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Episode 24: New Features Coming Soon

Aired Live: June 15th, 2016 @ 7pm Eastern

+Krystal O'Connor  and +Elsie Escobar will be hosting episode #24. We will be chatting all things COMING SOON to Libsyn! We've got some AWESOME new features that Elsie and Krystal are stoked to show off! Bring your podcasting questions, popcorn, and your fun!


If you dug this episode head on over to YouTube and kindly subscribe and give us a thumbs up!

Ways to subscribe to Libsyn Live


You can ask your questions via social media, tag us and use the hashtag #libsynlive!

Direct download: Libsyn_Live_24.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT

Episode 23: New Features Coming Soon!

Aired Live: May 18th, 2016 @ 7pm Eastern

We are digging into RSS feeds! In this episode of Libsyn Live, we will be focusing on all things RSS feeds, one of the most confounding and important topics in podcasting. You'll get the scoop on:
What is an RSS feed?
Why are RSS feeds used?
Where would you use one (maybe not in the podcast world, but in general)?
How do RSS feeds relate to podcasting?
How do RSS feeds break and how that can affect your subscribers?
Why your show is not updating in iTunes (yep...RSS feed related)?
How to troubleshoot your RSS feed!
Join in, bring your questions and your popcorn, and let's have some fun.


If you dug this episode head on over to YouTube and kindly subscribe and give us a thumbs up!

Ways to subscribe to Libsyn Live


You can ask your questions via social media, tag us and use the hashtag #libsynlive!

Direct download: Libsyn_Live_23.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT

In installment 22 of Libsyn Live, Krystal and Elsie dig into some new publishing features guaranteed to make your podcasting live easier, there is a new version of the Wordpress Beta (psst, Krystal struggled with this one, turns out she had a really old bad plugin installed that broke things, don't do what she did!), and we talk about some things you can do to make sure your show works smoothly inside the iTunes store.

Direct download: Libsyn_Live_22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT

Krystal O'Connor and Elsie Escobar return to the original Libsyn Live format to bring you everything you need to know about Podcasts Connect, and walk you through the dashboard iTunes is now providing step by step...

...along with all the caveats you need to be aware of.

Direct download: ll0021.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

Elsie and Krystal try something new for this month's Libsyn Live, Blab! We offer hotseats to the podcast community to jump on and ask any question they want - and we discuss.

Direct download: Libsyn_Live_19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

In this episode of Libsyn Live, Elsie and Krystal are joined by Rob Walch (VP of Podcaster Relations at Libsyn) and Ray Ortega (host and producer for The Podcasters' Studio and The Podcasters' Roundtable) to discuss Podcast Movement, conferences, when you should or shouldn't go, and even some budgeting tips to help YOU make it to podcasting conferences.

Direct download: Libsyn_Live_18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:39pm EDT

In episode 17, Krystal and Elsie unveil the new Wordpress plugin, as well as several other fun new Libsyn features.

Direct download: Libsyn_Live_17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Libsyn partnered with Spotify!

Did you hear the news?

There is now a New Spotify and in addition to some pretty nifty features, it also supports podcasts!

And Libsyn has partnered with the awesome service to help them populate the platform with your podcasts.

The question: “How do I get my podcast into Spotify???” has been asked quite a lot as of late, and we decided to answer all questions pertaining to Spotify in one fell swoop.

In the following of episode of Libsyn Live we address everything you need to know to get your podcast into Spotify.

We will also let you know all about how to get your podcast into TuneIn and a walkthrough of our newly updated standalone podcast app of Android.

Direct download: Libsyn_Live_0016.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT

Social sharing, Facebook, Twitter, what do the different links mean, Soundcloud, and a side by side comparison of Libsyn VS. Soundcloud.

Direct download: Libsyn_Live_15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:31pm EDT

In episode 14, Krystal broadcasts LIVE from New Media Expo / National Association of Broadcasters. The co-host chair rotated out with Sarah Morio (Apps), Elsie (Social Media Happiness Expert), Jason Bryant (Mattalk), David Jackson (School of Podcasting), and Rosemary Nickel (M.O.M. - Motivating Other Moms).

