If you’re a blogger, journalist, or reviewer, you’re doing a huge favor to podcast listeners whenever you write up your thoughts about a show. We all rely on your insights and guidance to find new audio to fall in love with.
But until now, the writing process has been painful — and frankly, it hasn’t been great from the reader’s perspective either.
- Writers have to spend ages hunting around for links to all the shows before adding them to an article.
- Readers have to click through a whole series of links before they can listen, sample, or follow the shows. And worse, many readers get lost down a rabbit hole of links long before they get a chance to listen – or hit a dead end right off the bat.
I’m happy to tell you that those days are behind you. Say hello to the RadioPublic podcast embed player:
How will an embed player improve your life? Let me count the ways:
- You get to spend more time writing, and less time hunting around for links.
- Readers stay on your articles longer.
- Set it and forget it: embed the show once, and as new podcast episodes are published, the player will automatically display and play the most recent episode. (Want to share a specific episode? You can do that, too.)
- Unlike many embed players, RadioPublic’s is totally free to use.
- The player is optimized for mobile, where most people do their listening (but looks and works great on desktop, too).
- Your readers can say goodbye to dead-end links and lost trails, and hello to instant listening. (Did you know that 1.4 billion Android listeners hit a dead end when they follow iTunes links?)
- When your readers are done listening, they’ll get a prompt to follow the show.
Want even more reasons to start embedding podcasts? Here’s a full list of our embed player’s features and benefits.
Ready to try it out? Follow these steps:
- Find a show at radiopublic.com.
- Click on “Share” and you’ll see “Embed” where you can copy the embed code.
- Paste the embed code into your website.
Ta-da! Your readers can now listen to the show while they’re reading what you wrote about it.
Want to embed a specific episode?
It’s just as simple to embed a single episode of a show. Once you find the show you want to embed (let’s say it’s WNYC’s Note to Self), just click on the episode you want and grab the URL — perhaps this one, featuring the guy who designed Facebook’s ad-tracking system). Then follow steps 3–5 above.
And there you have it: your new BFF… in the form of embeddable code.
Psst: If you have any trouble finding a show in our search directory, get in touch.