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How I Podcast:

Tips for podcasters, by podcasters.

September 2020

How to choose a great podcast name

“What should I call my podcast?” Here are some tips and best practices for picking the perfect show title.
May 2020

5 recording set-ups for your podcast

Find the right microphone and audio equipment to fit your show’s specific needs.
May 2020

How to turn your Instagram Live into a podcast

Repurposing your live videos as an audio podcast takes only a few minutes with Anchor.
September 2020

A guide to understanding your existing audience and getting new listeners.

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July 2020

Understanding your episode performance

Learn how to keep listeners engaged by using episode drop-off charts metrics from Spotify to help improve your show.
July 2020

Get discovered with Spotify’s new podcast charts

Spotify’s revamped podcast charts create even more opportunities for listeners to find your show with reliable rankings.
May 2020

Understanding your podcast analytics: A case study

Here’s how one Anchor teammate is using our upgraded analytics to understand her listeners and grow her podcasts.

Listen: I Should Start a Podcast

Making a podcast is easy with Anchor, but you may still have some questions about getting started, choosing a format, or promoting your show. We've created this podcast to help you out along the way! 

1. What is a podcast anyway?

Say you upload your latest podcast episode, give it a title, and publish it. Your listeners get that episode automatically on their phones, in all sorts of apps, on all sorts of devices, all over the world. How? Why? What kind of magic happens when you hit that publish button?

2. Your podcasting questions, answered

This week, we're changing things up and answering your questions in a special Q&A episode.

3. Getting the word out

After you’ve published an episode or two, and you’ve really got your rhythm down, you’ll probably want to start thinking about how to really find your audience, and grow your podcast. We’re talking about marketing. Today, we talk to Anchor’s marketing team about how to get the word out about your show.

4. Packaged with care

You’ve got your show recorded, you’ve spent hours putting the finishing touches on it, and it’s time to sit back and enjoy the fame, fortune, and critical acclaim that your podcast deserves. But wait! You’ve forgotten the sexiest part: metadata and SEO. Today, we’re talking about packaging your show to give it the best chance for success.

5. Conversation

We explore the other voices on your show: cohosts, guests, and how to approach an interview. Plus, we hear some conversations from around Anchor.

6. Show structure

On this episode, we talk about how to structure your show and come up with a great format.

7. Recording and microphones

You've got the idea, and now it's time to record it. What mic should you use? Will your phone sound good enough? What does "cardioid" mean? We talk about these questions and more on today's episode.

8. What's your podcast about?

It’s pretty simple to record a podcast and get it distributed really quickly. But the part that can be the trickiest is just getting started, and having an idea of what your podcast actually is. So that's what we're talking about today.
September 2020

Make a difference with your podcast this election season

Anchor is rolling out the opportunity for creators in the U.S. to help increase voter registration by recording ads with Anchor Sponsorships.
September 2020

Welcome to Word of Mouth

Introducing Anchor’s official blog, a hub of helpful tips and stories to inspire anyone making a podcast.
August 2020

Introducing Anchor’s waveform editor, now on web

New editing tools and waveform visuals make it easy to split, cut, and insert audio at exactly the right moments, so you can polish up your show with quick precision.

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Spotify for Podcasters is an analytics dashboard for podcasters and their teams to connect with Spotify.

What You Need to Map Out a Season

The team behind EuroWhat? explains how they maintain momentum.

Short Fiction Best Practices with Jonathan Mitchell

The creator of The Truth says the key to connecting with audiences is forging a clear path between the story and the listener.

Your Podcast Needs Show Notes

Use them as a resource where you share credit and information your listeners want.

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If you’re interested in learning more about a topic we haven’t gotten to yet, let us know! We’ll try to address it in an upcoming post.

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