Podible has a “New Year, New Studio” Sweepstakes

Podible was built with podcasters in mind. They have a “New Year, New Studio” sweepstakes happening right now. Enter to win a brand new studio! You must enter before February 5, 2018.

Podible is giving away a studio setup valued at over $500 to the registered podcast that has the most listens on their platform between January 15, 2018, and February 2, 2015.

If you already have a podcast on Podible, that has gets a good amount of listeners, it might be worth it to enter the sweepstakes. That being said, it is unclear when Podible starts counting your listens. Will they count it from January 15, 2018, or will they count it from the day you enter?

Personally, I’m not sure how someone who starts a brand new podcast on Podible right now would be able to compete with the Podible podcasters who already had a large, consistent, audience before the sweepstakes started. It generally takes time to grow an audience, especially for a new podcast.

To enter the sweepstakes, you must do three things:

  • Enter your email address and podcast name on the Podible website about the sweepstakes
  • Let your listeners know that they can help you will a new studio simply by listening to your podcast on Podible.
  • Check your email and @Podible on Twitter to see daily updates on how you’re doing and who is currently in the lead.

There will be a total of one winner of the Podible New Year New Studio Sweepstakes. That podcaster could win the following:

  • A Microphone Kit: Heil Sound PR 40 Dynamic Cardioid Studio Microphone Bundle with PRSM Shock Mount, Two-Section Broadcast Arm and Microphone Cable
  • An Isolation Shield: LyxPro VRI-20 Portable Acoustic Foam Isolation Microphone Shield, Sound Absorbing, Vocal Recording Panel, High Performance – Stand Mount
  • A Portable Recorder: Tascam DR-05 (Version 2) Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Black) with Platinum accessory bundle
  • A Pop Filter: Dragonpad USA Pop Filter Studio Microphone Mic Wind Screen Pop Filter Swivel Mount 360 Flexible Gooseneck Holder, Black
  • And more!

The lucky winner will also receive “Podcast in a Box” services from PodcastPress and consultation services from Scott Doucet & Cole Johnson at Podcast Bay.

Podible Gives Stories a Voice

Podible is a podcast tech company that is using machine learning to solve both discovery and monetization for podcast authors and listeners. The point is to make it easy for you to discover your next favorite podcast.

You can start listening to podcasts on Podible for free on their website. It gives you the ability to personalize it. Start by selecting your favorite topics from a list of 20.

This brings up a selection of podcasts that podible things you will like, based on the topics you picked. If your favorite podcast is missing, you can add it to your list by typing the name of the podcast into the Podible search engine.

For people who regularly listen to podcasts, it will not be news to you that the podcasting industry has a Discovery problem. Since podcasting first came to the mainstream consumer’s attention, there has been an ever present issue of how to find new podcasts that are in line with a person’s listening history and general interests.

Podible offers the following:

  • Personalized Listening: Their proprietary algorithm will discover new podcasts you’ll love based on your interests.
  • Social Sharing: Easily share your favorite podcast series or episodes with friends with one simple click.
  • Any Device: Users can listen to a podcast across all their devices without any interruptions.
  • Endless Episodes: Stream millions of unique podcast episodes for free with no interruptions.

Podible sounds really good for people who like to listen to podcasts and who don’t want to spend a lot of time searching for new ones to listen to.  It also might be helpful for podcasters who want to get their podcast into the ears of new listeners.  I haven’t been able to figure out how Podible helps solve the problem of monetization for podcasters, and did not see information about that on their website.