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

    1. JMark Swartzentruber February 21, 2018 at 4:50 pm #

      Exactly what I’ve been looking for! Thanks!

    2. SyscoLady Liberty April 8, 2018 at 11:32 pm #

      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 at 11:36 pm #

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

    3. Vince Beese May 23, 2018 at 5:12 pm #

      Thanks Pat. As always your advice and guidance is spot on. Thanks to you I was able to build my podcast within days! Keep it coming.

    4. LifeHouse Church July 6, 2018 at 4:10 pm #

      Pat, you are the most helpful resource I’ve found when it comes to podcasting. Thanks so much for your insights.

    5. JT Johnson September 19, 2018 at 2:34 am #

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

    6. Lisa Keefauver September 29, 2018 at 12:37 am #

      Great teaching style, terrific content, well-paced delivery. Thanks!

    7. YouTube Clips October 12, 2018 at 4:38 am #

      I love this, no intro and dumb talk direct straight to the point. Perfect

    8. Jeremy Ellis November 5, 2018 at 7:28 pm #

      God bless you sir! This is amazing

    9. Coffee Cup Productions November 7, 2018 at 7:15 pm #

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

    10. Wendy Henkelman November 26, 2018 at 6:36 am #

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

    11. WrestlingMapsCOM February 21, 2019 at 5:30 am #

      FYI – You now have to submit the HTTPS version of your RSS feed from Libsyn to ITunes to validate. Great video Pat. It got me off and running!

    12. JRob Cal April 1, 2019 at 12:26 am #

      I did this a few years ago and your tutorials where slightly outdated, it was the most frustrating thing I’ve ever done online. This new tutorial is current in 2019 with some minor changes on libsyn…but it was so easy to accomplish this time. Thank you!

    13. satie espersen April 16, 2019 at 8:15 pm #

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

    14. Francisco Chaparro April 18, 2019 at 12:07 am #

      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

    15. Let's Talk about Life Podcast May 15, 2019 at 12:26 pm #

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

    16. Sara Elysee May 15, 2019 at 5:44 pm #

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

    17. The Signature Sara May 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm #

      Thank you SOOOO much!! The code was super useful too 🙂 Thank you for such a wonderfully detailed post!

    18. IAmJazAugustTV June 4, 2019 at 5:27 am #

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

    19. Maria Fatima Lui June 21, 2019 at 3:29 am #

      Perfect! Thanks for this

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