To upload an RSS for your podcast or other audio content, follow the instructions below:

  1. Navigate to the Section you would like to add the Podcast RSS feed.
  2. Click on +Content, +Feed, then +Podcast RSS.

3. Enter the following information in their respective fields:

  • Name (Internal facing)
  • Feed URL
  • Title (External)
  • Subtitle (External)
  • Description (External)
  • Import Content*

*Import Content Note: This allows MAZ to import content from your Podcast RSS feed to our servers.

4. In the next form you see, fill in the metadata for the content menu you are adding to your app and save the form.

Note: MAZ will pull the description from the description tag in the podcast feed that is added to the MAZ dashboard. But, MAZ will trim all the other nested HTML tags present inside the description/summary tag. So, the plain text version of the description will be passed to the app/item feed.

Testing of Podcast RSS feeds can be done using this validator.

Sample Feeds

Source: Apple

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<rss version="2.0" xmlns:itunes="http://www.itunes.com/dtds/podcast-1.0.dtd" xmlns:content="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/">
<channel>
<title>Hiking Treks</title>
<link>https://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/</link>
<language>en-us</language>
<copyright>&#169; 2020 John Appleseed</copyright>
<itunes:author>The Sunset Explorers</itunes:author>
<description>
Love to get outdoors and discover nature&apos;s treasures? Hiking Treks is the
show for you. We review hikes and excursions, review outdoor gear and interview
a variety of naturalists and adventurers. Look for new episodes each week.
</description>
<itunes:type>serial</itunes:type>
<itunes:owner>
<itunes:name>Sunset Explorers</itunes:name>
<itunes:email>mountainscape@icloud.com</itunes:email>
</itunes:owner>
<itunes:image
href="https://applehosted.podcasts.apple.com/hiking_treks/artwork.png"
/>
<itunes:category text="Sports">
<itunes:category text="Wilderness"/>
</itunes:category>
<itunes:explicit>false</itunes:explicit>
<item>
<itunes:episodeType>trailer</itunes:episodeType>
<itunes:title>Hiking Treks Trailer</itunes:title>
<description>
<![CDATA[The Sunset Explorers share tips, techniques and recommendations for
great hikes and adventures around the United States. Listen on
<a href="https://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/">Apple Podcasts</a>.]]>
</content:encoded>
</description>
<enclosure
length="498537"
type="audio/mpeg"
url="http://example.com/podcasts/everything/AllAboutEverythingEpisode4.mp3"
/>
<guid>aae20190418</guid>
<pubDate>Tue, 8 Jan 2019 01:15:00 GMT</pubDate>
<itunes:duration>1079</itunes:duration>
<itunes:explicit>false</itunes:explicit>
</item>
<item>
<itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
<itunes:episode>4</itunes:episode>
<itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
<title>S02 EP04 Mt. Hood, Oregon</title>
<description>
Tips for trekking around the tallest mountain in Oregon
</description>
<enclosure
length="8727310"
type="audio/x-m4a"
url="http://example.com/podcasts/everything/mthood.m4a"
/>
<guid>aae20190606</guid>
<pubDate>Tue, 07 May 2019 12:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
<itunes:duration>1024</itunes:duration>
<itunes:explicit>false</itunes:explicit>
</item>
<item>
<itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
<itunes:episode>3</itunes:episode>
<itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
<title>S02 EP03 Bouldering Around Boulder</title>
<description>
We explore fun walks to climbing areas about the beautiful Colorado city of Boulder.
</description>
<itunes:image
href="http://example.com/podcasts/everything/AllAboutEverything/Episode2.jpg"
/>
<link>href="http://example.com/podcasts/everything/</link>
<enclosure
length="5650889"
type="video/mp4"
url="http://example.com/podcasts/boulder.mp4"
/>
<guid>aae20190530</guid>
<pubDate>Tue, 30 Apr 2019 13:00:00 EST</pubDate>
<itunes:duration>3627</itunes:duration>
<itunes:explicit>false</itunes:explicit>
</item>
<item>
<itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
<itunes:episode>2</itunes:episode>
<itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
<title>S02 EP02 Caribou Mountain, Maine</title>
<description>
Put your fitness to the test with this invigorating hill climb.
</description>
<itunes:image
href="http://example.com/podcasts/everything/AllAboutEverything/Episode3.jpg"
/>
<enclosure
length="5650889"
type="audio/x-m4v"
url="http://example.com/podcasts/everything/caribou.m4v"
/>
<guid>aae20190523</guid>
<pubDate>Tue, 23 May 2019 02:00:00 -0700</pubDate>
<itunes:duration>2434</itunes:duration>
<itunes:explicit>false</itunes:explicit>
</item>
<item>
<itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
<itunes:episode>1</itunes:episode>
<itunes:season>2</itunes:season>
<title>S02 EP01 Stawamus Chief</title>
<description>
We tackle Stawamus Chief outside of Vancouver, BC and you should too!
</description>
<enclosure
length="498537"
type="audio/mpeg"
url="http://example.com/podcasts/everything/AllAboutEverythingEpisode4.mp3"
/>
<guid>aae20190516</guid>
<pubDate>2019-02-16T07:00:00.000Z</pubDate>
<itunes:duration>13:24</itunes:duration>
<itunes:explicit>false</itunes:explicit>
</item>
<item>
<itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
<itunes:episode>4</itunes:episode>
<itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
<title>S01 EP04 Kuliouou Ridge Trail</title>
<description>
Oahu, Hawaii, has some picturesque hikes and this is one of the best!
</description>
<enclosure
length="498537"
type="audio/mpeg"
url="http://example.com/podcasts/everything/AllAboutEverythingEpisode4.mp3"
/>
<guid>aae20190509/guid>
<pubDate>Tue, 27 Nov 2018 01:15:00 +0000</pubDate>
<itunes:duration>929</itunes:duration>
<itunes:explicit>false</itunes:explicit>
</item>
<item>
<itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
<itunes:episode>3</itunes:episode>
<itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
<title>S01 EP03 Blood Mountain Loop</title>
<description>
Hiking the Appalachian Trail and Freeman Trail in Georgia
</description>
<enclosure
length="498537"
type="audio/mpeg"
url="http://example.com/podcasts/everything/AllAboutEverythingEpisode4.mp3"
/>
<guid>aae20190502</guid>
<pubDate>Tue, 23 Oct 2018 01:15:00 +0000</pubDate>
<itunes:duration>1440</itunes:duration>
<itunes:explicit>false</itunes:explicit>
</item>
<item>
<itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
<itunes:episode>2</itunes:episode>
<itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
<title>S01 EP02 Garden of the Gods Wilderness</title>
<description>
Wilderness Area Garden of the Gods in Illinois is a delightful spot for
an extended hike.
</description>
<enclosure
length="498537"
type="audio/mpeg"
url="http://example.com/podcasts/everything/AllAboutEverythingEpisode4.mp3"
/>
<guid>aae20190425</guid>
<pubDate>Tue, 18 Sep 2018 01:15:00 +0000</pubDate>
<itunes:duration>839</itunes:duration>
<itunes:explicit>false</itunes:explicit>
</item>
<item>
<itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
<itunes:episode>1</itunes:episode>
<itunes:season>1</itunes:season>
<title>S01 EP01 Upper Priest Lake Trail to Continental Creek Trail</title>
<description>
We check out this powerfully scenic hike following the river in the Idaho
Panhandle National Forests.
</description>
<enclosure
length="498537"
type="audio/mpeg" url="http://example.com/podcasts/everything/AllAboutEverythingEpisode4.mp3"
/>
<guid>aae20190418a</guid>
<pubDate>Tue, 14 Aug 2018 01:15:00 +0000</pubDate>
<itunes:duration>1399</itunes:duration>
<itunes:explicit>false</itunes:explicit>
</item>
</channel>
</rss>


