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Season 3

March 18, 2021

Why Your Recording Environment Matters

It's no secret that where you record your podcast is almost as important as how you record it. Generally speaking, you want to avoid rooms with high ceilings and hard, flat, "echo-ey" surfaces. It's why a living room, bedro...

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March 12, 2021

2021 Podcasting Numbers

Apple is changing its podcast phrasing from Subscribe to Follow. - Tom Webster of Edison Research says 47% of non-podcast listeners think it costs money to subscribe. It's a barrier to entry. So follow, like Twitter or oth...

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March 4, 2021

Let's Get Intimate

Does your brand have an "audio strategy?" Yes, everyone loves video. But how burnt out are you on the Brady Bunch squares of Zoom? And picture your audience listening to a podcast - in a pair of Air Pods as …

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Feb. 25, 2021

First Impressions of Clubhouse

First, my tip of the week - make sure your podcast isn't only on the web. It NEEDS to be, at a minimum, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. I've talked to several very smart people lately who were …

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Feb. 5, 2021

Spotify's Terrifying New Patent

Last week, Squadcast debuted their video recording in their latest upgrade, which puts them on par with StreamYard and Riverside. Squadcast users had been pining for this for awhile, and now it's here. If you'd like to try S...

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Jan. 29, 2021

Ad Based or Subscription Based?

I've been having neck issues for a few years now, and it stems largely from being in car accidents in December 2016, March 2017, and July 2019. Now that I'm 40, I really need to start taking better care of …

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Jan. 22, 2021

Jan 22

Apple considering a podcast subscription in Apple One? I hate the idea...and feel like I'd just listen in Spotify or elsewhere. But the carrot might be that Apple could pay podcast creators for their content if they make it ...

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Jan. 15, 2021

What Mike Tirico and Tony Romo Can Tell You About Your Podcast

Last Saturday and Sunday were the NFL's new expanded "Super Wild Card Weekend," featuring (much to the chagrin of my wife) THREE games on each day. While the NFL has had to adapt during COVID, so have the the television …

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Jan. 7, 2021

Amazon is ALL IN on Podcasting

In my 2020 recap, I mentioned that we need to keep an eye on the big podcasting behemoths - Apple, Spotify, Google, and now Amazon. In the time between when I recorded the show and when it was published, Amazon …

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Dec. 30, 2020

2021 Podcast Industry Outlook

Podcasting is getting bigger - monthly podcast listening went over 100 million Americans this year, before pandemic. Overall/Technology: Pandemic paused things, we all scattered but came back. Desktop listening ticked up, ove...

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Dec. 24, 2020

Are Podcasts Taking a Bite Out of Music Streaming?

Merry Christmas from your friendly neighborhood Jew. While I don't celebrate the religious aspect of the holiday, I do enjoy the holiday spirit. And in 2020, whatever brings you joy - do it. My tip of the week - using …

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Dec. 18, 2020

Tell Listeners Your Holiday Plans

What's your podcast doing over Christmas? You have options, especially this year. You could re-publish a great episode or interview from earlier in the year. You could do a year-end recap. Or, you could take a week off. Wh...

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Dec. 11, 2020

How a New TV Can Help Your Podcast

As an early 40th birthday present, my wife bought me (us) a new TV for our living room. It's gorgeous - it's a Samsung 55" QLED Q8DT 2020 model (the Costco version). Our previous TV was an 8-year-old Vizio that …

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Dec. 4, 2020

Please Don't Stop The Music

This weekend, I was caught up on all my subscribed podcasts and wanted something to listen to while walking the dog. So I actually opened my SiriusXM app and found the week's "Pop2Kountdown" - a snapshot of the Top 30 …

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Dec. 3, 2020

Interview: Stick and The Woodward Sports Network

I've been saying this for a decade now. For local media to survive and thrive, the corporate giants need to leave the space, and local talent needs to be free to cultivate their personalities and relationships within the com...

