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Jeffrey Powers
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IT looks like they got rid of the old Plus look. In this new one, I noticed the rules are not up on the page like the old style was. So I changed the info box, and encourage you to read the rules once again before posting.

Thanks!
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JAYVEETEE

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Hey everybody! Just started a new TV & Film Podcast called 'Ever Endeavor Theater with a friend of mine! Would love to see how people like it:

https://soundcloud.com/everendeavortheater/ep1-sully-movie-review
THE BEGINNING....of the end? Sike naw, this is the dopest podcast since Episode 2 of EE. Welcome to the realm of Movie Reviews! This week we talk about Sully, Penny Dreadful, Neighbors 2, and all kinds of other stuff! Thanks for listening Sully Discussion Highlights: http://bit.ly/2cyNNBK EET Facebook: bit.ly/2a3voIF Email us something: everendeavorpodcast@gmail.com JV's CRAZY AWESOME Youtube Channel: bit.ly/1IK3d0v Brad's Boring and Unused Tw...
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Kristyna Archer

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Hi! Excited to be apart of this group and find insights from fellow podcasters. I wanted to introduce myself. I am a photopgraher/DP based in LA (www.kristynaarcher.com) and I started a podcast the MergeLeft Podcast (mergeleftpod.com) about art & commerce and the creative process with shape-shifters in art, music, film, and advertising. I chat with creative entrepreneurial minds thru the perspective of how they sort and balance challenges in today's digital era of rapid media distribution & licensing. Give it a listen and let me know what you think, and also any suggestions on future guests! Here's how to listen & subscribe whether iOS or android:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mergeleft/id1150929400

Google Play: http://bit.ly/2cjYzHI

Stitcher: http://bit.ly/2ckW7k8

Pocket Cast: http://pca.st/AAap

Thank you!
MergeLeft is a podcast that explores the intersection of art and commerce thru discussions with trailblazers beating to their own drum in their respective industries of arts, music, entertainment, and advertising. Hosted by commercial photographer and DP Kristyna Archer, her intrinsic fascination for the creative process and the business of art has compelled her to capture these conversations and create this podcast during a time of rapid change ...
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billy nguyen

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Hello All:

I wish I had a podcast to share in my intro but sadly I could never find a topic that people would want to hear me talk about :)

I'm here because I'm podcast nerd and I'mworking on a Podcast app thats really focused on enabling monetization for Creators. Through inapp subscriptions purchase, users can support you just by subscribing and listening as normal. All content remains free and open, you still own your RSS feed, can create your own ads, etc. just now we make an app that your supporters can use to support you with (eventually we'll have more features for the supporting ones). Think Patreon but less of a pain in the butt :)

I'd love to hear thoughts and feedback from people I'm making the app for. Can comment here or send me an email b@aetherpodcasts.com

Thanks!

b

*If this isn't the appropriate place or forum please do lemme know. Happy to delete or move the post.
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Jeffrey Powers
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QOTD - Collaboration Sometimes collaborating with another in your same genre can bring new listeners to your shows. It might also set up a long-term relationship with that person for future endeavors. I have done some cool stuff with others, and we come together every now and then for bigger projects.

What are ways you collab with others?
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+Hector Carrillo Most of what I do is narrated by me, but the shows I've had others narrate or contribute to have been the most fun to put together. And there's a lot to be said for hearing other voices in a story.

