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The official podcast for Blubrry Podcasting and their plugin, PowerPress.

The official podcast for Blubrry Podcasting and their plugin, PowerPress.
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United States

Description:

The official podcast for Blubrry Podcasting and their plugin, PowerPress.

Twitter:

@blubrry

Language:

English

Contact:

614-636-3565


Episodes

PowerPress Plugin 10th Anniversary

8/27/2018
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The PowerPress plugin is officially 10 years old as of August 2018. The free WordPress .org plugin created and offered by the Blubrry Podcasting team has had many iterations over the years and the main developer, Angelo Mandato, joined MacKenzie to chat about these developments. RawVoice Inc, Blubrry's parent company, started in 2005 right after podcasting began, and we've focused on paid and free services for podcasters ever since. With over 60,000 active installs, Blubrry's plugin is...

Duration:00:31:13

So, What Happened At Podcast Movement

8/3/2018
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Another year, another whirlwind at Podcast Movement, this time in Philadelphia. In attendance as always was Tim McGowen, not a podcaster - yet - but a huge podcast junkie. A friend of the Blubrry team he's prepared to start a podcast but hasn't done so just yet, but he knows all about the podcasting community. He joined MacKenzie on this episode of the PowerPress Podcast to help her recap and give his opinion on how the event went, what stood out to him, etc. Check out the blog post on our...

Duration:00:41:05

Repeat: Everyday Superhumans

7/20/2018
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Everyday Superhumans was the featured podcast last fall and with the recent office move, MacKenzie decided to go ahead and share a great past episode as opposed to releasing a lackluster new one. Who knew an office move could cause so much disruption to a podcast schedule? Read below to find out about Everyday Superhumans and catch their episodes from 2018 as well. Non-profit organizations – have you ever thought about how many there are just in your neighborhood? Kyle Smith of the...

Duration:00:57:19

Expanding From Blogging to Podcasting

6/19/2018
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Managing your finances is a challenge that must be met on a daily basis, but Gwen and J from Fire Drill Podcast - Financial Independence, Real Estate, have taken this to a whole new level. Gwen from the podcast joined MacKenzie to talk about the growth from two bloggers to a podcast and the challenges and new opportunities that stem from it. The episode begins with a quick discussion on new Google Podcast app in the future, that is essentially a shortcut. Next up they talk about why Gwen...

Duration:00:32:55

Universities Using Podcasting to Reach the Community

6/4/2018
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Creating and reaching a community can be done via a podcast and that is exactly what the University of Colorado has done with CU on the Air Podcast, a podcast started by the University Relations department in 2017. Canva, and how the tool can be utilized by podcasters was a focus point of conversation between Ken and MacKenzie, and the importance of learning new skills. Going back to the podcast, they talk about how Ken McConnellogue and his team release episodes monthly discussing and...

Duration:00:31:27

Colin Gray Tells All on His New Podcast Web App, Alitu

5/21/2018
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It's been quite a while since Colin Gray was on the show, but he came back with lots of new things to talk about in podcasting. He's known as the Podcast Host and the man behind multiple podcasts. Based in Scotland, he is familiar with all the hosting companies and has been involved in podcasting one way or another for many years. Most recently he came out with a production app titled, Alitu. Released earlier this year as a web app, it spent considerable time in beta testing will be...

Duration:00:28:26

Podcasting Tips from Expert Gary Leland

5/10/2018
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To improve podcasting you have to go through some trial and error. The episode opens discussing secrets that make some podcast hosts better than others. Podcast Hall of Fame inductee, Gary Leland, chatted with MacKenzie about what he has accomplished and seen change in the podcast industry since he started back in 2004. He's been involved in podcasting in a multitude of ways and is involved in the Podcast Hall of Fame ceremony at Podcast Movement later this summer. They wrap up by...

Duration:00:40:43

Licensed Music for your Podcast via SourceAudio

4/9/2018
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Podcasters can now purchase licensed music for their podcasts via SourceAudio and Blubrry. This new relationship comes from the increased risks associated with using licenses for music that do not pertain directly to podcasts. SourceAudio is providing great discounts to podcasts that come through Blubrry. Podcasters can purchase a monthly subscription or a buy out for a single track. Doug Reed and Greg Riggle join the show to explain why this is such an important part of moving forward in...

Duration:00:39:59

NAB’s Podcasting Pavilion with Blubrry and Ask the Expert

3/26/2018
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The National Association of Broadcasters is coming up soon, April 9-12 in Las Vegas, and this year a Podcasting Pavilion has been included; expect to see the Blubrry team and Chris Curran there. He's made a name for himself with his audio engineering skills, and Blubrry has stood out in the podcasting industry being not only one of the first but, one of the most utilized companies out there for podcasters. This year the new Podcasting Pavilion will be featuring an Ask the Expert booth that...

Duration:00:41:49

Most Popular Apple Podcast Categories and The Importance of a Podcast Site - PowerPress Podcast

3/12/2018
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Podcast listeners enjoy a variety of content categories, and someone was able to track the most popular ones in Apple for a year. The data and trends were not surprising, but it's how a podcaster uses that data for their own show that matters. The guest this week was, John Wilkerson, of the show The Wired Homeschool. He noted the importance of including additional content on your website, besides your podcast. This way, podcasters are increasing their search engine optimization and getting...

