Podcast Pontifications

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In which I reflect back on the 123 episodes of Season 3 of Podcast Pontifications I’ve produced thus far, to examine the changes I’ve put in place for myself. Because if I’m not taking my own advice, how much is that advice worth? Here’s a non-
Can you breathe life back into one of your podfaded or inactive shows? Better yet; can you use your podfaded or inactive show as a power source for a different podcast? In my experience, I’ve found that a significant number of people don’t both
In an odd twist of irony, I'm about to have a chat with http://twitter.com/mrasquith (Mark Asquith) from https://rebelbasemedia.io/ (Rebel Base Media) entitled “Creating Experiences that Inspire Loyal Communities”. It’s one of the first session
I spend a great deal of time talking about the need to make podcasting better, not just easier. But candidly, I'm more than a little concerned that the message received is “don’t do easy things” So let me be clear: the majority of the work you
There’s way too much stress in podcasting. Stress brought on by speculation of coming changes that podcasters have little control over. Take the https://9to5mac.com/2021/04/15/ios-14-5-apple-podcasts-release-schedule/?utm_source=podnews.net&utm
It's too easy to gloss over the difficult parts of podcasting that, when done right, help make a show truly outstanding and remarkable.  If you think about the process you go through when making an episode of your podcast, you’ll find some of t
The phrase “authentic voice” is very overused. But when it comes to the voice listeners want to hear on your podcast, your “authentic voice” is absolutely the right terminology. But a quick caveat and a recognition that not everyone's authentic
With the fresh news that https://podcasters.amazon.com/ (Amazon Music/Audible has quietly launched a podcasters portal), I expect they’ll soon join the ranks of Apple, Spotify, and Google Podcasts, probably disappointing podcasters when it come
There’s no doubt that we have, indeed, build a real economy out of podcasting. And I’m thankful for that, as podcasting is my only job! But some things about the podcasting economy we’ve built are still dumb. And I hope it doesn't take us anoth
Today we’re going to finally pay attention to that nagging suspicion that we often have when listening to the final mix/master an episode suggesting to us that maybe, just maybe we could make it better.  What’s missing that might make your podc
Yesterday, I unveiled a new website. It showcases the design talents of https://www.nikpixels.co.uk/ (graphic designer Nik Gill) and hired https://www.steveyongcc.com/ (UX designer Steve Yong). But a lot of credit goes to https://twitter.com/po
Being a podcast producer sounds like a fun job. Hey, it’s my job to produce podcasts on other people’s behalf and I can tell you that yes, absolutely, it is fun. And yes, absolutely, I love it. Most of the time. Other times, it’s just a job. Th
Remember surfing through TV channels or scanning through radio stations, stopping when a show or conversation sounded interesting? Or skimming the sections of a newspaper or randomly flipping through a magazine? For many, this opportunistic sty
The first mass-circulated daily newspaper washttps://www.ted.com/talks/yochai_benkler_the_new_open_source_economics/transcript#t-32212 ( launched for about $10K in today’s money. 15 years later, those costs had shot up to $2.5m). Podcasting is
Do you want accurate stats that count every single access made to your audio files? Or do you want actionable data that inform you how your audience is responding to your podcast and your podcasting outreach efforts? You can only choose one, it
I'm not so sure that bonus content for podcasters is the best thing. As uncovered in this year’s https://www.edisonresearch.com/the-infinite-dial-2021-2/ (Infinite Dial 2021 report), the average weekly podcast consumer only listens to eight epi
Today’s episode covers the key podcasty bits from the https://www.edisonresearch.com/the-infinite-dial-2021-2/ (Infinite Dial 2021) report from Edison Research and Triton Digital. Here are the choice bits: 222 million Americans (78%) are famili
The impetus for https://podcastpontifications.com/episode/apple-podcasts-switch-to-streaming-will-decimate-downloads (yesterday's episode), as it turns out, was inaccurate. I’m leaving the content up, but I will be posting clarifications/correc
If the beta version of Apple Podcasts in iOS 14.5 is to be believed... ----- UPDATE AND CORRECTION: No, https://podnews.net/update/no-commuting-no (the beta version is not to be believed, we now know.) It’s reported as a bug in the beta version
James Cridland of https://podnews.net/update/follow-not-subscribe (Podnews broke the news) that Apple Podcasts will soon the word “subscribe” and present the option to “follow” a show.  Tom Webster from Edison Research has plenty of https://tom
In celebration of International Women's Day, this cis-gendered white Gen Xer dude has selected a few women in podcasting who you need to know more about. https://twitter.com/mightymur (Mur Lafferty) was one of the first people I collaborated wi
NFTs or non-fungible tokens have come to podcasting. Like most things cryptocurrency, I’ve but a tenuous grasp. So https://www.theverge.com/22310188/nft-explainer-what-is-blockchain-crypto-art-faq (I’ll leave it to others to give you a primer)
Podcasting tasks—the things you and I do to ply our craft—fall into one of two categories: Intrinsic tasks are things that you’ve internalized. They either come with proof or they are a part of Your Way of podcasting.  Instructions-required t
Is it weird for me to hope that podcasting conferences never go back to normal?  I could do without barely-competent but terribly-enthusiastic presenters doling out bad advice from the stage. But Zoom, Clubhouse, and other virtual events have t
Good news! https://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/report/2021/podcasting-today/ (US-based podcast listeners are much more diverse than the overall population.) Here are the highlights presented by Nielsen In their Podcasting Today report: Non-w
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