So it was really the fact that we couldn’t deliver the training they were asking for in any other way, other than the podcast-type solution.”

As a leading tech company, one of their biggest concerns was with privacy – after all, they work with enterprise-level operating systems, and even a small leak could be devastating to their entire company.

“Of course this content had to be secure.  So that was the big piece that really drove us to Podbean is that ability to have a SSO-authenticated verification before people are able to download and consume this content.  So it was really driven by the audience themselves.”

His advice for companies that are considering starting their own internal podcasts?

“In my opinion, the key is finding the passionate amateur, the prosumer in the audience that wants to take it to the next level, and give them enough budget to get the Adobe studio, to get a decent microphone and a mixer if you need to, and just show them how to use it.  I think that’s the key to really building up podcast culture and keeping it going, is finding people that really want to take it on, and give them what they need to make it happen.” 

Podcasts are another tool at your disposal to enhance training and communications in your company.  Check out our interview with Marty on Podcasting Smarter, and learn more about utilizing podcasts for corporate training and internal communications.

Keep Your Internal Podcast Secure

Privacy is a major concern no matter who you are, but in the era of data leaks and bot accounts, people are getting more invested in how they secure their information online.  This includes private and internal podcasts. In order to privatize them, you need the necessary level of security to ensure that only the intended users can access your content.

There are different methods of securing your private podcast with varying degrees of privacy and security.  One trivial method of podcast privatizing is scrambling your Feed URL. By scrambling the URL of your episode, the likelihood of a non-intended user discovering and accessing your podcast greatly decreases.  However, while a scrambled URL makes your podcast difficult to discover, it should be noted a scrambled URL does not usually require a username and password to access, therefore making it accessible to anyone who has the link.  As an example, if someone emails and/or texts the scrambled URL to someone outside of the company or posts it online somewhere (forum, social media, etc.), anyone who clicks that link can now access that content.

Furthermore, scrambling the feed URL does not provide a digital footprint back to the person who shared it, so accountability is difficult to enforce. This needs to be a point to consider when thinking about how accessible you want your podcast to be.  

A more secure solution for protecting your private podcast is to have your feed URL accessible only by password and email.  Podbean’s private podcasting solution ensures that your private episodes are truly inaccessible via a public link and needs a username and password to access your content.  Once your private podcast is published, each episode file is moved to secure storage and will require a pair of email and password to access.   

Podbean’s private podcasting solution also allows you to integrate your company’s Single Sign On (SSO) login.  Users can use SSO login to access your private podcast on Podbean Podcast App, your white label App, or your Podbean podcast website.  Podbean’s intuitive interface and powerful admin tools make revoking access to your private podcast as easy as removing the user from your member list.  Once their access is revoked, they can no longer access your content.  

When it comes to private podcasts, you could be using them for a school group, internal communications for a company, or as a private community looking to share information without other people intruding on your content.  By understanding the security and privacy measures that are available to you, you can decide which one works best for your privacy needs.

Top Podbean True Crime Podcasts

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A Selection of Podbean Podcasts for True Crime Fans

True crime fans rejoice! The unparalleled worldwide success of true crime podcast Serial has spurred a continued boom in similar podcasts. Along with the overall growth in podcast listening, true crime podcasts lead the way as some of the most downloaded podcasts.

What makes true crime podcasts so popular?

True crime, like many other types of podcasts, really comes down to compelling storytelling. True crime brings in elements of suspense, mystery, psychology, law and more. The stories we hear in true crime may at times be horrific, but they are also stories of human nature in all its diversity. The stories cut across culture and time.

You can now find a huge range of crime podcasts, from deep investigative journalism of unsolved cases to true crime comedy. Podcasters have created some specific to place (for example, our list below includes a couple of podcasts focused on Canadian crimes and one from the U.S. south), covering one type of crime, or an aspect of crime such as psychology and profiling. Others tie in movies or pop culture based on true crimes.

Whatever you like, there’s a podcast out there for you. Even podcast listeners who don’t consider themselves true crime fans may just get hooked with all these options.

Check out Podbean’s pick of some of the best podcasts for true crime fans from our Podbean family of podcasts:

True Crime Garage

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Each week Nic & The Captain get in the garage and talk true crime and drink beer.

True Crime Guys

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True crime with two Sin City smart-asses. We dissect compelling crimes, everything from small happenings to the worlds most notorious killers. Interesting conversation and speculation as well as the occasional of-the-wall theory, is sure to ensue.

