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Feb 21, 2019

I'm wrapping up my "things that should exist in podcasting but don't" mini-series today with a preview of my upcoming presentation at Podfest Orland in early March of 2019.

In this short episode, I'll run through the main "inflection points" podcasting has gone through over the last 15 years:

  • June 2005 - iTunes 4.9...


Feb 20, 2019

For a medium that's supposed to represent choice, podcasting is rather restrictive. It's not quite "all or nothing" but it's close.

Today, when someone subscribes to a podcast, they have the choice of either listening from the most recent episode or backing up all the way to the first episode and start from there.

There...


Feb 19, 2019

Subscriptions -- free, mostly -- have been baked into podcasting since the beginning. But back then, there was a big push for "subscribe to my blog". Then Google killed Reader because of poor adoption of the tech.

On this short episode, I'll demonstrate how odd it is to assume a potential listener wants to "eat all the...


Feb 18, 2019

It's 2019. A new 5G network with blazing speed is coming out this year. The cost to store larger files has plummeted. Mobile device storage will soon be measured in terabytes. 

But the standard for podcast media file settings hasn't changed since 2006. Serious. I'm encoding files -- for myself and my clients -- based on...


Feb 14, 2019

Custom podcast apps -- a dedicated mobile app that's just for your show and your show alone -- haven't been widely embraced. In this short episode, I'll talk about why that may be changing in the near future.

While it's easier than ever to make a custom app for your podcast, they aren't all that convenient for most...