I know others doing audio dramas/audio fiction who are managing sound files coming in from all over the world, and that collaboration helps them. The more people taking part, the wider the reach with sharing in many cases. With the show I do, the handful of stories featuring others have the most listens. While people share what I do, they are more likely to share things they took part in...and their friends and followers are more likely to listen if they know a person taking part -- rather than, "Just some guy someone they know happens to know."
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Mark Goldberg

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Hey all--I have a quick tech question. I'm hosting a live recording of my podcast infront of an audience. I'm told the venue has a "Yamaha Stage Pass 300 Model" system. Question: could I just plug my macbook into that system and record the audio via garageband? And if so, what kind of chord would I need? Thank you! 
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Ian Coles

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Would be grateful for suggestions of best way to set up business podcast that is password protected. Need to make it super accessible, just by emailing out a link (and password obviously). Must be able to play on all mobile devices as well as desktop. Plus need to make it super easy to log on somewhere to see all previous episodes. Help and advice with this much appreciated
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HiFeel free to contact us https://www.blubrry.com/contact.php, we offer a variety of options depending on your security needs, from full app support, signed urls, to true secure feeds and media. Just know that no one option is a silver bullet, if you want it to work on all apps, you cannot have DRM for example. Quick scheduled call we can suggest the best solution for your needs. Most of our solutions are self hosted, meaning once setup there are no additional costs.
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chris howard

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Hello fellow podcasters. I have a question. When I first hooked up my equipment everything was working just fine. I have a Yamaha MG10 mixer. I was able to hook my IPad on one channel, my phone on another channel and my mic on another. My co-host is based in New York and I'm based in Atlanta. I use zoom on my ipad for my cohost and I use my phone for our special guest to call in on. Everyone could hear everyone. Now Im the only one that can hear everyone. My co-host can hear me, our guest can hear me but my co-host and my guest cant hear each other. Any suggestions?
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+Sean W hey Sean by up. Do you mean turned up?
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Amber Beam

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Hi All! I'm migrating my podcast from Squarespace (SS) to Wordpress and having trouble with my permalink structure.

I downloaded the Powerpress plugin and imported my shows with much success! Yeah - thumbs up!

Then I hit a wall -- at SS the permalink is domain.com/podcast/posttitle but I can't seem to make that happen in Wordpress.

I followed Daniel J Lewis's crafty post and was able to get a page called podcast to work: https://theaudacitytopodcast.com/make-powerpress-let-use-podcast-slug/

But I can't figure out how to incorporate /podcast in the slug. Is this a custom permalink fix? and if so what happens when I have blog posts? I don't want them to use the slug "podcast"!

Any advice is greatly appreciated. :)

Amber
If you're trying to make a page for your podcast at `/podcast` but keep getting `/podcast-2`, then you have a WordPress slug conflict. I'll show you how to fix that in WordPress and PowerPress.
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I personally use the 2nd option in WordPress for the permalink structure And use the default category slug name in WordPress settings. Customizing this too much can cause a performance hit for WordPress, it has to use more complicated logic to lookup posts and pages if the permalink structure is too vague.
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Greg Tilton

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Hey all! I produce +Rumor Flies with two awesome co-hosts. We look into the origins, development, and veracity of various myths, rumors, and misconceptions.

Our latest episode features Clare of the Singing Bones podcast, which was so much fun to do. We are a part of the Dark Myths collective and are excited to be on the air with all of you. Looking forward to checking out your shows! http://www.rumorfliespodcast.com/episodes/fairytales
We are incredibly excited to announce another awesome guest for our show - Clare Testoni of Singing Bones, another great podcast in the Dark Myths collective. Is Aladdin Chinese? What is it with the Greeks and "hard lessons"? Where is the border between truth and fiction in the stories we tell? Come join us as we explore cultural origins with Clare on this week's Rumor Flies! This week's musical guest/track: The Great Park - Barba...
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REAL #PODCASTERS, REAL INTERACTION A community for podcasters that want help with their shows or pass information along to other aspiring podcasters. *Please READ THE RULES before you post * Important Rules: - REAL NAMES ONLY. Your real name must be visible to post anything. - Post an intro to your show, but additional posts will be removed. Include a description. - No SPAM. If you post the same #podcast info to 2-3 communities - that is SPAM and your post will be flagged. Other rules can be found in the links below: Feel free to Tweet out this community! "Need #Podcast #help ? Come talk to our Podcast Geeks and get the answers you are looking for! http://ow.ly/HITaR "
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Kristyna Archer

