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62,000+​ Podcasts​

Worldwide Podcast Platform

Libsyn hosts's over 67,000 podcasts worldwide.  We are the most experienced podcast hosting platform for audio and video.

Source: Libsyn Q12019 10K

111 Million Downloads

Growing Audiences

Libsyn delivers over 111 Million unique downloads to audiences everywhere every single month.

Source: Statista, buisinessofapps, techcrunch

28.2% of Downloads

Powerful Podcasting Delivers

28.2% of Apple Podcast downloads for the top 400 US Podcasts come from Libsyn podcasters. We host some of the biggest shows.

Source Chartable.com August 2018

Libsyn has been an official podcast launch partner for the most popular media companies.

A Platform For Every Podcaster From The Start

Libsyn is the combination of Liberated and Syndication and has from the start stayed true to developing a platform where podcasters have the freedom they need to deliver the kind of podcast they want. Everyone from a hobby podcaster to enterprise level corporations find a home and support they need through Libsyn or LibsynPro.

Your podcasting story is best written when you have the freedom to write it the way you want and the confidence of knowing that is it always yours to keep no matter how many downloads you have or how famous you become.

We believe in empowering brands and thought leaders to expand their influence with podcast hosting services that simplify workflows, transform content delivery, engage communities everywhere and always keep the podcast creator in control of their work and at the heart of ours.

A Hall of Fame Team Of Podcasters

We are proud to have on our team some of the most trusted minds in podcasting. They bring a podcaster’s perspective to the forefront of our development and are a valuable resource to all the podcasters who choose Libsyn.

Podcasters inducted into the Podcasting Hall of Fame have been podcasting themselves for at least ten years. This crew as seen it all and is ready to help you reach your podcasting goals on the Libsyn platform.

Elsie Escobar

Libsyn Community Manager

 

A ten year plus veteran in the industry and inductee to the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame. She co-runs She Podcasts, a podcast and podcasting community for women with over 12k members. She is Libsyn’s Community Manager and producer/co-host of The Feed with Rob Walch. Her latest endeavor is Sobre Podcasting a podcast who’s mission is to inform, inspire and connect the Spanish speaking podcasting community.

Podcasting Hall Of Fame 2017

Rob Walch

VP of Podcaster Relations

Rob Walch was inducted into the Podcasting Hall of Fame in 2016 and is the VP of Podcaster Relations for Libsyn. He is Co-Author of “Tricks of the Podcasting Masters” , an editors pick as a Top10 Reference book for 2006 by Amazon. Rob started podcasting in 2004 as host of the award-winning podCast411 podcast, where he interviewed guests such as Quincy Jones, Walt Mossberg & Larry Kudlow. He has consulted on podcasting for Jack Welch, Tim Ferriss, and eBay to name just a few.

Podcasting Hall Of Fame 2016

Dave Jackson

Libsyn Support

Dave Jackson was inducted into the Podcasting Hall of Fame in 2018. He launched the School of Podcasting in 2005. He has been helping people understand technology for 20+ years as a corporate trainer and consultant. He is the author of the book, “More Podcast Money.” Over the years he has launched over 30 different podcasts with over 4 million downloads.

Podcasting Hall Of Fame 2018

Rob Greenlee

VP, Content, and Partnerships

VP of Content and Partnerships, Libsyn (LSYN) and was inducted into the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame in 2017.  Formerly served as VP, Podcaster Relations at Voxnest’s Spreaker. He started on radio in 1999 and then podcasting in 2004 with the first nationally syndicated radio show “WebTalk World Radio Show” to begin podcasting. He also worked as Voxnest’s Head of Partnerships and Spreaker’s Head of Content. Greenlee’s other prior positions have included as EVP/CTO at PodcastOne.com, Business / Content Manager of Podcasts at Microsoft Zune and Xbox Live Marketplace.

He currently co-hosts the “New Media Show”, a weekly audio and video podcast that streams LIVE on NewMediaShow.com/live, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Twitch every Saturday morning at 9am PST/Noon EST.

