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December 2021

Anchor Podcasting in 2021: Looking back, moving forward

2021 saw incredible podcasting growth—both by breakthrough creators and the new Anchor tools they used.
December 2021

Podcast ratings on Spotify: An easy way to make a good first impression—and draw in new listeners

Encouraging fans to rate your show can help prospective listeners see that it’s worth tuning in to
December 2021

2021 Podcaster Wrapped: Your year on Spotify

Take a moment to reflect on the stories you told, the milestones you reached, and the memories you created this year.
November 2021

Podcast Subscriptions expanding around the world

Creators and listeners in 33 more markets can now take advantage of exclusive content for subscribers only—on iOS or Android
October 2021

Introducing Video Podcasts on Spotify

Video brings listeners right into your world, making podcasting a more engaging experience than ever.
October 2021

Say hello to Ads by Anchor

Introducing the future of Anchor's monetization tools—flexible options for the evolving podcaster

Inspiration:

Tips for creators, by creators.

January 2022

Why and how to start a Video Podcast on Spotify

Expand your creative capabilities with Video Podcasts on Spotify.
December 2021

The not-so-secret platform that digital creators love: podcasting

Three prominent digital creators share why they made podcasting a priority and how it’s different than any other platform.
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.
January 2022

Field comments, anecdotes, and questions from your listeners in just a few clicks.

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December 2021

How to use Spotify Podcaster Wrapped for podcast planning in 2022

Unpack key learnings from your podcast’s past year on Spotify to level up your show in 2022.
December 2021

Podcast monetization: Prepare to launch your subscriber-only content

Ready to get started with Podcast Subscriptions on Anchor? This checklist will set you up for successful podcast monetization.
November 2021

How to record great podcast ads with Ads by Anchor

Discover how to monetize your podcast with Ads by Anchor and best practices for host-read podcast ads.

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.

Looking for something we didn't cover?

If you’re interested in learning more about a topic we haven’t gotten to yet, let us know! We’ll try to address it in an upcoming post.

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