Bloody Murder – A True Crime Podcast

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2019 Finalist Best Independent True Crime & 2019 Finalist Popular Vote – Australian Podcast Awards. Barney Black and Tara Sariban discuss the dark details of lesser know true crime stories from Australia and around the world. As avid listeners of true crime podcasts they aim to add to the conversation by talking about murders that haven’t been done to death on other shows. Their humor comes from some rather unusual places but never at the expense of the victims or their families.

True Crime and Mysteries

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True Crime and Mysteries is a podcast investigating missing persons cases and bringing awareness to them.

36 Times- Canadian True Crime

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A podcast featuring all things criminally Canadian, as told by two ladies. New episodes biweekly!

True Crime Story Time

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True Crime Story Time Podcast, bringing you all things true crime. Because every story has a message…

Bless this Mess: A Southern True Crime Podcast

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Podcast covering murder, mystery, and mayhem with a southern twist!

Texas True Terrors Podcast

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Podcast comparing Texas movies and the true crimes they are based on.

Nordic True Crime

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Nordic True Crime is a bi-weekly podcast covering a wide range of real crimes from the dark and frozen countries of northern Europe.

Going West: True Crime

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Heath and Daphne discuss haunting details of different disappearance and murder cases week by week.

Profile Matters: True Crime, and Psychology

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Profile matters is a podcast that covers a wide range of things from crimes and psychology, we interview doctors, criminal profilers, detectives, authors, and even killers, our podcast is for research and educational purposes.

Murderific True Crime Podcast

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Hosted by Bern from the state of Maine, USA, topics include serial killers, mass murderers, unsolved cases and the missing. EXECUTING PODCASTS ONE CRIME AT A TIME.

Secrets True Crime

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Serial podcast about the disappearance of Susan Osborne and her 14-year-old son, Evan Chartrand.

Our True Crime Podcast

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This podcast focuses on bizzare, lesser known crime cases from around the globe delivered with respect, a bit of humor and a smidge of song. Everything you’ve come to love from Jen and Cam.

This is Not a Dream: A True Crime Podcast

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True crime lovers Joy and Heather bring you stories of real life nightmares

Based on a True Crime

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BASED ON A TRUE CRIME is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect.

True Crime Girls

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Partners in True Crime

Murder, Myth & Mystery

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3 friends get together to talk about their favorite subjects: Murder, Myth & Mystery.

Murder Was The Case

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Criminologist Lee Mellor discusses the darkest, most perverse, bestial crimes known to man. You can’t handle it. Tap out now.

This Is Murder Podcast

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Aphrodite Jones and Jessie Buttafuoco look death in the eye with a no-holds-barred attitude and a side of dark humor. Listener discretion is advised.

Yours in Murder

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A forensic scientist and a journalist talk into a mic…

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Investigative podcast: After 40 years of secrets, a celebrated Southern city is reckoning with its dark past.

See No, Hear No, Speak No: UFOs, Conspiracies, and Murder

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A show where two guys with absolutely zero authority to do so, talk about the unexplained, the very explained and the not quite totally explainable. In a way that will almost certainly convince you that you’re not listening to two dudes with far reaching interest in the occult, alien abductions, true crime and all the things crazy people want you to think is true but probably isn’t, speculating wildly.

Hometown Murder Tour Podcast

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Two Friends. One Car. True Crime.

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A podcast dedicated to giving you your weekly fix of Canadian true crimes. This podcast is hosted by two home-grown Canadian friends: Tay, and Nikki.

Want more great podcast recommendations? Check out all our recommendation posts, and download the Podbean app for new topics and hot podcasts delivered right to your phone.

Submit Your Podcast To Podcast Directories

There are many podcast directories where people can listen, subscribe and interact with podcasts.  We’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular podcast directories and instructions on how to submit your podcast to them.  Click on each header to view your specific submission instructions.

How To Submit Your Podcast To Apple Podcasts and iTunes

How To Submit Your Podcast To Spotify 

How To Submit Your Podcast To Google Play

How To Submit Your Podcast To Google Podcasts

How To Submit Your Podcast To Podbean App

How To Submit Your Podcast To iHeartRadio

How To Upload Your Podcast To YouTube

How To Submit Your Podcast To Pandora

How To Submit Your Podcast To Stitcher

How To Submit Your Podcast To TuneIn


How To Submit Your Podcast To Apple Podcasts or iTunes

1. Publish at least one episode with an iTunes supported file format.  You may check how to publish a podcast here and which file formats are supported in iTunes here.

