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Creating a show is the first step to getting your podcast out to an audience.

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Creating A New Show

Show Fields

Creating A New Show

To create a new show:

  1. Click New at the top right of the Dashboard.

  2. Select Show from the dropdown.

  3. Upload your cover art and enter your show’s details in the Create show form.

  4. Click Open Advanced Settings to display and complete additional fields.

  5. Click Create show to add the podcast.

Show Fields

Cover image

An image that identifies your show. It will be displayed in Zencastr and the podcast directories (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc).

  • Must be a JPG, JPEG, or PNG file.

  • Resolution must be at least 1400 x 1400 pixels.

  • Recommended resolution is 3000 x 3000 pixels.

Show Title

The name of your podcast which will display as the podcast title in the directories.

Description

A description of what the podcast is about.

  • Will display as the full description or “show notes” for the podcast in the podcast directories.

  • We also recommend adding links to your podcast’s social media channels here if you have them.

  • The available formatting – bold text, numbered lists, and bullet points – will display on your Zencastr episode page.

  • Each directory supports different formatting and consequently might display all of it, some of it, or none of it.

Language

The primary language that your podcast is in.

Categories

The category and subcategory that your podcast falls under.

  • Must select at least one category.

  • These mirror Apple Podcasts’s categories and subcategories.

  • If you select multiple categories, the first category you select in this field will be your primary category in Apple Podcasts.

Show Type

How the episodes are related to one another.

  • Episodic: Episodes are displayed in reverse chronological order.

    • For podcasts where the individual episodes are stand-alone and do not need to be listened to in a specific order to be understood.

    • Episodes are ordered from newest to oldest with the most recently published episode displayed at the top of the show’s episode list in Apple Podcasts.

  • Serial: Episodes are displayed in sequential order.

    • For podcasts where the individual episodes are related to one another and should be listened to in order.

    • Episodes are ordered in the podcast directories from oldest to newest with the episode that was published first displayed at the top of the show’s episode list in Apple Podcasts.

Explicit

Whether the podcast content contains explicit language or content not suitable for children.

  • If only certain episodes but not the entire show are explicit, you can mark the individual episodes as explicit.

  • If the entire show has explicit content, it is important to mark it at this level because this feeds into parental controls as well as different countries’ content permissions.

Keywords (Optional)

Search terms that help people find your podcast in the directories.

Link (Optional)

The link to your podcast’s website.

Author (Optional)

The show’s author. This is a searchable field in Apple Podcasts.

Show email

Whether to make your email address visible in your RSS feed.

  • No: hides your email address in your RSS feed.

  • Yes: displays your email address in your RSS feed.

  • ❗️Several directories require that your email be displayed in the RSS feed in order to list your podcast on their apps.

Copyright (Optional)

Who the copyright for the podcast should be attributed to.

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