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August 2021

How to choose the right rating for your podcast—and why it’s important

No matter how you choose to express yourself through your podcast, it’s important to stay mindful of content or language that some listeners may find inappropriate. That’s why we’ve made it easy to mark your episodes ‘Explicit’ or ‘Clean.’
August 2021

Podcast Subscriptions now available to all creators in the U.S.

The expansion comes packed with improvements to the creator (and listener!) experience
August 2021

Music + Talk expands to 15 countries, with a new look and feel

Adding Spotify music to your show is more seamless and robust than ever—and now available in new markets across Asia, Europe, and Latin America
June 2021

Introducing Spotify Greenroom: Live audio that brings creators and fans together

Open up the conversation in real time, then capture the magic for everyone to enjoy.
May 2021

Podcasts and Copyrighted Content — Respecting Everyone's Rights

Copyright can sometimes be confusing to understand, so it's best to be informed about what audio you should leave out of your show versus what's safe to use.
May 2021

Anchor x RØDE: Teaming up to discover fresh voices in short-form podcasting

Your chance to gain industry recognition, reach new audiences, and even win big courtesy of RØDE

Inspiration:

Tips for creators, by creators.

September 2021

How podcasters can overcome their creative block

Creative block is an inevitable part of the podcasting process, but these tools are the key to finding your inspiration.
September 2021

Behind the scenes of “Music + Talk: Unlocked”

Get an inside look into the making of the Spotify miniseries, “Music + Talk: Unlocked”
August 2021

7 podcast formats to consider for your show

Learn about different podcast formats, and choose one that fits your strengths and your audience.
May 2021

Creators & listeners can link directly to any part of a podcast—instead of asking others to look for an exact time in an episode.

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August 2021

The best content formats to consider for your podcast subscription

Learn what types of podcast subscription content are the most effective to monetize your show and grow your community.
July 2021

How you can make a social impact with your podcast

Shaakira White is making a social impact with her podcasts. In this article, she shares how you can do the same.
July 2020

Understanding your episode performance

Learn how to keep listeners engaged by using episode drop-off charts metrics from Spotify to help improve your show.

Listen: I Should Start a Podcast

Making a podcast is easy with Anchor, but you may still have some questions about getting started, choosing a format, or promoting your show. We've created this podcast to help you out along the way! 

1. What is a podcast anyway?

Say you upload your latest podcast episode, give it a title, and publish it. Your listeners get that episode automatically on their phones, in all sorts of apps, on all sorts of devices, all over the world. How? Why? What kind of magic happens when you hit that publish button?

2. Your podcasting questions, answered

This week, we're changing things up and answering your questions in a special Q&A episode.

3. Getting the word out

After you’ve published an episode or two, and you’ve really got your rhythm down, you’ll probably want to start thinking about how to really find your audience, and grow your podcast. We’re talking about marketing. Today, we talk to Anchor’s marketing team about how to get the word out about your show.

4. Packaged with care

You’ve got your show recorded, you’ve spent hours putting the finishing touches on it, and it’s time to sit back and enjoy the fame, fortune, and critical acclaim that your podcast deserves. But wait! You’ve forgotten the sexiest part: metadata and SEO. Today, we’re talking about packaging your show to give it the best chance for success.

5. Conversation

We explore the other voices on your show: cohosts, guests, and how to approach an interview. Plus, we hear some conversations from around Anchor.

6. Show structure

On this episode, we talk about how to structure your show and come up with a great format.

7. Recording and microphones

You've got the idea, and now it's time to record it. What mic should you use? Will your phone sound good enough? What does "cardioid" mean? We talk about these questions and more on today's episode.

8. What's your podcast about?

It’s pretty simple to record a podcast and get it distributed really quickly. But the part that can be the trickiest is just getting started, and having an idea of what your podcast actually is. So that's what we're talking about today.

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What You Need to Map Out a Season

The team behind EuroWhat? explains how they maintain momentum.

Short Fiction Best Practices with Jonathan Mitchell

The creator of The Truth says the key to connecting with audiences is forging a clear path between the story and the listener.

Your Podcast Needs Show Notes

Use them as a resource where you share credit and information your listeners want.

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