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Season 3

June 2, 2020

Johnny Peterson - Straight Up Podcasts

I first met Johnny Peterson from Straight Up Podcasts at Podcast Movement in Orlando last summer - you know, in the old days when we could travel. Since then, we've both joined a podcast editors' discussion group, where we h...

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May 30, 2020

My 2014 Ryan Seacrest Interview

In my upcoming (June 2) episode of The Jag Show Podcast, I tell Johnny Peterson about my worst audio mistake ever, blowing an entire interview with Ryan Seacrest. Ryan was gracious enough to let me come back to the second …

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May 29, 2020

Don't Sweat The Downloads

Joe Rogan feels "gross." https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/25/opinion/joe-rogan-spotify-podcast.html?login=email&auth=login-email James Cridland - podcast was never an open ecosystem to begin with! https://medium.com/@JamesCrid...

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May 26, 2020

Why Social Isn't Enough To Promote Your Podcast

Earlier this month, Tim O'Brien of O'Brien Communications in Pittsburgh wrote a great piece in Podcast Business Journal, "Social Media Alone Is Not The Way To Grow An Audience." Link: https://podcastbusinessjournal.com/social...

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May 22, 2020

Podcast Listening Rebounds, Joe Rogan to Spotify, and Call Her Daddy …

Three big stories in podcasting this week... The folks at Podtrac say that for the 4th and 5th weeks, podcast download and audience growth is up for the 4th and 5th straight weeks, respectively. This seems to be driven by …

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May 19, 2020

Boston Pod Guru David Yas

Really enjoyed chatting with the guy who does what I do - but in the town I grew up in. David Yas runs Pod617, the Boston Podcast Network. We begin with his eclectic background as a lawyer, in the newspaper …

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May 18, 2020

Bonus: My 2014 Interview With Mick Foley

Tomorrow (May 19th), I'll be releasing my interview with David Yas, of Pod617 and The Boston Podcast network. We discussed the art of interviewing, and I referenced the one interview I did where I just shut up and let the …

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May 15, 2020

Why Downloads Shouldn't Be Your Priority

I find myself often falling into that trap of judging myself on my download numbers, as most podcasters do, and I have to remind myself that downloads aren't the priority of my podcast. I had clear goals for Season 3 …

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May 12, 2020

YaYa Podcasting's Carrie Caufield Arick

I was thrilled to talk with Carrie Caufield Arick, one of the first podcast editors and coaches I met in the space. You name it, she does it - editing, coaching, consulting, workshops, helping run a Facebook group for female...

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May 8, 2020

New Podcast Tools

Google is continuing to play catch-up with Apple and Spotify - now launching their own podcast manager to give you detailed analytics on your shows. Super easy to set up - you just need a Google account and access to …

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May 5, 2020

From The Vault: How Don Found His Birth Family at Age 58

Today, I'm going into the vault to bring you my first podcast interview - with former coworker Don Banks, of iHeartMedia in New Orleans. Don, through Ancestry DNA, found his birth family, at age 58. It's an amazing, touchin...

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May 1, 2020

Its Gonna Be May

Matty Staudt says your intro matters. And he's right. Which podcast advertisers are spending more in the age of Coronavirus? Magellan is out with a list of their Top 10, as published on Medium. 5 - furniture, 4 online enterta...

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April 28, 2020

Podcast OG Evo Terra Consumed Only Beer and Sausages For A Month

And he lost weight doing it! We'll get to that later. Evo Terra is an OG in the world of podcasting. While Apple has just gone over a million shows, Evo is credited with having the 40th podcast...ever. In a …

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April 24, 2020

Adventures in Remote Recording

There are now 1,000,000 podcasts in Apple. Rob Walch of Libsyn says desktop listening is up a point to 12% I've discovered in remote recording that Apple Airpods only sound good - when paired with an Apple device. Need to …

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April 21, 2020

Behind The Scenes of ESPN Podcasts

ESPN has more podcasts than you can count, and the man in charge is Peter Gianesini. I asked him how ESPN came into podcasting, and the evolution of it - from repackaged audio to original content. How does ESPN Digital …

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April 17, 2020

Podcast vs Broadcast Continues

As a former radio guy, I've spent a lot of time covering the often converging lanes of broadcast and podcast. For many in podcasting, the fear is that large radio corporations will "elbow" their way into our space. For me, …

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April 14, 2020

Callin Baton Rouge - With Catherine OBrien

Catherine O'Brien owns Branch Out Programs , an end-to-end podcasting production company out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We spoke about our shared experience of acclimating to the Pelican State, as well as her journey into po...

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April 10, 2020

Debating the Biden Pod, Squadcast Improves, and Stern Talks To Brady

Joe Biden's new podcast brings to light one of the biggest dilemmas a podcast editor faces - how much do I cut? We start by delving into the uniqueness of this situation. There was an article in Intelligencer just eviscerati...

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April 7, 2020

Marketing and Monetizing Your Podcast with Matt Cundill

After many years as a radio personality and programmer in Canadian radio, Matt Cundill began consulting audio creators. This eventually led to a career in podcasting and more as part of The Sound Off media company. He also h...

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April 3, 2020

The Tinder of Podcasts

In today's 5 minute Friday, we look at how the Coronavirus and "Social Distancing" have affecting the podcasting industry. It's still early, and a number of studies have shown conflicting data, but here are some interesting t...

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March 30, 2020

From Radio to Podcasting with Michelle ODell

I'm joined today by a blast from the past - Michelle O'Dell, whom I worked with in Burlington Vermont from 2007-2011. She's beginning on the path I set out on a little while back - moving from radio to podcasting. …

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March 26, 2020

Google Podcasts Finally Comes to iOS

A quick recap of what's happened in podcasting this week. The big news: Google Podcasts is finally available on iPhone and iPad iOS operating systems. It appears the podcast rush in this time of "social distancing" may have f...

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March 25, 2020

Remote Recording Tips

Since the recommendations to limit non-essential travel and requests for social distancing, I have temporarily stopped recording on site with clients. And while I'd love to be in the same room with someone when I record a pod...

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March 20, 2020

Work Work Working From Home

Today, we open with Edison Research's Infinite Dial Survey, released yesterday, with big numbers for podcasting: 212 million Americans (75%) are now familiar with the term “podcasting.” 155 million (55%) have listened to a ...

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March 13, 2020

Is Coronavirus the big moment for podcasts?

In the US, we've finally hit a tipping point with regard to Coronavirus concern. And among all the talk of staying home, avoiding large gathering, cancelled sporting events, and working remotely - could this be podcasting's ...

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March 12, 2020

How WJPZ Brought This Show Back

Over the weekend, at a college reunion, my buddy Rob asked me when I was going to do another podcast. He was waiting! It was this encounter that reminded me I need to get back into doing my show. So …

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