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The official Libsyn podcast — keeping podcasters podcasting since 2013!

In-depth information, skilled analysis, and the top podcasting industry news — all aimed at keeping you podcasting. The Feed: The Official Libsyn Podcast shares insights from Libsyn, a world-leading podcast hosting platform that has been providing hosting, distribution, and monetization services since 2004. Serving the everyday podcaster, it is a must-follow & subscribe for those interested in growing their shows and skills in the ever-changing, evolving podcasting industry.

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Rob Walch

VP of Podcast Relations, Libsyn Podcasting Hall Of Famer

Before joining Libsyn in 2007, Rob Walch was President and founder of podCast411, Inc. He is co-author of the book Tricks of the Podcasting Masters, 2006, an editors’ pick as a top 10 Reference book for 2006 by Rob was also listed as the 5th most influential person in podcasting according to the book Podcasting for Dummies, Wiley Press 2005. He was inducted into the Podcasting Hall of Fame in 2016.

Rob has consulted on podcasting for eBay, Jack Welch, Tim Ferriss, Senator Edwards, Governor Bill Richardson, Dr. Mark Hyman, Noah Shanok (Stitcher), and the Sacramento Kings/Monarchs, to name just a few. He was Chair of the Education and Outreach Committee for the Association of Downloadable Media and a member of the IAB Podcasting Working groups that wrote the IAB Podcast Metrics Guidelines. Rob received his BS in Engineering from the University of Dayton and his MBA from the University of Connecticut.

Elsie Escobar

Director of Community & Content Podcasting Hall Of Famer

As Libsyn’s Director of Community and Content, Elsie Escobar spearheads The Feed: The Official Libsyn Podcast, recently celebrating a decade with more than 1.6 million downloads. Her role involves curating live events, conferences, and video content that align with Libsyn’s vision. She ensures the creation of engaging, educational, and actionable content distributed across all channels, inspiring and empowering the podcasting community.

Elsie’s passion for education and diversity led to initiatives like #ClaimPodParity, uplifting women and non-binary-led businesses, and her advocacy in Edison’s Latino Podcast Listening Report.

Her trailblazing efforts earned her a spot in the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame as the first Latina inductee.

Elsie was a co-founder of She Podcasts, and helped foster a thriving community for women and non-binary individuals while empowering aspiring podcasters for almost a decade.

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Bronze Signal Award Winner for the Advice & How-to Category

The Signal Awards seeks to honor and celebrate the people and content that raise the bar for podcasting. Luminaries 
and leaders within the industry will judge Shows, Limited Series & Specials, Individual Episodes and Branded Shows & Advertising across categories ranging from Best Innovative Audio Experience to Best TV & Film Recap tutorials.