SLS: Coming Fictional Podcasting Boom

SLS: Coming Fictional Podcasting Boom

By Spreaker Live Show

Spreaker Live Show #170 for Nov 7th, 2018

Show Duration: 29 minutes

-Host: I’m Rob Greenlee of Voxnest that operates Spreaker. I am a 14+ year podcaster that started out on the radio. This is the official podcast of Spreaker platform.
@robgreenlee - rob(at)voxnest(dotcom)
-Co-Host: Alex Exum, Host of "Live Talk" and “The Exum Experience Podcast” on Spreaker
-We stream LIVE every Weds at 3pm PST / 6pm EST from
-You can now get the show on Google Podcasts App on Android
-You can hear this show on Amazon Echo Smart Speakers now via the New Spreaker Skill

Show Today:

- Is a Fictional Podcasting Boom Building?
- Is the podcast listening ear an erogenous zone?
- Update on Podcasting to Spotify
- Listener Comments

On the show today:

- Coming Fictional Podcasting Boom?
Marvel Wolverine Podcast -
“We’re Alive” podcast from 2009 and many seasons and 100 million downloads
New content companies forming in LA and NYC focus.

- Is the podcast listening ear an erogenous zone?
"The ear is an erogenous zone". Sarah Torporoff went to the Paris Podcast Festival. Luckily she speaks French, so was able to understand it all. Enjoy this writeup of the event

- How to Submit a Podcast to Spotify
the most famous digital audio content platform in the world with 159 million users worldwide and a reported 83 million paying subscribers in June 2018 (up from 57 million in June 2017).
Spotify re-hosts your show which means if you have your ads set with Dynamic Ad Insertion they won’t be played – but keep your eyes peeled as Podnews recently stated in one of their recent newsletters that Spotify are currently testing pass-through shows!
What’s Needed To Get Approved on Spotify
This is where we want to explain to you the basics for getting your audio content “Spotify ready”! At a basic level, to submit your podcast to Spotify you need to make sure it is in the following format:

-MP3 format with a good quality level: audio with bitrates between 96 and 320 kbps).
-Size: Each episode needs to be under 200MB. 200MB works out to be around 83 minutes at 320Kbps or over 200 minutes at 128Kbps.
-Podcast Image: your artwork must be square (1:1), the highest resolution possible and either a JPEG or PNG.
-Podcast feed values: special characters, in particular the ampersand (&) character must be HTML encoded (&). HTML tags such as or will be removed by Spotify.
-Episode titles: should not exceed 20 characters to ensure they sit well on all Spotify screens.
-Podcast feed fields: All podcast feeds must have a title, image and at least 1 episode to qualify.
-Last but definitely not least, always make sure that your content doesn’t include any copyrighted materials (Podsafe content is fine!).
How Long Does it Take and How Do I Know if I’ve Been Approved?
Now you’ve sent your podcast to Spotify it’s all just a waiting game! Approval can take anywhere between a few hours to 5 days.
The best way to get your podcast on Spotify is to host it on one of the recommended platforms, such as: Spreaker, Libsyn or Podbean. If you’re hosting your podcast on SoundCloud you might use the form from Spotify.
Where do you see Spotify statistics?
After your show starts to get plays on Spotify you’ll no doubt want to see what effect it has on your listens! Although Spotify doesn’t give podcasters direct access to their stats and data, most of the numbers you need to know you’ll find by checking your host platform.
Spreaker has made sure your Statistics Dashboard on your CMS page includes your Spotify plays and downloads and when you access your Sources page

- Coming Events Spreaker will be at:
Next Event: Vancouver Podcast Festival - November 8-10, 2018 - in Seattle - Jan 19-20, 2019 - Large event

- Listener Comments & Questions:

Linda Irwin
Alex ended up in a Sasquatch's tummy

Tamara - Shelf Addiction
I appreciated hearing from Amy today. Thanks for having her on.

Spreaker/Voxnest Links:
Email: rob at

Send Questions and Comments to:
Twitter: using #SpreakerLive
Tech Support: support at
Heart UK