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Fighting for Ukraine podcast

Fighting for Ukraine Podcast Determined to Continue in Its Mission

Journalist and Civilian Fighter, Yuriy Matsarsky, shares powerful stories from the frontlines of the Ukrainian resistance in his Podbean-hosted and sponsored podcast New York, NY (June 27, 2022) - Yuriy Matsarsky is a Ukrainian journalist turned civilian fighter against the Russian invasion on the democratic country of Ukraine. In this podcast he provides regular updates from the frontlines of the Ukrainian resistance and gives glimpses into daily life and what Ukranians are facing. Yuriy explains his thoughts at the beginning of the resistance: “As a journalist I thought, ‘You shouldn’t be involved in this. You should be watching from the sidelines.’ But the Ukrainian citizen part of me told me, ‘No, this doesn’t work anymore. You should protect your country, you should protect your loved ones, you should protect your freedom—you should protect your people.’” Podbean is proud to host this powerful example of journalism and storytelling through the accessible medium of podcasting. To help support Yuriy’s continued efforts, Podbean is providing in-kind sponsorship and seeking to spread the word to bring in continued funding for the project. Check out Fighting for Ukraine and make sure to subscribe for the latest updates.  Podbean held a special live interview event with Yuriy and producer Stevie Manns in March as part of Podbean's Storytelling Podcast Week live events. You can watch the interview here: Fighting For Ukraine: Live, Podcasting from the Frontlines. How You Can Support Fighting for Ukraine's Efforts Like most men in Ukraine, Yuriy has been separated from his family as he stays behind to defend the capital city of Kyiv. His family are now safely in Europe and he is trying to raise money to send them as they are now refugees in a foreign country. Yuriy also hopes to be able to carry forward this experience to work ...
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Defining podcast success

Defining Podcast Success

A successful podcast can mean many things; it’s up to the podcaster to define what success actually translates to for their podcast. Much like there are many reasons for starting a podcast, there are many ways to define success, but the journey is in finding what the proper definition of success is for you. “What does podcast success look like for me?” Defining what success means to you is crucial in creating a solid game plan to achieve those results. In a list of steps for starting a podcast, defining success and setting the goal you’re trying to reach for your podcast is step 0. Instead of phrasing your thought as, “I want to start a podcast to achieve my goal,” you should be thinking, “I want to achieve this goal, so I’ll start a podcast. Solidifying this is going to set the tone for your podcasting journey, as well as the choices you make. For example, let’s say your podcast is aimed at simply garnering a high download (or listener) count in a short amount of time. You may decide to funnel resources towards a heavy marketing campaign of advertising and cross promotion. In contrast, let’s say your podcast is aimed at an internal audience and is being used to communicate initiatives across a specific funnel of your workforce. Your podcast’s goal may be more focused towards your KPI in a specific vertical rather than focusing only on getting the highest amount of downloads. The Importance of Non Number-Based Goals The issue sometimes in setting goals is that it requires us to be specific about what we want, and in that specificity we may find that the goal we set is not actually a goal, but a step to our actual goals. If we keep the focus on that ...
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Stories of Pride storytelling podcast event

Stories of Pride: Podcast Storytelling Event from Podbean

Podbean brings podcasters and listeners together through livestreamed event focused on Stories of Pride New York, NY (June 21, 2022) - Podbean is excited to announce a panel of incredible voices, offering perspectives and insight from LGBTQIA+ podcasters, for their live storytelling event on June 28th, 2022. Stories of Pride will share different personalities and experiences within podcasting from the LGBTQIA++ community. Panelists will include: Anna DeShawn of The Qube Jace William and Dr. S, hosts of The Behind Closed Doors podcast (coming soon!) Nicholas McInerny of the Rainbow Dads podcast “At Podbean we're proud to celebrate the voices that showcase the lived experiences of our podcasters,” says David Xu, Podbean CEO. “We believe in the power podcasting has to bring more diverse stories to the world and our live storytelling events are a key way we help bring podcasters and listeners together.” Stories of Pride: Live Podcast Episode Tuesday, June 28th, 2022, 3 PM Eastern Online event (Livestreamed on Youtube and Linkedin) Cost: FREE Register here Don’t miss our upcoming events and some of our most popular events available for replay! Podbean is sponsoring and coordinating these events on their YouTube channel and Linkedin to make this content accessible to people all around the world. Participants can also register and follow all of Podbean’s events on Eventbrite. About Storytelling Podcast Week: Storytelling Podcast Week and its ongoing events consist of live-streamed podcast episodes, panels, story salons and sessions with recorded episodes showcasing the audio art that talented podcasters are creating. Utilizing Podbean’s live-streaming platform, the event offers listeners the opportunity to join the conversation and be part of the experience. To learn ...
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Podbean announces Group Recording function with The Podbean App

