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The Digital Storytelling Aspect of Podcasting

A family walks into a talent agency, and says, “Have we got the act for you…”If you’re familiar with this opening to a joke, you may have had a visceral reaction to it...

Thinking About Spotify, Exclusivity, Call Her Daddy, and Joe Rogan

Spotify has made a couple of big announcements this month. First, their second-biggest show, Call Her Daddy, ended exclusively rights. While the show will still be a S...

What I Learned Doing a Daily Podcast

As I write this, I feel stuck between two idioms. The first is, “Shoot for the moon, and you’ll land among the stars.”The second is, “he’s always swinging for the fenc...

Give Your Listeners the Gift of Clear Audio with Riverside

Back when I started my podcast, if I wanted clear, uncompressed audio that didn’t have that random robot voice you’d get from an unstable connection, I’d need to do a ...

Should We Stop Repurposing Content (and Start Repurposing Ideas)?

 At the beginning of 2023, it seemed that the maxim “repurpose your content” reached a fever pitch. More agencies are offering repurpose services, and we see lots more...

How to get More Comfortable Behind the Mic

On my wedding day, I was standing inside the church, in front of the altar, welcoming the 200+ guests we had invited as they came in and found their seats.My friend Al...

Upgrade’s Short Form Strategy is Worth Trying

Upgrade is one of my favorite podcasts to listen to for Apple and tech industry news. I think they have some of the most measured takes and don’t fall victim to hyperb...

Voxalyze: The Google Analytics of Podcast Stats

One thing that’s as sure as the sunrise during the Christmas season is that kids and adults alike will look at the gifts under their tree and wonder what’s inside. The...

Can Short Form Video Help Podcasters?

There’s a reason that movies have teaser trailers. That TV shows have short “hits.” “Tonight, on a very special Blossom,” came from somewhere.They are designed to crea...

Your Podcast Needs a Mission Statement

Anyone can make a podcast, right? Just pull up a microphone, hit record, then publish it out to the world. While it can be that easy, it’s not always that straightforw...

Workflow Recommendation: American History Tellers

A recent favorite podcast of mine is American History Tellers from Wondery. After finding History Daily back in April, I followed host Lindsay Graham’s work more close...

Descript is the Swiss Army Knife of Podcasting

Batman’s utility belt. The Doctor’s Screwdriver from Doctor Who. Tommy Pickles’ toy Screwdriver1. These things could get our heroes out of whatever pinch they found th...

What's Your Christmas Song? (It's Podcast Advent!)

I am one of the unholy people who commits the seasonal crime of listening to Christmas music too early. I get the itch around early November, but exercise restraint un...

Can long podcasts compete with short attention spans?

I actually think there are two misconceptions here. The first is we have shorter attention spans. TikTok increased its video length to 10 minutes, and the sweet spot f...

Sometimes you need to record twice

I had a rough weekend a while back, my friends. One Thursday I started to feel sick with the plague my children brought home from school. And I thought I had successfu...

Find Your Bottle Neck

One of my least favorite things in the whole world is traffic. Mostly because traffic without a big causal event (like an accident, or road work) has always been super...

How Friends Grew Their Viewership (and How You Can, Too)

I'm a huge Friends fan. Like...watch the whole series multiple times per year. Did you know they did something in Season 1 to grow their viewership 25%? Season 1, Epis...

The best way to answer “Who are you and what do you do?

I want you to think about the times you make introductions to people. Maybe you’re introducing a coworker to your spouse, or a friend from one area of your life to a f...

What Platform Should You Use for Memberships?

Let’s talk about memberships….specifically the platforms. In the last few years, setting up a membership has gone from “hire a developer to build a custom site” to “I ...

Membership Perks: Low Effort, High Value

Membership…that is, charging a listener monthly for bonus content…is a great way to make money with your podcast. But you need to be cautious. It’s tempting to offer a...

Breaking Down The Breakdown: A Grand Experiment in Branded Podcasts

“You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” Aaron Eckhart’s version of Harvey Dent said that in Christopher Nolan’s penultimat...

Creating Short Form Videos

I’ve decided –  with a push from my new video editor, Zach – to create short-form videos for episodes. This required me to do a couple of things.The first is actually ...

Share Your Journey

Earlier this year, I had 2 conversations that really shaped how I view making content moving forwardThe first was Tim Stoddart of Copyblogger. He’s a prolific writer, ...

Grow Your Podcast with These 5 Steps

Here are 5 things you can do to grow your podcast:1. Get a Decent Mic. You don’t need to spend $400, but you should use a decent USB mic. I recommend the ATR-2100x2. D...

Use Dynamic Content for Timely CTAs

Today I want to talk to you about DAI, or Dynamic Ad Insertion. DAI is a way for you to automatically insert ads (or any audio clip) into your already produced podcast...

Everything That Goes Into Making a Daily Podcast

There’s a myth that if you do something for 21 days, it becomes a habit. I say it’s a myth because it’s been debunked. Several times.The truth is, no matter how long a...

Stop Using Zoom to Record Your Podcast

In an episode of the now-retired show Podcast Pontifications, Evo Terra drops a truth bomb for all the “record to tape” or “record and release” podcasters:But if you l...

The Perfect Way to Describe Your Podcast (and get more listeners)

Does anyone know you so well, they can describe you in a single sentence?When I was at Craft + Commerce, Mike Pacchione gave some great advice for when you tell storie...

Do Short-form Teaser Videos on TikTok

One way to grow your podcast audience is to leverage the audience you have on other platforms. Short-form video can be a particularly effective medium here because man...

Listener Donations: Make it Easy!

One low barrier for entry these days is asking for donations from listeners. It likely won’t be a huge money maker at first, but it’s an easier sell than a membership....

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