Which of the fields in the Dovetail Podcasts "Settings" tab are required to submit my podcast?

Short answer: most of ‘em. Here is a brief description of the required fields, what they mean, and why it is important.


The title of your podcast.


A short tagline or description of your podcast that is 150 characters or less.


The full description for your podcast. Can contain rich formatted text and hyperlinks. Must be less than 4,000 characters including spaces.

Explicit If you know your series will consistently be explicit, mark it as such. You can always override this for each individual episode. Note that if you have explicit content, and it isn’t marked - Apple Podcasts can yank your podcast out of their app. Do not taunt the dragon in its lair.
Apple Podcasts Category

Get as close as you can with the vaguely-worded iTunes categories to your series's subject matter. It’s in your best interest for discoverability.

You now have the option to choose primary and secondary categories and categories which can help expand your show's reach.

Podcast Type

Determines how your series episodes are ordered. 

Episodic presents the content with the most recently published content first.

Whereas Serial presents your content in a linear format from first episode to last. Recommended for shows you'd like listeners to approach in a certain order.

Language Apple Podcasts uses this for discovery purposes. It should reflect the language predominantly used in your series.
Feed Owner Name & Email Contact Information for Podcast Owner. Note that the email is public, so choose carefully.
Feed URL This would be the link people follow to subscribe to your Podcast. If you are launching a new series you won't have one yet.
Copyright Copyright notice for the content in the series. This information typically includes the name of the podcast (or producing company) and the year.
Cover Image The logo for your Podcast. Must be between a 1400 x 1400 and 3000 x 30000 pixels square .JPG or .PNG image file. 
Homepage URL A website URL is required by Apple. We know most producers have them but in case you don’t, we’re here to help— Dovetail generates a URL for you if you don’t already have a homepage. However, having your own homepage allows you to post extras that may not quite fit in your episode and expands your reach and discoverability. 


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