Podcast Hosting & Submission Made Simple (iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play)

Podcast hosting and a lot of the other technical aspect of publication can be scary, but it's not hard once you learn.

In this video, you'll learn how to host your podcast on a server, upload your mp3 files to that host, obtain your podcast feed, and submit that feed to iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play so that the world can hear your show!

If you'd like to check out the podcast cheat sheet to make sure you have all of your bases covered, you can download that below for free:

If you didn't catch the earlier video in this series, I'd recommend you watch those first:

Video 1: How to Start a Podcast (2018 Tutorial):

Video 2: Top Podcasting Tips & Tools for Recording, Interviews & Exporting:

Below you'll find a breakdown of the video along with timestamps for your convenience, as well as links to relevant tools and websites that were mentioned.

Please note that the podcast hosting links below are affiliate links, meaning I do receive a small commission if you choose to go through those links. It's at no extra cost to you, however, and thank you in advance for your support!

-=-=-=-=-= PODCAST HOSTING =-=-=-=-=-

0:51 – Introduction (Why getting a host is important!)

Libsyn: (use code SPI for a small discount at checkout!)


-=-=-=-=-= SETTING UP YOUR NEW PODCAST =-=-=-=-=-

2:14 – Demo inside Libsyn for inclusion of show settings details.

4:21 – Adjusting your FEED settings

7:00 – Where to locate your feed link (super important!)


7:31 – Add and upload your mp3 media file


9:35 – When should I submit my podcast feed to iTunes and other directories?

10:31 – Submitting your feed to iTunes (you'll need an iTunes account)

To submit to Stitcher, sign up and submit the same RSS feed from above (7:00) here:

To submit to Google Play, sign up and submit the same RSS feed from above here:


13:03 – Do I need a website to actually host and share my podcast?

Need to build a website? Check out my free Build Your Own Brand Course that walks you through, step by step, how to build a website and brand online:

14:22 – How to get a player embedded on your website for your podcast episodes

Want a better designed podcast player that can increase your downloads and make the listening experience better for your audience? Check out the Smart Podcast Player, a tool I built for myself used by 1000s of podcasters out there!

Once you get your podcast submitted, it'll take usually 24 hours or less to get approved, and then you're good to go! Best of luck to you!

If you want to dive deeper into podcasting, I invite you to check out my premium course, Power-Up Podcasting, which will cover all you need to know to launch your podcast with the most listeners as possible on the other end. It'll teach you about how to grow and scale your podcast, how to land big interviews and even how to monetize your podcast, too.

It also includes office hours with me each week, and access to an amazing community of 1000+ students who are all there to help you, too. If that's something you're interested in, please check out Power-Up Podcasting below:

Either way, thank you for watching these tutorials, I appreciate you, and best of luck!


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Leave a Reply 19 comments

SyscoLady Liberty - April 8, 2018 Reply

I did it!! I DID IT!!!! THANK YOU Pat!!! #TeamFlynn to win! First EPISODE up to iTunes!!! The course was wonderful!!! You are fantastic!!!

    Pat Flynn - April 8, 2018 Reply

    Congrats!! Well done Sysco, way to take action and get it done!

TONI WIGGINS - August 15, 2018 Reply

I have a question. Ok I record my podcast through a radio station and they upload the podcast. But when the podcast is searched it automatically comes up attached to the radio station. And when it plays, the radio station artwork comes up, instead of the podcast artwork.
How can the podcast stand alone but the radio station still gets credit for the show?

Hopefully it makes sense

JT Johnson - September 19, 2018 Reply

FINALLY!, Thank you Sir for the quality content that helped me get past the technical aspects of getting my podcast up and published.

Dark Blue Nutrition - October 2, 2018 Reply

You’re a saint!!! Thank you for spelling things out so simply 🙌 helping me so much!

Coffee Cup Productions - November 7, 2018 Reply

FINALLY! Someone who explained this exactly the right way. Thank you!!! I did it!

Wendy Henkelman - November 26, 2018 Reply

love all this. . .such wonderful info & efficient!!!! THANKS!!!

shershah mangal - January 7, 2019 Reply

Great video! Thank you. I’m having trouble uploading my RSS to google. It keeps saying there is an error and I’m missing things. Please advise

Fawwaz Alshammari - January 21, 2019 Reply

I received this error message: Podcast artwork must be between 1400 x 1400 and 3000 x 3000 pixels, JPG or PNG, in RGB color space, and hosted on a server that allows HTTP head requests.

I get the artwork but what does hosted on Server that allows HTTP head requests. I followed every step

larson smith - March 14, 2019 Reply

Hey question how do you do a video podcast and how do you feel about using a gopro hero 5 for video and what program (free) would you recommend for video and audio editing?

David DaVinci - April 3, 2019 Reply

Hey Pat, thanks for the great info. I was supposed to be on your Ask Pat podcast, but have been trying to schedule for over a year now. Frustrating… but glad to get this value here. Thank you! Thanks to this video, my new podcast is up and running!

chenelle hancock - April 16, 2019 Reply

How do you add your podcast feed to your YouTube channel after droping it from your podcast feed? Thank you so much and have a great day

satie espersen - April 16, 2019 Reply

Thank u so much, man! I am gratefull to this tutorial 🙂

Rhett Shull - April 17, 2019 Reply

Man, this video is such a great resource. I had a podcast years ago and just decided to get back into it, so I needed a refresher. Thank you for putting this together Pat!

Francisco Chaparro - April 18, 2019 Reply

It seems to be easy after this clear explanation. You save me a ton of time as I was coding my own .xml RSS feed. What a deal! Thank you

Let's Talk about Life Podcast - May 15, 2019 Reply

Very Informative and discriptive. Thank you Pat, you have helped me get everything set up!

Sara Elysee - May 15, 2019 Reply

Thanks so much. This was very informative and explained really well.

Ethan Halfhide - June 1, 2019 Reply

Libsyn has an option for a customized mobile app, anyone have any reviews on how that worked for them?

IAmJazAugustTV - June 4, 2019 Reply

Thank you so much for sharing this! It helped me upload my podcast!

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