Duration:00:37:55

Using Categories or Channels For Your Podcast - PowerPress Podcast

2/27/2018
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PowerPress offers a wide variety of options on how to set up a podcast. Two Blubrry team members, Mike Dell and Shawn Thorpe explain the pros and cons of using either option. Podcasters that have a network of shows on their website should be using the professional hosting option with Blubrry. It allows for easy management of multiple shows, all in one account. Before they discuss the differences in PowerPress, Mike and MacKenzie recap Podfest, from earlier this month in Orlando. It was a...

Duration:00:36:06

Some Guy and the Bug Man Give Their Opinions on YouTube - PowerPress Podcast

2/14/2018
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Podcasts do not truly belong on Youtube, and you most likely should not be putting your episodes on that video platform. Most podcasts are audio and by putting them on YouTube you are risking your content rights, channel and more. Daniel J. Lewis explains why podcasters should shy away from this practice. The two hosts, Chase and Bradley, of the show Some Guy and the Bug Man joined MacKenzie to discuss the multiple reasons why YouTube can hurt your podcast and share information on their...

Duration:00:55:41

Radio Cutbacks and the Edible-Alpha podcast from the Food Finance Institute - PowerPress Podcast

1/29/2018
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Big changes are coming to some 30 radio stations around the country. E.W Scripps is cutting their radio department and will be selling off their 34 stations. In a move to focus more on podcasts, the multimedia company is also restructuring in other departments to improve all resources. Adam Symson, Scripps' relatively new CEO, has been influential in the move to podcasts. Edible-Alpha, a podcast from the Food Finance Institute in Madison, Wisconsin is making waves with the food business....

Duration:00:30:39

2018 Podcasting Predictions with Guest Clay Conry - PowerPress Podcast

1/15/2018
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Podcasting is not slowing down in 2018, at least that's what these pros and experts have to say. 2017 was a very successful year for many podcasters, networks, newbies, etc, and 2018 will be no exception, with quality content and delivery taking precedence this year, based on the predictions from experts in the media industry. Host of the show, Working Cows, Clay Conry discusses with MacKenzie what we'll see later on and how he got started with his show this past fall. Thanks for listening...

Duration:00:40:53

Celebrating New Comings and Past Achievements - PowerPress Podcast

1/1/2018
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It's a new year and you should have new goals for the year. Due to taking some time off for the holidays - which gave MacKenzie some time to think of new goals for herself - the following episode is a re-run. Past show notes from the episode release in September of 2017: Back in September of 2015 MacKenzie was tasked with restarting Blubrry’s show, the PowerPress Podcast. With consistent bi-weekly episodes, it’s finally the two year anniversary of the show. The official date, birthday,...

Duration:01:25:51

Starting a Show, Net Neutrality and Apple Stats - PowerPress Podcast

12/18/2017
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Starting a podcast can be simple, if podcasters follow a few guidelines. A Blubrry intern, Justin Mosley, recently started his own podcast called Pressing Clarification and used a PowerPress Site to get started. Net Neutrality was repealed in a vote by the FCC on December 14th. For those that oppose the repeal, there is some hope. Many Congress members have stated that they will be doing all they can to fight against this repeal. Apple has released a beta of their podcast statistics,...

Duration:00:27:00

Services Podcasters Need and Don’t Need - PowerPress Podcast

12/4/2017
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With all of the options out there for podcasters to choose from on what can be helpful to their show, and their audience, it can be a little overwhelming to figure out which services podcasters need and don't need. There are some out there worth their salt that are important everyday for podcasting, while others can easily be left behind. For instance, Spotify is currently not considered one of the necessary or crucial services to have for your podcast at the moment. Neither is a search...

Duration:00:32:47

Super Speed Listening - PowerPress Podcast

11/20/2017
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Almost every podcast app out there offers the ability to listen to the episode at a faster speed. Speeds range from 1.5x to 10x. Buzzfeed went the extra mile to find out just how often people do listen at rates faster than normal. Mike Dell and MacKenzie don't seem too interested in listening this way, but read more in the show notes below. Make sure to head to PodCon to see Todd and MacKenzie in Seattle in early December. Podcasting requires quite a bit of different software at times and...

Duration:00:39:38

Podcasting Around the Holidays - PowerPress Podcast

11/8/2017
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Blubrry has been collecting podcasting data since day one when they started in 2005. Our statistics allows us to collect information on how people are listening - the trends, what they do, what they don't do, etc. At the end of the day we regularly come to conclusions on this data and share it with the world. Recently, a blog post went out about some of this information, you can find it on PowerPressPodcast.com. An RSS feed can be confusing or a hassle to some, which is why services such...

Duration:00:17:31

NaPodPoMo – Podcasting for 30 Days Straight - PowerPress Podcast

10/9/2017
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National Podcast Post Month, better known as NaPodPoMo, begins on November 1st. Do podcasters have what it takes to podcast for 30 days straight? Here is the chance - no restrictions or rules - just a desire for podcasters to challenge themselves. This is the 10th anniversary of the challenge and if you're a podcast alumni, you can schedule your interview to be part of the NaPodPoMo community with Jennifer Navarrete. Learn about the Werk It Festival, a podcasting festival solely for women,...

Duration:00:52:05