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Hi smartypants podcast friends- I use soundcloud to host my podcast MergeLeft and when syncing to iTunes it sometimes will not show the individual tracks artwork, but rather is trumped by the album artwork logo. Anyone have this issue of this glitch? I really want each individual track to show the unique thumbnail portrait of the person, and it works sometimes....

if anyone in the community has had a similar problem, would love help problemsolving!

thank you!
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Check the feed URL, it may not be setting the itunes:image for those episodes, which if that's the problem it will fail over to your program level itunes:image. Also make sure the image is a jpg that is no more than 500K in size. iTunes is no longer dealing with images over 500k in size. If you save them as a png, more than likely they will be much larger than 500K based on the amount of colors I see in the image. png's byte size is determined by both the amount of colors in the image and the width/height. The only time png's work are when you are using a logo that has solid colors. Gradients/shades and photos have many colors which can easily make a png very large in bytes. Lastly, the png's need to be saved in RGB color space, if they are saved in CMYK (for printing) then iTunes will not use them. If in doubt, look at the image's size on your computer before using it.

The following is advice on custom images per episode...

I do not recommend using separate artwork per episode (feed <item> level) for the itunes:image. Your efforts doing this are limited, I am unaware of any other podcast apps that refer to the itunes:image at the episode level and their usage on iTunes is limited as well. When someone is searching iTunes (refer to your image for an example), at quick glance it looks like there are 6 different programs. You are loosing brand awareness in order to have custom images. Furthermore the custom photos are tiny in appearance in search results which makes the details within them not very useful. These images will appear during playback larger, but we know from the history of chapter based podcasts that no one looks at a podcast once they start playing it.

If you insist on having custom images per episode, my suggestion is to pick one quadrant (e.g. top left) for all photos and insert a consistent logo of your podcast in each custom episode image. Your logo in each episode filling 25% of the image should provide enough consistency that it is obvious in search results that all 6 episodes are for the same podcast program. This way there is some brand consistency in your search results while also providing a custom image per episode. Don't forget to also put your custom image in the ID3 tags of each episode for applications that do not use the itunes:image attribute in the feed.
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James Clausen

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Last week:
Me: "If you could leave me about 5 seconds of room tone, that would be great."

This week:
Host: "Hey James, here's some room tone for you..."

It's a blast working with a talented team that take audio seriously! #podcastwinning
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Jillian Pandav

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Hi everyone! I hope I'm doing this right - I'm not on G+ very often but this Podcasting community seems awesome. I just started my own podcast about a month ago called Court Junkie. It's a true crime podcast devoted to covering interesting court cases, unsolved crimes, and missing persons cases. I just posted Episode 5 this morning and would love any feedback you guys have. Thanks! 
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Jennifer Heard

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Hi all!! I am so excited to have just recorded my very firsts podcast! Looking for input! Tell me what you think, how I can improve?? Thanks so much!
The dilemma of the perfect school lunch. Jenn and Adam discuss healthy options, what you can and can't take, and problems surrounding school prepared food.
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Thanks for letting me know Mark. Here's the link again, hopefully if works. https://soundcloud.com/jennifer-heard/pff-school-lunches
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Todd Cochrane

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Facebook Lesson

On Friday, I tried to login to Facebook only to be presented with a security check screen that I had never seen before. It asked for a copy of my ID.

After searching Google to determine this indeed was the real deal. I took a picture of my drivers license and blacked out everything except my name, picture and dob.

A few hours later Facebook rejected my ID submission and asked for more info.. The second go around I sent my Passport, Retired Mil ID, Drivers License & two credit cards.

Initially I thought that my DOB on my FB profile was likely not the same as my real birthday, as I have never liked to put my real birthday, due to security concerns. Post investigation my DOB in my FB profile matched my DOB on my ID's.

