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.
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?
Two quick survival tips for podcasters overwhelmed by the increasing rate of change.
How to stay updated without driving yourself crazy. I hope?
Getting to the "Why" and "What" behind your podcasting efforts.
Why you need to cozy up to the company that keeps your podcast alive.
Why physical changes to your podcasting process are good for your listeners' brains.
It's good to be informed and to ask questions. But sometimes, you just have to trust your podcast consultant.
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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.