Podcasting Hall Of Fame 2017

Built In Pittsburgh, PA 2004

2004

The Start Of Podcasting & Libsyn

  • The Podfather, Former MTV video jockey Adam Curry and software developer Dave Winer author of the RSS format, invent a program called iPodder and podcasts.
  • Libsyn (Liberated Syndication) launches as the first podcast service provider founded by Dave Mansueto and Dave Chekan offering storage, bandwidth, and RSS creation tools.

2005

Apple Takes Podcasting Mainstream

  • Apple releases iTunes 4.9 with native support for podcasts new Podcast Directory.
  • The word Podcast is declared the word of the year by new Oxford American dictionary.
  • Libsyn has a booth at the very first BlogWorld & New Media Expo in Ontario, California.

2006

How to make a podcast using GarageBand

  • Mugglecast wins People’s Choice Award for podcasts (hosted on Libsyn at the time of award).
  • CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, demonstrated how to make a podcast using GarageBand in his keynote.
  • Blubrry.com podcast directory launches.

2007

  • Apple releases the first iPhone providing better mobile access to podcasts.
  • Keith and the Girl win People’s Choice Award (hosted on Libsyn).
  • Google Buys FeedBurner for 100 million.

2008

Libsyn Inks Advertising Deals With Major Brands

  • Libsyn develops Ad Stitching tools for geographically targeted podcast advertising campaigns.
  • Libsyn inks advertising deals with GM Saturn, Coca-Cola, U.S. Navy, and Panasonic.
  • Pew Research states that 19% of Internet users have downloaded a podcast

2009

  • Marc Maron launches the WTF with Marc Maron podcast on the Libsyn platform.
  • Libsyn introduces first custom Smartphone Apps for podcasters for Google Play and iOS.

2010

  • Google TV set to include a podcast directory

2011

Libsyn Podcasters Break World Record

  • Adam Carolla becomes the Guinness World Record Holder for the most downloaded podcast (hosted on Libsyn).
  • Libsyn introduces premium subscription paywall for episode monetization for podcasters.
  • Libsyn releases the first OnPublish integration for Facebook for posting episodes right from Libsyn.

2012

  • Libsyn releases the Libsyn Facebook App so audiences can listen right from Facebook
  • WordPress, Blogger, and Twitter are new Libsyn OnPublish integrations.
  • Libsyn is host to 95% of the top audio coded podcasts in Apple Podcasts.
  • Libsyn’s releases custom HTML5 podcast player.

2013

  • Libsyn4 went live.
  • The Feed: The official Libsyn Podcast launches with hosts Rob Walch and Elsie Escobar.

2014

The first season of Serial, Podcast Movement, and iOS Podcast App

  • iOS 8 launches and with it Apple makes the Podcasts App native to iOS.
  • The First season of the podcast Serial was released, ten years after the beginning of podcasting.
  • Gary Leland, Dan Franks, and Jared Easley use a Kickstarter campaign to fund the first national podcast conference Podcast Movement.
  • The largest female lead Facebook Podcasting group, She Podcasts, is formed by Libsyn Community Manager Elsie Escobar and co-host Jessica Kupferman.

2015

Your Podcast Everywhere

  • Marc Maron interviews president Obama on the WTF Podcast.
  • Libsyn launches an enterprise-level private podcasting solution for private podcast distribution.
  • Libsyn is the podcast launch partner for Spotify and Google Play Music.
  • Libsyn releases a new custom audio and video podcast player.

2016

  • Our very own Rob Walch, VP of Podcaster Relations, is inducted into the Academy of Podcasters Hall Of Fame.
  • Libsyn joins forces with iHeart Radio to add another destination to its OnPublish integrations for podcasters.

2017

Podcasting Hall Of Fame

  • Libsyn Community Manager, Elsie Escobar, and Rob Greenlee, Libsyn VP, Content, and Partnerships, are inducted into the Hall of Fame.

2018

New Publishing Integrations

  • Libsyn's support guru, Dave Jackson, is inducted into the Academy of Podcasters Hall Of Fame.
  • Libsyn is the podcast launch partner Pandora's podcast offering.
  • Libsyn launches WordPress Libsyn Publisher Hub for publishing episodes via WordPress.

2019

More Exciting News To Come

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