Podcast Pontifications

Podcasting needs to be made better, not just easier. Because after 15 years, less than a quarter of the population listen to podcasts regularly. While new business models, discovery apps, and content curators will evolve, much of the responsibility --and work-- falls on us, the working podcaster. This short-form show takes an Advancing view of podcasting, with daily strategic insights to help you develop critical thinking skill needed to make the best future-proofed podcast you can with the tools of today.


Listen Now: Podcast Movement 2019 - This Changes Everything [Episode 211 Bonus A]

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Podcast Movement 2019 - This Changes Everything [Episode 211 Bonus A]

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What To Expect From Podcast Movement 2019 [Episode 211]

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Advancing Podcasting At Big Events - On Stage Or In The Audience [Episode 210]

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Becoming THE Local Podcast Advocate [Episode 209]

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How To Be A Not-So-Pushy Podcast Pusher [Episode 208]

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Guiding & Mentoring Junior Podcasters With Honesty & Expertise [Episode 207]

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Age & Treachery vs Youth & Skill In Podcasting [Episode 206]

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The Long & Short Of Better Podcast Episodes [Episode 205]

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How Long Does It Take To Make A Better Podcast? [Episode 204]

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Expanding Your Podcasting Time-Horizon [Episode 203]

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Getting Your Mind Right About Becoming A Podcasting Professional [Episode 202]

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Cultivate The Right Connections To Become A Professional Podcaster [Episode 201]

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Upgrading Your Ability To Become A Pro Podcaster [Episode 200]

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Turning Pro In Podcasting: A Reality Check [Episode 199]

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Understanding Your Podcast's Most Important Growth Metric [Episode 198]

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Spying On Your Listeners Can Improve Your Podcast [Episode 197]

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Can Social Stats Track Your Podcast’s Growth? [Episode 196]

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Overcoming Download Depression Syndrome [Episode 195]

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Appeasing The Fickle Podcast Listener [Episode 194]

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Turning Happy Accidents Into A Podcast Audience [Episode 193]

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Convincing Your Contacts To Listen To Your Podcast [Episode 192]

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Design Your Podcast for the 75% Who Don't Listen To Podcasts [Episode 191]

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Season Two Starts... Now! [Trailer]

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Will Time Change Your Podcast? [Episode 190]

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Should You Grow A Big Podcast Or Work To Build A Better One? [Episode 189]

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Can Old Podcasting Dogs Learn New Tricks? [Episode 188]

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Sharing Is Caring (About Your Podcast) [Episode 187]

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The Advancing Podcasting Party Wants YOU! [Episode 186]

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What SpaceX Webcasts Can Teach Podcasters [Episode 185]

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Poking Holes In Your Podcasting Plan [Episode 184]

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Are You Podcasting On Purpose? [Episode 183]

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What To Do When You're Overwhelmed By Podcasting Changes [Episode 182]

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Solving Podcast Discovery With Lists & Search [Episode 181]

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What Apple's Big Changes From WWDC19 Mean For Your Podcast [Episode 180]

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Podcasters Are Making It Too Hard For New Listeners Wide [Episode 179]

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3 Reasons To Make A Bold Podcast in 2019 [Episode 178]

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It's Not OK For Your First Business Podcast To Suck [Episode 177]

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Podcasting At The Top, Middle, & Bottom Of The Funnel [Episode 176]

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The Future Of Podcasting Might Be Stealing From Instagram Stories [Episode 175]

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Will The Algorithm Love Your Podcast? [Episode 174]

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Making Room For Purposely Tiny Podcasts [Episode 173]

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What Business Podcasters Can Learn From Game of Thrones and the Indy 500 [Episode 172]

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3 Tips To Perfect Alignment Between Your Podcast And Your Business’ Brand [Episode 171]

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How To Produce A Podcast On Your Business’ Schedule [Episode 170]

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Going Business-First With Your Podcast Is A Smart Business Move [Episode 169]

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Is Podcasting Harming Your Brand? [Episode 168]

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Google Just Made Podcast Websites Really, Really Important [Episode 167]

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The Business Case For Ignoring Podcast Statistics [Episode 166]

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Canned vs. Fresh: (Podcast Intros, Not Veggies) [Episode 165]

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Is Podcasting Wrong About Time-Shifted Media? [Episode 164]

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How Facebook's Pivot to Privacy Will Impact Your Podcast [Episode 163]

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It's OK To Let Podcasting Changes Pass You By... For Now [Episode 162]

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Free Podcast Hosting or SPHaaS (Subsidized Podcast Hosting as a Service)? [Episode 161]

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A Podcaster's Guide To A Podcast Purge [Episode 160]

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Podcast Copyright & Syndication In Conflict [Episode 159]

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Upgrading Your Podcast: Incremental or Overhaul? [Episode 158]

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How Podcasters Can Win The Podcast App War [Episode 157]

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Do You Need A Podcast Hygienist? [Episode 156]

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Making Room For Dissent In Podcasting [Episode 155]

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Pitching Your Podcast To Non-Listeners [Episode 154]

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Leaning Into The Love Of Your Podcast [Episode 153]

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Downward Spiral From Leadership To Legacy [Episode 152]

