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Buzzcast 2.0 [transcript]


After a brief hiatus, Buzzcast is back and better than ever!

In this trailer episode, Travis talks about the new format and what you can expect from future episodes.

Have an idea for something we should talk about? Post it in the Buzzsprout Podcast Community on Facebook and tag one of us to let us know!


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 2019-07-01  6m
 
 
00:00  Speaker 1
And
00:01
we're
00:01
back.
00:01
Hey
00:02
guys,
00:02
Travis
00:02
here
00:03
,
00:03
uh,
00:03
around
00:04
a
00:04
month
00:04
ago,
00:04
I
00:05
tease
00:05
that
00:05
buzz
00:05
cast
00:06
would
00:06
be
00:06
changing
00:07
and
00:07
now
00:08
I
00:08
can
00:08
tell
00:08
you
00:09
what
00:09
we
00:10
have
00:10
been
00:11
up
00:11
to.
00:11
You
00:11
see
00:12
when
00:12
we
00:12
first
00:12
launched
00:13
buzz
00:13
cast,
00:13
the
00:13
idea
00:14
was
00:14
we
00:14
would
00:15
have
00:15
one
00:16
place
00:16
where
00:16
we
00:16
could
00:16
put
00:17
all
00:17
of
00:17
these
00:17
different
00:17
podcasts
00:18
and
00:18
shows
00:18
and
00:18
episodes
00:19
and
00:19
feeds
00:20
to
00:20
make
00:20
it
00:20
really
00:20
convenient.
00:21
So
00:21
you
00:21
just
00:21
have
00:21
to
00:22
subscribe
00:22
one
00:22
place
00:23
and
00:23
then
00:24
you
00:24
get
00:24
everything
00:24
that
00:24
we
00:25
did.
00:25
But
00:25
we
00:25
found
00:26
that
00:26
to
00:26
actually
00:26
be
00:26
more
00:27
confusing
00:27
than
00:27
helpful.
00:28
And
00:28
so
00:29
what
00:29
we
00:29
decided
00:29
to
00:29
do
00:30
a
00:31
little
00:31
over
00:31
a
00:31
month
00:31
ago
00:31
was
00:31
split
00:31
off
00:32
five
00:32
minute
00:33
Monday
00:33
and
00:34
podcasting
00:35
in
00:35
real
00:35
life
00:36
to
00:36
become
00:37
their
00:37
own
00:37
shows.
00:38
Right?
00:38
And
00:38
if
00:39
you've
00:39
been
00:39
following
00:40
along
00:40
,
00:40
then
00:40
you
00:40
know
00:40
that
00:40
that's
00:41
why
00:41
we
00:41
haven't
00:41
been
00:41
updating
00:42
this
00:42
particular
00:42
podcast
00:43
feed.
00:44
But
00:45
we
00:45
also
00:45
had
00:45
an
00:45
idea,
00:46
something
00:46
that
00:46
we
00:46
wanted
00:46
to
00:47
do
00:47
that
00:47
could
00:48
be
00:48
really
00:48
special
00:49
and
00:49
would
00:50
give
00:50
you
00:50
some
00:50
insight
00:51
that
00:51
wouldn't
00:51
be
00:52
possible
00:53
otherwise
00:53
or
00:53
with
00:54
our
00:54
existing
00:54
show
00:55
formats.
00:55
And
00:55
so
00:55
that's
00:56
what
00:56
I
00:56
want
00:56
to
00:56
tell
00:56
you
00:56
about.
00:57
Now,
00:57
what
00:58
is
00:58
buzz
00:58
cast
00:59
2.0
01:00
so
01:00
here's
01:01
what
01:01
we're
01:01
doing.
01:02
Buzz
01:02
cast
01:03
from
01:03
here
01:03
on
01:03
out
01:03
is
01:03
going
01:04
to
01:04
be
01:04
a
01:04
biweekly
01:05
round
01:06
table
01:06
discussion
01:07
between
01:07
myself,
01:08
Kevin
01:09
and
01:09
Alvin
01:09
.
01:10
Now
01:11
if
01:11
you
01:11
listen
01:11
to
01:11
these
01:11
podcasts,
01:12
I'm
01:12
guessing
01:12
you
01:12
have
01:13
a
01:13
pretty
01:13
good
01:13
idea
01:13
of
01:13
who
01:13
I
01:13
am.