Direct download: Episode_14__Live_from_NMX.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:54am EDT

In Libsyn Live #13, Krystal and Elsie dig into whether you should use YouTube in conjunction with your audio podcast, whether you should put your audio episodes on YouTube, and how to convert your audio episodes to video for YouTube.

Direct download: Libsyn_Live_13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:25pm EDT

In this episode, Krystal and Elsie dig into why you might (or might not) want to consider using Google HOA, how to put on a Google HOA and market it, and then how to pull down your video after the show and convert everything over to audio for your RSS feed.


Direct download: Libsyn_Live_12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:25pm EDT

Krystal and Elsie go deep into iTunes search, the MYTHS of New & Noteworthy, SEO and how your website can help your podcast get discovered, and stats.

Did we mention stats?

Set some time aside for this one folks, it ran way over, nearly two hours. Hour one is all search and seo, hour two is seo wrapup and stats.


Direct download: Libsyn_Live_Episode_11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:47pm EDT

Elsie and Krystal take an hour to talk a little about the new Libsyn Podcast Blog Page, and a lot about how to use social media to help promote your show and individual episodes, and being a good social media citizen.


Direct download: Libsyn_Live_Episode_10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:06pm EDT

Rob Walsh joins Elsie and Krystal for a stacked episode covering topics from iTunes quirks to Facebook timeline players to Libsyn Pro walkthroughs.

Direct download: Libsyn_Live_9.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT

In this episode of Libsyn Live, Krystal walks podcasters through the ins and outs of podcasting 100% from an iPad or an iPhone.

Walkthroughs include using USB mic's with an iPad or iPhone, as well as working with the apps Twisted Wave ($9.99 from the app store), Auphonic (Free from the app store), and Bossjock ($9.99 from the app store).

Krystal also discusses recording skype calls by using two iDevices and a Recap.

Direct download: Libsyn_Live_8.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:17pm EDT

All about getting started with Libsyn. Who are we, how to pick an account, how to setup your show, and how to submit to iTunes plus questions from the live audience.

Direct download: Libsyn_Live_7.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:49pm EDT

In this installment of Libsyn Live, Krystal and Elsie walk podcasters through some of the benefits of having their own show app in iOS, as well as:


–How to generate the proper artwork needed for the app


–How to prepare your show for the app, even if you aren’t signing up right now


–What the new iOS standalone app looks like

Signing up for the iOS Developer Account

Direct download: Libsyn_Live_6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:08pm EDT

In thsi installment of Libsyn Live, Krystal and Elsie tackle the oh so rarely covered topic of podcasting and Android. We cover everything you need to know from compatible microphones to recording apps, editing and publishing, and podcast consumption.

The video version of the episode shows all the app walkthroughs on a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.


Direct download: Libsyn_Live_5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:53pm EDT

In Libsyn Live #4, Krystal and Elsie take questions from social media and live via Google Hangouts and roll through them with live walk throughs and other shenanigans.


Question #1: When will the (Libsyn 3 --> 4 transition assistant) officially go away?

Question #2: How do I reissue an old episode as a new, 'Best Of' type episode?

Question #3: Are there any tips for mobile podcasting?

Discussion: What is FTP? Why would you want to use FTP? How does one get started to FTP?

Question #4: In regards to FTP, I have a question about using the Quickcast folder. When Quickcast pulls the description for your episode from the ID3 tags, it seems like it only pulls a certain number of characters. How many characters does it pull? The first 250?


Direct download: Libsyn_Live_4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:20pm EDT

Show Notes

Episode 3 of Libsyn Live covers two major topics.

The MLB and Copyright/Trademark Infringement

There was a ruckus caused across the podcasting community as show after show was taken down or warned for running a podcast based on the MLB or one of the MLB's clubs. The reason? Copyright and trademark infringements.

Moral of the story, don't use anyone elses content, images, or copyright material, including material in the likeness of. If you are hosting a show specific to a club (this is true whether it is Baseball, or any other topic), make sure to say 'Unofficial' in your titles, descriptions, and even when you speak during your show.

Everything You Want to Know about RSS Feeds

Question #1: What, exactly, is an RSS feed?

Question #2: What does it mean to have a 'valid' feed?

Question #3: Do I have to code a feed myself, or are there services available that will do this for me?

