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Episodes

Indefinite Hiatus Status – PHD128

2/12/2020
I am going to leave PodcastHelpDesk active. Just going on 'indefinite Hiatus" or "once in a while" mode. So no expectations of an episode every week or even every month, but I will put stuff in this feed once in a while. Stay subscribed! Thank to everyone that contacted me and your thoughts and suggestions were appreciated! You will always be able to find me at MikeDell.com and PodcastInsider.com

Duration:00:06:18

Podcasting Crossroads – PHD127

2/4/2020
Looking for some help here. What do you think I should do with this podcast? I am not consistent (as you can tell) and I want to pair down the number of shows I feel obligated to do. Should I leave it online and just let it podfade and exist? Or should I kill it and erase it’s existence? Let me know, mike@mikedell.com I will continue to do Mike Dell’s World (mikedell.com) but as for the rest of the shows, I don’t think so. (Of course, PodcastInsider.com will continue)

Duration:00:05:30

Podcasting Ramblings at the end of 2019 – PHD126

12/31/2019
What is going to happen to podcasting in 2020? Who knows, but i make some predictions and ramble about podcast topics at random in this informal Podcast Help Desk episode. Catch me on Evo's Podcast Pontifications as the Guest-host. Use my promo code at Blubrry.com for a free month. Catch you next year!

Duration:00:22:45

Putting all your eggs in one basket – PHD125

12/15/2019
This is typed into the Post Content box in WordPress *** Please let me know what you see above this line in the "show notes", "Episode notes" or "Description" on your app and what app you are listening on. mike@mikedell.com. This should be a live link Today I talk about Anchor, Spotify and if they are "bad" or good, and if it's good to have one dominant platform that people listen on. You should promote your own website for your podcast and give everyone links to the platforms you are on...

Duration:00:33:11

Gushing over the Rodecaster Pro – PHD124

8/31/2019
Every part of my studio, other than the mic boom and cable is new. The Rodecaster Pro has replaced a whole rack of stuff. I gush about how much Love this thing. It may not be perfect but man-o-man does it make things a bunch easier for most average podcasters. I also talk about the other podcasts I'm doing including the new (ish) one I'm doing for Blubrry Podcasting called "Podcast Insider" (www.podcastinsider.com) with Todd Cochrane and sometimes Barry Kantz or MacKenzie Bennett. It's the...

Duration:00:20:05

PHD at Podcast Movement 2019 – PHD123

8/5/2019
A quick update of what is going on with Podcast Help Desk and Blubrry. Will be at Podcast Movement with "Podcast Help Desk" office hours. Stop by the booth if you need some help with your show's tech. Win a Rodecaster Pro by entering Blubrry's record a promo contest at the Blubrry booth. Podcast Help Desk News RIP. I killed it. It was fun while it lasted on Alexa. Check out Blubrry's new official podcast at PodcastInsider.com

Duration:00:09:18

Mike Dell’s World Studio Equipment – PHD122

6/22/2019
Today I go through what I'm using currently for podcast production. Here is the list: Mackie 1202VLZ4 Mixer Behringer Composter PRO XL 2 channel Compressor, Limiter, Gate Denon DN-300R Rack Mount Digital Recorder Heil PL-2T Boom Heil Shock Mount (normally for a PR40 Mic) Electrovoice RE-20 Mic and/or Audio-techincia BPHS1 Headset Mic Zoom H5 Handi Recorder Behringer XM8500 Hand-held Mics for extras or portable Software: Auphonic Leveler (desktop version) Adobe Audition Do you need all this...

Duration:00:20:51

Mike Dell’s World Studio Equipment – PHD122

6/22/2019
Today I go through what I'm using currently for podcast production. Here is the list: Mackie 1202VLZ4 Mixer Behringer Composter PRO XL 2 channel Compressor, Limiter, Gate Denon DN-300R Rack Mount Digital Recorder Heil PL-2T Boom Heil Shock Mount (normally for a PR40 Mic) Electrovoice RE-20 Mic and/or Audio-techincia BPHS1 Headset Mic Zoom H5 Handi Recorder Behringer XM8500 Hand-held Mics for extras or portable Software: Auphonic Leveler (desktop version) Adobe Audition Do you need all this...

Duration:00:20:51

If you are going to Podcast, JUST PODCAST! – PHD121

6/13/2019
The single best way to make sure your Title is what you want it to be EVERYWHERE is to use it as the blog title (assuming you are using WordPress to publish your podcast) or the TITLE box in whatever podcast service you are using. The Best way to make sure your "shownotes" are the same everywhere is to use it in the main post content box. There are, in Theory, ways to specify for different places different titles, post content and whatnot, but Apps do not have to follow those extra tags....

Duration:00:07:18

If you are going to Podcast, JUST PODCAST! – PHD121

6/13/2019
The single best way to make sure your Title is what you want it to be EVERYWHERE is to use it as the blog title (assuming you are using WordPress to publish your podcast) or the TITLE box in whatever podcast service you are using. The Best way to make sure your "shownotes" are the same everywhere is to use it in the main post content box. There are, in Theory, ways to specify for different places different titles, post content and whatnot, but Apps do not have to follow those extra tags....