01:14
I'm
01:15
the
01:15
head
01:15
of
01:15
content,
01:16
so
01:16
I'm
01:16
the
01:16
one
01:16
that
01:17
produces
01:17
most
01:17
of
01:18
our
01:18
podcast
01:18
content,
01:19
most
01:19
of
01:20
our
01:20
blog
01:20
content
01:20
and
01:21
then
01:21
also
01:21
a
01:21
lot
01:22
of
01:22
our
01:22
youtube
01:22
channels
01:23
as
01:23
well.
01:24
And
01:24
uh,
01:25
but
01:25
then
01:25
Kevin
01:26
and
01:26
Albin
01:26
you
01:26
might
01:26
not
01:27
be
01:27
so
01:27
familiar
01:27
with.
01:27
So
01:27
Kevin
01:28
is
01:29
one
01:29
of
01:29
buzz
01:29
sprouts
01:31
co-founders
01:31
.
01:31
So
01:31
without
01:31
him,
01:32
me
01:32
and
01:33
Albin
01:33
don't
01:33
have
01:33
jobs
01:34
in
01:34
podcasting,
01:34
so
01:34
we're
01:35
very
01:35
grateful
01:35
for
01:35
him.
01:36
But
01:36
he
01:36
brings
01:36
a
01:36
really
01:37
unique
01:37
perspective
01:38
as
01:38
somebody
01:38
who
01:39
not
01:39
only
01:39
understands
01:40
the,
01:41
the,
01:41
the
01:41
problems
01:42
that
01:42
independent
01:42
Co
01:43
podcasters
01:43
faced
01:44
and
01:44
was
01:44
really
01:45
at
01:45
the
01:45
forefront
01:46
of
01:46
creating
01:46
Buzzsprout
01:47
over
01:47
10
01:48
years
01:48
ago.
01:49
Uh,
01:49
but
01:49
I
01:49
think
01:50
also
01:50
brings
01:50
a
01:50
level
01:51
of
01:51
understanding
01:52
and
01:52
maturity
01:53
that
01:53
is
01:53
going
01:53
to
01:53
be
01:53
super
01:54
helpful
01:54
for
01:54
you.
01:55
Just
01:55
to
01:55
hear
01:56
from
01:56
the
01:56
perspective
01:57
of
01:57
someone
01:57
who
01:57
is
01:57
a
01:57
CEO
01:59
type
01:59
person
02:00
in
02:00
the
02:00
podcasting
02:01
industry.
02:02
And
02:02
then
02:03
Albin
02:03
is
02:04
the
02:04
head
02:05
of
02:05
marketing
02:06
for
02:07
Buzzsprout
02:07
.
02:07
And
02:07
so
02:07
he
02:07
has
02:08
that
02:09
expertise,
02:10
that
02:10
unfair
02:11
advantage
02:11
of
02:11
really
02:12
getting
02:12
in
02:12
the
02:12
weeds
02:12
of
02:12
helping
02:13
Buzzsprout
02:13
be
02:13
successful.
02:14
But
02:15
then
02:15
a
02:15
lot
02:15
of
02:15
the
02:15
stuff
02:15
that
02:15
he
02:16
knows
02:16
is
02:16
also
02:16
directly
02:17
applicable
02:17
for
02:18
you
02:19
and
02:19
your
02:19
podcast.
02:20
And
02:20
then
02:20
all
02:20
of
02:20
us
02:20
have
02:21
opinions
02:22
about
02:22
podcasting,
02:23
about
02:23
what
02:23
it
02:23
means
02:24
to
02:24
have
02:24
a
02:24
successful
02:25
podcast
02:25
.
02:26
Um,
02:26
you
02:26
know,
02:26
the
02:26
things
02:27
that
02:27
are
02:27
important,
02:27
the
02:27
things
02:28
you
02:28
should
02:28
focus
02:28
on.
02:29
And
02:29
so
02:29
in
02:29
these
02:30
round
02:30
table
02:30
discussions,
02:31
you're
02:31
going
02:31
to
02:31
hear
02:31
us
02:32
talk
02:32
about
02:32
a
02:32
number
02:33
of
02:33
things,
02:34
but
02:34
three
02:34
kind
02:35
of
02:35
main
02:35
themes.