We’re excited to announce our newest release: Group Recording using the Podbean App! Group recording lets you record an audio podcast episode with co-hosts and guests by simply using the Podbean app. You can invite up to eight guests to join you during your recording. Once completed, you’ll receive both a single mp3 cloud recording for your whole session, as well as individual local recordings of you and each of your co-hosts. Traditionally,  the sound quality of each host and the overall recording in a remote interview or virtual recording decreases due to network issues. Podbean’s Group Recording function allows you to get clear, high quality individual recordings of each host, as these audio files are saved locally on each host’s smartphone. Your co-hosts recording audio quality is not affected by the internet connection. After the recording session is completed, you can get each speaker's local audio recording in your Podbean account media manager and merge them into a master file using your DAW audio software of choice.  Check out the video above, as well as our support articles below, to learn how to set up and record a group recording from your mobile device. iOS | Creating Group Recording Android | Creating Group Recording Also, before you begin, please ensure that you and every host have the Podbean App installed on their phones  and that you and your guests have created a Podbean account and have logged into the App.  Also for the best experience and audio quality, it’s recommended to use headphones and a mic.  If you have any questions, please contact our Support team anytime at help.podbean.com ...
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Podbean announces Winners The “Start Advertising On Podcasts” contest for 2022!

Podbean is excited to announce our winners “Start Advertising On Podcasts” contest for 2022! We created this exciting contest for podcasters to put together a creative audio ad about podcast advertising and Podbean’s Ads Marketplace. The goal was to let businesses and brands know they can easily start to advertise on podcasts via Podbean Ads Marketplace. Our winners are as follows: First Tier Michael Fleming
Podcast: Novice to Pro VO Second Tier Austin Okeke
Podcast:
The Talking Phoenix Ryan Fishman
Podcast: Classroom Brew Third Tier They're Not Shadows
Podcast:
They’re Not Shadows Noah Justxus
Podcast: Two Opinionated Seiara Seminova
Podcast: Behind The Stigma Fourth Tier Garan Baiseden
Podcast: The Pittsburgh Golf Hack Chris Blyth
Podcast: Caribou & Kräfta Connor Wack
Podcast: Online For Maintenance John Ashton
Podcast: The Approach Shot Congratulations to all of our winners! We would also like to extend a very special thank you to all of our participants who submitted their ads for our contest! Winners will be contacted via email this week regarding next steps ...
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top 5 ways to engage your audience

Top 5 Ways To Engage Your Audience

The lifeblood of your podcast is your audience. If you’re not able to engage your audience properly, your podcast may flounder and may fail to reach the standards you’ve set for it. But how do you properly engage your audience, and encourage their engagement with you? Here are five tips to increase your audience engagement. 1. Reply to Comments On The Air Your audience may comment on your show on Apple Podcast, Podbean, or other sources. They may even go so far as to tag you in their comments on Twitter or Facebook. This is a prime way to engage with your audience.

Pick some of your favorite comments, read them on your podcast, and comment back. Then, when you post about your show on social media, you can tag these listeners to let them know that you’re listening to them. You can also announce that you are doing this on your shows. The more you let people know how to get involved, the more they will! What does this do? It lets your listeners know that you’re listening to them in turn. Doing so allows your podcast to become more of a conversation than a lecture, and makes your audience feel more included in your content. By responding to your comments and promoting your listeners, you’re incentivising commenting on your podcast. This means that listeners are more likely to comment and engage with you, which will have many positive effects on you and your podcast. 2. Engage Your Audience in Chat Forums/Groups Social media is a great tool that helps you and your listeners to connect, but sometimes things can get lost in the shuffle, or you want to organize your chat space a bit more. This is where a forum or group can come in! Organizing a group chat ...
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podcast transcription and you: how transcripts can help your podcast

Podcast Transcription and You: How Transcripts Can Help Your Podcast

What can podcast transcriptions do for your podcast and your audience? A whole lot, actually! You may hear a lot of talk about podcast transcripts and wonder if you need to invest the time or money in them. Just like your podcast hosting platform and other tools, transcription can be valuable to you, your audience, and your podcast. But how do transcripts help? Podcast Transcription Helps Your Audience Listeners and their circumstances are as varied as podcasts themselves. When we think about our podcasts and how listeners engage with them, we need to consider all of those who we might reach. There can be issues that may stop potential listeners from engaging with audio only or even audio/video mediums. Podcast transcription might bring to mind deaf or hard of hearing people who wish to interact with you and your content, but it goes far beyond that. For example, you may have potential listeners who are learning the language your podcast is in and may need some extra help with understanding verbal content. Transcripts are also helpful tools for someone that has an auditory processing disorder that makes it hard to discern what’s being spoken when they’re overstimulated. Transcribing your podcast is also a great way to entice new listeners. Having your transcripts available is on par with having clips and embeddable players available; they offer anyone who stumbles on your content a quick way to sample your work. Think of it as a blurb found on the back of a book: it gives anyone perusing your site a glimpse into your work, and entices them to check out more. Podcast Transcription Helps Your Podcast Beyond helping you reach out to current and potential listeners, your transcriptions offer you something just as vital: better SEO. SEO, or search engine optimization, is ...
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Podbean announces the Finalists for The “Start Advertising On Podcasts” contest for 2022!

