To publish your audio as a podcast, you need to:
- Upload your audio to a podcast host, to get an RSS feed URL
- Submit your RSS feed URL to podcast directories e.g. Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts
Upload audio to a Podcast Host
Podcast hosts are file servers that you place your audio files on so they are accessible over the internet. These files are accessed via an RSS feed URL, which contains download information for all the podcast episodes you publish.
Podcast hosts also provide other services such as download analytics, social media sharing features, and podcast directory submission.
Podcast hosting is feature coming soon to Rumble Studio. In the meantime, check out our list of recommended podcast hosting companies that you can use.
Submit RSS feed to Podcast Directories
A podcast directory is simply a list of podcast RSS feed URLs. Directories such as Apple Podcasts and Stitcher are used by podcast player apps to retrieve the list of available podcasts and episodes.
Podcast directories (usually) don't store or serve your audio files themselves. They act like a Yellow Pages service, redirecting podcast players to contact the correct podcast host, which serves the audio file to the player. Spotify is one exception, as they make a copy of your audio before serving it to their proprietary player app.
It's highly recommended to submit your RSS feed URL to as many podcast directories as possible, to ensure your show is easily discoverable. Most good podcast hosts will a feature that lets you submit your show to the popular directories at a touch of a button. Consult you podcast hosts' documentation for more information.