How to Publish a Podcast

Publish your podcast and reach entierly new audiences on some of the world’s largest content platforms.

Submitting your podcast to podcast directories is a one-time process. It requires a small up-front investment of your time. But don’t worry, Podopi has already taken care of most of the work for you. Podopi feeds are already formatted to conform with all the required standards.

Preparing Your Podcast for Submission

Before proceeding, make sure to complete all the required steps:

  1. Podcast listing details looks correct — We recommend setting a proper title, website URL, publisher, description and iTunes Category. Verify these settings in Podcast Settings/Podcast Details.

  2. Podcast has a cover image — Goes without saying, but you must have a cover image to attract listeners to the podcast. Many directories require you to have one.

  3. Podcast has at least one episode — At least one of the episodes must be available in audio format. If nothing shows up, ensure that the episodes have been converted to audio and that public visiblity is enabled for each of them.

  4. Podcast feed is public — In the podcast settings, make sure you have enabled “Public Visibility”.

Find Your Podcast RSS Feed

Podcast directories will ask for a link to your RSS feed. You find this link by visiting the podcast settings-page. Please note that the link is only available when “Public Visibility” is enabled for the podcast.

Find your RSS feed on the podcast settings-page. Right-click and select "Copy Link Address". You can also visit the link and copy from your browser's address bar.

Submit Your Podcast

Now that you have a valid podcast RSS feed, all you have to do is to submit it to the directories you’re interested in. There are several directories to submit to. We recommend focusing on only the most popular ones. That way you will cover >99% of the market share without too much work.

Listed below are our recommended directories and quick-start guides for each:

Additional Directories

Great! Have you submitted your podcast feed to all the recommended directories listed above? Keep at it and gain even more exposure with these:

How to Unpublish Your Podcast

Disabling the “Public Visibility”-option in the Podopi podcast settings will only take your RSS feed offline. It will only make new episodes inaccessible for apps and users. How sticky your content remains online varies with each platform or directory.

Visit each directory you have submitted to and manually take your podcast offline to be sure nothing remains online.