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 510 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint täglich.

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episode 19: Mastering Your Way To Podcast Growth


Not-shockingly, most listeners aren’t keen on recommending podcasts created by hosts who can’t be bothered to master the craft of podcasting. And yes, podcasting is a craft. The good news is that can take a class on making better-sounding audio, advanced interview techniques, improving your writing skills, storytelling for audio, and just about any other aspect of podcasting where you may be lacking...


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 2021-08-12  10m
 
 

episode 18: The Easy Way To Get People To Recommend Your Podcast


Why has your podcast stopped growing? One reason for that might be that it’s not all that easy for them to recommend your podcast. Asking listeners to recommend your show while they are actively listening to your show seems logical, until you consider the mechanics. Links from podcast listening apps aren’t universal, and most people don’t even have their phone in hand when listening to your show...


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 2021-08-11  10m
 
 

episode 17: The Surprising & Delightful Way To Grow Your Podcast


Begging your listeners to tell others about your podcast will only get you so far. Getting more people to do it starts by understanding what people love about your podcast and why they keep listening. Today, we’re unpacking the first bullet point from a slide from Tom Webster’s excellent opening keynote at Podcast Movement 21 last week: Know who you are for, and why they are there. (You can't give your listeners the unexpected if you don't know what they expect...


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 2021-08-10  10m
 
 

episode 16: Blame Your Podcast's Audience For Slow Growth


When facing flatline audience numbers, many podcasters turn to various marketing tactics. Perhaps you do need to spend more time on and with your social media. Maybe you need a big name guest who’ll share the episode with their big fan base. Or maybe you need to be a guest on more on other podcasts. Perhaps it’s time to spend some money on advertising your show. And you know what? Some of those tactics may work for you...


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 2021-08-09  8m
 
 

episode 15: Delay Due To Pesky Time Zone Conversions


I’ve been telling you for weeks that I’ve blocked off the entire week to attend https://podcastmovement.com/ (Podcast Movement ‘21), even though I’m not attending in person. I’ll be watching from my living room, probably attending many more sessions than I’ve ever done at a conference in person. I thought, incorrectly, that I’d still have time to do my early morning Podcast Pontifications stuff. When I looked at the times in the app, it showed 9 or later start times...


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 2021-08-04  3m
 
 

episode 14: Making Your Podcast More Than Just An Interview


Many podcasters find it very hard to edit interviews with their guests. They say This conversation was great from start to finish, and my audience is going to love every single word! I’m not cutting a thing! But it probably wasn’t. And they probably won’t. Others think that removing excess filler words, shortening up long pauses, or correcting stumbled answers is good enough. And sometimes it is. But it may not be enough to make your podcast stand out...


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 2021-08-03  10m
 
 

episode 13: Surviving The Flood Of Celebrity Podcasts


I’m not quite as worried about the rise of the celebrity podcast, because I know the internet is big enough to hold indie and celebrity podcasts. But I do agree celebrities have a leg up when it comes to “discoverability”. And that is that podcast listening apps love celebrity podcasts. Curators of those apps trip over themselves to get the latest celebrity podcast in front of every user of their app...


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 2021-08-02  10m
 
 

episode 12: The Mental Healthy Way To Podcasting Opportunities


Podcasters face huge pressures to do more. Some of those pressures are self-motivated and internal. But a lot of times, they’re external from people who expect you to do more in podcasting. And don’t forget that all of us are living through a time of extreme growth and disruption in podcasting. So you work hard to be everywhere you can, trying to connect with everyone you can. Or you want to turn up the heat on the modest success you’re seeing with your podcasting efforts...


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 2021-07-29  7m
 
 

episode 11: Fickle Podcasters And The Next Big Thing


What happened to all the tech advancements that were supposed to change podcasting forever and usher in a brand new era for us? GTP-3 promised that machine learning algorithm would write better scripts and text for our podcasts. Drop-in or social audio was supposed to, if not replace podcasting, then at least be a viable option for podcasters who’d rather do a live show...


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 2021-07-28  6m
 
 

episode 10: Using Music In Your Podcast: Fair Use Or Wise Choice?


I don’t need to disclaim my lack of a law degree when I state the fact that yes, it is legal to play copyrighted music on a podcast so long as the rights to the song have been cleared or the podcaster is following the fair use doctrine. It’s also a fact that podcasters can and do use copyrighted music in their podcasts every single day under the fair use doctrine. According to Professors of Law Patricia Aufderheide and Peter Jaszi, the fair use doctrine applies to commercial music in podcasts...


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 2021-07-27  8m