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The Growing Trend Of Not Subscribing To Podcasts [Episode 151]

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Re-Establishing A Podfaded Show [Episode 150]

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Daily Podcasting: Should You Make The Switch? [Episode 149]

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Broadcasters Killed The Podcasting Star [Episode 148]

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Control The Future Of Your Podcast [Episode 147]

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Control The Listener Experience Of Your Podcast [Episode 146]

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You Control The Quality Of Your Podcast [Episode 145]

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Controlling Your Podcasts' Distribution [Episode 144]

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Changes To Podcasting Are Just Getting Started [Episode 143]

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Change Your Mind About Your Podcast [Episode 142]

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Change Your Podcast Hosting Relationship [Episode 141]

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Change Your Location, Change Your Podcast [Episode 140]

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APODCalypse Endgame: When Literally Everyone Has A Podcast [Episode 139]

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APODcalypse: What If Podcasting Fails... Again? [Episode 138]

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APodCalypse: The Downfall Of Free Podcasts [Episode 137]

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APODcalypse: Sub-Audible Keyword Stuffing? [Episode 136]

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Focus On Business Goals With Your Podcast [Episode 135]

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Focus On Your Audience [Episode 134]

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Focus on One Topic All Season Long [Episode 133]

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Focus Collaboration For Focused Audience Growth [Episode 132]

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Exploring Podcasting's Explosive Growth In 2018 [Episode 131]

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Picking Sides In The Politics Of Podcasting [Episode 130]

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How Big Money Will Limit & Grow Podcasting At The Same Time [Episode 129]

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Open Rate: Podcasting's Forgotten Metric [Episode 128]

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Stop Not Marketing Your Podcast [Episode 127]

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Stop Competing With Your Guests [Episode 126]

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Stop Ignoring Your Podcast's Sound Quality [Episode 125]

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Stop Trying To Run Ads On Your Podcast [Episode 124]

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Introducing The 7 Minute Mentor

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Podcasting Intrapreneurs Wanted [Episode 123]

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Getting Past Podcasting's Linear Past [Episode 122]

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Do Subscriptions Help Or Hurt Podcasting? [Episode 121]

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Upping The Sound Quality Of Podcasts [Episode 120]

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The Coming Wave of Custom Podcast Apps [Episode 119]

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Are Podcasts Worth Paying For? [Episode 118]

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The Future of Video In Podcasting [Episode 117]

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Live Podcasting Is Not Dead Simple [Episode 116]

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"Spotify Is Changing Podcasting! What Should My Podcast Do?" [Episode 115]

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Podcasting's Unlikely Social Sharing Savior: Spotify [Episode 114]

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Pride, Prejudice, & Podcasting [Episode 113]

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Moving Podcasting From Big Joke To Big Deal [Episode 112]

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Your Podcast Needs A Loyalty Program [Episode 111]

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Podcasting Needs Better Standards [Episode 110]

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How To Stop Google From Ignoring Your Podcast [Episode 109]

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Acute Solutions to Chronic Problems of Listener Growth [Episode 108]

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When Robots Attack Podcasting! [Episode 107]

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Unmeasurable Metrics: Seeking Serendipity [Episode 106]

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The Art of Being Specifically Selfish [Episode 105]

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It Will Never Be Easier To Make A Good Podcast [Episode 104]

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Exposing Your Business' Podcast To The Public [Episode 103]

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How To Convince Your Boss To Send You To A Podcasting Conference [Episode 102]

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Will Podcasting Ever Become A Growth Channel? [Episode 101]

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Finding Your Groove & Escaping The Rut [Episode 100]

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Are You Making A Podcast or A Can Of Beans? [Episode 99]

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Building Resilience Into Your Podcast [Episode 98]

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In Defense of Seasons [Episode 97]

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From Streaming Audio To Revenue Streams [Episode 96]

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Promoting Your Podcast To The Clueless [Episode 95]

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Why A Business Podcast Is Better Than A Website [Episode 94]

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2-Question Web-Presence Test [Episode 93]

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Eliminate The Bad Sounds [Episode 92]

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First & Last Impressions [Episode 91]

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Title, Description & Image [Episode 90]

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2 Reasons Podcasters Should Love The Idea of RAD [Episode 89]

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Podcasting Pillars for 2019: Character, Conviction, & Conceit [Episode 88]

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10 Reasons Why You Are Not In Control Of Your Podcast [Episode 87]

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How Disney+ Will Impact Podcasting [Episode 86]

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Podcasting's Missing Porn Problem [Episode 85]

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Using VC Money To Quit Your Day Job [Episode 84]

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Podcasting's Holiday Paradox [Episode 83]

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The Best New Year’s Resolution For Seasoned Podcasters [Episode 82]

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Entanglement with Podcasting's Gatekeepers [Episode 81]

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600K+ Reasons Podcasters Can't Organize [Episode 80]

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Ignore Most Today & Focus On The Best For Tomorrow [Episode 79]

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Cooking Up A Podcast With Leftovers [Episode 78]

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Podcasting Is The New Book Publishing [Episode 77]

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Play For Free Or Pay Your Fee? [Episode 76]

