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How To Create (Or Find) Your Podcast RSS Feed On The Top Platforms

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You need a podcast RSS feed to submit your podcast to iTunes and other podcast directories.

You’ll typically get your RSS feed from your podcast hosting company. This is by far the easiest way to create a podcast RSS feed. Details below.

Or you can get (or create) your feed from your own website if you use something like Squarespace or the PowerPress plugin for WordPress.

Make sure you don’t upload your audio files directly to website host (with Squarespace being the one exception) as that will cause major issues. You will need to host your .mp3’s with a dedicated podcast host.

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You want to make sure you submit a feed with only your podcast episodes, not a combination of blog posts and podcast episodes.

I’ll show you how to create (or find) your podcast-only RSS feed on the most popular platforms, but first, there are some requirements you need to make sure you follow before trying to submit your feed:

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How To Create A Podcast On An iPhone (Or iPad)

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Do you want to create a podcast using only your iPhone or iPad?

There are a few different ways you can do just that in 2022 – no need for a fancy studio. Or maybe you just want to create bonus episodes with your iPhone while you’re away from your main recording area.

We’ll run through a few different options and iPhone apps that will allow you to record, edit, and even publish a podcast right from your phone.

To start with, you’ll definitely want to invest in an external microphone (check out iPhone mics here or Android mics here) to greatly increase your sound quality though. Most are small and easy to put in your pocket or bag so they shouldn’t be difficult to carry with you.

Another option to consider are lavalier microphones. They clip to your shirt, making them hands-free which can be very useful.

Now that you’ve got the audio quality part taken care of, let’s get into how to make a podcast on an iPhone…

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  • What to podcast about
  • Equipment you’ll need
  • How to record & edit
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How To Submit Your Podcast To Google Play Music (Step-By-Step)

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Do you want to submit your podcast to Google Play Music? It’s easy, and we’ll show you how to do it.

Looking for info about Google Podcasts? It’s a different app.
Learn how to get in here or here.

To start, here are the basic steps you’ll need to follow:

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How To Upload A Podcast (To iTunes Or Any Other Directory)

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It’s a fairly common misconception that iTunes (now Apple Podcasts) and other podcast directories host your podcast media files (typically an MP3). You don’t actually upload your podcast episode files to iTunes.

What really happens is that you show Apple Podcasts where your podcast files are located in the form of an RSS feed.

Then every time you upload a new episode, your feed is automatically updated – and iTunes updates your show listing with the new episode accordingly.

Make sense?

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I’ll show you the exact process to upload your podcast to iTunes (now Apple Podcasts):

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How To Record A Podcast With Skype (3 Different Ways)

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It’s extremely common to use Skype for podcast interviews. It’s free, most people already have an account, and it’s easy to use.

Makes sense so far.

But recording your Skype calls requires additional software or hardware, or both.

I also recommend you have your guest use a dedicated microphone if at all possible. And make sure they are using Skype on the computer, not on their phone. Those can be interrupted by regular phone calls.

I’ll highlight 3 different ways you can record your Skype interviews, starting with the easiest:

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