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@switchingsocial any advice for podcasting which isn't a surveillance capitalist sh*t show? Will pay if necessary. Grateful for your efforts :>

@jamesmullarkey

Do you mean distributing your own podcast, or finding podcasts to listen to?

@jamesmullarkey @switchingsocial raw HTTP, raw BitTorrent, PeerTube, MediaGoblin, Freenet, Dogmazic, Free Music Archive, etc.

@jamesmullarkey
What is your stance on self hosted? With a RSS/atom feed to spread the news maybe. The site itself may just be a list of the audio files isn't it?

Disclaimer I don't listen to podcasts on a regular basis.
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@Zykino

@switchingsocial

Reasonable shout could just stick them on my blog as files. :)

@jamesmullarkey @switchingsocial Technically all you need to distribute a podcast is a website with an RSS feed, and a lot of podcast apps will let people subscribe that way—e.g., overcast will let people paste in a URL if it's not on iTunes.

@zhanchi

@switchingsocial

Peer tube another possibility as it let's people try out a bit before dowloading

@jamesmullarkey @zhanchi

There's also @funkwhale which has podcast support on its roadmap.

(You can already share podcasts, but there aren't podcast-specific features yet.)

@jamesmullarkey

Funkwhale is part of the Fediverse too, it federates with activitypub.

@jamesmullarkey @switchingsocial
I generate my own feeds (I use a script I wrote) and post to my web server. I can vouch for this as an effective, independent method of broadcasting.

For auto-generation, I can recommend Grav (getgrav.org) and its blog and RSS/Atom plugins. It creates an RSS and Atom feed for whatever you post. It's pretty self-contained, flat-file CMS.

@klaatu

@switchingsocial

I've got self hosted wp so there's plenty of rss I could use on there I guess.

@jamesmullarkey @switchingsocial
Yeah, I played around with podpress a loooong time ago, and it seemed pretty good.

The trick is promoting. How do you tell the world that your feed exists? I post alerts to Mastodon, and submitted my feed to podcast "networks", like blubrry.com (which basically just tells some other website to ping your feed every week for update). I'm disinterested in tracking people and traffic, so no idea how effective this is or how many listeners I have.

@klaatu

@switchingsocial

I'm totally opposed to behavioural tracking and likely will come up in podcast if I can get it going :) iTunes can jog on.

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