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Stop Obsessing Over Dedicated Podcast Listening Apps [Episode 75]

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Learning (And Teaching) New Things For (And On) Your Podcast [Episode 74]

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Your Podcast Is Bigger Than Your Feed [Episode 73]

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Has Google Given Up On Podcasting? [Episode 72]

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Searching For Your Podcast's Niche [Episode 71]

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Don't Let A Hacker Steal Your Podcast [Episode 70]

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Merging Your Way To Podcasting Competency [Episode 69]

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Is The "Just Launch" Mentality Bad For Podcasting? [Episode 68]

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Niche-ing Down On Daily Podcasts [Episode 67]

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Relating America's Car Obsession To Its Dominance In Podcasting [Episode 66]

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No, Podcasting Hasn't Jumped The Shark. But... [Episode 65]

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EATing Your Way To A Successful Podcast [Episode 64]

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Don't Micromanage The Future Out Of Your Podcast [Episode 63]

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Atomizing Your Podcast [Episode 62]

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What NOT To Put In Your Podcast Outro [Episode 61]

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Podcasting Over The Intranet? [Episode 60]

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Overcoming Podcasting's Creativity Paradox [Episode 59]

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Embracing Podcasting's Punk Rock Roots [Episode 58]

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The Art Of Renting Out Your Podcast [Episode 57]

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You, We, and The Audience Makes Three [Episode 56]

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Choose Your Own Future, Podcaster! [Episode 55]

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The Rise And Fall of Podcast SEO [Episode 54]

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My Podcast Can Beat Up Your Facebook Live [Episode 53]

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What's The Frequency, Podcaster? [Episode 52]

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In Support of Single-Issue Podcasting [Episode 51]

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Building Community for Your Business Podcast [Episode 50]

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Science Says Monkey With Your Podcast [Episode 49]

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Podcast Experts Are Not Your Friends [Episode 48]

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Podcasting Like An Influencer (Even For Your Business) [Episode 47]

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The Real Line That Divides Podcasters [Episode 46]

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Stealing Money To Pay For Podcasting [Episode 45]

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Exploring Podcasting's Effort Hockey Stick [Episode 44]

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You've Launched Your Podcast. Now What? [Episode 43]

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Marketing your podcast to the TOP! [Episode 42]

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I Think We Have Business Podcasting All Wrong [Episode 41]

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The BFR Approach to Podcasting [Episode 40]

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Podcasting's Growth: Bigger Audience or Just More Playgrounds? [Episode 39]

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Sept 12 2018: The Rise of Skynet of Podcasting? [Episode 38]

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From Penny Press To Podcasting Powerhouse [Episode 37]

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Podcasting Your Way Through Your Existential Crisis [Episode 36]

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How Apple and Twitter Are Disrupting Audio [Episode 35]

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Yes, Netflix Will Save Podcasting [Episode 34]

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Is Your Business Podcast Worth $100,000? [Episode 33]

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IAB Compliance Won't Save Podcast Advertising [Episode 32]

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Do We Need Physical Therapy for Podcasts? [Episode 31]

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Podcast Discovery In 2026 [Episode 30]

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You Say Podfading Like It's A Bad Thing [Episode 29]

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Your Strategy Is Showing, Podcaster! [Episode 28]

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What Iron Man Can Teach Podcasters About The Future [Episode 27]

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Pitch or Launch It? How To Start A New Podcast [Episode 26]

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The Bad News About Social Media Marketing & Podcasting [Episode 25]

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Why RSS Feeds For Podcasts Need To Die [Episode 24]

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Apple Put The Kibosh On Gray Hat Podcasting Practices [Episode 23]

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What Jerry Seinfeld Can Teach Podcasters [Episode 22]

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Stop Podcasting Too Close To The Ball [Episode 21]

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Can We Still Podcast In A Post-Apple/iTunes World? [Episode 20]

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What Alex Jones Can Teach Podcasters [Episode 19]

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Nice Podcasters Finish First [Episode 18]

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The Secret To Growing Podcasting Is More IHNIs [Episode 17]

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Podcasters: Stop Making Sh**ty Show Notes! [Episode 16]

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Is Google Podcasts Making A Play For Everyone? [Episode 15]

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5 Ways To Quickly Grow Your Business Podcast [Episode 14]

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Are Conferences and Meetups Good For Business Podcasters? [Episode 13]

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Does Your Podcast's Brand Match Your Business? [Episode 12]

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There's More To Podcasting Than Just Interviews [Episode 11]

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Perfection Isn't The Enemy of Podcasting [Episode 10]

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Why You Should (Happily) Pay For Podcast Hosting [Episode 9]

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Business Podcasters Need To Be Writers Too [Episode 8]

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What IGTV Can Teach Business Podcasters [Episode 7]

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Podcasting Now More Popular Than Blogging [Episode 6]

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What Podcasters Can Learn From Sandwich Makers [Episode 5]

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Optimizing the Listener Experience for Noobs [Episode 4]

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Metrics-Based Subscriber Growth [Episode 3]

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Math Is The Enemy Of Podcast Monetization [Episode 2]

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Pontificating on Google Podcasts [Episode 1]