Question #4: What about the Google Service, Feedburner? How does it work and why should or shouldn't I use it?

Question #5: I run a CMS such as Wordpress, Joomla, or Drupal. My CMS automatically generates my RSS feeds from my posts. Can I just use that?

Question #6: If I use a podcast host, they probably generate a feed for me. Should I use that feed? Are there questions I should ask before determining if I should use them as a host or to handle my feed as well?

Question #7: I heard some producers say they host their files with Libsyn, but recommend not using Libsyn's feed. Why is that?

Question #8: I've heard there are some really popular Wordpress plugins that will handle my feed and podcasting needs for me. Is there any reason why I shouldn't just use that?

Question #9: If I am using a plugin in Wordpress, how do I switch to using my Libsyn feed?

Question #10: Are you then recommending that the only true way to have a great podcast is to only use LIbsyn for every service (Feed, hosting, stats, blog, player)?

Direct download: Libsyn_Live_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:35pm EDT

Show Notes


Episode 2 of Libsyn live covered a range of topics. Quick notes and topic links are below.


Krystal Walks Through Libsyn v.4.1.1


Libsyn released an update to the interface, version 4.1.1. With this version some updates to publishing, a new stats exporter, and other awesome features were pushed live. Krystal walks through the major portions of the release.




Question #1


Will Libsyn stats provide a count of how many subscribers my feed has?


Question #2 


Is there an update on the new and upcoming Wordpress plugin?


Question #3


Why do my show notes always appear pretty and formatted in some podcatcher apps?


Question #4 


Are there plans to allow publishing to more than one Twitter account?


Question #5


Is it possible to change what image Facebook pulls when publishing using Facebook OnPublish?


Question #6


I'm going to be starting a podcast soon, "Laughing with cancer". I'm not very tech smart. Is Libsyn easy enough to not make my brain explode?


Krystal and Elsie both talked about how easy it can be to get started and published out to iTunes. Krystal has a getting started guide that walks through all the nuts and bolts:


Question #7


I received an email recently regarding new features coming to Libsyn. It mentioned something about upload from Dropbox or Google Drive. Can you give us any details regarding that?


Question #8


How do I work with or modify my blog page to suit my needs?






Krystal and Elsie also discussed the importance of e-mailing support with techy questions.


Direct download: Libsyn_Live_Event_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:19pm EDT

Show Notes

Episode 1 of Libsyn Live covered a range of topics. Quick notes and topic links are below.

Question #1

Question #1 came from the audience asking how to generate a Google Plus Hangout on Air to host a podcast live on the internet. Krystal walked through the steps needed to schedule and start a hangout.


There was also a comparison between a regular hangout (a private conversation between one or multiple participants, similar to a Skype call) and a hangout on air (a public viewing of the broadcast, allowing for participants, Q&A, chat, and so on).


Question #2

Question #2 came from the audience, requesting details on how to switch away from using Feedburner for the RSS feed in order to start using the Libsyn generated RSS feed instead. Krystal walked through how to change who Feedburner pulls from first, then how to update the Libsyn feed so that Feedburner will redirect to Libsyn. This allows iTunes, other directories, and subscribers to automatically update so the move becomes seemless.

Associated KB Article:


Question #3

Question #3 came from the audience, wondering if Libsyn had a Wordpress plugin. Krystal walked through how to setup Wordpress OnPublish so that episodes posted in Libsyn would automatically post to Wordpress.

Breaking News! Krystal was alerted during the show by the Libsyn development team that a plugin using OEMBED is in the works (of course, no ETA yet on when this will be available for beta testing).


Question #4

Question #4 was a question Krystal wanted to cover which went over the three different images a producer typically deals with when configuring and pushing out episodes for a show. These include the show artwork, the artwork attached to a file ID3 tag, and the episode thumbnail. 

Associated KB Article:


About Libsyn Live

Krystal (Libsyn support) and Elsie (Libsyn's social media happiness expert) have come together to bring you a new live web series we are calling Libsyn Live. Episodes run on the first Thursday of every month at 6:00pm EST. Send questions via Google+, on Facebook, or on Twitter (@libsyn).

Direct download: Libsyn_Live_Event_1.mp3
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