One of the ways we make podcasting better is by holding the people who work in podcasting accountable for doing better. I'm using my induction into the Podcast Hall of Fame to shine more light on that.
Why do you podcast? Yes, plenty of selfish reasons are important if only to keep you podcasting. But does it go deeper than that? I asked the community and was blown away by the responses I received.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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 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.
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.
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!)
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.
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.
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.
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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?