Jae, Craig, and James recording this episode.

Be Our (Podcast) Host

For our 50th episode, Jae and James are joined by Craig Hewitt, founder of Castos, to talk all about podcast hosting and all the challenges that come along with distributing a podcast like ours.
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Show Notes

It’s hard to believe that we’ve already hit our 50th episode, but it’s here and a lot of that is thanks to you, our amazing community who keep listening, subscribing, and intereacting with us across social media, email, and our Discord.

For this milestone episode, we thought you may like a bit of an insight into how each episode of the show reaches you after we record and edit it. 

We reached out to Craig Hewitt the founder of Castos, our hosting provider for the podcast, and he kindly agreed to come and chat to us about what podcast hosting is, why good quality hosting is important, as well as looking at some of the challenges of distributing podcasts across so many platforms.

Are you a podcaster yourself, or maybe you’d like to learn more about Castos, or maybe you’ve had some fun stories with podcast hosting over the years. Whatever your experience, we’d love to hear from you, so please send a note over to [email protected], leave a comment on the post, or join the discussion over on our Discord server

If you liked this episode or any of our content, we’d greatly appreciate any little bit of support you can throw our way over at our Ko-Fi page.

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Chapter Times

  1. 00:00:01: Podcast Recommendation: Art Heals All Wounds
  2. 00:00:34: Introductions
  3. 00:06:28: What Is Podcast Hosting?
  4. 00:11:21: Self-Hosted vs Paid Hosting
  5. 00:16:51: Seriously Simple Podcasting WordPress Plugin
  6. 00:19:51: The Importance of Support
  7. 00:22:09: The Unexpected RSS Feed Impact
  8. 00:29:45: Analytics
  9. 00:37:40: Pricing & What You Get
  10. 00:43:57: Automatic Transscription
  11. 00:46:08: Democratisation of Podcasts
  12. 00:48:43: AFFILIATE PROMO: Backblaze
  13. 00:50:46: Importing a Podcast
  14. 00:53:25: Free Tools for Podcasters
  15. 00:54:58: Private Podcasting
  16. 01:01:09: Wrapping Up
  17. 01:09:14: PODCAST TRAILER: Art Heals All Wounds


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