Blubrry Dashboard Podcasting 2.0 Features

For an introduction to Podcasting 2.0 see our detailed write-up!

Feature: Transcript

Blubrry Podcasting can automatically create a transcript for you when you publish your episode with our transcription partner. You can also upload a .SRT or .VTT file. Linking to your transcript hosted by a third party is also allowed.

The modern Blubrry player will then display your Closed Captions during playback. If the file linked is a noncompatible format, a transcript download link will appear in the player.

Feature: Locked

The locked feature prevents your podcast from being moved to another service until you authorize it by unlocking your show. This is similar to a domain lock that does not allow your domain to be moved to a different register. Be aware that not all hosting services honor the locked function. Only podcast hosts with Podcasting 2.0 features support that.

Feature: Chapters

Podcasting 2.0 Chapters are designed to be provided in full upon publishing or just a place marker where fans and support members can populate the chapter markers post-episode publishing.

Create a ‘chapters’ file with our built-in chapter editor or upload your own (.json) that you can link to upon publishing through select tools at

Chapters then can be displayed by a broader range of playback tools – including web browsers – and images can be retrieved on playback rather than bloating the audio file size.

Blubrry has a built-in chapter editor that you can allow those you assign editing rights to your episodes to edit. Chapters are supported in a variety of Podcast Apps at


Feature: Location

Document your show’s primary location in the show settings; when you do an episode remotely or talk about a physical place, you can indicate that at an episode level.

Three fields are presented; you can enter one or all of the inputs. The tool most accessible to get a set of geo-coordinates is Google Maps.

Feature: Credits

You can now document your role, co-hosts’ role, guests, producers, etc. While we realize that you and your co-host make up the entire team for many podcasters, you may have listeners helping with social and or even an entire team. You can now give credit where credit is due and, at show and episode level, document your team and guests on your show.

Feature: License

This is where you enter either your Copyright text and or your License information that could include creative commons elements. This can be set at the show or episode level.

Feature: Trailer

If you create a trailer for your podcast it is published just like a normal episode with the trailer setting enabled in the advanced section of the create episode menu.

Feature: Season

For podcasters that produce their shows in seasons, you can document season/episode order for the season. This allows you to have your new and existing listeners listen in the order that you determine.

Feature: Episode

Setting an episode number allows supporting Podcasting 2.0 apps to show your episode number if you chose within the app. This allows you to not have to set the episode number in the title of the podcast episode.

Feature: Medium

This feature tells an application what the content contained within the feed IS, as opposed to what the content is ABOUT in the case of a category. This allows a podcast app to modify its behavior or UI to give a better experience to the user for this content. Includes Podcast, Music, Video, Film, Audiobook, Newsletter, and Blog. To see the complete write-up of each definition, visit this page.

Located in the Advanced Setting on Manage show

Feature: Podroll

In the early days of blogging, a feature called Blogroll allowed bloggers to share their favorite blogs on their websites. Today, we have a feature for podcasters called PodRoll that will enable you to share your favorite shows within your feed and display them in podcast apps and tools.

This feature is broken into two segments under the Shows & Content You Love. The Podroll setting is just as it’s stated add shows you love that you want to recommend to your listeners. The second is RSS feeds, just external feeds or episodes you want to reference. It could be a specific episode of a show or maybe even a lecture. This setting is in Advanced Settings.

Feature: Frequency

This straightforward feature lets you signal the frequency of your episodes and how often you publish your show. This setting is in manage show – advanced settings

Feature: Social Interact

This feature lets you link to a comment thread’s “root post” URL for social discussion of the episode.  This “root post” is where the comments and discussion around this episode will take place. This can be considered the “official” social media comment space for this episode.

This episode-level feature is found in the root episode posting area. The link should be created before the episode is published.

There are currently three social link types supported. The first labeled Activity Pub is for those that use an ActivityPub-supported social platform like Mastodon.

The second is for Twitter. You link to the origin Twitter post to set the discussion origin point

The third is the most complicated; we feel most podcasters will not use this technically. But if you use a Podcast app like Fountain you can point to the origin discussion point within the application.

