Podcast Pontifications

Where plenty of podcasts about podcasting (PAPs) tell you what to do, Podcast Pontifications gives you what to think about in podcasting. These daily, insightful forward-looking episodes have one central tenet: Podcasting needs to be made better, not just easier. Designed for the working podcaster, these short-form episodes get you thinking about the future of podcasting and how you can better prepare yourself -- and your shows -- for the future. The goal is simple: help you develop critical thinking skills needed to make the best future-proofed podcast you can with the tools of today. Plus a few sneak previews of what might be coming tomorrow.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podsights - https://podsights.com/privacy

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 9m. Bisher sind 508 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein täglich erscheinender Podcast.

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episode 37: Why Learning Podcasting From The Pros Is Bad Advice


Who better to inspire fledgling podcasters than a podcaster at the top of their game! But for seasoned podcasters who want to get better, the value of playing follow the leader can quickly fade. Many podcasters want to get better at podcasting. The fact that you're reading this article or have listened to the accompanying audio episode is a strong indicator that you want to get better at podcasting. And if you are actively engaging with the http://advancingpodcasting...


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episode 36: Before You Join A Podcast Network, Check These 5 Boxes


As interest in podcasting heats up, networks new and old are reaching out to podcasters to make it a group effort. Joining a network may be right for your podcast, but consider these five must-haves before you sign. A quick caveat before I start: Podcasters join networks for lots of reasons. Podcast networks exist for lots of reasons...


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episode 35: 3 Lessons Podcasters Can Learn From Norm MacDonald's Life


What’s great about podcasting is that not everyone has to get you or your podcast. That was one of the great things about Norm MacDonald, a comedian from whom podcasters can learn a thing or three. It’s been said that when people want to laugh, they watch a comedian. But when comedians want to laugh, they watch Norm MacDonald. Norm was, by all accounts, a comedian’s comedian. I rather like the idea of being known as a podcaster’s podcaster...


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episode 34: Podcast Planning For The Worst Day Of Your Life


Unfortunately, the confidence one gains with podcasting bestows neither invulnerability nor immortality. When you’re taken down—or perhaps out—do you have a good plan to inform your audience? On a long enough timescale, one day, our audience will no longer be able to hear our voice for an extended period of time. Perhaps forever. Or, less dramatically, perhaps for an extended period of time...


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episode 33: Recouping Your Podcast's Reputation Costs


No rational podcaster likes spending money needlessly. But every day, podcasters make choices on and around their shows without understanding the underlying costs to their podcast or themselves. Mentioning products or services on your podcast has value. But each mention also has a cost. A cost you pay with your reputation. With advertising or sponsorships, there’s a risk listeners will react negatively. To offset the cost of that risk, podcasters charge money...


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episode 32: Embracing The Empowerment Of Podcasting


The degree of autonomy and self-determination we have as podcasters is staggering. But we can get caught up in “the rest” of podcasting and overlook others struggling to find the freedom we enjoy. I sometimes forget how empowering the act of podcasting can be. Intellectually, I understand it. But I tend to forget that, for many podcasters, empowerment is the entire reason why they podcast...


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episode 31: Adding Teeth To Podcasting's Promise of Intimacy


Is intimacy overhyped in podcasting? Probably. Advertisers don’t buy podcasts because podcasts are intimate. They buy podcasts because podcasts perform and provide results. Making a more intimate experience hasn’t really impacted average ad CPMs which feel rather stagnant at between $20–$30 CPM for what… the last decade or so? And do we even measure intimacy in podcasting? Spoiler: we can’t...


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episode 30: Podcasting 996 - Path To Success Or Early Burnout?


Many podcasters sacrifice the majority of their free time so they can podcast. Some of them seem to love that, while others wonder if they’re missing out on what life has to offer. Which are you? You may have seen the news from China on the growing pushback against the “996” way of doing business, where workers to are expected (or required) be productive from 9:00 AM until 9:00 PM six days a week...


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episode 29: Celebrate Your Podcast's Reviews Like A Boss!


Glowing podcast reviews feel really, really good. Getting any benefits from them beyond a warm, fuzzy feeling is questionable. Unless you have a plan for celebrating reviews for your podcast, that is. If you think getting reviews of your podcast somehow influences podcast ranking algorithms, you’ve been sorely misinformed. However, reviews do have an influence—perhaps an oversized influence—on something more important than ranking algorithms: human behavior...


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episode 28: Do Old People Listen To Podcasts? Yes. Yes, We Do.


Podcasting is often touted as a way to reach a younger, hipper demographic. But that ignores the millions of people 55+ who listen to podcasts today, with different habits and content preferences. We tend to think of podcasters as young and hip. And yes, that’s true. But according to Edison Research, 24 million Americans over 55 listen to podcasts, up from just 4 million a decade ago...


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