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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.

Episode notes last updated on December 28, 2019 23:48


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Did Your Podcast Grow In 2019? [Episode 246]
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The End Of Painful Podcasting On Smart Speakers [Episode 245G]
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Perfecting your Podcast's PR Pitch [Episode 245F]
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Simpler Podcasting As A Survival Technique [Episode 245E]
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Share Your Work To Make A Better Podcast [Episode 245D]
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Keeping Your Show Relevant Is All Relative [Episode 245C]
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The Press, Your Podcast, And All Of Podcasting [Episode 245B]
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There Is No Competition For You To Bury [Episode 245A]
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Social Scrubbing For A Pristine Podcast [Episode 245]
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Driving Downloads From Drive-Bys [Episode 244]
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Sharing Sharable Info In Show Notes For Your Podcast [Episode 243]
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What Podcasters Can Learn From Tennis Players [Episode 242]
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How To Make A Podcast Worth Paying For [Episode 241]
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The Future of Podcasting Will Be Driven By Data [Episode 240]
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Tilting At Podcasting's Apple-Shaped Windmill [Episode 239]
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Podcasting: Precursor To Publishing Pizzazz [Episode 238]
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From Podcast Listeners to Podcast Learners [Episode 237]
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How A Newsletter Can Catch Your Podcast's Overflow [Episode 236]
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How Bob Ross Ruined Live Podcasting [Episode 235]
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Breaking for SiglerFest2K19 [Bonus]
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If All The World's A Stage, I Want Better Podcasting [Episode 234]
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Stop The Presses! Print Plies Podcasting Prowess [Episode 233]
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Who Birthed Who? Radio & Podcasting For The Future [Episode 232]
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Podcasting is Better Than TV. Film At 11. [Episode 231]
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Are Podcast Apps Part Of Podcasting's Problems? [Episode 230]
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Angling for Titles That Are More Than Just The Topic [Episode 229]
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Less Old White Men In Podcasting's Future [Episode 228]
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Podcasting Spins Off Something Brand New [Episode 227]
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Betting On Bits For Better Podcasting [Episode 226]
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Surviving The Cold War Of Podcast Advertising [Episode 225]
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A Future Reckoning For The Podcast Ad Bubble [Episode 224]
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Solving Future Podcast Discovery Problems [Episode 223]
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Exploring Podcasting's Cost-Free Future [Episode 222]
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Frenzy or Famine: The Future of RSS in Podcasting [Episode 221]
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Mitigating Future Threats To Hobbyist Podcasting [Episode 220]
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Premium Podcasting Will Soon Dominate The Short Head [Episode 219]
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Podcasting Has A Hub-and-Spoke Problem [Episode 218]
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Let Your Podcast Live Where Your Audience Lives [Episode 217]
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Be Where Today's Podcast Listeners Expect You To Be [Episode 216]
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One Week Break - Aug 26, 2019
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How To Make Accessible Podcast Audio In 5 Easy Steps [Episode 215]
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Make An Accessible Podcast With The Right Equipment & Environment [Episode 214]
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Captioning Your Podcast With A Transcript For Those With Hearing Loss [Episode 213]
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Hearing Loss, Accessibility, and Your Podcast [Episode 212]
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Podcasting's Two-and-a-Half-Men Problem [Episode 211 Bonus E]
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Podcast Movement 2019 - Making Friends Will Make Podcasting Better [Episode 211D]
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Podcast Movement 2019 - A Little Hoarse & A Lot Of Awesome [Episode 211 Bonus C]
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Podcast Movement 2019 - As It Turns Out, I Don't Know Everything [Episode 211 Bonus B]
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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]
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