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Nov. 25, 2020

Be Selfish...By Giving Thanks

No Friday episode today with the holiday, so here's a "5 Minute Wednesday." As 2019 ended, my wife and I were trying to maximize our time with our first dog Brady. He'd had a leg amputated and was dying of …

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Nov. 20, 2020

Superserve Your Clients and Contacts

No matter what business you're in, it's crucial to superserve your clients. I'm told there are two ways to build a business - the Amazon model (scale) and the Ben & Jerry's model (do one thing really well, then build …

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Nov. 13, 2020

Make Time For The Hard Things

My tip this week - now, more than ever, force yourself to do the hard things. For me, it's working on my business. The only way I'm going to do it, is to block some time, sit down, and do …

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Nov. 10, 2020

Behind the Scenes of Jeopardy!

This episode is a repurposing of audio from a podcast I previously hosted, "The Quizzo Cast," which was put out my bar trivia company Quizzo. I've worked with then for three years. One of our hosts, Jason Idalski, is a …

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Nov. 6, 2020

iHeart Continues to Sacrifice Radio For Podcasting's Sake

It's been a long week. It started with two familiar foes in conflict with each other. If only they could work together, the sky would be the limit, but one side is so obsessed with the other, that they seem …

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Oct. 30, 2020

Find Your Escape, and more from Podcast Movement

My tip this week doesn't explicitly related to podcasting - We are all stressed. Find your escape, and lean into it - especially over the next week or so. I'm recording this on Thursday, the final day of Podcast Movement …

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Oct. 23, 2020

Podcast Movement Week 1

For years, I've been singing the praises of Podcast Movement - the convention that got me into this space full time. This year, as with all other things, they've gone virtual. And I really like the format - the seminars …

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Oct. 16, 2020

Notes or a Script? Prepping Your Podcast

This week's podcasting tip involves prepping your show (which you should always do). Some folks prefer to have the entire episode scripted out. Others would rather go off of bullet points. We explore the difference. If you ...

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Oct. 9, 2020

How To Start Podcasting for About $100

I stepped out of my studio this week and recorded today's podcast on my "backup equipment," which is a Shure SM48 Microphone ($48) plugged into a Focusrite Scarlett Solo interface ($116.59). And I recorded it upstairs in my ...

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Oct. 8, 2020

Remembering Bill Leaf on his 40th Birthday

My best friend Bill Leaf would have turned 40 this weekend. Every year I post the story of what happened to him, and the eulogy I gave at his funeral. This year, I thought I would turn it into a …

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Oct. 2, 2020

The Power of the Mute Button

Editor's Note: Today's show was recorded Thursday afternoon, before news broke that President and Mrs. Trump tested positive for COVID-19. “That was a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck." CNN's Jake Tapper r...

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Sept. 25, 2020

Why You SHOULDN'T Shoot Video For Your Podcast

Earlier this month, I shot a couple of my "5 Minute Friday" podcasts on video. I wanted to see if "the juice was worth the squeeze." Long story short, it wasn't. Yes, I got a few views on YouTube, and …

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Sept. 18, 2020

Loudness And Volume Matter

This week's tip is to make sure your volume is consistent - throughout and between your episodes. I start by explaining why. Here's an explanation of LUFS. https://www.sweetwater.com/insync/what-is-lufs-and-why-should-i-car...

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Sept. 11, 2020

Use Your Network

This week, I talked to two different friends, in two different fields, who were unhappy and looking for a career change. And I was able to connect each of them with someone who had been in a similar situation and …

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Sept. 4, 2020

Patience and Grace

My tip of the week: As we all navigate new technologies, be patient with people. It's served me well with clients, and I really appreciated being on the other side of it when hosting trivia last week. Forget the inverted …

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Aug. 26, 2020

Taking Time Off to Hone Your Craft

Last week, I blocked my calendar and was hoping for a summer getaway with my wife and dog. Well, Rona made that less appealing, and my wife ended up having some work commitments anyway. So I decided to turn the …

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Aug. 14, 2020

An Update

It's been 10 days since our last episode, and life's been busy - with some large projects and other things that have come up. Just checking in to give you a quick update - I'll be out of the studio …

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Aug. 4, 2020

Chris Krimitsos Previews Podfest Global Summit

The Podfest Global Summit runs August 10-15, with a preview underway this week. Chief Creative Officer Chris Krimitsos was able to take 15 minutes with us to preview the event - which is on pace to break a Guinness World …

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July 31, 2020

Reviewing Michelle Obama

Yesterday, I listened to the Michelle Obama Podcast, a Spotify exclusive. Full disclosure, I love the Obamas (and miss them). Overall, I thought Episode 1 was good. I think a few more ums could have been deleted, but that'...

