When should you publish your podcast? Did you know that the times that you post can affect the visibility of your posts? Or that by even adjusting the time you post your podcast can change how your listeners interact with it? There are many minute tweaks that you can do to increase visibility on your content. One of the main things we recommend is using your various analytic tools in order to discover the best posting times for your audience.
When should you publish your podcast?
Pay attention to your analytics page. Scrolling to the bottom of your statistics page on the left of Podbean’s analytics. The Downloads By Time Of Day (GMT) chart reflects your downloads by time of day, week day. The squares highlighted in the darkest shades of green are the days and times that you see the most interaction. You can adjust the scope of this chart by using the date selector at the top left of your analytics page.
By reviewing this activity, you can take advantage of interaction peak times and days. So if you see that you tend to get the most plays on Friday nights, but not so much on the weekends, you should adjust your schedule to post more on Fridays and generally avoid uploading new episodes on Saturdays and Sundays. The times listed on this chart are in GMT (which is also stated on the chart) so just be sure to make adjustments for your own time zone.
“The top five time slots that have the most downloads/streams on the Podbean app are:
Wed 7 pm EST
Mon 8 am EST
Mon 9 am EST
Tue 9 am EST
Mon 10 am EST
Overall, the most important time period for podcasts is Monday to Wednesday in the morning (Eastern time). Consider this when scheduling episode releases, to make sure you take advantage of having fresh podcast content available during these prime listening times. If you’re hosted with Podbean, you can check your podcast’s peak listening time slots. Your podcast might have different peak listening periods than the averages.”
We’ve also put together a variety of resources to help you get your podcast in front of as many ears as possible. Check out the following links for more resources and to register for our upcoming Promote Your Podcast webinar:
International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.
International Women’s Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific.*
In celebration of #IWD2020, we’ve put together a podcast listening list. We’ve included everything from fun and inspiration for women to podcasts specific to success in business and finance, health and a good range of podcasts on women’s issues, gender equality, and feminism. Take some time to celebrate this Women’s Day with some enjoyable, inspiring listening!
A podcast devoted to female athletes wanting to have it all: performance, health, intellect and time for self. Created by Rebecca McConville, RD, CSSD and Kara Shelman, LCSW, MPH at Centimano Counseling.
Conversations with Creative Women captures the fire and energy, humor, heart, soul and impact of the female creative experience. It’s been a long time coming, but women FINALLY comprise a large and important part of the creative landscape. They are powerful forces in theater, film, television – as performers, writers, directors – as musicians, composers, painters, sculptors, curators, fashion designers, as chef and restaurant owners, as businesswomen, scientists, educators, investors and on, and on, and on.
A podcast for working women, hosted by Women Who founder Otegha Uwagba. Full of practical advice, fresh ideas, and interviews with smart, successful women, this is essential listening for working women – whether you’re just starting out, or already have years of experience.
Samantha Gladish from the Holistic Wellness Blog is an Online Nutritionist, Weight Loss Coach and Hormone Fixer-Upper; revealing with you her simple and effective strategies to balancing your hormones, losing weight and creating vibrant health.
This podcast is for overwhelmed women who want to get off the hamster wheel and start making time for themselves (without the guilt) so they can live happy, balanced, heart-centered lives. Learn from Happiness Strategist Dr. Jen Riday as she shares proven tips and tools that will help you “get your SPARKLE back” in all areas of your life.
For the women with big dreams, who dare to be different, and who want to thrive in health, work and play. Dr Ashleigh Bond and Dr Andrea Huddleston host this informative and entertaining podcast to help you master true health, and create an exceptional life.
Join Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, as she offers practical tips and strategies to improve your mental health, discusses the latest news and trends in mental health, pulls back the curtain on what happens in therapy sessions, and answers your listener questions.
A weekly seminar from the Harvard Kennedy School Women and Public Policy Program focused on understanding and closing gender gaps in the areas of economic opportunity, political participation, health, and education.
Women face gender discrimination throughout our careers. It doesn’t have to derail our ambitions — but how do we prepare to deal with it? HBR editors Amy Bernstein, Amy Gallo, and Nicole Torres interview experts on gender, tell stories about their own experiences, and give lots of practical advice to help you succeed in spite of the obstacles.