02:36
All
02:36
right
02:36
,
02:36
so
02:36
the
02:36
first
02:37
main
02:37
theme
02:38
that
02:38
you'll
02:38
hear
02:38
us
02:38
talk
02:39
about
02:39
on
02:39
these
02:39
new
02:39
buzz
02:39
cast
02:40
episodes
02:41
is
02:41
what's
02:41
going
02:41
on
02:41
at
02:42
Buzzsprout
02:43
HQ
02:43
here
02:43
in
02:44
Jacksonville,
02:44
Florida.
02:45
So
02:45
we'll
02:45
talk
02:45
about
02:45
new
02:46
features,
02:47
updates
02:48
within
02:48
your
02:48
dashboard,
02:49
new
02:49
sections,
02:50
changes,
02:51
frequently
02:51
asked
02:51
questions
02:52
that
02:52
we're
02:52
seeing
02:52
in
02:52
customer
02:53
support.
02:54
Like
02:54
we'll
02:54
just
02:54
give
02:54
you
02:55
a
02:55
behind
02:55
the
02:55
scenes
02:56
look
02:57
at
02:57
what
02:57
is
02:57
going
02:57
on
02:58
at
02:59
our
02:59
headquarters,
03:00
at
03:00
our
03:00
office
03:01
and
03:01
the
03:01
things
03:01
that
03:01
we're
03:01
thinking
03:02
about,
03:02
the
03:02
things
03:02
we're
03:02
excited
03:03
about.
03:04
And
03:04
also
03:04
get
03:04
the
03:04
backstory
03:05
for
03:05
like
03:06
why
03:06
we
03:06
roll
03:06
out
03:07
different
03:07
features.
03:07
So
03:07
recently
03:08
we
03:09
just
03:09
rolled
03:09
out
03:09
the
03:10
updated
03:11
version
03:11
of
03:11
our
03:12
soundbite
03:12
,
03:13
right,
03:13
which
03:13
is
03:13
our
03:14
audio
03:15
wave
03:15
video
03:16
player
03:16
that
03:17
you
03:17
can
03:17
create
03:18
previews
03:18
of
03:18
your
03:18
episodes
03:19
for
03:19
promoting
03:19
and
03:19
social
03:20
media.
03:21
And
03:21
so
03:21
we'll
03:21
talk
03:21
about
03:22
new
03:22
features
03:22
like
03:22
that,
03:23
like
03:23
the
03:23
reason
03:23
why
03:23
we
03:24
made
03:24
it
03:24
the
03:24
best
03:24
way
03:24
to
03:24
use
03:25
it,
03:25
those
03:25
kinds
03:25
of
03:26
things.
03:26
So
03:26
as
03:26
we
03:27
add
03:27
new
03:28
things,
03:28
add
03:28
new
03:28
capabilities
03:29
into
03:29
your
03:30
dashboard,
03:31
we're
03:31
going
03:31
to
03:31
also
03:32
give
03:32
you
03:32
some
03:33
information
03:34
and
03:34
some
03:35
best
03:36
practices
03:36
for
03:36
how
03:37
to
03:37
use
03:37
those
03:37
for
03:37
your
03:38
podcast
03:38
.
03:38
Another
03:39
theme
03:39
that
03:39
you're
03:39
going
03:39
to
03:39
hear
03:40
on
03:40
buzz
03:41
cast
03:41
moving
03:42
forward
03:42
is
03:42
what's
03:42
going
03:43
on
03:43
in
03:43
the
03:43
world
03:43
of
03:43
podcasting.
03:45
There's
03:45
a
03:45
lot
03:45
of
03:45
industry
03:46
news,
03:46
there's
03:46
a
03:46
lot
03:47
of
03:47
things
03:47
that
03:48
are
03:48
happening,
03:48
a
03:48
lot
03:48
of
03:48
new
03:49
players
03:49
coming
03:49
in,
03:49
a
03:49
lot
03:50
of
03:50
changes
03:50
to
03:50
different
03:50
platforms,
03:51
different
03:51
directories,
03:52
and
03:53
also
03:53
just
03:54
seeing
03:54
changes
03:55
in
03:55
the
03:55
way
03:55
that
03:55
people
03:56
interact
03:56
with
03:56
podcasts.
