How to host and distribute your podcast

October 10, 2020
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After you have done recording your first few episodes, you now need to host and distribute podcast across the available platforms.

You need a hosting platform to store your mp3 files and provide you with a single link to all your episodes which is basically RSS feed for distribution across multiple platforms.

There are many Free as well as Paid hosting platforms. But as a beginner who is still testing the waters, you should go for free hosting.

Free popular Hosting platforms:

  • Anchor
  • Podbean
  • Soundcoud
  • Spreaker
  • Podcasts.com
  • Squarespace

For more details on podcast hosting platforms, you can check out https://www.podcastinsights.com/best-podcast-hosting/

If you have a Blog on WordPress, you can choose in built hosting services which allows you to record, play and publish without leaving your blog. Some of them are:

  • Lisbyn
  • Buzzsprout
  • Blubrry powerpress
  • Simple podcast press
  • Fusebox

To read more details about them, checkout this-https://themeisle.com/blog/wordpress-podcast-plugins/

Now comes the Distribution.

Now when you have decided your Host, you cannot sit and relax. You need to have it all over the internet and not just a single platform. This is why we need to distribute it across multiple platforms to have more listeners. Some of them are-

  • Tunein for Alexa
  • Soundcloud
  • Apple podcasts
  • Google podcatss
  • Spotify
  • Stitcher
  • Breaker
  • Castbox
  • Podbean

Extensive list of directories- https://www.podcastinsights.com/podcast-distribution-guide/

Some hosting platforms does the distribution automatically for some platforms and you will be notified when its available. For some, you need to manually submit your RSS.

If you are choosing WordPress hosting, you need to syndicate a podcast across every platform, set up an account with each and submit the show’s RSS feed to create the initial connection.

Checkout: Things to do before starting your podcast

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  • Reply Haseeb Alam December 21, 2020 at 8:07 am

    Hi Upasana Ma’am!

    A few months ago, I have started a podcast on Anchor. The podcast was started for one of my Hindi blogs.

    But I have failed to continue this. Due to the lack of communication and scripting skill.

    Then what to do, learn those skills or skip podcast?

    Thanks in advance,
    Haseeb Alam

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  • Reply Tina Sequeira October 20, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    A useful reference post for any keen to get into podcasting. Thanks, Upasana. #MyFriendAlexa #TinaReads

  • Reply Nupur October 19, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    Useful article. I’m an avid listener of podcasts, but never thought much about what goes on at the backend.
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  • Reply Dr Bushra October 19, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    I’m planning for a podcasts soon. This post will help a lot. Bookmarking for reference. #dewreads

  • Reply Parul Malhotra October 19, 2020 at 6:48 am

    A very informative post for a newbie in podcasting like me.

  • Reply Dr. Rahat Sayyad October 19, 2020 at 2:04 am

    Reas most of the blogs on podcasting on your website and i loved how detailed each one was. Thankyou for putting in so much effort and giving out so much information. Looking forward to more on minimalism from you.

  • Reply Hansa Kajaria October 19, 2020 at 1:16 am

    This is helpful. I’ve done a few podcast but by invitation and was planning to start my own soon.

  • Reply Ishieta October 19, 2020 at 1:11 am

    This is a helpful article and a series that is a must read for a new podcaster! it is just amazing how many things you need to keep in mind and do after you have recorded the podcase. and here i used to think, content was the biggest part 🙂

  • Reply LifeCoachPreet October 18, 2020 at 11:41 pm

    This is a very informative post and covers all important aspects that could help newbies like me. Podcasts are fun. Thanks for sharing insights about this.

  • Reply Shweta Suresh October 18, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    I have not yet experimented with podcast. This will be really helpful to newbie podcasters. 🙂

  • Reply Judy October 18, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    I am quite new to podcasts thanks for this detailed post about the host and its distribution of podcasts.

  • Reply Dixita Agarwal October 18, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    Useful post on podcast, I am a beginner too in this area so noted the tips

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  • Reply Neha Tambe October 17, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    This is very helpful. I was toying with the idea of doing a podcast but was not sure where to start.

  • Reply Srishti RajeevMenda October 17, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    Informative and the right kind, Podcasting is the new kid on the block and hoping to make the best of this Audio medium to reach out, and your post is surely the place to come for the best advice and tips.

  • Reply Princely D'Cunha October 17, 2020 at 8:19 am

    I was interested in knowing about podcasts. Thanks for this informative post.

  • Reply vartika October 17, 2020 at 5:20 am

    A very informative post for people who are planning to start this venture
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  • Reply Shipra Trivedi October 17, 2020 at 2:42 am

    An informative post for a person like me who is still at first stage of podcast world. I listen to some of my friends podcast but not really tried myself.

  • Reply Surbhi Prapanna October 16, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    Great post dear. I agree we need to learn to market our podcasts for getting more attention. nice theme and looking forward for next post.

  • Reply Nils October 16, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    Don’t know anyything about podcasts but I think the post has valuable info. Good job,

  • Reply Puspanjalee Das Dutta October 16, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    I am yet to try the podcast but still bookmarking your post to come back if I ever want to start one. Thank you for sharing

  • Reply Neha Sharma October 16, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    This is such an informative post, you have explained all your points very well. It will surely help anyone thinking of starting a podcast. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Atulmaharaj October 16, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    Wow! You’re an expert podcaster Upasnaji, I didn’t know about the podcasting tools that allow us to record without leaving the blog, makes it so much easier. I’m sad I haven’t posted something for the last month on my podcast.
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  • Reply Pratikshya Mishra October 16, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    It is so informative. We are shifting to podcasts, such a new exciting avenue.
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  • Reply Jennifer October 14, 2020 at 2:24 am

    Getting attention for your podcast is really hard if you are an unknown newbie. I found it helpful sharing on social media, especially Pinterest. Though that may not work for everyone
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  • Reply PraGun October 11, 2020 at 12:38 am

    A very informative post for a newbie in podcasting.
    I’m a apodcaster and its very necessary to reach the right audience. Nice post.
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  • Reply Dipankar Patra October 10, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    Wow nice article. Sir, please write more articles so we can learn a lot from you.

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