I make no bones about my love of podcasts, Gentle Reader, in fact I have one of my own (20 Minute Delay) all about travel hacks.
One of the things that really helps podcasts (in much the same way that it helps books) is reviews. For Podcasts the best place to put those reviews is on Apple, because they kind of own the ecosystem. (For books, it’s Amazon.) Whether you consume using that platform is kinda irrelevant.
However, it is HARD to review a podcast on Apple! Especially on a desktop.
Well the amazing Kelly recently showed me how much easier it is to do on the phone, so I thought I would also tell you all.
How to Review a Podcast on Apple/iTunes
In 5 Easy Steps
You need to have Apple’s native “Podcasts” app installed on your mobile device. You don’t have to use it to consume podcasts (in fact I recommend Overcast myself).
Open the app and get started.
1. Click on the “Search” option at the bottom.
2. Type in the name of the podcast you are looking to review:
For example “20 Minute Delay” click on “search” or the name of the podcast if it came up.
3. Click on the podcast image (AKA it’s card).
4. Scroll to the very bottom to the Ratings & Reviews section.
5. There you can give it a rating and write a review. It’s easy to just do a star rating if that’s all you want to do, but adding a nice few sentences is always better.
And there you have it, one kind way to give back that doesn’t cost money.
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