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Ethics In Podcasting

Not all choices facing podcasters are black and white. We often face moral dilemmas large and small. This tactic might be effective, but is it right? That topic might seem valid, but is it just? And what level of responsibility does a podcaster have when the thoughts and ideas shared on their show spread to the larger world?

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Ethics In Podcasting

Not all choices facing podcasters are black and white. We often face moral dilemmas large and small. This tactic might be effective, but is it right? That topic might seem valid, but is it just? And what level of responsibility does a podcaster have when the thoughts and ideas shared on their show spread to the larger world?

Fighting Back At Podcasting's Disinformation Problem
July 22, 2021
Fighting Back At Podcasting's Disinformation Problem
Many podcasting services are too good to be true and are cleverly disguised scams. But some new services do present leapfrog opportunities to podcasters. The challenge? Knowing the difference.
Give Them An Excuse Not To Podcast
May 26, 2021
Give Them An Excuse Not To Podcast
It’s hard for podcasts to go viral, but the viral-spreading of the podcasting bug is undeniable. We love bringing others to our party. But are we being honest with our dazzling praise of the medium?
Pushing Podcasting The Responsible Way
May 25, 2021
Pushing Podcasting The Responsible Way
The drive to squeeze more out of podcasting can lead to some bad decisions. With podcasts growing at breakneck speed, the rush to do, say, or promote something can lead to reputation-damaging results.
How Much Trust Can You Have In Podcasting?
March 11, 2021
How Much Trust Can You Have In Podcasting?
In the decentralized and distributed world of podcasting, trust is paramount. How much do you trust the myriad service providers along the chain who get your episodes to your listener’s ears?
Thanking A Few Of The Women Who Make Podcasting Better
March 8, 2021
Thanking A Few Of The Women Who Make Podcasting Better
Podcasting’s reputation as being a bro’s club has been sadly well-earned. But we can change that. Here’s a look at just some of the women in podcasting who are making podcasting better every day.
How To Share Your Podcasting Brilliance & Not Be A Jerk About It
February 11, 2021
How To Share Your Podcasting Brilliance & Not Be A Jerk About It
Podcasting is awash with helpful guides & trainers. But there are also plenty of hucksters & shysters turning out a quick buck. How do you stay on the right side when you have knowledge to share?
Making More Equity In Podcasting By Stepping Back
January 18, 2021
Making More Equity In Podcasting By Stepping Back
Equality in podcasting is a nice-sounding idea that fails in practice. But if enough of us strive for equity in podcasting, that work-in-progress practice that can lead to positive change.
Podcasting A Hot Take Without Coming Off Like A Jerk
September 28, 2020
Podcasting A Hot Take Without Coming Off Like A Jerk
Before you take to the podcast airwaves with your own hot take on a trending topic, answer these three questions to make sure your words aren’t doing more harm than good.
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.
Fighting Against The Hateful Side Of Podcasting
July 22, 2020
Fighting Against The Hateful Side Of Podcasting
No one is shocked that hate speech exists in podcasting. Removing it, however, is quite a difficult task. But it doesn’t have to be. If we’re brave enough to make some tough choices when we find it.
Podcasting For Goodness' Sake
July 21, 2020
Podcasting For Goodness' Sake
Things aren’t great. But you could use your podcasting powers for good and help worthy causes better tell their stories. (And still have plenty of time to a podcasting powerhouse!)
It's Time To Address Podcasting's Facebook Problem
July 9, 2020
It's Time To Address Podcasting's Facebook Problem
Facebook has become an invaluable tool and resource center for many podcasters. But Facebook’s tarnished underbelly is coming under scrutiny, and future increased blowback could negatively impact your podcast.
It's The Institutionalized Racism, Stupid.
June 3, 2020
It's The Institutionalized Racism, Stupid.
I’m breaking my between-seasons silence for some soul-searching, hard-to-swallow self-criticism, and a recommendation of a podcast you should listen to. Especially if you look and sound like me.
Ethical Dilemmas Of Working Podcasters
April 1, 2020
Ethical Dilemmas Of Working Podcasters
With great podcasting comes great responsibility, Uncle Ben would have said. The one from Spiderman, not Ozark. But there are ethical considerations to make when deciding to exercise that power or not. Let’s discuss.
Is The "Just Launch" Mentality Bad For Podcasting?
November 6, 2018
Is The "Just Launch" Mentality Bad For Podcasting?
One man's struggles with being honest... to a fault.