1. Log into your Podbean account, click the “Live Shows” button--> “+New Live Show” button.

2. Fill in the live show description, click the Start now button.  Or click the little arrow icon next to the Start now button-->Schedule button to set the planned time your live show will start. 

Note, 180 minutes is the maximum time for a livestream. After 180 minutes, the livestream will be stopped by our system.

3. Click the Start button to activate your live show. When you see “On Air”, your livestream has started.

4. Click the “Guests & Call-Ins” section to invite any co-hosts or guests. Four slots are available for calling in. 

            Learn more about Inviting Co-hosts/Guests

5. Click the Audio Effects button to add various audio effects, click the Music button to add background music.

            Learn more about Adding Audio Effects & Background Music


6. Click the text box and emojis icon to send text messages and emojis to listeners. You can mute yourself anytime by clicking the microphone icon.

7. Under “Contribution List” on the left, you can see the Engagement Score and PodPoints you’ve earned on the live show. Under “Listeners”, you can click on a listener's profile to check their profile page and block the listener.

8. Click the red End button on the top left to end the live show.

9. You can turn your livestream into a podcast episode or otherwise repurpose the recording. Click the Actions button-->Get Recording button.