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How to start a podcast

Want to start a podcast? We'll guide you through every step of the way in creating, hosting, distributing, and measuring your own podcast.

How do I start a podcast?

If you're new to Spreaker, start off here to learn how to set up your account and profile. Once you've done that, take a look at our frequently asked questions here. We cover every step of the process on how to start a podcast in our Help Center or Knowledge Base, as well as on our blog, where you'll find pro tips and tricks, plus all the latest updates of Spreaker's platform.

What is a podcast, and what's the difference between a podcast and an episode?

A podcast is a container for episodes, while an episode is any playable, or recordable, sound. Both can be shared and distributed online. Read this article for a clear explanation of Spreaker’s main features and how to use them.

Is there a limit to the number of episodes in a podcast?

There are no limits to the number of episodes you can include in a podcast, however you must keep under your audio storage space limits. So, for example, if you're a Free Speech user, you'll have 5 hours for your content, while if you're a Broadcaster you'll have 500.

How do I create a podcast?

Creating your first podcast is easy. Just access the Content Management System (CMS) from your upper-right profile menu. Then, select the “Create a New Podcast” option. You can edit this or create a new podcast anytime by accessing the CMS.

If you already have a podcast and just want to move it to Spreaker using the RSS feed, check out these detailed tutorials.

How do I customize my podcast page?

Go to Spreaker’s Content Management System (CMS) selecting it from your upper-right profile menu. Choose the podcast you wish to modify and then click the yellow EDIT button. From there, you'll be able to change the URL of the podcast, upload and change the default image, add your contact information. If you are a Pro user you can also manage your intro and ad injection, add a cover image and customize your RSS Feed.

Alternatively, you can also access the CMS from your Profile page; choose the podcast you wish to modify and then click the EDIT button towards the right.

How can I change the category of my podcast?

Go to Spreaker’s Content Management System (CMS) by selecting it from your upper-right profile menu. Choose the podcast you wish to modify and then click the yellow EDIT button.

From there, in the main Basic info page, you can select the category that you feel your podcast fits best into.

Alternatively, you can also access the CMS from your Profile page, choose the podcast that you wish to modify, then click the EDIT button towards the right.

How can I share content on social networks?

You can share your content on the most popular social networks by clicking on the "Share" button that appears next to the episode or podcast.

Alternatively, you can do it from Content Management System, where you can also enable the auto-sharing settings. Find more information here.

How do I delete a podcast I've created?

To delete your podcast, go to the All Podcasts section of the Content Management System, choose the podcast and click the yellow EDIT button. From the left-hand-side menu, click on Delete Podcast. Then follow the prompts that appear.

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