2. Set your Podcast title, description , category and logo in your Podbean account “Settings” page.  Pay close attention to the title, description and author fields. The iTunes Store uses these fields for search.  Your Podbean channel logo will be used in iTunes as your podcast cover art. The logo image must meet the iTunes specifications: cover art must be in the JPEG or PNG file format with appropriate file extensions (.jpg, .png), and in the RGB color space with a minimum size of 1400 x 1400 pixels and a maximum size of 3000 x 3000 pixels, 72 dpi. Read more about specifications for podcasts on iTunes.

3. Get your podcast RSS feed by going to Settings->Feed/iTunes in your Podbean dashboard. At the top, you will see “Your RSS feed” (http://yourname.podbean.com/feed/). This is the information you need for iTunes.

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4. Go to the iTunes store (you will need to login or create an iTunes store account), go to “Podcasts” and on the right sidebar, you will see a list of items including “Submit a Podcast”. Click there and you will be redirected to Podcasts Connect (or go directly to https://podcastsconnect.apple.com) , Apple’s podcast management area. You will have to login with your Apple ID. You can view and manage all the podcasts you’ve submitted here.

Click on the “+” button the submit a new podcast feed. Validate and submit.You can check the status of your iTunes submission in Podcasts Connect.

Once you register your podcast with iTunes, you will get an iTunes feed ID which you can input back into your Feed/iTunes settings in Podbean. Your podcast will be automatically updated by iTunes afterwards.

*Please note that there are sometimes delays with iTunes updating, which we cannot control. If you have subscribers in iTunes, they will get your latest podcast but there may be slight delays in it showing up in iTunes.


How To Submit Your Podcast To Spotify 

1.  Log into your Podbean account and go to the ‘Settings’->’Social Share’ page. Then click the ‘Connect to Spotify’ button. This feature is available for all unlimited and above accounts.

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2. You should agree to Spotify terms and conditions before submission. Please select a primary country for your podcast (this is used by Spotify’s system; it should be the main country/where most of your listeners are located). 

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Once you agree to Spotify terms and conditions, your podcast gets submitted to Spotify’s system. When your podcast is up on Spotify, we will send you an email with the Spotify URL for your podcast.

*Currently, Spotify does not support video or mixed media podcast feed. Your podcast is eligible for automatic submission via Podbean if you have an unlimited or above hosting account, once you have at least five episodes published.


How To Submit Your Podcast To Google Play

You need to have at least 1 episode published and have the appropriate tags set up in Podbean: <title>, <itunes author> or <googleplay author>, and <itunes email> or <googleplay email> (Podbean supports the iTunes tags, which work for both iTunes and Google Play). Login to google and “add a podcast”. If you don’t know your RSS, simply go to Settings→Feed/iTunes in your Podbean dashboard. At the top you will see “Your RSS feed” (http://yourname.podbean.com/feed/).

After submitting your RSS feed, you will need to “confirm email” (via the email in the RSS feed). Check for the email from Google and click on the “verify ownership” button (or use the code provided if the direct link doesn’t work). You will then be brought to a page to review the information pulled from your RSS feed. Check your artwork, title, description, and episodes there to confirm and click “publish podcast”.

Your show is now submitted and will be reviewed. You will receive an approval or rejection notice to the associated email address. If you have any problems, contact Podbean support for additional help.


How To Submit Your Podcast To Google Podcasts

If you have a podcast and website (which you automatically do if you’re hosted with Podbean!), you can likely already be found there. If you’ve never submitted your Podbean site to Google search indexing before, you can submit it here

Once Google has added your site into the search index,  you can visit here to generate a direct link to your podcast in the Google app or preview how your podcast will look in Google search results.

Here’s more information on Google’s requirements, plus tools and information on how you can make sure your feed is indexed or register it, if it is not showing up currently.

Fortunately, we’ve made things easy by taking care of the requirements for you if you host with Podbean! We’ve made updates to all Podbean sites so they meet the requirements. If you host with Podbean and use the Podbean podcast site, your podcast will meet all the necessary requirements.

If you run your own web site, please follow Google’s instructions (read more in the link above) to add a “link” tag to your site’s home page. And, go to “Settngs”→”Feed/iTunes”->”Advanced Feed Settings” in your Podbean account to set your site url into the “Link URL in RSS2” field.

If you run your own web site, please follow Google’s instructions (read more in the link above) to add a “link” tag to your site’s home page. And, go to “Settngs”→”Feed/iTunes”->”Advanced Feed Settings” in your Podbean account to set your site url into the “Link URL in RSS2” field.


