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Past Episodes of Podcast Pontifications
September 23, 2020
The Benefits To Podcasting When You're Less Critical More Often
Like most creative and professional pursuits, critical opinions help make podcasting better. But when your criticism inhibits the creative process, it limits the promise and potential of podcasting.
September 22, 2020
The Healthy Way To Deal With Doubts About Your Podcast
You know that little voice inside your head raising nagging suspicions about some aspect of your podcast? It’s probably there for a reason. And you should probably give it voice.
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.
September 17, 2020
Are Podcasters To Blame For Podcasting’s Slow Growth?
It doesn’t take much looking to find podcasters grumbling about how hard it is to grow the audience of their shows. Most of the time, that’s an internal, not external, problem.
September 16, 2020
Uncovering The Tension Between Fast & Slow Podcasting Processes
The faster you can get things done on your podcast, the better. But spend 90% of your time in upfront planning. Here’s how podcasters resolve that opposite advice in different ways all the time.
September 15, 2020
Podcasting Through Rose-Colored Glasses & Bunny Ears
You may call them a frivolous waste of time, but filters and effects on pics, videos, and streams have become a staple of how we communicate. But not in podcasting, oddly enough. Will that change?
September 10, 2020
That's Not A Podcasting Mistake - It's A Feature!
To err is human. To really screw things up, it takes a podcaster. With or without a computer. Oopsies happen. Sometimes, leaning into our errors can uncover hidden intentions and creative growth.
September 9, 2020
The Importance Of The Unimportant Parts Of Podcasting
If nominations for “busiest podcaster” or “most stressed out podcaster” awards opened, we’d all probably want one. Or a vacation from our podcast. But are these extremes healthy for us or our shows?
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.
August 31, 2020
Having The Stones To Take A Temporary Break From My Podcast
I’ll cut to the chase: Podcast Pontifications is going on medical leave until I can get this 9mm stone out of my left kidney. You really don’t want me screaming in pain every 2 minutes, right?
August 27, 2020
The Case For Non-Hippie Meditating Over Your Podcast
Podcasters spend so much time doing their podcast that they often lose sight of why they are podcasting. Getting out of the tactical mindset isn’t easy. Maybe it’s something you should meditate over?
August 26, 2020
Does Your Podcast Need A Tune-Up Or A Tone-Up?
Content and context blend together with sound and sight to create the tone of your podcast. Every podcast has a tone. And if it’s discordant, it’s going to sound odd in the potential listener’s ear.
August 25, 2020
Your Podcast Doesn't Suck, It Just Needs Un-Stuck
Podcasting is a creative endeavor, and all creatives eventually think their work sucks. And while it might, you’re probably just stuck and need a technique to get you over the hump. Or slump.
August 24, 2020
Sir, This Is Not A Wendy's Podcast... And That's OK
Wendy’s has a new podcast, and it’s not great. At least, not on the surface. But what we see as a low-effort offering might mark a new inflection point in podcasting that few of us saw coming.
August 19, 2020
Do You Have The Time To Monetize Your Podcast?
Yes, it’s possible to make money selling ads on your podcast. Before you ask “how much”, you should be asking “how much time” and “is it worth it?” Here’s a real-world story that’s, well… depressing.
August 18, 2020
Re-Humanize Your Podcast Before It's Too Late
Has the pendulum swung too far away from “podcasting is an intimate medium”? In our haste to resist the cliche, we might be editing out the humanity from our podcasts.
August 17, 2020
Podcasting With A Voice That Could Peel Paint
Hey, podcasters: Can we stop with the obsession over perfect-for-radio voice? The vast majority of working actors have “non-standard appearances” that don’t get in the way of their success.
August 13, 2020
A Little Thinking On Big Podcast Stats
As a general rule; don’t stress out over your podcast’s stats. Your podcast will probably get the audience it deserves. And when you start looking closely, your numbers start making a lot less sense.
August 12, 2020
Do Androids Dream Of Being On Your Podcast?
There’s a wave of advancements in both text-to-speech and AI-generated text that will impact podcasting as we know it. But rather than replace humans, this might be a boon for creative podcasters.
August 11, 2020
Saying No To Podcasting Jobs & Yes To Podcaster Relationships
Podcasting is a growth industry, with demand starting to outpace supply. Should you grow your podcasting business through any means necessary, or by leaving room for the right opportunities?
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