The future of podcasting is already here. It’s just unevenly distributed. And while it certainly is an access problem for many, it’s often just a problem of apathy or laziness. Which is good news for you!
Can you use commercial music in your podcast? Few questions shut up most podcasting pundits more quickly. But the better questions are “What’s the worst that can happen?” and “Will this ever change?”
Good news! It’s easy to start podcasting. Real news! It takes practice and study to become a true professional. Anyone can do it. But few will make the commitment to master the craft. Buck the trend.
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.
With technical problems and goofy business practices plaguing big podcast tech, the whole of podcasting is feeling more than growing pains. It’s resembling an identity crisis. Your job? Survive it.
On your next podcast, will you follow a trend and take your fair share? Or do you have an idea that’s never or barely been tried before? Both have their rewards and challenges, so which is right for you?
Not every guest you interview is going to be amazing. Not every monologue you write is going to be stellar. There’s no way to fix that reality. What do you do with a sub-par episode? Don’t release it.
Who says you can’t teach an old podcasting dog new podcasting tricks? The start of a new season is a great way to introduce fresh ideas and collaboration opportunities to your podcast listeners.
Comparatively speaking, podcasting has been one of the slower-growing mediums for mass adoption. What we need is a big, bold PR push to spread the message of podcasting even wider. But would that work?
For many, podcasting is an end goal. But many creators are using podcasting as a way to reach more people—people who prefer listening to podcasts—by reformatting their previously created content.
If we’re to advance podcasting, we have to lose the “been there, done that” mentality. A reimagining of what podcasting can be is underway, and it needs the help of podcasters like you if it’s to succeed.
Podcasters want to be in the Top 100 where all the listening activity takes place. At least that’s what we’re being sold. But the reality is quite a bit different. And a lot more rewarding.
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.
Podcasters tend to take a monolithic view of podcast listening apps, as evident by “wherever you get your podcasts.” But human behavior is more complicated than that, and it’s up to us to adapt.
Podcasting’s recent growth spurt has resulted in a concentration of benefits at the top. But many mid-level podcasters are seeing more opportunities. Not surprisingly, not all are worthy of a YES.
Sometimes, we just need a change in our podcast, either subtle or fundamental. But one thing remains the same. Us. What do we do when some aspects of our personality just aren’t perfect for podcasting?
When was the last time you did something to make all of podcasting—not just your podcast—better? We’re all in this together, so here are 9 things you can start doing to give back to podcasting.
Awards ceremonies serve a few different audiences. The industry itself, the audience of that industry, and also those on the outside looking in. Are podcasting awards serving all three audiences equally?
Success in podcasting is talked about in zero-sum terms. Do more of this thing, less of these others, and success will come. But success is subjective and relative. We need a better measuring stick.
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