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July 28, 2020

Stacey Simms on Making Money Podcasting

Stacey Simms is all about connections and community. We met through the alumni association of our college radio station, and since her son's diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes, she has formed an incredible community of patients and...

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July 24, 2020

Times Buys Serial, PM20 Finally Cancelled

My piece of advice this week - do not use copyrighted music in your podcast. In a recent Facebook post in a Podcast Movement Group, Todd Cochrane of Blubrry posted the following on Thursday in the Podcast Movement Facebook gr...

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July 21, 2020

Rob Greenlee of the Podcast Academy

Today I'm joined by podcast industry royalty - Mr. Rob Greenlee. He's incredibly well known for his work in the space, and he now chairs The Podcast Academy. We start by taking stock of the podcast industry as a whole. …

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July 17, 2020

Why Your Podcast Is a Racecar

Ben Hamilton, one of my early mentors in radio, taught me that doing a show is like driving a racecar. Do all your work in the pit. Once the race starts, all you have to do is drive. Youtube listening …

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July 14, 2020

Fantasy Football Podcaster Brian Drake

Brian Drake is quickly making a name for himself as the host of the Fantasy Football Hustle podcast and writer for Fighting Chance Fantasy. Today we cover his journey into podcasting, from "the worst job in America" (radio sa...

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July 10, 2020

Sirius buys Stitcher, and The Great Microphone Shortage

Today's tip: Give yourself plenty of lead time to get your podcast mic - there's a SHORTAGE! For starters, I recommend a dynamic mic with a USB connection, like: Samson Q2U: http://www.samsontech.com/samson/products/microphon...

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July 7, 2020

Podcast Consultant and Editor Britany Felix

I first came across the name Britany Felix in the Podcast Editors Club Facebook group. Britany was someone who always had a thoughtful answer for questions posed to the group. We actually met in person last summer in Orland...

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July 3, 2020

Don't Overcomplicate It

Just because you have the tools in front of you doesn't mean you need to use them - a TV example reminded me of this. I start by explaining. Related Family Guy Clip: Court TV is back- makes sense they'd …

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June 30, 2020

Audio Guru Tom Kelly of Clean Cut Audio

Tom Kelly owns Clean Cut Audio, where he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to help podcasters and bands alike create the best sound possible. In today's episode we covered a wide range of topics and listener questio...

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June 26, 2020

Take A Break

My lesson learned this week is to take a break. It's OK. That's why I'm recording this on Wednesday instead of Thursday. My wife and I are taking a personal day on Thursday. Podcast Academy opens. Membership is $50 and …

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June 23, 2020

Podcast Editor In Chief Steve Stewart

Steve Stewart runs the "Podcast Editors Club" Facebook group, with over 5,000 members. Steve joins me today to talk about how he got into podcast editing, and finding a niche in the financial sector, turning podcasting into a...

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June 19, 2020

When To Break Format

Usually my Tuesday episodes are 30 minute interviews. This week's was an hour. I explain my thought process here. Black podcasting awards: https://blackpodawards.com/?utm_source=podnews.net&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=podnew...

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June 16, 2020

Mistress Carrie on WAAF, being embedded with troops, and moving her b…

For decades, Mistress Carrie entertained - and bonded with - the masses on legendary Boston rock station WAAF. Earlier this year, the station was sold, ending its 50 year run on the air. Carrie takes us behind the scenes of...

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June 12, 2020

Don't Let The Robots Take Over

James Cridland of Podnews had a great write-up yesterday on the debate around podcast transcripts: https://podnews.net/article/podcast-transcripts-why-and-when?utm_source=podnews.net&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=podnews.net:...

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June 9, 2020

Melissa's Journey to 400 Thousand Downloads

Registered Dietitian Melissa Joy Dobbins is The Guilt Free RD and her podcast Sound Bites just went over 400,000 total downloads. Today, she explains how she started, how she got there, and the conventional podcast wisdom sh...

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June 5, 2020

Get Comfortable and Know Your Audience

This week has me thinking about two important aspects of creating a podcast. Be comfortable - my setup and neck taught me this the hard way. Know your audience, and the difference between a private and public conversation. IM...

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