03:57
And
03:57
so
03:58
we're
03:58
also
03:58
going
03:58
to
03:58
cover
03:58
those
03:59
kind
03:59
of
03:59
things.
04:00
Uh
04:00
,
04:00
but
04:00
specifically
04:02
we're
04:02
going
04:02
to
04:02
talk
04:02
about
04:02
industry
04:03
news
04:03
in
04:04
the
04:04
context
04:04
of
04:04
how
04:04
it
04:05
affects
04:05
you
04:06
as
04:06
an
04:06
independent
04:08
podcaster
04:08
.
04:08
Because
04:08
most
04:08
of
04:09
us,
04:09
at
04:09
least
04:10
Kevin
04:10
Abbott
04:10
and
04:10
myself,
04:10
we
04:11
nerd
04:11
out
04:11
on
04:11
all
04:11
of
04:11
these
04:12
like
04:12
Super
04:13
Techie
04:13
,
04:14
uh,
04:14
you
04:14
know,
04:14
newsletters
04:14
and
04:15
things
04:15
like
04:15
that
04:15
about
04:15
podcasting.
04:16
We
04:17
recognize
04:17
that's
04:17
not
04:18
necessarily
04:19
all
04:19
of
04:19
your
04:19
cup
04:19
of
04:19
tea.
04:20
Like
04:20
you
04:20
don't
04:20
want
04:20
to,
04:21
you
04:21
know,
04:21
understand
04:22
the
04:22
difference
04:22
between
04:22
different
04:23
bit
04:23
rates.
04:23
Like
04:23
we
04:24
get
04:24
that,
04:24
but
04:25
we
04:25
do
04:25
want
04:25
to
04:25
communicate
04:26
things
04:26
that
04:26
are
04:26
happening
04:27
in
04:27
the
04:27
,
04:27
the
04:27
kind
04:28
of
04:28
world
04:28
of
04:28
podcasting
04:29
and
04:30
how
04:30
you
04:31
can
04:31
utilize
04:32
those
04:32
changes
04:33
to
04:33
help
04:33
your
04:33
show
04:34
and
04:34
to
04:34
reach
04:34
your
04:35
personal
04:35
goals
04:35
as
04:35
well.
04:36
And
04:36
then
04:36
the
04:36
third
04:37
theme
04:37
that
04:37
we're
04:37
gonna
04:37
talk
04:38
about
04:38
is
04:38
strategies
04:39
that
04:40
we've
04:40
seen
04:40
work
04:41
time
04:41
and
04:41
time
04:42
again.
04:42
Now
04:42
these
04:42
might
04:43
be
04:43
monetization
04:44
strategies,
04:44
they
04:45
might
04:45
be
04:45
growth
04:45
strategies
04:46
or
04:46
even
04:46
just
04:47
discussions
04:47
around
04:48
what
04:48
makes
04:48
a
04:48
high
04:49
quality
04:49
podcast
04:50
and,
04:50
and
04:50
how
04:50
do
04:50
you
04:50
answer
04:51
that
04:51
question
04:51
for
04:51
your
04:53
Shit
04:53
Yourself
04:53
?
04:53
Like
04:53
are
04:53
you
04:54
doing
04:54
a
04:54
good
04:54
job
04:54
of
04:55
creating
04:55
a
04:56
product
04:56
episodes
04:57
that
04:57
people
04:58
will
04:58
love,
04:58
that
04:58
they'll
04:58
tell
04:59
other
04:59
people
04:59
about?
05:00
And
05:00
what
05:00
are
05:00
some
05:00
common
05:01
practices,
05:02
some
05:02
best
05:02
practices
05:03
that
05:03
you
05:03
can
05:03
apply
05:04
to
05:04
make
05:04
sure
05:05
that
05:05
your
05:05
show
05:05
is
05:05
as
05:05
great
05:05
as
05:06
it
05:06
possibly
05:06
can
05:06
be.
05:07
All
05:07
right
05:07
,
05:07
so
05:07
those
05:07
are
05:07
the
05:08
kinds
05:08
of
05:08
things
05:08
we're
05:08
going
05:09
to
05:09
talk
05:09
about
05:09
on
05:09
these
05:10
buzz
05:10
cast
05:11
episodes.
05:12
But
05:12
you
05:12
don't
05:12
have
05:13
to
05:13
wait
05:13
until
05:13
Friday
05:14
to
05:14
hear
05:15
the
05:15
first
05:15
one.