Source: Google

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<rss version="2.0" xmlns:googleplay="http://www.google.com/schemas/play-podcasts/1.0"
     xmlns:itunes="http://www.itunes.com/dtds/podcast-1.0.dtd">
  <channel>
    <title>Dafna's Zebra Podcast</title>
    <googleplay:author>Dafna</googleplay:author>
    <description>A pet-owner's guide to the popular striped equine.</description>
    <googleplay:image href="http://www.example.com/podcasts/dafnas-zebras/img/dafna-zebra-pod-logo.jpg"/>
    <language>en-us</language>
    <link>https://www.example.com/podcasts/dafnas-zebras/</link>
    <item>
      <title>Top 10 myths about caring for a zebra</title>
      <description>Here are the top 10 misunderstandings about the care, feeding, and breeding of these lovable striped animals.</description>
      <pubDate>Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
      <enclosure url="https://www.example.com/podcasts/dafnas-zebras/audio/toptenmyths.mp3"
                 type="audio/mpeg" length="34216300"/>
      <itunes:duration>30:00</itunes:duration>
      <guid isPermaLink="false">dzpodtop10</guid>
    </item>
    <item>
      <title>Keeping those stripes neat and clean</title>
      <description>Keeping your zebra clean is time consuming, but worth the effort.</description>
      <pubDate>Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
      <enclosure url="https://www.example.com/podcasts/dafnas-zebras/audio/cleanstripes.mp3"
                 type="audio/mpeg" length="26004388"/>
      <itunes:duration>22:48</itunes:duration>
      <guid>dzpodclean</guid>
    </item>
  </channel>
</rss>
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