Podcast apps have all the data podcasters want. Way more than our hosting companies provide. But there’s so much more they could tell us that would be good for us, for them, and for the listeners.
When Apple switches away from auto-downloads, it’ll be up to hosting companies to keep the chaos at bay by giving podcasters and advertisers a better understanding of the true size of our audiences.
The next version of Apple Podcasts will ditch the word “subscribe” and embrace “follow”. Major implications for all of podcasting, yes. But is this a signal that Apple is trying to reset podcasting… again?
The first post-pandemic podcasting conference is going to be packed! But after 2 years of distanced-everything experiences, will a return to “business as usual” at in-person podcast events be enough?
Do you see your podcast as an instrument of change directed at your listeners? Even if you didn’t design it that way, it’s happening. And whether you know it or not, your podcast is changing you too.
It’s not surprising that podcasters new and established want the best. But when they embark on successful paths blazed by others, they’re often disappointed with their own results.
Social audio—Clubhouse—is rippling waves of disruption throughout podcasting, polarizing us into camps of lovers, haters, and those who can’t get in. Nervously, we’re starting to ask some questions.
Of all the ingredients for podcasting success, consistency is always at the top of the list. But do podcasters, as creative people, get bored when their sound remains the same?
Professional creatives know that the process of creation changes them. Podcasters aren’t immune from this reality, & what we say has just as much control over us as we have control over what we say.
Podcasting has become the new normal for most people. And while more people listening to podcasts is an obvious Good Thing, are you sure they’re looking for normality out of your podcast?
Want to make a better podcast? Listen to a lot of podcasts that are better than yours. Here’s a simple technique that will make you a more productive podcast listener without monopolizing your time.
We tend to assume the power is in the hands of the voice behind the mic. But as podcasting matures and expands, other hands are exerting their influence on what makes it to our ears.
Podcast innovation is coming at us faster than ever before. Spoiler: It’s not slowing down. How you react to new ideas that could fundamentally change podcasting says a lot about who you are.
People are led to podcasting for any number of reasons. But if there’s one trait that predicts podcasting longevity, it’s curiosity. Luckily, it’s a skill you can develop.
As working podcasters, we’re often focused on our own systems and process that get our content out to the world. But with so many of us sheltering in place, it’s providing an excellent opportunity for experimentation. Who knows what will come out?
There’s a lot of drama in the podcast fiction world. And a lot of comedy. And while this genre of podcasting often times has the toughest time being accepted, it also enjoys perhaps the biggest collaborative spirit among creators and listeners alike.
At the risk of sounding alarmist, COVID-19 is likely something we’ll all have to deal with. And while discussing the virus’ impact on podcasting might seem trivial, it’s good risk mitigation to be prepared.
Sure, your podcast sounds great now. But what about all those episodes where it wasn’t perfect? What about the advice you gave before your opinions changed? Do you worry about those un-enlightened jokes you told for shock value?
There’s a new professional podcast group in town, and the reaction has been rather… mixed. But that doesn’t mean indie podcasters should fear it. Those who want to preserve podcasting as it was in 2006? Well… they’ll have a rougher time accepting the change.
Your local gym or fitness club is a good metaphor for understanding how people approach the craft of podcasting. Here’s how to keep your microphone out of the juice blender.
As necessary and constant as change is, it's scary. And podcasters live in a world where changes hit us from all sides all the time. There will always be fear, uncertainty, and doubt about changes brought by the future. The trick is learning to deal with changes so they don't disrupt your world. Too much.