Terminology - Podcast, Show and Episodes
Before we begin, let's get on the same page about terminology. The term 'podcast' can refer to either individual episodes, or a whole show/series. This is sometimes confusing to new Whooshkaa users.
To keep things simple, we prefer to use the terms Show and Episode:
- Show is the name of your series, for example, "The Simpsons".
- Episodes are the individual instalments of your show, delivered in intervals (e.g. daily or weekly).
How to add your Show to Whooshkaa
1. Sign into your Whooshkaa account. If you don’t have an account yet, you can sign up here.
2. Choose between the two options:
“Import your show via RSS” - If you're already podcasting and want to import your podcast from another provider. Learn how to import a show via RSS feed.
“Add your first show” - Instructions continued below.
3. Fill in all the information fields and upload your Cover Art Image. When you're done, click "Select Categories" to proceed.
- Title: What is the name of your show?
- Sub Title: What is the short description of your show?
- Description: How would you describe your show in more detail?
- Cover Art Image: The required image size is a minimum of 1400 x 1400 pixels and a maximum of 3000 x 3000 pixels, ideally under 1MB. Tips on what makes good Cover Art.
- Language: Specify your show's language.
- Type: Select “Episodic” or “Serial”
Episodic: For content where listeners are served the most recent episode first.
Serial: A new method for chronological content, that should be consumed from the first episode to last.
- Number of Seasons: Specify how many seasons your show currently has. You can update this value when you have added a new season.
- Author Name: Who is the author(s) of this show?
- Author Email: Email address to contact the author on
- Primary Category: Select the category for your podcast to be listed under. iTunes will list your podcast under this category.
- Additional Categories: If you would like to have your show listed under additional categories, enter them in this field. Note: iTunes does not support additional categories and will only use the primary category.
- Copyright (Optional): Any copyright text.
- Podcast Networks: Add your show's existing iTunes, Spotify and Google Podcast's URLs here.
- External Show Page > Show Page URL (Optional): What is your show’s website? If you leave this field blank you will be provided one from Whooshkaa.
- Normalize Loudness: Specify the loudness setting for your show's new episodes. When configured, this setting allows you to specify the loudness level for your episodes from one of the recommended levels by iTunes, Google Podcasts or the Amazon Alexa team. Note: This setting will only take effect for new episodes being created. Existing episodes will not be affected by this change.
- Explicit Rating: Choose between “Clean” and “Explicit”. Pick "Explicit" if your show contains explicit content or language.
- Remove Show from Apple Podcasts: Your show will not be visible on Apple Podcasts if this is enabled. Please note that it may take several days for this to become active.
- Redirect from Whooshkaa: If you wish for your RSS feed to be redirected to another URL, enter the URL here.
- Enable Advertising and Dynamic Content: This controls whether this show may have ads inserted into it. This option is required to be on for the Whooshkaa Campaign Manager to work on this show.
- Enable Whooshkaa Show Pages: This controls whether your show has a publicly accessible show page on the Whooshkaa Show Pages directory.
- Enable Public RSS Feed: This option controls whether or not your show has a publicly accessible RSS feed. Warning: Disabling this option will stop publishing your RSS feed, meaning no one can access your RSS feed, including the Podcasting apps.
- RSS Episode List: The number of episodes to publish in your RSS feed.
- Set Show as "Completed": If this option is selected, the show will be marked as "completed" an no more episode may be added to it. IMPORTANT: once you enable this, Apple Podcasts and other networks may not accept a changed setting for the show.
4. Once you've completed entering all of your show information, click "Create" to save.
Now you're ready to start adding episodes!