RSS Feeds

5th May 2022

So, what is a RSS feed and why is it relevant to podcasts?! 

 

 

 

An RSS feed is basically a home where your podcast lives. It allows you to post your podcast on many platforms in real time, which in turn will essentially grow your listeners. If your listeners love to listen on Spotify, but on the day of release, for whatever reason it’s down, so they go to Apple podcasts and it’s there too. 

 

RSS stands for 'Really Simple Syndication' and is used to distribute content. It is a Web feed format used to publish frequently updated content such as blog entries, news headlines or podcasts. 

 

The information you receive through RSS feeds is automatically updated when new content is posted on a site. 

 

When we talk about podcasting, we're really talking about audio or video files that are put into an RSS feed. You don't need to worry about any of the technical details behind your podcast when you add it to a podcast directory like Apple Podcasts because of the RSS feed.  

 

Every podcast needs an RSS feed. 

 

How do I create a RSS feed?  

You can either create your own, or when you sign up for a podcast host, they help you set up an RSS feed. When you upload your recent episode, it distributes to all 'distributors’ such as Spotify, Apple Podcasts etc.