An award-winning podcast and live show hosted by Deborah Frances-White. We’re a supportive forum to discuss the big topics all 21st century feminists agree on, whilst confessing our “buts” – the insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that undermine our lofty principles.
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’ 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”.
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.
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.
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.
You’ve got a fantastic tool – a podcast for corporate training. Even with this modern medium, there are ways to pump up your training materials and make sure they’re heard by everyone who needs to hear it. Here are five ways to make your podcast work harder for you.
1. Use what you’ve got on hand.
Training isn’t new in the corporate setting. There’s always a seminar to attend, a conference to fly to, internal panels or forums to participate in. And with the way life goes, you’re always going to have a team member that gets sick, or can’t go, or has an appointment that means they can’t attend or participate.
That doesn’t mean your information and corporate training have to go from a full-tilt to a screeching halt.
Podcasts are ready-made for consumption on the go and on-demand, and it takes no work at all to turn recordings of corporate training, seminars, and internal panels/forms into podcast episodes. So not only will the information you need to spread exist in a form the attendees can access and check, it allows your traveling team members to access corporate training materials they wouldn’t have been able to before.
2. Use a secure log-in feature.
Security should always be your first major concern. You’re using a media format that is widely accessible, but the last thing you want is Joe Somebody listening to your company’s podcast. But you’ve already got a trusted security company handling your log-ins and technology – how can that work with your podcast?
With SSO (Single Sign-On) login service, incorporate the sign-in service you already use into your corporate training podcast. Let your team members use the same email and password they use for work, and know that your content sits secure and accessible while cutting down on password-juggling.
3. Let your team members submit content.
As much as you want to do everything yourself, sometimes a little help from the group can go a long way – especially when it comes to something as expansive as a communications podcast. Why not let a few members of your team submit content to your corporate training podcast?
With the tiered admins, delegate roles to your podcast team. Let your contributors submit their content while channel admins approve it for publication or dole out some edits. Let your admin oversee and manage all your channels (second only to you as the corporate admin). With everyone chipping in and making it a group effort, your corporate training podcast functions as more than just a training tool: it’s a collaborative effort that has your team working together to improve how everyone learns.
4. Set groups and organize podcast access.
You’ve got a large team with multiple branches. The training that applies to your design team won’t benefit your marketing team. And trying to sort accessibility by individual names can be arduous and is just asking for a mix-up to happen.
Look no further than the handy Groups feature! Sort your team members into groups, and set access to your corporate training podcast in batches instead of by name. Want your head of marketing to have access to both the marketing podcast and the design podcast? Members can be part of multiple groups as easily as they’re part of one – no extra hassle to put their names in multiple places or have multiple points of access.
5. Use engagement intel to analyze participation with your content.
So you’ve made you podcast, you’ve got your team members securely signed in and listening to their selected podcasts, you’ve got them submitting content for your approval (or the approval of someone you’ve chosen to approve these sorts of things!), and now you’re wondering what to do next. Your podcast is out in the world – what do you do?
Monitor how your team members engage with it, that’s what!
With the comprehensive engagement analytics, see how your team members interact with your corporate training podcast. Where they pause, where they rewind, what section they replay. Get an insight as to who’s listening for how long, and what material gets more attention. This is your chance to fine-tune your podcast, to make targeted changes and improvements, and cater to the attention and learning style of your team members.
Your corporate training podcast is already the best tool in your shop when it comes to long-distance and on-the-go learning. But with this list, you can fine-tune and sharpen that tool to make it even better. To learn more about Podbean’s corporate training tools, check out our corporate training solution website here.
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.
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
It’s that time of year…glamour, movie stars and cheering on your favorite films of the past year…the Oscars! Are you an armchair movie critic or just love checking out the stars’ style on the red carpet? Well, we have some podcasts you’ll love. They cover everything from the history of Hollywood and red carpet ceremonies to movie criticism and Oscar news.
