When you set up your show in Libsyn, all the information you enter becomes part of your main RSS feed. This feed is called the Libsyn Classic Feed, and it's used by directories like Apple Podcasts to list your show in their app and publish your episodes.
To learn more about RSS feeds, see Understand Your RSS Feed.
However, the information you enter when you set up your show is also used in the other publication destinations that you set up in Libsyn, such as Spotify, Deezer, Facebook, and more. Customizing your Libsyn Classic Feed gives you the option to change some of the information in your RSS feed without affecting any of the other destinations that are using the information you entered when you set up your show.
For example, if you want a directory like Apple Podcasts to display a different show description than the one you entered in show settings, you can update the Libsyn Classic Feed. Doing so affects Apple Podcasts (and any other shows that use the Libsyn Classic Feed), but not the rest of your publication destinations.
If you have more than one show, remember to select the right one before you make changes. Then, to update your Libsyn Classic Feed:
- Click the icon in the lower-left of your Libsyn account. The Settings menu opens.
- Click RSS Feed Settings.
- In the RSS Feed Settings table, click Edit in the row for Libsyn Classic Feed.
- Only enter information in the RSS Feed Overrides section if you want your show title, authors, or show description to be different in the Libsyn Classic Feed than what you entered when you set up your show. Leave these fields blank if you want to use the same information you entered in your podcast settings.
If you add information in the RSS Feed Overrides section, the Libsyn Classic Feed uses that information to replace the information in your podcast settings. If you ever change your title, authors, or description in podcast settings, those changes will not show up in the Libsyn Classic Feed as long as there is information in the RSS Feed Override fields.
- Click Save.