How To Submit Your Podcast To Podbean App

Podbean users with Podbean paid plans are automatically in the directory after 24 hours. For Podbean free accounts, you must verify your account first to be included in the directory. The verification steps will appear in your Podbean account’s dashboard 15 days after your account is created. Your podcast will appear in the Podbean Directory within 24 to 48 hours. Here are the detailed instructions to submit your podcast manually:

1. Go to http://www.podbean.com. Scroll down to the bottom of the page. Click on “Submit your podcast”.

2. You’ll be directed to the login page. Log into or sign up for a Podbean account (no cost for a free account).

3. Fill in your podcast feed and click on “Submit”. Follow the steps as instructed.

If you are already in the Podbean directory but have not yet claimed your listing, simply go to the listing page and click “claim listing” on the left. This will ensure you are notified of comments and other opportunities.


How To Submit Your Podcast To iHeartRadio

  1. Log into your Podbean account.
  2. On the left hand column, go to Settings: Feed – iTunes. 
  3. Take down your RSS Feed.  You’ll need this to submit to iHeartRadio.
  4. Go to https://www.iheart.com/content/submit-your-podcast/ in your browser. 
  5. Fill in all of the required information here, then press submit.  
  6. Your podcast has now been submitted to iHeartRadio.  You should recieve an e mail when your podcast is available on iHeartRadio or with any further feedback.  

How To Upload Your Podcast To YouTube

1. Go to “Social Share” in your Podbean dashboard and connect to YouTube. A pop up window will ask you to log in to your account and give permission to YouTube; click “allow”.

Allow Social Share to Youtube

2. When you publish a podcast episode, you will now have YouTube included in the “share” section. Your episode will be shared to the networks you have connected, including YouTube. You can click any of these to turn them off if you do not wish that episode to be shared to a particular social network. Episodes will typically take about 10 minutes to display on YouTube.

Social Share in Episode Editor

The YouTube video title will be your Podbean episode title. Your show logo will be the static image for audio files. You can see all your videos, including any shared podcast episodes, under “My Channel” in YouTube.

*Please note, for content over 15 minutes in length, YouTube requires verification. You will see a note in your Podbean account; simply click the link and follow YouTube’s steps. If you have previously published the file to YouTube, they will block it from being published again (and you will get an email to this effect).


How To Submit Your Podcast To Pandora

Last updated : August 16, 2019

  1. Log into your Podbean account.
  2. On the left hand column, go to Settings: Feed – iTunes. 
  3. Take down your RSS Feed.  You’ll need this to submit to Pandora.
  4. In your browser, go to https://www.ampplaybook.com/podcasts/ and click “Get Started”.
  5. Log in with your Pandora account.  If you don’t have one yet, click Register For Free” to make one.  
  6. Type your RSS Feed link, then click next. You should receive a mini preview of your podcast’s RSS feed.  Fill out the required information, then click Next.  
  7. Note that Pandora asks for many extra bits of information, such as social media links, amounts of episodes, and various information about your podcasts file type, so it will be helpful to have this information handy before submitting.  
  8. Your podcast has now been submitted to Pandora.  Independent podcast submissions are reviewed and approved individually.  Please allow 4-6 weeks for Pandora to review your podcast.

How To Submit Your Podcast To Stitcher

Stitcher is an on-demand Internet radio service that focuses on news and information radio and podcasts.   In this video, we’ll go over how to submit your podcast to Stitcher.  

Log into your Podbean account.

1. On the left hand column, go to Settings: Feed – iTunes. 

2. Take down your RSS Feed.  You’ll need this to submit to Stitcher.

3. Go to https://www.stitcher.com/content-providers.  You’ll need to create an account with Stitcher as a Content Provider, so fill out the provider name, e mail, and password fields here.  Then click continue.  

4. Type in your information here, agree to Stitcher’s Terms and conditions, then click agree.  

5. Fill in the fields required fields here.  Type in your RSS feed URL from Podbean in the RSS Feed URL text box.  Stitcher asks for information such as your Twitter handle, Facebook, average listener count, and keywords that will help Stitcher listeners find your podcast, so it’ll be important to have this information ready.  

6. Click the checkbox, then press Continue.  If everything looks correct, click Submit Podcast.  Your Podcast has now been submitted to Stitcher. You should receive an e mail shortly that your podcast has been received for review.  Please note that Stitcher states that it can take up to five days to approve or decline your podcast. You should receive a second e mail once your podcast has been approved.  