We are excited to announce our finalists for our “Start Advertising On Podcasts” 2022 contest! We firstly would like to thank all of the entrants who submitted their ads for the campaign. Our Podbean team has selected the ten finalists from all of the wonderful submissions. We have now moved on to round two! We have posted our voting sheet below and our winner's audio ad. We will be sharing it with our social media community and email subscribers, who will listen to and vote for their favorite ad. From these ten, there will be one grand prize winner, two second place winners, and three third place winners and four honorable mentions in our Winner’s Circle. Voting will be open until May 22nd, 2022 @ 11:59 PM EST. The final tiers will be announced on May 23rd, 2022! Listen to each of our ten entrants below, then click here to vote for your favorite! Finalists (listed in no particular order, y’all did great!):
Garan Baiseden
Podcast: The Pittsburgh Golf Hack Seiara Seminova
Podcast: Behind The Stigma They're Not Shadows
Podcast:
They’re Not Shadows Austin Okeke
Podcast:
The Talking Phoenix Chris Blyth
Podcast: Caribou & Kräfta Connor Wack
Podcast: Online For Maintenance Noah Justxus
Podcast: Two Opinionated Ryan Fishman
Podcast: Classroom Brew Michael Fleming
Podcast: Novice to Pro VO John Ashton
Podcast: The Approach Shot Prizes
  • 1st Tier (1 person)
    1. $2000
    2. A banner of your podcast in the Podbean App:
      One week ($1500 value)
    3. Guest on Podbean’s Official “Podcasting Smarter” podcast (Making an Effective Ad for Your Podcast)
  • 2nd Tier (2 people)
    1. A banner of your podcast in the Podbean App:
      One week ($1500 value)
    2. Guest on Podbean’s Official “Podcasting Smarter” podcast (Making an Effective Ad for Your Podcast)
  • 3rd Tier (3 people)
    1. Featured podcast
  • 4th Tier (4 people)
    1. Shout out on social media in the Winner’s Circle
Good luck to all of our finalists! ...
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How to submit your podcast to samsung

How To Submit Your Podcast To Samsung’s Samsung Free

With the launch of the new Samsung Podcasts listening platform through Samsung Free, podcasters are able to reach a vastly growing audience. Available exclusively on Samsung devices, Samsung Free will enable creators to reach a brand new set of engaged listeners. You can use Podbean to easily submit your podcast’s RSS feed to Samsung in just a few clicks. Here’s how to submit your podcast to Samsung's Samsung Free.
  1. Login to your Podbean account.
  2. On the top right corner, click Podcast Dashboard.
  3. On the left hand column, click Distribution - Podcast Apps.
  4. On this screen, you’ll be able to easily submit your RSS feed to a variety of popular podcast directories. Click on the + sign to the right of the Samsung logo.
  5. Review and confirm that your podcast meets all of the conditions in step 1. Select the check boxes in step two. Take a moment to review the Samsung terms. You should agree to Samsung terms and conditions before submission.
  6. When you’re ready, click Submit To Samsung.
  7. Your podcast has now been submitted to Samsung. You will receive an email once your podcast is available on Samsung Free.
If you have any questions, please contact our Support team anytime at help.podbean.com ...
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How To Submit Your Podcast to iHeartRadio

With iHeartRadio, listeners can access podcasts, music, radio shows, and more. You can use Podbean to easily submit your podcast’s RSS feed to iHeartRadio in just a few clicks. Here’s how to submit your podcast to iHeartRadio.
  1. Login to your Podbean account.
  2. On the top right corner, click Podcast Dashboard.
  3. On the left hand column, click Distribution - Podcast Apps.
  4. On this screen, you’ll be able to easily submit your RSS feed to a variety of popular podcast directories. Click on the + sign to the right of the iHeartRadio logo.
  5. Review and confirm that your podcast meets all of the conditions in step 1. Select the check boxes in step two. Take a moment to review the iHeartRadio terms. You should agree to iHeartRadio terms and conditions before submission.
  6. When you’re ready, click Submit To iHeartRadio.
  7. Your podcast has now been submitted to iHeartRadio. Once your podcast is approved and available on iHeartRadio, your iHeartRadio URL will be listed on this same page. You will also receive an email that contains your iHeartRadio URL. Once your iHeartRadio URL is listed here, it’ll also be reflected on your Podbean website.
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