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Pandora made some big waves in the podcasting community when they announced that their popular internet music platform would also feature podcasts.

While the initial rollout did not allow for individual podcasters to submit their show, that is no longer the case. Now anyone can submit their podcast to be considered for Pandora.

Because their algorithms rely on both machine learning and human curation, not all podcasts that are submitted will be selected for inclusion. In this blog, we’ll walk you through the application process to give you the best chance of being selected!

Filling out the Intake Form

To submit your podcast to Pandora…


With over 550,000 podcast listings, Apple Podcasts is the #1 podcast directory in the world. It’s where most people search for new podcasts and it’s the first place new podcasters need to get listed.

When you finish this guide your podcast will be listed in:

If you run into any issues, please feel free to ask for help in the Buzzsprout Community Group on Facebook or send an email to Buzzsprout Support.

How do I get my podcast into iTunes?Apple rebranded the iTunes podcast directory as Apple Podcasts in 2017, but some podcasters have been slow to catch on to…


Unlike other podcast directories which require you to manually submit your show, Google leans on their search technology to crawl the internet for podcasts to include in their new app. This means that Google should find your podcast and include it in the Google Podcasts app automatically.

To verify that Google has indexed your podcast, insert your RSS feed URL into the Google Direct Link Generator and click Generate. If Google Podcasts has already added your show you’ll get a direct link to share with your audience.


Podcasts are an incredible platform when it comes to sharing your message with the world. With a few clicks of your mouse you can distribute content you’re passionate about to every corner of the world instantaneously. Many podcasters stop there though, and they’re making a huge mistake. In order for your podcast to grow exponentially and get a steady-stream of new listeners, you have to build a community around your message.

When you’re able to create a thriving community around your podcast, you’ll have passionate fans that spread your message like wildfire. They’ll rave about you every opportunity they get…


Choosing the right name for your podcast can be intimidating. You want it to perfectly describe what your podcast is about but in a way that is fun and will catch people’s attention.

In this blog post, we’ll run through some questions and a few guidelines that will help you pick the best name for your podcast.

What is Your Podcast About?

How do you respond when somebody asks what your podcast is about? What is the first thing you tell them to describe your podcast? …


You’ve probably heard that “Content is king, but distribution is queen and she wears the pants.” We couldn’t agree more.

And as a smart podcaster like yourself, you’re not only amazing at creating audio gold, but you also know and appreciate the power of strategically sharing that content with your audience. That gold needs all the justice it deserves from our said queen — podcast distribution.

The way, frequency, and platforms of which you promote your episodes are super important. Let’s put it in perspective.

As of June 2018, Apple said that there are over 550,000 podcasts and over 18.5+…


How much would it help your podcast if you had the opportunity to interview Dwayne Johnson? What about Mike Rowe or Gwyneth Paltrow?

This may sound like a too-good-to-be-true fantasy, but the truth is it’s a lot more realistic than you might think.

Podcasters just like you are able to land their dream interviews on a consistent basis, elevating the quality of their show and providing unbelievable value to their listeners. Here are 7 tips you can execute to land your dream podcast interview.

1. Write down your top 20 dream interview guests

Before you start firing off emails to every famous person you’ve heard of, take the time…


How can you reduce the amount of time you devote to recording and editing each episode without compromising the quality of your podcast? Templates!

When you have a streamlined process laid out for recording and editing each of your episodes, you’ll spend less time configuring your software and more time enjoying the fruits of your labor.

Templates allow you to create consistently great podcast episodes without all the extra work.

Here are 3 templates you should have for your podcast:

1. Script Template

This is the outline you’ll use to standardize the format of your podcast episodes. Having a Script Template will take…


Are you thinking about starting your own podcast? Maybe you’re looking for a creative outlet and starting a podcast seems like a fun way to talk about what’s important to you. Perhaps you already have a blog and you want to amplify your message by having a podcast as well.

Whatever your reason, podcasting is on the rise and now is the perfect time to get started.

One of the great things about podcasting is that it doesn’t actually cost that much to start. You can create a high-quality podcast on a shoestring budget, connect with your listeners, and start…

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