In episode 8, Allan Tépper converses with Chris Curran to clarify what an RSS feed is, why it’s such a critical element in order to syndicate an online show (audio or video) as a podcast, together with related analogies and anecdotes. Allan explains the benefits and methods of having one with your own branding, using your own Internet domain as the RSS feed’s core. This is especially important now, in the era of platform expulsion (i.e. Alex Jones of Infowars and many more), the importance of free speech and the suggestion of defamation/libel laws as the only acceptable measurement. Allan explains how you can get a branded RSS feed, regardless of whether you use one of two particular dedicated podcast media hosts which permit it so far (Blubrry or Libsyn), or you self-host your show(s), as is the case with his, that of James Cridland (Podnews), Leo Laporte (TWiT show & network) and —most recently— the FCC (US Federal Communications Commission’s More than Seven Dirty Words).
Please read the associated article of the same title, Branded RSS in the era of platform expulsion, which includes quotes from Todd Cochrane of Blubrry and Rob Walch of Libsyn, as well as a valuable video created and hosted by Dave Jackson. This article contains more details and will be continually updated with the latest information regarding this essential topic.
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