Duration:00:07:18

Breaking News from PHD News – Apple is making changes to Apple Podcasts

6/4/2019
This is Wednesday's episode of my Alexa News Breif Podcast Help Desk news. In addition to killing off "iTunes" on the Mac Desktop, Apple is also changing up the categories. (Later this summer) Also adding some search and photo settings. Your podcast companies did not know about this ahead of time and will (the good ones anyway) be up to speed by the time this gets implmented at Apple.

Duration:00:02:30

Changing Your Podcast’s Title – PHD120

5/28/2019
One of the questions I get a lot is how to change your podcast's title. In this short episode, I explain how to do it and why you might want to. Also some of the things that won't change because you change your title. As some of you might remember, this podcast used to be called "Podcasting Tech Coach" Back in Episode 13, I changed it to Podcast Help Desk Here is a link to that episode PHD013 - Rebranding This podcast is Sponsored by Blubrry.com - Hosting - Stats - Web and More!

Duration:00:07:49

6 Things Every Podcaster Should Know About Podcasting – PHD119

3/20/2019
For those that do not know me, I’ve been podcasting since 2005 and made every single mistake in the book. I’ve also worked in support for a podcast company for 10 years (as of next month). I think I might know what I’m talking about, at least about these topics. Know that Podcasting is PULL technology. All apps, subscribers, and directories PULL your RSS feed from wherever it lives. That means when you publish your podcast, there will be a delay between publishing and when that episode...

Duration:00:21:39

Apple Backs Down on Episode Numbers in Episode Titles – PHD118

3/1/2019
Apple seems to have backed down on Episode Numbers in Episode Titles. Here is a partial quote from the email they sent out... We’ve received a lot of questions about metadata best practices on Apple Podcasts. We want to provide more details and clarification as you think about improving your show’s metadata. Your Show Won’t Be Removed for Having Episode Numbers in Episode Titles Starting with iOS 11 in September 2017, we introduced modern RSS tags to improve podcast metadata. These tags...

Duration:00:09:04

Apple Backs Down on Episode Numbers in Episode Titles – PHD118

3/1/2019
Apple seems to have backed down on Episode Numbers in Episode Titles. Here is a partial quote from the email they sent out... We’ve received a lot of questions about metadata best practices on Apple Podcasts. We want to provide more details and clarification as you think about improving your show’s metadata. Your Show Won’t Be Removed for Having Episode Numbers in Episode Titles Starting with iOS 11 in September 2017, we introduced modern RSS tags to improve podcast metadata. These tags...

Duration:00:09:04

The End of Episode Numbers in Apple Podcasts? – PHD117

2/27/2019
Apple sent a letter to podcasters today (It was a bulk email NOT just to you). The big takeaway is that you need to remove episode numbers from your titles. I have a way of doing that and keeping them in your blog titles (as you can see above) and Keep Apple happy. Here is what they sent: Dear Podcast Provider, To improve your experience with Apple Podcasts, we want to share the following information and updates. Optimize Your Show’s Metadata The metadata of your show is your product...

Duration:00:16:56

Bad Podcast Advice? Not one size fits all – PHD116

2/24/2019
Is all Podcast advice applicable to your goals in podcasting? Be careful about who you are getting your advice from. Do they have an agenda? (most do) Do they match YOUR goals in podcasting? Not everyone wants advertisers. A lot of advice given on the Facebook groups is not applicable to the person sitting next to the water heater in a basement studio. This is my little rant/brain dump on the subject of advice. Be sure to listen to the last episode with Paul Culligan as well.

Duration:00:16:24

Paul Colligan Podcast Pioneer

2/21/2019
Paul Colligan is a Podcast Pioneer, Marketing guy, Podcaster, Author and Speaker who was around in the early days of Podcasting. Paul sat down with me and we talked about, you guessed it, Podcasting (duh!). Paul's Links: PaulColligan.com The Podcast Report Paul's Twitter Paul's Facebook Paul's books Thanks for listening. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an Episode!

Duration:00:34:28

Spotify + Anchor + Gimlet Media - What it might mean to Independent Podcasters

2/7/2019
What does this accusition mean to the average independent Podcaster? Not much is my guess. This is just me doing a bit of a brain-dump about the big news of yesterday. Is it good for Podcasting in General? Is it Good/Bad for Indy podcasters? Who knows? We will see how it shakes out. Also, I talk about a new App called Himalaya You can go over there and claim your show. I'm testing it out as a listening app. I will let you know what I think in a future episode. In the show I couldn't remember...

Duration:00:16:51

Elsie Escobar talking about Podcasting

1/19/2019
Elise Escobar stopped by the Podcast Help Desk a while back and we had a great conversation about podcasting (what else?) and what she is doing in podcasting. Elsie is a Hall of Famer, Podcaster and Social Media at Libsyn - The Feed and She Podcasts. I also talk about Podcast Help Desk News Alexa skill (and now REAL podcast).

Duration:00:32:20