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Embracing Change

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.

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Embracing Change

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.

Unlocking Podcast Listener Data Without Being Creepy
April 7, 2021
Unlocking Podcast Listener Data Without Being Creepy
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.
Apple Podcasts' Switch To Streaming Will Decimate Downloads
March 10, 2021
Apple Podcasts' Switch To Streaming Will Decimate Downloads
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.
Follow This: Apple Podcasts Is Killing The Subscribe Button
March 9, 2021
Follow This: Apple Podcasts Is Killing The Subscribe Button
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 Future of Podcasting Conferences Post-Pandemic
March 2, 2021
The Future of Podcasting Conferences Post-Pandemic
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?
A Podcast's Power To Change People... And The Podcaster
February 2, 2021
A Podcast's Power To Change People... And The Podcaster
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.
Podcast Your Way Through The Unknown
January 20, 2021
Podcast Your Way Through The Unknown
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.
Is Clubhouse The Future Of Podcasting?
January 14, 2021
Is Clubhouse The Future Of Podcasting?
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.
Scratching Your Creative Podcasting Itch
January 5, 2021
Scratching Your Creative Podcasting Itch
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?
Who's In Charge Here? You Or Your Podcast?
October 20, 2020
Who's In Charge Here? You Or Your Podcast?
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.
Normalize The Making Of Abnormal Podcasts... Again
October 14, 2020
Normalize The Making Of Abnormal Podcasts... Again
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?
 A Simple Trick To Power Through More Podcasts In Less Time
October 1, 2020
A Simple Trick To Power Through More Podcasts In Less Time
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 The People Are Changing Podcasting For The Better
September 21, 2020
We The People Are Changing Podcasting For The Better
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.
Coping Strategies For Podcasters Who Don't Like Change
September 8, 2020
Coping Strategies For Podcasters Who Don't Like Change
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.
It’s Curious More Podcasters Aren't More Curious
April 28, 2020
It’s Curious More Podcasters Aren't More Curious
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.
April Is Podcast Experiment Month
March 31, 2020
April Is Podcast Experiment Month
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?
Knives Out! Podcast Fiction Vs The World
March 3, 2020
Knives Out! Podcast Fiction Vs The World
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.
Podcasting Through The COVID-19 Crisis
February 27, 2020
Podcasting Through The COVID-19 Crisis
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.
What To Do When You're Overwhelmed By Podcasting Changes
June 6, 2019
What To Do When You're Overwhelmed By Podcasting Changes
With all the news coming out about Apple Podcast’s changes, Spotify’s changes, and seemingly every other podcasting service also changing… It's just exhausting. Do you need a break?
Dealing With The Skeletons In Your Podcasting Closet
February 25, 2020
Dealing With The Skeletons In Your Podcasting Closet
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?
It's OK To Let Podcasting Changes Pass You By... For Now
May 1, 2019
It's OK To Let Podcasting Changes Pass You By... For Now
Two quick survival tips for podcasters overwhelmed by the increasing rate of change.
Changes To Podcasting Are Just Getting Started
March 28, 2019
Changes To Podcasting Are Just Getting Started
How to stay updated without driving yourself crazy. I hope?
Change Your Mind About Your Podcast
March 27, 2019
Change Your Mind About Your Podcast
Getting to the "Why" and "What" behind your podcasting efforts.
Change Your Podcast Hosting Relationship
March 26, 2019
Change Your Podcast Hosting Relationship
Why you need to cozy up to the company that keeps your podcast alive.
Change Your Location, Change Your Podcast
March 25, 2019
Change Your Location, Change Your Podcast
Why physical changes to your podcasting process are good for your listeners' brains.
Don't Micromanage The Future Out Of Your Podcast
October 29, 2018
Don't Micromanage The Future Out Of Your Podcast
It's good to be informed and to ask questions. But sometimes, you just have to trust your podcast consultant.
The Podcast Academy: Podcasting's Usurper or Savior?
February 18, 2020
The Podcast Academy: Podcasting's Usurper or Savior?
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.
Podcasting Now More Popular Than Blogging
July 17, 2018
Podcasting Now More Popular Than Blogging
Tips for professional bloggers getting into podcasting.
No Pain No Gain Podcast Workout
January 23, 2020
No Pain No Gain Podcast Workout
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.