How do Path Shownotes work?
We at Castrex want to take podcasting a step further. We not only want to simplify podcast hosting, but also provide innovative features to make podcasts even better.
The Path Shownotes is our way for both podcasters and listeners to understand podcasts as more than just audio. Whereas traditional shownotes are a text of one or more paragraphs, you can embed different items in the Path Shownotes and have them be displayed to your listeners at exactly the right time. This way your listeners will not only benefit while listening to your episode, but will also get an insight into what they can expect from your episode before listing.
Example: You are talking about a scientific article in your podcast at 00:10:35, so you can link it there. If you talk about a graphical representation from the article at 00:12:15, you can not only describe it to your listeners at the appropriate time, but they can see it for themselves.
You can include the following items in the Path Shownotes:
- Chapter: Mark sections in the episode for your listeners
- Description: If words have to be written, you can write them in a description text
- Quote: Quotes mentioned can be provided with the author's source and link
- Link: Discussed links can be linked to a title
- Picture*: The mentioned pictures can be uploaded so that the listeners can view them
- Video*: Mentioned videos can be embedded directly into the shownotes
- Podcast: Other podcasts can be linked
- Podcast Episode: References to interesting episodes can be made directly
Listeners with the Castrex app (web and mobile) can see the path visually displayed. And in the Android and iOS app, they can find the last path items at the time you talk about them, directly in the notifications to get to the desired content with just one click. Listeners using the RSS feed receive the Path Shownotes as text (except for item types marked with asterisks due to technical limitations).