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Podcasting Through The COVID-19 Crisis

Feb 27, 2020

At the risk of sounding alarmist, COVID-19 is likely something we’ll all have to deal with. And while discussing the virus’ impact on podcasting might seem trivial, it’s good risk mitigation to be prepared. 

I really struggled with bringing up this topic. I'm not a conspiracy theorist, and I'm not a fearmonger....

Paywalls, Podcasting, and Prejudice

Feb 26, 2020

Eventually, many podcasters have to make a choice between fame, fortune, and famine. OK, that last one less choice and more unfortunate reality. For the other two, there’s always the paywall option. Should you consider it?

The decision to put content -- popular content -- behind a paywall is always an agonizing...

Dealing With The Skeletons In Your Podcasting Closet

Feb 25, 2020

Sure, your podcast sounds great now. But what about all those episodes where it wasn’t perfect? What about the advice you gave before your opinions changed? Do you worry about those un-enlightened jokes you told for shock value?

Podcasters, at least those of us who release content in an episodic form, we treat our...

Mid-Level Podcasters' Biggest Mistake: Complacency

Feb 24, 2020

If you’re stuck just below the threshold of commercial viability with your podcasting efforts, you may be better served looking inward than outward to push you over the brink that brings in a wave of new listeners.

On the podcast forums and such, I often see variants of this question: “What are the common mistakes...

Hitting The Limits Of Low-Cost Podcast Hosting

Feb 20, 2020

At some point, if you’re lucky or very strategic, your podcast might become too popular for you to stay on the same low-price hosting plan. Remember: “unlimited downloads” sounds all fine and good until your popular show starts costing them real money.

TANSTAAFL, Robert A. Heinlein reminded us over half a...