05:16
In
05:16
fact,
05:16
we're
05:16
going
05:17
to
05:17
kick
05:17
things
05:17
off
05:17
this
05:18
week
05:18
starting
05:18
tomorrow
05:19
with
05:19
four
05:20
episodes.
05:21
So
05:22
tomorrow
05:22
and
05:23
every
05:23
day
05:23
this
05:24
week
05:24
we'll
05:24
release
05:24
a
05:25
new
05:25
episode
05:26
of
05:26
Buzz
05:26
cast
05:27
and
05:27
then
05:28
so
05:28
you'll
05:28
get
05:28
a
05:28
nice
05:29
idea
05:29
of
05:29
the
05:29
kinds
05:30
of
05:30
things
05:30
we're
05:30
going
05:30
to
05:30
talk
05:31
about
05:31
and
05:32
what
05:32
the
05:32
show
05:32
is
05:32
going
05:33
to
05:33
be
05:33
like.
05:33
And
05:34
then
05:34
after
05:34
we
05:34
post
05:35
episode
05:36
for
05:36
this
05:36
Friday,
05:37
July
05:38
5th
05:39
we'll
05:39
switch
05:39
to
05:39
our
05:39
every
05:40
other
05:40
week
05:41
a
05:41
posting
05:42
schedule.
05:43
And
05:43
so
05:43
every
05:43
other
05:44
Friday
05:44
we'll
05:44
be
05:45
posting
05:45
new
05:46
episodes.
05:47
Now,
05:47
one
05:47
thing
05:47
that
05:48
I
05:48
need
05:48
from
05:48
you
05:48
is
05:49
some
05:49
feedback.
05:50
What
05:50
are
05:50
things
05:50
that
05:51
you
05:51
want
05:51
us
05:52
to
05:52
talk
05:52
about
05:53
on
05:53
future
05:53
episodes?
05:54
So
05:55
if
05:55
you
05:55
could
05:55
just
05:55
jump
05:55
into
05:56
the
05:56
bus
05:56
route
05:56
podcast
05:57
on
05:57
Facebook
05:58
and
05:58
then
05:58
tag
05:59
one
05:59
of
05:59
us
05:59
in
06:00
a
06:00
post,
06:00
either
06:00
Kevin,
06:00
myself
06:01
or
06:01
Alvin
06:01
.
06:02
And
06:02
just
06:02
letting
06:02
us
06:02
know,
06:03
hey,
06:03
I
06:03
think
06:03
it'd
06:03
be
06:03
really
06:04
great
06:04
if
06:04
you
06:04
talked
06:04
about
06:05
this,
06:05
where
06:05
I
06:05
heard
06:06
the
06:06
apple
06:06
podcast
06:07
was
06:07
going
06:07
through
06:07
these
06:07
changes.
06:08
What
06:08
does
06:08
that
06:08
mean
06:08
for
06:08
me?
06:09
Please
06:09
talk
06:09
about
06:10
it
06:10
on
06:10
buzz
06:10
cast.
06:11
That
06:11
would
06:11
be
06:11
super
06:11
helpful
06:12
for
06:12
us
06:12
to
06:12
make
06:12
sure
06:13
that
06:13
the
06:13
episodes
06:14
we're
06:14
creating
06:14
for
06:14
you
06:15
guys
06:15
are
06:15
really
06:16
helpful.
06:17
But
06:17
overall,
06:18
I'm
06:18
really
06:19
excited
06:19
about
06:19
this
06:19
podcast.
06:20
I
06:20
think
06:20
it's
06:20
going
06:20
to
06:20
be
06:20
awesome.
06:21
Thank
06:21
you
06:22
for
06:22
sticking
06:22
around
06:22
for
06:23
not
06:23
unsubscribing
06:24
after
06:24
we
06:24
changed
06:24
everything.
06:26
Uh,
06:26
I
06:26
believe
06:26
that
06:26
this
06:27
show,
06:27
this
06:27
new
06:28
format
06:28
is
06:28
really
06:29
gonna
06:29
help
06:29
you
06:30
in
06:30
so
06:30
many
06:30
ways,
06:31
but
06:31
thank
06:31
you
06:32
for
06:32
listening
06:33
and
06:33
as
06:33
always,
06:34
keep
06:35
podcasting.