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Welcome to Politicast!

On this website, you will find videos and tutorials to get started with your Politicast account.

Is this your first experience with your Politicast account? Check the Getting started video below

Getting started

The very first thing to do, once you join Politicast, is to connect to your account and install the app on your phone. Follow this tutorial to find out how to do it, step by step!

Summary:

1) Preparing your phone
a. Make sure iCloud Drive is turned on on your phone.
b. Login to your Politicast account with Safari. Use your email and the password your received from our team.
c. Install the Politicast app

2) Create your first episode
a. You can use the Voice Memos app, installed on every iPhone. Record your audio.
b. Share your audio on iCloud
c. Open the Politicast app and upload your audio recording
d. Press on "publish this episode"

All the steps are also described in the Politicast manual.

You can also download the 1-page manual to print:

Politicast Manual Get Started

Registering your podcast on Apple iTunes

Time required: 5 minutes

To increase your number of listeners, we highly recommend that you register your podcast to the Apple iTunes Podcast catalogue. This will allow people to find and subscribe to your podcast, directly inside their favorite podcast app.

The reason Politicast doesn't do it for you, is that we want you to remain the owner of your podcast episodes. That way, you can decide to switch to another podcast hosting platform in the future.

Follow the following steps on your computer (it might not work properly from a phone or a tablet):

1. Go to your Politicast public profile
It looks like this: http://www.politicast.fm/yourname

2. Click on the "Follow me" yellow button.

3. Click the "Copy the link" yellow button, in the "Add the link to your podcast app" section.

4. Go to https://podcastsconnect.apple.com

5. Sign-in with your Apple ID

6. Where it invites to enter your “RSS feed” URL, paste your Politicast feed address that we copied at step #3. It should look a bit like this, but with your own numbers: https://www.politicast.fm/static/fs/9b7345c806334b258c3b4d39c4dc69a6/feed/rss.xml

7. Follow the steps given by Apple, to give a category and such.
News/Politics is most likely category you want to pick.

That’s it! It can take up to 48 hours for the podcast to be validated by Apple.


Registering your podcast on Spotify

To increase your number of listeners, we highly recommend that you register your podcast to the Spotify catalogue. This will allow people to find and subscribe to your podcast, directly inside Spotify.

The reason Politicast doesn't do it for you, is that we want you to remain the owner of your podcast episodes. That way, you can decide to switch to another podcast hosting platform in the future.

Follow the following steps on your computer (it might not work properly from a phone or a tablet):

1. Go to your Politicast public profile
It looks like this: http://www.politicast.fm/yourname

2. Click on the "Follow me" yellow button.

3. Click the "Copy the link" yellow button, in the "Add the link to your podcast app" section.

1. Go to https://podcasters.spotify.com

2. Click on "Log in" at the top right of the page, and log in with your Spotify account

3. Click on "Get Started", and where it says "What's the link to your podcast's RSS feed?", paste the link we have copied at step #3.
It should look a bit like this, but with your own numbers: https://www.politicast.fm/static/fs/9b7345c806334b258c3b4d39c4dc69a6/feed/rss.xml

4. Follow the steps given by Spotify.

That’s it! It can take up to 24 hours to be approved by Spotify.


How to use the Q&A feature

Politicast allows you to receive vocal questions from your audience. You can then select the questions you want to reply to in a future episode. Watch this introduction video:

You can also download the 1-page manual to print:

Politicast Manual Q&A feature

Contact us

Need more help with your Politicast account? Contact us!

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About us

We are a startup based in Sweden on a mission to improve the quality of the political debate in Europe.
We know that podcasts provide a great answer to the call for more transparency. We want politicians and political commentators to be able to express their ideas and share their opinions on their own terms.

To that end, we are building the first independent podcasting platform dedicated to politics.

It is called Politicast.fm and it does all the heavy lifting necessary to have a great podcast, so that you can focus on the most important part: communicating.

Get all your questions answered

Speak with a real person!
Wether you have question about podcast or if you want to give Politicast a try, contact us!
Our cofounder, Greg, will take good care of you.

This website is edited by Politicast. Visit Politicast.fm to start your podcast!

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