This verification process took nearly "90" hours, in the meantime I was 100% locked out of FB and was truly afraid my profile was going to be deleted along with my associated FB pages etc..

So here is some advice. Make sure your FB profile has your name listed exactly as it is on your ID, and that your birthday matches.. So that when your account gets flagged for a security verification that you will get your account back.

This is another instance, in which I learned a valuable lesson. Own your brand on a site you control. In FB case they own my profile and my pages, for unknown reasons could have deleted it all.

For many podcasters you are sitting on a powder keg where you feel you are 100% in control of your show when in fact your not.
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Christopher B. Wright

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Those of you who have experience podcasting while using Linux, I need your help.

I am responsible for editing the Pen and Cape Society's Throwing the Gun podcast, so I'm also the one who records it (it's just easier that way). It has been a relatively straightforward process up till now: we all get on Skype, I fire up a Linux app that creates MP3s out of our conversation. Then I load the MP3s into Audacity and edit everything. Great.

Except that the version of Skype that is included with most distros is apparently no longer compatible with the most current Windows version of Skype, which we found out when I lost my connection during the last broadcast -- I could invite other people into a chat I'd started, but if they tried to invite me we all got messages that my Skype version was incompatible. So I went and downloaded the new alpha Microsoft released for Skype... and found that my audio recording app wouldn't work.

The new version of the Linux Skype alpha is based on the web version, apparently, and the web version doesn't include any of the API Skype uses to let third party apps record Skype audio.

So I'm a bit stuck at the moment. Can anyone tell me if there's a way to either: a) fool modern Skype apps to allow the older Linux client to talk to them, or b) route the Skype conversation into some kind of audio channel that will a program like Audacity record it live?

Thanks for any help you can provide.
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+Nerdy By Nature alas I do not use a mixing board. I wouldn't have any room for it on my desk. :)
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Desmond Addae

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What are some of your biggest challenges when it comes to editing your podcasts? 
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Using editorial judgement to drop parts that are funny but irrelevant. Mostly, I don't like editing. If only I could record so clean that I could just roll it out as is :-\ 
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Mark Goldberg

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Hi All-Quick tech question: I'm conducting a live taping of my podcast next week - on stage, in front of an audience. First time doing this and don't really know the best way to capture the audio. I figure I'll need three audio inputs: my mic, my guest's mic, and a floating mic to take audience questions. What is the best way to capture this audio as an MP3 so I can post it as a podcast? Thanks!

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Hey Mark! In a lot of these scenarios there will be a PA system so the crowd can hear the Q&A. Often the simplest way to get a recording is to take a feed from the board - it can be less than ideal sometimes (depending on who is operating it!!) but if you have a portable recorder of any type, or a laptop soundcard then this is by far your simplest approach.
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Kimberly Gail

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Check out #CatchTheTeaPodcast with A Tru Lady

Every week A Tru Lady spills the tea on air but she is taking tea spilling to another level with #CatchTheTea Podcast. A Tru Lady speaks her mind, and she has no filters. A Tru Lady sits down with guest weekly to talk about pop culture, answer listeners letters, and more.

https://soundcloud.com/catch-the-tea
Every week A Tru Lady spills the tea on air but she is taking tea spilling to another level with #CatchTheTea Podcast, produced by Kenn 7even. A Tru Lady speaks her mind, and she has no filters. A Tru Lady sits down with guest weekly to talk about pop culute, answer listeners letters, and more.
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Thomas Dwyer

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Hey All.. I run a growing podcast called the big daddy road show once a week. Any and all topics. (new guests always welcome)

Latest topic - cannabis

*Some shows are ADULTS only - there are adult content warnings where necessary.

This is an adult comedy and talk podcast.

www.bigdaddyroadshow.com

I have a few questions -

*If using video? Can you direct me to your setups? Programs - etc.

**Where do you find new guests?

***How many computers (laptops) do you use?

I'm happy to talk on your podcast - when time permits. We will begin touring USA in 2017.

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