Feature: Soundbites

This feature automatically allows supporting apps to display one or more soundbites within the Podcast App or site within a podcast episode. The intended use includes episode previews, discoverability, audiogram generation, episode highlights, etc.

Soundbites are entered at the episode level, and you can have a maximum of 10 per episode.  You will find this feature in the Advanced Options section.

Feature: Live

Are you doing a live show in conjunction with your on-demand podcast? Modern Podcast 2.0 apps allow listeners to tune in live on the same podcast app/site where they consume your on-demand podcast.

The slang Podcasting 2.0 folks are using is going LIT.  aka, you are live. The following three screens are live states you must manually set when you change state. This is because we signal the services to let them know you are Pending, Live and Ended.

Please note if you schedule to go live at 3 p.m. and it ends up being 3:15, there is no issue. The Live signal will let them know you have started and allow the Podcast App to display your show as live so listeners get the notification of you being live and can watch within the Application.


You can schedule your live session as far in advance as you want. It’s a good idea to try and schedule 10-15 minutes minimum before you go live. There are info bubbles next to each section be sure to reach out to support if you have challenges.


It’s critical that as you are going live you update the settings to Live and then save settings. This allows us to signal to the appropriate platforms that you have indeed gone live. If you do not set this to live and save, you will not appear live on the Podcasting 2.0 apps that support being LIT.


When your live show has ended, be sure to come back and change your status to ended — this allows the podcasting apps to revert to on-demand mode. If you do not end your show, the end date/time you set will be honored by some apps, but it is important to mark yourself as ended and save settings.

Feature: Value4Value

This is one of the most exciting new features yet and, as far as we are concerned, the most significant opportunity for podcasters to earn additional revenue for the show. We have placed this feature in an experimental zone. We have also partnered with Alby to make it easier for you to get started.

This is a complex feature, with an entire website dedicated to educating you on what the Value4Value model is.  We will be rolling out the entire Value4Value interface in the coming days, but we were hoping you could spend some time learning about Value4Value @

We have partnered with GetAlby to allow podcasters to get set up to participate in the Value4Value model quickly. Simply Click Connect to get Alby and set up an account (free), and the corresponding data will auto-populate on that page.

You can also cut and paste information from other Wallet providers that support the lightning network. Consult with those companies on what populates in each of the fields.

We also support splits by adding a co-host account or supporter. This can also be done at the episode level, which overrides the show-level settings for a single episode.

Fully Populated V4V

This is what a fully populated V4V setup looks like.

Feature: Value Time Split

This element offers different value splits for a certain period. Start time and duration are supplied with alternative value recipients. The option extends a podcaster’s ability to promote one or more V4V accounts to receive donations. For instance, if you have a music podcast and wish to support your show through donations but also want to promote a musician’s song being played on the show, you can split the value within the podcast to support the musicians while you are playing the musician track.

In the same regard, you can support a third party that may have contributed to a segment of your show or even provide value back to a guest who was on your show for a segment.

You can designate two types of Value Time Split. A Value Recipient can be multiple. See the example below.

Or it can be a remote show/episode/album/track for example, if you are playing a track of music and want to provide value back, you can designate the album and track.


The funding tag is a way for you to document where people can donate regular funds a Paypal, Patreon,  CashApp, etc that can be configured here. This will allow apps that support it to display a Donation link that listeners can then easily click to donate within the podcast app.

Feature: GUID

This feature is automatically set a GUID is a unique ID for your show that can and should transfer with you if you move your show. It’s the lifetime identifier for your show.

Feature: PodPing

Podping signals the Podcast Index to let them know you have published a new episode or announced your intention to go Live with the specific status codes of your Pending, Live, and Ended notifications. All of this happens automatically without any additional settings.

Podcasting 2.0 features will continue to grow and be supported more widely on various New Podcast Apps. Blubrry is committed to moving the podcasting space forward with the exciting features described above.

Feature: OP3

OP3 is an open-source stats platform that is not IAB certified compliant but does provide an alternate view of your podcast statistics. By using OP3 your stats will be publicly available for anyone to analyze and or review.

Feature: Block

This is a feature that you should use with extreme caution. The block feature signals directories that you do not wish to be listed in them and they should not syndicate your show. Not all directories honor the block feature though and you may need to reach out to the directory directly.