Entering Episode Details
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Written by Judy Remollo
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Below is a quick overview as to how to enter your podcast episode details.

For more detailed information about how your episode information is used and how it appears on distribution sites, navigate through the other collapsible menus below.

Episode Details quick overview

This is the description of the episode which will appear in podcast players, so be sure to complete this information, either when you create your episode, or before you publish.

  • Enter the title of your episode

  • Add the season and episode number

  • Add the name of the podcast host/s

  • Enter your episode description (show notes). This includes the full description of your episode. With the text editor, you can add links, bullet-pointed lists, bold, italics, etc.

  • Include an optional episode summary. This should be 1-2 sentences that describe the specifics of this episode and entice the audience to click through and listen to the entire episode. This only populates on Apple distributed podcasts.

  • Select episode type (full/bonus/trailer)

  • Mark if it contains explicit content

  • Be sure to click 'Save details' when you're done to move to the next step in episode


Episode title, number & season

  • Episode title is what your listeners will see when viewing your podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

  • If you podcast in seasons, make sure to fill out the season field along with the episode number.

  • Some directories, like Spotify, do not show the episode number or season on their platform. Therefore you can put your episode number inside the title , for example: β€˜E234: The Art of Podcasting.’

Episode Description

  • Each episode you create can have a description, most commonly refer to this as episode show notes

  • Podcast platforms will generally show the first 2-3 sentences of your description in the episode list so it's a good idea to summarise your episode at the start of your description.

    You should also think about adding:

  • links to your social media sites

  • links to articles (if you'd like your listeners to do some further reading).

  • links to your merchandise or any books you've authored.

What is the optional summary for?

  • You can attach a short summary to your episodes, these are the 2-3 sentences summarising the contents of your episode.

  • This step is optional and currently, whatever you put in there, will only appear on Apple Podcasts in their episode list.

  • We recommend that you put the summary of your episode at the top of your episode description. This means that the summary of your podcast will be the first thing in your description and, as a result, will be displayed consistently, as a summary, on all directories like Spotify and Google Podcasts.

Adding links to your description

You can add links to your episode description by clicking the πŸ”— button, like so:

Selecting an episode type

  • Alitu will ask you about the type of your episode. Most of the time, you will be fine with a default option, 'Full Episode.' This is what you would select for your standard podcast episode.

  • Bonus Episode: Any episode that is made up of extra content (things like behind-the-scenes information or interviews with the cast) can marked as a bonus episode

  • Trailer Episode: Are a great way to introduce your potential listener to your show or a new season. So if think of creating an episode like this, make sure to mark it as a Trailer episode.

  • Some distributors will mark your episode as "Bonus", "Trailer" if you select this in Alitu.

Entering your host name

  • You will want to enter the name under which you podcast, here. You may podcast under your own name or a psuedonym, enter what it is and this will show up on podcast directories, under the name of your show, like so:

Explicit Content

  • If you use swear words, profanities or anything that might not be suitable for children, you should mark your episode as 'containing explicit content.'

  • If not you can leave that checkbox unchecked.

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