Visit the Podbean app to find the topic “Oscars” where you can explore a wide array of podcasts to get all psyched up for the Oscars and keep the excitement going year round!
The Podbean Podcasting App’s Audio Recorder Function Offers a Range of New Effects and Post-Production Tools
Wilmington, DE – January 24, 2019– The Podbean app features an audio recorder function, allowing podcasters to record and publish audio podcasts right from their iPhone or Android devices. The newly-released version of the app provides a robust suite of recording and editing features for the podcaster to create even better audio.
The latest version of the Podbean audio recorder provides a rich library of free background music in various styles and moods that podcasters can use in their recordings. It also offers special effect sounds, tone adjustment, and echo effects to mimic different surroundings. After recording, podcasters can use the editing features to cut the audio, merge two recordings or split recordings. Podcasters can also import background music and other audio files, as well as export their recorded audio to easily use other professional editing tools or repurpose content.
“As we all do more on our mobile phones, we’re encountering more podcasters who want to be able to record and publish on the go,” said David Xu, Podbean’s CEO. “We released the audio recorder in the app in 2016 and have continued working to make it more functional for podcasters producing mobile audio. This is the first in a series of upgrades to the recording and post-production features in the Podbean app.”
If you want to learn a language, podcasts are a great place to start or to complement or further your studies. Language-learning podcasts are ideal since you can increase your exposure time to the spoken language.
Whether your goal is to become fluent in a language or learn just enough for travel or to impress international clients, there’s probably a language-learning podcast that suits your needs. Additionally, podcasts aren’t limited to major world languages, and the formats go beyond recordings of traditional language courses.
Here are some podcasts we’d recommend for language learning:
This podcast allows English-language learners to listen to English conversations that are unscripted and natural. Learn conversational American English the way you will hear it in real life. The podcasters have another podcast (below) and additional lessons and resources on their website.
True stories for English speakers learning Spanish. The podcast delivers fascinating real-life stories in easy-to-understand Spanish with some English narration. These are not language lessons; they’re life lessons through language.
If you’ve always wanted to explore the world’s great religious traditions, but can’t find time to read in-depth books, attend different worship services or take a spiritual retreat, podcasts are the perfect place to start.
There’s a huge range of faith and spirituality themed podcasts to choose from on Podbean. These podcasts represent a wide range of beliefs (and skepticism) to satisfy your spiritual curiosity. They might challenge you or help you grow, no matter where you are in your faith journey. And, they can be the perfect antidote to modern chaos, bringing some peace and perspective to your commute or daily tasks. Here are some top examples of spirituality podcasts hosted on Podbean.
Dharma talks from the tradition of Buddhist meditation master Ajahn Brahm and Australian Forest Sangha, from various monks and nuns. Presented by the Buddhist Society of Western Australia, serving the world with free inspirational dharma teachings. From the huge library of episodes, you will acquire more information about Buddhism and tools for a more serene life.
The Bible is widely considered to be the most influential and best-selling book of all time. What better way to explore this collection of sacred texts/scriptures considered by many religious traditions to be a product of divine inspiration and a record of the relationship between God and humans? Useful whether for continued study, daily reminders, or a first exploration into this famous text.
Robert Holmes “Rob” Bell Jr. is an American author, speaker and former pastor. Bell was the founder of Christian megachurch, Mars Hill Bible Church. He was named one of 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2011 and has recently been interviewed by Oprah for her Super Soul Conversations. He focuses on “practical spirituality” using a warm, conversational approach to address the shared struggles of humanity.
Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld of Ohev Sholom – The National Synagogue provides commentary and insight into the daily Daf (a page of Talmud studied around the world), offering spiritual lessons from the Torah and Jewish tradition.
This podcast makes room at the table for the “spiritually homeless and frustrated”. Michael Gungor, Science Mike, Lissa Paino, and various guests take on topics through the perspectives of science, art, and faith.
Life & Faith is the weekly podcast from the Centre for Public Christianity in Sydney, Australia. Simon Smart, Natasha Moore and Justine Toh interview guests from all over the world. They cover everything from current affairs and social justice to science, philosophy, the good life, TV/film and books, and the place of religion in society.