How To Submit Your Podcast To TuneIn

  1. Log into your Podbean account.
  2.  On the left hand column, go to Settings: Feed – iTunes. 
  3. Take down your RSS Feed.  You’ll need this to submit to TuneIn.
  4. Go to https://help.tunein.com/contact/add-podcast-S19TR3Sdf
  5. Fill out the required information in this submission form.  Type in your RSS feed from Podbean in the XML/RSS Feed URL text box. 
  6. Once you’ve filled in all of the fields, click the Agree to Terms and Conditions checkbox, then click Send e mail.  TuneIn moderates each podcast submission, which can take one to ten days to approve or decline. You should receive an e mail from TuneIn when your podcast has been approved. 

5 Ways An Enterprise Podcast Solution Can Help Improve Your Internal Communications

Communication is the beating heart of any company.  Whether it’s the company-wide newsletter informing everyone about new policy changes, or it’s the new product release briefing, communication is how your employees learn new information, form bonds, and align around company goals.

Podcasts can do more than entertain – they can inform and educate in a medium built to be mobile and accessible.   They offer a way to organize your communications into channels with specific accesses and provide opportunities for your employees to share their knowledge (with approval from admins appointed by you, of course).  

How?  

1. Mobility

According to BlogIn, out of the 80% of the workforce that’s not bound to a desk in the office, only 13% of them feel engaged at work.  Of the 2.7 million people working away from a desk, 84% of them don’t feel as though they’re receiving attention and engagement from top management, and 75% feel they don’t get informed about new policies and company goals.

With so many roles in your company, some of your workers might not always be at their desk.  Some might work from home, some might work remotely from other cities, and some might travel frequently.  Podcasting combines the portability and group-focused nature of email while combining the personability and hands-on take of a phone call.

By using podcasts for internal communications, your employees have the same level of access across the board, no matter where they’re working.  And it’s in a format that allows them to get informed while doing things like traveling, commuting, or working from home.  

2. Group Content 

There are occasions that call for company-wide communication, but you’ve also got department-specific information that would clog up the feeds of all your other employees.  Instead of getting straight to the information they need, they’ll have to search for it through your memo or newsletter.

Podbean’s Enterprise Podcasting Solution for internal communication lets you organize your employees into groups, and grant access to certain podcast channels created specifically for their role.  Got information just for the Marketing team? Give them access to only the Marketing podcasts. Do your Sales and Marketing teams need to understand the same content? Give them access to both the Sales channel and Marketing channels.  

Your employees won’t have to sort through a whole newsletter to find the information that is pertinent to them and their situation.  They get the right information in a timely manner, and in a way that lets them access the most up-to-date info available.  

3. Detailed Analytics Tools

One of the biggest concerns with dispensing information within your company is that people aren’t going to read it or access it.  There could be multiple reasons for this, but at the end of it all you won’t know unless they tell you, or an occasion arises that’s negatively impacted by their lack of information.  

Analytic tools offer you the chance to know how your employees engage with the podcast, if they’re stopping or skipping parts, and opportunities to expand on knowledge they might have difficulty with.  

Podbean’s analytic tools, such as User Engagement Intel, gives you insight into your podcast’s plays and replays, where someone stops or skips, and how they listened – all while providing optimum privacy and anonymity.  

4. Collaborative Team Tools

Regardless of the size of your company, it can be difficult for a single person to create all of the internal communication while balancing their other responsibilities to your business.  Collaborative efforts for your internal communications podcasts can create unique opportunities, such as marketing information straight from the marketing team.

Using tiered admin roles, your employees can submit content for review.  Admins appointed by you can edit and approve this content for publication.  This gives your employees a chance to take on responsibilities and leadership roles that prove their knowledge of the company and their role.  It also lets you delegate roles and responsibilities in a way that lets you stay in the loop while letting you focus on other tasks.

5. Audio and Video Podcasts

Having options to dispense information to your employees means that you can offer communication in different formats suited to the information.  Depending on the information and the environment that your employees are in, it might be more suitable to offer video in place of audio.  

With audio and video formats available for your podcast channels, you can offer information in the format that best suit the needs of your employees and the information.  Unlimited storage combined unmetered downloads and bandwidth means that there’s plenty of space for all your internal communication no matter the format.  

While there’s plenty of places to post videos online, keeping them both private and accessible to your employees can be an unnecessary struggle.  By opting to publish video content as an internal communications podcast, you can ensure that all employees – but just the employees – can access your content.

Communication is the bedrock of every company, and if it’s unstable or damaged then the rest of the structure will soon come down.  There are numerous ways to improve upon it, but using podcasts for internal communication has added benefits that lend to mobility, accessibility, and contributing and leadership opportunities.