Exciting your listeners means nailing down the details. Your choice of words, split-second editing decisions, and the inclusion of chapters in each episode of your podcast can all help put together an expertly crafted story.

But it’s also about how you present your story. How you break up and work out each episode guides the audience through the narrative. Listeners should always know exactly where to be when they tune in, and especially where to start. For example, when your content is serializedIt is important that you start from the oldest episode (or rather the very first episode).

Breaking up your podcast in a smart way will also make your content easier to digest. Working through the seasons By clearly labeling your episodes, listeners can more easily get into your podcast without feeling overwhelmed.

Thanks to the updates introduced in iOS 11, the presentation and production options you’ve made are now clearly displayed in Apple Podcasts. To make things easier, we’ve added new settings at Spreaker which, when applied by the CMS, will show up as tags in your RSS feed’s metadata. Their seasons, episode order, and episode titles are displayed to listeners who tune in through Apple Podcasts.

Sort your episodes into numbered seasons

Working in seasons is just one way to organize your content and production schedule to better support your entire story. When Daniel J. Lewis of The audacity to podcast This can benefit both you as a producer and your listener. For one, it’s a process that provides built-in production stoppages and gives you long breaks to recharge and develop new ideas. This also gives the listeners the opportunity to consume and catch up on episodes with a lot of time without falling behind.

Now you can quickly sort and structure your podcast to follow a seasonal schedule through Spreaker. To do this from the CMSGo to the settings of your podcast. There click on EDIT.

Select “Sort Episodes” from the menu on the left.

Start creating seasons by clicking Add Season.

To add episodes to these seasons, under the Unknown section, select all of the episodes that you want to include. When you’re done, click Move To in the banner at the bottom of the page, then choose which season you’d like to place the episodes in. Note that these changes will only show up as tags in your RSS feed and will only be visible in Apple Podcasts.

Set the order in which you want your episodes to play

Just last month we gave listeners the opportunity to control their listening experience and reorder Follow from oldest to newest and vice versa. This should help them get through serialized podcasts more easily depending on whether their stories have been heard in chronological order.

Now we have brought that power back into your own hands. You can rearrange the order of the episodes of your podcast just as you know they should be listened to. So if your story needs to be told from the oldest episode first, you can set it to be the first episode to appear in the playlist.

To set the order of your episodes correctly, click CMSGo to the settings of your podcast. There click on EDIT.

Select “Sort Episodes” from the menu on the left.

At the top of the page, select Episodic (to sort from newest to oldest) or Serial (to sort from oldest to newest).

With this feature you have the added bonus of Apply these changes to your podcast on Spreaker as well as Apple Podcasts. That means your preferred episode order will be displayed on the Spreaker website. Spreaker Podcast Radio, embedded players added to external websites and other websites.

Let them know your type

The last available day is the ability to mark episodes according to the content they contain. There are three different labels to choose from: Full, Trailer and Bonus.

Adding these labels is an easy way to make sure there is no confusion about the type of content you’ve just published. Listeners will know from the start whether they are expecting bonus material, a teaser, or a regular full episode.

To tag your episodes, go to your podcast settings at CMS. There click on EDIT.

Select “Sort Episodes” from the menu on the left.

A drop-down menu appears to the right of each episode listed. Click on the menu and choose whether it’s a full episode, a trailer episode, or a bonus episode.

Once again, Changes to these settings are only applied to Apple Podcasts and are visible in them.

Every detail counts when you want to tell a story and tell it well. With the new tags in iOS 11, you can tweak your podcast and set it up to look like and listen to.

Add seasons, reorder your episodes, and tag your content through CMS from Spreaker now.