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Jun 27, 2023

Is podcast episode artwork worth having? The importance of podcast episode numbering and an update on how Apple Podcasts handles episode numbers. Apple improving podcast discovery through subcategories and charts, the addition of a new tab for languages, microphone shipping process to your guests! What chapter marks are good for, commentary on Spotify, Harry and Megan and celebrity podcasts and of course geographic and user agent stats!

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Quick Episode Summary

  • (2:38) PROMO 1: The Y in History
  • (3:46) Rob and Elsie conversation
  • (4:58) Our podcast newsletter feedback
  • (7:23) How important is it to spend the extra time creating episode specific artwork?
  • (19:01) If your show is set-up as episodic, Apple Podcasts in iOS 17 no longer shows episode numbers
  • (33:08) Apple improves podcast discovery with nine subcategories and charts
  • (34:12) Now you can search for podcasts by language!
  • (38:55) Feedback on shipping your podcasts to your guests! via Liz Covart
  • (46:51) PROMO 2: Grounded in Maine
  • (47:28) Keeping a general show as a trailer at the top of the episode lists
  • (48:58) What the heck are chapter marks and why would a podcaster use
  • (54:14) A little bit about transcriptions and podcaster SEO
  • (56:51) New podcast! Bonus promo: Blah Blah Blah
  • (58:31) Bill Simmons, Spotify and Harry and Meghan
  • (1:04:11) A little bit of data from Edison Research presented at She Podcasts Live virtual
  • (1:10:30) PROMO 3: Childless Not By Choice
  • (1:11:56) Stats: geographic and user agents
  • (1:15:27) Where have we been and where are we going?

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Where have we been and where are we going

Thank you to Nick from MicMe for our awesome intro!

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