Answers to common questions about podcasting on Substack.
Is there a way to automatically show direct links to a podcast in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc.? Right now, episode pages just show a (very small) "Listen in podcast app" link, and that takes you to a page that makes you email yourself to get links.
I'd much prefer the ability to just display direct links to the various services the way other podcast hosts do, both on individual episode pages and on the /podcast homepage.
Would like to see an option to disable downloads of podcasts.
Here is what I want to do:
i have over a year of posts I want to go back and add a "listen to this post" so I get how I can add a single podcast to a prior post. I want to record a months worth of posts, say March 2021, that has 5 articles. Can I make a new post with 5 separate audio files? The goal is that a reader/listener can click "March 2021" and listen to all 5 articles.
When I upload a new podcast Episode 2 on Substack will it also post to Spotify automatically? I recently linked it to Spotify and it has Episode 1 available, but I do not see Episode 2. Does it take a while to get shown on Spotify or is there an extra step?
A few questions-
I use Fireside for hosting right now. They have really good stats and a ton of controls over podcast episodes. Can you share screenshots of the dashboards/tools/etc. I can't seem to find examples of these tools.
What happens to a massive back catalog of episodes? Do they show up as separate posts?
The hosting is free now, what's the plan for charging in the future?
Are there web player options for embedding episodes in websites?
The feed are not properley encoded to handle special characters like ã, á, â etc. This makes lots of words in portuguese appearing badly in itunes, spotify etc... Another thing, the episode images are not beeing sent to the platforms via feed and then, not beeing shown in the platforms.
Can the audio be edited in Substack or within the original audio format program?
I want a private RSS feed that includes paid written content as well. Substack pretends to be open and accessible but they lack support for the most basic RSS feature you could ask for. VC money is going to make sure this is a closed ecosystem as quickly as possible
Will you be offering video?
Looking at the "downloads" graph in the dashboard under podcast, I like that you can see the number of daily downloads. I want to see which episodes were down loaded on particular days. For example if I have a peak day of download activity and I know it is not necessarily from the most recent episode. I want to know what listeners are downloading on that day. I can't seem to find that data. Can anyone help?
I tried to upload my audio file for my podcast but it keeps telling me' something went wrong'. Any advice?
Can I disable publish to apple podcast please?
Making a new podcast/audio file only available on substack - online and the app and download?
I don't want to show podcasts inside my posts in the home page, Want to keep them separate.
How i can do that ?
Hello. We have a podcast (Something to Eat and Something to Read) and currently use Lybsn to host it and share on Apple/Spotify etc. I would like to switch to Substack for the pod but dont' want to lose season one/our subscribers etc. Does anyone know if it's possible to switch to Substack as our podcast hosting platform and keep our existing episodes/audience? Thank you! Sophie
I have a podcast on Buzzsprout that enjoys international distribution. Is there as way I can import that podcast to substack while still hosting it at Buzzsprout?
OR, is there any issue with posting the same content at Substack that I post at Buzzsprout. Louis says that since I own the IP right, I should be able to distribute both ways, but I'm unsure.