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Do You Want to Be Part of a Podcast Network? Featuring Jen Rodd – PCI 218

November 19, 2020

The pros and cons of joining a podcast network are debatable, and that's exactly what we did in this episode. Before we get to that, Todd and Mike discuss Apple's new embeddable player for website and how their charts system actually works.

Thanks to Jen for speaking with Todd about her show and how she got started.
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Recorded live from two well-separated and socially distant podcast studios in northern and southern Michigan; here’s Podcast Insider.


Apple’s new embeddable player is available for websites.
Apple holiday hours: November 23-27 and again December 21, 2020 - Jan 4 2021, there might be delays in approving new shows. More than the normal 5 business days due to time off.
Who may be the next podcast acquisition?
Spotify plays wait and see about more podcast acquisitions.
NBC signs exclusive ad deal with SiriusXM.
What it's like hosting a podcast as a musician.
Podcasts, narrated by someone else… seems to take all the creativity out of a podcast. Check out Poise.
Apple's Top Charts, they've always been much debated on how they work. And frankly how people want to game the system. We've spoken to Apple how it actually works, and well don't put too much belief into the rating and reviews advice you've been given. Take a look at the tweet that kicked off this conversation.

Best Practice:
Do you really want to join a network?


Cross promotion
Being part of something bigger than yourself
Advertising and sponsorships
Social media
Sharing the costs


Content control (editorial)
Personality conflicts
Sharing revenue
Read the fine print, can never be too careful


Blubrry News:

PowerPress 8.4.4 is out with minor bug fixes.
Fight the podfade!
Podcaster of the Month - we’re looking for people that want to be featured in 2021, contact MacKenzie. You can even be a guest on this show.

Jen Rodd - Inspirational Interviews
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