If you are like me, you've released a podcast episode and found out later something was wrong with it.
Recently, I had someone take over my podcast as an April Fools Day joke. It was hilarious for the first week, but after the “holiday” passed, I felt it important to prepend the episode with a note so new subscribers wouldn’t be confused.
Other reasons you want to replace a podcast you previously released to your feed:
- Someone announced an incorrect date or location
- You want to replace an old sponsor with a new advertiser
- Want to prepend an older episode with an important update!
- Corrupted file or editing mistake (like the one Carey Green made on Podcastification)
I’ve made mistakes before and wished there was an easy way to fix it.
Well, you can if you host your MP3 files with libsyn (BluBrry too).
How to replace a file in libsyn (step-by-step video):
Here are the steps to replace a file in libsyn:
- Re-record or append your podcast MP3 file
- Log into your Libsyn account
- Go to Content / Previously Published
- Find the episode you want to replace and click Edit (the pencil symbol)
- Click on Replace
- Upload your new file (from hard drive, FTP, URL or DropBox)
- Click Publish
That’s it. You don’t have to resubmit anything to iTunes or Stitcher and you don’t have to replace embed codes or direct download URLs in the original blogpost.
It’s all done. Everything will be as if you took a book off the shelf, removed a page or wrote something in the margins, and replaced it on the shelf. Anyone taking the book off the shelf will get the new, amended media.
If you have questions about recording or editing your podcast then contact me. I’ll be glad to help you along with the hundreds of others who have learned from my mistakes!
Watch Ray Ortega, Dave Jackson, and Daniel J. Lewis and moi discuss reasons for modifying past episodes: